Marvel Solicitations: Wolverine in July

Wolverine: First Class #17 cover

With countless possible appearances for Wolverine within the July 2009 solicitations, I am featuring only the ones most likely to feature Wolverine and Dark Wolverine (Daken).

To view all of Marvel’s July solicitations, see Marvel’s  full July solicitations (Newsarama). To discuss, check out the Wolverine Files Forum July solicitation thread

NOTE: NO ‘WOLVERINE: WEAPON X’ IN JULY…

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #38
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
“ROMULUS”
After years of searching, Logan finally knows where to find Romulus. But to get there, he must first get through…Omega Red! HE’S BACK! Part 2 (of 4)

NEW AVENGERS #55
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Ultimate Spider-Man artist Stuart Immonen rejoins series regular Brian Bendis for this all-new blockbuster Avengers story. One of the Hood’s gang has found a way to power drain the New Avengers and it turns the tides of the Dark Reign in ways no one would have expected it. Plus the new Sorcerer Supreme has a lot to learn, and they’re going to learn it from…Spider-Man?

X-FORCE #17
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils & Cover by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK
“NOT FORGOTTEN” Part 1 (of 4)
MESSIAH WAR AFTERMATH! When X-Force was pulled into the future, what was forgotten in the present? The Leper Queen’s murderous acts? The Sapien League’s attack on the United Nations using two of the X-Men’s students? Wolfsbane’s reunion with the Asgardian Wolf Prince? H.A.M.M.E.R.’s hunt for X-23? After three months, the wait is over. Find out who lives and dies as the MESSIAH WAR ONE-SHOT art team of Mike Choi and Sonia Oback returns to X-FORCE!

UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #1 (of 8)
Written by SCOTT GRAY
Pencils & Cover by ROGER CRUZ
The early days of the X-Men’s second generation are revealed in an all-new series starring Cyclops, Storm, Banshee, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Wolverine and Phoenix! Professor X invites the mysterious Inhumans into the X-Men’s home, but when Wolverine and Gorgon meet, the party turns ugly! Nightcrawler faces a crisis of faith and searches for an answer in the Inhuman city Attilan – but has he found his salvation or ultimate destruction? Don’t miss a culture clash that will rock both super-teams to their cores!

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #17
Written by Peter David
Penciled by RONAN CLIQUET
Cover by CAMERON STEWART
“I’ll show ya who’s the real Cyclops!” Logan goes undercover as the mysterious “Patch” to visit an old enemy posing as a good guy…but the eye sees all…

ASTONISHING TALES #6
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI, DANIEL MERLIN GOODBREY, MATT YOCUM & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by KENNETH ROCAFORT, LOU KANG, ADRIANA MELO, NICHOLAS PITARRA & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Marvel’s hit anthology series continues! Fur flies as WOLVERINE & PUNISHER duke it out with PREDATOR X and butt heads with the powerful women of Madripoor! IRON MAN 2020 clashes with those who would seek to steal the future – in space! Israeli super soldier SABRA prepares the heroes of tomorrow! And in MOJOWORLD, two goofy guys must make movies – or else!

MARVELS: EYE OF THE CAMERA #6 (of 6)
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Pencils & Cover by JAY ANACLETO
The grand finale! As the X-Men face a splashy televised death in Dallas, Phil Sheldon and his family have a quiet and unexpected late-night reunion. Will it be their last time together as a family? What will it mean for Phil’s legacy, and his book? This issue brings the second great story of Phil Sheldon and the Marvel Universe to an unforgettable conclusion.

TIMESTORM 2009/2099 #3 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by ERIC BATTLE
Cover by PIOTRE CIELINSKI
Will 2099 invade 2009? The fabric of time is dissolving, Spider-Man 2099 and Human Torch 2099 collide in the combat arena, and Hulks rampage across modern day Washington DC! New alliances are formed, old enemies reveal themselves, and the temporal tempest reaches critical mass!

See Dark Wolverine and Alternate Wolverine appearances after the jump…

Dark Wolverine (Daken) Appearances

DARK WOLVERINE #76
Written by DANIEL WAY & MARJORIE LIU
Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
“THE PRINCE”
From the pages of DARK AVENGERS, the journey of WOLVERINE’S son continues! Just as Daken’s Machiavellian plans begin to take shape, he hits a snag. Or rather, four of them. Guest-starring THE FANTASTIC FOUR! Part 2 (of 3)

DARK X-MEN: THE BEGINNING #1 & 2 (of 3)
Written by PAUL CORNELL, JAMES ASMUS & others
Penciled by humberto ramos & others
Covers by JAE LEE
UTOPIA TIE-IN
Who are the Dark X-Men and how did they come to be? FIND OUT HERE! Each issue has 3 11-page stories, each dedicated to one of the Dark X-Men and how they came to be part of the team. This first two issues focus on Emma Frost, Mimic, Cloak & Dagger, Daken, Weapon X and Dark Beast!

