Wolverine News & Previews (2/24): Astonishing May Solicitations

In its May Solicitations, Marvel proclaims, “THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE!” So, as usual, here are the core Wolverine appearances for May 2010…

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN/WOLVERINE #1
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils by ADAM KUBERT
Spider-Man and Wolverine! Everyone’s favorite wise-cracking web-spinner and ferocious furball come together in their first major series ever! The super-star creative team of Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE: WEAPON X, PUNISHERMAX) and Adam Kubert (ULT. FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN) send Spidey and Wolvie to the edges of the Marvel Universe as they face such awful beings as The Czar, Big Murder and Doom the Living Planet! But who is the major Marvel villain pulling the strings? And can Spidey & Wolvie refrain from killing one another long enough to find out?

ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #1 (of 5)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Art by KAARE ANDREWS
The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Kaare Andrews (SPIDER-MAN: REIGN) take X-Men into the Heroic Age! Something’s happening in the tiny East African city of Mbangwi. Something that requires immediate investigation. A newborn sprouts metal electrodes and explodes, taking out an entire hospital. Is this the first wave of mutant rebirth that the X-Men have been praying for…or something very, very different? Something sinister?

AVENGERS #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by JOHN ROMITA JR.
There came a day! A day unlike any other…where two of Marvel’s top creators teamed up for the very first time to create a bombastic new monthly Marvel comic that not only ushers in the Heroic Age of Marvel Comics but unleashes onto the world the most blockbuster Avengers team ever! Who will answer the call? And will they assemble just in time…because Kang the Conqueror is here from the future. And wait till you find out why…! Bonus back up feature: the oral history of the Avengers, part one. A brand new illustrated look at the Avengers in a way you have never seen before by series writer Brian Michael Bendis.

UNCANNY X-MEN #524
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by TERRY DODSON
“SECOND COMING”, CHAPTER SIX: A beloved X-Man died defending Hope, the returned mutant “messiah.” As they lay their comrade to rest, the remaining X-Men are left to question: Is she worth it? “Second Coming” continues in ‘New Mutants’ #13, ‘X-Men Legacy’ #236 and ‘X-Force’ #27.

WOLVERINE #900
Written by David Finch, C.B. Cebulski, Dean Motter, Marc Bernardin, Todd Dezago & Matt Yocum
Penciled by David Finch, Greg Scott, Pow Rodrix, Jason Craig & Jake Bilbao
X-Man. Avenger. Soldier. And that’s just the HALF of it. In this atomic-sized special, superstar David Finch leads a platoon of comic’s most talented creators in giving the Canadian killer a 21-gun salute. Ninjas, bar-room brawls, Morlocks and pirates (yes, PIRATES!): this issue sees the most marvelous mutant of all put through the paces. And if five-all new tales of Snikt-tastic action wasn’t enough, there’s classic reprints featuring some of Logan’s greatest hits!

DARK WOLVERINE #86
Written by MARJORIE LIU & DANIEL WAY
Pencils by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
“RECKONING” Part 3 of 4: For decades, Daken has waited for the moment that has now finally arrived. In one fell swoop, Daken plans to both destroy his father and achieve his destiny. The streets of Ankara run red with blood as Daken faces off against…Romulus!

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #48
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by WILL CONRAD
“RECKONING,” CONCLUSION: Revenge. It is what has motivated Wolverine for over a century. But now, with that revenge within reach… is it really what he wants? More importantly, is it really what he needs? A new era begins as Wolverine finally considers his future instead of his blood-stained past.

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #13
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils by RON GARNEY
The time-bending saga of the all-new Deathlok continues as Wolverine and Captain America fight for their lives against an army of cyborg assassins. Outnumbered and outgunned, our heroes turn to desperate measures but learn the hard way that when you tamper with the time stream, you better be ready to expect the unexpected.

For the complete list of Marvel’s May Solicitations, visit Newsarama (details)…

As for other Wolverine News
ComicBookResources reports on ‘Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine’ by Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert (details)….
Newsarama talks to Kaare Andrews about the new ‘Astonishing X-Men’ (details)….
–And ComicBookResources dishes on Brian Michael Bendis and the Avengers (details)….

As for probable/possible Wolverine appearances this week (2/24/09), we have previews of…
Dark Wolverine #83 (preview): Siege continues (with a twist)…
Ms. Marvel #50 (preview): Wolverine makes the cover at the very least…
X-Force #24 (preview): ‘X-Necrosha’, part five of six…

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