Thursday, November 18, 2021

X-Solicits for February 2022

X Lives of Wolverine #3 (of 5)
Benjamin Percy (W) • Joshua Cassara (A)
Cover by: Adam Kubert
Trading Card Variant Cover by: Mark Bagley
Lives of Wolverine Variant Cover by: Kyle Charles
Animation Style Variant Cover by: Leonardo Romero
Variant Cover by: Jen Bartel
Variant Cover by: Mark Brooks
Lost Missions of the Man Called Logan!
Week 5 – This time-shredding adventure of Wolverine sheds new light on eras of his life you thought you knew, and ones you never knew existed! Hang on for a ride from the early 1900s to missions with Department H and beyond. A peek into the past that will define the future…but only if he can stop Omega Red!

X Deaths of Wolverine #3 (of 5)
Benjamin Percy (W) • Federico Vicentini (A)
Cover by: Adam Kubert
Trading Card Variant Cover by: Mark Bagley
Omega Spoiler Variant Cover by: Inhyuk Lee
Variant Cover by: Christian Ward
Anime Style Variant Cover by: TBA
Variant Cover by: John Cassaday
Protecting the Present!
Week 6 – With Wolverine saving the past, who protects the present? Wolverines, that’s who! The “Wolverine family” of Wolverine (Laura Kinney), Daken and Scout enters the fray as the dark side of Wolverine’s time-traveling mission comes into focus.

X Lives of Wolverine #4 (of 5)
Benjamin Percy (W) • Joshua Cassara (A)
Cover by: Adam Kubert
Trading Card Variant Cover by: Mark Bagley
Lives of Wolverine Variant Cover by: Kevin Eastman
Animation Variant Cover by: Stan Sakai
Variant Cover by: Adi Granov
Variant Cover by: Adam Hughes
Days of Omega Past!
Week 7 – Wolverine. Omega Red. Together? ’Nuff said.

X Deaths of Wolverine #4 (of 5)
Benjamin Percy (W) • Federico Vicentini (A)
Cover by: Adam Kubert
Trading Card Variant Cover by: Mark Bagley
Anime Style Variant Cover by: TBA
Deaths of Wolverine Variant Cover by: Chris Bachalo
Omega Spoiler Variant Cover by: Declan Shalvey
Variant Cover by: Ema Lupacchino
Krakoa in the Crosshairs!
Week 8 – The chase leads to the mutant nation of Krakoa, as the force of mutantkind’s ultimate destruction breaches its borders. Is this the last stand of Xavier’s dream? Readers and collectors take note: This will be a major turning point for the X-books!

X-Men #8
Gerry Duggan (W) • Javier Pina (A)
Cover by: Pepe Larraz
Trading Card Variant Cover by: Russell Dauterman
X-Men Variant Cover by: Pete Woods
X-Gwen Variant Cover by: TBA
Black History Month Variant Cover by: Joshua “Sway” Swaby
M.O.D.O.K. Takes Aim at the X-Men!
The X-Men have faced a lot of foes in the past… but few have had a face as big as this one. Dare they face M.O.D.O.K.?

New Mutants #24
Vita Ayala (W) • Danilo Beyruth (A)
Cover by: Martin Simmonds
Variant Cover by: Peach Momoko
New Status Quo for the New Mutants!
The New Mutants regroup in the aftermath of the Shadow King’s attack! What will become of Amahl Farouk? Why is Warpath…crying?! How many snikts can fit into one panel? What happens to the Lost when they find one another? All this and more in a single issue—plus the setup for the next big arc, a story too magical to be believed.

Secret X-Men #1
Tini Howard (W) • Francesco Mobili (A)
Cover by: Leinil Francis Yu
Variant Cover by: Tony Daniel
Sshhh – It’s the X-Men!
When the Shi’ar Empire faces an unexpected threat, they must call upon the X-Men. Team co-captains Sunspot and Cannonball must lead Marrow, Tempo, Forge, Banshee, Strong Guy, Armor, and Boom-Boom on a secret mission to save Empress Xandra. Wait, those aren’t the X-Men. Aren’t those the mutants who lost the election?

