Advance X-Solicitations, February 2010

Mon, November 16th, 2009 at 8:58am PST | Updated: December 18th, 2009 at 3:51pm

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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 February, 2010. 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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ASTONISHING X-MEN #34
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils and Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Special Variant by TBA
“eXogenetic” Part 4
Gruesome Bio-Sentinels. Genetically-augmented Brood. Someone is taking the X-Men’s biggest threats and making them nightmares. As Cyclops and his team struggle to survive long enough to confront the one responsible, their tormentor has something even more horrible awaiting them!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE #23
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by GABRIEL GUZMAN
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
PRELUDE TO “X-MEN: SECOND COMING” EVENT!
“HOMECOMING, PART THREE”
The penultimate chapter in the X-Men saga that began with “Messiah CompleX” continues here!
As Cable and Hope fight their way back to the present, Bishop closes in on their trail, determined to stop them using the deadliest weapons at hand, be it a Prohibition-style tommy gun or heat-seeking brain needles of the near future. Meanwhile, a few decades from now, Cable and Hope meet an old ally who could either save them—or jeopardize everything. This is it…the penultimate issue of the time-hopping action thriller born in the pages of “Messiah CompleX.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DARK WOLVERINE #83
Written by MARJORIE LIU & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Special Variant by TBA
SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!!
Part 2 of 3
A choice must be made, but what is real in the realm of gods? Mystery, illusion, and games of fate--all of these await Daken in the heart of Asgard as the Siege continues all around him. But when he is forced to confront himself -- who he is, who he wants to be, who he could be -- who will Daken choose to become?
A man...or a monster?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DARK X-MEN #4 (of 5)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by MIKE CHOI
What has X-Man done to Norman Osborn? Whatever it is, it must be extreme because the Dark X-Men are making a journey into Osborn’s mind to fix it!  But once they’re in, can they survive the depths of madness they find in the dark corners of Norman’s mental minefield?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
"'These are my all-new, all-different X Men,' Professor Xavier said."
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

DEADPOOL #20
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by JASON PEARSON
“WHATEVER A SPIDER CAN,” PART 2
Deadpool and Spider-Man team up (yes, team up) to combat the unstoppable killing machine known as Hitman Monkey!
Yes, Hitman Monkey.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #8
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by BONG DAZO
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
“NEXT STOP: ZOMBIEVILLE,” PART 1
Deadpool and Headpool head to the Zombieverse! You heard right. With the luscious Dr. Betty and the hapless Bill agent of A.I.M in tow, Wade dodges starving zombies who are hungry for their pound of flesh…and hooks up with very possibly the last stronghold of human life on the planet and its fearless leader: a sexy Ph.D. who’s mighty handy with a missile launcher.  Watch out Dr. Betty, this book just got a new babe: Professor Veronica!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #896
Written by STUART MOORE
Penciled by SHAWN CRYSTAL
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
“GOOD BUDDIES”
Get ready to hit the road with U.S. ACE, Marvel’s truckin’ hero! He’s back behind the wheels of a big rig with an unlikely partner -- DEADPOOL -- and together they’re puttin’ the hammer down, ridin’ the open road, and decapitatin’ giant killer raccoons. Good times…if they don’t kill each other first! Featuring the working-class villainy of THE HIGHWAYMAN, and the world premiere of the chart-toppin’ “Ballad of U.S. Ace,” composed and performed by Wade Wilson. What part of “Collector’s Item” don’t you understand?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

NATION X #3 (of 4)
Written by CHUCK KIM, GRACE RANDOLPH, CORY LEWIS & OTHERS
Penciled by GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA, JAMES HARREN, CORY LEWIS & OTHERS
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
Danger is back with the X-Men and it’s time to pay for the death of her first victim, Wing, in ASTONISHING X-MEN. First in line for pay-back is Armor. Meanwhile, Magik has banished Anole to Limbo, but why? Cannonball’s hands are full dealing with the incoming military jet threatening the mutant’s new home. All this plus a story that is so top secret we can’t tell you who is writing it or drawing it or who it’s about!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

NEW MUTANTS #10
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by PAUL DAVIDSON
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Special Variant by TBA
Why do the New Mutants exist? Why are they a team? Cyclops runs the X-Men as one giant army, not separate squads. So, why do the New Mutants exist as a squad? The answer isn’t what you expect.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PSYLOCKE #4 (of 4)
Written by CHRIS YOST
Penciled by HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover by DAVID FINCH
This is it. Psylocke has cut her way through ninjas, bodyguards and super-powered assassins on her mission to exact revenge upon Matsu’o Tsurayaba. With her target in sight, there’s only one more opponent standing between her and what she wants. And it may just be the fight of her life. Don’t miss the epic conclusion of “KILL MATSU’O”, where Psylocke takes up her sword against the one man who might just give her a run for her money: WOLVERINE.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

