Tuesday, January 24, 2012

X-Solicits for April 2012

Uncanny X-Force #24
Writer: Rick Remender
Art and Cover by: Phil Noto
Avengers Art Appreciation Variant by: Julian Totino Tedesco
• Aoa Wolverine, Deadpool And Nightcrawler Go On Mission To Kill Aoa Iceman!
• What’s Left Of X-Force Returns From Otherworld!

X-Men #27
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art and Cover by: Jorge Molina
Avengers Art Appreciation Variant by: Khoi Pham
• Concluding Open Contract, The Story Of The Forgiven.
• The Marvel U’s Deadliest Assassins Have Been Sent After The Forgiven…And Are Trying To Kill Jubilee!
• Guest-Starring Lady Bullseye, The Assassin’s Guild, And Lord Deathstrike.

Wolverine & The X-Men #9
Writer: Jason Aaron
Art and Cover by: Chris Bachalo
Avengers Art Appreciation Variant by: Alex Maleev
• Avx Tie-In!
• Wolverine, Torn Between Two Teams!
• Will The Jean Grey School Follow Its Leader?

Avengers Vs. X-Men #1
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: John Romita Jr.
Cover by: Jim Cheung
Variant Covers By Ryan Stegman & John Romita Jr.
Blank Variant Also Available
• It’s No Longer Coming—It’s Here!
• Does The Return Of The Phoenix To Earth Signal The Rebirth Of The Mutant Species? That’s What The X-Men Believe!
• Unfortunately, The Avengers Are Convinced That Its Coming Will Mean The End Of All Life On Earth!
• The Stage Is Set For The Ultimate Marvel Showdown In This Oversized First Issue!

Avengers Vs. X-Men #2
Writer: Jason Aaron
Art: John Romita Jr.
Cover by: Jim Cheung
Variant Covers By Nick Bradshaw & Carlo Pagulayan
• As The Opening Shot Is Fired, The Avengers Storm The Beach Of Utopia, And The Phoenix Draws Ever Nearer To Earth!
• But Which Side Will Wolverine Fight On?
• And What Choice Will Hope Make That Will Change The Direction And Scope Of The Conflict Dramatically?


JJ.Froud said...

Please God....keep Psylocke on X-Force.

Francis said...

i join:
Don't let her die for the third time!

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Or get lost dimension-hopping or in some place outside of 616 again!

Blu Berri said...

Or lose yet -another- versus match, our girl is not a punching bag! >_<

Eduardo said...

Or have another body swap!...

FSaker said...

I wouldn't worry about any of those things. Remender has repeatedly shown that he adores Psylocke, so it's very unlikely that he will either kill her, leave her stuck in another dimension (unless it is a plot device to bring her back some issues later) or take her off X-Force. As for the body swap, I trust he could make it convincing and likeable if he wanted to, but I doubt she will stay in her British body for good - as much as some may not like it, her Asian look is the iconic one.

She may lose a versus match in AvX, however. But as a favorite character of Marvel's E-i-C, it's more likely that she wins her match.

Anyway, the AvX #2 solicit mentions that an "opening shot" is fired... any idea of what that may be? Could an Avenger get seriously injured or even killed in the first issue, triggering the battle? Plus, the solicit for AvX #1 says that the X-Men believe the Phoenix return means the rebirth of mutants; although I'm cheering for the X-Men, I must say that this assumption is really stupid...

As for UXF, one thing I don't get: why AoA-Wolverine would be working with Deadpool and Nightcrawler - and trying to kill AoA-Iceman (who, if memory serves me right, was his servant)?? I guess Marvel meant 616-Wolverine instead of AoA-Wolverine (judging by the cover art), right?

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

I think I'll be kinda annoyed with Rick (who I positively adore up until now) if he does some Matt Fraction body-swap to to body-swap only again in the end! That would be so not cool at all! Either way, I will try to keep an open mind that he knows what he's doing as he's given me no reason to doubt thus far.

Blu Berri said...

I think the UXF AoA Wolverine might be a typo.

I hope Psylocke gets more screentime in [adjective-less] X-Men, that last arc was kinda skimpy. I feel like I'm only picking up this title just because Betsy cameos in a panel or two... which is exactly why I have two issues of Generation Hope (13 & 15). *coughs* >_>

From, "Avengers storm the beach of Utopia" it sounds like the Avengers are retaliating from the X-Men's first attack. I'm thinking the X-Men attacked Scarlet Witch because they believe she's a danger to mutantkind and must be euthanized.
*crosses fingers and hopes his speculation is correct*