DC Solicits: February 2013

This month, 2 of the member of the newest Justice League(That’s of America, coming after Dark and Regular, but before Cool Ranch) get their own ongoings, and surprisingly enough, no titles are cancelled. Except Hellblazer.

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Solicit Overviews, December 2012: Marvel

THUNDERBOLTS #1 & 2 DANIEL WAY (W) • STEVE DILLON  (A) Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO Variant Cover by Billy Tan Variant  #2 cover by TBA Young Baby Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG Blank Cover Variant  Also Available Red Hulk, Venom, Elektra, Deadpool, the Punisher. Forget the  courts, the jails, the system – this team of Thunderbolts fights fire with fire,  targeting the most dangerous and lethal players in the Marvel Universe with  extreme prejudice. Led by General “Thunderbolt” Ross, AKA the Red Hulk, this  hand-picked team of like-minded operatives is going to make the world a better  place…by all means necessary. 32 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$2.99  (EACH)

 

AVENGERS  #1 & 2 JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) JEROME OPEÑA (A) Cover by  DUSTIN WEAVER (SEP120526) Variant Cover By Esad Ribic (SEP120529) Issue #1  Sketch Variant by TBA (AUG128012) Young Baby Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG  (SEP120530) Blank Cover Variant Also Available (SEP120527) ISSUE #2  Variant cover by John Romita Jr. The greatest heroes in comics together on  one unbeatable team! Now shipping twice a month, the Avengers “go large,”  expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even  interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call – who will answer?  Big threats, big ideas, big idealism – these are the Avengers NOW! 32 PGS.  (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

CABLE  AND X-FORCE #1 & 2 DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA  (A/C) Variant cover by JOE QUESADA Variant Sketch Cover by Joe Quesada Variant Character Sketch Cover by Salvador Larroca Variant Cover by Mike  Deodato Blank cover variant also available Variant Cover (#2) by TBA Cable is back! NOW! with a new X-Force at his side, he must tackle the threats  that nobody else can know about. But just who are Cable’s new recruits, and why  is his team public enemy number one? Caught red-handed at the scene of a  terrorist attack on a major American corporation whose CEO has expressed  anti-mutant views, the X-Force is the run, with none other than the Uncanny  Avengers in hot pursuit. 32 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$3.99 (EACH)

 

AVENGERS  ARENA #1 DENNIS HOPELESS (W) KEV WALKER (A) cover by DAVE  JOHNSON Variant cover by MIKE PERKINS Young Baby Variant by SKOTTIE  YOUNG Blank cover variant Also Available Trapped on an isolated island, 16  superhuman young adults (including cult faves like members of the Runaways, The  Avengers Academy and Darkhawk) are given a chilling ultimatum by their demented  captor: Fight or die…only one will walk out alive! Thus begins a primal battle  that will test the skills, stamina and morals of each combatant. Welcome to  Murder World, where the secrets are plenty, alliances are fleeting, and the key  to victory might be rewriting the rules of the game. Who will survive? The  rising star team of Dennis Hopeless (X-MEN: SEASON ONE) and Kev Walker  (THUNDERBOLTS) dare you to tune in to your new favorite comic NOW! 32  PGS./Rated T …$2.99
AVENGERS  ARENA #2 DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • KEV WALKER (A) Cover by CHRIS  BACHALO Variant cover by MIKE OEMING • ANNIHILATION’s Cammi vs.  Deathlocket! • AVENGER ACADEMY’s Hazmat vs. Deathlocket! • Who the heck is  Deathlocket? And who dies in this issue? • Plus: Who are the students of the  Braddock Academy? 32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

While the whole concept of this thing, with it basically being an excuse to kill off 15 kid characters they don’t know what to do with, is skeevy as hell, I can’t resist a good Lord Of The Flies homage.

A+X  #3 CHRIS BACHALO & JAMES ASMUS (W) CHRIS BACHALO & BILLY  TAN (A) Cover by CHRIS BACHALO • Chris Bachalo writes and draws a teamup  of two of the biggest Marvel movie ladies – BLACK WIDOW AND ROGUE VS.  SENTINELS! • James Asmus and Billy Tan bring together the stars of the two  biggest new Marvel series – GAMBIT AND HAWKEYE SAVE LIVES! 32 PGS./Rated T  …$3.99

UNCANNY  Avengers #3 RICK REMENDER (W) John Cassaday (A/C) Variant  cover by TBA • Red Skull is using his new powers to incite violence against  mutants across the globe! • Scarlet Witch and Rogue make a terrible discovery  that will haunt them forever! • The UNCANNY AVENGERS feel the full might of  Red Skull’s S-Men. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ALL-NEW  X-MEN #3 BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) STUART IMMONEN (A/C) Variant  cover by TBA • The flagship X-Book marches on! • The original 5 X-Men are  back, but that’s not all that’s happening. • What happened to the Phoenix 5  from AVENGERS VS. X-MEN? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
ALL-NEW  X-MEN #4 BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • STUART IMMONEN (A/C) Variant  cover by TBA • The Original 5 X-Men come face to face with their  counterparts…and it isn’t a peaceful meeting! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC  FOUR #2 MATT FRACTION (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A) Cover by Mark  Bagley Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT • The First Family leaves time and  space! • How long can Reed hide his motivations from his family? • What  undiscovered places, what amazing things, and what incredible people are out  there waiting to meet the FANTASTIC FOUR? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FF  #2 MATT FRACTION (W) • MICHAEL ALLRED (A/C) Variant cover by MIKE  ALLRED • Ant-Man! She Hulk! Medusa! And, um — Ms. Thing? • How does the  rest of the Future Foundation react to the new team? • What classic Fantastic  Four super-villain can’t wait to get their hands on the new FF? 32 PGS./Rated  T+ …$2.99

DEADPOOL  #3 GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN (W) • TONY MOORE (A) Cover by  GEOF DARROW Variant Cover By DANIEL ACUÑA • Deadpool vs. Dead  Presidents…this time, TRICKY DICK NIXON! • Can even Doctor Strange help the  M w/the M? • This is the Deadpool series you will marry someday! 32  PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

 

