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MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #1
70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Written by TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by CHRIS BURNHAM
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
The original Human Torch, Toro, the Sub-Mariner, the Angel and the Ferret team up to prevent Nazi saboteurs and one of the Torch's earliest foes from creating the ultimate weapon of mass destruction in this all-new 22 page story. Plus another 10 page classic vintage tale from Marvel's Golden Age!
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   1) CAPTAIN AMERICA #50
   2) HULK #12
   3) BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL #3 (OF 3)
   4) WOLVERINE WEAPON X #2
   5) UNCANNY X-MEN #510
   6) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #594
   7) FANTASTIC FOUR #566
   8) PUNISHER #5 DKR
   9) THUNDERBOLTS #132
 10) FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH DANCE #1 (OF 6)

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11) SUPERMAN BATMAN #60
12) AGENTS OF ATLAS #5 DKR
13)) PLANET SKAAR PROLOGUE ONE-SHOT
14) SUPERGIRL #41
15) TRINITY #51

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KILLAPALOOZA #1 (OF 6)
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #1 70TH SPECIAL
OLYMPUS #1 (IMAGE ED)
OZ WONDERLAND CHRONICLES JACK & CAT TALES #1
PLANET SKAAR PROLOGUE ONE-SHOT
ROBERT JORDANS WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #0
TRANSFORMERS REVENGE O/T FALLEN MOVIE ADAPT #1
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27 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
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AGENTS OF ATLAS #5 DKR
AGENTS OF ATLAS #5 MCGUINNESS VAR DKR (PP #863)
ALL NEW SAVAGE SHE-HULK #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG VALE VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #594
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #6
CAPTAIN AMERICA #50
DARK REIGN FANTASTIC FOUR #3 (OF 5) DKR
FANTASTIC FORCE #2 (OF 5)
FANTASTIC FOUR #566
HULK #12
HULK #12 A ADAMS VAR ED
MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #36
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION #2
PLANET SKAAR PROLOGUE ONE-SHOT
PUNISHER #5 DKR
SKRULL KILL KREW #2 (OF 5) DKR
TERROR INC APOCALYPSE SOON #2 (OF 4) (MR)
THUNDERBOLTS #132
TIMESTORM 2009 2099 #2 (OF 4)
UNCANNY X-MEN #510
UNCANNY X-MEN #510 CAMPBELL VAR
WOLVERINE NOIR #2 (OF 4)
WOLVERINE NOIR #2 (OF 4) CALERO VAR
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #2
X-MEN FOREVER ALPHA
YTHAQ NO ESCAPE #2 (OF 3) (MR)
22 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
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AIR #9 (MR)
BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL #1 (OF 3) 2ND PTG
BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL #3 (OF 3)
BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL #3 (OF 3) VAR ED
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #23
EX MACHINA #42 (MR)
FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH DANCE #1 (OF 6)
GEARS OF WAR #7 (MR)
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #20
HELLBLAZER #255 (MR)
JACK OF FABLES #34 (MR)
KILLAPALOOZA #1 (OF 6)
MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE #5 (OF 6)
OUTSIDERS #18
RESIDENT EVIL #2 (OF 6) (MR)
SCOOBY DOO #144
SUPERGIRL #41
SUPERMAN BATMAN #60
TINY TITANS #16
TRINITY #51
VIGILANTE #6
WORLD OF WARCRAFT #19
7 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
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CAPED #2 (OF 4)
FOUR EYES #3 (RES)
GREAT UNKNOWN #2 (OF 5)
INVINCIBLE #62
OLYMPUS #1 (IMAGE ED)
WITCHBLADE #127 SEJIC CVR A
WITCHBLADE #127 WALLER CVR B
3 DARK HORSE COMICS THIS WEEK
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CRIMINAL MACABRE CELL BLOCK 666 #4 (OF 4)
GIGANTIC #4 (OF 5)
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OLD REPUBLIC #41 DUELING AMBITIONS PT 3 (
35 INDEPENDENT TITLES THIS WEEK
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AANGEL #21
BLACK TERROR #4
BOYS HEROGASM #1 (MR)
CARS ROOKIE #2 (OF 4)
COMPLETE DRACULA #1 (OF 5)
DOCTOR WHO TIME MACHINATION
DREAMER #6
GI JOE #5
GOLD DIGGER MAIDENS OF TWILIGHT #4 (OF 4)
GOLD DIGGER SKETCHCARD ALBUM
GREATEST AMERICAN HERO #3 (OF 3)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #38
HACK SLASH SERIES #22 ABEL CVR B (MR)
HACK SLASH SERIES #22 SEELEY CVR A (MR)
HOTWIRE #3 (OF 5) BROOKS CVR B
HOTWIRE #3 (OF 5) PUGH CVR A
INCREDIBLES FAMILY MATTERS #2 (OF 4)
JIM BUTCHERS DRESDEN FILES STORM FRONT #4 (OF 4)
JUGHEAD #195
LOCKE & KEY HEAD GAMES #5
NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #170
OZ WONDERLAND CHRONICLES JACK & CAT TALES #1 CVR A (RES)
OZ WONDERLAND CHRONICLES JACK & CAT TALES #1 CVR B (RES)
