Advance X-Men Solicitations for August, 2008

Mon, May 19th, 2008 at 10:03am PDT | Updated: May 19th, 2008 at 10:22am

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CBR News Team, Editor

Marvel has provided CBR with an advance look at new comics from the publisher's X-Men line of titles set to ship in August, 2008. The full Marve solicitations for August will be published on CBR tomorrow morning, May 20, 9:00 AM 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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ANGEL: REVELATIONS #4 (of 5)

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

Pencils & Cover by ADAM POLLINA

THE LATEST SERIES FROM MARVEL KNIGHTS!

A tremendous evil has come for Warren Worthington. Now, not only is the boy with wings growing out of his back in deadly peril, but so are his friends. What is the devilish nature of the crucible that will forge a future X-Man? And how will this confused teenager rise to the occasion and become the hero his friends need him to be? All their lives depend on it…written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN) with astonishing art by Adam Pollina (X-FORCE).

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

ASTONISHING X-MEN #26

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils and Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

"GHOST BOX," PART 2

The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi 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. It all starts on a spaceship hovering 300 hundred feet above the twisted wreckage of Chaparanga Beach. Its sole inhabitant: the mysterious Subject X. Five minutes -- just five minutes is all he needs, all he’s asking for.

Can the X-Men afford to give it to him?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE #6

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Penciled by

Cover by ADI GRANOV

“HOMEFRONT”

Special double-sized issue featuring the Uncanny X-Men! Meanwhile, back in the present . . . In the aftermath of the “Messiah Complex” war, Cyclops took a leap of faith and allowed his son Cable to disappear into the time stream with the first new mutant birth since “M” day -- and the future of the dwindling mutant population -- tucked under his arm. Weeks later, he still waits for a sign, however small, that he made the right decision. With evidence pointing to the fact that Bishop has jumped into the timestream and is hot on Cable’s trail, the X-Men’s unquestioned leader is about to make one final power move to protect the fate of mutantkind " one that he might come to regret.

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI:13 #4

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

It's the final battle for Britain as MI-13 makes its last stand against the Skrulls. But the door to the darkness has been opened, and evil is loose in the world, and that might make even the end of the Secret Invasion look like the beginning of something much worse. Be here for the moment a team is created, a hero returns and a new legacy is born.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GENEXT #4 (of 5)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER

Cover by DOUG ALEXANDER GREGORY

When one of their own is in trouble, the next generation of X-Men doesn’t turn to their parents and grandparents (the original and all-new X-Men)…GeNext takes care of their own.  Follow Legendary X-Scribe Chris Claremont as he brings you the adventures of today’s X-Men, if the team aged in real-time.   This time, they’re on their own and out from under their predecessors’ shadows to do what they think is right: save their friend! Plus, back-up rarities from Marvel's X-vaults!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

NEW EXILES #9 & NEW EXILES #10

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT

Covers by ALEXANDER GARNER

The British and French empires are at each other’s throats, and the Exiles are barely able to catch their breath.  Perhaps the help of certain wheelchair-bound mutant teacher’s student body would come in handy?  Meanwhile in Chinese occupied Japan, Betsy struggles to deal with Lady Mandarin and Ogun.  Double your dose of alternate-reality adventure as two issues fly your way, wrapping up the third arc of New Exiles!

32 PGS. each/Rated A …$2.99 each

NYX: NO WAY HOME #1 (of 6)

Written by MARJORIE LIU

Penciled by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

Cover by ALINA URUSOV

Variant cover by JO CHEN

There’s no place like home"just ask young mutant KIDEN NIXON. She’s survived the hard streets of Manhattan, and she’s built a home"and a family"for herself, with her friends TATIANA, BOBBY SOUL and his LI’L BRO. But with fewer than 200 mutants left on the planet, Kiden’s become a target"and when somebody strikes at one of her friends, Kiden’s going to find out just how much farther she can fall! Don’t miss the breathtaking return of this beloved series, by NEW YORK TIMES best-selling writer MARJORIE LIU (the DIRK & STEELE SERIES) with stunning art by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY!

Plus"a special behind-the-scenes gallery!