CAPTAIN  AMERICA #2 RICK REMENDER (W) • JOHN ROMITA JR (A/C) Variant cover  by TBA Dimension Z continues! • “Remember their faces, their families.  Remember what they love. Learn how to turn it against them. ” • Arnim Zola’s  ambitions leave Captain America stranded in the upside-down territory known as  Dimension Z. • Steve has saved the life of Zola’s son, but can he keep him  alive? • Who are the barbarians of Phrox and what are their intentions for  Steve and his new ward? 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

X-MEN  LEGACY #3 SIMON SPURRIER (W) • TAN ENG HUAT (A) Cover by MIKE DEL  MUNDO Variant cover by TBA • Legion must keep his inner demons in check  long enough to help newly-manifested mutant twins who are being exploited by a  criminal cartel in Japan. • But the twins may just have plans of their  own. • As do Legion’s inner demons… 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON  MAN #3 KIERON GILLEN (W) • GREG LAND (A&C) Design Variant  cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN Variant cover by GREG LAND • The new Iron Man  stealth armor debuts! The most subtle Iron Man armor of all time! • Deep in  Columbia the daughter of a cartel boss is “modified” by EXTREMIS. • Will  villains VIBRO, FIREBRAND and THE LIVING LASER stop Tony from doing what he must  to save the world from the deadly nano-virus? • An all-new era for Tony Stark  from the best-selling UNCANNY X-MEN team of Kieron Gillen and Greg Land! 32  PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
IRON  MAN #4 KIERON GILLEN (W) • GREG LAND (A&C) Design Variant  cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN Variant cover by MIKE DEODATO • The new Iron Man  heavy-duty battle-suit debuts. The least subtle Iron Man armor of all time! • Tony’s hunt for Extremis takes him to the ancient Catacombs of Paris where  absolute horror awaits! • Things man was not meant to know Vs. the man who  wants to know everything. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INDESTRUCTIBLE  HULK #2 MARK WAID (W) • LEINIL FRANCIS YU (A/C) Variant Cover by  Mike Deodato • Guest starring IRON MAN! • While Bruce Banner and Tony  Stark are friends, Hulk and Iron Man are anything but! • Eisner Award winning  writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL) and superstar artist Leinil Yu continue to take the  Hulk in an all-new direction! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Hey, look, it’s a Mike Deodato cover that doesn’t look like someone airbrushed a PS2 game and handed it to an inker.

THOR:  GOD OF THUNDER #3 JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A/C) Variant  Cover By DANIEL ACUÑA • Following the bloody wake of murdered gods across the  depths of space, Thor tracks the God Butcher into the present! • Discovering  a forgotten cave on earth that echoes with the cries of tortured gods…the  Thunder God is shocked to find himself among them…! 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99

 

JOURNEY  INTO MYSTERY #647 KATHRYN IMMONEN (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A) Cover  by JEFF DEKAL Variant Cover by TBA ASGARDIANS GONE WILD! • Newly minted  with an ancient version of the Berzerker spell, Sif returns to an unsuspecting  Midgard…and with no patience for relative peace, she starts putting out fires  with gasoline..! • When the All-Seeing Heimdall pulls big brother rank…will  Sif find herself in the ultimate time-out?! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

So Heimdall now has a Mr. T mohawk/full beard? That’s pretty rad.

AVENGERS  ASSEMBLE #10 KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W) • STEFANO CASELLI (A) COVER  BY GREG LAND Variant Cover by TBA • Did you know that there’s a theory  that the bacteria in our bodies actually controls our moods and may even be  responsible for elements of our personalities? TONY STARK and BRUCE BANNER  did. • What happens when a 20 million-year-old evolutionary catalyst infects  a HULK? Could it be a cure? • Meanwhile, on the outside, CAPTAINS MARVEL AND  AMERICA must find the missing scientist before he unleashes said bacteria on the  world. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Multiple people saw that and didn’t immediately say “No, that’s not acceptable. We should at least have some semblance of standards. Do this over, but less… awful in every respect.” And that’s why the free market is a failed concept.

RED  SHE-HULK #60 JEFF PARKER (W) CARLO PAGULAYAN & WELLINTON  ALVES (A) Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN Variant COVER By Chris Stevens • VS.  THE AVENGERS!!! • Red She-Hulk = National Threat! • What shocking  discovery does Machine Man make about the future of super-humans? 32  PGS./Rated T+… $2.99

Secret  Avengers #35 RICK REMENDER (W) •MATTEO SCALERA (A) COVER BY  ARTHUR ADAMS • Contagious Robotic Evolution is go and the remaining Secret  Avengers are the only ones left! But how do you stop a plague that has already  begun to spread? • Torch, Venom and Valkyrie infiltrate the rebel robot base  In The Core, but are Lord UltraVision and Monarch Machine Man friend or foe? • Torch must choose between mankind and the perfect future Father will create  for all automatons 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

HAWKEYE  #5 & 6 MATT FRACTION (w) • Issue 5 – JAVIER PULIDO (a) Cover  by DAVID AJA • Issue 6 – David Aja (A/C) Issue 5 – • THE TAPE  CONCLUDES! • Someone has a deadly secret will change the course of Hawkeye’s  relationship with the Avengers. Issue 6 – • David Aja returns to the most  critically acclaimed comic of 2012! • The Ace Archer Clint Barton faces DVR-MAGEDDON! 32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

 

