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MARVELS PROJECT #1 (OF 8)

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING
Variant Cover by GERALD PAREL
70th Anniversary Party Variant by PHIL JIMENEZ
The centerpiece of Marvel's 70th Anniversary celebration! Who is the mysterious old man who lies on his deathbed in a hospital in 1939, and how does his passing mark the beginning of the first heroic age of the Marvel Universe - and signal the rise of the superhumans? Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting unveil the defining story of the origin of the Marvel Universe, revealing the hidden connections that unite the earliest costumed champions, and whose reverberations are felt dramatically into the present day! It's a world on the brink of war, and the race is on to create the world's first super-soldier! Witness the first days of the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner, and many more-- how they shaped the world to come, and how the future they would create in turn shaped them! The must-read event of the season for any Marvel fan from the Award-Winning creators who redefined Captain America for the modern audience!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory ...$3.99

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TOP 10 COMICS FOR THIS WEEK
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  1) ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1
  2) BLACKEST NIGHT #2 (OF 8)
  3) UNCANNY X-MEN #514 DAX
  4) ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1
  5) BLACKEST NIGHT BATMAN #1 (OF 3)
  6) GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
  7) MARVELS PROJECT #1 (OF 8)
  8) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #602
  9) ADVENTURE COMICS #1
10) BATMAN #689

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11) DEADPOOL #13
12) RED ROBIN #3
13) CABLE #17
14) ACTION COMICS #880
15) SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2009 #1
16) MS MARVEL #43 DKR
17) TITANS #16
18) WEDNESDAY COMICS #6 (OF 12)
19) INCREDIBLE HERCULES #132
20) RED CIRCLE INFERNO #1

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ANGEL ONLY HUMAN #1 (OF 4)
BLACKEST NIGHT BATMAN #1 (OF 3)
CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER O/WAR TO SOLDIER ON
DOMINIC FORTUNE #1 (OF 4) (MR)
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #1
FARSCAPE DARGOS TRIAL #1
GI JOE SPECIAL HELIX
G-MAN CAPE CRISIS #1 (OF 5)
GRIMJACK MANX CAT #1
HERCULES KNIVES OF KUSH #1
MARVEL COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY
MARVELS PROJECT #1 (OF 8)
RED CIRCLE INFERNO #1
RED HERRING #1 (OF 6)
STAR TREK NERO #1
STARSTRUCK #1
SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2009 #1
TRANSFORMERS BEST O/T UK PREY #1 (OF 5)
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1

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MARVEL COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY $4.99 $2.99
MARVELS PROJECT #1 (OF 8) $3.99 $2.39
RED CIRCLE INFERNO #1 $2.99 $1.79
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BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 $14.99
PUNISHER WAR ZONE TP $19.99 $11.99
SANDMAN BY JOE SIMON AND JACK KIRBY HC $39.99 $23.99
TOTAL $100.93 $60.55