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Excalibur #25 Art

Excalibur #25 Spoilers

Spoilers: Betsy reunites with Tom Lennox at the Green Lagoon bar, where he reveals his plans to reform S.T.R.I.K.E. under Pete Wisdom’s leadership. Betsy is distracted catching glimpses of the Otherworld battle in her mind and with Kwannon and Greycrow on a date also at the bar. Tom doesn’t expect them to renew their relationship but is hopeful Captain Britain might join S.T.R.I.K.E. on a mission in London. Soon enough, Alison, Vicki and Kevin join them. Betsy explains that she will fight for England in Otherworld instead and is encouraged by her dear friends.

In Otherworld, Maggie Braddock explains that Excalibur retreated back to the castle while the Captain Britain Corps held the Citadel, where Saturnyne is meditating on a scrying pool to enhance and heal the Captains. Excalibur agrees to jump into battle again while Jamie stays behind with Shogo and Maggie to protect the gate to Krakoa. Meanwhile Merlyn is casting a spell of sorts while Arthur’s forces erect siege towers and place ballistae around the Starlight Citadel.

Saturnyne deploys her White Priests against Arthur’s army. The Priests are soon joined by Excalibur, the Braddocks, Shatterstar and Bei; however, Arthur’s minions start targeting only the Captains Britain. Betsy orders the Captains to retreat, but it’s too late. Merlyn finally casts his spell wrapping the Citadel with an anti-magic bubble. Excalibur attempts to hold the Citadel’s doorway against their enemies. Betsy projects her butterfly avatar and orders her teammates to protect Saturnyne and escort her out of the Citadel.

Arthur breaks into the Citadel and meets Betsy in plain clothes. Without magic, Betsy loses her Captain Britain costume and powers. Betsy assures Arthur he won’t retake Avalon and will learn to fear mutantkind, after all he’s just a man. Betsy again projects her butterfly effect and subdues Arthur telepathically, leaving him catatonic while displaying a huge butterfly effect.

Excalibur rescues Saturnyne, just in time for Jamie Braddock to return riding Shogo. Excalibur flees riding on Shogo’s back. Betsy comes looking for Saturnyne, and Jamie just drops her for Betsy to catch. While out of Merlyn’s anti-magic bubble, Betsy becomes Captain Britain again. Betsy asks Shogo to carve a trench between the Citadel and Camelot with this reality-bending fire while Jamie holds reality together so it won’t collapse. Enraged, Merlyn casts a spell against Saturnyne and Betsy, who end up falling into the ground until they reach a place called the Sea of Secrets. Both women wake up on a small boat. Saturnyne says she’s ready to tell the story of how she took the Citadel from Merlyn.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Excalibur #25 Preview

Excalibur #25
Writer: Tini Howard
Art by: Marcus To
Cover by: Mahmud Asrar

The Story:
The one true king returns! And he’s here to exterminate the witchbreed! King Arthur and his army turn Otherworld into a battlefield-again. Backed into a corner, Betsy Braddock makes a desperate choice that will reshape the realm-and mutantkind-forever. The fate of the Starlight Citadel is at stake, and if the Citadel falls…so falls all reality.

In Stores: November 10, 2021


Thursday, October 21, 2021

X-Solicits for January 2022

X Lives of Wolverine #1 (of 5)
Benjamin Percy (W) • Joshua Cassara (A)
Cover by: Adam Kubert
Variant Cover by: Peach Momoko
Variant Cover by: Ron Lim
Variant Cover by: Jorge Molina
Lives of Wolverine Variant Cover by: Ed Mcguinness
Homage Variant Cover by: Will Sliney
Animation Style Variant Cover by: Todd Nauck
Stormbreakers Variant Cover by: Joshua Cassara
Trading Card Variant Cover by: Mark Bagley
Hidden Gem Variant Cover by: Arthur Adams
Connecting Collage Variant Cover by: Mr Garcin
The Biggest Wolverine Story of All Time Begins Here!
Week 1 – Logan. James Howlett. Weapon X. The mutant best known as Wolverine has lived many lives under many identities and in many places, but never before has the fate of the future been so entwined with the past! Fan-favorite eras of Wolverine’s saga are explored anew, along with never-before-seen episodes as Logan must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history. But these LIVES are only one side of the story… Be here for the start of the time-shredding saga across all of Wolverine’s history and future yet to come!