DARK  AVENGERS #184 JEFF PARKER (W) • NEIL EDWARDS (A) COVER BY JOE  QUINONES DARK AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! • What force on this planet – nay, this  universe – can turn Earth’s deadliest villains into into heroes? • Brought to  you by the titanic team of Jeff Parker and Neil Edwards, this Winter – Evil is  our only hope! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AMAZING  SPIDER-MAN #699 DAN SLOTT (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A) COVER BY PAOLO  MANUEL RIVERA • This is the MUST READ issue that turns over all the cards and  reveals secrets that have been set as far back as ENDS OF THE EARTH,  SPIDER-ISLAND, and 99 issues ago in ASM #600! • Doctor Octopus has hours left  to live. He knows Peter Parker’s secret. He has no master plan-all he wants is  vengeance. Which members of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery will heed Ock’s call to  arms? • Special appearances by the Lizard, the Spider-Slayer, Morbius the  Living Vampire, and some surprising Spidey Foes! 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99
AMAZING  SPIDER-MAN #699.1 Dan Slott & Joe Keatinge (W) • Al Barrionuevo  (A) COVER BY STEFANO CASELLI • As Doctor Octopus’ schemes take shape,  MORBIUS THE LIVING VAMPIRE returns with a Vengenace! • Will he be able to  resist the siren song of blissful bloodsucking or will Spider-Man sling him  straight back into the slammer? • Your first look at next month’s all-new  Morbius ongoing series. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
AVENGING  SPIDER-MAN #15.1 CHRISTOPHER YOST (W) • PACO MEDINA (A) COVER BY  PAOLO MANUEL RIVERA EPILOGUE to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FINALE (#700)! • Coinciding with the end of Amazing Spider-Man, a look back at the greatest  conflict in comics history: Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus! 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$2.99
AVENGING  SPIDER-MAN #15 CULLEN BUNN (W) GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (A/C) • Dell’otto drawing Devil Dinosaur? Done! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
AMAZING  SPIDER-MAN #700 DAN SLOTT (w) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (a) Plus stories  by JM DeMatteis & Giuseppe Camuncoli and Jen Van Meter & Stephanie  Buscema COVER BY MR. GARCIN Steve Ditko (Unused Amazing Fantasy 15 Art)  Variant Cover ASM 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT – Marcos Martin Martin  Variant WRAPAROUND VARIANT – Humberto Ramos COIPEL VARIANT QUESADA  VARIANT LAST ISSUE! All New! 104 PGS./Rated T+ …$7.99

 

VENOM  #28 CULLEN BUNN (w) • THONY SILAS (a) Cover by SHANE DAVIS VENOM’S BRINGING HIS GAME TO THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE! • A rash of sudden  disappearances bring Flash Thompson and Katy Keirnan to Philadelphia – what do  the U-Foes have to do with it?! • Thony Silas returns to Venom as he and  Cullen Bunn give the world’s most dangerous hero a new home! 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$2.99

SCARLET SPIDER #12 CHRISTOPHER YOST (w) REILLY BROWN (a) Cover by RYAN  STEGMAN MERRY CHRISTMAS, SCARLET SPIDER. HOPE YOU SURVIVE THE EXPERIENCE! • Kaine goes head to head with the Hand and Bruiser! • Come celebratethe  conclusion of Scarlet Spider’s First wonderful year with Chris Yost and Reilly  Brown! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
SCARLET  SPIDER #12.1 CHRISTOPHER YOST (w) • PAULO SIQUEIRA (a) Cover by  RYAN STEGMAN SCARLET SPIDER’S DARKEST HOUR BEGINS HERE! • Kaine’s  investigation brings him face to face with the Hand and Bruiser! • What does  Kingpin want with Houston? • Chris Yost and Paulo Siqueira (The Amazing  Spider-Man) will bring you the answers as a brand new year of Scarlet action  awaits! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE  COMICS IRON MAN #3 (of 4) NATHAN EDMONDSON (W) MATTEO BUFFAGNI  (A) Cover by FRANK STOCKTON • Tony and Rhodey against a sky full of Stark  drones! • What secret lies in Howard Stark’s past, and what does Tony know  about it? • Iron Man comes face to face with THE MANDARIN! 32 PGS./Rated  T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE  COMICS X-MEN #20 BRIAN WOOD (W) CARLO BARBERI (A) COVER BY  DAVE JOHNSON • The RESERVATION X arc continues as STORM helps teraform the  reservation • Rogue gets an unexpected visitor • Mach Two’s play for power  takes a new turn 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

This cover is just amazing. That sky, that sand, that rain. That lightning. Goddamn.

ULTIMATE  COMICS SPIDER-MAN #18 BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • DAVID MARQUEZ  (A&C) • The world is at war and Miles Morales is miles from home! • Miles has joined the Ultimates but that decision may have cost him his  family. • Our young super hero has to make some big decisions and he has to  make them now! • Guest-starring the ULTIMATES! 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99

ULTIMATE  COMICS ULTIMATES #18.1 SAM HUMPHRIES (W) • DALE EAGLESHAM (A) COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER • Can America recover after the dramatic  events of United We Stand? • President Cap takes charge! • Thor’s  momentous decision! • Perfect jumping on point for new readers! 32  PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
ULTIMATE  COMICS ULTIMATES #19 SAM HUMPHRIES (W) • SCOT EATON (A) COVER BY  ADI GRANOV • After United We Stand, AMERICAN RECONSTRUCTION begins! • Can  the United States ever be truly reunited? • President Cap comes face to face  with a painful reality! • The debut of the IRON PATRIOT! 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99

PUNISHER:  WAR ZONE #3 (of 5) GREG RUCKA (w) Carmine Di Giandomenico (a) Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO • The Punisher vs. Thor. 32 PGS./Parental  Advisory …$2.99

This sounds just like that one miniseries where we had a character that nobody had much of an idea what to do with fight the Avengers for a few issues, with no real connection to anything: Avengers: X-Sanction. At least the name’s better.

CAPTAIN  MARVEL #8 KELLY SUE DECONNICK (w) • DEXTER SOY (a/C) • DEEP SEA  DANGER! • What lurks below the ocean’s surface? And can Captain Marvel stop  it before she gets ship-wrecked? • Guest-starring Monica Rambeau! 32  PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

The blur near the bottom that sort of helps create a focus on the center of the image is a really nice touch.

MARVEL’S  IRON MAN 2 ADAPTATION #2 (of 2) CHRIS GAGE & WILL PILGRIM  (w) RAMON ROSANOS (a) • The official adaptation of Marvel Studios  blockbuster film Iron Man 2 concludes! • H.A.M.M.E.R drones attack the Stark  Expo! • With Rhodey under Vankov’s control, will War Machine kill Iron Man  before they can stop the drones? • PLUS: What is the Avengers Initiative? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

This should not be a thing. We know what the Avengers Initiative is, we’ve seen the movie, it’s like the #3 highest grossing film behind Titanic and Avatar now. Who decided we needed an adaptation of a movie from 2010, just in time for 5 months before the sequel.

