Thursday, May 20, 2004

August leaks: The Newsarama message board has Marvel's August solicitations, which include the "season finale" of Runaways, the last issue of X-Statix, the previously mentioned launch of Ultimate Nightmare, and an Ultimate Elektra miniseries by Mike Carey (Vertigo's Hellblazer and Lucifer). Of particular note:

* The "Avengers Disassembled" storyline continues in Avengers #501, "guest-starring every Avenger ... ever!"

* If that's not enough, there's the Avengers #500 Director's Cut, complete with foil-enhanced cover and behind-the-scenes extras. You've been warned.

* I still don't know how I feel about the new Invaders series.

* While the "Reload" event continues with Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld's X-Force #1, Chris Claremont trots out X-Men: The End, Book One: Dreamers & Demons #1-2. I just wish they'd kill them and get it over with. (The mutants, not the creators ...)

* Well, this is unexpected: Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin) is writing a story in X-Men Unlimited #4.

(Link via Fanboy Rampage.)