Advance X-Solicitations, March 2010

Mon, December 21st, 2009 at 8:58am PST | Updated: December 21st, 2009 at 10:25am

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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, 2010. The full list of Marvel's March 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 #35
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
"eXogenetic" Conclusion!
After wading through a swarm of bio-mechanically engineered monstrosities modeled after some of their fiercest foes, the X-Men finally come face to face with the man responsible. He's given his life to designing the death of the mutant race and with the X-Men at his doorstep, he's preparing to unleash one more genetic nightmare upon the world before his time runs out.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE #24
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by PAUL GULACY
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
 "HOMECOMING," CONCLUSION
This is it.  The conclusion of the time-hopping action thriller launched in the pages of "Messiah CompleX."  After hopping around New York City in the past and near future, Cable and Hope are closer than ever to the present…which means that Bishop is more desperate than ever to stop them.  No more hiding. No more plots. No more weapons. It's coming down to mutant vs. mutant in the subterranean tunnels of New York, and only one of them will make it back to Westchester alive.  You will not want to miss this issue, which leads directly into the X-MEN: SECOND COMING crossover.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CLOAK AND DAGGER #1
Written by STUART MOORE
Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS
Marvel's most-requested duo return in this all-new one-shot, spinning out of X-MEN: NATION X! Cloak -- dark, brooding teleporter. Dagger -- deadly, shining mistress of light. Having quit the Dark X-Men, Cloak and Dagger find their partnership strained as they struggle to fit in among the mutants of Utopia. But when a new menace targets Cloak, Dagger must make a fateful choice for both of them. Guest-starring the X-Men, and written by Stuart Moore (WOLVERINE NOIR) with stunning art by Mark Brooks (YOUNG AVENGERS).
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK WOLVERINE #84
Written by MARJORIE LIU & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!! PART 2 OF 3
Daken has been given glimpses of the life he could have—as well as the lives he might destroy—and the time for a choice is finally at hand. Will he become a force for good...or reign as a king in Hell?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DARK X-MEN #5 (of 5)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
It's the final showdown between the Dark X-Men and X-Man, all within the mind of Norman Osborn.  Can the rag-tag group of villains take down the nigh-omnipotent Omega-level mutant while keeping Osborn sane? Or will this battle be what finally tips Norman over the brink forever?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

PRELUDE TO DEADPOOL CORPS #1 - #5 (of 5)
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by ROB LIEFELD (ISSUE #1), WHILCE PORTACIO (ISSUE #2), PHILIP BOND (ISSUE #3), PACO MEDINA (ISSUE #4), & KYLE BAKER (ISSUE #5)
Covers by DAVE JOHNSON
Issue #1 Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Witness the birth of the most important super hero team ever in a universe-spanning event that will rock the month of March! Wade Wilson has been tapped to save the Universe, and to do that he's going to need help. Enter: The sexy-but-insecure Lady Deadpool! The devious-but-lovable Headpool (a.k.a. the Zombie Deadpool Head)! The bratty-but-brilliant Kidpool! And the irascible mutt known as
Issue #1 40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
Issue #2-#5 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL CORPS: RANK AND FOUL
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MICHAEL HOSKIN, RONALD BYRD, MIKE O'SULLIVAN, ERIC J. MOREELS, JACOB ROUGEMONT, MADISON CARTER, MARKUS RAYMOND, KEVIN GARCIA, STUART VANDAL, CHRIS BIGGS, MIKE GAGNON & ROB LONDON
Select Character Artwork by GUS VAZQUEZ
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
In the Marvel Universe Handbook style, this one-shot has everything you need to make sense of Deadpool! (Is that even possible?) In this issue, there are more ALL-NEW profiles than 'Pool has voices in his head -- from "allies" (Outlaw, Weasel, Zombie Deadpool), to enemies (Ajax, Dr. Bong, Madcap), to the hotties (Dr. Betty, Blind Al, Big Bertha) and the sheer awesomeness of the Sack! How could you pass this up? You know at least one of your personalities will love it! Featuring NEW ART for dozens of characters! More fun than a barrel of gun-wielding monkeys!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DEADPOOL #21
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by JASON PEARSON
Deadpool and Spidey square off against one of the deadliest foes either of them has ever faced, Hitman Monkey! But can Deadpool do what it takes to rid New York of this terrifying new menace, or will he wilt under Hitman Monkey's soulful gaze?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #895
Written by CHRISTOPHER LONG
Penciled by DALIBOR TALAJIC
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
"HARD AS ROCK"
Off the coast of the Galápagos Islands, something hideous, something so deliciously amoral has vanquished the tranquility and shattered the peace — DEADPOOL! The legend no one can forget has been missing for years…yes, we're talking about It! The Living Colossus, the 30-foot-tall stone statue brought to life by wheelchair-bound Robert "Bob" O'Bryan. Enlisted by O'Bryan's niece, Deadpool takes a dive, plunging down to the ocean floor in search of the stone statue. But something more heinous than Deadpool's thoughts when he's watching lingerie football lurks in the ocean depths. And underwater, nobody can hear your hilarious one-liners!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #9
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by BONG DAZO
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
Bloodthirsty zombies and interdimensional travel have got Deadpool feeling a little, well, frisky. But there's only one way that Wade can earn the affection of the luscious duo of Dr. Betty and Professor Veronica: by capturing one of those pesky zombified super heroes for a little experiment. And just where does a can of "stink spray" fit into his plan? Answers inside.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