CAPTAIN  AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #640 CULLEN BUNN (w) FRANCESCO  FRANCAVILLA (a/c) • FINALE ISSUE! GET READY TO HAVE YOUR FACES PUNCHED CLEAN  OFF! • Captain America and Black Widow lead the multiverse’s finest in a  final assault on Venemma Multiversal! • Black Widow vs. Black Widow…to the  death! • Forget 11…on a scale of 1 to AWESOME this eye-popping,  senses-snapping, jaw-dropping final issue goes to 12! 32 PGS./Rated T  …$2.99

Whoever’s writing copy for Marvel should stop mainlining Chris Hardwick and energy drinks, because this comes off as less “Enthusiasm about an exciting comic featuring awesome characters with rad-ass art” and more “soulless marketing slime we drizzled over this comic to disguise its lack of substantive content which we’ve tried to compensate for with ‘internet awesome’, whatever we think that is because we’re all 40-plus, balding, impotent, and unloved by anyone, let alone anyone who would bear us children who would allow us to see what is indeed ‘with it'”, and that’s not really something that makes me want to read a comic. I’d say it reminds me of what my dad would think would sell a comic to kids, but my dad’s actually kind of cool.

SPACEKNIGHTS  #3 (of 3) JIM STARLIN, CHRIS BATISTA, DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING  (w) CHRIS BATISTA & MIKE PERKINS (a) Cover by CHRIS BATISTA • This  is it! The final battle between the Spaceknight squad and the Dire Wraiths! •Tristan’s future visions have revealed his fate, but can it be changed? • Collecting SPACEKNIGHTS (2000) #5 and material from ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST  PROLOGUE. 48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DAREDEVIL  #21 MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A) COVER BY PAOLO MANUEL  RIVERA • The final showdown with Coyote! • Big clues to a mystery building  since issue 3! • Daredevil – wanted by the NYPD! 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$2.99

DAREDEVIL:  END OF DAYS #3 (OF 8) BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & DAVID MACK (W) KLAUS JANSON & BILL SIENKEWICZ (A) COVER BY ALEX MALEEV variant cover  by David Mack • The Deadly Tale of Daredevil’s Defining hour continues! • Ben Urich tracks down Matt Murdock’s past loves to discover the secrets behind  his death – but who is the new Daredevil tracking him? • Some of the finest  creators to ever tell Matt Murdock’s story continue the year’s smash hit! 32  PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

You can’t convince me those 2 aren’t supposed to be Bendis and Maleev(or Mack).

MARVEL  UNIVERSE VS. THE AVENGERS #3 (of 4) JONATHAN MABERRY (w) • LEO  FERNANDEZ (a) Cover by AARON KUDER • Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have become  the army of Earth’s deadliest villain. • The infection is spreading and it’s  time to make the hardest choices in a war of only hard choices. • All hail  Emperor Doom! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #22 JASON AARON (W) • NICK BRADSHAW (A/C) • Frankenstein’s Murder Circus is town and he’s brainwashed the X-Men! • Do the  students stand a chance against their teachers? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Nick Bradshaw has this sort of Art Adams thing going on, but his people come off meatier, and his line comes off harder, sort of like how Chris Burnham is like a more Saturday Morning Cartoon-ish Frank Quitely.

AGE  OF APOCALYPSE #10 DAVE LAPHAM (w) • ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (a) Cover  by KRIS ANKA • Jean Grey believes she can defeat Weapon Omega… • Weapon  Omega knows he can kill Jean Grey… 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

UNCANNY  X-FORCE #35 RICK REMENDER (w) • PHIL NOTO (a) Cover by JULIAN  TOTINO TODESCO Variant Cover by Simone Bianchi FINAL ISSUE! • FINAL  EXTINCTION CONCLUDES AND SO DOES UNCANNY X-FORCE! • Rick Remender’s landmark  run comes to a conclusion with one of the most shocking moments in X-Force  history. • What will become of what’s left of X-Force? 32 PGS./Parental  Advisory …$3.99

ASTONISHING  X-MEN #57 MARJORIE LIU (W) • GABRIEL HERNANDEX WALTA (A) Cover by  PHIL NOTO • Warbird takes Manhattan! • What secret is she hiding, and will  it endanger the team? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WOLVERINE  #317 CULLEN BUNN (W) • PAUL PELLETIER (A) COVER BY MIKE DEL  MUNDO Variant Cover By Adi Granov FINAL ISSUE! • In order to save the  Dreaming Maiden, Wolverine must face nightmares while asleep and while  awake! • But is the Dreaming Maiden too dangerous to be saved? • And what  will be the fate of the mysterious Covenant? 32 PGS./Parental  Advisory…$3.99

I really love this cover. The look on his face, the scraggle of the hair, that tear. It’s just a really good-looking comic cover.

FIRST X-MEN #5 (OF 5) NEAL ADAMS & CHRISTOS GAGE (w) NEAL ADAMS (a/C) Variant Cover by Adam Kubert • The action packed continuity-rocking mini-series comes to an end! • Why do  Wolverine and Sabretooth hate each other? FIND OUT HERE! 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99

X-FACTOR  #248 & 249 PETER DAVID (w) LEONARD KIRK (a) Cover by DAVE  WILLIAMS (#248) Cover by KRIS ANKA (#249) Issue #248 – • A familiar  face hovers between life and death. • The only one who can save them is  Monet…but it will require reliving the most horrific experience of her  life. Issue #249 – • X-Factor investigates a series of eerie portents that  leads them to a mysterious, previously unknown race of beings known as THE  WARDERS. • Their job? To prepare the world for its end. 32 PGS.  (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

GAMBIT  #7 JAMES ASMUS (W) DIOGENES NEVES (A) COVER BY TERRY  DODSON • Gambit is on the lam as an enemy of the British Empire, hunted by  Pete Wisdom and MI13! • And to make matters worse, the criminal mastermind  keeping Gambit on a leash now wants him dead. • Can Gambit play the two sides  against each other and save his own skin? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-TREME  X-MEN #7.1 GREG PAK (W) • André Araújo (A) Cover by STEPHANIE  HANS • JUMP ON HERE! If you haven’t been reading, start here to find out what  you’ve been missing! • Dazzler and her team find themselves in a war against  the Brood…but the dimension they land in is a little too close to home. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
X-TREME  X-MEN #8 GREG PAK (W) • PACO DIAZ (A) Cover by KALMAN  ANDRASOFSZKY • Meet the X-TREME X-FORCE! • Dazzler is confronted with who  she might turn into if she never gets home! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN  #39 SETH PECK (w) • PAUL AZACETA (a) Cover by DAVID LOPEZ • Domino teams up with Daredevil to take down Armitage! • Action! Adventure!  Romance!? • But whose side will Domino take in the end? 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99

David Lopez is a damn treasure. I love how the roulette wheel evokes the common visual trick of using a series of concentric circles as shorthand for DD’s radar sense, and I just know that DD symbol in the corner will have a companion in the left top corner of the final version.

