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1st printing. Collects Heroes for Hire (2010 3rd Series) #1-12, Spider-Island: Heroes for Hire (2011 Marvel) and Villains for Hire (2011 Marvel) #0.1 and #1-4. Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning . Art by BRAD WALKER, ROBERT ATKINS, TIM SEELEY, KYLE HOTZ , and Renato Arlem. "Hello hero, are you for hire?" With those words, Misty Knight enlists streetwise vigilantes to tackle the jobs no other super-team will. When she calls, people listen - including Falcon, Black Widow, Ghost Rider, Silver Sable, Moon Knight and Paladin! But while Misty takes control, the Puppet Master might be pulling strings of his own. Can Iron Fist and Punisher help her uncover the truth? The events of Fear Itself and Spider-Island call for some serious street-level do-gooding; luckily, Misty's little black book is crammed full of costumed contractors like Spider-Man, Black Panther, Satana, Shroud and Daimon Hellstrom! But when the manipulative Purple Man unleashes his Villains for Hire, she'll need a whole new recruitment policy: fight fire with fire! Softcover, 416 pages, full color. Cover price $34.99.
1st printing. Collects Punisher (1987-1995 2nd Series) #85-88, Punisher War Journal (1988-1995 1st Series) #61-64 and PUNISHER: WAR ZONE (1992-1995) #23-25. Written by Steven Grant, Chuck Dixon, and Larry Hama. Art by Hugh Haynes, Gary Kwapisz, and John Buscema. Cover by Michael Golden. Frank Castle stars in an explosive epic so big it took three titles to contain it! When the Punisher undertakes his most extravagant hit of all - collapsing an entire skyscraper on a group of crime bosses - he ends up dead himself! Or does he? With a vigilante vacuum on the streets, a host of psychopathic killers lays claim to the Punisher's crown - and iconic chest symbol! Take your pick from the skull-masked Hitman, jaded cop Lynn Michaels, postal worker Desmond Kline, media-savvy author Dean Swaybrick or British Frank-ophile Outlaw! Bullets fly as the pretenders take on criminals and each other, learning the hard way that to step into Castle's shoes is virtual suicide. But amid all the chaos, will the one, true Punisher make his return? Softcover, 344 pages, full color. Cover price $34.99.