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BLACK PANTHER #12

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) JEN BARTEL (CA) Daniel Acuna

THE "GATHERING OF MY NAME" REACHES A TURNING POINT! The can't-miss issue! Rising star JEN BARTEL returns for the end of the second groundbreaking arc. Years ago, the Black Panther departed Earth for the stars - and discovered an empire bigger than he could have dreamed. Learn at last how the King of Wakanda found himself a slave in the Vibranium mines of a half-familiar world. T'Challa's lost past is revealed here! Rated T

BLACK PANTHER #12

HEYJIN IM MARVEL BATTLE LINES VAR

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) JEN BARTEL (CA) Heyjin Im

THE "GATHERING OF MY NAME" REACHES A TURNING POINT! The can't-miss issue! Rising star JEN BARTEL returns for the end of the second groundbreaking arc. Years ago, the Black Panther departed Earth for the stars - and discovered an empire bigger than he could have dreamed. Learn at last how the King of Wakanda found himself a slave in the Vibranium mines of a half-familiar world. T'Challa's lost past is revealed here! Rated T

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS GN

(W) JEN BARTEL (A) JEN BARTEL (CA) JEN BARTEL

Stella's a bored teen who's part of the first generation to grow up immersed in a world of virtual reality games, in which she discovers a secret magical girl fight club. Now that she's gotten her wish of finding something exciting in her life, she also discovers a dark side to magical girls, and finds herself having to prove her worth in a series of tournaments where, if she loses, she can never come back. o Jen is currently working on Marvel's Storm with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. o Originally serialized on the digital platform Stela. " An extremely fun series. "-AV CLUB                        

MARVEL TALES AVENGERS #1 #0

(W) Stan Lee (A) Jack Kirby (CA) JEN BARTEL

Earth's Mightiest Heroes charge into action as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of our most impressive talent from the past eight decades. First, the old order changeth for the very first time in AVENGERS (1963) #16, as the original team gives way - and Stan Lee and Jack Kirby assemble Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver as Cap's Kooky Quartet! Then, in one of the greatest comic stories ever told, Roy Thomas and John Buscema introduce the most enigmatic android of all in AVENGERS (1963) #57 - behold, the Vision! Finally, in AVENGERS (1963) #264, crafted by Roger Stern and Buscema, meet the new Yellowjacket - who's about to feel the full sting of the wondrous Wasp! Rated T

MARVEL TALES IRON MAN #1 #0

(W) Stan Lee (A) Don Heck (CA) JEN BARTEL

The gleaming Golden Avenger steals the show as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of our most impressive talent from the past eight decades. First, Iron Man is born in the incredible origin story of Tony Stark, as told by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Don Heck in TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #39! Then, the unforgettable Pepper Potts enters Tony's life as his hard-working assistant in TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #45! And, in IRON MAN (1968) #150, the team supreme of Bob Layton, David Michelinie and John Romita Jr. tell a Shell-Head story for the ages! Trapped in the time-lost land of King Arthur, Iron Man battles Doctor Doom! Rated T

MYSTICONS GN #1

(W) Kate Leth (A) Megan Levens (CA) JEN BARTEL

Arkayna, Zarya, Emerald, and Piper-unexpected heroes who together become epic warriors-are drawn together by a prophecy to battle evil. Evil biker twins have been stealing and using magic to keep first place in a deadly drag racing circuit, causing mayhem on the streets of Drake City. It's up to the Mysticons to work together to save their city!

SPELL ON WHEELS TP

(W) Kate Leth (A) Megan Levens (CA) JEN BARTEL

Three young witches head out on an East Coast road trip to retrieve their stolen belongings and track down the mysterious thief before he can do any damage to-or with-their possessions. Collects Spell on Wheels #1-5.

THANOS #2 (OF 6)

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(W) Tini Howard (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) JEN BARTEL

NATURE VS. NURTURE! •  Did Thanos make Gamora who she is, or was she always the deadliest assassin in the galaxy? •  Plus, see the origins of Thanos' Black Order! Parental Advisory