Fox have released the final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse today, and its great. THis movie looks better and better with each trailer. Continue reading
20th Century Fox have given us a new trailer today for the May 27th release of the X-Men movie and it looks amazing.
With news having broken that FOX are looking to get at least one and maybe two X-Men based shows off the ground and onto television in the live action format (lets forget their previously horrific attempts) i thought it would be only fair to look at mutants we havent seen on the big screen who could really help the show flourish. So let’s get going Continue reading
Well Wednesday is nearly upon us, and that means its time for the release of this weeks new comic books. This week sees a huge amount of continuing series that have delivered the goods such as ‘Velvet’ and ‘Uncanny X-men’ while also seeing a sleuth of new release titles from the big two publishers as well as the smaller and more independent publishers. But what should you guys be checking out this week, well here’s my picks Continue reading
At the Marvel panel yesterday a lot of the one word teasers that had people guessing on new Marvel Now phase two title launches were revealed- so here they are.
The first was “Sinners”, with the creative team of Charles Soule and Carlos Barberi. This turns out to be one Soule’s current titltes, Thunderbolts, but with a new team member; Ghost Rider. “He fits the tone of the book,” said Soule. The character joins in issue #20, with a story called “No Mercy” that will presumably have repercussions for the Thunderbolts character Mercy. “Maybe there’s more than one meaning to it,” Soule noted.
The ‘Wrath’ teaser was then revealed as the next arc of Savage Wolverine, the book that seems to allow writer-artists to work on tales out of continuity with the beloved character. Richard Isanove will follow Phil Jimenez on the title with issue #14 in January, and a story set in the Dustbowl in the 1930s Prohibition era.
The ‘Trial’ and ‘Judgment’ teasers were confirmed as referring to a “Trial of Jean Grey” story that will cross over between two of Brian Michael Bendis’s books next year – issues #22-24 of All-New X-Men, with art by Stuart Immonen, and issues #11-13 of Guardians of the Galaxy, with art by Sara Pichelli.
“When the rest of the universe learns that there’s a Jean Grey on Earth again, that’s not good news to a lot of broccoli people or friends of broccoli people,” said Lowe, referring to the scenes in the original ‘Dark Phoenix Saga’ when the Phoenix destroyed a planet of broccoli people. The story will see Jean taken to Chandilar by the Shi’ar to stand trial, and the Guardians of the Galaxy fighting to get her back. And yes, Lowe confirmed, this means that “the All-New X-Men will be sticking around after ‘Battle of the Atom.’”
The final teaser revealed at the panel was ‘Corporate’, with the creative team of Peter David and Carmine Di Gandomenico. As many had suspected, this was a new X-Factor title – indeed, an All-New X-Factor title – involving a corporate owned mutant super team that includes Quicksilver, Polaris and Gambit, and three other team mates he wasn’t yet able to reveal. David said he’s especially excited to write Gambit, having never written the character before.
This teaser is perhaps the most baffling; Mindbubble. This turns out to be the next Captain America arc from writer Rick Remender, with Pascal Alixe on art for issue #16 and Nick Klein on issue #17. The story introduces a new threat, Dr. Mindbubble, an assassin from the “Weapon Minus” program, created to “erase” Super Soldiers. “He will kill you with kindness,” said Brevoort of the new villain.
Then came the Extinction teaser, This turns out to be the next chapter of Sam Humphries’ Avengers A.I., starting at issue #8 with art by Andre Araujo. “Humanity is at an end,” said Lauren Sankovitch. “Lay back, relax, the robots will take over for you.”
“Frenemies” teases a new #1 for Secret Avengers, from the creative team of Ales Kot and Michael Walsh. Kot described it as “Michael Bay meets Arrested Development.” The new team features Spider-Woman, Nick Fury Jr, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Phil Coulson, plus an unusual sixth member who wasn’t identified, though the cover to #1 features a strange MODOK motif that had people in the audience speculating.
“Global“ is perhaps the biggest new title announced at the panel, that’s if you take the name literally. Avengers World is a new ongoing series coming out of Infinity, written by Nick Spencer based on stories by Spencer and Jonathan Hickman, and with art by Stefano Casseli. The series explores “the changing landscape of the Marvel Earth”, said Spencer, and it features the same cast as the main Avengers title. “We definitely want to spend some time with some of the newer members of the cast,” said Spencer.
Descent was the next teaser to be clarified and turns out to be the new Avengers from Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker – and a replacement or sequel of sorts to the controversial Avengers Arena. The new book, Avengers Undercover, sees some of the survivors of Arcade’s Murderworld go undercover in the Masters of Evil to try to bring it down from the inside. Hopeless notes that, after what these characters have been through, “they find they might fit in better with the villains.”
