Advance X-Solicitations, May 2009

Mon, February 16th, 2009 at 8:58am PST | Updated: February 16th, 2009 at 9:41am

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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 May, 2009. The full list of Marvel's May 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 #14
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art & 50/50 Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
50/50 Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
“X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR,” PART 4 
The sequel to 2007’s MESSIAH COMPLEX continues here! “Messiah War,” the much-anticipated sequel to “Messiah
CompleX,” continues here! For the first time, Cable’s been separated from the girl he’s sworn to raise and protect — Hope, the so-called “Mutant Messiah” — and now she’s in the hands of his greatest enemy! Meanwhile, X-Force, sent by Cyclops on a desperate rescue mission to the deep future, scrambles to find their way out of a trap that will kill them in matter of hours. And if that’s not enough, an old — some might say ancient — enemy of the X-Men has reared his ugly head one last time…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DEADPOOL #10
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by JASON PEARSON
“BULLSEYE,” PART 1 OF 3
Norman Osborn is through playing around with Deadpool—it’s time to send in the big guns. The big, crazy guns that never, ever miss. He may be wearing a new costume, but he’s still the same ol’ psychopath…
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS #2 (of 5)
Written by MIKE BENSON
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
“SUICIDE KINGS,” PART 2: DEAD MAN’S HAND
Deadpool’s latest job has gotten him into a world of trouble.  Someone’s framed Deadpool, and it just might be the same guy who hired him in the first place, a guy who just might be using the mouthy merc as a wild card in a twisted wager.  If Wade’s going to clear his name and serve up some revenge, first he’s got to avoid getting killed by the force of nature known as the Punisher.  That’s right: It’s Wade versus Frank round, like, whatever…and the only way Deadpool’s going to survive is with a little help from a certain Man Without Fear.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

GENEXT: UNITED #1 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover by ALEX GARNER
The newest generation of X-Men returns! In a world where the years passed in real-time for the X-Men since their foundation, the newest crop of students at Xavier’s are the children and grandchildren of the heroes we know. But with all the trouble Becka Monroe, Pavel Rasputin, Olivier Raven and company got into last time, they’re not sure they want to go back to school. With Professor Henry “Beast” McCoy watching over them, GeNEXT is striking out on their own!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: NEW MUTANTS
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
When the New Mutants burst onto the scene during the early ’80s, they gave young readers an insight into the life of teenage mutants living in the shadow of the world-beating X-Men. For many at the time, Dani, Rahne, Sam, Roberto and Shan weren't just new mutants — they were OUR mutants! And for the next decade, we thrilled along with their exploits as they honed their powers and became bona-fide heroes among the various teams of X-Men. Now, in the wake of X-INFERNUS, the classic lineup of New Mutants is back together again! Join MARVEL SPOTLIGHT as we have a blast covering 25 years of great storytelling and exciting action, and look forward to the lives of our heroes as told by writer Zeb Wells and artist Diogenes Neves. It'll be a New Mutants classic!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW MUTANTS #1
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by BOB MCLEOD
They’re back together again!  Cannonball, Dani Moonstar, Karma, Sunspot, Magma and Magik have been gathered once more, but can they stand against one of the most powerful X-Villains of all time?  Legion is back, and the villain that thrust us into the Age of Apocalypse is scarier than ever.  But what does he want with the New Mutants?  Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Diogenes Neves (X-MEN: WORLDS APART) bring your favorite teen heroes into adulthood.  Don’t miss it!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WOLVERINE #73 & #74
Written by JASON AARON & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by ADAM KUBERT & TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Covers by ADAM KUBERT & TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Wolverine #73 70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

TWO STORIES over TWO ISSUES! Each tale begins in WOLVERINE #73 and concludes in #74…as the WOLVERINE comic book makes a change you won’t believe…

“A DAY IN THE LIFE” PARTS 1 AND 2
Superstar WOLVERINE artist ADAM KUBERT returns, joined by superstar WOLVERINE writer JASON AARON! Experience a day in the life for America’s favorite mutant—a day packed with action, women, villains, costume changes and beer. Ever wonder why Logan keeps himself so busy these days? The answer lies within.  

