Marvel Solicit Overviews: October 2012

Today we take our first look at the first group of Marvel (Three months from) NOW! titles, and the final issues of the titles that we’ll be seeing new versions of in October.

UNCANNY AVENGERS #1
RICK REMENDER (W) • JOHN CASSADAY (A&C)
Variant Covers by ADI GRANOV, DANIEL ACUNA, SKOTTIE YOUNG & TWO MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Sketch Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY & TBA
Deadpool Call Me Maybe Variant by TBA
Uncanny & Avengers Variants also available
Blank Cover also available
ALL NEW ONGOING!
• THIS IS IT! The greatest era of the Marvel Universe starts here! From the ashes of AvX an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble!
• Captain America begins his quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants working together – so why is Professor Xavier’s dream more at risk than ever?
• The first attack of the most loathsome villain in history will quake the Marvel Universe forever!
• The funeral of one of Marvel’s greatest heroes!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Hey, remember that kind of crappy song that everyone was talking about last month or something? Well, come October, you can buy a Deadpool variant cover to commemmorate it! Oh, Deadpool, what a dilemma! Which seat will you take?

Also, that logo is the dumbest thing.

Thanos: Son of Titan #1 (of 5)
Joe Keatinge (W) • Rich Elson (A)
COVER BY Ed McGuinness
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
• Find out the story behind the biggest surprise cameo from the Avengers movie!
• Learn the brutal, violent secrets behind the galaxy’s greatest villain courtesy of Joe Keatinge (Glory). and Rich Elson!• It’s called the Marvel “Universe” for a reason.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS #31
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • BRANDON PETERSON (A&C)
Susan G. Komen Variant Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
END TIMES STARTS HERE!
• The final explosive arc for long-term Avengers writer Brian Michael Bendis.
• While the Avengers deal with the fallout from AVX, Tony Stark intercepts the signal…a signal that may lead the Avengers into the arms of one of their dearest friends…or their greatest enemies.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AVENGERS #32
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MIKE MAYHEW (A)
COVER BY BRANDON PETERSON
END TIMES CONTINUES!
• The Avengers follow the signal trail to one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in Avengers history…and a shocking reveal that will leave the internet abuzz!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Since we already know the new Avengers creative team is Hickman and Ribic, I’d just like to say farewell to The Man Of A Thousand And One Unnecessary Word Balloons.

NEW AVENGERS #31
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MICHAEL GAYDOS (A)
COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
END TIMES HAVE ARRIVED!
• The final explosive arc for long-time Avengers writer Brian Michael Bendis.
• Now that the New Avengers have sacrificed all they had to fight the Phoenix, many are asking hard questions: Is it time for New Avengers to call it quits?
• Meanwhile, one of the New Avengers deadliest foes hatches his elaborate plot for revenge!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #32
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • CARLOS PACHECO (A)
COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
END TIMES CONTINUES!
• The New Avengers are thrown into disarray as one of their deadliest enemies has returned.
• Many hard and permanent choices need to be made in this final arc of the New Avengers saga.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Seems he’s leaving New Avengers too.

Secret Avengers #32
RICK REMENDER (W)
MATTEO SCALERA (A)
COVER BY ARTHUR ADAMS
• The Abyss spreads. The new Masters of Evil being their invasion.
• A traitor amidst the Avengers revealed. A friendship forever shattered. An Avenger quits.
• A shocking death that will destroy the team.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Secret Avengers #33
RICK REMENDER (W)
ANDY KUHN (A)
COVER BY ARTHUR ADAMS
THE RISE OF THE DESCENDANTS part 1
• THE RISE OF THE DESCENDANTS BEGINS HERE! The event that will devastate the lives of the Secret Avengers!
• Descendants siege on Avengers Lighthouse station!
• Father launches his invasion. Can the Marvel Universe survive the plague of contagious robotic evolution?
• A terrible new Avengers foe is born: Beware the bite of The Black Ant!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #8
Brian Michael Bendis (W) • Mark Bagley (A&C)
Bagley and Bendis’ Final Issue!
• The explosive conclusion to the Avengers’ cosmic odyssey!
• Will the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy be able to stop Thanos from his quest to make Earth the throne world of his new empire?
• The explosive fallout of the storyline will change one of the Avengers’ lives forever as a brand-new Marvel initiative spins out of this bombastic series.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS ACADEMY #38
CHRISTOS GAGE (W)
TOM GRUMMETT (A)
COVER BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
• Guest-starring the staff & students of WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN!
• Because you demanded it: the flag football game between Avengers Academy and the Jean Grey School!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

