Advance X-Solicitations, October 2009

Mon, July 20th, 2009 at 9:53am PDT | Updated: July 20th, 2009 at 9:54am

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CBR News Team, Editor

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 October, 2009. The full list of Marvel's October solicits will be published here on CBR on Tuesday morning at 9:00AM PST.

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ASTONISHING X-MEN #31
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Wraparound Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Variant Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
‘EXOGENETIC,” PART 1 of 5
Abigail Brand, director of S.W.O.R.D., has been in some sticky situations, and she isn’t the type who asks for help to get out of them. But when you’re careening towards Earth in the cockpit of a damaged spaceship after being attacked on an exploding asteroid 7.5 million miles from Earth…it’s time to call the X-Men. They might not have much of a plan, or much of a chance, but that’s certainly never stopped them before. Superstar artist Phil Jimenez joins writer Warren Ellis for the second arc of the mind-bending ongoing series!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE #19
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by GABRIEL GUZMAN
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
“QUEEN CAPTURES BISHOP”
As it turns out, space isn’t the place for Cable and Hope. Against all odds, Bishop has found them again, and taken their spacecraft hostage. All Bishop needs is to see the girl. Once he has visual confirmation, it’s simply a matter of triggering the nuclear bomb hidden in his arm, and his lifelong mission to save the X-Men (and Earth) is over. And there are only so many places to hide in a small transport vessel on the far reaches of our solar system. But there is someone else aboard the vessel, and she doesn’t care about Cable or Bishop’s war. She’s been drawn to the life force of one of the vessel’s inhabitant, and she and her army will stop at nothing until they have her…Enter: The Brood Queen!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DARK WOLVERINE #79
Written by MARJORIE LIU & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by GREG LAND
Young Guns Variant by
DANIEL ACUÑA
Zombie Variant by TBA
“MY HERO”
The unimaginable has happened—both Daken and Norman's plans have backfired! Now the victim of his own manipulations—beat almost to death by a gang of second-rate villains—Daken is forced to make an almost impossible admission: this "hero" thing is harder than it looks! But will digging himself out of the hole he's put himself in restore his pride—or ruin him forever? Part 2 (of 3).
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL #16
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by JASON PEARSON
“Want You to Want Me,” Part 2
Deadpool is convinced that, after years of gun-for-hire work, he has found his true calling: He’s going to be an X-Man! One problem, though: they don’t want him! And can you blame them? Wade’s just as likely to fire on his friends as his enemies! But Cyclops is smart enough not to get on Deadpool’s bad side. He has a plan to keep Deadpool both close enough to monitor and far enough away so that no one gets hit by the shrapnel. But Deadpool has a plan, too…
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL #900
Written by JASON AARON, MIKE BENSON, CHARLIE HUSTON, JOE KELLY, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by KYLE BAKER, SHAWN CRYSTAL, SANFORD GREEEN, ROB LIEFELD, CHRIS STAGGS & DALIBOR TALIJIC
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Special SUPER-sized, ACTION-packed 104-page special to commemorate Deadpool’s historic 900th issue! … Wait, has it really been nine-hundred issues…? Who cares! If this collection of octane-infused stories by some of comics’ hottest talent doesn’t make you want to genuflect at the Altar of Wade, nothing will. Thrill as the Merc with a Mouth squares off against probe-happy aliens, trigger-happy mimes and one seriously unhappy fanman – and that’s just half the book! Wince as Wade bares his soul (and lots more) to a shrink who’s got major squirrels in his own attic. Thrill as he travels around the globe and then some to settle a childhood bet. And chill as C.S.I. investigators at a blood-splattered crime scene attempt to piece together why this particular “unsub” needed battery cables, Crisco oil, three stacks of adult magazines and a live chicken to pull off the hit.
104 PGS./Parental Advisory …$4.99

DEADPOOL POSTER BOOK
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Thirty-six posters featuring the Merc with a Mouth himself!
72 PGS./Rated A …$5.99

