MERRY MARVEL1 of 12
Marvel's wrapping up some holiday gifts in its just-released December solicitations.
From A Very Deadpool Christmas, to an unlikely Avengers romance, to the return of a fan favorite X-character, we've got all the biggest news from Marvel's December solicitations right here.
SEASON'S BEATINGS2 of 12
Marvel's got plenty of holiday hijinks hitting shelves in December, with at least four titles getting in on the spirit.
First, there's Season's Beatings, a holiday special featuring a "cast of Marvel heroes" celebrating the Holidays, and the Merry X-Men Holiday Special that features 25 festive stories.
Then Runaways #16 features the teen team celebrating Christmas while trapped in their headquarters, and Deadpool #7 pits Wade Wilson against Kris Kringle in a fight to the death.
INFINITY WARS: INFINITY3 of 12
Marvel's Infinity Wars event wraps up with December's #6 - the cover for which seems to indicate a deadly showdown between Star-Lord and Gamora - followed by a series of epilogue one-shots.
Infinity Wars: Fallen Guardian seems to follow up on Marvel's recent teases that a Guardian of the Galaxy will die.
Meanwhile Infinity Wars: ? bears a cover just showing empty outer space with a solicitation that asks "What comes AFTER Infinity?"
MORLUN RETURNS4 of 12
Morlun is one of Spider-Man's deadliest foes - he even once ripped one of Peter Parker's eyes out of his head.
Now the inter-dimensional menace is back in Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #313, and he's taking on J. Jonah Jameson. Uh oh.
HORSEMEN OF SALVATION5 of 12
Nate Grey - a.k.a. X-Man - is back in December's trio of Uncanny X-Men issues - and he's not alone.
It seems Nate's taking after his enemy, Apocalypse, and leading a group of four "Horsemen of Salvation" - apparently comprised of Omega Red, Blob, Angel, and a mysterious fourth member wielding an X-shaped staff.
MARVEL KNIGHTMARE6 of 12
More details about the Marvel Knights anniversary story are coming out in the solicitations for December's #3 and 4.
It seems the heroes of Marvel Knights are trapped in an alternate world with no memories of their identities or pasts - and in some cases, without their usual resources.
EARTH'S MIGHTIEST COUPLE7 of 12
Hulk and Thor have often been rivals for the mantle of the strongest person there is - but there's a very different "Hulk" on the Avengers now, and she and the Odinson seem to have a very different kind of chemistry in Avengers #11.
Of course, Jennifer Walters is no stranger to dating Avengers (or deities), and Thor's been single for a while now, so this is one pairing that kinda makes perfect sense.
STAR-SPANGLED TAILSPIN8 of 12
If there's one constant in Steve Rogers' life, it's change. And this December, something's happening to shake up Steve's world again.
The solicitation for Captain America #6 says Steve will experience a "shocking turn of events" that will "send his life into a tailspin." Sounds like business as usual for ol' Steve.
THE WORST THERE IS9 of 12
Wolverine has often been called "the best there is at what he does" - but he's done some pretty bad stuff.
And that's a trend that may continue, judging by the solicitation for The Return of Wolverine #4, which asks "Can Logan handle the truth of what he's done?
JJJ - PRO-SPIDEY 'SHOCK JOCK'?10 of 12
Ever since J. Jonah Jameson learned the truth about Peter Parker and Spider-Man, their relationship has changed considerably, with JJJ now "pro-Spider-Man."
But he's also got a new job as what the solicitation for Amazing Spider-Man #11 calls a "shock jock." How will that mix with his newfound appreciation for the Friendly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler?
VENOM NO MORE?11 of 12
Venom is one of Marvel's most popular characters right now, and with a movie on the way in October, that doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon.
But even if the character gets a push, come December he may undergo some big changes as well - with the solicitation for Venom #9 calling his fate into question with the cryptic text "Venom no more?!"
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