WOLVERINE  MAX #3 JASON STARR (w) CONNOR WILLUMSON AND ROLAND BOSCHI (a) Cover by JOCK • The shocking truth about Mariko revealed! • Wolverine’s  memories are getting more vivid…and he’s seeing some familiar faces in  unexpected places. • Meanwhile, the police are closing in and Logan is  looking more and more like public enemy number one! 32 PGS./Explicit Content  …$3.99 THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES.

FURY  MAX #7 GARTH ENNIS (w) • GORAN PARLOV (a) Cover by DAVE  JOHNSON • Col. Nick Fury gets an assignment that takes him to Vietnam. • Frank Castle, before he became The Punisher, is tasked to help Fury assassinate  a Viet Cong general. 32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99 THERE IS A STRICT  NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES

Marvel Solicit Overviews: August 2012

DEADPOOL #59
DANIEL WAY (w) • SALVA ESPIN (a)
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
• Part two of “Blacklisted!”
• The return of classic Deadpool Detractor, BLACK SWAN!
• Will the now-killable assassin get assassin’d?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

You’re seeing that right. They misspelled “supervillain” on the cover of a Marvel comic book. I cannot even. It’s like an issue of Criminal  where the credits are “Script by Ed Bubarker, Pecnils by Shawn Philllips” or All Star Western having “Western” spelled wrong on the cover.

Avx: Vs #5 (of 6)
MATT FRACTION & JASON AARON (w)
Leinil Yu & JOHN ROMITA JR. (a)
COVER BY Leinil Yu
FIGHT POSTER VARIANT By JOHN ROMITA JR.
• The premier tie-in to AVENGERS VS. X-MEN marches on!
• BLACK PANTHER VS. STORM!
• ANGEL VS. HAWKEYE!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Kind of a small complaint here, but when you have a monster like John Romita Jr. doing art for your comic, and you decide to go with a cover from a guy who is decidedly not John Romita Jr.? That’s the kind of thing that, combined with the decision to publish a title called Avengers Versus X-Men: Versus, makes me doubt your grip on sanity.

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #9 & 10 (of 12)
ISSUE #9 – JASON AARON (w) • ADAM KUBERT (a)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Variant cover by RYAN STEGMAN
Avengers Team & X-Men Team Variants also available
KUBERT VARIANT also available
PROMO VARIANT also available
STEGMAN SKETCH VARIANT also available
• Their numbers dwindling, the Avengers stage a daring raid on the X-Men’s prison to rescue their
captive members-and you won’t believe where it is!
• Alliances begin to change as the nature of the Phoenix becomes apparent!
• And in the end, it all comes down to Spider-Man!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ISSUE #10 – ED BRUBAKER (W) • OLIVIER COIPEL (A)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW also available
BRADSHAW SKETCH VARIANT also available
Avengers Team & X-Men Team Variants also available
PROMO VARIANT also available
• Time is running out as the Avengers are cornered in their last stronghold!
• But the stakes change when Hope and the Scarlet Witch join forces! Why?! How?!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

I get why “Why are the Scarlet Witch and Hope teaming up?” is being asked here, but “How?” just seems silly. Who will ask first? Will Scarlet Witch say yes? Will they take the Marvel Universe Tag Team Belt?

AVENGERS #29
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
WALTER SIMONSON (A)
COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
AVX TIE-IN!
• The Avengers versus the unbelievable might of the X-Men!
• The special issue of Avengers is the flip side to Wolverine and the X-Men #12.
• Witness a very surprising tie-in experience like you’ve never seen before!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Speaking of dumb cover choices, here you have a comic with art by WALTER MOTHERLOVING SIMONSON, and you go with Mike Deodato instead? That’s like forgoing a nice burger so you can have a salad composed entirely of cyanide and poop.

NEW AVENGERS #29
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
MIKE DEODATO (A)
COVER BY RON GARNEY
• AVX TIE-IN!
• They gather to stop the horrors of the Marvel universe before they happen…
…but the secret group known as the illuminati failed to stop the Phoenix time and time again.
• They come together one last time…but will it be enough?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

So apparently the Illuminati are actually going to do something beside blast Bruce Banner’s ass into space for once?

UNCANNY X-MEN #17
KIERON GILLEN (w) • DANIEL ACUÑA (a/C)
AVX TIE-IN!
• The climactic end to the X-Men’s greatest stand against Sinister!
• The culmination of everything Sinister has planned since Uncanny #1!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Yes, the culmination of Sinister’s long, involved plan… to get a hype-ass firebird to complete his ensemble for the pimpingest photo opportunity of the Marvel Universe. Honestly, I would frame this above my fireplace, if I had a fireplace.

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #15
JASON AARON (w) • JORGE MOLINA (a)
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
AVX TIE-IN!
• Logan leads his own team of classic X-Men into battle!
• The Jean Grey School sees its first graduate!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

So Professor is trying to beat Logan at his own game here, what with being in both the Illuminati and this Wolverine and the X-Men team?

AVENGERS ACADEMY #34 & 35
CHRISTOS GAGE (w) • TOM GRUMMETT (a)
CoverS by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
• AvX fall-out: Avengers Academy is closed…indefinitely!
• Alchemist, a.k.a. wunderkind industrialist Jeremy Briggs, offers the students a chance to
be normal again! But is there a catch? And who will accept his deal?
• Years of plot threads explode as your favorite Avengers Academy characters face their
ultimate challenges in parts 1 & 2 of “Final Exam”!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$2.99 (EACH)

I’m not sure if this is being cancelled or what, but it seems like it is, and I’m not entirely happy about that.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #6
Brian Michael Bendis (w) • Mark Bagley (a/C)
• Thanos is claiming Earth as his own!
• The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy team up to bring the
Mad Titan some cosmically-charged pain!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Has Mark Bagley ever been anything better than “decidedly mediocre”?