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35 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #602
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #602 70TH FRAME VAR
CABLE #17
CABLE #17 70TH FRAME LIEFELD VAR
CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR TO SOLDIER ON
DARK X-MEN BEGINNING #1 (OF 3) 2ND PTG VAR
DEADPOOL #13
DEADPOOL #13 70TH FRAME SEGOVIA VAR
DOMINIC FORTUNE #1 (OF 4) (MR)
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #132
KABUKI REFLECTIONS #14 (MR)
LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS #4 (OF 4)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #14
MARVEL COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY
MARVEL DIVAS #2 (OF 4)
MARVEL SPOTLIGHT SUMMER EVENTS
MARVELS PROJECT #1 (OF 8)
MARVELS PROJECT #1 (OF 8) MCNIVEN VAR
MARVELS PROJECT #1 (OF 8) PAREL VAR
MS MARVEL #43 70TH FRAME VAR DKR
MS MARVEL #43 DKR
PRIDE & PREJUDICE #5 (OF 5)
SCOURGE OF GODS FALL #2 (OF 3) (MR)
THOR TALES OF ASGARD BY LEE & KIRBY #4 (OF 6)
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1 SPECIAL VAR
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1 YU VILLAIN VAR
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1 DJURDJEVIC VILLAIN VAR
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1 SPECIAL VAR
UNCANNY X-MEN #514 70TH FRAME TOLIBAO VAR DAX
UNCANNY X-MEN #514 BIANCHI VAR DAX
UNCANNY X-MEN #514 DAX
UNCANNY X-MEN FIRST CLASS #2 (OF 8)
X-MEN FOREVER #5
30 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
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ACTION COMICS #880
ADVENTURE COMICS #1
ADVENTURE COMICS #504 VAR ED
BATMAN #689
BLACKEST NIGHT #2 (OF 8)
BLACKEST NIGHT #2 (OF 8) VAR ED
BLACKEST NIGHT BATMAN #1 (OF 3)
BLACKEST NIGHT BATMAN #1 (OF 3) VAR ED
BOOSTER GOLD #23
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #40
DMZ #44 (MR)
FABLES #87 (MR)
FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH ESCAPE #4 (OF 6)
GEN 13 #31
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #1 2ND PTG
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #23
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39 VAR ED (BLACKEST NIGHT)
JSA VS KOBRA #3 (OF 6)
LOONEY TUNES #177
PROTOTYPE #5 (OF 6) (MR)
REBELS #7
RED CIRCLE INFERNO #1
RED HERRING #1 (OF 6)
RED ROBIN #2 2ND PTG
RED ROBIN #3
SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2009 #1
TITANS #16
UNWRITTEN #4 (MR)
WEDNESDAY COMICS #6 (OF 12)
11 IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
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ANGEL ONLY HUMAN #1 (OF 4)
FARSCAPE DARGOS TRIAL #1
FROM THE ASHES #3
GI JOE #8
GI JOE #8 10 COPY VIRGIN CHAYKIN CVR INCV
GI JOE SPECIAL HELIX
GRIMJACK MANX CAT #1
STAR TREK NERO #1
STARSTRUCK #1
TRANSFORMERS BEST O/T UK PREY #1 (OF 5)
TRANSFORMERS TALES O/T FALLEN #1 (OF 5)
10 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
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DARKNESS #79 LUCAS CVR A (MR)
DARKNESS #79 PORTACIO CVR B (MR)
DEAD AT 17 AFTERBIRTH #3 (OF 4)
DESCENDANT #2 (OF 3)
EXISTENCE 2.0 #2 (OF 3)
G-MAN CAPE CRISIS #1 (OF 5)
MICE TEMPLAR DESTINY #2
MILO VENTIMIGLIA PRESENTS BERSERKER #2 HAUN CVR B
MILO VENTIMIGLIA PRESENTS BERSERKER #2 KEOWN CVR A
WALKING DEAD #64 (MR)
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BPRD 1947 #2 (OF 5)
HELLBOY WILD HUNT #5 (OF 8)
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #8
WEREWOLVES ON THE MOON VERSUS VAMPIRES #3 (OF 3)
21 INDEPENDENT TITLES THIS WEEK
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ARCHIE & FRIENDS #134
ATOMIKA #10 (OF 12)
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #2 (OF 24) SIENKIEWICZ C
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #1 (OF 6) CVR A CAMPBELL
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #1 (OF 6) CVR B MELO
GARTH ENNIS CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD LAST BATTLE PREVIEW (MR)
