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Advance X-Solicitations, May 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 May, 2010. The full list of Marvel’s May 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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DAZZLER #1

Written by JIM MCCANN

Pencils & Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

She’s survived Necrosha, but how can Dazzler defend herself against the onslaught of villains from her past that have targeted her all at once?! Dr. Doom!  The Enchantress! And Rogue?!  And what’s worse–they are led by her murderous sister, MORTIS!  This is no family reunion, but the disco-ball shattering showdown you’ve been waiting for! Will Alison Blaire survive this blood-soaked trip down memory lane? Find out in this special by fan-favorites Jim McCann (NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION) and Kalman Andrasofszky (CAPTAIN AMERICA)!

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


DARK WOLVERINE #86

Written by MARJORIE LIU & DANIEL WAY

Pencils & Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

Heroic Age Variant by TBA

“RECKONING” PART 3 OF 4

For decades, Daken has waited for the moment that has now finally arrived. In one fell swoop, Daken plans to both destroy his father and achieve his destiny. The streets of Ankara run red with blood as Daken faces off against…Romulus!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99


DEADPOOL #23

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by CARLO BARBERI

Cover by JASON PEARSON

Heroic Age Variant by TBA

“TRICKY,” PART 1

Deadpool’s been described as many things over the years, but “trendsetter”? That’s a new one. Here he is, trying to get his hero on and guess what? Suddenly, everyone else is, too! Seems like everyone’s wanting to jump on the Deadpool bandwagon lately, doesn’t it?

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99


DEADPOOL CORPS #2

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER

Pencils & Cover by ROB LIEFELD

‘POOLPOCALYPSE NOW: DISRESPECT YOUR ELDERS

Tapped by the Elders of the Universe, The Deadpool Corps – Deadpool, Headpool, Kidpool, Dogpool and Lady Deadpool -embark on the universe-spanning mission that only they can accomplish.  If there’s one thing Deadpool has learned, it’s keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your drinking buddies even closer than that.  Why fight the Champion when he can be the Deadpool Corps’s new best pal?  

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99


DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #11

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER

Penciled by BONG DAZO

Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

Zombie Ice Man is HUNGRY! And Zombie Firebird is feeling peckish too. Mmmmmmm. A Slice of Dr. Betty sounds good … with a side of Bill, Agent of A.I.M. You really think Deadpool is gonna let that happen? Cue gratuitous violence. Following Headpool’s half-baked plan to get back to the “normal” universe, Deadpool and pals must first fight their way through the hungry of hungries. Which of Deadpool’s compatriots gets zombie-fied? Tune in to find out.  Same Deadpool-time. Same Deadpool channel.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99


DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #893

Written by ROB WILLIAMS

Penciled by MATTEO SCALERA

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Heroic Age Variant by MATTEO SCALERA

TEAM-UP WITH CAPTAIN BRITAIN – Special Relationship

Cor Blimey guv’nor and, indeed, luv a duck. The fabled missing weapons haul of Captain Britain’s old enemy Slaymaster has finally been discovered, which sends Deadpool, and every other mercenary with air miles to cash in, to jolly old England in pursuit of a VERY large payday. But Captain Britain isn’t just going to let the deadly Slaymaster tech hit the open market. That just wouldn’t be cricket.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99


NEW MUTANTS #13

Written by ZEB WELLS

Penciled by IBRAIM ROBERSON

Cover by ADI GRANOV

Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH

Heroic Age Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

“SECOND COMING”, CHAPTER SEVEN

Nothing is going right for Cyclops, as he tries to prepare his army for war. The X-Men are falling apart at the seams. Schisms are forming regarding Hope and her importance while Bastion’s spy continues to terrorize them from inside their own home.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


UNCANNY X-MEN #524

Written by MATT FRACTION

Penciled by TERRY DODSON

Cover by ADI GRANOV

Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH

Heroic Age Variant by STEPHANE ROUX

“SECOND COMING”, CHAPTER SIX

A beloved X-Man died defending Hope, the returned mutant “messiah.” As they lay their comrade to rest, the remaining X-Men are left to question: Is she worth it?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


WOLVERINE #900

Written by DAVID FINCH, C.B. CEBULSKI, DEAN MOTTER, MARC BERNARDIN, TODD DEZAGO & MATT YOCUM

Penciled by DAVID FINCH, GREG SCOTT, POW RODRIX,
JASON CRAIG & JAKE BILBAO

Cover by DAVID FINCH

X-Man. Avenger. Soldier. And that’s just the HALF of it. In this atomic-sized special, superstar David Finch leads a platoon of comic’s most talented creators in giving the Canadian killer a 21-gun salute. Ninjas, bar-room brawls, Morlocks and pirates (yes, PIRATES!): this issue sees the most marvelous mutant of all put through the paces. And if five-all new tales of Snikt-tastic action wasn’t enough, there’s classic reprints featuring some of Logan’s greatest hits!

104 PGS./New & Reprint/Parental Advisory …$4.99


WOLVERINE ORIGINS #48

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by WILL CONRAD

Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Heroic Age Variant by TBA

“RECKONING,” CONCLUSION

Revenge. It is what has motivated Wolverine for over a century. But now, with that revenge within reach…is it really what he wants? More importantly, is it really what he needs? A new era begins as Wolverine finally considers his future instead of his blood-stained past.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99


WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #13

Written by JASON AARON

Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY

The time-bending saga of the all-new Deathlok continues as Wolverine and Captain America fight for their lives against an army of cyborg assassins. Outnumbered and outgunned, our heroes turn to desperate measures but learn the hard way that when you tamper with the time stream, you better be ready to expect the unexpected.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99


X-FACTOR #205

Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO

Cover by DAVID YARDIN

Heroic Age Variant by TBA

A SECOND COMING TIE-IN!

