Tuesday, May 17, 2011

X-Solicits for August 2011

Uncanny X-Force #13 & #14
Written by: Rick Remender
Penciled by: Mark Brooks (#13) & Jerome Opeña (#14)
Covers by: Esad Ribic
Variant Cover by: Chris Bachalo
The Dark Angel Saga: Part 3
Years ago, Wolverine helplessly watched as Jean Grey, the love of his life, died before his eyes. Years later, he would lose his best-friend Nightcrawler to a similar fate. In order to save our world, can he allow them to die again? X-Force team up with The Amazing X-Men for the final push against the heir of Apocalypse, in a battle Royale that will force Wolverine to make the hardest choice of his life. One world must die!

Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #2 (of 3)
Written by: Rob Williams
Pencils & Cover by: Simone Bianchi
Fear Itself Tie-In
With the events of Fear Itself causing worldwide panic, Jonathan Standish and his cell of rogue Purifiers look to take their murderous mission to the next level. Believing superheroes have brought about the end of the world, just how many innocents can these Purifiers kill? How many 'souls' can they save from the devil? And where will they strike next? If ever there was a group worthy of X-Force's lethal talents, this is it. But is there a grain of truth hidden in Standish's askew thinking?

X-Men: Schism #3 (of 5)
Written by: Jason Aaron
Pencils & Cover by: Daniel Acuña
Variant Cover by: Frank Cho
The events of Schism #1 have launched the world into turmoil, and the all-new Hellfire Club is ready to take advantage of the chaos. But when the survival of the mutant race is on the line, just how far will the X-Men go? Once a line is crossed, there’s no going back. The event that promises to tear the X-Men apart at their very core continues, by writer and Marvel Architect Jason Aaron, and superstar artist Daniel Acuña (Wolverine, Avengers)!


FSaker said...

Cool solicits! It's great to see that, for once, Marvel is keeping secrets for the next X-event (the solicitation for Schism mentions the new Hellfire Club, but not who they are...).

On the other hand, the Uncanny X-Force cover may be really spoiler-ific. Remender did mention once that the readers would be surprised with the identity of the new villain in Age of Apocalypse... does this cover mean that AoA-Wolverine is the new villain? Surprising, but it would be more surprising if this cover was kept unrevealed...

As for the Fear Itself tie-in, why is Wade's skin normal? And is this "Jonathan Standish" guy the huge creature holding Logan by the neck?? Wow, the Purifiers keep getting less and less human...

FSaker said...

BTW, the solicitation for Avengers: The Children's Crusade #7 announces that there will be a huge confrontation involving the Avengers, the Young Avengers, X-Factor and... THE X-MEN!!!

I hope Psylocke is one of the X-Men to appear in it. I think she has good chances, since Heimberg already used her in the prelude story (in Uncanny X-Men #526), and she was one of the only 5 or 6 X-Men appearing in it (the other ones being Magneto, Wolverine, Colossus, Cyclops and Dr. Nemesis, if I'm not mistaken)...

To be honest, I kinda consider The Children's Crusade as Marvel's TRUE big event of 2011... Fear Itself still hasn't appealed to me so far.