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Advance X-Solicitations, April 2009

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Advance X-Solicitations, April 2009

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, 2009. 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.

ASTONISHING X-MEN #29

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils & Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

“GHOST BOX,” PART 5

The penultimate chapter of the opening epic by the superstar team of Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi. Are you ready for the secret of the Ghost Box?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE #13

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Pencils & 50/50 Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

50/50 Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

“X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR,” PART 2

The sequel to 2007’s MESSIAH COMPLEX continues here! Cyclops has complete faith that his son, Cable, will do everything he can to protect the so-called mutant messiah – who he believes will save mutantkind. But he also knows what havoc former X-Man Lucas Bishop has wreaked in the nightmarish future. So now he’s sent his black ops team, the X-Force, on a risky, time-traveling mission to save Cable and the child, completely unaware that there’s something else waiting for them in the future. Something not even Bishop was counting on…

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 #12

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK

Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Wolverine Art Appreciation

Variant by TBA

In issue 3, Pete Wisdom let loose hordes of Magical villains in order to fight the Skrulls. His chickens are coming home to roost as Dracula has united these forces. They’ve begun to rip MI13 apart and take England for their own. Treaty with Doctor Doom or not, their threat will not be contained to Great Britain. And there’s nothing Pete can do about it…

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DARK WOLVERINE POSTER

24×36…$8.99

Final Order Cut-Off 3/19/09, (On-Sale 04/15/09)

DEADPOOL #9

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by PACO MEDINA

Cover by JASON PEARSON

“MAGNUM OPUS,” PART 3 OF 4

Tie-in to “DARK REIGN”

SPECIAL CROSSOVER WITH THUNDERBOLTS! Love is in the air – but so are a whole lotta bullets! Is Black Widow really falling for Deadpool, or is she using her feminine wiles to bamboozle our questionable hero? Here’s a hint: her name is Black Widow! Don’t do it, Wade! MAGNUM

OPUS, the shoot-’em-up romp of the year, revs toward its conclusion as Deadpool pulls an ace from up his sleeve. Enter: TASKMASTER!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS #1 (of 5)

Written by MIKE BENSON

Penciled by CARLO BARBIERI

Cover by MIKE McKONE

“SUICIDE KINGS,” PART 1: DEALER’S CHOICE”

Deadpool’s latest job has gotten him into a world of trouble. Everyone wants a piece of him — and for a crime he didn’t commit! That’s right: 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, he’s first got to avoid getting captured — or killed — by some of the Marvel Universe’s heaviest hitters: Daredevil, the Punisher and Spider-Man.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

RAMPAGING WOLVERINE #1

Written by JOSH FIALKOV, CHRISTOPHER YOST, ROBIN FURTH & TED MCKEEVER

Penciled by PACO DIAZ LUQUE, NELSON & TED MCKEEVER

Cover by NELSON

The Marvel Magazine that never was-three ALL-NEW, ALL-ACTION Wolverine tales, all in fantastic BLACK AND WHITE! Josh Fialkov (ELK’S RUN) and the fantastic gray wash art of Paco Diaz Luque pit Wolverine against South Pacific pirates…and worse. Plus, X-FORCE writer Christopher Yost introduce a sniper with a secret-and a canuckle-head to kill! Finally, comics legend Ted McKeever (METROPOL, EDDIE CURRENT) tells a third island adventure. Plus even more! It’s non-stop Logan-too hot for color to handle-and NO ADS!

48 PGS./Black & White/All-New/Parental Advisory …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #508 & #509

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Covers by GREG LAND

Uncanny X-Men #508 Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by LAURA MARTIN

The X-Men get up to the delicate art of living as the Sisterhood plan their imminent demise. The Science Team gets to work, trying very hard not to kill one another first. Simon Trask gains traction in the California state legislature, muscling PROPOSITION X to an emergency ballot vote. If it passes, mutants past and present, powered and otherwise, won’t be allowed to breed… all this and a friend returns as a foe and ready for murder. Oh, things are getting ugly.

32 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

WOLVERINE #72

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Logan and Hawkeye have finally reached their journey’s end, made it to New Babylon, and delivered Hawkeye’s secret cargo. But the completion of their mission has come with a great price…and Logan is out for revenge on the man responsible for the annihilation of the world’s super heroes, the President of the United States! Don’t miss the penultimate issue of the greatest Wolverine story ever told by modern masters MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN! Part 7 (of 8).

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: THE ANNIVERSARY

Written by WILLIAM HARMS & JONATHAN MABERRY

Penciled by JEFTE PALO & ROLAND BOSCHI

Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Double-sized one-shot with two all-new stories!

In “The Anniversary,” it’s terror at thirty-thousand feet! It’s a few days before the anniversary of Mariko’s death, and Logan is making the long pilgrimage to Japan to pay his respects when his 747 is suddenly seized by a group of terrorists who plan on blowing up the craft over downtown Honolulu! If Logan is to save the plane and its passengers, he’ll have to rely on all of his guile, instincts and predatory skills… because all it takes is one bullet to destabilize the plane’s pressure, or a split-second’s warning for the terrorist leader to detonate the bomb strapped to his chest…And in “Ghosts,” a squad of ninja assassins is the least of Logan’s problems.

48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New/Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #14

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by RONAN CLIQUET

Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS

Wolverine Art Appreciation variant by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

What do you get when you take KITTY PRYDE, DAREDEVIL, ELEKTRA, THE HAND, and the willingness of ALL of them to beat the SNOT outta each other?

Well…you get this comic!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE MAGAZINE #1

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

It’s Wolverine from cover to cover as Marvel’s feral mutant leaps into the first issue of his very own magazine! In addition to full-length comic-book stories, this issue features puzzles, games, pinups and a pull-out poster!

