This week saw the release of Uncanny X-Men #600, which had among other things, the current Iceman coming out of the closet when talking to his younger counterpart. Given that this wraps up one of the stories that Brian Michael Bendis got started, first revealing that the younger Bobby Drake was gay, which seemed to contradict years of established continuity. This week saw that the established continuity was just years of Bobby Drake choosing not to acknowledge that part of himself, since being a mutant was hard enough as it was for a young Bobby Drake.
We're back with an new review of an old comic, Excalibur #1. This time we go back to the late 80s when Marvel started spinning off its popular Uncanny X-Men title. Wolverine's regular series came along about this same time. After the X-Men had apparently died in their own title, a few of the team members left behind joined with Captain Britain to form Excalibur, complete with a new series written by Chris Claremont and drawn by a fan favorite artist who just happened to have a history with Captain Britain, Alan Davis.
On April Fool's Day, we made up a story about Sony making a Dazzler feature film. Yes, I know Fox has the film rights for Dazzler, but since it was a fake story anyway, we really didn't need to correct that detail. Since we haven't done a character analysis in almost a month, I decided we'd revisit that well for a certain mutant named Alison Blaire.
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!
Hey, you remember when Marvel launched a new X-Men series by Jim Lee, right? Of course you do, the first issue sold so many copies that it still sits in the top ten of all time. Everyone thought Jim Lee was the best thing to happen to the X-Men since Wolverine, and let's face it, those books looked something pretty at the time. Well, let's forget that Jim Lee left about a year later to form Image, hire a slew of artists that drew like him but ignored anatomy and basic storytelling only to sell his corner of it to DC Comics and become one of the architects of the New 52.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Kotobukiya’s amazing X-Men Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statue series can not be stopped! We’ve seen a variety of mutant heroes and even some reformed villains battling the holographic dangers in the X-Men training facility, and the latest fan-favorite character to enter the combat training facility is one of the most powerful mutants in existence, Rogue!
As a follow up to the immensely popular Avengers ARTFX+ statue series, Kotobukiya presents the X-MEN with concept artwork by Adi Granov and sculpting by Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE).
Back in October, I put forth the crazy idea of having comic book characters age in real time. Now, I'm going to get a little particular, starting with The X-Men. Why the X-Men, and not Batman or Superman? In my first article, I explored those two just a little bit, and back in the 1999, John Byrne started exploring that concept with his Generations trilogy. The X-Men have characters that have their roots firmly in specific time periods, namely Magneto and Wolverine. Wolverine's got the capability to age slower than everyone else, so he would most likely be a constant throughout the generations. Everyone else would age as normal people do. Some storylines would be moot by characters simply getting too old to live further.
Pop! Marvel: X-Men Deadpool Did someone say chimichangas?! Deadpool is making the calls around Funko these days! Remember when Deadpool joined the X-Men? We sure do! Available this month! Pop! Marvel: X-Men The X-Men! Children of the Atom! Sworn to protect a world that fears them! Storm, Cyclops, Colossus, and Professor X are here as
Thanks to the Hot Toys Community, we now have a scan of a Wolverine 1/6 Scale Figure. The new version will be based on his appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past. I just watched this movie last night and wow, this one is going to have some legs. Check out the scan below and I
Marvel has revealed a new line of Classic Jim Lee Styled X-Men POP! vinyl figures coming from Funko. The wave will include the following: -Cyclops -Professor X -Magneto -Mystique -Colossus -Storm These POP,s cover some of the most iconic characters from this era so be on the look out for them in November 2014.