Marvel Advance Solicitations for June, 2008

Mon, March 17th, 2008 at 12:00am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

Marvel has provided CBR News with advance images and solicitation images for new comics on sale in June, 2008. The full list of Marvel's June 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 Marvel Comics forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.

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ETERNALS #1
Written by CHARLES KNAUF & DANIEL KNAUF

Art & 50/50 Cover by DANIEL ACUA

50/50 Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

The Gods Walk the Earth! In ancient times, the Celestials, a race of cosmic giants, came to Earth and created a race of powerful immortal beings: The Eternals! For a time, primitive man worshiped them as gods, but eventually they disappeared. Now, they have returned! One of the Celestials now towers over Golden Gate Park, standing in judgment over the Earth… but does he bring the end of the world? Following up on Neil Gaiman's best-selling series (and a recent appearance in the Incredible Hercules), join writers Charles and Daniel Knauf and rising superstar artist Daniel Acua, as Jack Kirby's Eternals return to walk among us!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #558
Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Who are the New Defenders, and why does their appearance on Earth foretell the eventual extinction of mankind? Who has liberated Doctor Doom from his incarceration awaiting trial, and why? And what's up with Valeria? (Oh, and the Fantastic Four are in it too...)

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI: 13 #2
Written by PAUL CORNELL

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

The Skrulls are winning in England. Their mysterious goal there could turn the tide of the invasion. The emergence of the fabled sword Excalibur (once again locked in stone) may lead to salvation. But who can claim the mythic weapon? Pete Wisdom? Spitfire? John the Skrull? The Black Knight ? And what is the fate of Captain Britain?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN SKETCHBOOK
Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils & Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI & SALVADOR LAROCCA

"Messiah Complex" pulled the X-Men team together; "Divided We Stand" tore them apart. This July, the X-Men get back to business – with a new base of operations and a new look! See it here first – with this exclusive preview! See the gorgeous costume redesigns for Wolverine, Cyclops, Emma Frost and more by emerging superstar Simone Bianchi (WOLVERINE: EVOLUTION)! This one-shot gives you a first up-close look at the blue-prints for the new "X-Men Mansion," courtesy of superstar Salvador Larocca. You won't believe your eyes!

32 PGS./ Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #499
Written by ED BRUBAKER

Pencils & Cover by MIKE CHOI

X-Men: Divided We Stand comes to its shocking conclusion! Cyclops and Emma come face to face against former allies.

Colossus, Wolverine and Nightcrawler scramble to get out of Russia alive. Witness the new status quo for the X-Men that will define their future!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #213
Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Xavier traces his history and the history of the X-Men to the core. What he finds will shock you. And what do Rogue, Gambit and Sebastian Shaw have to do with it?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-FACTOR #32
Written by PETER DAVID

Art by PABLO RAIMONDI

Cover by GLENN FABRY

After the recent loss of both Wolfsbane and Layla Miller, and the destruction and evacuation of the former Mutant Town, X-Factor is left questioning their purpose more than ever. At that lowest moment, Val Cooper and the O*N*E* step in, giving the group an ultimatum that will change everything about the team.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE #4
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

The second phase of the war that began in "Messiah Complex" continues! There's nothing better than catching up with an old war buddy, especially after the years have really started to pile up. You can rummage through the bad old days, revel in the glory days, and down quite a few beers on the back porch while the sun slips down over the horizon. But not so for Cable. Because his old war buddy has shown up with news that everyone he knows or cares about is dead. The battles are over, and they're the only ones left on the losing side. If that weren't enough, Bishop, their former ally, is just one bullet away from achieving his objective: killing the baby, and erasing the last shred of hope for mutantkind. All of the battles Cable has won mean nothing. Because suddenly, all of these years later, he's in real danger of losing the war.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #66
Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Wraparound Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER

"OLD MAN LOGAN" Part 1 (of 8)

MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN-who last teamed for the monumental CIVIL WAR-bring us the most important WOLVERINE story of the 21st Century. Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him…and in his place stands an old man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the HULK GANG. A man forced to help an old friend-the blind archer, HAWKEYE-to drive three thousand miles to secure his family's safety. Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-FORCE: AIN'T NO DOG
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON & JASON AARON

Penciled by JEFTE PALO & WERTHER DELL'EDERA

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

"Ain't No Dog": There will be blood. Gallons of it. Because Cyclops needs only one scalpel for a surgical strike mission and Logan's the ideal man for the job. Tonight, Wolverine flies solo-dressed in black and operating off the grid. And when the night is through, there will be mountains of corpses, and no one to answer to. What could be better? PLUS, this one-shot features a solo Warpath story, as he learns what it really means to go home again.