The teaser “Trust,” in familiar green and gold, turns out to be a new ongoing series from Al Ewing and Lee Garbett titled Loki: Agent of Asgard.
Finally Atonement is a new Black Widow series from Nate Edmondson and Phil Noto, with the tagline “Agent. Avenger. Assassin.”
- NYCC: Marvel Reveals X-23’s New Romantic Interest (comicbookresources.com)
- Marvel NYCC Teasers (justpressplay13.wordpress.com)
- NYCC: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Go Global in Spencer’s “Avengers World” (comicbookresources.com)
- NYCC 20133: Marvel’s Announcements! Avengers World, The Trial of Jean Grey, All-New X-Factor, Black Widow & More! (graphicpolicy.com)
This week see’s the biggest timeline change I can think of so far, to come from all the X-men based time stream changing and time jumping we’ve seen since Marvel Now began.
And that change is all about a recently re-introduced character Alison Blaire a.k.a. Dazzler. And the changing fates have her as President of the United States. Yes that’s right President! The former disco dancer and music star, turned SHIELD agent has sudden become the most powerful women in the world. See for yourself:
- Battle of the Atom (Chapter 4 – Uncanny X-Men 012) (comicreadings.wordpress.com)
- Battle of the Atom covers (2nd half) (comicreadings.wordpress.com)
- X-men: Battle of The Atom (What you need to know) (justpressplay13.wordpress.com)
- X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1 Review (thisisanothercastle.com)
Wednesday will soon be upon once more- and that means a whole new bunch of comic books to buy. So without further ado, here’s my pick of the week:
All new X-men 17:
Battle of the Atom rages on in this issue, taking us past the half way mark of the series with part6. So far the Event has been interesting, with all of the X-men(minus Cables team) having a part to play. So far we’ve seen young Jean and Scott on the run, in an attempt to make their own choices about staying in the future while being pursued by various X-teams including one from the future and then seeking solitude with Scott/Cyclops. Its been a good build to what should be a great conclusion, and the time for the conclusion to begin is now. The official synopsis for the book is as follows:
• Magik and Young Beast have a special mission!
• The X-Men and Future X-Men have Jean Grey and Cyclops and are going to send them back in time with the rest of the Original X-Men.
• But who is opposing them and why?
With all the time stream manipulation that’s been going in the X-men books recently, i wouldn’t be at all surprised to see another set of future X-men here- but what intrigues me the most, is who will be in that team? And is Xavier really the grandson of Charles? Guess time will tell.
The Witching Hour 1
This is a brand new title, being published by Vertigo. And it’s a simple premise really, a collection of short tales all based around the supernatural. Now I’m the first to admit that I normally pass up short tales and comic books that contain one time shorts, but this one has me intrigued.
Why am i intrigued? Well plain and simply there is a tale written by Lauren Buekes, who is a phenomenal novelist and storyteller (You owe it to yourself to check out Zoo City) and im interested to see what she can do given the medium of comic book storytelling, especially as he Fable tales were so good. And to be honest, its been a long time since DC cancelled the run on this series- and with how well ‘Darkhorse presents’ sells and introduces new characters and tales there has to be room for this kind of book on the shelves.
Uncanny Avengers 12
Uncanny Avengers has been one of the best books to Launch from Phase1 of Marvel Now, and continues to deliver huge and impactful stories. The current story arc with the Apocalypse twins really does show just how well thought out Rick Remender’s story arcs are- as he began this in Uncanny X-force and the consequences have carried over to this book along with the dark tone, and many thought that wouldn’t be the case on one of Marvel’s main titles.
Its been a while since we saw the destruction that the Red Skull was able to cause with the mutant abilities of Charles Xavier, but this issue promises to show us what he’s been up to, along with providing us an origin story of sorts for the Apocalypse twins. If this continues to be as well written- and i see no reason why it shouldn’t- then this is my must buy book the week. Any origin for the Apocalypse twins has me sold, and the work Acuna does to bring these two too life is amazing. As much as i loved Cassaday’s work on the opening arc, Acuna has really made the characters his own and his style suits the darker story telling and really helps the mood of the book.
And lets not forget this issue gives the real motives of Kang, who has played a huge part in the Apocalypse twins tale so far- what could he really want?
Guess im going to have to buy the book and find out like everyone else.
For everything else released this week- just go here
- Battle of the Atom Chapter 5 (timewantsaskeleton.wordpress.com)
- Battle of the Atom covers (2nd half) (comicreadings.wordpress.com)
- Nerdlocker Comic Book Review – Uncanny Avengers #12 (nerdlocker.com)