PATRICIA BRIGGS MERCY THOMPSON HOMECOMING #3 (OF 4)
RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS 10TH MUSE 800 #2 (OF 4)
ROBERT JORDANS WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #0 PX CVR
ROBERT JORDANS WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #0 REG CVR
SIMPSONS COMICS #154
SIMPSONS COMICS TREASURE TROVE #4
STAR TREK ALIENS SPOTLIGHT ROMULANS
STEPHEN COLBERTS TEK JANSEN #5 (OF 5) (RES)
TALES OF TMNT #58
TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON #11
TRANSFORMERS REVENGE O/T FALLEN MOVIE ADAPT #1
WARRIORS OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION #2 (OF 5) (MR)
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115 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
APPAREL (3):
DCU STARS BY HUGHES T/S LG
SUPERGIRL METEOR BY HUGHES T/S LG (O/A)
WONDER WOMAN FLYING HIGH BY HUGHES T/S LG (O/A)
BOBBLE HEADS (1):
RED SKULL BOBBLE HEAD
BOOKS (2):
STATIONMASTER HC
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CARDS (1):
BOWMAN 2009 MLB T/C BOX
GAMES (5):
BABYLON 5 ACTA POWERS & PRINCIPALITIES SC (RES)
D&D 4TH ED MONSTER MANUAL 2
D&D CMG MONSTER MANUAL DANGEROUS DELVES PACK
SW RPG JEDI ACADEMY TRAINING MANUAL
WORLD OF WARCRAFT CMG: SPOILS OF WAR BOOSTER BOX
MAGAZINES (53):
A2000 AD #1631
2000 AD #1632
AIR BRUSH ACTION 0609
AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR 0709
ARCHIE DIGEST #254
ART SCENE INTERNATIONAL #85
ATLANTIC MONTHLY 0609
BASEBALL AMERICA #911
BLACK BELT #47.7
CEMETARY DANCE #60
CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #88 ABSORBING MAN
CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #90 WARLOCK
CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG SPECIAL MAN THING
COIN VALUES #7.7
COMICS REVUE #277
DARK DISCOVERIES #13
DC SUPERHERO FIGURINE COLL MAG #07 GREEN ARROW
DC SUPERHERO FIGURINE COLL MAG #08 WONDER WOMAN
DC SUPERHERO FIGURINE COLL MAG #25 DEADSHOT
DC SUPERHERO FIGURINE COLL MAG #26 PENGUIN
DC SUPERHERO FIGURINE COLL MAG SPECIAL DOOMSDAY
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1046
FANGORIA #284
FILM COMMENT 0609
GUITARIST 0509
HEAVY METAL 0709
HEROES #10-NEWSTAND EDITION
HEROES MAGAZINE #10 PX ED
HIGHLIGHTS 0609
HIGHLIGHTS HIGH FIVE 0609
HORN BOOK 0609
HORRORHOUND 0609
ILLINOIS GAME AND FISH #2009.6
JAMROCK 0609
LOCUS #580
MODEL MILITARY INTERNATIONAL #37
NEW SCIENTIST MAY 09-16, 2009
NORTH & SOUTH #11.3
PLAYBOY 0609
PREHISTORIC TIMES #89
PRO WRESTLING ILLUSTRATED 0709
RC SPORT FLYER #14.6
ROLLING STONE #1079
SFX #182
SHOJO BEAT 5.6
STAR TREK MAGAZINE #18 SPECIAL PX ED
STAR TREK MAGAZINE #18-NEWSTAND EDITION
TERMINATOR SALVATION
TERMINATOR SALVATION MAG SPECIAL PX ED
WOMEN AND GUNS 0609
WRITER 0609
WWE KIDS 0609
WWE MAGAZINE 0609
1 ADULT MAGAZINE SHIPPING THIS WEEK
TRADES (48):
ABATMAN MAD LOVE AND OTHER STORIES HC
BEN TEMPLESMITHS DRACULA GN
BIONICLE GN VOL 05 BATTLE OF VOYA NUI
BLACK PANTHER TP WHO IS BLACK PANTHER
BLOOD PLUS ADAGIO GN VOL 01
BOOSTER GOLD 52 PICK UP TP
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER OMNIBUS TP VOL 07
CASE CLOSED GN VOL 29
CLASSICS ILLUS HC VOL 05 HAMLET
CLOVER OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
FEMME NOIR TP VOL 01 DARK CITY DIARIES
FLINCH GN VOL 01 (MR)
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 18
GARY THE PIRATE GN
GI JOE BEST OF HAWK TP
G-MAN TP VOL 01 LEARNING TO FLY
GOON TP VOL 07 PLACE OF HEARTACHE & GRIEF
HEROES TP VOL 02
HULK WORLD WAR HULK HC
INUBAKA CRAZY FOR DOGS TP VOL 12
INVINCIBLE TP VOL 10 WHOS THE BOSS
JOHNNY HIRO TP VOL 01 (MR)
KEKKAISHI GN VOL 17
KODT BUNDLE OF TROUBLE TP VOL 25
KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE TP VOL 09 (MR)
LAPIS LAZULI CROWN VOL 01
MYSPACE DARK HORSE PRESENTS TP VOL 01
MYSPACE DARK HORSE PRESENTS TP VOL 02
NAME OF THE FLOWER VOL 02
NYX NO WAY HOME PREM HC
NYX NO WAY HOME PREM HC DM ED
OISHINBO GN VOL 03 RAMEN & GYOZA
PLUTO URASAWA X TEZUKA GN VOL 03
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL TP VOL 05 SECRET INVASION
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL TP VOL 05 SECRET INVASION DM ED
RANN THANAGAR HOLY WAR TP VOL 01
REAL GN VOL 04
SUPERMAN ENDING BATTLE TP
THOR BY J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI PREM HC VOL 02
THOR VISIONARIES WALT SIMONSON TP VOL 02 NEW PTG
TICK KARMA TORNADO COMPLETE WORKS TP
TINY TITANS TP VOL 02 ADVENTURES IN AWESOMENESS
TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP VOL 02 LUST FOR LIFE NEW ED (MR)
ULTIMATE GALACTUS TRILOGY TP
VAGABOND TP VOL 29 (MR)
VAGABOND VIZBIG ED GN VOL 03 (MR
WAR OF KINGS ROAD TO WAR OF KINGS TP
YOUNG X-MEN TP VOL 02 BOOK OF REVELATIONS
NO ADULT COMICS SHIPPING THIS WEEK
STATUES (2):
HEROES OF THE DCU BATMAN BUST
RED WOLF MINI-BUST
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"What does it mean above when it sez...."