DARK AVENGERS #182

JEFF PARKER (W)
NEIL EDWARDS (A)
COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
• IT HAD TO HAPPEN – THE DARK AVENGERS V. THE THUNDERBOLTS!
• But who can the Thunderbolts call on to knock down the Dark Avengers? THE ORIGINAL JUGGERNAUT, CAIN MARKO!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HAWKEYE #3
MATT FRACTION (W) • DAVID AJA (A&C)
• What is the Vagabond Code?
• Barton and Bishop mean Double the Hawkeye…and Double the trouble.
• Fraction and Aja are back with a chase that will blow not only your mind, but several your ancestors’ minds as well.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Marvel Universe Vs. The Avengers #1 (of 4)
JONATHAN MABERRY (W) • Leandro Fernandez (A)Cover by aaron kuder
• In MARVEL UNIVERSE VS THE PUNISHER we journeyed through the ruins of our world.
• In the Bram Stoker Award-nominated MARVEL UNIVERSE vs. WOLVERINE we witnessed the fall.
• MARVEL UNIVERSE VS THE AVENGERS is the war. Some worlds can’t be saved. All worlds can be avenged.
32 PGS/ Parental Advisory …$3.99

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
ROB WILLIAMS (w) • BRAD WALKER (a)
Cover by PATCH ZIRCHER
• It’s a Two-Fisted shot of Avenging action as your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man goes toe-to-toe with the Ever Lovin’ Blue Eyed Thing!
• Rob Williams (DARK WOLVERINE) and Brad Walker (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) team up for mayhem, mind-control and melees in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
40 PGS./Rated A/$3.99

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #13
KEVIN SHINICK (W) • AARON KUDER (A)
COVER BY SHANE DAVIS
• Spidey goes from high school to… prison?!
• Featuring: The single most awesome super villain team-up: Deadpool and Hypno-Hustler!
• Plus: A twisted twist of an ending!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

This cover is nice and all, but why is the lighting piss-yellow? I guess it works in theory as a contrast to the purplish-pink background, but in practice, it just looks… well, piss-yellow.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #695 & 696
DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A)
COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
ISSUE #695 – DANGER ZONE Part 1
• Dark times are coming for Peter Parker and change is closer than you even fear.
• As we aim headlong to ASM #700, The Kingpin ‘s latest plan turns one of Spider-Man’s greatest strengths against him.
• Hobgoblin is back…but his days may be numbered as the past sharpens its blades.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
ISSUE #696 – DANGER ZONE Part 2
• GOBLINS GO TO WAR…and Peter Parker is caught dead-center!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Man, the way the Spider-Sense is depicted here is really nice.

