Breaking Down Battle of the Atom #2


Battle of the Atom, the 2013 X-Men event crossover, will see All-New X-Men, X-Men, Uncanny X-Men and Wolverine & the X-Men tell a story in which the current X-Men have to deal with past versions of themselves – and, uh, also future versions of themselves. Over the next few months, I’ll be tracking the story […]

Why Maggott Isn’t the Worst X-Men Character of All Time


A few days ago Brett White wrote a passioned defence of teen hearthrob X-Men character Maggott on CBR. Many would mock him for such a claim, and poke him with brightly painted sticks – but no! Put down those ribbon sticks. Maggott is a character worth defending, and I’m going to give some of my own […]

Uncanny Avengers Introduces ‘The M-Word’

Even allowing for the fact that we’re not supposed to like any of the characters in Uncanny Avengers (only this week, Wolverine calls Japanese mutant Sunfire “a walking atomic bomb” and nobody bats an eyelid – not even Sunfire, whose mother died in Hiroshima!), the book is going to startling lengths with some of the […]

Marvel Reveal The Cast for Wood and Coipel’s ‘X-Men’


As roundly predicted by the internet, Marvel’s ‘XX’ teaser from last week was indeed a relaunch of adjectiveless X-Men. Today, though, USA Today’s comics pin-up Brian Truitt has revealed the lineup. The teaser also reveals that colourist Laura Martin will be bringing Coipel’s work to life.