Tuesday, December 13, 2011

March 2012 Solicits

The final issue of X-23 hits stands that month. It'll be a slightly oversized issue reaching 32 pages for $2.99. While I still feel it's a wasted oppurtunity when so close to issue 23 to end it on, at least they've given it a slightly bigger page count to go out on a bang. Though the smart "Marvel" marketing way would have been to dual release it that month, with issue 21 being the oversized finale of the run then pull the Marvel renumbering stunt to include the oneshot so they could have an oversized issue 23 for that month too. That way with an issue 23 celebrating the character they could amp the audience up and generate more buzz with the character that can carry over to Avengers Academy.

While they aren't letting the character reach that better marketing strategy, they are giving her a fitting sendoff for this run as March will mark a solid 2 years of Marjorie Liu issues. It may not be an issue 23, but it still is a cornerstone that's nice to see them accidentally acknowledge.

X-23 #21
WRITER: Marjorie Liu
ARTIST: Phil Noto
Cover By Kalman Andrasofsky
Series Finale!
• X-23’S Globehopping Journey Comes To A Close
• After All This Time Spent Choosing Who She Will Be, Will She Permanently Choose A Team As Well?
32 Pgs./Parental Advisory $2.99

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