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #17 & 18
BRIAN WOOD (W) • CARLO BARBERI (A)
COVER BY DAVE JOHNSON
• The Mutant Resistance Army continues to grow. Can Kitty control it?
• Master Mold Vs. The X-Men
• The shocking conclusion to UNITED WE STAND and bold new beginning for the team!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #17
SAM HUMPHRIES (W) • LUKE ROSS (A)
COVER BY MICHAEL KOMARCK
UNITED WE STAND CONTINUES!!!
• Captain America, Thor and Iron Man battle the forces ripping America apart!
• Ultimate Hydra vs. Ultimate S.H.I.E.L.D.
• Revealed! The secret weapon that could tip the balance…forever!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #16
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • TBD (A)
COVER BY JORGE MOLINA
UNITED WE STAND CONCLUSION
• Will Miles become a member of the Ultimates?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #16.1
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • DAVID MARQUEZ (A)
COVER BY SARA PICHELLI
• The Daily Bugle is on the hunt to find out everything they can about the new Spider-Man
• What they discover will surprise them, you…and him!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WINTER SOLDIER #12
ED BRUBAKER (W)
BUTCH GUICE (A)
COVER BY STEVE EPTING
• Part 3 of WIDOW HUNT
• This month – guest-starring Wolverine!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #638
CULLEN BUNN (W)
FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (A&C)
• Venemma Multiversal has sent Cap and Black Widow on a wild goose chase through countless worlds.
• Cap and Widow battle corporate-sponsored alien war machines!
• And that’s not even the strangest thing that happens this issue…!!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #18
ED BRUBAKER & CULLEN BUNN (W) • SCOT EATON (A)
COVER BY STEVE EPTING
Susan G. Komen Variant Cover by DALE KEOWN
• The Omega Madbombs have been unleashed, and no one is safe!
• Agent 13 and Dum Dum Dugan duke it out with Baron Zemo in the depths of space!
• Captain America tackles Codename: Bravo and Queen Hydra with the fate of the world in the balance…But first he has to fight his way through an army of Discordians!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #19
ED BRUBAKER (W) • STEVE EPTING (A&C)
Final Issue Variant Also Available
END OF AN ERA!
• Steve Epting returns for the grand finale of Ed Brubaker’s EPIC RUN on Captain America, and the end of an era!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

THE MIGHTY THOR #21
MATT FRACTION (W) • ALAN DAVIS (A&C)
Susan G. Komen Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS
EVERYTHING BURNS FINALE!
• The War against Surtur crushes Thor – literally!
• Hela and Loki make their move!
• Can the All-Mother save the Nine Realms?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

THE MIGHTY THOR #22
MATT FRACTION (W) • BARRY KITSON (A)
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
Final Issue Variant Also Available
END OF AN ERA!
EVERYTHING BURNS AFTERMATHM • THE FINAL ISSUE…!
• After all the blood and thunder that’s rocked the nine realms someone has to pay.
• It will probably be Thor – the only Asgardian brave enough to face…THE DOOM RING.
• Who dares judge a god? Just wait and see who shows up…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #645
Kieron Gillen (W) • STEPHANIE HANS (A&C)
EVERYTHING BURNS AFTERMATH
• Kieron Gillen bids farewell to the cast of JIM!
• “Why Did Loki Do It? No One Knows.” Until now.
• The critically acclaimed epic reaches its climax as Loki’s future and past collide and nothing will ever be the same again. No, really. We mean it this time. Stop looking at us like that.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #15
JASON AARON (W) • JEFTE PALO (A)
COVER BY ED McGUINNESS
Final Issue Variant Also Available
FINAL ISSUE!
• HULK: UNITED concludes!!!
• HULK VS. DOOM-BOTS!!! EEEE-NUFFZZAID-00011001010BOOM!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #526
MATT FRACTION (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A&C)
Collage Variant by Pascal Garcin
Susan G. Komen Variant Cover by PAUL RENAUD
• TONY and STANE versus MANDARIN for all the marbles!
• RESCUE and IRON MAN 2.0 versus HAMMER!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #527
MATT FRACTION (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A&C)
Final Issue Variant Also Available
END OF AN ERA!
• Who lives? Who dies? Who wins? Who loses?
• More importantly: what’s next for Tony Stark and Iron Man? You won’t believe it until you read it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DEFENDERS #11
MATT FRACTION (W) • JAMIE McKELVIE (A)
Cover by TERRY DODSON
• WHAT are the Death Celestials?
• WHY do they want to destroy EVERYTHING?
• HOW can the Defenders even HOPE to stop them?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #611
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A&C)
Susan G. Komen Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Final Issue Variant Also Available
FINAL ISSUE!
• Jonathan Hickman’s groundbreaking run comes to an end in this climactic issue!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

FF #23
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • NICK DRAGOTTA (A)
COVER BY KALMAN ANDROSOFZSKY
Final Issue Variant Also Available
FINAL ISSUE!
• Jonathan Hickman wraps up his tenure as Old Franklin teaches Young Franklin “How To Be A God!”
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

Franklin’s face there may be the most disturbing thing I see this month.

