Advance X-Solicitations, April 2010

Mon, January 18th, 2010 at 8:58am PST | Updated: January 18th, 2010 at 9:57am

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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 April, 2010. The full list of Marvel's April 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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DARK WOLVERINE #85
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Pencils & Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT by ALEX MALEEV
“RECKONING” PART 1 OF 4
It’s time. After years of waiting in the wings, Daken now moves toward his destiny of becoming the new Romulus. But to do so, he must combine forces with his father, Wolverine…who has a much different goal in mind. Will Daken finally get what he’s wanted his entire life? Or will he finally get what he deserves?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL #22
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by JASON PEARSON
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“DO IDIOTS DREAM OF ELECTRIC STUPIDITY?”
Somewhere in rural North Georgia, a brazen band of brigands have made the mistake of robbing Deadpool’s bus, stagecoach-style. But en route to delivering a hefty comeuppance to these redneck rogues, Deadpool makes a “shocking” discovery…as will you, intrepid reader.  Brace yourself for the introduction of Appalachia’s own vilest of villains, the disgraceful WHITE LIGHTNIN’!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL & CABLE #25
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by ROB LIEFELD
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
“TWO MUTANTS AND A BABY”
DOUBLE-SIZED FINAL ISSUE CO-STARRING DEADPOOL!
You know, before that red-headed would-be messiah/destroyer of the world showed up, Cable had another partner.  That’s right: Wade Wilson -- a.k.a. Deadpool!  And while everybody’s excited about Cable bringing Hope back to the present to rejoin the X-Men, they’re forgetting the most important part of the story: The beginning, back when Cable first lifted the helpless baby out of her incubator up in Alaska.  Wait -- You don’t think Cable did that alone, did you?  You don’t think he managed to make his way across hundreds of miles, avoiding Predator X and Purifiers without a little assist, do you?  Hell no. Cable asked for help from his favorite Merc with a Mouth and now, finally, this action-packed, oversized story can be told.  Before there can be an end, there must be a beginning.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DEADPOOL CORPS #1
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Pencils & Cover by ROB LIEFELD
2nd Printing Variant Cover by ROB LIEFELD
‘POOLPOCALYPSE NOW: CUE ARMAGEDDON
The Deadpool Corps embark on the universe-spanning mission that only they can accomplish. Tapped by the Elders of the Universe to gather a crack team of his alternative universe selves for what amounts to an intergalactic suicide mission, Deadpool just can’t say no. Enter: Headpool, Kidpool, Dogpool and Lady Deadpool – and it’s off to the rescue, right?  Not so fast. Turns out another Elder, the Champion, isn’t quite sold on this new super-team. If Deadpool and crew want to streak across the universe to face the ultimate enemy, their destiny, and much needed tacos and beer, they’re going to have to pass a little test first…
40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #894
Written by IVAN BRANDON
Penciled by SANFORD GREENE
Cover by HUMERTO RAMOS
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT by TBA
A DAME TO GET KILLED FOR. When a widow hires Deadpool to avenge her husband and kill The Punisher, Wade Wilson follows a trail that leads him under the city of NY and headfirst into an army of monsters lead by the animated remains of his prey. What he finds is that FrankenCastle is already dead... but that doesn't make him any less deadly.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #10
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by BONG DAZO
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT by TBA
Playtime is over, and the zombie universe is no place for a vacation, even though Deadpool has been having a fine time in the last human stronghold in existence and playing patty cake with the lovely Professor Veronica.  No, no, no.  So Deadpool, Headpool and Bill agent of A.I.M. have set off to find their way back to the non-zombie Universe.  Just one problem: They've run head on into a zombie-fied Absorbing Man, Armadillo and Aquilar.  And these guys are HUNGRY.  Time for a full-blown all out battle, complete with a troop of A.I.M agents who stumble into the fray.  Even if they manage to get past these guys, will Deadpool's crazy plan to get them home actually work?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

