Marvel's X-Books Solicitations for December, 2007

Mon, September 17th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Marvel Comics has given CBR News an advance look at the December, 2007 solicitations for their X-Men family of titles. The solicitation copy and cover images are below. The full solicitations from Marvel for December, 2007 will be available Tuesday morning at 9:00 AM Pacific. Don't forget to stop by CBR's X-Men forum to discuss these forthcoming titles with fellow fans.

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UNCANNY X-MEN #493

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by BILLY TAN

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by JIM CHEUNG

MESSIAH COMPLEX Part 6

Battered by Sinister, the X-Men retreat to the mansion to lick their wounds. But in the war for the future of mutantkind, the battle never ends. The school is overrun by a mysterious new player who enlists one of the X-Men's oldest foes. And when Cyclops learns who has the baby, he's forced to make a tough decision.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR #26

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

MESSIAH COMPLEX Part 7

A squad of X-Men track the mutant baby and its captor. But they're not alone in the hunt. Layla Miller and Madrox explore the future and learn the terrible fate of mutants. And Predator X claims another victim. And who is that woman with the finger claws?!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW X-MEN #45

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

MESSIAH COMPLEX Part 8

A three way melee erupts over the baby! Some want to kill it, some want to save it, and when the dust settles, not everyone is left standing. Meanwhile, Layla Miller and Madrox gather clues while Madrox Prime slips deeper into his coma.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN #206

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

MESSIAH COMPLEX Part 9

Layla Miller and Madrox make a startling discovery but their chances of escape appear bleak. The hunt for the baby continues as the casualties mount and a shocking turn of events reveals a traitor!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: X-MEN – MESSIAH COMPLEX

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

After the repercussions borne of House of M, the mutant universe faced its most dire challenge in a landscape sundered by the Decimation. As the mutant population dwindled and external threats multiplied, the mutant community, led by the X-Men, has seen better days. It's about to get worse. After doing their best to weather the storms that have rocked the other parts of the Marvel Universe, mutants now face the events of MESSIAH COMPLEX, which will bring the ramifications of "No More Mutants" to a resounding climax. Marvel Spotlight will be essential reading for fans to get up to speed on the creators and comics involved in this multi-title event, with insightful writer and artist interviews, plus a look back at other classic eras of X-Men.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX - MUTANT FILES

Written by ERIC J. MOREELS, CHAD ANDERSON, STUART VANDAL, DAVID WILTFONG, SEAN MCQUAID, CHRIS BIGGS, MICHAEL HOSKIN, MIKE FICHERA, RONALD BYRD & MADISON CARTER

Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

What's up with that whole Phoenix/Jean Grey business? Is Illyana Rasputin really back from the dead? Why can't the Shi'Ar and the Starjammers just get along? And what the heck is a Predator X? Find out in X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX MUTANT FILES – featuring profiles on teams like X-Factor Investigations, the New X-Men, the Exiles and Excalibur; new friends and foes such as Darwin, Armor, Anole, Korvus, Daken and Kimura; plus Cassandra Nova, Selene, Trish Tilby, the Savage Land Mutates, Mammomax, the Marauders and even a bonus X-Men Roster Update!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #24

Written by JOSS WHEDON

Pencils & 50/50 Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

"UNSTOPPABLE"

Everything, from #1 to now, comes down to this. Things will change. One will not return. This is the end. Or is it? Part 6 (of 6)

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #60

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

"LOGAN DIES," Part 3

Scimitar, the newest super-criminal organization in the Marvel Universe, went after Wolverine and killed his girlfriend and, shockingly, him. Now Wolverine's back and he's out for blood. The last time Wolverine went on a Vendetta, it was a commercial and critical smash. Just wait 'til you see what happens now! Marc (Wolverine: Vendetta) Guggenheim reunites with his Blade collaborator, the industry legend Howard Chaykin, for the most shocking Wolverine story ever!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #20

Written by DANIEL WAY

Art by STEVE DILLON

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

"Our War," Part 5 (of 5)

The epic WWII storyline comes to its chilling and tragic conclusion as Wolverine and Captain America part ways, taking their first steps down the paths they will follow for the next sixty years - one to his death and one back to where he began.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: FIREBREAK ONE-SHOT

Written by MIKE CAREY

Art and Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

A brand-new, stand-alone story by X-MEN's Mike Carey and OMEGA FLIGHT's Scott Kolins! Everyone knows that Wolverine is an expert tracker, but what about when he's been blinded? The fighting Canadian must lead a vacationing family out of the woods, using only his 4 remaining senses and the help of that same family. Things get more complicated, however, with a visit from Advanced Idea Mechanics. Also, as an added bonus: a special back-up story by Macon Blair (24Seven) and Vasilis Lolos (Pirates of Coney Island).

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

EXILES #100

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

Adios, Exiles! They've left their footprints across the multiverse for a hundred issues, but what threat will make Blink and Co. close up shop for good? It's not what you expect! And what's this we hear about an all NEW EXILES…Also! Re-presenting the classic Exiles #1 by Judd Winnick and Mike McKone!

64 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

X-MEN: DIE BY THE SWORD #4 & #5 (of 5)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by

JUAN ROMAN CANO SANTACRUZ

& CAFU

Cover by JELENA DJURDJEVIC

Cap is back! No, not that one. Captain Britain returns, but he may be too late to prevent casualties amongst the Exiles and Excalibur as the true threat to all that is stands revealed! Good thing the Captain has brought along a few old friends…Don't miss the shocking end of the crossover that sets up the Exiles series finale!

32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated A …$2.99 (EACH)

X-MEN: EMPEROR VULCAN #4 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST Penciled by PACO DIAZ LUQUE

Cover by BILLY TAN

It's super-powered space warfare as Polaris leads the Starjammers and the Imperial Guard into battle, while Havok and Vulcan face off against a villain who is way out of their league. And will Marvel Girl's personal vendetta against the Shi'Ar cause her to do the unthinkable? It's the penultimate chapter as the situation goes from "horrible" to "end of all that is."

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE & DEADPOOL #48

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Penciled by REILLY BROWN

Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

With his best pal gone, Deadpool continues his trek through time and space, spreading friendship and mercenary whoop-@$$ throughout the cosmos. After concluding his mysterious mission for Dr. Strange, Deadpool finds himself in the middle of a Louisiana swamp, confronted by He-Who-Has-Died-Twice, the Master of All Reptiles himself, BROTHER VOODOO. What shenanigans await these two? Find out in "Alone Again, Naturally" part 6!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #7

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by JULIA BAX

Cover by ERIC NGUYEN

"Huh. We done got our powers back."

"Ayep."

"But they're outta control."

"Ayep."

"Guess we're gonna be breakin' a buncha stuff."

"Dag."

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

 
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