Advance X-Men Solicitations for July, 2008

Mon, April 14th, 2008 at 10:58am PDT | Updated: April 14th, 2008 at 10:59am

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Marvel has provided CBR News with an advance look at new comics solicited for July, 2008, including the publisher's X-Men family of titles. The full Marvel solicitations for July will be published tomorrow morning -- April 15 -- at 9:00AM PST.

When you're through checking out these exciting solicitations, be sure to visit CBR's X-Men forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.

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ASTONISHING X-MEN #25

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils & Wraparound Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

It’s the book you’ve been waiting for.  The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi are ready to take the X-Men to the “Second Stage”! “Messiah CompleX” pulled the X-Men team together, “Divided We Stand” tore them apart.  Now the X-Men are back to business -- with a new look, a new base of operations, and a mystery to solve that will take them into previously uncharted territory and test them to their core!

SFX TIE-IN

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #500

Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION

Penciled by GREG LAND & TERRY DODSON

50/50 Wraparound Cover by ALEX ROSS

50/50 Wraparound Cover by GREG LAND

Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER

Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON

“SFX”, PART 1!

Sentinels? What? And Magneto? And is that the Master Mold? What the hell is going on in San Francisco now that the Uncanny X-Men have relocated there? They’ve got a new Headquarters and a new status quo as the gauntlet is thrown for a new era of mutantkind. It’s all here in the double-sized anniversary issue that sets up the plotlines that will be developed over the next year in UNCANNY. And it’s all brought to you by the hot writing team of Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (Immortal Iron Fist) and fan favorite artists Greg Land (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY) and Terry Dodson (SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT, Wonder Woman). New creators, new home. The future begins now.

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #214
Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Sinister’s machinations finally come to a head, after decades of preparations. Can Xavier discover the secrets to the plot against his mind before his loses his sanity? Or will he become another in a long line of victims? Either way, he just may learn things about his past he’ll come to regret. Guest starring Sebastian Shaw and the deadliest gator in the swamp, Gambit!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-FORCE #5
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Pencils & 50/50 Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

50/50 Bloody Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

“ANGELS AND DEMONS”

It began with one simple mission: Kill the Purifier leader Matthew Risman before he kills any more mutants. But everything went to hell…and now it gets worse. Wolfsbane’s decent continues. War rages between Risman and Bastion. The Choir rises. And if that weren’t enough... it’s X-FORCE VERSUS ARCHANGEL. Part 5 (of 6)

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

CABLE #5
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

Variant Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

The war that started in “Messiah CompleX” continues here!  Hang on to your Bjorn-straps, people: Here it is, the can’t-miss conclusion to “War Baby”! Both Cable and Bishop have crossed lines they thought they’d never cross. There’s no going back now.  And in the disaster-ravaged streets of a near-future Manhattan, it all comes down to which X-Man wants to accomplish his objective more.  The gloves are off…the guns are loaded…and nobody’s going to walk out of this one unscathed… including the baby!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

YOUNG X-MEN #4
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE

Cover by TERRY DODSON

“NEW GENESIS,” part 4 (of 5)

It’s the Young X-Men vs. the Hellfire Club! Will the kids survive? Marc Guggenheim (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, WOLVERINE, Eli Stone) and Yanick Paquette (ULTIMATE X-MEN) pack more surprises than you can handle into this issue. Do not miss this!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #67
Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

“OLD MAN LOGAN”

Logan owes the Hulk Gang. He owes them big, and they’re not the kind to let a debt slide, even for the guy who -- 50 years ago -- called himself Wolverine. So Logan’s agreed to a crazy ride across America with the blind archer, Hawkeye, to deliver a package to the East Coast. First stop: San Francisco…but only if Logan and Hawkeye can make it past -- the GHOST RIDERS. MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN -- the best-selling creative team of the 21st century -- continue the biggest Wolverine story the future has ever seen! Part 2 (of 8)

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

ANGEL: REVELATIONS #3 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

Art & Cover by ADAM POLLINA

Warren Worthington III thought he had it easy. Wealthy upbringing, posh prep school, hot girlfriend…but all of that ended when wings started growing from his back! Now the young man who will be Angel of the X-Men is embarking on his first adventure, and discovering what makes him a hero. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN) with groundbreaking art by Adam Pollina in his stunning return to the X-Men!

