Full Monthly Marvel Solicitations For May 2012. Mostly.

Courtesy of Midtown Comics‘ listings and skipping the trades, here’s a look at the Marvel solicitations for May 2012.

One word of warning, the credits on these do get mixed up, especially when there are double shipping issues – and there are a lot of those this month. But those pictures sure are pretty.

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #3

(W) David Lapham (A) Roberto De La Torre (CA) Humberto Ramos

• AOA Wolverine is resurrecting dead X-Men to destroy the human race. • Jean Grey continues her training to join the X-Terminated. • The humans find their ‘atomic bomb’ to defeat Wolverine.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #685

(W) Dan Slott (A) Humberto Ramos (CA) Stefano Caselli

• Part four of the epic ‘Ends of the Earth’ • Featuring the World’s Greatest Super Hero: Doctor Octopus! • Guest staring Black Widow and Silver Sable.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #686

(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Stefano Caselli

• In this perilously penultimate issue of ‘Ends of the Earth’ Inferno: Earth rages! • We promised the End of the Earth… and this is it, Jocko! • Guest staring: a doomed planet.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #39

(W) Brian Reed (A/CA) Lee Garbett

• Spider-Man is stuck in a world where Peter Parker never existed! • And reality is coming apart! • Guest staring the Avengers!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ENDS OF EARTH #1

(W) Dan Slott & Various (A) Thony Silas (CA) Sebastian Fiumara

• From one ‘Ends of the Earth’ to the other, Spider-Man isn’t the only hero fighting free the globe from Doctor Octopus’s treacherous tentacles in this extra sized story! • And the dying doctor has some wicked worldly associates of his own. • Guest staring: Big Hero Six and Union Jack

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PARALLEL LIVES #1

(W) Gerry Conway (A) Alex Saviuk (CA) Bob Larkin

• He’s Peter Parker: a shy, introverted teen whose life changed forever when a radioactive spider bit him. • She’s Mary Jane Watson: product of a broken home, concealing her pain with an outgoing party-girl persona. • They meet, fall in love and get married. This is their story. • The classic 1989 graphic novel returns!

ASTONISHING X-MEN #50

(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A) Mike Perkins (CA) Dustin Weaver

• Karma is losing control of her mind, and taking control of the other X-Men! • When Kyle is put in danger, will Northstar choose him or his team? • Don’t miss the end of this issue – it’ll be the most talked about moment of the year!

AVENGERS #26 AVX

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Walter Simonson

• AVX TIE-IN! • One of the Avengers must betray the team to fulfill their destiny with the Phoenix. • A game-changer for the Avengers franchise…and it is not who you think! • Comics legend Walt Simonson is back!!

AVENGERS ACADEMY #29 &30

(W) Christos N. Gage (A) Tom Grummett (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli

• Both issues tie-in to AVENGERS VS. X-MEN! • The Utopia and Gen Hope teens have come to the Academy…as prisoners? • Sebastian Shaw strikes! • Guest-starring Wolverine, Hawkeye, Hercules and Captain America!

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #3

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley

• Avengers versus the Zodiac! But who is behind the Zodiac? • PLUS! The reappearance of a team of characters you’ve been clamoring for!

AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #1 AND #2 (OF 3)

(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Wellington Alves & Various (CA) Adi Granov

• A brand-new Black Widow solo adventure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe! • Before Natasha assembles with the Avengers Initiative, see her in this hard-hitting espionage adventure set between the events of IRON MAN 2 and MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS!”

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 (OF 12)

(W) Ed Brubaker (A) John Romita (CA) Jim Cheung

• The Avengers and the X-Men scour the Earth searching for the host of the Phoenix! • Hope takes matters into her own hands! • And Captain America and Wolverine come to bitter blows!

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4 (OF 12)

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Jonathan Hickman (CA) Jim Cheung

• All across the globe-in the Savage Land, in Wakanda, in Tabula Rasa and more-Avenger battles X-Man for the fate of the world! • Hope has a suicide mission to propose to Wolverine! • While in space, the Avengers’ away team meets the Phoenix head on!
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #7

(W) Kathryn Immonen (A/CA) Stuart Immonen

• A night out with Spider-Man and She-Hulk! • All the thwipping and quipping and none of the calories! • Katherine and Stuart Immonen smash their way into the book so action packed it keeps flying off the shelves…

 

AVX VS #2 (OF 6)

(W) Kieron Gillen, Steve McNiven (A) Salvador Larroca, Steve McNiven (CA) Salvador Larroca

• The premier tie-in to AVENGERS vs. X-MEN! • SPIDER-MAN vs. COLOSSUS • CAPTAIN AMERICA vs. GAMBIT

BRILLIANT #6 (MR)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley

The runaway creator-owned smash continues! From the award-winning creators of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN comes another blistering chapter in a world where college students discover the secret of superpowers – and now that secret is out! How will the world react when science fiction becomes science fact?

