Marvel Solicit Overview: November 2012

In this round of solicits, we see the new wave of titles following the cancellation of 11 titles in the month of October as part of the Marvel NOW! initiative.

INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #1
MARK WAID (W) • LEINIL FRANCIS YU (A&C)
VARIANT Cover by JOE QUESADA
YOUNG BABY VARIANT by SKOTTIE YOUNG
ARTIST VARIANT by WALT SIMONSON
Blank VARIANT Cover also available
Sketch Variant by JOE QUESADA
Design Variant by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Hulk – Indestructible force more weapon than man. Banner – smartest man alive. Combined they are the Strongest, Smartest Weapon on the planet! And NOW! the INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

UNCANNY Avengers #2
RICK REMENDER (W) • John Cassaday (A&C)
Variant Cover by MILO MANARA
Sketch Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
• What are The Red Skull’s new powers? How did he become the most powerful man on Earth?
• Can Havok and Thor defeat the spreading influence of Honest John, The Living Propaganda?!
• Rogue and Scarlet Witch trapped on the Isle of the Red Skull’s S-Men!
• Wolverine & Captain America: uncover the truth behind the worldwide mutant assassination epidemic!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

The logo looks so much better when it’s not 2 words on either side of a group of people standing around not even looking at each other.

ALL-NEW X-MEN #1 & #2
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • STUART IMMONEN (A&C)
Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
Sketch Variant by JOE QUESADA
Variant Cover by TBA
Young Baby Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Blank Cover Variant also available (#1)
Issue Two Variant Cover by TBA
It’s a blast from the past as the original five students of Professor X – Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast – are plucked from the past and brought to the present. But what they find, the state that their future selves are in and the state of Xavier’s dream, is far from the future they dreamed of. And how will the X-Men of the present deal with their past coming crashing forward?
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

I assume the “Young” in “Young Baby Variant” refers to Skottie Young, the artist, not to the babies on the variant being exceptionally young.

IRON MAN #1
KIERON GILLEN (W) • GREG LAND (A&C)
variant cover by JOE QUESADA
ARTIST VARIANT COVER by ADI GRANOV
BABY VARIANT cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Sketch Variant by JOE QUESADA
Design Variant by CARLO PAGULAYAN (#1 & 2)
Blank Cover Variant Also Available (#1)
Tony Stark-Iron Man: Technological visionary, wealthy playboy, unparalleled engineer, and armored Avenger. His greatest invention becomes his greatest mistake. Iron Man must act fast…and Tony Stark must build faster! The lethal techno virus Extremis is out in the wild and out for grabs to the highest bidder! It’s up to Tony Stark to contain it and that means creating a new suit of armor…NOW!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

IRON MAN #2
KIERON GILLEN (W) • GREG LAND (A&C)
variant cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
ARTIST VARIANT COVER by ADI GRANOV
• Tony’s hunt for the rogue Extremis Units takes him to the island of NEW CAMELOT!
• Introducing THE CIRCLE, a mysterious high-tech brotherhood of mech-knights!
• IRON MAN vs. the secret Russian Black Exoskeleton Academy’s greatest pilot!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Because you demanded it, apparently.

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1 & 2
JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A&C)
variant cover by JOE QUESADA
BABY VARIANT cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
ARTIST VARIANT COVER by Daniel Acuna
Sketch Variant by JOE QUESADA
Design Variant by ESAD RIBIC
Variant Cover by TBA (#2)
Blank Cover Variant Also Available (#1)
Throughout the ages, the gods of the Marvel Universe have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. NOW! the Mighty Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future selves. The only hope for these ravaged worlds lies with the God of Thunder unraveling the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