Secret Avengers #30
RICK REMENDER (w) • MATTEO SCALERA (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
• High-spy-adventure! Hawkeye, Venom and Ant-Man must defeat an
army of villains to grab Max Fury!
• Secrets! The truth behind the Shadow Council’s ultimate plot!
• Finally! The new Masters of Evil strike!
• Paranoia! Black Widow knows who the traitor is, but can she get to her
teammates in time to save them from his schemes?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Is that Arcade as a bartender? That’s pretty cool. And that’s Bi-Beast back there. Also, I hope they’re not referring to the Nick Fury from the Fury MAX series, and are instead talking about yet another illegitimate son of the original Nick Fury. I hope there’s eventually a sort of Fury Corps made up of the sons of Nick Fury, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers style.

DARK AVENGERS #179
JEFF PARKER (w) • DECLAN SHALVEY & KEV WALKER (a) Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
THE DARK AVENGERS AND THE THUNDERBOLTS ARE ON A COLLISION COURSE – THROUGH TIME!
• Can history’s most Wanted villains save Luke Cage from his future?!
• Jeff Parker, Declan Shalvey and Kev Walker unite for an epic tale of one man’s destiny!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Jesus E. Neuman, JTC. It looks like you slapped a bunch of greyscaled out screenshots from a Marvel v. Capcom game into the background there. And that metal video pose the kid is in isn’t helping.

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #10
Kelly Sue Deconnick (w)
Terry Dodson (a/C)
• BOSTON! Prepare to have your sox knocked off!
• A 50-ft tall red-headed madwoman versus an army of privatized mecha-police! Care to guess who’s caught in between?
• Spider-Man and Daring Damsel Carol Danvers, the new Captain Marvel!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #11
Zeb Wells (w)
Stefano Caselli (a)
Cover by Chris Samnee
• Special 50TH Anniversary Story!
• Spider-Man teams up with the hero he admires most – May Parker!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

I’m just going to leave this here.

SPIDER-MEN #4 (of 5)
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • SARA PICHELLI (a)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
DEODATO VARIANT ALSO AVAILIBLE
PICHELLI VARIANT ALSO AVAILIBLE
• Can the Spider-Men stop Mysterio?
• Peter Parker comes face-to-face with the family he never had!
• ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL MOMENTS IN THE LIVES OF BOTH SPIDER-MEN!!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Mysterio is pretty cool. That is literally all I have to say about this.

SCARLET SPIDER #8
CHRISTOPHER YOST (w)
KHOI PHAM (a)
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
“THE SECOND MASTER” PART TWO OF THREE
• Texas Twister! Shooting Star! Red Wolf! Firebird! Living Lightning! The Southwest’s greatest heroes the RANGERS are in Houston to take down the Scarlet Spider!
• Has Scarlet Spider gone from Houston’s newest hero to Houston’s most wanted?
• The mystery of ROXXON deepens… what has Roxxon found in the Gulf of Mexico?
HINT: It ain’t oil!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Oh cool, those guys are back.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #691
DAN SLOTT (w)
GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (a/C)
LIZARD VARIANT ALSO available
• “No Turning Back” comes to an epic conclusion as only one man on Earth has a chance of helping Spider-Man stop the Lizard. And his name is Curt Connors.
• Plus a shocking development that will set things in motion… for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700!
• Be sure to pick this issue up fast, because you can bet it’s going to be VERY important later.
You’ve been warned!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692
DAN SLOTT (w) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (a/C)
Spider-Man Decades variant covers by Marcos Martin• Special 50TH Anniversary Issue!
• Join us for a once in a lifetime event: the one, true 50th Anniversary Issue of the Amazing Spider-Man.
• A special over-sized issue harkening back to the legend the legend that started it all! Get ready for an all-new tale about a different kind of power and responsibility…
• Plus original stories by Dean Haspiel, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Nuno Plati!
64 PGS. all-new content/Rated T …$5.99

So Spidey’s having his 50th birthday, and they’re doing new issues of some old Spider-Man series, as well as the above special anniversary issue.

VENOM #22
RICK REMENDER (w) • DECLAN SHALVEY (a)
Cover BY TONY MOORE
VARIANT COVER BY MICHAEL DEL MUNDO
THE SAVAGE SIX TOOK THEIR SHOT – NOW VENOM TAKES HIS!
• With his darkest secrets exposed to those he loves, Flash Thompson has one name on his hit list: Jack O’Lantern!
• Series co-creator Rick Remender takes his final bow while Declan Shalvey (DARK AVENGERS) joins the book for Flash Thompson’s defining hour as a hero!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

So Remender is leaving Venom to make way for Cullen Bunn. Cool.

VENOM #23
CULLEN BUNN (w) • THONY SILAS (a)
Cover by PATCH ZIRCHER
VARIANT COVER by HUMBERTO RAMOS
A NEW ERA OF SYMBIOTE-SUPER HEROICS BEGINS!
• The Avengers task Venom with bringing in Damion Hellstrom – but who are THE MONSTERS OF EVIL?!
• Rising star Cullen Bunn (WOLVERINE) teams with the Spider-verse’s newest young gun, Thony Silas (ENDS OF THE EARTH) for a new dawn in the life of Flash Thompson!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

I really like this cover. That whole thing with the pentagram on the side, the cultists down there, it just looks cool.

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #13
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • DAVID MARQUEZ (a)
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
GRANOV VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
• DIVIDED WE FALL!!!
• Guest starring CAPTAIN AMERICA
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

So is this supposed to be making up for some design elements that are on the side when the final cover goes to print, because the shield thing seems really off-center.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #14
SAM HUMPHRIES (w) • BILLY TAN (a)
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK
• Someone is working behind the scenes to divide the country, but who?!
• Ultimate Cap, Ultimate Iron Man, and Ultimate Thor finally reunited! ULTIMATES ASSEMBLE!
• A crisis in the United States forces the Ultimates into action!
• DIVIDED WE FALL continues to rock the Ultimate Universe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Ultimates remains a rock-stupid name for a team, and a terrible name for a universe.