CAPTAIN AMERICA #11 & #12

(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Patrick Zircher

• Patrick Zircher joins Ed Brubaker for ‘System Failure’ • Ex super-villains in Witness Protection murdered! • The return of an old villain and an old lover! • Can Cap solve this mystery before he himself becomes a target?

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #630

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Alessandro Vitti (CA) Gabriele Dell Otto

• All the patriotism and arrows in the world may not be enough to save Cap and Hawkeye from a hive of dino-monstrosities! • A secret buried beneath the San Andres Mountains begins to unravel. • All this and-Stegron!

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #631

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Alessandro Vitti (CA) Gabriele Dell Otto

• In the depths of an underground city, Stegron’s dream becomes a nightmare! • Cap ‘goes Mezozoic’ and he’s set his carnivorous sights on Hawkeye! • And what’s freakier than creepy little kids? Creepy little dinosaur kids!

DAREDEVIL #12

(W) Mark Waid (A) Chris Samnee (CA) Marcos Martin

• It’s lawyers in love as Matt Murdock finally makes some time for assistant district attorney Kirsten McDuffie. • The best reviewed comic of the year continues as Waid and Rivera welcome aboard new artist Chris Samnee (Thor: The Mighty Avenger).

DAREDEVIL #13

(W) Mark Waid (A) Khoi Pham (CA) Marcos Martin

• THIS IS IT! ‘Megacrime and Punishment’ Be here as Megacrime strikes back at Daredevil! • And Matt’s ‘happy go lucky’ veneer at last begins to peel back, revealing… darker truths that may end his career as Daredevil. • Artist Khoi Pham returns!
DEADPOOL #54

(W) Daniel Way (A) Alé Garza (CA) Dave Johnson

• Finale of epic DEAD storyline! • Does Deadpool get his wish and die? • Do you expect us to spoil the ending in a solicit?

DEADPOOL #55

(W) Daniel Way (A) Alé Garza (CA) Dave Johnson

• All-new storyline! • Just who is that under Deadpool’s mask? • Guest-starring THE INTELLIGENCIA!

DEFENDERS #6

(W) Matt Fraction (A) Mitch Breitweiser (CA) Terry Dodson

• WHO is trying to kill the Immortal Weapons and can Iron Fist stop them? • WHY did the world forget about the Confederates of the Curious? • HOW does the Concordance Engine tie all these threads together?

DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #6 AND #7 (OF 8)

(W) Eric Shanower (A/CA) Skottie Young

• What happens when you get to the Land of Oz and you don’t fit in? • Jim the Cab-horse challenges the Sawhorse to a race-with alarming results. • Dorothy meets her old friends-the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, Tik-tok, and more. • The talking Gump-head is always good for a surprise.

 

EXILED #1

(W) Kieron Gillen & Various (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico (CA) Stephanie Hans

• It’s NEW MUTANTS. It’s JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. It’s NEW MUTANTS *and* JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. It’s the New Journey Into Mutant Mystery! • With a left over ‘s’. • A forgotten hero returns, mightier than Thor himself, but will the truth behind his exile consume them all?

FANTASTIC FOUR #605.1

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Ron Garney

• The Secret History of the Fantastic Four • Everything starts just like you remember… • It ends like something completely different.

FANTASTIC FOUR #606

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Ron Garney

• The Fantastic Four travel to Wakanda • The Return of Black Panther to the pages of the F4. • What happens when the world completely runs out of Vibranium?

FF #18

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Nick Dragotta (CA) Mike Choi

• The kids take their first Field Trip. To Africa! • Meet the Science Club of Wakanda. • The Future Foundation gets a brand new member.

