Marvel Comics today released their solicitations for comic books shipping in April. Of interest is New Warriors #11, where the team’s distrust of Night Thrasher grows, Nova #12 pulls Nova back into Annihilation: Conquest for the final issue of that mini-series, and the new Power Pack origin continues in Power Pack: Day One #2. Plus, Penance: Relentless is collected, updated Handbook entries in a new premiere hardcover, a What If? collection, and an old Cloak & Dagger guest appearance is reprinted in New Mutants Classics Vol. 3.
Read on for the full solicits and cover images.
NEW WARRIORS #11
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by NIC KLEIN
Would you trust a man who puts you in harm’s way? Someone who throws you into the path of a maniac for what he claims is the greater good? The New Warriors are becoming increasingly suspicious of their leader. When Night Thrasher pits the team against a super-villain who’s out of their league, the Warriors are left to wonder: What could possibly be worth their lives?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
The New Mutant Warlock returns in an issue that propels Nova back into ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST! Still threatened by his deadly Phalanx virus, Richard Rider finally reaches Kvch, the never-before-seen Technarchy homeworld. But are the “parents” of the Phalanx still there – and can Nova even reach them? And are you ready for the comeback of the former New Mutant know as Warlock? Join writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and new ongoing penciler Paul Pelletier (FANTASTIC FOUR) for another chapter of the saga that has Wizard saying “If you’re a fan of out-there sci-fi with a superhero twinge, you should strap yourself in for a ride with the Human Rocket’s series.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST #6 (of 6)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by TOM RANEY & WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
This is it: Marvel’s rag-tag group of sci-fi heroes vs. Ultron – in a double-sized finale! The surviving warriors face-off on the battlefield, with the fate of the entire Kree Empire – and perhaps the Earth itself – at stake! Who will fall? Who will rise to become a legend? It’s an extra helping of adventure, humor, drama and eye-candy that IGN.com calls “one of the best event books of the year.”
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
POWER PACK: DAY ONE #2 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by GURIHIRU
The dying Kymellian sorcerer Aelfyre Whitemane has given his powers to the four Power children so they can rescue their parents and save their world. But unless Alex, Julie, Katie and Jack master their new abilities quickly, they’re not going to be able to find Mom and Dad on the Snark Nestship, much less escape with them alive!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
PENANCE: RELENTLESS TPB
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by PAUL GULACY
Cover by PAUL GULACY
From the pages of CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE and THUNDERBOLTS! Once he was a hero, now only a shell of Robbie Baldwin remains. As Penance, he begins a slow descent into madness: the most hated man in America, blamed for the disaster at Stamford, tortured by visions of his failure and obsessed with strange, seemingly meaningless numbers. A relentless pursuit begins… Collecting PENANCE: RELENTLESS #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$13.99
ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MICHAEL HOSKIN, ERIC J. MOREELS, DAVID WILTFONG, RONALD BYRD, SEAN MCQUAID, MARK O’ENGLISH, STUART VANDAL, MIKE FICHERA, MADISON CARTER, JACOB ROUGEMONT, AL SJOERDSMA, KYLE SIMS, CHRIS BIGGS & CHAD ANDERSON
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Continuing the most exciting and comprehensive Marvel handbook ever assembled! This twelve-volume guide to the Marvel Universe features more than 100 huge entries in each tome! This issue – from Blade to the Crooked World! Spotlighting people (Blink, Blob, Bullseye, Cable, Luke Cage, Cannonball, Captain America, Captain Britain, Captain Marvel, Carnage, Amadeus Cho, Citizen V, Colossus), teams (the Brotherhood, Circus of Crime), species (the Brood, Celestials), items (the Cosmic Cube) and more!
240 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
Trim size: standard
WHAT IF?: CIVIL WAR TPB
Written by DAVID HINE, ED BRUBAKER, KEVIN GREVIOUX, CHRISTOS GAGE, GREG PAK, CHRISTOPHER YOST, JEFF PARKER
& PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MARKO DJURDJEVIC, GUSTAVO, HARVEY TOLIBAO, JUAN SANTACRUZ, LARRY STROMAN, CLAYTON HENRY, FRED HEMBECK, LEONARD KIRK & RAFAEL SANDOVAL
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Marvel once again poses the question, “What If…?” What if Annihilus had not been defeated in the outskirts of our galaxy, and instead had brought his devastating alien armada to Earth? What if Iron Man had lost the Civil War? What If Captain America led all the heroes against the Superhuman Registration Act and Henry Gyrich became head of S.H.I.E.L.D. to take them down? What if the Hulk had landed on a peaceful planet, as the Marvel heroes had intended when they exiled him into space? Or Banner had landed on Sakaar instead of the Hulk? Or the Hulk’s warrior bride, Caiera the Oldstrong, had come to Earth seeking vengeance instead of her husband? What if Vulcan had become Phoenix? And finally, what if Spider-Man and Wolverine became the most efficient two-man killing team in the world? Collecting WHAT IF? ANNIHILATION, CIVIL WAR, PLANET HULK, X-MEN and SPIDER-MAN VS. WOLVERINE.
120 PGS./Rated A …$ 16.99
NEW MUTANTS CLASSIC VOL. 3 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by BILL SIENKIEWICZ & BOB MCLEOD
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
The New Mutants face a demon menace and befriend an alien misfit! A rock concert pulls them into the orbit of a multi-galaxy music star, then the team, with Cloak and Dagger, is drawn into a deadly exchange program…of super-powers! Plus: Hellfire Club intrigue and early steps on the path of reformation by Magneto! Action, romance, family reunions and a fairy tale! Anything else? Oh, right, guest-starring the X-Men! Collecting NEW MUTANTS #18-25 and ANNUAL #1.
256 PGS./Rated A …$24.99