48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

YOUNG X-MEN #3
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE

Cover by TERRY DODSON

It's the Young X-Men vs. the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! A traitor is revealed and the casualties mount as the team goes to battle. We hope there are Young X-Men left when the smoke clears.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #4
Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art by SALVA ESPIN

Cover by ALAN DAVIS, MARK FARMER, & PAUL MOUNTS

"The Last Knights of Wundagore" (Part 2): Wolverine has been "evolved" out of his berserker instincts...Kitty Pryde has been mutated into a half-cat, half-human creature... And they are all that stands between an unsuspecting Earth and the ravenous hordes of the rampaging MAN-BEAST!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #13
Written by JEFF PARKER

Art by ROGER CRUZ &

COLLEEN COOVER

Cover by ROGER CRUZ &

GURU eFX

With every news story of the uncanny new people inhabiting our world, more Homo Sapiens grow fearful of a planet dominated by mutants. When really they should be worrying about an Earth dominated by robots! What should you really fear- an X-Man or... a MACHINE MAN?

PLUS: A Colleen Coover cartoon!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAME
Written by SIMON SPURRIER & RICK REMENDER

Art by BEN OLIVER & JEROME OPENA

Cover by BOO COOK

With bloodsports banned in the UK, a group of overfed Brit Aristos have relocated to the Louisiana forests. Their aim? To pit themselves (aided only by a vast pack of slavering hounds and their own copious wealth) against a truly worthy foe: a single, terrified fox. Sadly for them, there's more than one furry little critter in the woods tonight…Writer Simon Spurrier (Gutsville, Silver Surfer: In Thy Name) and superstar artist Ben Oliver (Ultimate X-Men, Ghost Rider Annual) present a brandy-swigging one-shot huntfest: 1-part ethical dilemma, 2-parts nationalistic clich, 659 parts insane slice'n'dice-o-rama. Snikt! Also, includes a special back-up story written by Fear Agents' Rick Remender and Jerome Opena!

48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #26
Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

Cover by GREG LAND

"SON OF X" Part 1 (of 2)

The origin of Daken, the son of Wolverine! Decades ago, during his time in Jasmine Falls, Wolverine fathered a child…a child whom he thought died with its mother. But Wolverine was mistaken-the child grew into a man. And that man just may be the deadliest being on the face of the Earth. How did that happen? Find out here!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

GENEXT #2 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by PARTICK SCHERBERGER

Cover by DOUG GREGORY ALEXANDER

Continuing the adventures of the newest generation of Xavier's School of students in a world where the X-Men premiered in 1963 and aged in real time. This issue, we focus on a member who is the grandson of a familiar mutant hero. He might not like school, but he does enjoy his burgeoning romance with the team's most mysterious member. Unfortunately for them both, her secret past is about rear its cybernetic head.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

NEW EXILES #7
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT

Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN

At the start of a new storyline, the New Exiles find themselves in a world that never moved past the age of empires! In a world where super heroes first appeared, oh, some 406 years ago, both politics and science have taken a dramatically different path, landing the Exiles right at the outbreak of war between the British and the French. Meanwhile, one of the Exiles' enemies has been gunning for Psylocke, but what will happen when he comes face to face with…Lady Mandarin?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ANGEL: REVELATIONS #2 (of 5)
Written by Roberto

Aguirre-Sacasa

Pencils & Cover by

Adam Pollina

The secret origin of the X-Men's ANGEL continues here! A single, tiny gene, hiding deep within teenaged Warren Worthington's DNA, sprang to life one day, and changed the world forever. Now Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa explores the never-before-witnessed dawn of Warren's new life as a mutant and hero. Featuring jaw-dropping art by Adam Pollina, who returns to the X-Men in bold, groundbreaking style!

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Rated T+ …$3.99

PUNISHER MAX: LITTLE BLACK BOOK
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER

Penciled by JEFTE PALO

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Celebrated crime novelist Victor Gischler (Gun Monkeys, Pistol Poets) delivers a blistering one-shot tale of Marvel's greatest vigilante! Vette's little black book is a treasure chest of dark secrets. Movie stars, politicians, gangsters -- they all pay to play. Tonight, she is making a house call…and the Punisher is riding shotgun. Because one of the names in that book is Carlos Ramirez, a powerful Miami drug lord who hides in an impenetrable fortress, and Vette is the Punisher's best ticket inside. Before the night is through, Vette will learn a thing or two about what really lurks in the hearts of men, about the difference between dogs and wolves.

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

WAR IS HELL: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE #4 (of 5)
Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Kaufmann racks up another kill but the thrill of combat is now gone. Replacements arrive to strengthen the squad but with little training and less experience, they seem easy prey for the deadly pilots of the Hun. Can Kaufmann teach them to survive in the unforgiving skies of war torn Europe? Can he even save himself?

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

PUNISHER #58
Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by GORAN PARLOV

Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

"VALLEY FORGE, VALLEY FORGE," PART 4

Garth Ennis concludes his seminal run on PUNISHER -- in style. An eight-man Special Forces Squad has been tasked to bring down the Punisher, by all means necessary -- honorable men who will be the ultimate test of Frank Castle's skills and his personal code. If anyone deserves Frank's vengeance, it's the men who gave the kill order. Men who'll do anything to destroy the proof of their war crimes. Men who underestimated their target.

32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99

 

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