FURY MAX #1 & #2 (MR)

• Garth Ennis (Punisher MAX, Preacher) and Goran Parlov (Punisher MAX) reunite to bring you the life of Marvel’s hardest soldier like no one else could. • In the wake of World War II, Fury is fast running out of battles to fight. But the world’s superpowers are gearing up for a new kind of war and they’ll need a man like Fury to win it.

HULK #51 & #52

(W) Jeff Parker (A/CA) Carlo Pagulayan

• General Ross is being haunted by ghosts from his past… but WHOSE ghosts are they? • Red Hulk wants answers, but so do… RAIZO KODO and THE FORGIVEN?!?! • Does salvation lie in the hands of the LEGION OF MONSTERS?

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #1 (OF 5)

(W) Tom DeFalco (A) Ron Frenz (CA) Lee Weeks

A five-part, weekly punch-fest that explores the ever-evolving relationship between the Gamma Goliath and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! • Hulk vs. the 60′s-era Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, Giant-Man, Wasp and Thor!

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #2 (OF 5)

(W) Joe Casey (A) Max Fiumara (CA) Lee Weeks

A five-part, weekly punch-fest that explores the ever-evolving relationship between the Gamma Goliath and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! • Hulk vs. the ’70s-era Avengers: Iron Man, Wasp, Vision and the Beast!

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #3 (OF 5)

(W) Roger Stern (A) Karl Moline (CA) Lee Weeks

A five-part, weekly punch-fest that explores the ever-evolving relationship between the Gamma Goliath and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! • Hulk vs. the ’80s-era Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Wasp, Captain Marvel and Thor!

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #4 (OF 5)

(W) Jim McCann (A) Agustin Padilla (CA) Lee Weeks

A five-part, weekly punch-fest that explores the ever-evolving relationship between the Gamma Goliath and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! • Mr. Fixit Hulk vs. the ’90s-era West Coast Avengers: Iron Man, Wonder Man, Mockingbird, Tigra and Hawkeye!

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #5 (OF 5)

(W) Jan Van Lente (A) Michael Avon Oeming (CA) Lee Weeks

A five-part, weekly punch-fest that explores the ever-evolving relationship between the Gamma Goliath and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! • Red Hulk vs. the 2000s-era Mighty Avengers…Black Widow, Wonder Man, Ares, Sentry and the Wasp!

INCREDIBLE HULK #7.1

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Whilce Portacio (CA) Leinil Francis Yu

• Whatever happened to Bruce Banner…? • RED SHE-HULK knows, and is NONE TOO PLEASED.

INCREDIBLE HULK #8

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Whilce Portacio (CA) Leinil Francis Yu

• In order to stay himself, Hulk must STAY ANGRY! • How does one stay angry? How about going up against THE PUNISHER? • And if that isn’t enough, the Green Goliath can always take on a murderous drug cartel!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #516

(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Salvador Larroca

• The mole inside Start Resilient is revealed!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #517

(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Salvador Larroca

• If Tony Stark isn’t Iron Man, then who’s the guy in the suit? • Zeke Stane digs for he truth • Spymaster racks up his victims
JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS #3 (OF 5)

(W) Sam Humphries (A) Ramon K. Perez (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco

The epic Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation continues! • John Carter and friends have escaped countless deaths, but are they running out of lives! • Will Carter get to his long lost love before Dejah Thoris is sacrificed? • Join rising sensations Sam Humphries and Ramon Perez on an incredible journey though the unforgettable worlds of Mars!

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #637 & #638

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Richard Elson (CA) Stephanie Hans

• Gods made mortal, with mutants their only hope for survival! • Undead cannibals on the loose, San Francisco turned inside out by forbidden magic! • A thrilling mythological mystery adventure in the Mighty Marvel manner, the most epic crossover of 2012! (Not counting that one where As fight Xs)
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #2

(W) Christopher Yost (A) Adam Dekraker (CA) TBD

• Two breathtaking tales of THE AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES by Chris Yost, the head writer of the hit animated series. • Lightning striking stone! Thor and Iron Man vs. Grey Gargoyle! • Plus: It’s might vs. bright when Hulk, Wasp and Hawkeye take on Marvel’s most malicious Mensa member: the Wizard!
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2

(W) Dan Slott, Ty Templeton (A) Nuno Plati (CA) TBD

• From the minds behind the hit TV show, witness the web-slinging adventures of the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN! • An easy errand for Aunt May becomes a maddening misadventure with the Malevolent MOLE MAN! • Then, when the Electrifying ELECTRO attacks a StarkTech Expo, can the wily-web-slinger pull the plug on this voltaic villain?!