96 PGS./All Ages …$ 6.99

WOLVERINE NOIR #1 (of 4)

Written by STUART MOORE

Pencils and Cover by C.P. SMITH

Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO

The Bowery, 1937. Jim Logan, the fiercest knife expert in New York, runs a seedy detective agency called “LOGAN & LOGAN”…along with his useless, halfwit brother, Dog. They’re the best they are at what they do. But when a swanky dame named Mariko Yashida struts into the office, she opens up a world of hurt for Logan, forcing him to revisit his painful, bloody past.

The latest in the Marvel Noir series, WOLVERINE NOIR reunites the acclaimed WOLVERINE team of Stuart Moore (IRON MAN) and C.P. Smith (The Programme).

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #35

Written by DANIEL WAY

Pencils & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

“WEAPON XI”

During the darkest days of the Cold War a weapon was forged; more powerful, more fearsome and more adaptable than any the world had ever seen. The world has since changed…and so, too, must the weapon that could one day destroy it. Evolution cannot be stopped, but there is one man -Wolverine, for the love of his son-who is going to try.

Part 3 (of 5).

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #1

Written by JASON AARON

Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY

50/50 Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT

Variant Cover A by TBA

Variant Cover B by TBA

“THE ADAMANTIUM MEN” Part 1 (of 5)

In the jungles of Colombia, people are turning up dead, whole villages brutally slaughtered by a team of soldiers who move through the shadows like ghosts. On the streets of San Francisco, Logan learns that the files from the old Weapon X program, the blueprints for building Adamantium-laced super soldiers like himself, have fallen into the hands of the evil corporation, Roxxon. Once again, it seems, someone is looking to build the perfect killing machine. That means it’s time for Wolverine to step in, and remind them that someone already did. Plus 8 pages of Director’s Cut Extras!

40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X FILES

Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN,RONALD BYRD, ERIC J. MOREELS, STUART VANDAL, MICHAEL HOSKIN, CHAD ANDERSON, RICH GREEN, JEPH YORK, MARKUS ETTLINGER, MADISON CARTER & MIKE FICHERA

Cover by FRANK MARTIN

A brand-new, all-inclusive handbook for Hollywood’s favorite mutant, spotlighting a complete biography of Wolverine! He may be in an acre of comics each month, but this is the only place to get the real score! Also featuring some of the Canucklehead’s best allies – including Gambit, Maverick, Tyger Tiger and X-Force! And along for the ride are villains – the likes of Blob, Daken, Deadpool, Mastermind, Orphan Maker, Donald Pierce, the Purifiers, Sabretooth and S’ym! And more than four dozen other stars linked to our man Logan from Amiko to Silver Fox!

64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

X-FACTOR #42

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO

Cover by DAVID YARDIN

After the shocking events of the past few issues, MADROX has learned that in X-FACTOR, anything can happen. And in this issue-everything does! Separated from his teammates and involved in a war he never expected to see, he can only look back on the days when the team stood together. Now-the rebellion has begun!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #14

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST

Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

“X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR”

STRYFE STRIKES! Cable and X-Force’s greatest nemisis returns! The X-event of the decade continues in MESSIAH WAR, and things go from “bad” to “worst case scenario” as X-Force and Cable struggle to keep Hope alive. While Cyclops fights to keep X-Force’s involvement a secret in the present, Cable and Wolverine butt heads in the future over control of the child. Making matters worse, a member of X-Force abandons the team as an army of darkness descends upon them, leaving the team a man down with their backs to the wall. Past, present and future collide as the war for Mutantkind’s survival continues. Part 3 (of 7)

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS FINALS #3 (of 4)

Written by JEFF PARKER

Art by ROGER CRUZ, AMILCAR PINNA & COLLEEEN COOVER

Cover by ROGER CRUZ

How metal is a giant ghostly Magneto presence trying to crush the X-Men? VERY METAL. And have no fear of the weirdness stopping there, because now the black and gold-suited X-Men have just arrived to add to the confusion our graduating class find themselves in! And the brilliant Hank McCoy will foolishly end a sentence in a preposition like we’re doing here!

32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #223

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by LEE BERMEJO

70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by MORRY HOLLOWELL

“Salvage”

It’s the moment of truth for Danger and Professor Xavier as the seeds planted in ASTONISHING X-MEN finally bloom. Prof. X kept a sentient being almost as a slave and now that she is free of her bonds, Danger will take her revenge. And this time, the X-Men aren’t there to help him. It’s the beginning of the end of Professor Xavier’s part of X-MEN LEGACY! Part 4 (of 5)

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: THE LIVES AND TIMES OF LUCAS BISHOP #3 (OF 3)

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Penciled by LARRY STROMAN

Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

“HIS NAME IS BISHOP, AND NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME” The untold story of renegade X-Man Lucas Bishop concludes here!

He was born into bondage. Forced into a life of crime on the streets of a hard future. Slowly, though, Lucas BIshop transformed himself into an agent of justice…a hero cop. But now that his greatest enemy has ripped a hole in time itself, Bishop realizes that he may have been put on this earth for more than a tin badge. He might have been put here to set everything right, because he’s the only X-Man alive who knows how wrong it’s going to be…

32 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE #1

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST

Pencils and Cover by MARK TEXEIRA

The X-MEN ORIGINS series continues here, with the most popular X-Man in the spotlight. From the first time he popped his claws, to the moment he joined the X-Men, Wolverine has had a rough life. See every gruesome detail here! This is a perfect gift for the people in your life who are looking forward to the X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE movie!

40 PGS./One-Shot/All-New/Rated T+ …$3.99

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