GOLD DIGGER TIFFANY & CHARLOTTE 2ND SEMESTER #2 (OF 4)
HACK SLASH SERIES #25 A CVR SEELEY (MR)
HACK SLASH SERIES #25 B CVR CASELLI (MR)
HERCULES KNIVES OF KUSH #1 (OF 5) A CVR STERANKO
HERCULES KNIVES OF KUSH #1 (OF 5) B CVR LANGLEY
HERO COMICS HERO INITIATIVE BENEFIT BOOK
KILLER #10 (OF 10) (MR)
MANGALICIOUS TICK #2 (OF 4)
NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #172
PS238 #40
SHERLOCK HOLMES & KOLCHAK #3 (OF 3) PADROSIAN CVR (RES)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #203
STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #8 A CVR CHAMBA
STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #8 B CVR DOGAN
TOY STORY MYSTERIOUS STRANGER #4 (OF 4)
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73 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
ACTION FIGURES (2)
MARVEL UNIVERSE AF ASST 200906
OWLY PLUSH TOY 2ND ED
BOOKS (4)
DRAGONLANCE LOST CHRON VOL 03 DRAGONS HOURGLASS MAGE HC
EBERRON DRACONIC PROPHECIES BK 03 DRAGON WAR HC
FR CLERIC QUINTET BK 04 FALLEN FORTRESS MMPB
FR WILDS EDGE OF CHAOS MMPB
CARDS (4)
TOPPS 2009 CHROME MLB T/C BOX (NET)
TOPPS 2009 HOBBY NFL T/C BOX (NET)
UPPER DECK 2009 10 VICTORY NHL T/C BOX (NET)
UPPER DECK 2009 X MLB T/C BOX (NET)
MAGAZINES (32)
ANTIQUES AND FINE ART #9.5
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #201
BASEBALL AMERICA #917
BECKETT FANTASY SPORTS FALL 2009
CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #96 NIGHTHAWK
CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #97 BLINK
CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #98 GLADIATOR
CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG XAVIER 2 PACK
COIN VALUES #7.10
COOKS ILLUSTRATED #100
DC SUPERHERO FIGURINE COLL MAG #14 SUPERGIRL
DC SUPERHERO FIGURINE COLL MAG #15 SHAZAM
DC SUPERHERO FIGURINE COLL MAG #32 SUPERMAN PRIME
DC SUPERHERO FIGURINE COLL MAG #33 HAWKMAN
FANGORIA #286
FILMFAX #121
ILLO MAGAZINE #2 (RES)
ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #3 NEW PTG
LEES TOY REVIEW #201 AUG 2009
LOST #24-NEWSTAND EDITION
LOST OFFICIAL MAGAZINE #24 SPECIAL PX ED
MODEL CAR RACING #47
PAINT WORKS 1009
PREHISTORIC TIMES #90
RADIO CONTROL ROCK CRAWLER ANNUAL 2009
RC SPORT FLYER #14.9
READY MADE #42
TABU TATTOO #39
TOYFARE #146 DST STAR WARS UQS CVR
VIDEO WATCHDOG #150
WRITER 0909
WWE MAGAZINE 0909
TRADES (31)
BAKEGYAMON GN VOL 03
BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP
BATTLE OF GENRYU ORIGIN VOL 01
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
BRIT TP VOL 03
CHARLATAN BALL TP
FABLES TP VOL 12 THE DARK AGES (MR)
GERONIMO STILTON GN VOL 01 DISCOVERY OF AMERICA
GERONIMO STILTON GN VOL 02 SECRET O/T SPHINX
IKIGAMI ULTIMATE LIMIT GN VOL 02 (MR)
INU YASHA TP VOL 39
INVINCIBLE TP VOL 11 HAPPY DAYS
MAGIC TOUCH GN VOL 03
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 13 DIGEST
OISHINBO GN VOL 04 FISH SUSHI & SASHIMI
OLD MAN WINTER & OTHER SORDID TALES GN (MR)
PUNISHER WAR ZONE TP
ROBIN SEARCH FOR A HERO TP
RUNAWAYS PRIDE & JOY TP
SANDMAN BY JOE SIMON AND JACK KIRBY HC
SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE FLASH TP VOL 03
SUPREME POWER PREM HC HYPERION
THOR BY J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI TP VOL 02
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 06
ULTIMATE X-MEN HC VOL 09
UNIVERSAL WAR ONE PREM HC REVELATIONS
VAMPIRE DANCE TP
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME
WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS TP NINJAS GODS AND DIVAS
WOLVERINE TP FLIES TO A SPIDER
X-MEN FIRST CLASS TP FINALS GN
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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
DAX=Dark Avengers/X-Men
DKR=Dark Reign
DLX=Deluxe
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
XMW=X-Men Messiah War

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