Marvel Advance Solicitations for May, 2008

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Marvel has provided CBR News with advance images and solicitation images for new comics on sale in April 2008. The full list of Marvel's April solicitations will be available Tuesday morning at 9:00am (PST). When you're done checking out these exciting previews, be sure to stop by CBR's X-Books forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.

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CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI: 13 #1
Written by PAUL CORNELL


Penciled by LEONARD KIRK


Cover by BRYAN HITCH


SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!


The Skrull Invasion isn't restricted to the US. When the Skrull Invasion hits England, only Captain Britain and MI: 13 stand in their way. Can they find out what the Skrulls are after before it's too late?


32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #498
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Penciled by MIKE CHOI


Cover by BILLY TAN


Cyclops and Emma Frost are trapped in far-out San Francisco – a city that looks and feels likes it's the summer of '69. But there's nothing groovy about this trip. Unless they can find the source of the strange transformation, Angel may lose his sanity - along with eight million other people. Meanwhile, Wolverine, Colossus and Nightcrawler face a red menace deep in the heart of Mother Russia.


32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #211 & 212
Written by MIKE CAREY


Penciled by SCOT EATON


Cover by DAVID FINCH


Sins of the Father, part 1 of 3. Professor X is trying to rebuild memories of his past using other people's minds. But the past is coming back to haunt him in another way, as a swathe of tragic deaths turns out to be linked by only one factor: Brian Xavier, the Professor's long-dead father. And solving the mystery means paying a visit to the Hellfire Club...


32 PGS. (each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)

X-FACTOR #31
Written by PETER DAVID


Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI


Cover by GLENN FABRY


Never has a title said it all quite like "The Middle East Side is Burning." X-Factor's battle with Arcade may be over, but the former Mutant Town is now paying the price. Walled in, cut off from any possible aid, the residents of the Middle East Side are hemmed in by flames on all sides, and their only hope of survival are the embattled members of X-Factor.


32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR: THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
Written by PETER DAVID


Pencils by PABLO RAIMONDI


Cover by BOO COOK


He's gone from the son of the one of the world's greatest villains, to one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes and then to one of the world's greatest villains in his own right. Now, Pietro Maximoff, Quicksilver, the man behind the Decimation of the world's mutants finds himself depowered and trapped in a prison cell, where he must confront all the demons of his past. Be sure not to miss this momentous, unforgettable story of the world's former fastest mutant, with an ending that will have massive ramification for the mutant universe.


32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE #3
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI


Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.


Your name is Nathan Summers. You've just met a nice Jersey girl. She's blonde, soft-spoken, and she doesn't mind the fact that you have a kid…or a bullet in your chest…or a big scary guy with a robot arm that wants to kill you. But you can't stay here. The future of mutantkind is resting on your shoulders and the longer you stick around, playing house, the bigger the risk. Especially when an old friend comes blasting out of the past...


32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #4
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE


Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (Bloody Variant also available)


The Purifiers have gathered the most deadly pieces of the X-Men's past- but their plans are far from over...While Bastion continues to shape the future, Mathew Risman sets in motion an attack that will forever change two of our heroes. If the team can't stop them from achieving their ultimate goal, mutantkind has little hope of survival.


32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

YOUNG X-MEN #2
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM


Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE


Cover by TERRY DODSON


Who are the New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and what do Dani Moonstar and Magma have to do with it? Whatever their plan is, Cyclops has put together the Young X-Men to stop them. But can they survive?


32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GENEXT #1 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER


Cover by DOUG GREGORY ALEXANDER


You asked for it, X-Fans, and now, you got it! Marvel.com asked you what Chris Claremont's next project should be. You, the fans, said you wanted to know what today's new generation of X-Men would be like if the Marvel Universe aged in real-time! Who are the children of the X-Men? And what happened to the original team, Professor X, and Magneto after over 30 years of conflict, victories, and tragedies? Now, at last, the answers arrive as beloved X-Men scribe Chris Claremont reveals an all-new generation of mutant teens!


32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ANGEL: REVELATIONS #1 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Art and Cover by ADAM POLLINA


"The Annunciation"


Warren Worthington III has it made. A senior at St. Joseph's Prep, he's smart, tall, handsome, and rich; a star both on the field and in the classroom. All the girls want to date him, all the guys want to be him. There's just one problem…Warren's changing. Something's happening to his body–humps have started to grow under his shoulder blades, and they're getting bigger and more painful every day. See the never-before-told origin of one of the X-Men's five founding members, and his first encounter with an unsolvable, unrelenting evil…the Hunter. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN), with groundbreaking art by Adam Pollina (X-FORCE), who returns with a vengeance to the X-Men!