X Deaths of Wolverine #1 (of 5)
Benjamin Percy (W) • Federico Vicentini (A)
Cover by: Adam Kubert
Variant Cover by: Dan Jurgens
Variant Cover by: Mahmud Asrar
Variant Cover by: Gerald Parel
Variant Cover by: Stephanie Hans
Spoiler Design Variant Cover by: Adam Kubert
Anime Style Variant Cover by: Rickie Yagawa
Stormbreakers Variant Cover by: Juann Cabal
Trading Card Variant Cover by: Mark Bagley
Hidden Gem Variant Cover by: Sam Kieth
Connecting Collage Variant Cover by: Mr Garcin
Death is Not the End. Death is the Omega.
Week 2 – If Wolverine’s future lies in the past, what does that mean for the present? The reciprocal series to X Lives of Wolverine, X Deaths of Wolverine is can’t-miss reading, chock-full of revelations for the best there is as well as the fate of mutantkind!

X Lives of Wolverine #2 (of 5)
Benjamin Percy (W) • Joshua Cassara (A)
Cover by: Adam Kubert
Variant Cover by: Gabriele Dell’otto
Animation Style Variant Cover by: Larry Houston
Lives of Wolverine Variant Cover by: Jesús Saiz
Stormbreakers Variant Cover by: Iban Coello
Trading Card Variant Cover by: Mark Bagley
Target: Xavier!
Week 3 – Wolverine navigates the timestream, revisiting moments in his life. But how does Xavier unite them all?

 

X Deaths of Wolverine #2 (of 5)
Benjamin Percy (W) • Federico Vicentini (A)
Cover by: Adam Kubert
Variant Cover by: Leinil Francis Yu
Stormbreakers Variant Cover by: Peach Momoko
Anime Style Variant Cover by: Nao Fuji
Omega Spoiler Variant Cover by: Kaare Andrews
Trading Card Variant Cover by: Mark Bagley
The Hunt is on!
Week 4 – No one is safe. The future is at stake. The only certainty in life is Death and Wolverine.

X-Men #7
Gerry Duggan (W) • Pepe Larraz (A/C)
Trading Card Variant Cover by: Russell Dauterman
Headshot Variant Cover by: Jim Cheung
Captain Krakoa & The X-Men!
Doctor Stasis makes his deadliest move yet as Captain Krakoa takes charge of the X-Men! But what is the lie at the heart of the newest mutant hero?

Marauders Annual #1
Steve Orlando (W) • Creees Lee (A)
Cover by: Russell Dauterman
Variant Cover by: Ema Lupacchino
Design Variant Cover by: David Baldeon
A New Crew Sets Sail!
With Kate Pryde at the helm, the Marauders are ready to renew their mission of mutant rescue! She’s got the mission — all she needs now is a new boat and a fresh crew to match. Pryde and Bishop must unite a crew of mutants, new and old, to spring Daken from imprisonment at the hands of a leader who’s as cruel as he is charismatic: the primal provocateur known as Brimstone Love! It’s the Marauders versus the Theater of Pain, a torture troupe that’s set up shop in Xavier’s School’s old backyard! Come aboard for the first adventure as Steve Orlando takes the helm with our sea-faring mutants!

New Mutants #25
Vita Ayala (W) • Rod Reis (A)
Cover by: Leinil Francis Yu
Variant Cover by: Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
Variant Cover by: Dan Panosian
Variant Cover by: Philip Tan
Variant Cover by: Phil Jimenez
The Labors of Magik Start Here!
The big two-five is here — and it’s the perfect jumping-on point for fans new and old! Illyana Rasputin is the Sorcerer Supreme and the rightful queen of Limbo…but she’s been awfully busy on Krakoa. Someone’s got their eye on the throne — and Magik isn’t the only queen in mutantdom. Vita Ayala and Rod Reis rekindle an old flame for a whole new generation of Magik lovers!