Monday, May 18, 2009

X-Solicits for August 2009

Uncanny X-Men #514
Written by: Matt Fraction
Pencils & Cover by: Terry Dodson
Variant Cover by: Simone Bianchi
70th Frame Variant by: TBA
UTOPIA: Chapter 4
UTOPIA rages on! Norman Osborn's victory in San Francisco is cemented when the Dark X-Men succeed where the X-Men can't. All the while the Dark Avengers are forced to watch from the sidelines. But how long will Bullseye and Ares sit idle?

Dark Avengers #8
Written by: Matt Fraction
Pencils by: Luke Ross
Cover by: Mike Deodato
Variant Cover by: Simone Bianchi
70th Frame Variant by: TBA
UTOPIA: Chapter 5
Norman's X-Men, as led by Emma and Namor, are the face of mutant law and order! The X-Men look played out of position as Osborn's dark reign falls over California-- but Scott Summers isn't done yet. The X-Men strike at Norman, at H.A.M.M.E.R., at his fraud X-Men and his sham Avengers all at once! This is the book where, at long last, the Marvel Universe starts to fight back-- and it sets the stage for next month's unbelievable conclusion in UNCANNY X-MEN/DARK AVENGERS - EXODUS!

X-Men: Legacy #227
Written by: Mike Carey
Penciled by: Dustin Weaver
Cover by: Terry Dodson
While San Francisco is still reeling from the onslaught of the Dark Avengers, Rogue struggles to cope with the power and perspective of a God, the young X-student Trance undergoes a terrifying transformation, and X-Men Legacy takes a dramatic new direction.


Anonymous said...

Wow X-23 versus Daken should be good : D I wonder how the X-men will deal with Emma??? And i hope Psylocke will kick some major butt, hopefully she'll face off with Emma or Dagger or Moonstone, anybody Female will be good lol XD

Anonymous said...

That Dark Avengers solicit sounds really good. I REALLY hope Betsy fights Emma and psychic knifes her! That would be great. Psylocke is the superior telepath right (despite what Wolverine and the X-Men says)?

FSaker said...

Yeah,X-23 versus Daken will be a fight to remember! Wolverine's bilogical son versus Wolverine's female clone/kinda daughter. Lots of claws and blood!

As for Psylocke, I actually wouldn't like her fighting a dark avenger or a dark x-woman just because her opponent is also a woman. I don't think her fighting Moonstone or Dagger would be interesting (although her battle against Dagger in the Age of Apocalypse was nice). The only female I'd like to see her fight is Emma, and just because both of them are telepaths and they don't seem to like each other very much. Otherwise, I'd prefer Betsy to kick a guy's butt, like Noh-Varr, Namor or Weapon Omega (although I like Weapon Omega a.k.a. Omega Force's Guardian).

Anonymous said...

i want to see Betsy kick Emma's ass to the moon but i have a feeling they brought her back at the wrong time. all this dark x-men stuff is overshadowing everything else in the book, and it doesn't seem very interesting.

FSaker said...

Okay, the cover of X-Men Legacy #227 was revealed, and it seems Rogue will fight Ares. So we know Daken will most likely fight X-23 (maybe Wolverine, too), Bullseye will fight some x-students, Colossus will fight Venom and Iron Patriot will fight Cyclops.

So the only Dark Avengers left for Psylocke to beat are Marvel Boy, Moonstone and the Sentry. I hope she fights one of the first two; as cool as it would be to see her against the Sentry, I think he may be too powerful for her...

Francis said...

the same i was thinking FSaker...well she can retain some chances if she would keep teke in addition to her reformed telepathy

FSaker said...

Maybe Francis, but I hope she doesn't. Rachel already has the TP + TK combo, Jean also has it (and we know she'll come back sooner or later), so it wouldn't be original for Psylocke. Give her the butterfly projection and the psychic knife and I'll be happy.

BTW, we didn't discuss this, but maybe Betsy will have TWO fights - after all, the solicitations seem to imply the X-Men will all be defeated first, then they will fight back and probably win. I already said who would be the best opponents for her (Marvel Boy, Emma, Namor, Weapon Omega/Guardian), so let's hope she actually gets the spotlight twice, instead of only having one fight.

But if she only gets one fight, let's hope at least it's the fight during the second part of the crossover, where she WINS, instead of being in the first part where she'll most likely LOSE...

Anonymous said...

But wasnt there a cover of Emma, Betsy and Hank all defeated by Dark Avengers on the same team? Im confused about how this is going to play out. To be honest though guys and gals I wouldnt hold your breath im surprised if anyone will get much spotlight in this over crowded book and if the 510 fight is anything to go by it isnt going to be very satisfying.