Marvel In April 2009 - Part 2 : X-Men & Mutants[ENGLISH] Marvel Comics tells us: Marvel’s new solicitation info and artwork for comics arriving in stores in April 2009 are here. Part 2: X-Men & Others Mutants (X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men: Legacy, X-Factor, X-Force, Wolverine, Wolverine: Origins, Exiles, Cable, Deadpool…)

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X-MEN: LEGACY #223 70th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE NOIR #1 (of 4)
Written by Stuart Moore
Pencils and Cover by C.P. Smith
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
The Bowery, 1937. Jim Logan, the fiercest knife expert in New York, runs a seedy detective agency called « LOGAN & LOGAN »…along with his useless, halfwit brother, Dog. They’re the best they are at what they do. But when a swanky dame named Mariko Yashida struts into the office, she opens up a world of hurt for Logan, forcing him to revisit his painful, bloody past.
The latest in the Marvel Noir series, WOLVERINE NOIR reunites the acclaimed WOLVERINE team of Stuart Moore (IRON MAN) and C.P. Smith (The Programme).
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #35
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils & Cover by
DOUG BRAITHWAITE
“WEAPON XI”
During the darkest days of the Cold War a weapon was forged; more powerful, more fearsome and more adaptable than any the world had ever seen. The world has since changed…and so, too, must the weapon that could one day destroy it. Evolution cannot be stopped, but there is one man –Wolverine, for the love of his son—who is going to try.
Part 3 (of 5).
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

EXILES #1
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by SALVADOR ESPIN
Cover by DAVE BULLOCK
Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by TBA
Heroes are being pulled out of the worlds they know- The Beast. The Witch. Panther. Forge. Polaris. All find themselves in a place out of time with a new mission in life. But something seems to have shifted in the mechanics of the universe, things may not be quite what we remember…  But one thing we know for certain- BLINK is BACK!Plus 8 pages of Director’s Cut Extras!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #29
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
« GHOST BOX, » PART 5
The penultimate chapter of the opening epic by the superstar team of Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi.  Are you ready for the secret of the Ghost Box?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #508 & #509
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Covers by GREG LAND
Uncanny X-Men #508 Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by LAURA MARTIN
The X-Men get up to the delicate art of living as the Sisterhood plan their imminent demise. The Science Team gets to work, trying very hard not to kill one another first. Simon Trask gains traction in the California state legislature, muscling PROPOSITION X to an emergency ballot vote. If it passes, mutants past and present, powered and otherwise, won’t be allowed to breed… all this and a friend returns as a foe and ready for murder. Oh, things are getting ugly.
32 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

X-MEN: LEGACY #223
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by MORRY HOLLOWELL
“Salvage”
It’s the moment of truth for Danger and Professor Xavier as the seeds planted in ASTONISHING X-MEN finally bloom.  Prof. X kept a sentient being almost as a slave and now that she is free of her bonds, Danger will take her revenge.  And this time, the X-Men aren’t there to help him.  It’s the beginning of the end of Professor Xavier’s part of X-MEN LEGACY! Part 4 (of 5)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS #1 (of 5)
Written by mike benson
Penciled by carlo barbieri
Cover by MIKE McKONE
“SUICIDE KINGS,” PART 1: DEALER’S CHOICE”
Deadpool’s latest job has gotten him into a world of trouble.  Everyone wants a piece of him — and for a crime he didn’t commit!  That’s right: Someone’s framed Deadpool, and it just might be the same guy who hired him in the first place, a guy who just might be using the mouthy merc as a wild card in a twisted wager.  If Wade’s going to clear his name and serve up some revenge, he’s first got to avoid getting captured — or killed — by some of the Marvel Universe’s heaviest hitters: Daredevil, the Punisher and Spider-Man.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE #72
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Logan and Hawkeye have finally reached their journey’s end, made it to New Babylon, and delivered Hawkeye’s secret cargo. But the completion of their mission has come with a great price…and Logan is out for revenge on the man responsible for the annihilation of the world’s super heroes, the President of the United States! Don’t miss the penultimate issue of the greatest Wolverine story ever told by modern masters MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN! Part 7 (of 8).
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #1
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
50/50 Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Variant Cover A by TBA
Variant Cover B by TBA
“THE ADAMANTIUM MEN” Part 1 (of 5)
In the jungles of Colombia, people are turning up dead, whole villages brutally slaughtered by a team of soldiers who move through the shadows like ghosts. On the streets of San Francisco, Logan learns that the files from the old Weapon X program, the blueprints for building Adamantium-laced super soldiers like himself, have fallen into the hands of the evil corporation, Roxxon. Once again, it seems, someone is looking to build the perfect killing machine. That means it’s time for Wolverine to step in, and remind them that someone already did. Plus 8 pages of Director’s Cut Extras!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

NEW MUTANTS SAGA
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
& SHEILA JOHNSON
Wraparound Cover by
DIOGENES NEVES
Psyche! Sunspot! Cannonball! Wolfsbane! Karma! They’re the New Mutants you know and love. And along with Magik, Magma, Cypher and Warlock, they were the backbone of the era that so many current X-readers came to treasure. NEW MUTANTS SAGA will catch you up on this seminal period of X-history — from their very first team-up to the arrival of new members, the coming of “Inferno” and the arrival of Cable! It’s a Marvel history lesson in a fun and frenetic fashion!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …FREE!