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

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #27
Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

Cover by GREG LAND

“SON OF X”

The origin of Daken, the son of Wolverine! Following in his father’s footsteps, Daken is inducted into a secret society of killers and trained by the master himself -- the mysterious being known as Romulus. But now that Daken has been freed from his master’s grasp by his father, Wolverine, has his training ended…or has it just begun? Part 2 (of 2).

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

GENEXT #3 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER

Cover by DOUG GREGORYALEXANDER

No-Name.  Her past is a mystery, both to her fellow students at the Xavier Institute as well as the faculty and staff.  Nevertheless, that past is coming back to haunt her.  When her teammates awake to find their nameless friend missing, there’s no way they can just let the matter go, no matter what the school’s headmasters say!  Continuing the story of the offspring of the X-Men we know from writer who made the X-Men what they are today, Chris Claremont!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

NEW EXILES #8
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT

Cover by ALAN DAVIS

The Exiles find themselves caught in a war on an Earth where Napoleon’s empire has been reigning for centuries, but the team has more than a few troubles to contend with.  Psylocke finds herself in the far east, where echoes of her past on her own Earth leave her reeling.  Gambit, meanwhile, finds himself in familiar waters on his first mission with the team, while the others get caught up in a web of politics and Imperial intrigue.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: ODD MEN OUT ONE-SHOT
Written by ROGER STERN & MICHAEL HIGGINS

Penciled by DAVE COCKRUM

Cover by ERIC NGUYEN

Featuring two never-before-seen stories illustrated by the late, legendary Dave Cockrum. First up, relive the history of the

X-Men, as recounted by Professor X and his old friend, former FBI Agent Fred Duncan. Then, the New Mutants " Rictor, Boom Boom, Cannonball, Rusty, Skids, Sunspot and Wolvesbane " face off against the Mad Thinker.

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #5
Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY

Cover by SALVADOR ESPIN

“TO ME, MY X-MEN! You must immediately pursue

Wolverine into Canada! He has defected back to ALPHA FLIGHT...and taken Kitty Pryde with him!”

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #14
Written by JEFF PARKER

Art and Cover by ROGER CRUZ

The X-Men's new friend Aaron isn't acting quite right. As it turns out, neither are the rest of the X-Series androids back at his secret facility. You might even say they're starting to become... murderously unstable.

PLUS: A Colleen Coover Cartoon!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: UNCANNY X-MEN 500 ISSUES CELEBRATION
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

In 1963, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby launched a new title that featured a band of teenagers and their wheelchair-bound mentor, all possessing an "X-Tra" power that made them unique...and feared by humanity. UNCANNY X-MEN went through some early highs and lows before exploding back onto the scene in the late 1970s under the auspices of Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and John Byrne " fast becoming a phenomenon that would break out of the comics industry and become a worldwide sensation. It would make characters like Wolverine, Phoenix and Rogue household names, and launch the careers of talents like Paul Smith, Marc Silvestri, Jim Lee and Joe Madureira " to name just a few. In honor of UNCANNY X-MEN's milestone 500th issue, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT throws a party to celebrate one of the greatest comics of all time. Join us as we look back at 500 issues worth of amazing characters, top creative talent and some of the most powerful stories in the medium.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #3
Written by PAUL CORNELL

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN, PART 3 (of 4)

It’s Science Fiction versus Fantasy as the war machines of the unstoppable Skrull army invade the magical realm of Avalon. Can Pete Wisdom and the rest of MI 13 keep the Skrulls from taking control of the world’s magic? Will this be our heroes’ finest hour? Or has the sun finally set on the British Isles? And what is Spitfire doing to that Skrull on the cover?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR #33
Written by PETER DAVID

Pencils by LARRY STROMAN

Cover by BOO COOK

Secret Invasion tie-in!  A She-Hulk crossover!  Darwin and Longshot show up!  New cover artist, Boo Cook! New

interior artist, Larry Stroman! And...oh yeah...X-Factor's new digs!  What do we have to do, put it in your hands

ourselves?!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN 500 ISSUES POSTER BOOK
Thirty-six posters celebrating 500 issues of

UNCANNY X-MEN!

72 PGS./No Rating …$6.99

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