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #4
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by BONG DAZO
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
“HEAD TRIP,” PART 4
Things just keep getting more savage in the Savage Land for poor old Wade.  Not only does a crack squad of Hydra shock troops want to put the smackdown on our boy Deadpool, but the cavemen want back their god (i.e. the severed-but-still annoying head of the Marvel Zombies Deadpool) and have turned out the troops, spears ready to fly.  Even with Ka-Zar's help, it's going to be a close one.  To make matters worse, “Severed Headpool” can't keep his teeth to himself.  One hungry bite can bring a world of hurt down on top of Deadpool and the luscious Dr. Betty.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: DEADPOOL
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Cover by PETE WOODS
Marvel's most maniacal Merc gets a whole issue of SPOTLIGHT in which to mouth off! Flush from his big-screen success with a wildly popular turn in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, Deadpool is ready to rock, roll and reload on a Marvel Universe that has pushed him around for too long! We're going to catch up with Deadpool creators past and present to find out what makes Wade Wilson tick, tick, tick like a timebomb – DEADPOOL's Daniel Way and Paco Medina, new hit series DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH's Victor Gischler, classic comics scribe Joe Kelly, and none other than Rob Liefeld!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW MUTANTS #6
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Zombie Variant by TBA
*TO BE REVEALED AT SDCC*
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #516
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND
*TO BE REVEALED AT SDCC*
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #4
Written by Scott Gray
Pencils by DAVID WILLIAMS
Cover by Roger Cruz
Storm was expecting a wild night on the town with fellow X-Man Jean Grey, plus new friends Misty Knight and Colleen Wing – so why is she battling S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, busting into the Helicarrier and becoming Public Enemy Number One? Could the deadly, diabolical Nightshade have something to do with it? For sure, sugar! Don’t you dare miss a funkadelic-kung-fu-femme-fatale-showdown that we just had to call… “Sisters of the Dragon”!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE ART APPRECIATION
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Art Canvas Cover by JOE QUESADA
Assembling all the variant covers from April's Wolverine Art Appreciation Month, this special collection will take a trip through art history with Logan as your guide! Meet the artists who made this such an innovative and cool event - luminaries such as Ed McGuinness, Paolo Rivera, Russ Heath, Skottie Young, Laura Martin and more - as they adapt the artistry of Van Gogh, Magritte, Warhol, Dali and other towering titans of the art world, all in celebration of that lovable little furball's 35th anniversary in comics! This is Art History 101 with claws, so handle carefully!
32 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS #20
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by DENNIS CALERO
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
In space no one can hear you scream. But can they hear you Snikt? The explosive battle aboard the Skrull battleship between the pesky Super-Skrull and the *ahem* marvelous guest star CAPTAIN MARVEL is getting a little hairy --and Wolverine's not even in the thick of it, yet! Tied up with adamatium shackles by his Skrully captors, will he be able to escape in time to get in a few good punches before the whole dust-up goes sour?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #41
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
“SEVEN THE HARD WAY” PART 1 (of 5)
The events of the previous issues have made it clear—in excruciatingly painful detail—to Wolverine that it’s time for a change in tactics. Romulus knows Wolverine too well; any plan that Wolverine could come up with, Romulus would anticipate. The solution? Use someone else’s plan—a plan that requires the participation of several different and very unlikely characters plucked from all corners of the Marvel Universe. But some of these characters won’t exactly be willing to participate. Take Hulk, for example…
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #6
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE
50/50 Cover by ADAM KUBERT
50/50 Variant Cover by JOE KUBERT
“INSANE IN THE BRAIN” PART 1 (of 4)
Welcome to Dunwich Sanatorium, where the only people weirder than the patients are the doctors in charge. The newest resident is a man known only as Patient X, a poor confused soul who doesn't remember who he is or how he came to be here. He only has vague memories of living with wolverines and traveling to the moon and killing lots and lots of people. Lucky for him, he came to the right place. The good Dr. Rot knows everything there is to know about the human brain. Including how to remove it... This issue begins an all-new arc unlike any Wolverine story you've ever read.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

X-BABIES #1 (of 4)
Written by GREGG SCHIGIEL
Penciled by JACOB CHABOT
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Zombie Variant by TBA
Little X-Men! Big Adventure! Stars Reborn! Things have changed in Mojoworld as Mojo's been ousted by Mr. Veech, who's replaced the The X-Babies - the number one, top-rated stars - with something newer, safer, friendlier, and...more adorable! The X-Babies we know and love aren't going to sit by and let that happen. And how are the characters from Marvel's mid-'80s, kid-centric Star Comics line involved? The sleeper hit of the fall starts here!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

X-FACTOR #50
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Worlds and times collide in this double-sized conclusion to the year long storyline that has revitalized X-Factor. Will the Summers Rebellion triumph as is supposed to happen...or will it be derailed? Will Madrox make it back to his own time? Will Siryn, Monet and the rest of the team have their final showdown with Cortex? Will we actually learn just how it is that Layla Miller knows stuff? Will someone die? The answer to at least some of these questions is: Yes.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-FORCE #20
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK
*TO BE REVEALED AT SDCC*
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

X-MEN FOREVER #9 & 10
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by STEVE SCOTT (#9) & PAUL SMITH (#10)
Covers by TOM GRUMMETT
X-Men Forever #9 Zombie Variant by TBA
"The Secret History of The Sentinels"
The thrilling conclusion to the X-Men's South American adventure!!! The X-Men take on this newest threat while still reeling from the revelations of the last issue - and the reappearance of the Trask family! PLUS! The funeral of WOLVERINE. The X-Men put to rest their team member and friend. Penciled by Paul Smith and inked by Terry Austin!
32 PGS.(each)/Rated A …$3.99 (each)

X-MEN LEGACY #228
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils & Cover by *TO BE REVEALED AT SDCC*
Emplate is back and he’s out for blood. More specifically, for mutant bone marrow. And with the X-Men still reeling from Utopia, he may have picked the perfect time to come calling.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN VS. AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (of 2)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant by TBA
Zombie Variant by GERALD PAREL
It's a monster-sized throwdown as the Agents of Atlas go toe-to-toe with the Uncanny X-Men! Venus has been kidnapped and the Agents will scour the Earth to find her! The Uranian needs a bigger boost to enable his mind to scan the globe, and intel suggests the one machine that can help is CEREBRA- which brings the Agents of Atlas head to head with no less than THE X-MEN!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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