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AlphaFlight.net - Marvel Solicitations For May 2015
  • Marvel Solicitations For May 2015

    Marvel have released their solicitations for the month of May 2015 including the following titles which feature confirmed appearances of Alpha Flight characters:-


    UNCANNY X-MEN #600
    BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w)
    CHRIS BACHALO, STUART IMMONEN, MAHMUD ASRAR, KRIS ANKA and FRAZER IRVING (a)
    Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
    ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER A BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
    ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER B BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
    ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER C BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
    VARIANT COVER BY KRIS ANKA
    VARIANT COVER BY PAUL SMITH
    VARIANT COVER BY OLIVIER COIPEL
    VARIANT COVER BY ED MCGUINNESS
    VARIANT COVER BY ARTHUR ADAMS
    VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL YU
    VARIANT COVER BY RICK LEONARDI
    • The final explosive issue in Brian Michael Bendis’ epic X-Men saga!
    • Scott Summers – savior or destroyer? Questions will be answered!
    • The Jean Grey School, the New Xavier School – it’s all going to change.
    • The X-Men are at a crossroads. And not everyone will make it through in one piece.
    • Featuring 40 pages of a host of popular X-Men creators!
    56 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99
    Puck on Regular Cover
    FOC 4/27/15, ON-SALE 5/20/15


    A-FORCE #1
    G. WILLOW WILSON & MARGUERITE BENNETT (w) • JORGE MOLINA (a)
    Cover by JIM CHEUNG
    INHUMANS 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
    VARIANT COVER BY RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
    VARIANT COVER BY STEPHANIE HANS
    VARIANT COVER BY JORGE MOLINA
    YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
    BLANK COVER VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
    • Marvel’s Mightiest Women finally get their own explosive series!
    • In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been glimpsed before…
    • Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that’s left, the Amazing A-FORCE stands shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde!
    32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
    Aurora, Vindicator & Talisman on Regular Cover, Possibly inside
    FOC 4/27/15, ON-SALE 5/20/15


    AMAZING X-MEN VOL. 3: ONCE AND FUTURE JUGGERNAUT TPB
    Written by JAMES TYNION IV, CHRIS YOST, CRAIG KYLE & MONTY NERO
    Penciled by JORGE JIMENEZ, CARLO BARBERI, JORGE FORNES & SALVADOR LARROCA
    Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
    When the Gem of Cyttorak reappears, seeking to create a new avatar, none hear its call more than those who have previously housed the power of the unstoppable Juggernaut: Cain Marko and Colossus! But they aren’t the only ones hunting for the Gem. Can the X-Men find it before it’s too late? And can Colossus resist the temptation of Cyttorak’s power? “Unstoppable” takes on a whole new meaning as Cyttorak’s gem is finally located. The Juggernaut rises, and the X-Men fall! Has the Juggernaut returned? Is this the last stand of Colossus? Plus: A death in Storm’s family sends the X-Men to Africa! And as AXIS inverts the X-Men, Anole’s deepest fears are unleashed on the streets of New York City, and Nightcrawler and Mystique’s relationship reaches a boiling point! Collecting AMAZING X-MEN (2013) #13-19 and ANNUAL #1.
    192 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
    ISBN: 978-0-7851-9248-0
    Northstar on X-Men team
    FOC 4/27/15 ON-SALE 6/17/15

    Please note: There may be other appearances as part of the Secret Wars storyline that are not clear from the Solicits.
    We will endeavor to update this list in the Comments as soon as we find out more.
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Unfortunate logo placement on the A-Force cover

      Also, that's a LOT of variants for both issues. Part of me is hoping they are only on the covers.
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      Both the A-Force cover and the UXM#600 cover are going to be released as full-sized posters! $8.99 each released in May 2015.

      (according to Marvel Previews)
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Yup!

      A-FORCE #1 BY CHEUNG POSTER
      FOC 4/13/15 ON-SALE 5/13/2015 - 24x36…$8.99
      5960605400-49621

      UNCANNY X-MEN #600 BY BACHALO POSTER
      FOC 4/13/15 ON-SALE 5/13/2015 - 24x36…$8.99
      5960605400-49921
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      The June Solicits don't give us any glaring appearances, but we'll see what the future holds.