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #15
BRIAN WOOD (w) • PACO MEDINA (a)
Cover by PHIL NOTO
• DIVIDED WE FALL concludes with a startling ending that sends us into the next exciting chapter!
• A mutant refugee from one of the camps joins up, but where do their loyalties lie?
• The war for mutant liberation starts here!
• Guest-starring Nick Fury!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Seriously, either crop the art, or include the sidebar or whatever is causing the cover to shift to the right, it’s really distracting.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #16
ED BRUBAKER & CULLEN BUNN (w) • SCOT EATON (a)
cover by STEVE EPTING
• Discordian cells attack American interests all over the world!
• Shock journalist Reed Braxton is turning the public against the Sentinel of Liberty.
• But if Reed Braxton is dead, who the heck is that on LIVE television?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

It’s pretty funny that they capitalized the LIVE, just to make that little joke that much worse.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #635
CULLEN BUNN (w)
BARRY KITSON (a)
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY• Kashmir Vennema has stolen a wealth of dangerous secrets…and she’s prepared to sell them
to the highest bidder.
• Among the secrets she’s stolen: complete specs on Iron Man’s armor!
• Nothing says Madripoor in the summer like technological meltdowns, A.I.M., and M.O.D.O.K.
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND NAMOR #635.1
CULLEN BUNN (w)
WILL CONRAD (a)
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
• Captain America and Namor battle the Thule Society during WWII!
• The Thule unleash the Kraken–a weapon of Atlantean origin and ungodly power.
• Namor encounters a clandestine society. But are they friend or foe?
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

No, no, no, you’re supposed to RELEASE the Kraken, not unleash it!

WINTER SOLDIER #9
ED BRUBAKER (w) • MICHAEL LARK (a)
Cover by STEVE EPTING
• Black Widow’s past has caught up to her! Can Bucky save her? And what happens if he can’t?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

OK, I’m pretty sure Bucky and Black Widow aren’t supposed to have the same hair.

HULK #56
JEFF PARKER (w)
DALE EAGLESHAM (a/C)
• THE PENULTIMATE CHAPTER OF MAYAN RULE!!!
• Guest starring ALPHA FLIGHT and MACHINE MAN
• The MAYAN GODS continue to remake Earth in their own image!
• Will RED HULK’S power be used to end the world?
• Guest starring ALPHA FLIGHT, MACHINE MAN and the SHE-HULKS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK #57
JEFF PARKER (w)
DALE EAGLESHAM (a/C)
• The stunning conclusion to MAYAN RULE!!!
• What horrible fate awaits the human race?
• IS THIS THE END OF RED HULK???
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

I hope not, because Jeff Parker is awesome.

So they’re not doing nearly as much for Thor’s 50th besides the Mystery/New Mutants special.

DEFENDERS #9
MATT FRACTION (w)
JAMIE McKELVIE (a)
Cover by TERRY DODSON
• The Concordance Engine unleashed!
• The Defenders…. lost in infinite space-time without a map!
• What alternate universe will they find first? And who is waiting for them?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

That’s a really nice cover, even if half the bodies are blanked out.

INFERNAL MAN-THING #3 (of 3)
STEVE GERBER (w)
KEVIN NOWLAN (a)
Cover by ART ADAMS
• The startling conclusion of Steve Gerber’s last MAN-THING epic!!!
• Also featuring a classic MAN-THING story from SAVAGE TALES!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

That cover is beautiful.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #522
MATT FRACTION (w)
SALVADOR LARROCA (a/C)
• THE FUTURE for Tony Stark is here now
• You think YOUR boss is bad? Try working for THE MANDARIN…
• The new IRON MAN vs RESCUE…?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #523
MATT FRACTION (w)
SALVADOR LARROCA (a/C)
• What does THE FUTURE hold for TONY STARK?
• What is the stunning truth behind the Mandarin’s mission?
• How can our heroes stop the Mandarin’s plans?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (w) • DEXTER SOY (a)
Cover by Ed McGuinessIS
• Captain Marvel can’t walk away from a challenge from her past!! Who’s the better pilot?
• Introducing the THE BANSHEE SQUADRON!
• Avenger Time Travel Protocols: Engage!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN MARVEL #3
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (w) • DEXTER SOY (a)
Cover by Ed McGuinessIS
• FIREFIGHT IN THE SKY!!!
• What are THE PROWLERS and where has Captain Marvel seen them before?
• Secret NASA training program: the Mercury 13
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Firefight in the sky! I can go twice as high! Take a look, it’s in a book! Gravity’s rainbooooow!

Also, I can’t believe they didn’t use that #3 solicit to say something about “Captain Marvel reveals a secret — and it’s a BOMBSHELL!”

DAREDEVIL #16 & 17
MARK WAID (w) • CHRIS SAMNEE (#16 A/C)
• Nelson/Murdock no more! Foggy’s discovered a secret Matt’s been keeping–and he doesn’t take it well!
• And a last page shock that will have Daredevil fans buzzing!
• Series Stalwarts Mark Waid and Chris Samnee bring you a turning point in the lives of Marvel’s
most famous legal team!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Does Marvel not know what “stalwart” means? Nobody’s been on the art for Daredevil long enough to be considered a “stalwart”. Also, it was just revealed that Mike Allred is doing art in some capacity for #17. HOT DAMN.

FANTASTIC FOUR #609
JONATHAN HICKMAN (w) • RYAN STEGMAN (a/C)
• The Defenders from the Future hope to set out on the adventure of a lifetime, and only the Fantastic Four can help them get there.
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

FF #21
JONATHAN HICKMAN (w) • NICK DRAGOTTA (a)
Cover by MIKE CHOI
• In a move that surprises everyone, Black Bolt and the Inhumans return to Earth.
What does this mean for Marvel’s first family?
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

Heh, more like Bonan the Infuser.

HAWKEYE #1
MATT FRACTION (w) • DAVID AJA (a&C)
Variant cover by Adi Granov
• The breakout star of this summer’s blockbuster AVENGERS film and self-made hero Hawkeye fights for justice!
• With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to prove himself as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
• Matt Fraction & David Aja (IMMORTAL IRON FIST) reunite to tell the on-going tales of the Arrow-Avenger!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Is there some sort of OTB for comics? Because I really want to bet on the over/under before this gets cancelled.

