Brian Michael Bendis Brings Trial and Judgment to the X-Men

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Because if there’s anything the X-Men haven’t seen anything of, it’s trial and judgement. Yesterday saw two teasers emerge from Marvel, as we start to line up crosshairs on New York Comic-Con. With both featuring Brian Michael Bendis as the writer, and Stuart Immonen and Sara Pichelli as artists, this is going to be something […]

Marvel in December: Welcome Back, Peter Parker, Bye Kaine

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Marvel have released their solicitations for December, including a lot of odd decimal placements, an apparent return for Peter Parker, the finale of Scarlet Spider, and a whole load of other stuff. Here’s a few bulletpoints about what you can look out for over Christmas: If you want the full set of solicitations rather than […]

Breaking Down Battle of the Atom #2

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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 […]

Breaking Down Battle of the Atom #1

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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 weeks I’m going to be reading […]

Convention mistakenly advertises X-men Creators reunion, apologizes

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The other day I received an email from comics historian and artist Jim Amash on behalf of inker Terry Austin to alert people that a mailer sent out by retailer Joseph Koch wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. The mailer, part of which you can see above, claimed that this Saturday at their […]

SDCC’13: The Final Photos – Axe Cop, Cosplay, Samuel L. Jackson and CROWDS

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We’re at the end of our SDCC coverage! And we’re ending with Megan Byrd’s final selection of photos taken around the site. She’s found more fantastic cosplay than you can shake Gambit’s staff at, as well as looks at various signings, exhibits, art galleries and more! My favourite? The happy family of supervillains..

SDCC’13: Nightcrawler Returns in Amazing X-Men #1 from Aaron and McGuinness

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The big announcement at the X-Men panel this year was that Marvel have finally decided to pass their Amazing adjective across to their merry mutants: Amazing X-Men #1 is coming out later this year, from the creative team of Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness.

SDCC13: Chris Hastings Will Be Announcing an X-Men Book on Sunday

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As you prep for SDCC over the next few days, I’ve been sharing a few tips and notifications. First was a mysterious new one-shot that Paul Cornell will be announcing at some point during the weekend. Now comes news that Christopher Hastings, creator of Dr McNinja, will be announcing a new book at the X-Men […]

C2E2: Here’s Jordan D. White Playing the X-Men Theme on his Ukelele

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What a tune. As found on Agent M’s Tout feed.

C2E2: Marvel Announce X-Men Crossover ‘Battle of the Atom’

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Today at Marvel’s X-Men panel, a new crossover has been announced between Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Men, Wolverine & the X-Men, and X-Men. Written between Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron and Brian Wood, this storyline will be called ‘Battle of the Atom’. The story will see a team of X-Men from the future show up, whose […]

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

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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 […]

Wood/Coipel’s X-Men Relaunch Moved to May

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Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel’s relaunch of X-Men with Jubilee, Storm, Rogue, Rachel Grey, Kitty Pryde and the other one has been moved back slightly, from April to May. The new publication date will be May 29th. This is due to a bereavement, and Brian Wood has posted regarding the decision to hold off on […]

Interview: The Odyssey of Neal Adams

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Interviewing Neal Adams over at the New Statesman in the run up to this month’s London Super Comic Con, we chatted about his legendary role in providing greater creator rights for all within the comics industry, his own start in comics, and pushing comics in a more “relevant” direction.

Art Wall: spaceships, Strange and Sonic

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Friday is art day! Friday is also the harbinger of the weekend, but who cares about that? Instead, take a look at all the pretty pictures I gathered for you from the shady, cob-webby corners of the Internet you dare not venture… (I can’t say more) FF by Mike Allred (you HAVE to click on this to […]

Art Wall: Cubist Thing, them Mighty Morphin’ kids and Batman- lots of Batman

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Hello and welcome! We are starting a weekly art thingy and have -rather thoughtfully- set it for Friday, that interminable day where the weekend is within touching distance and yet you still have to be at work. Hence, pretty and cool stuff that will help tide you over- forget words, just feast your eyes. This […]

Amanda Conner’s Variant Cover for X-Men #2

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Marvel’s solicitations for May are sneaking out, but the first thing that caught my attention – Amanda Conner providing art for Marvel, in the form of this variant cover for issue #2 of Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel‘s adjectiveless X-Men series. Whew! Long sentence. We get a look at all the team being all classy […]