Infinity Gauntlet Marvel Select HC Infinity Gauntlet Marvel Select HC - Written by Jim Starlin. Art by George Perez & Ron Lim. Cover by George Perez.

For the dark Titan, Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet was the Holy Grail - the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else.

With it came omnipotence: absolute control of all aspects of time, space, power, reality, the mind and the soul. But his gaining of supreme might meant the beginning of a dark nightmare for the entire universe.

Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious Adam Warlock, Earth's super heroes join in a desperate attempt to thwart this nihilistic god's insane plunge into galactic self-destruction.

Should the heroes fail, the astral gods of the universe wait to step into the fray. But in such an awesome cosmic conflict, will anyone survive?

It's one of the greatest blockbusters of all, from cosmic maestro Jim Starlin, the legendary George Perez and fan-favorite Ron Lim!

COLLECTING: INFINITY GAUNTLET (1991) 1-6

Rated T - 256 pgs./$29.99 - On Sale July 1st


What If? Classic: The Complete Collection Vol. 4 TPB What If? Classic: The Complete Collection Vol. 4 TPB - Written by John Byrne, Bill Mantlo, Tom DeFalco, Alan Weiss, David Anthony Kraft, David Michelinie, Rich Margopoulos, Alan Kupperberg, Alan Zelenetz, Peter B. Gillis & Mark Gruenwald. Art by John Byrne, Mike Vosburg, Arvell Jones, Alan Weiss, Paty Cockrum, Dan Reed, Alan Kupperberg, Ron Wilson, Butch Guice, Marc Silvestri, Ron Frenz, Bob Hall, Mark Gruenwald, Sal Buscema & Kelley Jones. Cover by Michael Golden.

More alternate-reality questions are answered!

Imagine a world where the Fantastic Four never gained their powers - or one where Stephen Strange never became Master of the Mystic Arts!

Consider the fates of the Thing and the Beast if they continued to mutate - or Spider-Man if Uncle Ben had lived!

Picture Conan the Barbarian meeting Thor - or finding himself stranded in the 20th century for good!

The Hulk goes berserk, Susan Richards dies in childbirth, Nova makes a life-changing decision and Galactus turns the Silver Surfer back into Norrin Radd!

But what if Loki had found Mjolnir before his brother - and what if the Marvel Universe ceased to exist?!

Plus: Thought-provoking tales featuring Daredevil, the Sub-Mariner, the Avengers and more!

Collecting WHAT IF? (1977) #36-47.

Rated T - 488 pgs./$39.99 - On Sale July 1st


Guardians of the Galaxy #4 Guardians of the Galaxy #4 - Written by Al Ewing. Art by Juann Cabal. Cover by Ivan Shavrin. Marvel Zombies Variant Cover by Mico Suayan.

The true Guardians have formed at long last - and their first mission is to defend a vital energy pipeline from a gang of unscrupulous ecoterrorists...

...including a rogue Nova, Moondragon's otherdimensional doppelganger, and a raccoon in a suit. And if you think you know where that's going... remember one thing.

This is the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. It can always get worse.

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale July 15th

I Am An Avenger #3
Cover Date: January 2011
Release Date: November 10, 2010
Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Penciler: Todd Nauck
Inker: Todd Nauck
Colorist: Wil Quintana
Letterer: Dave Lanphear
Editor: Rachel Pinnelas
Consulting Editor: Bill Rosemann
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Production: Mayela Gutierrez
Title: Like A Streak of Light

In New York City, Spider-Man is fighting a group of bank robbers when he discovers that they are aliens disguised as humans! However, the revelation doesn't stop the web-slinger from grabbing them with webbing and smashing them into each other. As he binds the criminals together with webbing, one of the bank customers points out to Spider-Man that the building is moving. Peter Parker looks out the window to see the entire structure has been levitated into space by a starship's tractor beam!

As the bank heads into space, Nova arrives to help. Richard Rider explains to the wall crawler that the robbers are Valgon Raiders. He also informs him that the WorldMind is attempting to override the ship's tractor beam controls and return the bank back to Earth.

While Nova holds off the Valgon's energy weapons, the WorldMind creates an empathic link with Spider-Man. During the link-up, the artificial sentience learns about friendship shared by the two Earth heroes. Peter interrupts the flashbacks in order to assist Nova against the extraterrestrials. They quickly capture the remaining aliens.

As they walk towards the bank's vault, Nova tells his fellow hero about meeting Steve Rogers earlier. Rich recalls how Steve told him that a new group of Avengers was being formed and that his cosmic experience and power would be valuable to it. Nova immediately accepted the invitation!

Back in the present, the human rocket wonders how the web-slinger felt when he was asked to join the Avengers. Peter points out that the important thing to remember is that the former Captain America believes they are good enough to part of Earth's mightiest group. Their conversation is interrupted when they come across the remaining three Valgons who have penetrated the vault. The two Avengers quickly subdue them.

Later, the WorldMind reveals that the Valgon Raiders were searching for the Teshtari Damnation Crucible. It had been left on Earth thousands of years ago and eventually became part of a billionaire's art collection. The crucible is a cosmological superweapon and the alien thieves were attempting to steal it for their own schemes. Nova tells Spider-Man that he will return it to the proper alien race.

As he leaves, Rich admits that he hopes to see Peter more often now that they are Avengers.


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