      It's a shame no Alphans were on the cover of the Hembeck reprint.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Hembeck reprint? I didn't see his name in the solicit.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Attachment 4692
      HOUSE OF HEM
      FRED HEMBECK with JIM SHOOTER (w)
      FRED HEMBECK with RON WILSON, JOHN BYRNE,
      MICHAEL GOLDEN, AL MILGROM, JOHN BUSCEMA & MORE (a)
      Cover by FRED HEMBECK
      • For over thirty years, cartoonist Fred Hembeck has been poking fun at Marvel’s mightiest heroes. Now, some of his greatest works are collected in a giant-sized one-shot that’s bursting with belly laughs!
      • Fred relentlessly roasts the Fantastic Four with the help of an all-star cast of artists!
      • Fred wipes out the Marvel Universe in the tale they said couldn’t be published (and almost wasn’t)!
      • Even Spider-Man and the Hulk are no match for Hembeck’s trademark wit!
      • Plus: a cornucopia of side-splitting short strips from the pages of Marvel Age — and an all-new introduction by the man himself!
      • Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR ROAST, FRED HEMBECK DESTROYS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN DIGITAL COMIC #16 — and material from HULK ANNUAL ’99; and MARVEL AGE #50, #52, #54-55, #69, #97, #122-123 and #130-131.
      104 PGS./Rated T+ …$7.99
      ISBN: 978-0-7851-9418-7
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      I've gotta pick that up!

      I've read the FF roast, but don't have it. It's gots Alpha Flight!

      ~ LM
      "A torn jacket is soon mended; but harsh words bruise the heart of a child."
      ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      As does Destroys The Marvel Universe!
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      True!

      But I already have that one.
      (Hee hee hee... I told him we have already got one.)

      As do some of the Marvel Age strips, though it's hard to say if they're reprinting all of those.

      ~ Le Messor
      "Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it."
      ~ Stephen Leacock, b1869
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Hmm...

      SECRET WARS JOURNAL #1

      http://marvel.com/news/comics/24301/...hbook_explodes

      Luca Pizzari: Without giving out too much too soon, the script called for an establishing shot with a veritable X-Men “who’s who” in Bedouin version. That’s exactly the moment in which I just knew I loved this story. I got the freedom to go pretty crazy with cameos and “blink-and-you-will-miss-it” appearances so I probably ended up overthinking designs for characters that appear as a background silhouette in half a panel, but let’s be honest: whenever else [am I] going to have a chance to design from scratch my own version of every X-Man I could think of? Matt and Jake were pretty cool with it, we had a very open list of characters they’d have liked to appear and characters who couldn’t, and apart from that I was basically free to have the time of my life and cram in there whoever I could fit. I ended up having 30—thirty—characters in that shot, and after I submitted the page we had a brief game of “where's Waldo.”
      There's an image of the page in question but it's too low res to spot a possible Northstar:



      Might be worth looking at it in May...
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Northstar or not, that looks cool!

      I wonder if it's the Sphinx's timeline?

      ~ Le Messor
      "Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you will get neither."
      ~ C. S. Lewis, Living Quotations
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Uncanny X-Men #600 has been pushed back to June 17th
      http://www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/...ticleID=162312
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      There's an image of the page in question but it's too low res to spot a possible Northstar
      The coloured version doesn't have anyone that jumps out as Northstar, but there's a pair of possibilities:

      http://www.comicbookresources.com/co...el-comics-2015
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -
      That's one heck of a delay.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Okay, so Northstar wasn't in the Secret Wars Journal story

      https://twitter.com/lukapiz/status/603637578965852160
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -
      I do appreciate how some of the writers/artists respond back.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Yeah, I do love Twitter & it's been great for this place.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      So, after the ending of today's All-New X-Men #41 it looks like Jeffries might be in Uncanny #600... if it ever comes out...
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -
      I heard it was delayed almost a year as now secret wars is being delayed