A+X #2
KAARE ANDREWS & PETER DAVID (W)
KAARE ANDREWS & MIKE DEL MUNDO (A)
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Variant cover by ED MCGUINNESS & TBA
Sketch Variant by ED MCGUINNESS
• Spider-Man and Beast fight zombies in a story by Kaare Andrews (AVX: VERSUS)!
• Iron Man, Kitty Pryde and Lockheed fight the Brood in a story by Peter David and your favorite artist!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Ooh, I’d love to see Salvador Dali paint Iron Man, Kitty Pryde, and Lockheed fighting the Brood. But I guess he was unavailable, so we’re getting Mike Del Mundo instead. He’s not bad, I guess.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
RICK REMENDER (W) • JOHN ROMITA JR (A&C)
variant cover by JOE QUESADA
Sketch variant cover by JOE QUESADA
BABY VARIANT cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
ARTIST VARIANT COVER BY Ryan Meinerding
Design Variant by JEROME OPEñA
Blank Cover Also Available
Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails, sci-fi, pulp-fantasy era of Captain America is NOW! With no country and no allies, what’s left for the Sentinel of Liberty to protect? The Saga of Dimension Z begins here!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #1 & #2
SIMON SPURRIER (W) • TAN ENG HUAT (A)
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS (Issue #1)
Young Baby Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Blank Cover Variant Also Available (#1)
Variant Cover by TBA (#2)
Legion, the most powerful and unstable mutant in the world and son to Professor Charles Xavier, has killed gods and reshaped the face of the universe. NOW! in the aftermath of Avengers vs. X-Men, Legion will finally attempt to conquer his demons and embrace his father’s legacy!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

FANTASTIC FOUR #1
MATT FRACTION (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A)
Cover by MARK BAGLEY
Artist variant by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
Sketch Variant by JOE QUESADA
F4/FF Connecting Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY
Young Baby Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Blank Cover Variant Also Available
Four adults. Two kids. One “car.” NOW! begins a journey through all of infinite time and space.
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

FF #1
MATT FRACTION (W) • MIKE ALLRED (A&C)
Variant by TBmA
F4/FF CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY
YOUNG BABY VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
BLANK COVER VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
Blank Cover Variant Also Available
We have seen the future and it will be fantastic! In the absence of the Fantastic Four, a substitute Four, hand-picked by the real deal–Ant-Man, Medusa, She-Hulk and Miss Thing–stand ready to guard the Earth and the nascent Future Foundation for four minutes… NOW! what could possibly go wrong?
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

DEADPOOL #1-2
GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN (W) • TONY MOORE (A)
COVER BY GEOF DARROW
Variant Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Young Baby Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Design Variant by TONY MOORE
Blank Cover Variant Also Available (#1)
Issue Two Variant Cover by TBA
Dead former United States presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford, have been resurrected, and that’s BAD. The Marvel heroes can’t be the ones to stop them, someone is needed with the reputation, skills and plausible deniability to take out these com-monsters in chiefs…NOW! is the time for Deadpool… In Wade We Trust!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$2.99 (EACH)

A lot of these new titles shoehorn the NOW! of Marvel NOW! into the solicits, I’m noticing, which is kind of expected for something like this, but it just sounds kind of dumb.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #9
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W) • STEFANO CASELLI (A)
COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by Joe Quesada & Bobby Rubio
Movie Variant Also Available
ALL-NEW CREATIVE TEAM WITH ALL-NEW OUTSIZED ADVENTURES!
• Kelly Sue Deconnick (CAPTAIN MARVEL) and Stefano Caselli (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) team up to tackle the titanic tales YOU DEMANDED! And in continuity to boot?!
• Two scientists. Two giant egos. One wears a tank. One is a tank. Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are SCIENCE BROS!
• When a fellow bigbrain goes missing, wanna bet who can find him first? It’s Amazing Race, Avengers-style, as Iron Man and Hulk form their teams and embark on a global manhunt with the ultimate prize at stake…bragging rights!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS #33
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • TERRY DODSON (A)
COVER BY BRANDON PETERSON
END TIMES!
• Two classic Avengers return for the first time in years to celebrate the end of an era! But does this modern world really need the Avengers?
• A giant status quo shift is on the horizon. Watch as the Avengers come to terms with themselves as a team and a family.
• PLUS: Hydra with alien tech? Uh oh!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AVENGERS #34
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MIKE DEODATO & MORE! (A)
COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
FINAL ISSUE VARIANT BY TBA
END TIMES! FINAL ISSUE!
• One of the most controversial and spectacular eras of the Avengers comes to a spectacular and controversial extra-sized, All-Star conclusion!
48 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

