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

The Thanos Imperative #2
Cover Date: September 2010
Release Date: July 8, 2010
Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Artist: Miguel Sepulveda
Colorist: Jay David Ramos
Letterer: VC's Joe Caramagna
Assistant Editor: Rachel Pinnelas
Editor: Bill Rosemann
Cover Artist: Aleksi Briclot

At the frontline of the war at the Fault, Nova and Quasar continue their fight with the monsters from the Cancerverse. The WorldMind believes Richard Rider is being distracted by the kidnapping of Namorita. Rich comments that he's focused on the job.

The two heroes battle their way towards the Kree's stellar flagship. They find Triton, a member of the Inhumans, as a creature attempts to consume him. Suddenly, the Silver Surfer blasts his way through the monster's body! When Nova asks the Surfer if he is there to fight with them, he simply answers that he is only a herald.

They turn to see the Silver Surfer's master, Galactus, along with Aegis, Tenebrous and the Celestials as the cosmic abstracts have come to join the fight!

Meanwhile, in the Cancerverse, Star-Lord and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy continue their battle against the Cancerverse Defenders. Mantis delivers a knockout kick to Dr. Strange while Peter Quill shoots Hellcat in the stomach multiple times. At the same time, Gamora is engaged in a sword battle with Valkyrie which ends with the Asgardian being stabbed through the chest.

On another part of the battlefield, the Cancerverse version of the Sub-Mariner fights Drax. The destroyer punches through Namor's chest while ripping his arm off at the same time! Nearby, Cosmo uses his mental powers to cause the Hulk to die from a stroke.

As the Guardians group back together, Cosmo is shocked to discover that the Cancerverse Defenders are rising from the dead and have been evolved in their monster states! However, the Defenders find themselves afraid when they see the form of Thanos rising towards them!

The mad Titan unleashes his anger and power in a gigantic energy blast that obliterates the entire Defenders team. The master of destruction has the ability to deliver permanent death to the Cancerverse which was the reason Peter brought him with them.

Cosmo senses the arrival of another being. The team turns to find themselves facing the Cancerverse's Vision! However, the android informs the Guardians and Thanos that he means no harm.

Back in normal space, Major Victory is being taken to a holding cell. He quickly escapes his guards only to find himself knocked down by Lord Mar-Vell. Mar-Vell discovers that his prisoner is one of the temporal anomalies he has been searching for. He orders him to be taken to the cell where the other anomalies, including Namorita, are being held.

In the cell, the temporal captives explain to Vance Astro that Lord Mar-Vell is searching for a specific anomaly to activate the Necropsy. They don't know what the Necropsy is but the prisoners are trapped inside Thanos's old starship named Sanctuary!

Back at the Fault, the cosmic abstracts unleash a powerful attack against the Cancerverse ships. The Silver Surfer explains that more than just their universe is at stake. The Cancerverse is a threat to all universes since they are capable of remaking the fundamental laws of reality. Suddenly, Nova notices a change in the Fault!

A massive face begins to push its way through the very fabric of the Fault! The heroes and abstracts find themselves facing an overwhelmingly powerful starship with the skeletal head of Galactus on the front! It is... The Galactus Engine!


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