SECRET INVASION: X-MEN #1 (of 4)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by CARY NORD

Cover by TERRY DODSON

It’s aliens vs. mutants as the Skrull Invasion hits the West Coast! X-Scribe Mike Carey and super-hot artist Cary Nord (ULTIMATE HUMAN) bring you a story that will shock X-Fans and have everyone talking for years to come. The Skrulls don’t expect the X-Men when they hit San Francisco, but don’t think they don’t have something very special prepared for Cyclops and his army when they find them at their new home. STARRING: ALL THE X-MEN. YUP. ALL OF THEM.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #97

Written by ARON E. COLEITE

Penciled by MARK BROOKS

Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

The battle lines of Ultimatum are drawn! Who is the true power behind Banshee? What is their connection to Wolverine and the X-Men? The answers will make the X-Men reconsider everything they've ever believed in! How can one ever be human again after being a god? It’s the shocking finale by Aron E. Coleite (TV’s Heroes) and Mark Brooks!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #501

Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND

Things start out grim for the newest X-Girl as the team gets settled into its new secret headquarters. Scott and Emma do what Scott and Emma do best-- but what's the secret project Scott's been building? And is anyone prepared for the menace of the Hellfire Cult? Mysteries, riddles, enigmas, and pain freaks all converge in the brave new world of San Francisco-- read SFX 1: ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #68

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

“OLD MAN LOGAN”

50 years after the super heroes died, WOLVERINE and the blind archer, HAWKEYE, continue their journey across a ruined America. Next stop: Cedar City, Utah"home of the man who killed Magneto: the all-new, all-different KINGPIN! And he isn’t about to let Logan and Hawkeye pass without paying the toll… Plus: the secret of Hawkeye’s daughter is revealed! The biggest WOLVERINE story of the century by the best-selling creative team of the millennium continues! PART 3 (of 8).

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #6

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR ESPIN

TONIGHT! On a brand-new "When Teenage Mutant Girl Sleepovers Turn Deadly": SIRYN and KITTY PRYDE get into a no-holds-barred throwdown of a catfight over COLOSSUS's love, with WOLVERINE caught in the middle!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE: KILLING MADE SIMPLE ONE-SHOT

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & TODD DEZAGO

Pencils by KOI TURNBULL & STEVE KURTH

Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

Wolverine’s hard to kill, sure"but if one guy knows how to do it…it’s WOLVERINE himself! X-FORCE co-writer Christopher Yost and superstar Koi Turnbull have all the answers as Wolverine faces down NANNY and ORPHAN-MAKER and lets former NEW X-MEN member TRANCE in on all his secrets… And in a special bonus tale, TELLOS writer Todd Dezago and NEWUNIVERSAL’s Steve Kurth send Logan to the Arctic Circle, and show us that there’s always one more way to die…

48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

X-FACTOR #34

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by LARRY STROMAN

Cover by BOO COOK

A SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

X-Factor is in pursuit of Darwin, whose father is looking for him. She-Hulk and Jazinda are in pursuit of Longshot, who may hold the key to defeating the Skrull invasion. With Darwin and Longshot on the run, neither of them wanting to be found, you'd just assume that X-Factor and She-Hulk will work together smoothly to accomplish both their goals. But what fun would that be?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR SPECIAL: LAYLA MILLER ONE-SHOT

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO

Cover by BOO COOK

Trapped in a future she never made, Layla Miller finds herself smack in the middle of the Summers rebellion that was responsible for the eventual liberation of mutants from the camps. The only question is, will she survive it?

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-FORCE #6

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Bloody Variant by CLAYTONCRAIN

"Angels and Demons" Conclusion

The shocking finale to the first arc! Wolverine versus

Bastion. Archangel versus the Choir. Wolfsbane versus her father. X-23 versus Matthew Risman. Warpath versus . This is how a species dies.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #15

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by KARL KESEL

Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

Is she a bad girl? Is she a mutant? Does even she know what or who she is? Is that her real hair?  The mysterious MEDUSA has escaped the reach of the Fantastic Four, only to run right into the home of the Uncanny X-Men!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #215

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

With some of his oldest ghosts finally laid to rest, Charles Xavier feels the need to make peace with the X-Men who've been most important in his life. But starting with Scott Summers may have been a mistake - particularly when he decides to re-awaken some of Cyclops's worst nightmares against his will.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN ORIGINS: JEAN GREY

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER

Art and Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

From the moment Professor Xavier arrived on her doorstep, young Jean Grey knew things would change forever. But she was never prepared for how strange life at the Xavier Institute could be - or just how dangerous she truly was. Will she be able to harness her budding powers in time to prove herself a hero? Or will the ghosts of her past haunt her forever? Sean McKeever and Mike Mayhew bring you the first adventure of the X-Men’s mightiest mutant. Guest starring the original X-Men!

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

YOUNG X-MEN #5

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE

Cover by TERRY DODSON

The numbers are in and it's official:  Young X-Men is Mighty Marvel's newest hit!!!  It's Marvel's youngest mutants in their final showdown with and one of them won't be walking away from it.  The Young X-Men's first story arc ends here and nothing will ever be the same again.  Yeah, we know lots of books make that claim, but with Marc (Eli Stone, Amazing Spider-Man) Guggenheim and Yanick (Ultimate X-Men) Paquette delivering the goods, you know this one's for real!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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