Advance X-Solicitations, March 2009

Mon, December 15th, 2008 at 8:58am PST | Updated: December 15th, 2008 at 9:00am

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Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with an advance look at images and solicitation information for its X-Men line of titles set to ship in March, 2009. The full list of Marvel's February solicits will be published here on CBR on Tuesday morning 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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CABLE #12
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by JAMIE MCKELVIE & ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
PRELUDE TO WAR -- “WASTELAND BLUES,” PART 2 OF 2
For more than seven years, Cable has focused on one thing: protecting the little girl who he believes will grow up to become the savior of mutantkind. But now they’ve timeslid into a barren, lifeless pocket of the future, where there’s no food, no water, and no way out. When Cable collapses from hunger and exhaustion, the girl faces the first challenge of her young life: saving her protector.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 #11
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
“VAMPIRE STATE”
Dracula continues his plan to take the United Kingdom for vampires and monsters. Who is the traitor in the ranks of MI13? Can Spitfire possibly deny what she is? Can Captain Britain save his nation? Find out here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DEADPOOL: GAMES OF DEATH
Written by MIKE BENSON
Penciled by SEAN CRYSTAL
Cover by GREG LAND
"GAME$ OF DEATH"
"Pain Factor" -- the reality TV game show so controversial, it's been banned around the world! Today, eleven desperate men will travel to a desert island to compete in a series of outlandish challenges that will leave one of them rich and the rest of them dead. Among the competitors, a certain "Merc with a Mouth," who's been hired to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a millionaire's son. The trail ended here for Junior, but will it for Deadpool? Not if he has anything to say about it. After all, nothing brings out Wade's competitive streak like cold, hard ca--I mean, justice.
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+…$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #507
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON
The secret of the Cooperstown Massacre goes worldwide and anti-mutant hysteria explodes nationwide. If Scott and Emma don't trust each other, how can mutantkind keep it together? Beast and the newly-assembled science team fight for their lives on Hokkaido Island...and the Angel's deepest, darkest secret is revealed to all present. Uh-oh. Innocent lives are trapped between the Russian mob and everybody's favorite heartbroken mutant Colossus, fighting along against old-world horrors that have followed him here. Oh! And the Sisterhood is finally assembled and ready to destroy the X-Men once and for all.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WAR MACHINE #4
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by LEONARDO MANCO
Cover by FRANCESCO "MATT" MATTINA
King Variant by TBA
War Machine + God of War = Get the heck out of the way! As Rhodey’s commando run against the mercenaries of Eaglestar International explodes into open warfare in the capitol city of Aqiria, our one-man-army makes two shocking discoveries. First, the horrifying secret of Eaglestar's wartech may strike closer to home than he ever suspected. And second, the only thing worse than having Ares, God of War, as an enemy...is having him as a friend!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #71
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
“OLD MAN LOGAN”
Now we know what happened fifty years ago, the day the super heroes were slaughtered. We know how Logan managed to survived. We know why WOLVERINE didn’t. But that’s nothing compared to what happens next, as Logan and Hawkeye reach New Babylon to deliver their mysterious cargo. But before they get there—they’ll have to face their toughest challenge to date: a Venom Tyrannosaurus Rex! MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN continue the career-defining epic that will have fans talking for years to come! Part 6 (of 8).
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE POSTER BOOK
Thirty-six posters featuring the X-Men’s most dangerous mutant!
72 PGS./Rated A …$5.99

WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN MAGAZINE #2
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
It’s Wolverine from cover to cover as Marvel’s feral mutant leaps into his very own magazine! In addition to full-length comic-book stories, this issue features puzzles and games, pinups, and a pull-out poster!96 PGS./All Ages …$ 6.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #13
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by RONAN CLIQUET
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
Fan-favorite PETER DAVID comes to the First Classiverse! Kitty Pryde usually likes museums, but wouldn’t you know it…the art gallery that Wolverine’s taken her to is run by the evil HAND (they’re Ninja types), which means that DAREDEVIL & ELEKTRA can’t be too far away from the action…
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #34
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
King Variant by TBA
“WEAPON XI”
A DARK REIGN TIE-IN! Daken battles the X-Men for possession of the deadly Muramasa Blade! Can Wolverine stop him, or is Daken’s fate sealed? Is he, like his father, destined to become...a weapon? Part (2 of 5)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-FACTOR #41
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Maru. Mr. Tryp. X-Cell. The Isolationist. Madrox has gone against his fair share of unseemly and unfamiliar
antagonists of late, but some villains never go out of style. Like Sentinels. Big, honking Sentinels. Oh yes, this is going to be fun!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #13
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
PRELUDE TO WAR! The Leper Queen is creating weapons out of mutants, and using them against humanity to stir the fires of hate against mutants. But as X-Force tracks her down, they don’t realize how close to home she’s struck. Meanwhile, Wolfsbane is still dealing with the return of , and Cyclops prepares to send X-Force on the most important mission of their lives...whether they like it or not. You MUST NOT miss this ending, leading directly into X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR PROLOGUE
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
50/50 Cover by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK
Variant Cover by ROB LIEFELD
The birth of a single mutant child forever changed the landscape of the X-Universe. Some see the baby as the last hope for mutankind’s survival; others see it as the bringer of the Apocalypse… No one knows which side is right because Cyclops handed the newborn over to Cable, believing his son could save both the child and mutantkind. But Cable never came back. Now, months later, Cyclops has found his son hiding in the FUTURE... and he’s sending in the one team that will do what needs to be done in order to ensure the survival of their species... X-FORCE. The X-Men event of the decade, “MESSIAH COMPLEX,” continues here as the past, present and future converge in the pages of X-FORCE and CABLE. Continues next month in the pages of CABLE #13 and X-FORCE #14!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

X-INFERNUS #4 (of 4)
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI
Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by DAVID FINCH
The climactic conclusion to the winter X-Men event that everyone is talking about! The X-Men team that leaves to save Illyana from Limbo is not the same as the one that left. It’s X-Man vs. X-Man with all of their souls on the line.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X MEN NOIR #4 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
"The blue-garbed man of mystery known as The Angel plummeted like a stone out of the blazing firestorm! Death on the street below appeared to be his only destination!
"But suddenly, with a titanic effort, he managed to twist his red cape against the wind! Itself flickering with flame, the glider sent his muscular form hurtling through the windows of an office building's upper stories with a teeth-rattling crash..."
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS FINALS #2 (of 4)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by ROGER CRUZ, AMILCAR PINNA & COLLEEN COOVER
Cover by ROGER CRUZ
Why are threats from the X-Men's past coming back to haunt them, just as graduation looms? What kind of job could Cyclops hold out in the world? Why does Angel have to have costumes that his hair sticks out of nowadays? And does Professor Xavier even live here anymore? Come find more mysteries to ponder in the second part of FINALS!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

X-MEN: KINGBREAKER #4 (of 4)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by DUSTIN WEAVER
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
The road to the WAR OF KINGS is paved here! The X-Men cosmic event of the year ends with a bang as the X-Men and Starjammers face the collective might of the Shi’Ar Empire. It’s a family affair as Havok fights his brother Vulcan and Lilandra takes on her sister Deathbird. Can the X-Men and Starjammers dethrone the mad Emperor?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #222
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
King Variant by TBA
“Salvage”
Rogue’s past comes back to haunt not only her, but Professor X and Gambit. The horrors of the past are brought here by a mysterious villain who has a beef with the X-Men that they plan on settling here and now. You may not believe it, but the villain CAN win. Part 3 (of 5)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: QUITTING TIME
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Penciled by TBD
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Since the move to San Francisco and after the events of X-Infernus, Nightcrawler realizes a hard truth—he has to quit the X-Men. Kurt has realized that the X-Men just don’t need him anymore. He hasn’t been operating at his highest levels and even the biggest strength he has—teleportation—has been made redundant by Pixie who can do it better and more efficiently. Don’t miss the departure of one of the most important characters in X-Men history.
32 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN: THE LIVES AND TIMES OF LUCAS BISHOP #2 (of 3)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by LARRY STROMAN
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
The untold story of Lucas Bishop, renegade X-Man, continues here! Seventy years in the future, a young Bishop makes the hard journey from petty street thief to hero cop—but along the way, learns more about the green-eyed girl who damned mutants everywhere to a life of suffering and death. But when a time portal opens up, Bishop is given a glimpse of mutant life in the past… and a glimmer of hope in an otherwise murky future.
32 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

X-MEN: SWORD OF THE BRADDOCKS
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by SCOTT CLARK
Cover by ALEX GARNER
Before she can come home to the X-Men, Betsy Braddock has one final mission—settle the score once and for all with the man who’s been hunting her across the multiverse. If she hopes to survive, Psylocke’s going to have to use every weapon at her disposal----and possibly cross a line no X-Man ever has before…
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

YOUNG X-MEN #12
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
Dust fights for her life and the team is in the fight of theirs. Everything comes full circle in their final confrontation with the X-Baddie who started it all: Donald Pierce.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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