NATION X #4 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN, ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA, JOE CARAMAGNA & IVAN BRANDON
Penciled by MIKE ALLRED, NIKO HENRICHON, HARVEY TALIBAO & RAEL LYRA
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
All the pieces fall into place as this final issue concludes with a bang!  Namor has never taken orders from anyone before, so why does he take them from Cyclops? Where does Emma get all those Jimmy Choo's? And when a mystery strikes Utopia, who does Cyclops send to solve it?  DOOP!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

NEW MUTANTS #11
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by NIKO HENRICHON
Cover by TERRY DODSON
SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!!
Back in DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN: UTOPIA, Dani Moonstar made a deal with Hela.
Now, the mistress of Hel is calling in her marker. With all the Asgardians falling in the Siege of Asgard, someone needs to deal with the dead.
And who better to do so than a Valkyrie. But where is Dani supposed to be bringing these dead? Brought to you by a guest creative team of Kieron Gillen (THOR, S.W.O.R.D.) and Niko Henrichon (PRIDE OF BAGHDAD).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

S.W.O.R.D. #5
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by STEVEN SANDERS
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
With Agent Brand imprisoned, all hell breaks loose! Norman Osborn and the Dark Avengers set out to destroy a group peaceful aliens while a war-like race is about to unleash the most intelligent and dangerous being in the universe! Now Brand herself is about to walk in a trap that could spell the end of everything she's worked for…and her life!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #522
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils by WHILCE PORTACIO
Cover by TERRY DODSON
Variant Cover by TBA
She's been gone for a long time, but she's coming back. This isn't a hoax. This isn't a joke. CLASSIFIED is back in this over-sized special issue of UNCANNY X-MEN.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WEAPON X NOIR #1
Written by DENNIS CALERO
Pencils by TBA
Cover by C.P. SMITH
Variant by DENNIS CALERO
Spinning from the pages of X MEN NOIR: MARK OF CAIN…
"In the fourth century, Saint Jerome said that the face was the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
I wear a false face, true. One that is hideous and deformed, to hide my true nature.

Or perhaps it is the mask that is real, and the face…a DEMON."
40 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #11
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
"TOMORROW DIES TODAY" PART ONE
Beginning an epic, action-packed arc featuring the debut of an all-new, all-different Deathlok. Killer cyborgs have come from the future to kill the heroes of today, while Wolverine embarks on an international pub crawl with a certain recently reborn Sentinel of Liberty. Beer and bullets galore!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #46
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
"RECKONING," PROLOGUE
His final confrontation with Romulus on the horizon, Wolverine reaches out to a friend to help him put to rest one of the greatest tragedies of his long, long life—the death of Mariko Yashida. Guest-starring Nightcrawler.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: MR. X
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by PACO DIAZ LUQUE
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Mr. X is back for a rematch and revenge on the only man who's ever beaten him: Wolverine! Find out everything you never knew about one of the most dangerous psychopaths in the Marvel Universe.  The first time these two met, Wolverine barely escaped with his life, and this time…well, one thing's for sure, you'll never see the end coming but you'll love how you got there!
40 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