NEW AVENGERS #33
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MICHAEL OEMING (A)
COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
END TIMES!
• A Sorcerer Supreme ascends!
• Who will be the new master of marvel magic?
• And what sacrifice will they have to make to achieve such power? An explosive end chapter to one of Marvel’s longest running stories!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #34
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MIKE DEODATO & MORE! (A)
COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
END TIMES!
• The New Avengers era ends – not with a whimper – but with a extra-sized action-packed bang!
• The last issue of New Avengers is actually all said and done: What is the future of the New Avengers? IS there a future? Find out right here.
48 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

I’m not sure whether I hate Brandon Peterson’s art or Mike Deodato’s more. There’s the same low-effort Poser(the 3d modeling program)-ness to them, but Deodato makes this sort of half-effort to make it look like he drew it that’s almost an insult.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #39
CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • TOM GRUMMETT (A)
COVER BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
FINAL ISSUE!
• End-of-an-era Series Finale!
• In the aftermath of the grueling “Final Exam”, can friendships, romances – and the Academy itself – survive?
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

Secret Avengers #34
RICK REMENDER (W) •MATTEO SCALERA (A)
COVER BY ARTHUR ADAMS
THE RISE OF THE DESCENDANTS!
• The robots of the Marvel Universe revolt!
• The Avengers are taken down leaving only the Secret Avengers to stop Father’s automaton invasion and the plague of the Descendant’s contagious robot evolution!
• Why has Captain Britain just hurled mankind’s only hope of salvation into the black heart of Earth 4680?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Frankencastle’s back, baby.

DARK AVENGERS #183
JEFF PARKER (W)
NEIL EDWARDS (A)
Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
THE END OF THE THUNDERBOLTS!
• Bid farewell to Ghost, Centurius, Man-Thing and the gang forever!
• Jeff Parker and Neil Edwards plot a dark new course for Earth’s Deadliest Heroes!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL UNIVERSE VS.
THE AVENGERS #2 (of 4)
JONATHAN MABERRY (W)
LEO FERNANDEZ (A)
Cover by AARON KUDER
• How far would you go to save the world? That’s the question the Avengers must answer.
• Doctor Doom says that he can cure the cannibal plague that is consuming the Marvel Universe.
• His price? To become Emperor of Earth.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #14
CULLEN BUNN (W) • GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (A&C)
Horizon Labs take a field trip to the Savage Land! But when has a trip to the Savage Land ever gone right?
When a horde of super-powered lizards attack, it’s up to Spider-Man, Devil Dinosaur, and Moon Boy to save the day!
Raptors are bad enough, but can Spidey overcome a prehistoric language barrier, too?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

I love the little red flecks on Devil’s teeth.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #697
DAN SLOTT (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A)
COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
DANGER ZONE Part 3 of 3
• Spider-Man joins the WAR of the Goblins!
• We brought back Roderick Kingsley, the original Hobgoblin-will any other Goblins show?
• And the pieces of the puzzle are almost complete for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700…
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698
DAN SLOTT (W) • RICHARD ELSON (A)
COVER BY Paolo Rivera
ASM 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by TBA
DYING WISH PRELUDE
• The end of Spider-Man’s world begins when Doctor Octopus discovers who Peter Parker really is.
• (Fifty years goes by much…too…fast.)
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

SCARLET SPIDER #11
CHRISTOPHER YOST (W)
KHOI PHAM (A)
COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN
MINIMUM CARNAGE PART FOUR!
• At the will of a madman in the Microverse!
• Scarlet Spider must face the monster within to fight the monster of Carnage!
• Meanwhile, Venom takes on a mission – and the cost may be more than his life!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