“ONE PERCENTER” PARTS 1 AND 2
Meanwhile, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS writer DANIEL WAY is joined by MARVEL 1985’s TOMMY LEE EDWARDS in a prelude to DARK WOLVERINE! Logan wants to get the hell out of New York, and he’s in no hurry to get back to San Francisco, either. So he gets on a motorcycle and takes the long way home. But home for Logan isn’t in a secret underground headquarters—it’s in a fight, with his hands wrapped around the neck of somebody who’s got it coming.
32 PGS.(each)/Parental Advisory …$2.99(each)

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #15
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by SCOTT KOBLISH
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Kitty Pryde’s got a crush, and she’s depending on Wolvie to help her get the hook-up. But what can she really expect him to do when that crush is THOR?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE NOIR #2 (of 4)
Written by Stuart Moore
Pencils and Cover by C.P. Smith
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
New York City, 1937. Private detective Jim Logan’s partner, Dog, is missing…and Logan’s determined to find him, even if he has to spread a trail of blood and broken hearts across the Bowery. But chances of finding Dog alive aren’t looking good as all signs point to a dangerous gangster called Creed…who might just be too much for one down-and-out P.I. to handle.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #36
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
“WEAPON XI”
Wolverine races to stop Daken from undergoing the procedure that will turn him into the ultimate weapon! But will saving his son’s life cost him his own? Nothing lasts forever… Part 4 (of 5)

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #2
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by RON GARNEY
50/50 Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“THE ADAMANTIUM MEN”
Wolverine travels to Colombia to track down leads on Blackguard, the private military contractor who's recently come into possession of the old files from Weapon X. But instead of the hunter, Logan becomes the hunted when he learns the hard way that Blackguard has already put those Weapon X files to use, giving birth to Strikeforce X, the most fearsome team of super soldiers that Logan has ever encountered.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #510
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND
Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
SIEGE! The Sisterhood executes a massive raid on the Graymalkin Facility, taking their fight to the Uncanny X-Men, and you won't believe the ferocity. No one is safe! Everybody fights! But why? How? What do they want? And how long can violence at such an insane level last? Oh, about most of the issue.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR #43
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
X-Factor draws one step closer to determining who is targeting former mutants for death...but the answer may wind up hitting too close to home. Meanwhile, Cyclops has a very particular mission that could spell the end for Madrox and his new partner. And Rictor finds himself in a battle to the death with...nah. Why ruin the surprise?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #15
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
"X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR"
The War heats up! As Stryfe gets even closer to learning the secret of Hope Summers, Bishop has no choice but to make his move. X-Force has split into two strike teams... but only betrayal and death await them. And the choice Archangel makes will change everything. Plus, the battle a millennia in the making... CABLE vs. STRYFE. Part 5 (of 7)

32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS FINALS #4 (of 4)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by ROGER CRUZ, AMILCAR PINNA & COLLEEN COOVER
Cover by ROGER CRUZ
Before they can face the world, the X-Men must face the dark secrets that lie inside Marvel Girl. Is it true what they say about red-heads? YES. It's all true. 

32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

X-MEN FOREVER ALPHA
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JIM LEE
50/50 Covers by JIM LEE
X-Men Forever marks Chris Claremont’s exciting return to a story he left unfinished over 15 years ago. Now, X-Men Forever Alpha #1 gets you caught up on all the best-selling action leading into Forever #1 with this special reprint of X-Men #1-3. The Master of Magnetism embarks on a holy crusade to rescue his fellow mutants from the coming genetic conflagration with humanity...regardless of the cost to either side. All that stands in the way of absolute chaos are the mutant heroes known as the X-Men, whose powers and abilities set them apart from a humanity that hates and fears them.

104 PGS./One-Shot/Reprint/Rated T+ …$4.99

X-Men FOREVER DOOR POSTER by JIM LEE
20x55…$15.99
Final Order Cutoff 4/16, On-Sale 5/27/0

X-MEN: FUTURE HISTORY – THE MESSIAH WAR SOURCEBOOK
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS & JEPH YORK
Cover by Ariel Olivetti
The Messiah War has been raging since the conclusion of MESSIAH COMPLEX, the storyline that critics and fans agree was the X-event of the decade! Now, it all comes to a blistering conclusion in the awesome crossover that unites Cable and X-Force against the toughest foes the future can throw at them! The MESSIAH WAR HANDBOOK will cross all the timelines we have to in order to introduce you to the bad guys; take you inside the motives of the major players; and highlight their strengths, weaknesses, strategies and weapons: It's the intelligence briefing you'll need to take part in the war! In short, we're gonna be strapping a mutant baby to your chest and saying, "Go get 'em, soldier!" Are you ready to join the few and the proud in the final fight for mutant survival? Plus: Get the inside scoop from the creators themselves: MESSIAH WAR architects Duane Swierczynski, Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle; and the awesome art combo of Ariel Olivetti and Clayton Crain!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #224
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
“SALVAGE” Part 5 (of 5)
The climactic finale of “Salvage” is here!  Rogue and Gambit fans, DO NOT MISS THIS ISSUE!  The status quo is shaken and the effects of the final reckoning between Danger and Xavier are felt!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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