So What Is In A+X #4 Anyway?

This was the solicitation for A+X #2

KAARE ANDREWS & PETER DAVID (W)
KAARE ANDREWS & MIKE DEL MUNDO (A)
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS & TBA
Sketch Variant by ED MCGUINNESS
• Spider-Man and Beast fight zombies in a story by Kaare Andrews (AVX: VERSUS)!
• Iron Man, Kitty Pryde and Lockheed fight the Brood in a story by Peter David and your favorite artist!

Which is all very well, except that the Spider-Man/Beast story didn’t appear. Instead we got a Chris Bachalo written/drawn Rogue and Black Widow story. And very good it was too. We also had Mike Del Mundo solo drawing David’s Iron Man/Kitty Pryde strip.

The Rogue/Black Widow story was brought forward from A+X #3, originally solicited thus;

CHRIS BACHALO & JAMES ASMUS (W)
CHRIS BACHALO & BILLY TAN (A)
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
• Chris Bachalo writes and draws a teamup of two of the biggest Marvel movie ladies – BLACK WIDOW AND ROGUE VS. SENTINELS!
• James Asmus and Billy Tan bring together the stars of the two biggest new Marvel series – GAMBIT AND HAWKEYE SAVE LIVES!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

The Rogue/Black Widow story was replaced with the Black Panther/Storm stripand the book then looked like this;

The Black Panther/Storm strip was initially soliicted for issue 4;

A+X #4
JASON AARON & JASON LATOUR (W)
PASQUAL FERRY & MARK BROOKS (A)
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
Variant by ED MCGUINNESS
Sketch Variant by ED MCGUINNESS
Artist Variant by MARK BROOKS
• Storm and Black Panther’s first post-AVX encounter!
• Your other two favorite characters fight your favorite villain.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

The Marvel site has credits for this issue for

  • Writer: DAVID JASON LATOUR
  • Letterer: Neurotic Cartoonist, Inc
  • Penciler: Kaare Andrews
  • Mark Brooks
  • Editor: Nick Lowe
  • Penciler (cover): Pasqual Ferry

But no cover to be seen. Could the Kaare Andrews Wolverine/Spider-Man strip be returning? Even though it won’t be Superior Spider-Man? Or maybe… it will be now?