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Advance X-Solicitations, February 2010

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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 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