MARVEL ZOMBIES DESTROY #1 & #2 (OF 5)

(W) Frank Marraffino (A) Mirco Pierfederici (CA) Mike Del Mundo

• At long last! The BEST-SELLING Marvel Zombies franchise returns! • A.R.M.O.R. is called upon to rescue a reality where the Nazis won WWII… with ZOMBIES! • Howard the Duck brings in Nazi-fighter extraordinaire DUM DUM DUGAN and a squadron of fighters known as Ducky’s Dozen! • SERIOUSLY, YOU GUYS! NAZI ZOMBIES!

MARVELS AVENGERS AVENGERS INITIATIVE

(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Ron Lim

• The all-ages, action-packed prequel to the Avengers movie is here! • Meet the incredible cast of the Avengers Initiative: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye! • The perfect introduction to The Avengers movie coming out in May 2012!

MIGHTY THOR #14

(W) Matt Fraction (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Walter Simonson

• How far will Donald Blake go to regain what he’s lost? • What really happens in your room at night after you fall asleep? • How can Thor fight a foe that’s not there?

NEW AVENGERS #26 AVX

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato

• AVX TIE-IN! • The secret history of the Phoenix is revealed in K’un Lun’s book of the dead Iron Fists. One of the most important chapters in the AVX story. • What is Danny Rand’s secret connection to the Phoenix?


NEW MUTANTS #42 & 43

(W) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (A) Leo Fernandez (CA) Kris Anka

• Gods made mortal, with mutants their only hope for survival! • Undead cannibals on the loose, San Francisco turned inside out by forbidden magic! • A thrilling mythological mystery adventure in the Mighty Marvel manner, the most epic crossover of 2012! (Not counting that one where As fight Xs)

PUNISHER #11

(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Marco Checchetto

• After making the streets run red in ‘the Omega Effect’ with Spider-Man and Daredevil… • Frank Castle speaks. And Rachel Cole is not going to like what she hears.

SCARLET SPIDER #5

(W) Christopher Yost (A) Neil Edwards (CA) Ryan Stegman

• A Nuclear Bomb is ticking, ready to devastate Kaine Parker’s new home – it’s a race against time! • Why has the Scarlet Sentinel’s heroics attracted the ire of the Avengers?!

SECRET AVENGERS #27

(W) Rick Remender (A) Renato Guedes (CA) Alan Davis

• AVX TIE-IN! • Captain Marvel reborn to unite all Kree! • Captain Marvel, The Protector and Ms. Marvel vs The Avengers! • Who is Minister Marvel and why has he drawn the Phoenix to the Kree homeworld

SECRET SERVICE #2 (OF 7) (MR)

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Dave Gibbons

The world’s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as we know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? The young man’s preparation now begins in earnest, saving him from a life of desperation. Meanwhile, what’s the secret link between a series of kidnapped science fiction stars and the murder of an entire town in Middle America?

SUPERCROOKS #3 (OF 4) (MR)

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu

Johnny Bolt has gathered a group of super-villain friends from his past to pull off the biggest robbery in history. The real surprise–the victim’s identity! But things go horribly wrong and it’s too late to turn back. The greatest super-villain of all time might have amassed a billion dollar fortune, but he’s not going to be easy to steal from. A massive secret in the American superhero community might just work in their favor…

TAKIO #1

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming

Bursting from the pages of last year’s best-selling graphic novel! From the Eisner Award-winning creators of POWERS comes this all-new, all-ages superhero adventure for a new generation! Taki and Olivia are sisters with superpowers! In fact, they are the only ones in the world with superpowers! So obviously, they have to become superheroes! But is the world ready for real-life superheroes? Are the girls ready for the challenge? And will the accident that made them who they are reveal secrets that will change their lives forever? The answers are no, no and yes. This is a brand-new all-ages adventure. A new book for comic-book fans of all ages. A book you can share with your kids or just enjoy for yourself. TAKIO is on the 2012 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens List!”

THUNDERBOLTS #174

(W) Jeff Parker (A) Declan Shalvey (CA) Mark Bagley

• The Clash of the Bolts Concludes! • In their most dire hour, the Fixer makes a devastating decision! • Zemo’s legacy of evil destroy our present or can the Thunderbolts pulls the world back from oblivion?