THE PUNISHER #14
GREG RUCKA (w)
Mico Suayan (a)
Cover by Mico Suayan
• Cole surrenders…to becoming a Punisher.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

“I TOLD YOU NOT TO CALL ME HERE!”

SPACE PUNISHER #2 (of 4)
FRANK TIERI (w)
MARK TEXERIA (a/C)
THIS BOOK IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE!
• PUNISHER V.S. THE HULK IN SPACE!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

“THIS BOOK IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE!” I kind of respect this now. But why does Space Punisher have a cape? And why does Space Hulk have 4 arms?

DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1
ALAN DAVIS (w) • ALAN DAVIS (a/c)
VARIANT COVER BY ALAN DAVIS
Marvel Tales by Alan Davis Part 2
• The return of a menace from the past sets Daredevil, Doctor Strange and the ClanDestine on a collision course!
• Continues in this month’s Wolverine Annual #1!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1
ALAN DAVIS (w) • ALAN DAVIS (a/c)
VARIANT COVER BY ALAN DAVIS
Marvel Tales by Alan Davis Part 3
• A debt owed to a dead man causes Wolverine to seek the truth
behind the mystery of the rogue member of the ClanDestine family
called Vincent!
• The finale to the tale started in FF Annual #33 and DD Annual #1!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

A debt owed to a dead man causes Wolverine to seek the truth
behind the mystery of the rogue member of the ClanDestine family
called Vincent!

Okay, there’s definitely at least one thing wrong with the way this sentence is structured. Is the ClanDestine family called Vincent? Lemme try it out:

A debt owed to a dead man causes Wolverine to seek the truth behind Vincent — the rogue member of the ClanDestine family!

Marvel Universe
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #5

JACOB SEMAHN & TY TEMPLETON (w)
NUNO PLATI & TY TEMPLETON (a)
• The best new show on television! Live on paper!
• It’s a sticky situation when Spidey has to save the New York Marathon from the TRAPSTER!
• Then! The WRECKER is wrecking everything! Including Peter Parker’s grade in science class!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

Heh, Semahn. Sounds like semen.

Marvel Universe AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES #5
CHRISTOPHER YOST &
HOWARD CHAYKIN (w)
CHRIS JONES & TODD NAUCK (a)
Cover by Khoi Pham
• Disney XD’s SMASH hit leaps off of the TV and into your hands!
• The Avengers may have met their match when they go toe-to-toe with the Serpent Society!
• THEN! It’s an international incident as Captain America takes on the scourge of France, Batroc the Leaper!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

Huh. Howard Chaykin, the man behind Black Kiss and American Flagg! is doing a kid’s cartoon tie-in comic.

X-MEN LEGACY #272
Christos Gage (w)
Rafa Sandoval (a)
cover by MARK BROOKS
• Trapped in another world and in the clutches of the terrifying Swarm, Rogue struggles to stay alive long enough to find a way home!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #6
DAVE LAPHAM (w)
Renato Arlem (a)
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
• The lady Penance rises, promising salvation for all who follow her!
• A reincarnated Alpha mutant returns!
• Can the X-Terminated trust their leader?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

FIRST X-MEN #1 (of 5)
NEAL ADAMS & CHRISTOS GAGE (w)
NEAL ADAMS (a/C)
MODERN ARTIST VARIANT by RYAN STEGMAN also available
NEAL ADAMS VARIANT also available
NEAL ADAMS SKETCH VARIANT also available
• X-Men legend Neal Adams returns to Marvel’s Mutants!
• The secret history of the X-Men…BEFORE Xavier’s team!
• Starring Wolverine & Sabretooth!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Wow. And I thought  Batman: Odyssey was the strangest Adams would go. Look at those claws. Look at that face. This shit will be cray.

GAMBIT #1 & 2
James Asmus (w)
Clay Mann (a/C)
Variant Cover by TBD
• ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!
• When Marvel’s premiere thief sets his sights on his biggest score yet, he may just end up over his head. It’s going to take more than just playing cards and southern charm to get out of this one!
•BONUS! Bella Donna is NOT in this issue!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

Let’s see, who’s Bella Donna? Huh. Guess that’s for the best.

ASTONISHING X-MEN #53
Written by Marjorie Liu
Penciled by Mike Perkins
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
• After the explosive ending of the last issue, the team is on the run!
• Northstar accepts a deadly assignment…what is life like for the one who gets left behind?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

How would they be able to fit a bomb in, since there’s no real way to cut through his adamantium skeleton?

X-MEN #33 & 34
Brian Wood (w)
Issue #33 – David Lopez (a)
Issue #34 – ROLAND BOSCHI (a)
Covers by Jorge Molina
• The history of the Proto Mutants is revealed!
• Mr. Grey makes his move against the X-Men…and it’s not what any of them are expecting!
• Colossus makes a decision that could endanger the entire team.
• Storm’s field agents are kidnapped and a weapon of the X-Men’s making goes missing
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

UNCANNY X-FORCE #29 & 30
RICK REMENDER (w)
Issue #29 – Julian Totino Tedesco (a)
Issue #30 – DAVID WILLIAMS (a)
Cover by JEROME OPEñA
• It’s all built to this: “Final Execution” enters its last act!
• The new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants makes their move!
• Fantomex’s deceptions come back to haunt the team!
32 PGS./ (EACH) Parental Advisory …$3.99 (EACH)

And there’s more of that Loeb/Bianchi Wolverine stuff.

DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-4 (of 4)
CULLEN BUNN (w) • DALIBOR TALAJIC (a)
CoverS by KAARE ANDREWS
• What if everthing you thought was funny about Deadpool…was actually just disturbing?
• What if he decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe?
• What if he actually pulled it off? Would that be FUN for you?
• The Merc with a Mouth takes a turn for the twisted in a weekly horror comic like no other…
32 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$2.99 (EACH)

This is more likely to be a miss than a hit, but daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn, those covers. I especially love the second one, where he seems to be trying a more Dave Johnson thing, but god, that fourth one with the Sienckiewicz influence is just POW.

Solicit Overviews, July 2012: Marvel/Icon

First off, glad to be the newest member of the Nerdcenaries.

So, the first entry in my solicit overviews(more available on my personal blog, though further entries will be Nerdcenaries-first) to be posted on Nerdcenaries.

Let’s do this.

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