Marvel Comics in June 2009: X-Men & Mutants[ENGLISH] Marvel tells us: Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men: Legacy, X-Men Forever, X-Factor, X-Force, Cable, New Mutants, Wolverine: Origins, Wolverine: Weapon X, Wolverine: Revolver, X-Men Origins: Gambit, GeNext United…

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WOLVERINE NOIR #3 (of 4)
Written by STUART MOORE
Pencils and Cover by C.P. SMITH
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
New York’s seedy Bowery district, 1937. In the past twenty-four hours, private detective Jim Logan has been jerked around by a dame called Mariko and beaten half to death by a bruiser named Creed. Now he’s ready for payback. But little does he realize that it might just be the secrets of Logan’s violent past that bring him down for good.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN: UTOPIA
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Variant Cover by JAE LEE
The Dark Avengers take on the Uncanny X-Men!  Kicking off the 6-part crossover event, rising star Matt Fraction (UNCANNY X-MEN, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN) is joined by X-artist supreme Marc Silvestri (X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX, CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE ONE-SHOT) to bring you a story that shakes the foundations of the Marvel Universe.  When mutant riots break out in San Francisco, Norman Osborn declares martial law and sends the Dark Avengers in to quell the riots and take down the X-Men.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Don’t miss the first Avengers/X-Men crossover in over 15 years!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK WOLVERINE #75
Written by DANIEL WAY & MARJORIE LIU
Pencils by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Young Guns Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“The Prince,” Part 1 (of 3)
DARK WOLVERINE begins! Wolverine’s son, Daken, has finally emerged from the shadows, stepping out onto the main stage of the Marvel Universe. As one of Norman Osborn’s Avengers, he has power, access, and an identity that he hates–his father’s. This new Wolverine doesn’t know how long this will last, but one thing’s for sure: He’s going to have some fun while it does. All that, plus extra director’s cut style bonus pages!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #37
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils by SCOT EATON
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
“ROMULUS,” Part 1
For over a century, he’s been hiding in the darkest shadows of Wolverine’s life, controlling the beast and destroying the man. But now, finally, the tide is turning…and Wolverine’s vengeance is within reach! Introducing: ROMULUS!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL #11
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by JASON PEARSON
DARK REIGN TIE-IN
“BULLSEYE,” Part 2
Okay, that was…unexpected.  Bullseye has learned some new tricks since the last time they met! But now it’s Deadpool’s turn to go on the offensive…and there’s nobody more
offensive than Deadpool!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

EXILES #3
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by SALVADOR ESPIN
& CASEY JONES
Cover by DAVE BULLOCK
Maybe a new untested team isn’t what you want to throw against an island of united X-Men and Brotherhood mutants, all looking to protect Magneto. Then again, maybe it’s the perfect solution! And maybe it wouldn’t be so bad to stay on this world longer, given what the NEXT one has waiting.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

TIMESTORM 2009/2099: X-MEN
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by WESLEY CRAIG
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
Meet the all-new, all-futuristic X-Men! Ninety years from now there are no mutants…or are there? In the Hulk-ruled wastelands of 2099, Wolverine investigates whether a small band of survivors are getting by on more than just their smarts. Is there a new generation of the Children of the Atom forming? This special TIMESTORM one-shot holds the answer!
32 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #30
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
“GHOST BOX,” PART 6
Some boxes are best left unopened.  It’s the final chapter of the opening epic by the superstar team of Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #511
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND
“Sisterhood”
We will let this image speak for itself! Part 4 (of 4).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #512
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
80s DECADE VARIANT BY TBA
“The Origins of the Species”
As the X-Men reel from the return of one of the greatest X-Ladies, Beast and Angel take the X-Club back to 1906 to investigate the origins of the mutant species as we know it.  See the earliest stages of the Hellfire Club and the very first Sentinel ever!  This story is not to be missed!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #225
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PHILIPPE BRIONES
Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
90s DECADE VARIANT BY TBA
“The End”
Professor X’s odyssey brings him full circle as he answers a call from the Acolytes.  But what do they want?  Revenge?
Or a new leader?  Xavier’s LEGACY journey ends here, and it’s a doozie.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

CABLE #15
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Pencils & 50/50 Variant Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
50/50 Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
“MESSIAH WAR, PART 6”
One thousand years from now, Cable is having a very, very bad day.  His own father doubts his ability to protect the mutant messiah.  His former team, X-Force, has shown up to bring him back to the present, whether he likes it or not.  Not one, but two of Cable’s oldest and deadliest enemies threaten to annihilate them all.  And now even Hope, the mutant messiah he’s raised since birth, is starting to wonder if Cable’s the right man for the job of keeping her alive…The penultimate chapter of “Messiah War” — the sequel to the groundbreaking, game-changing “Messiah Complex” — is here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #16
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils & 50/50 Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
50/50 Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
“MESSIAH WAR”
The MESSIAH WAR’s final battle has begun, but both Wolverine and Cable know the horrible truth…they simply cannot win. Stryfe is too powerful and Bishop’s plan to kill Hope has destroyed the future of mutantkind. Their only chance of survival lies in a threat deadlier than anything they face now. The end is here. Part 7 (of 7)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