VENOM #27
CULLEN BUNN (W)
DECLAN SHALVEY (A)
COVER BY Patch Zircher
MINIMUM CARNAGE – PART FIVE!
• Venom, Scarlet Spider and the Micronauts fight to save a universe – but in the process, have doomed our own!
• Cullen Bunn and Declan Shalvey bring you the pentultimate chapter of the mega-levolent masterpiece!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MINIMUM CARNAGE: OMEGA #1
CHRISTOPHER YOST & CULLEN BUNN (W)
AVALON – LAN MEDINA (A)
COVER BY CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by RON LIM
MINIMUM CARNAGE FINALE!
• Houston is on fire as Carnage’s greatest act of evil may be his final hour!
• The most dangerous web-slingers of all unite with humanity at stake!
• Cullen Bunn, Chris Yost and Lan Medina bring the crossover smash hit to it’s synapse-shattering finale!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

VENOM #27.1
CULLEN BUNN (W) • THONY SILAS (A)
Cover by Joe Quinones
THE FALL OUT OF MINIMUM CARNAGE IS HERE!
• The wounds of Carnage still fresh, Flash Thompson confronts his past as a bully – and makes a momentous decision about his future!
• Thony Silas returns with Cullen Bunn to Venom!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #2 (of 4)
NATHAN EDMONDSON (W) • MATTEO BUFFAGNI (A)
Cover by FRANK STOCKTON
• DEMON IN THE ARMOR continues!
• The mystery of ULTIMATE MANDARIN unfolds!
• What secret of Tony’s has turned WAR MACHINE against him?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #17
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • GABRIEL WALTA (A)
COVER BY SARA PICHELLI
UNITED WE STAND!
• With the nation at war, young Spider-Man heeds the call of Super Hero duty!
• The secret connection between Miles Morales and Spider-Woman revealed?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #18
SAM HUMPHRIES (W) • LUKE ROSS (A)
COVER BY MICHAEL KOMARCK
THE EPIC CONCLUSION OF UNITED WE STAND!
• It’s the Ultimates’ final stand against Hydra on American soil!
• Thor’s startling choice: America or Asgard?
• The last temptation of Captain America with the country in the balance!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #18.1
BRIAN WOOD (W) • FILIPE ANDRADE (A)
COVER BY SARA PICHELLI
• Meet MACH TWO, former Morlock tunnel refugee turned mutant resistance fighter!
• Will she side with Kitty Pryde or become a dangerous new enemy?
• A brave new world for the nation’s surviving mutants starts here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #19
BRIAN WOOD (W) • PACO MEDINA (A)
COVER BY DAVE JOHNSON
• An All-New direction for the Ultimate X-Men!
• Kitty tries to lead a new nation of mutants but someone close to her has different plans!
• Brian (DMZ, STAR WARS, X-MEN) Wood’s epic RESERVATION X arc begins here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #639
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W) • DEXTER SOY (A)
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
• Cap and Black Widow face Lizard-Ock!
• Chased by a super-powered kill squad, Cap and Widow jaunt through the multiverse!
• The stage is set for a final assault against Venemma Multiversal!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

CAPTAIN MARVEL #7
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W) • DEXTER SOY (A)
Cover by Jamie McKelvie
MARVEL-OW!
• Captain Marvel goes head to head with… Captain Marvel?
• Former Captain, Monica Rambeau returns! But what’s her problem with the Earth’s Mightiest Hero?
• Find out why Captain Marvel is the most talked about series of the year!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Heh, “Marvel Ow!”

DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #2 (of 8)
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & DAVID MACK (W)
KLAUS JANSON & BILL SIENKEWICZ (A)
COVER BY ALEX MALEEV
ARTIST VARIANT COVER BY DAVID MACK
• The Kingpin has been murdered! Daredevil has been murdered! And that’s just the beginning of the story!
• Ben Urich digs deep into the seedy underbelly of the MU & discovers Matt Murdock’s biggest secret yet!.
• Some of the greatest creators to ever take on the Man Without Fear unite for his final story!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DAREDEVIL #20
MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A)
COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA
• The year’s most critically acclaimed comic book is back as BLIND MAN BLUFFED continues!
• Daredevil’s newest threat, The Coyote, is not what Matt expects.
• Say Goodbye to NYC, Matt Murdock.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DEFENDERS #12
MATT FRACTION (W) • MIRCO PIERFEDERICI (A)
Cover by TERRY DODSON
• Series finale! The end of the Defenders!
• All your questions answered!
• Everybody dies! Everything ends! So how do the good guys pull it off?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