The mutant hunter Bastion has sent the Mutant Response Division and the newly resurrected Bolivar Trask after X-Factor with one mission: Kill them all. And it seems thus far that all is going according to plan. Meanwhile in the jungles of South America, Strong Guy has to form an extremely unlikely alliance if he wants to save Monet from the MRD.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


X-FACTOR FOREVER #3

Written by LOUISE SIMONSON

Pencils by DAN PANOSIAN

& ALUIR ALMANCINO

Cover by DAN PANOSIAN 

If you can’t trust a semi-autonomous battle cruiser from space to betray you to a bunch of alien gods, who CAN you trust? That’s the question facing the mutant tyrant Apocalypse when Ship, the Celestial artifact-turned-X-Factor-HQ, develops sentience and starts reporting to its makers. What exactly has Ship told the omnipotent Celestials…and what does it all have to do with young Christopher Summers?

32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99


X-FORCE #27

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Penciled by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK

Cover by ADI GRANOV

Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH

Heroic Age Variant by CLAY MANN

“SECOND COMING” CHAPTER NINE

This is the end of the line. The horror of what the X-Men face is fully revealed, and the reality sets in…every single mutant on the planet is going to die. They cannot hold out any longer. And X-Force goes on their final mission.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99


X-MEN FOREVER #23 & 24

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI (#23) & TOM GRUMMETT (#24)

Covers by TOM GRUMMETT

DON’T MISS THE EXPLOSIVE CONCLUSION TO THE FIRST VOLUME OF THIS LANDMARK SERIES! The X-Men are up to their ears in the Consortium, the anti-mutant shadow government bent on eradicating all mutantkind. Still reeling from revelations of who is behind the mysterious organization, Cyclops, Jean, Beast, Kitty, Gambit, Lil’ ‘Ro, Rogue, Kurt and Professor X must band together to ensure the survival of all mutants. DON’T MISS A THRILLING MINUTE OF THIS SERIES FROM X-MEN LEGEND CHRIS CLAREMONT!

32 PGS.(each)/Rated A …$3.99 (each)


X-MEN FOREVER GIANT-SIZE #1

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Pencils & Cover by MIKE GRELL

Join two comic legends as they deliver an explosive confrontation between the X-MEN and the SHI’AR! Chris Claremont and Mike Grell pit the mighty Imperial Guard against Xavier’s X-Men in an all-out battle! As the fighting rages on, questions mount-why have the Imperial Guard attacked? And what do they want from Xavier? Don’t miss this explosive issue that will turn the X-MEN FOREVER UNIVERSE UPSIDE-DOWN!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99


X-MEN LEGACY #236

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by GREG LAND

Cover by ADI GRANOV

Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH

Heroic Age Variant by MIKE CHOI

“SECOND COMING”, CHAPTER EIGHT

Bastion’s plan comes to fruition as an impenetrable dome makes the Bay Area a prison. It’s bad enough for the millions of humans, but it’s even worse for the 98% of the world’s mutants who live there.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99


X-MEN ORIGINS: EMMA FROST #1

Written by VALERIE D’ORAZIO

Penciled by KARL MOLINE

Cover by BENJAMIN

Witness the birth of the White Queen! From the mousy girl from a rich New England family, to the rich and terrifying queen of a secret society to the leader of the X-Men, Emma has cut a powerful swath through the Marvel Universe. See her rise to power in this one-shot by up-and-comer Valerie D’Orazio and Karl Moline (LONERS, Buffy)!

48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated A …$3.99


X-MEN: PIXIE STRIKES BACK #4 (of 4)

Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN

Penciled by SARA PICHELLI

Cover by STUART IMMONEN

You can’t pick your parents. And if you could, Pixie certainly wouldn’t have picked Mastermind, the man who turned Jean Grey into the Dark Phoenix. But right now, that’s the least of her problems. A giant demon named Saturnine has been using her Pixie dust to lull her fellow X-Men into submission and it’s worked. Now he’s one step away from all the power he needs to take control of the world. Can the fast-talking Welsh girl with wings possibly stop him?

32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99


X-MEN: SECOND COMING – REVELATIONS: BLIND SCIENCE #1

Written by SIMON SPURRIER

Pencils by PAUL DAVIDSON

Cover by GERALD PAREL

The X-Men are on the ropes, barely dodging a foe whose master plan has them fighting to survive. Discovering some suspicious activity just off the coast of their refuge, Utopia, the X-Men send their best and brightest to investigate, hoping to discover just what Bastion is plotting. However, the X-Club is in for more than they bargained for: namely, a trap designed just for them. Thrown into a war even worse than the one they’re coming from, the X-Club is left to wonder: How do they get back to the X-Men? And just how do they figure into Bastion’s master plan?

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


X-MEN: SECOND COMING – REVELATIONS: HELLBOUND #1 (of 3)

Written by CHRIS YOST

Pencils by HARVEY TOLIBAO

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Fighting for the future of mutantkind, the X-Men are locked in battle with Bastion, staving off his forces even by sacrificing themselves. When Magik is gravely injured in battle, she instinctively flees to the sanctuary of Limbo…only to fall into the clutches of a longtime adversary hoping to wrest the powerful Soulsword-and control of Limbo-from her grasp. Now, a small team of X-Men venture in after her, but they are met only by unexpected peril: a horde of demons out for blood, Magik nowhere in sight, and a concealed evil walking amongst them.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99