NEW MUTANTS #2
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Variant Cover by BENJAMIN
“RETURN OF LEGION”
One of the most dangerous X-Villains of all time is back and he’s targeted the New Mutants.  Last time Legion reared his head, he created the Age of Apocalpyse.  Do Cannonball, Karma, Magma, Moonstar and Magik have much hope of stopping him now? Part 2 (of 4)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN:
FIRST CLASS
GIANT-SIZE SPECIAL #1
Written by JEFF PARKER,
SCOTT GRAY & ROGER LANGRIGDE
Art by CRAIG ROUSSEAU,
CAMERON STEWART,
DENNIS CALERO, SEAN
GALLOWAY, DAVID WILLIAMS,
JEFF PARKER & JOE INFURNARI
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
The original X-Men have left the building, and their replacements have arrived! How will Cyclops cope with the next
generation of mutants, far more powerful and far less careful? Find out in this giant-sized special, featuring untold tales from the X-Men’s pasts! The 8-year-old Storm enters the deadly Museum of Set! Banshee clashes with the hordes of Irish myth! Nightcrawler fights alongside his circus family! Colossus battles to save his friends in Siberia! And at long last, Wolverine reveals his slice-your-heart-and-hope-to-die true origin in ‘The Man from S.N.I.K.T.’!
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated A …$3.99

WOLVERINE:
FIRST CLASS #16
Written by PETER DAVID
Art by GURIHIRU
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
& CHRISTINA STRAIN
What do you get when you cross an enraged feral fighting machine with a shiny roller-skating diva?  Beautiful music, of course…
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN FOREVER #1 & 2
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Covers by TOM GRUMMETT
BE HERE FOR THE BEGINNING! Comics icon and New York Times bestselling writer Chris Claremont returns to his legendary run with X-MEN: FOREVER! The shockwaves after the death of Magneto are still reverberating all over the world. Attempting to heal the rift between man and mutant kind, Professor Xavier volunteers his X-Men to go on a mission to capture Magneto’s sole remaining Acolyte, Fabien Cortez! But with Nick Fury—and the entire world—watching over their shoulders, the stakes have never been higher for Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Gambit, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Storm, Beast, and
Professor X. With Tom Grummet bringing Claremont’s vision to the page, this landmark series is packed with enough
surprises and twists to shake the X-Men mythos to its very core!
32 PGS.(each)/Rated A …$3.99 (each)

DEADPOOL:
SUICIDE KINGS #3 (of 5)
Written by MIKE BENSON
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
“SUICIDE KINGS,” PART 3: DEAD MAN’S HAND
Deadpool’s been framed.  No, really!  This time, Wade didn’t do it — and he’s determined to prove his innocence and find the person responsible.  But first, he’s got to stay alive or out of jail.  And with the Punisher and Spider-Man both hot on his trail, that’s not going to be easy.  Even if he’s got the help of a certain Man Without Fear.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

X-FACTOR #44 & #45
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO & MARCO SANTUCCI
Covers by DAVID YARDIN
“DIRTY SEXY MONET” AND “CORTEX”
Monet St. Croix: Smoking hot. Steamy. Gorgeous. Did we mention she was smoking hot? And suddenly she’s taking charge of protecting X-Factor’s client from a serial killer while displaying extreme romantic interest in one of the team. Business as usual? Or something darkly sinister going on? And if you were the one Monet was coming on to, would you care? Meanwhile: what is « Cortex »? The word keeps coming up in Madrox’s serial killer investigation. Now he confronts the one individual who may hold the answers: None other than Victor Von Doom—but it’s Doctor Doom as you’ve never seen him before. The shocks never stop and the surprises never let up!
32 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #3
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by RON GARNEY
50/50 Variant by SALVADOR LARROCA
In the third issue of this all-new ongoing series from the same creative team as last year’s sold-out « Get Mystique » storyline, the super soldiers of Strikeforce X have Wolverine trapped in the jungles of Colombia. They are heavily armed, ruthlessly brutal and outnumber him 12 to 1.  But when one of their ranks disappears and screams begin to ring out through the darkness each night, the soldiers ask themselves…who’s really the hunted?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: REVOLVER #1
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Art & Cover by DAS PASTORAS
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right?  But Logan’s gone to Vegas in search of something that’s been hiding there a bit too long.  In a place where anyone will wager on anything, it’s no wonder that Logan finds himself in a game of Russian Roulette surrounded by rowdy Russian mobsters.  But they’re not the real problem.  Logan’s got his eyes trained on the man sitting across from him. The guy with the revolver in his hand and the killer smile who is much more than he seems.  Bang.
32 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

X-MEN ORIGINS: GAMBIT #1
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils & Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Remy LeBeau is one of the X-Men’s biggest guns, but he started out on the other side of the equation, alongside
Mister Sinister’s Marauders.  From New Orleans to the Mutant Massacre and beyond, this is the story of the Ragin’ Cajun’s transformation from villain to hero – and what it cost him…
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

GENEXT: UNITED #2 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover by ALEX GARNER
A new generation of X-Men, a new generation of trouble! Twenty years have passed since the original X-Men faced their ultimate threat. Now, their children and grandchildren are picking up where they left off as Becka Monroe, Pavel Rasputin, Olivier Raven and the other members of the fledgling GeNext discover that being a super hero is not all fun and games. They travel to India with Hank « The Beast » McCoy and discover an insidious plot… But who is behind these dangerous assassins terrorizing Mumbai? And why do they seem so familiar?
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99