UNCANNY X-MEN #513
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON
“UTOPIA: CHAPTER 2”
WHO ARE THE DARK X-MEN? He has his own Avengers team and now Norman Osborn has his own X-Men team. The other shoe has finally dropped and Emma Frost has betrayed Cyclops and the rest of the X-Men. And that’s just one of the huge surprises in “UTOPIA”. Is that Namor? Cloak and Dagger? Professor X?! The thing that you aren’t ready for is that Osborn is right.

DARK AVENGERS #7
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
“UTOPIA: Chapter 3”
The DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN crossover continues!
San Francisco teeters on the brink of absolute chaos and the X-Men keep getting in the way of Norman’s vision of law and order. So Norman takes his game to the next level: who are the DARK X-MEN? And will Norman’s Avengers play nice with Norman’s X-Men? Here’s a hint: no.

DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR #5 (of 5)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
The Fantastic Four reunited just in time to try and save the kids as they face off with Norman Osborn and the agents of H.A.M.M.E.R.
In the surprising conclusion see: The destruction of the Bridge! The triumph of an unlikely hero! And the coolest twist ending in years!

All-NEW SAVAGE SHE-HULK #4 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by PETER VALE & MICHAEL RYAN
True Believers, can you withstand the mind-blowing revelations that await you in these pages? Can you retain your sanity upon learning the ultimate implications of Norman Osborn’s DARK REIGN? Will you ever sleep again knowing the superhuman-spawned horrors of the twenty-third century are just around the bend? And the only woman standing between us and the apocalypse to come is the ALL-NEW SAVAGE SHE-HULK, locked in a climactic death-duel with the DARK AVENGERS! Plus: Reprinting the Scorpion vs. Venom tale by Fred Van Lente and Leonard Kirk.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #599
Written by JOE KELLY
Pencils by MARCO CHECHETTO
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
AMERICAN SON CONCLUDES! It’s the ultimate battle between friend and family as Spidey’s battle against the Iron Patriot and his Dark Avengers leaves one man with a choice too painful to contemplate. Plus, with wedding plans at high-fervor, Pete’s identity stands revealed to the person who stands to be most changed by the information.

Alternate Wolverine Appearances

X-MEN FOREVER #3 & 4
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Covers by TOM GRUMMETT
The mansion is still reeling from the events of the previous issue; having just scraped through the Fabian Cortez mission by the skin of their teeth, they were completely unprepared for a psychic blast from Jean, which rendered them all unconscious, and even less prepared for the subsequent surprise visit from one of their greatest nemeses, SABRETOOTH! But as the dust from the battle between the X-Men and this invader—culminating in a brutal battle between Sabes and a particularly vicious Storm—all may not be as it appears… Plus, what secret is Kitty hiding up her sleeve? Don’t miss comics legend and New York Times Bestselling Author CHRIS CLAREMONT’s thrilling return to the X-MEN!

WOLVERINE NOIR #4 (of 4)
Written by STUART MOORE
Pencils and Cover by C.P. SMITH
New York, 1937. On a dark train platform, in the hellish skid row called the Bowery, Private Eye Jim Logan gets one last chance to crack the case that’s been tearing his guts out. But even if he finds his missing partner Dog, Logan’s own shattered life may never be the same.

ULTIMATUM: X-MEN REQUIEM #1
Written by ARON E. COLEITE
Penciled by BEN OLIVER
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Endcap to the ground-breaking series that helped launch the Ultimate Universe!
Does the dream die with the man? How do you continue on when you’ve lost everything? In the aftermath of Ultimatum, the surviving members of the X-Men say goodbye to their loved ones, pay homage to their memory and try to figure out what happens next.

FANTASTIC FORCE #4 (of 4)
Written by JOE AHEARNE
Penciled by STEVE KURTH
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
The Hysteries unleash their full powers against the Fantastic Force and just when they thought they had figured out this whole super hero thing, they realize they have to take it to the next level. The alien Lightwave has to access his more human side, and Banner, Jr. unleashes the next step in Gamma mutation. But super heroics don’t come easy…even if they manage to repel the Hysteries, their backer has another card up her sleeve. What match is manmade Nu-World against the awesome organic might of an entire planet? Enter: Ego the Living Planet!

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #38
Written by Paul Tobin
Penciled by JACOPO CAMAGNI
Cover by Casey Jones
Ms. Isaacson’s third grade class has about the coolest homework assignment in the world! They’ve won a contest to hang out with the Avengers for a day, and whether that means learning to rock climb with Spider-Man, or heading to the petting zoo with the Hulk, or having Storm teach them all about meteorology, it’s going to be a great day! All except for how the Avengers get kidnapped by the Mandarin as a part of his bid to take over the world by harnessing the Avenger’s individual powers into an unstoppable super robot while the kids are guarded by about the hungriest looking dragon in existence. Okay, that part reeks. And what part does Ant-Man play? Hint: it involves ants.

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