Advance Marvel Solicitations For Guardians Of The Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex

Marvel Comics has provided ComicBook.com with a first look at the February solicitations for the Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex crossover event. The story begins in the one-shot Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex – Alpha, and continues in the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy, Legendary Star-Lord, and All-New X-Men.

When the intergalactic crime boss Mr. Knife get his hands on the ancient relic called The Black Vortex, Star-Lord decides to take it from him. However, he’s going to need the help of both the Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men if he’s going to keep Mr. Knife’s slaughter squad from taking it back. But can the Guardians and the X-Men resist the temptation to use the The Black Vortex themselves?

Check out the solicitations below.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1
SAM HUMPHRIES (w) • ED McGUINNESS (a)
COVER BY ED MCGUINNESS AND JUSTIN PONSOR
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER A BY ALEXANDER LOZANO
COSMICLY ENHANCED VARIANT BY ANDREA SORRENTINO
THE BLACK VORTEX STARTS HERE!

• The Black Vortex, an ancient artifact imbued with immeasurable power, is now in the hands of Mr. Knife!

• With billions of lives potentially at stake, Peter Quill, the Legendary Star-Lord, is going to have to dust off his thieving gloves.

• But with Knife’s Slaughter Squad protecting him, Peter’s probably going to need some help…

40 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #24
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • valerio Schiti (a/C)
COVER BY VALERIO SCHITI AND JASON KEITH
COSMICLY ENHANCED VARIANT BY ANDREA SORRENTINO
VARIANT COVER BY PHIL NOTO

• The 2nd chapter of the BLACK VORTEX!

• With the Slaughter Squad hot on their tails, the X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to have to find somewhere to stash this loot.

• The odds against them, their only option for gaining the upper hand might lie with the mysterious Black Vortex.

• Will the temptation of the Black Vortex’s unknown power be too much for this band of misfits?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #9
SAM HUMPHRIES (w) • PACO MEDINA (a/C)
COSMICLY ENHANCED VARIANT BY ANDREA SORRENTINO
VARIANT COVER BY PHIL NOTO

• The 3rd chapter of the BLACK VORTEX!

• With a schism forming within the assembled heroes, the youngest among them face the temptation of immeasurable power.

• Sometimes those with great power shirk their responsibility to use it for good, though.

• And with Knife and his new business partner looking to take back the Black Vortex, the group may have left themselves defenseless.

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

ALL-NEW X-MEN #38
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • Mahmud Asrar (a)
Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO AND MARCELO MAIOLO
COSMICLY ENHANCED VARIANT BY ANDREA SORRENTINO
VARIANT COVER BY PHIL NOTO

• The 4th chapter of the Black Vortex!

• With some of their members captured by the villainous Mr. Knife, the team must decipher the secrets of the Black Vortex. And quickly!

• But with the galaxy in chaos, they don’t have too many options open to them.

• Maybe there’s an old war-buddy Peter can call to help them out?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99