S.W.O.R.D. #4
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by STEVEN SANDERS
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Beast, Brand and her crew face an assult on multiple fronts as they go on the run and STILL have stop more than one alien insurgency. Can they upend Gyrich’s plot and stop the invasions in one fell swoop?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #521
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND
Special Variant by TBA
“NATION X”
What on Earth is Magneto doing on top of Mt. Tamalpais, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco? He’s not telling and the X-Men Psychics can’t get it out of his brain. But he’s been up there for days plotting something that will rock the X-Verse to its core.  All this while Wolverine, Psylocke, Colossus and Fantomex take on the foes that have been plaguing the X-Men since the start of “Nation X”.  Part 7 (of 8).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #8
Written by SCOTT GRAY
Pencils by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by CAM STEWART
BEGORAH! The Classic All-New, All-Different X-Men travel with the Banshee back to the rolling green hills of Ireland! Murder most foul has struck the haunted halls of Cassidy Keep, and only our uncanny heroes can solve it. What makes this mystery so very unusual? The victim…is a Leprechaun! Join the strangest heroes of all in the strangest whodunit of all!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #10
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by C.P. SMITH
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
The perfect jumping on point! Wolverine has never had luck with women. They usually die or try to kill him. So what happens when a new woman enters his life? You think you know how this one goes, but this one issue will stop even Wolverine dead in his tracks! This is the place to start reading if you’re not already -- with stunning art by C.P. Smith, Jason Aaron is better than ever at what he does.
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #45
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by BEN OLIVER
Special Variant by TBA
Wolverine’s plan to take down Romulus is revealed, and the endgame to what it’s all been building to begins! But who is the mastermind behind it all? And more importantly, will it even work? With the treacherous Ruby Thursday set to tell all to Romulus, it seems doubtful…
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: SAVAGE
Written by RYAN DUNLAVEY

Penciled by RICHARD ELSON
Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Special Variant by TBA
Monsters on the high seas means TWO-FISTED CHOPPING ACTION! Wolverine takes the action to new levels as he slices and dices his way through a bevy of foes you’ll never expect!
32 PGS./One-Shot/All Ages …$3.99

X-FACTOR #202
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by BING CANSINO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Special Variant by TBA
It's all been building toward this:  A suicidal assault on Castle Doom in the heart of Latveria as the unlikely trio of Monet, Shatterstar and the Thing go head-to-head with the guy who has his own complete country.  Meanwhile, who or what exactly was buried in that lonely grave?  And did Madrox arrive in time to make a difference?  Plus, Franklin and Valeria Richards are on the run from the most unexpected enemy of all, and the only person who can defend them is...Strong Guy?  Part 3 of "The Invisible Woman has Vanished!"  Get it before it vanishes off the shelves!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #24
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
NECROSHA PART FIVE (of SIX)
Death comes to X-Force! The final battle begins as X-Force storms Necrosha to find and kill the Black Queen...but there are 16 million of her slaves between them and her. As the team's least likely member goes on a suicide mission to save Warpath, Selene achieves her heart's desire…and someone doesn't walk away from this fight.  
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN FOREVER #17 & 18
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by GRAHAM NOLAN (#17) and TOM GRUMMETT (#18)
Covers by TOM GRUMMETT
Special Variant by TBA (#17 & #18)
For our Salem-based X-Men, you’d think a trip to the South would be all buttermilk biscuits and bacon. But in issue 17, Nightcrawler and Rogue’s journey past the Mason-Dixie line puts them in the crosshairs of a familiar face known for her feminine…do we really need to say it? And in issue 18, X-Legend Chris Claremont takes us behind the visor in a special spotlight story that will change the way you look at Cyclops! Don’t miss this classic tale of the original X-Man!
32 PGS.(each)/Rated A…$3.99 (each)

X-MEN LEGACY #233
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Special Variant by TBA
"Necrosha" Tie-In
The most powerful villain the X-Men has ever faced is back.  PROTEUS has returned and he is more powerful than ever!  Now the X-Men must stop him where he died: Muir Island. Failure is not an option as this madman makes his move to block the X-Men from stopping Selene and her plans in Necrosha. 
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN NOIR: MARK OF CAIN #3 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
"'Herr Wagner, here, started out in the circus before becoming the top second-story man in Europe.
"'And don’t let Comrade Rasputin’s size fool you. It’s his artistic talent the Bolsheviks want to ship him to Siberia for—an expert forger of artworks and official documents.
"'And Ororo’s skills at thievery are so renowned, even at her delicate age, that she is literally worshipped by the footpads of Cairo, if you can believe it.

X-MEN: PIXIE STRIKES BACK #1 (of 4)
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Pixie, X-23, Armor, Mercury and Blindfold face a new kind of hell: high school!  Things get even worse when Pixie’s mother shows up on Utopia demanding to see her daughter.  Discover the truth about Pixie, inculding the answer to something even SHE doesn’t know: the identity of her father- one of the most dangerous X-Villains ever!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

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