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X FILES
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN,
RONALD BYRD, ERIC J. MOREELS, STUART VANDAL, MICHAEL
HOSKIN, CHAD ANDERSON,
RICH GREEN, JEPH YORK,
MARKUS ETTLINGER,
MADISON CARTER & MIKE FICHERA
Cover by FRANK MARTIN
A brand-new, all-inclusive handbook for Hollywood’s favorite mutant, spotlighting a complete biography of Wolverine! He may be in an acre of comics each month, but this is the only place to get the real score! Also featuring some of the Canucklehead’s best allies – including Gambit, Maverick, Tyger Tiger and X-Force! And along for the ride are villains – the likes of Blob, Daken, Deadpool, Mastermind, Orphan Maker, Donald Pierce, the Purifiers, Sabretooth and S’ym! And more than four dozen other stars linked to our man Logan from Amiko to Silver Fox!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

WOLVERINE:
THE ANNIVERSARY
Written by WILLIAM HARMS
& JONATHAN MABERRY
Penciled by JEFTE PALO
& ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Double-sized one-shot with two all-new stories!
In “The Anniversary,” it’s terror at thirty-thousand feet!  It’s a few days before the anniversary of Mariko’s death, and Logan is making the long pilgrimage to Japan to pay his respects when his 747 is suddenly seized by a group of terrorists who plan on blowing up the craft over downtown Honolulu!  If Logan is to save the plane and its passengers, he’ll have to rely on all of his guile, instincts and predatory skills… because all it takes is one bullet to destabilize the plane’s pressure, or a split-second’s warning for the terrorist leader to detonate the bomb strapped to his chest…And in “Ghosts,” a squad of ninja assassins is the least of Logan’s problems.
48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New/Parental Advisory …$3.99

RAMPAGING WOLVERINE #1
Written by JOSH FIALKOV,
CHRISTOPHER YOST,
ROBIN FURTH & TED MCKEEVER
Penciled by PACO DIAZ LUquE,
NELSON & TED MCKEEVER
Cover by NELSON
The Marvel Magazine that never was—three ALL-NEW, ALL-ACTION Wolverine tales, all in fantastic BLACK AND WHITE! Josh Fialkov (ELK’S RUN) and the fantastic gray wash art of Paco Diaz Luque pit Wolverine against South Pacific pirates…and worse. Plus, X-FORCE writer Christopher Yost introduce a sniper with a secret—and a canuckle-head to kill! Finally, comics legend Ted McKeever (METROPOL, EDDIE CURRENT) tells a third island adventure. Plus even more! It’s non-stop Logan—too hot for color to handle—and NO ADS!
48 PGS./Black & White/All-New/Parental Advisory …$3.99

CABLE #13
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
50/50 Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
“X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR,” PART 2
The sequel to 2007’s MESSIAH COMPLEX continues here!  Cyclops has complete faith that his son, Cable, will do everything he can to protect the so-called mutant messiah — who he believes will save mutantkind. But he also knows what havoc former X-Man Lucas Bishop has wreaked in the nightmarish future.  So now he’s sent his black ops team, the X-Force, on a risky, time-traveling mission to save Cable and the child, completely unaware that there’s something else waiting for them in the future.  Something not even Bishop was counting on…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #14
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
« X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR »
STRYFE STRIKES! Cable and X-Force’s greatest nemisis returns! The X-event of the decade continues in MESSIAH WAR, and things go from “bad” to “worst case scenario” as X-Force and Cable struggle to keep Hope alive. While Cyclops fights to keep X-Force’s involvement a secret in the present, Cable and Wolverine butt heads in the future over control of the child. Making matters worse, a member of X-Force abandons the team as an army of darkness descends upon them, leaving the team a man down with their backs to the wall. Past, present and future collide as the war for Mutantkind’s survival continues. Part 3 (of 7)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN: THE LIVES AND TIMES OF LUCAS BISHOP #3 (of 3)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by LARRY STROMAN
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
“HIS NAME IS BISHOP, AND NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME” The untold story of renegade X-Man Lucas Bishop concludes here!
He was born into bondage. Forced into a life of crime on the streets of a hard future. Slowly, though, Lucas BIshop transformed himself into an agent of justice…a hero cop.  But now that his greatest enemy has ripped a hole in time itself, Bishop realizes that he may have been put on this earth for more than a tin badge. He might have been put here to set everything right, because he’s the only X-Man alive who knows how wrong it’s going to be…
32 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

X-FACTOR #42
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE
DE LANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
After the shocking events of the past few issues, MADROX has learned that in X-FACTOR, anything can happen. And in this issue—everything does! Separated from his teammates and involved in a war he never expected to see, he can only look back on the days when the team stood together. Now—the rebellion has begun!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
FINALS #3 (of 4)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by ROGER CRUZ,
AMILCAR PINNA
& COLLEEEN COOVER
Cover by ROGER CRUZ
How metal is a giant ghostly Magneto presence trying to crush the X-Men? VERY METAL. And have no fear of the weirdness stopping there, because now the black and gold-suited X-Men have just arrived to add to the confusion our graduating class find themselves in!  And the brilliant Hank McCoy will foolishly end a sentence in a preposition like we’re doing here!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

WOLVERINE:
FIRST CLASS #14
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by RONAN CLIQUET
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
Wolverine Art Appreciation
Variant by Chris Eliopoulos
What do you get when you take KITTY PRYDE, DAREDEVIL, ELEKTRA, THE HAND, and the willingness of ALL of them to beat the SNOT outta each other?
Well…you get this comic!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE #1
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils and Cover by MARK TEXEIRA
The X-MEN ORIGINS series continues here, with the most popular X-Man in the spotlight.  From the first time he popped his claws, to the moment he joined the X-Men, Wolverine has had a rough life.  See every gruesome detail here!  This is a perfect gift for the people in your life who are looking forward to the X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE movie!
40 PGS./One-Shot/All-New/Rated T+ …$3.99