Yesterday CBR posted Marvel’s advance solicitations for comics shipping in the month of May. There’s a lot to anticipate in May, from Fear Itself picking up steam, Chris Bachalo joining The Avengers, new #1s, several titles double-shipping and even some themed variant covers under the moniker of “X-Men Evolutions.” But there’s a couple things missing.
Uncanny X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, New Mutants and X-Men: Legacy are all missing from the May solicitations. In the previous month’s solicitations, Uncanny X-Men has three issues planned — a Point One issue as well as a #535 & #536. Uncanny X-Force also posts two issues in the month of April. The latter two are involved in the “Age of X” event which ends in April, but their absence in May could mean something. The last solicited New Mutants, April’s #24, is heralded as the end of the “Age of X” storyline.
A cursory search reveals a possible answer on Uncanny X-Force writer Rick Rememder’s twitter, where he states “Solicits for May issues of Uncanny X-Force held off for huge announcement of upcoming awesome power. Really is big. Really.”
This “announcement” Remender refers to could potentially relate to the other three books mentioned earlier.
So is Marvel holding back part of their solicits for May books? Will they show up in comic shops’ order catalog Previews, or will it be emailed as an addendum to buyers? Lots of questions here, so expect some answers from Marvel in the coming days.