X-23 #1
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Pencils and cover by ALINA URSOV
X-23 has spent her short life being used by those in power, from the military to the X-Men. But when she is forced to confront a being who can control her life with nothing but a thought, will X-23 finally learn how to fight -- not for others, but herself? Guest-starring NYX!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

X-FACTOR #203
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Deep into unknown jungles go Monet and Guido, a.k.a. Strong Guy, a two-person rescue team in a desperate gambit to free Monet's father from the hands of terrorists. And what exactly do the terrorists want? They want Monet, as it turns out. And you'll never guess who's behind it all.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR FOREVER #1
Written by LOUISE SIMONSON
Pencils & Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
THEY'RE BACK! Once they were Xavier's young charges: mutant teens who bore the responsibility of protecting a world that hated them. But time has hardened these five X-Men, forcing them to reimagine their mission and purpose. And now, the original dream-team returns to fight the one threat that's haunted them since the day they took on the X-Factor name. Join legendary X-scribe Louise Simonson as she reunites with the title and characters she made famous for an epic in the FOREVER tradition!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

X-FORCE #25
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
NECROSHA ENDS HERE!
Everything Destiny foretold has come true. The Black Queen has become the Dark Goddess, but X-Force's mission stands...KILL HER. But how do you fight a god with claws, knives and guns? And how many members will X-Force lose before the fight is over? PART SIX (of SIX)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN FOREVER #19 & 20
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Art by KERRY GAMMILL
Covers by TOM GRUMMETT
Mysteries continue to mount regarding the "mutant burnout" phenomena and the shadowy organization known only as the "Consortium". After ferreting out a complex network of double-agents infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury is left with only one choice: to infiltrate the Consortium himself. With a team of X-Men behind him, the Consortium is about to get hit by Hurricane Nicholas! Don't miss a minute of the heart-pounding action from comics icon CHRIS CLAREMONT!
32 PGS.(each)/Rated A …$3.99 (each)

X-MEN LEGACY #234
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by CLAY MANN
Rogue has survived a lot in her day, but can she survive the men warring for her heart? It's not the first time several men have courted the Southern Belle, but it is the first time she can actually do anything about it.  Who will she chose? You'll be shocked!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN NOIR: MARK OF CAIN #4 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Variant by DENNIS CALERO
"The notorious cat burglar Katherine 'Kitty' Pryde was already legendary, at her tender age, for slipping in and out the most tightly guarded buildings as if walking through walls. But duping the headquarters of the Office of National Emergency would be a challenge even for her considerable talents..."
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

X-MEN ORIGINS: NIGHTCRAWLER
Written by ADAM FREEMAN
Pencils & Cover by CARY NORD
The X-MEN ORIGINS series continues with your favorite German mutant, Nightcrawler! Relive his early days as a trapeze artist in Germany, witness the first time he teleported and see the events that made him the hero he is today!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated A …$3.99

X-MEN: HOPE #1
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by STEVE DILLON
Hope Summers could be the much-heralded "messiah" who will save mutantkind from extinction...or she could just be some poor kid, caught in the wrong place at the wrong time(s). Either way, since her infancy she's been raised by mutant soldier Cable in a hostile, dying future Earth -- and she's had to learn some hard lessons along the way. Now, Duane Swierczynski and Steve Dillon bring you four thrilling, untold tales from Hope's future past as she grapples with vicious snipers, robot wolf packs, mutant rats, and even Cable himself. This is the place to start if you want to know what the X-Men's future "messiah" is made of.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: PIXIE STRIKES BACK #2 (of 4)
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
X-23, Armor, Blindfold, Mercury and Pixie are stuck in a nightmare high school and they can't get out.  Who is the person responsible?  Could it be Pixie's father?  And who is he? Here's one hint—Hellfire.
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

X-MEN: SECOND COMING
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils & Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH
Cover by ADI GRANOV
MANY WILL BE WOUNDED. SEVERAL WILL DIE.
The climax of four years of X-Men stories is the X-Event of 2010! What started in HOUSE OF M with the Decimation of mutantkind and erupted with the first new mutant birth in MESSIAH COMPLEX finishes here. In the epic crossover SECOND COMING, Cyclops' faith pays off when Cable returns to the present with Hope, the girl he believes to be the mutant messiah. But will she be the savior or destroyer of mutantkind? We may never know, as she is the target of an initiative for mutant eradication unlike anything they X-Men have ever experienced. Many will be wounded. Several will die. Is Hope worth it?
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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