2ND PTG= Second Printing
ANNIV=Anniversary
ASST=Assortment
BK=Book
BLK=Black
CCG=Collectable Card Game
COLL ED=Collected Edition
CURR PRTG=Current Printing
CVR=Cover
ED=Edition
DKR=Dark Reign
DLX=Deluxe
FOE= "Faces of Evil" DC event
FRGTN RLMS=Forgotten Realms
GN=Graphic Novel
HC=Hard Cover
INCV=Incentive Cover
LTD ED=Limited Edition
MED=Medium (as in a "Medium Sized Statue")
MLB=Major League Baseball
MMPB=Mass Media Paper Back
MMW=Marvel Master Works
(MR)=Mature Readers, this item is NOT intended for younger or more sensitive readers.
NBA=National Basketball Association
NFL=National Football League
NHL=National Hockey League
NOTE PRICE=Price is different from this titles regular price.
O/A=Order Again
PKT=Pocket
PTG=Printing
PX=Previews Exclusive
(RES)=Re-solicited
SC=Soft Cover
SER=Series
SI="Silent Invasion" storyline
TBA=To Be Announced
TKP=Tokyopop
TOS=Referencing Star Trek "THE ORIGINAL SERIES"
TP=Trade Paperback
T/C=Trading Card
T/S=Tee-Shirt
VAR=Variant
VOL or V.=Volume
WRAP CVR=Wraparound cover
XL=Extra Large

DATES: Many magazines have a numbered designation based on the month (s) and year of their release, which we list as a 4 digit number. EX: "0306" means March, 2006. "1205" means December, 2005

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