Wolverine News & Previews: C2E2 Update (and July Solicitations)

C2E2?

An obscure droid from ‘Star Wars’?

Nope, it’s the inaugural Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.

Double C, Double E. Get it?

In any event, Marvel released a bunch of news as they always do at these cons…

-The X-Men panel and talk of the final issue of ‘Wolverine Weapon X’ (details)…
-The announcement that Rick Remender is taking over ‘X-Force’ (details)…
-Background on the Hulked Out Wolverine from World War Hulks (details)…

And if that’s not enough, Marvel unveiled their July Solicitations, and as usual, we bring you the Wolverine Highlights

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #15
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils by RON GARNEY
It’s the action-packed conclusion to “Tomorrow Dies Today”…and at the end of it only one Deathlok shall remain. As Logan and the greatest heroes of the Marvel U unite to confront him, the question is raised: is he friend or foe?  Or maybe even both?

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #50
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by WILL CONRAD
THE SERIES CONCLUSION! It’s the end of an era, a story years in the making, and as one journey ends, another begins. With his quest for revenge now concluded, Wolverine embarks on a new journey…towards salvation.

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #1 (of 3)
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by GABRIELE DEL’OTTO
Just when you thought it was over, we pull you back in—it’s the X-Force story everyone’s been talking about, finally delivered!  Wolverine and Domino have always had a special relationship, but everything goes upside down when the Assassins Guild puts out a hit on our gun wielding bombshell.  Why do they want her dead?  And more importantly, how many people have to die before Wolverine and Domino can spend some quality time together?  Get ready for the sexiest blood-soaked ride Craig Kyle and Chris Yost have ever delivered as they join forces with international superstar Gabriele Dell’otto to offer up their final X-Force story!

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN/WOLVERINE #2
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils by ADAM KUBERT
The biggest adventure that Spider-Man and Wolverine have ever been on continues! A major Marvel mystery villain is putting our dynamic duo through hell, pushing them to their absolute limits and ripping their lives apart. But how does this villain have the power to summon enemies like Doom the Living Planet to challenge our heroes?

ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #3 (of 5)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils by KAARE ANDREWS
Hoping to witness the rebirth of the mutant species, the X-Men race to the small African village of Karere, where a sudden spate of super-powered infants have been born. However, they quickly learn that these newborns are not their brand of mutant. And no sooner have the X-Men discovered the shocking truth of these infants’ origin than they are ambushed by a local dictator who has plans of his own for these baby-shaped timebombs. Could this trip get any worse?

WORLD WAR HULKS: WOLVERINE VS. CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 & 2 (of 2)
Written by PAUL TOBIN & BRIAN CLEVINGER
Penciled by JACOPO CAMAGNI & GURIHIRU
CLASSIFIED UNTIL THE EVENTS OF HULK #22 AND INCREDIBLE HULK #608

X-MEN #1
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
“MUTANTS VERSUS VAMPIRES,” PART 1
When a suicide bomber strikes in downtown San Francisco, it gets the immediate attention of the X-Men. But this is not your garden variety terrorist – and he’s not acting alone. Vampires from around the globe are descending en masse on the City by the Bay, staking a brutal claim for the patch of land the X-Men call their home. What is their agenda? Who is their mysterious leader? The X-Men are about to find out, as they brace themselves for a war of the species that will wrack the Marvel Universe.

X-CAMPUS #2 (of 4)
Written by FRANCESCO ARTIBANI & MICHELE MEDDA
Pencils by ALESSANDRO VITTI & GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA
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 even worse than super villains or race-destroying viruses… HIGH SCHOOL! Opposing factions within the Worthington Foundation begin to reveal themselves when a powerful new student, Kurt Wanger, arrives on campus. Meanwhile, more than one member of the school must deal with their family legacy as Warren Worthington struggles to accept his gifted life and Professor Xavier’s power-hungry brother comes to town for a dysfunctional family reunion.

For the full list of Marvel’s July Solicitations, please visit Comic Book Resources (details)…

As for probable/possible Wolverine appearances this week (4/21/10), we have previews of…

Dark Wolverine #85 (preview): Reckoning, Part One…
Doomwar #3 (preview): Dr. Doom’s gambit continues…
X-Men Forever Annual #1 (preview): The clandestine affair of Wolverine and Jean Grey…
X-Men Legacy #235 (preview): Second Coming, Chapter 4..

Facebook comments:

  1. Looking forward to W:O ending, at last, and to the Wolverine/Domino “X-Force.” – finally.

  2. Was i the only one that lost interest in the concept of x-men forever when Claremont killed off Wolverine instantly? And not just because it no longer had Wolverine, but for the fact that they were saying, originally, that this series was going to be how Claremont had intended to continue the story apparently, had he not left the series. I just find it terribly hard to believe that he always intended to have storm kill wolverine and blind sabretooth when a solo wolvie comic was just taking off that he had also started..

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