Mattel has revealed three Barbie dolls styled after classic X-Men characters. In honor of Marvel Comics' 80th Anniversary, Mattel is producing dolls modeled after Mystique, Dark Phoenix, and Storm in their traditional Barbie format.
When I was a teenager, especially a young teenager, Uncanny X-Men was the most popular comic among my peers. From looking back at comics journalism, we were not unique. This was also the same year I've been covering in my run of the Legion. It turns out that 1984 is a very important year for comics. This saw DC Comics make an investment in the direct market with its Baxter series. It also saw an explosion of independent publishers, including Mirage Studios with the breakout phenomenom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Antarctic Press, NBM Publishing, and Continuity Studios also debuted in 1984. Alan Moore took over Saga of the Swamp Thing. Marvel debuted the event series with Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars. Fantastic comics were being produced in 1984. Uncanny X-Men was one of them, going in new directions, especially with this issue.
The newest wave of Marvel Minimates is in Local Comic Shops and the entire wave is a team building wave. What teams are being built you ask? Well none other than the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and Jim Lee's Strike Force X-Men!
We now have hi-res images and details concerning those mysterious X-Men Marvel Legends figures that popped up last week. This is indeed the Jubilee Build a Figure wave and it will be coming soon to Toys R’ Us . This will be a TRU exclusives and they should start showing up in June! Here is a breakdown of the
I know things are slow right now with new product but I do believe that lull is almost over. It looks like we will be getting more Marvel Legends 6: figures soon enough. The scan comes from an overseas magazine which has hit the net and shown was the following: – Stryfe – Marvel Now
UNCANNY X-MEN #152 December 1981 This is one of the first X-Men comics that I can remember buying, although not the first. That honor goes to the issue before this one which sports a classic "Kitty leaving Xavier's school crying" cover. I remember buying this and taking with me to read while my mom did the laundry at the laundromat. I got other comics as well, including an issue of Adventure Comics, but to save the life of me, I don't recall anything else. SYNOPSIS: Storm is chasing a red sports car driven by the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, Emma Frost, throwing lightning at it, unable to stop it from going off the curvy mountain road. Inside the car, Kitty wakes up and phases out the car door, as Emma tries to grab her, she loses control and goes off the edge of a cliff, crashing and erupting into flames. Storm panics and flies away haphazardly on a gust of wind. Kitty is fine from the crash, and remembers being taken by Storm to Emma Frost's Massachusetts Academy by Storm until she was kidnapped by a panicked Emma Frost. She sees that Emma was thrown clear of the crash and against her baser instincts, decides to rescue her.