RED SHE-HULK #59
JEFF PARKER (w) • CARLO PAGULAYAN & WELLINGTON ALVES (a)
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
The world’s most powerful female super human is CLASSIFIED!
• Red She-Hulk’s war on ALL superhumans continues!
• Captain America has no choice but to hunt her down!
• Will the newly redesigned X-51 need to use lethal force against her?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER: WAR ZONE #2 (of 5)
GREG RUCKA (W) • MARCO CHECCHETTO (A&C)
• Kings take Castle. Now its his move!
• It takes more than bullets to take out the Avengers’ biggest guns.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

This seems a lot like that Avengers X-Sanction thing from a while back, and not in a good way.

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #646
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by VALERIO SCHITI
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO
• AN ALL-NEW JOURNEY BEGINS WHEN KATHRYN IMMONEN AND VALERIO SCHITI BRING YOU…SIF: THE BERZERKER?!
• She may be a “Lady,” but girly ain’t her style! Known by many names: lover of Thor, sister of Heimdall, defender of Asgard…Sif is the ultimate faithful…sidekick?! Immortal, please.
• When the latest crop of beasties beset Asgard, it’s business as usual for our sword-slingin’ heroine as she leads the battle charge-but that no-holds-barred zeal for glory may be the very thing that brings the realm down around her winged helm…!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HAWKEYE #4
MATT FRACTION (W) • JAVIER Pulido (A)
COVER BY David Aja
• You won’t believe what is on The Tape!
• S.H.I.E.L.D. recruits Clint to intercept incriminating evidence-before he becomes the most wanted man in the world.
• Superstar artist Javier Pulido joins Matt Fraction in a Hawkeye thriller that spans the globe…and the darkest parts of Clint Barton.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

I guess Javier Pulido is close enough to Aja to maintain some sort of artistic consistency, but man, I wish the creative team on this had lasted longer, though I dunno, maybe this is just a sort of intermission thing, and Aja will return after this storyline.

WINTER SOLDIER #13
ED BRUBAKER (W) • BUTCH GUICE (A)
Cover by STEVE EPTING
• Part 4 of WIDOW HUNT!
• Who’s hunting the hunter…?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL’S IRON MAN 2 ADAPTATION #1 (of 2)
WILL PILGRIM (W) • TBD (A)
• The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns with Iron Man 2, the adaptation of one of Marvel Studios blockbuster films!
• Why does the government go after Iron Man?
• Plus a mysterious figure from Tony’s past returns-and he’s got a vendetta.
• Featuring: the first appearance of War Machine!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

2 years and 3 movies later, they’ve decided to release an adaptation of Iron Man 2, and they don’t even seem to have an artist yet. Incompetence at its finest, folks.

SPACEKNIGHTS #2 (of 3)
JIM STARLIN & CHRIS BATISTA (w)
CHRIS BATISTA (a/C)
• The newly minted Spaceknight squad uncovers a terrible truth: the Dire Wraiths have returned!
• With the might of the Deathwing at their call, the Galadorians’ ancient foes are more powerful than ever!
• Meanwhile, a triumvirate of alien races bands together to wage war on Galador – but why?
• Can young Tristan’s prescient visions help uncover the true nature of the Wraith menace?
• Collecting SPACEKNIGHTS (2000) #3-4.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

What’s more annoying than that parchment thing that 90s artist did for their signature? Using an embossed golden plate for your signature.

GAMBIT #5 & #6
JAMES ASMUS (W) • DIOGENES NEVES (A)
Cover by TERRY DODSON
• Coerced by a criminal mastermind, Gambit is sent to the United Kingdom to heist the greatest weapon in the history of man: Excalibur.
• How will Marvel’s premiere thief manage to dupe his extortionist while also escaping with a clear name?
• Guest-starring Pete Wisdom and MI13!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

If this story isn’t collected as Gambit: Larceny In The UK, I will eat a bowler hat while wearing a beefeater, or eat some beef while wearing a bowlerhateater.