32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Rated A …$3.99

WOLVERINE: THE AMAZING IMMORTAL MAN AND OTHER BLOODY TALES
Written by DAVID LAPHAM


Art by DAVID LAPHAM, KELLY GOODINE & JOHNNY TIMMONS


Cover by Simone Bianchi


Step right up, one and all! But be forewarned, the grisly specimens on display are not intended for the faint of heart or weak of constitution! Steel yourselves for the most astonishing, most awe-inspiring and most revolting of Mother Nature's rare mistakes! Three -- count them, ladies and gentlemen, THREE -- stomach-turning tales to terrify and delight are packed into this freak-show menagerie, starring that most tenacious survivor of genetic adversity, that hardy bottom-feeder at the fringes of our civil society…the hirsute, unkillable half-animal…WOOOOLVERINE!


40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

LOGAN #3 (of 3)
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Pencils & Cover by EDUARDO RISSO


In the gut-wrenching conclusion to Vaughan and Risso's epic story, Wolverine must make the single most difficult decision of his long and bloody career.


32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

LOGAN #3
(BLACK AND WHITE VARIANT)


24 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE #65
Written by JASON AARON


Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY


"GET MYSTIQUE," Part 4


"Get Mystique" comes to its bloody conclusion in the deserts of Iraq. The quest for Mystique is over, and now the no-holds-barred face-off between her and Logan begins. Only one will walk away, but both will pay a price.


32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #25
Written by DANIEL WAY


Penciled by STEVE DILLON


Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI


"The Deep End," Part 5 (of 5)


The trap has sprung. Wolverine is Deadpool's prisoner. But Deadpool isn't getting paid to deliver a prisoner-he's getting paid to take Logan out, once and for all. Is that even possible? Deadpool has found a way, but just as he's about to pull the trigger (so to speak)…the other trap springs! Be here for the completely twisted conclusion! Plus: Celebrate the 25th issue of WOLVERINE: ORIGINS with a special BONUS: the very first appearance of Deadpool, from NEW MUTANTS #98, plotted and penciled by ROB LIEFELD and scripted by FABIAN NICIEZA!


48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #3
Written by FRED VAN LENTE


Pencils & Cover by


SALVADOR ESPIN


"The Last Knights of Wundagore" (Part 1): Wolverine and Kitty Pryde travel to mysterious Mount Wundagore to seek a cure for Logan's bestial rages from the High Evolutionary. But they soon discover they are Earth's last hope against the ravenous hordes of the Evolutionary's most fearsome creation -- the rampaging Man-Beast!


32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #12
Written by JEFF PARKER


Penciled by ROGER CRUZ


Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN


"Hey! What's up with Cyke getting a whole issue to himself? Where's the Angel love?"


"Oh uh, yeah, Warren. We were just getting to you. A whole book, all you."


"Really?"


"Yeah, number 12. Oh, can we borrow a thousand bucks?"


"It's on my dresser! Woo-hoo, the ALL ANGEL issue!"


32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN ORIGIN: COLOSSUS
Written by CHRIS YOST


Pencils & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE


The origin of fan-favorite X-Man Colossus is finally revealed, brought to you by Chris Yost (New X-Men, Messiah Complex) and Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis). Deep in the wastes of Siberia, young Piotr Rasputin discovers his mutant abilities -- and becomes the newest target of the ruthless KGB! Guest-starring Professor Xavier.


48 pages/ Rated T+ … $3.99

NEW EXILES #6
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by ROBERTO CASTRO


Cover by ALAN DAVIS


Things aren't going so well for Morph, Cat, and Sage. First, they get benched by their team leader. Next, they're sucked into another dimension against their will. Once there, they immediately get caught in the middle of the oddest pair of star-crossed lovers since stars first crossed. Now, a deadly bounty hunter has been set on Morph, Sage is wrestling with inner demons, and Cat keeps…changing. So who's going to set the world right?


32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND BOOK 2 (of 2)
Written by MIKE CAREY, C.B. CEBULSKI, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI & ANDY SCHMIDT


Penciled by SCOTT EATON, DAVID LAFUENTE, FRAZER IRVING & MORE


Cover by BRANDON PETERSON


Exploring the fallout of Messiah CompleX, the second part of this collection of short stories follows some of our favorite mutants as they make their way in a world without the X-Men. And only those who adapt will survive. Featuring Beast, Dark Beast, Havok, Vulcan and Surge!


48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 
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