DAREDEVIL #19
MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A)
COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA
• The streets of New York run red with blood!
• Matt’s mind unravels as the Coyote creates chaos!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


Daredevil: End of Days #1 (of 8)
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & DAVID MACK (W)
KLAUS JANSON & BILL SIENKIEWICZ (A)
COVER BY ALEX MALEEV
variant cover BY DAVID MACK
Collage Variant by PASCAL GARIN
Variant Cover by TBA
• Revealed at last…how it ends for the Man without Fear!
• In the near future, investigative reporter Ben Urich has one last story to write – what was Matt Murdock’s the final secret?
• A story years in the making brought to you by some of the greatest creators in Daredevil history!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Bill Sienkiewicz inking Klaus Janson? I am sold.

MARVEL ZOMBIES HALLOWEEN
FRED VAN LENTE (W) • ALESSANDRO VITTI (A)
COVER BY FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
• Trick or treat, give the Marvel Zombies your brains to eat!
• Fred Van Lente, writer of fan-fave MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 and 4, returns to
the freaky franchise-for its first ever Halloween one-shot special!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


SPACE PUNISHER #4 (of 4)

FRANK TIERI (w)
MARK TEXERIA (a/C)
• The Punisher kills everything… IN SPACE!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

Looks more like he’s going to kill everything on Earth by shooting the planet with that gigantic gun.

SPACEKNIGHTS #1 (of 3)
Written by JIM STARLIN & CHRIS BATISTA
CHRIS BATISTA (A)
Cover by CHRIS BATISTA
• The planet Galador rebuilds its elite defense force, recruiting a new generation of Spaceknights!
• Can Balin and Tristan, sons of legendary Spaceknight Starshine, live up to the legend of their family name?
• Collecting SPACEKNIGHTS (2000) #1-2.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 & 6
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W) • Emma Rios (A)
COVER BY Terry Dodson
Susan G. Komen Variant Cover by JOE QUINONES
Issue #5
• Carol lives every 99ers dream! Toe-to-toe with some of best pilots in American history!
• Captain Marvel turned thief?!
Issue #6
A battle through time! The shocking conclusion!
• Guest appearance by the classic Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell!
• And an All-New Captain Marvel?!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

FIRST X-MEN #3 (of 5)
CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • NEAL ADAMS (A&C)
Variant Cover by TBA
• Meet the scariest new X-villain- VIRUS!
• Namor is recruited to be part of the FIRST X-MEN.
• Legend Neal Adams and fan-favorite Christos Gage continue the premiere X-Men mini of 2012!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WOLVERINE #314 & 315
CULLEN BUNN (W) • PAUL PELLETIER (A)
Cover by Michael Del Mundo
Susan G. Komen Variant Cover by BEN ANG (#315)
Issue #314
• All new jumping on point!
• How is Wolverine connected to the secret society known as the Covenant?
Issue #315
• Wolverine vs. Murderous Lion in a no-holds barred Kung-Fu throwdown!
• Martial arts, super science, and sorcery–Melita uncovers the secrets of the Covenant.
• Who is the Dreaming Maiden… and why does the mysterious Covenant want her dead?
32 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$3.99 (EACH)