X-TREME X-MEN #6 & 7
Greg Pak (W) • Stephen Segovia (A)
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
• All new jumping on point!
• The team’s mission hits home, as they land in the United States of California, birthplace of Kurt Waggoner!
• What happens if they can’t defeat this Xavier…and what does it mean for Nightcrawler?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Wanna eat lunch packed in that Spider-Man lunchbox.

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #20 & 21
Issue 20 – Jason Aaron (w) • Steven Sanders (a)
Nick Bradshaw (c)
Issue 21 – Jason Aaron (w) • Nick Bradshaw (a & c)
• STORM joins the faculty of the Jean Grey School!
• Wolverine is a clown? Iceman is a fire swallower? Rachel Grey a fortune teller?
• Frankenstein’s Murder Circus comes to town!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Wolverine in clown makeup is just the best Wolverine.

ASTONISHING X-MEN ANNUAL #1
CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • DAVID BALDEON (A)
COVER BY DAVE WILLIAMS
• Someone is attacking friends and associates of the X-Men and it’s up to Wolverine and his team to stop them.
• Meanwhile, newlywed Kyle learns the hard way that marrying Northstar also meant marrying his family…and in this case, Northstar’s family is the X-Men!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #56
MARJORIE LIU (W) • MIKE PERKINS (A)
COVER BY PHIL NOTO
• The shocking conclusion to WEAPONIZED!
• A teammate returns…but is he friend or foe?
• Will Kyle and Northstar survive their first married mission?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

UNCANNY X-FORCE #33 & #34
RICK REMENDER (W) • PHIL NOTO (A)
COVERS BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
• FINAL EXECUTION races to its thrilling conclusion!
• X-Force brings the attack to the Brotherhood, but there is dissension in the ranks.
• Genesis faces the truth about Apocalypse and his destiny!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$3.99 (EACH)

WOLVERINE #316
Cullen Bunn (W) • Paul Pelletier (A)
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
• Wolverine and Elsa Bloodstone discover the Floating Castle!
• With the Covenant hot on their trail, can Wolverine keep the Deaming Maiden alive? Or will Elsa betray him?
• Meanwhile, Melita makes a discovery that will change Wolverine – and her – forever!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

Goddamn, this cover. I just love how the castle frames that disembodied face.

X-MEN #38
Brian Wood (W) • David Lopez (A&C)
• It’s Domino vs the X-Men!
• Domino has always been lucky…or maybe the people around her are just unlucky.
• Start reading here!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

X-FACTOR #246 & 247
PETER DAVID (W)
PAUL DAVIDSON (A)
COVERS BY DAVID YARDIN
ISSUE #246 – “SHORT STORY”
• Behind the scenes look of how, in a typical day and a typical X-Factor case, Pip the Troll holds the entire team together without their knowledge.
ISSUE #247 – “HONEYMOON IN HELL”
• A newly-married X-Factor couple attempts to Honeymoon in the happiest place on Earth…
• …but instead face-off with a villain hoping to bring about HELL on Earth!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #9
DAVE LAPHAM (W)
ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (A)
Cover by KRIS ANKA
• Jean Grey finds herself on the run… from Cyclops!
• Prophet’s final plan for human survival takes shape.
• A weapon that could kill Weapon X, a.k.a. the Overlord, is discovered!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

FIRST X-MEN #4 (of 5)
CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • NEAL ADAMS (A&C)
Variant Cover by TBA
• Wolverine and Sabretooth’s X-Men are under attack!
• See the beginning of the Sentinel program!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

I really think those claws don’t look right.

WOLVERINE: MAX #2
JASON STARR (w) • CONNOR WILLUMSON (a)
Cover by JOCK
• Meet Victor Creed!
• As Logan investigates the crash that wiped his memory, he uncovers things about his past he didn’t want to know!
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99
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