TOY STORY #3 (OF 4)

(W) Tea Orsi (A) Lucio Leoni & Various (CA) Andrea Cagol & Various

• New adventures featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang! • ‘To the Attic!’ – Woody, Buzz, Rex and Slink explore new territory when they accidentally get put in the attic for storage! • An unexpected new friend could be their only hope for getting back to Andy’s room!

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #10

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Kaare Andrews

• It’s Prowler vs. Spider-Man! Uncle vs. nephew! • The superstar team of Brian Michael Bendis and newcomer David Marquez continue Miles Morales’ journey to becoming a hero!

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #10 & #11

(W) Sam Humphries, Jonathan Hickman (A) Luke Ross (CA) Kaare Andrews

• New creative team! Rising talent Sam Humphries and superstar artist Luke Ross join writer Jonathan Hickman! • It’s the beginning of a new era for the United States! • How do Nick Fury and the Ultimates move forward in the aftermath of the People vs. the Children?

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #11

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Paco Medina (CA) Kaare Andrews

• The Nimrod Fleet continues their brutal massacre of mutants. • Stryker is reborn. •The face of the United States is changed forever.

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #12

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Kaare Andrews

• The mysteries of the mutant dead deepen even further. • A familiar and much feared foe makes an unexpected return. • What do you know about the last time the world ended?

UNCANNY X-FORCE #25

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Phil Noto

• Landmark 25th issue! • The epic saga THE FINAL EXECUTION begins here! • Who are the Omegas and why must X-Force hunt them down? • Included in this issue: Two rare stories by Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña starring Wolverine and Deadpool!
UNCANNY X-MEN #12 AVX

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Greg Land

• AVX TIE-IN! • The Avengers and X-Men take their battles world-wide. • Return to Tabula Rasa!
VENOM #17 & #18

(W) Rick Remender, Cullen Bunn (A) Kev Walker (CA) Michael Del Mundo

• Venom faces a gauntlet of doom as the Crime-Master unites Jack O’Lantern, The Human Fly, Toxin and more to destroy Flash Thompson! • The Crime-Master’s plan is so diabolical, so vile, that it forces Eddie Brock to become a symbiote’s host once more – and takes the war to Flash Thompson’s Family, Betty Brant and even Peter Parker!

WINTER SOLDIER #5

(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Butch Guice (CA) Lee Bermajo

• Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice bring the Winter Soldier’s first arc to a dramatic ending! • Can Bucky and the Black Widow prevent war with Latveria? • Can Bucky stop the Sleepers he himself trained? • Can this series get any cooler?

WOLVERINE #306 & #307

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Paul Pelletier (CA) Jim Cheung

• DR. ROT IS BACK! • Discover the secret behind Rot’s twisted family…and what Wolverine’s connection is. • FBI Agent Wells is circling closer to the truth behind the brutal murders he’s investigating. And Wolverine is his lead suspect!
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #10 & #11 AVX

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Bachalo

• AVX TIE-IN! • Cyclops comes to the Jean Grey School! • Will Wolverine’s X-Men join Cyclops against the Avengers? • ICEMAN vs RED HULK!

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #5 (OF 5)

(W) Brian Wood (A) Max Brooks, Roland Boschi (CA) Mark Brooks

• Logan and Armor are removed from the construct – but back in the real world something lingers inside them. • Logan versus the Berserker! • Quentin Quire is contrite, but has he blown his last chance with the X-Men?

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X-FACTOR #235 & #236

(W) Peter David (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) David Yardin

• Something is eviscerating super heroes in Seattle and X-Factor is called in to investigate. • Featuring all-new villain Scattershot, who looks suspiciously like two members of X-Factor Investigations… • And Shatterstar goes berserk! (‘Nuff said!)

X-MEN #28 And #29

(W) Victor Gischler (A/CA) Jorge Molina

• A lost team of Skrulls infiltrates the X-Men • Pixie is taken hostage…or did she go by choice?


X-MEN LEGACY #266 & #267

(W) Christos N. Gage (A) Rafael Sandoval (CA) Mark Brooks

‘OCCUPY THE JEAN GREY SCHOOL’ • Avengers She-Hulk, Falcon and Moon Knight are tasked with securing the Jean Grey School… • And Rogue and her team of X-Men aren’t too happy about it!