Wolverine News & Previews (3/24): June Solicitations

[DiG here. My apologies as I am still playing catch up — this should have been posted mid last week — more backlogged posts coming as soon as I can get to them.]

Marvel Comics released its June 2010 Solicitations today, so, as usual, here are the core Wolverine appearances for the month…

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #14
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils by RON GARNEY
With battles raging in both the future and the present, pushing Wolverine and Captain America to their very limits, the most important battle may yet be the one taking place inside the mind of a cyborg assassin. Witness the battle for the soul of a Deathlok. Oh, and laser claws too.

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #49
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by WILL CONRAD
“WHAT I DO,” Part 1 (of 2)
His past finally behind him, Wolverine now turns to face another, more terrifying challenge: His future. Don’t miss out on the beginning of the end, part one of the last chapter of a story years in the making!

DARK WOLVERINE #87
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
“IDLE HANDS”
Betrayed by his father, cut off from his destiny, Daken now faces an uncertain future. What is he supposed to be now? With the pantheon of Marvel heroes stepping out of darkness and into the light, there seems only one choice…

X-MEN LEGACY #237
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by GREG LAND
“SECOND COMING”, CHAPTER TWELVE
X-Force cuts their way through a dangerous future trying to cut off Bastion’s armies at the source. They better hurry as the X-Men in the present are falling left and right.

X-FORCE #28
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Penciled by MIKE CHOI
“SECOND COMING”, CHAPTER THIRTEEN
The final battle begins here! It’s X-Force’s last stand in the future and the X-Men’s last stand in the present. Bastion has been one step ahead of the X-Men the whole time, but one X-Man’s sacrifice could turn the tide! Don’t miss the penultimate chapter of the X-Event of 2010!

ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #2 (of 5)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils by KAARE ANDREWS
The birth rate is climbing in the small African village of Karere…and these newborns are anything but normal: infants made of steel, infants only partially visible to the eye, infants who combust and destroy city blocks. Hoping to witness the rebirth of the mutant species, the X-Men go to investigate. But what they find may just be something far more sinister and dangerous…and familiar.

AVENGERS #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by JOHN ROMITA JR.
The Avengers have assembled and the villainous Kang has revealed that they must travel to the future to save their own children from destroying the universe! Yes, the entire universe. But it will take one more Avenger to make the trip complete. Who is the newest hero to join the ranks of the Avengers true?  And why is the once-great hero Wonder Man hell-bent on stopping the Avengers at every turn? Backup feature:  Another brand new oral history of the Avengers chapter by Bendis!

NEW AVENGERS #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by STUART IMMONEN
Find out who the New Avengers are, where they call home (gotta see it to believe it!), which Dark Avenger has joined their ranks, and just who the interdimensional demonic threat to our existence is! These heroes have gathered to take on the threats too dark, too dangerous, and too bizarre for any other team of heroes.  The New Avengers are back!! And Bendis & Immonen are back with the Siege & Secret Invasion colorista Laura Martin!!  You didn’t really think Marvel was going to cancel their number one ongoing title did you?  Heck no!! Backup feature:  Another brand new oral history of the Avengers chapter by Bendis!

X-CAMPUS #1 (of 2)
Written by FRANCESCO ARTIBANI
Pencils by DENIS MEDRI & ROBERTO DI SALVO
It’s an all-new, all-different version of the X-Men as told by some of Europe’s greatest comics storytellers! In this vivid re-imagining of the X-Men mythos, everything is not as it seems and teenaged versions of Cyclops, Beast, Wolverine, Iceman, Storm and Rogue face a threat worse even than super villains or race-destroying viruses… HIGH SCHOOL! When the troubled Anna Raven is recruited to join the Worthington Foundation, a school for the gifted, she jumps at the chance to escape her broken life. But one student who can’t control his unusual powers could bring everything crashing down, literally, as he threatens to destroy the entire school!

For the complete list of Marvel’s June Solicitations, visit Comic Book Resources (details)…

As for probable/possible Wolverine appearances this week (3/24/09), we have previews of…
Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way #2 (preview): More debuts of new artists…
Uncanny X-Men #522 (preview): Kitty returns…

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