X-MEN #37
BRIAN WOOD (W) • DAVID LOPEZ (A/C)
• Meet the last living Proto-Mutant!
• The Storm-Cyclops divide widens as the team starts to unravel
• Colossus has his own agenda…will he leave the team to pursue it?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #8
DAVE LAPHAM (W) • RENATO ARLEM (A)
COVER BY KRIS ANKA
• Can the X-Terminated get the information they need from Dr. Doom to defeat Weapon Omega?
• Deadeye may be able to help…
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #55
MARJORIE LIU (W) • MIKE PERKINS (A)
COVER BY PHIL NOTO
• Hatchitech weapons start showing up around the globe, and civilians are caught in the crossfire
• The team must make a decision…take down Hatchi or save Karma!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-FACTOR #245
PETER DAVID (W) • LEONARD KIRK (A)
COVER BY DAVID YARDIN
“BREAKING POINTS” Conclusion!
• In the last of five issues that will change the face of X-FACTOR forever, two characters find their lives irrevocably altered.
• When the smoke clears, the team’s roster will be nearly halved…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #20
KIERON GILLEN (W) • CARLOS PACHECO (A&C)
Susan G. Komen Variant Cover by DAVE MARQUEZ
Final Issue Variant Also Available
• The fallout of AVX is here!
• We can’t tell you anything without spoiling AVX!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

No cover provided

GAMBIT #4
JAMES ASMUS (W) • CLAY MANN (A&C)
• The world-shaking conclusion of the first arc of Gambit’s new ongoing series!
• Cursed by an ancient artifact, betrayed by his only ally, and staring down a Guatemalan god monster accidentally loosed on Earth, it’s going to take all of Gambit’s cunning to win the day this time!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #18 & 19
JASON AARON (W) • NICK BRADSHAW & STEVEN SANDERS (A&C)
Covers by NICK BRADSHAW
• The second year of the most talked-about new X-Book starts here!
• One of the students is on death’s door and the faculty must 1) try to keep them alive and 2) find who did it!
• With one of the teachers on the outs, a new one must be hired. Who will it be?
• Who is the new student at the school?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

DEADPOOL #62 & 63
DANIEL WAY (W) • ALE GARZA (A)
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
• Deadpool’s nemeses take their revenge!
• Wade comes to a terrible realization!
• Daniel Way’s epic run comes to a head!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$2.99 (EACH)

Does this mean that Daniel Way is finally leaving Deadpool?

Thank God.

NEW MUTANTS #50
DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING (W) • TBD (A)
COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
FINAL ISSUE!
• It’s time to raise a glass to Dani Moonstar, Sunspot, Cipher, Warlock, Sunspot and X-Man in this series-ending issue!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-TREME X-MEN #5
GREG PAK (W) • PACO DIAZ (A)
COVER BY KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
• The Xavier Gang attacks!
• Dazzler versus Cyclops, the most deadly gunslinger in the West!
• Will the team be able to save this reality, or will they have to leave it behind to make the jump to the next one?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN LEGACY #275
CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • DAVID BALDEON (A)
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Final Issue Variant Also Available
THE END OF AN ERA!
• Last issue, Magneto made Rogue a daunting offer. In this FINAL ISSUE of X-MEN: LEGACY, Rogue faces the repercussions of her decision!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-FORCE #32
RICK REMENDER (W) • PHIL NOTO (A)
Cover by JEROME OPENA
• FINAL EXECUTION nears its brutal finish!
• X-Force finally faces the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants all together!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99


WOLVERINE: MAX #1
JASON STARR (w) • CONNOR WILLUMSON (a)
Cover by JOCK
Variant Cover by TBA
ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!
• Your favorite X-Man done the way you wanted to see him – in a no-holds-barred MAX series!
• Written by award-winning crime novelist Jason Starr (PUNISHER MAX, The Chill)
• In modern-day Tokyo, Logan gets pulled into a terrorist’s plot…or was he the target all along?
• A new look at Wolverine’s past!
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99
THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES.

Untold Tales of Punisher MAX #5 (of 5)
SKOTTIE YOUNG (W) • TBD (A)
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
• The Punisher learns the hard way that vigilanteism only breeds more vigilantes when the ten-year-old son of one of his victims decides to take revenge on the man who killed his father.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99
THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES.

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