NEW MUTANTS #12
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by IBRAIM ROBERSON
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT
by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
SECOND COMING, CHAPTER THREE
Fall of a New Mutant?! The X-Men are hot on the trail of Cable and Hope and meet Bastion’s forces head-on, in the form of Bastion’s capo William Stryker and his Purifier army. Stryker’s forces score one casualty early, but who wins the battle? At the same time the New Mutants are hitting Bastion’s second-in-command, Cameron Hodge. But going up against Hodge and 100 of his soldiers is way out of their league and one of them won’t walk away from it.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #523
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by TERRY DODSON
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT by MIKE PERKINS
SECOND COMING, CHAPTER TWO
The race to find Cable and Hope is on, but who will get to them first? Will it be Cyclops and the X-Men or Bastion and his mutant-hating cabal? Cyclops isn’t waiting for the answer to that as takes the fight directly to Bastion with the New Mutants!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #12
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
The time-twisting saga of the all-new Deathlok continues as Wolverine battles an army of cyborg assassins on two fronts: in the present, Logan must keep Captain America from becoming the latest casualty on the Deathlok hit list, while in the future an aging, battle-ravaged Logan leads a last-ditch effort to shut down the Deathloks once and for all.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #47
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by WILL CONRAD
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT
by HUMBERTO RAMOS
“RECKONING” Part 2 of 4
After having done the unthinkable, Wolverine now moves into endgame—a direct confrontation with Romulus. But as the pieces begin to move, Wolverine’s plan begins to tear apart at the seams—has Skaar, the son of Hulk, become compromised by Romulus’ influence? Will the reluctant Cloak be there when Wolverine needs him? Just when Wolverine thinks he has Romulus cornered, he begins to realize that he, not Romulus, has walked into a trap.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-FACTOR #204
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT by TBA
A SECOND COMING - REVELATIONS TIE-IN!
You're Bolivar Trask, the reanimated leader of the Mutant Response Division. Your mission: Kill every member of X-Factor. How to accomplish that without collateral damage? Easy: hire the team for what seems to be a routine case that will send them into a certain death trap. Problem solved.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR FOREVER #2
Written by LOUISE SIMONSON
Pencils & Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
Enslavement. Torture. Annihilation. Apocalypse looked into the future of mutantkind and, foreseeing disaster, enacted an end-game to save the children of the atom from the hatred of their less-gifted but more numerous brethren. But his plan to create a burgeoning mutant population has backfired disastrously. When a Celestial arrives to stand judgment on humanity, will X-Factor and their sworn enemy be forced to work together to assure humanity’s salvation? Find out as beloved X-Factor creator Louise Simonson and fan-favorite Dan Panosian continue to deliver the twists in this FOREVER epic!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

X-FORCE #26
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Penciled by MIKE CHOI
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH
RIP VARIANT by TBA
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT by TBA
SECOND COMING, CHAPTER FIVE
As the X-Men make their desperate attempt to get Hope to Utopia, the battle will cost them one of their own.  Nothing will ever be the same.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN FOREVER ANNUAL #1
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by TBA
Cover by SANA TAKEDA
JOIN COMICS LEGEND CHRIS CLAREMONT AS HE CONTINUES TO REDEFINE THE X-MEN UNIVERSE IN HIS OWN VISION. One of the most explosive revelations of X-Men Forever #1 was the unconsummated and clandestine affair between Logan and Jean Grey. Now, Claremont takes you deep into the intimate history of this unsung love between two of the most popular X-Men—and gives insight to the betrayed heart of Cyclops! DON’T MISS THIS X-MEN FOREVER EVENT!
40 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

X-MEN FOREVER #21 & 22
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
ASSAULT ON THE CONSORTIUM!!! Sometimes the best way to take down a secret organization is with a team of the best, strongest, fiercest mutants on the planet! But have the X-Men—along with Nick Fury—bitten off more than they can chew? You won’t want to miss these heart-pounding issues, from ICONIC X-MEN WRITER CHRIS CLAREMONT and ORIGINAL X-MEN FOREVER SERIES ARTIST TOM GRUMMETT!
32 PGS.(each)/Rated A …$3.99 (each)

X-MEN LEGACY #235
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by GREG LAND
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT by DAVE JOHNSON
SECOND COMING, CHAPTER FOUR
The X-Men chasing Cable and Hope have lost a teammate. They aren’t giving up, but the trail has gone cold. That’s where Rogue comes in. But how could she know where Hope and Cable are? And the battle between the New Mutants and Hodge’s forces ends here!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: PIXIE STRIKES BACK #3 (of 4)
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
The illusion of high-school reality comes crashing down on Pixie, X-23 and the other X-Girls and it’s not pretty. They’re being held by a demon king who, shockingly enough, doesn’t have their best interest at heart. The X-Men are coming to save the day, but will it matter? The secret of Pixie’s parentage is out and no one will ever look at her the same way again.
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

TAGS:  solicitations, x-men, new mutants, deadpool, x-force

 
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