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Iggy
11-13-2010, 06:09 AM
You've smelled that before, Bush.

Can you please not call me Bush.

Bruce Castle
11-13-2010, 06:12 AM
Can you please not call me Bush.

But you love my nickname for Shingo! You can't pick and choose, Bush.

Iggy
11-13-2010, 06:14 AM
But you love my nickname for Shingo! You can't pick and choose, Bush.

God damn it, just respect what I asked you to do for god sakes.

Bruce Castle
11-13-2010, 06:15 AM
God damn it, just respect what I asked you to do for god sakes.

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Bruce Castle
11-13-2010, 06:36 AM
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ns2
11-14-2010, 09:33 AM
:spritz::spritz:

Iggy
11-15-2010, 08:30 PM
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On a call today with writer Mike Carey and Daniel Ketchum, we learned a bit more about the Age of X event debutting in January with Age of X Alpha. The event then continues in the pages of X-Men Legacy and New Mutants in issues 245 and 22 respectively.

Carey refers to the series as a "mystery thriller" set in an alternate reality which never knew an X-Men team. Without such an organization, the world is beset by war. Faceless anti-mutant forces have backed Magneto and his forces into a corner, and the last sanctuary remaining for the mutant race is a single fortress which Ketchum likens to Helms Deep out of The Lord of the Rings. Here, Carey explains, Magneto plays "the pivotal role" as a kind of general. Regarding the lineup, Rogue serves as the series' central protagonist, though many mutants-including several not appearing in this promotional image, play major roles throughout the series. Carey has taken this opportunity to assemble mutants from throughout the generations, a true review of the Xavier Academy's best and brightest. We can confirm here that the man behind the Basilisk mask is in fact Cyclops. Ketchum also wanted to dispel the theory that the Phoenix character in the image is not Hope. Whoever it is, we can say that she destroyed the city of Albany. Expect all of the characters to function similarly to their mainstream counterpoints, only hurled through the ringer. That ringer being the reality of a world without an X-Men team. A world where all of the treats combatted by the X-Men in the traditional timeline were never fully combatted.

Carey also explained that the 'X' in 'Age of X' refers to a number of things, but chiefly, a person. They weren't saying much about the identity of this character aside from referring to him as a new entity, and part of the larger puzzle. That said, he also mentioned that the lynchpin for this story is the exclusion of one character from the timeline. Given that the X-Men were never formed in this reality, could that mean the person is Professor X? Was Chuck never born? Did he die too early? Did some event cause him to go down another path? Was X born in his place? Or is X someone else entirely?

We'll know a great deal more in January with the publication of Age of X Alpha. And then even more when the story continues in X-Men Legacy #245, the cover of which--drawn by Leinil Yu--appears below.

Bruce Castle
11-17-2010, 05:52 AM
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UNCANNY X-MEN #533
Written by MATT FRACTION & KIERON GILLEN
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND
“QUARANTINE” Part 4 (of 5).
The public gets what the public wants - and the public wants “X-Men.” The Sublime Corporation is here to provide, at a cost. Both financially and for the safety of the entire world. It's the gala product launch that everyone will be talking about. If only the actual X-Men weren’t dying of the power-sapping flu on Utopia so they could stop this.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Lantern A-train
11-17-2010, 01:04 PM
YAY!!!! MORE LAND!!!!! /sarcasm

Bruce Castle
11-18-2010, 12:18 AM
YAY!!!! MORE LAND!!!!! /sarcasm

Hey, he's better than the shit we have now.

ns2
11-18-2010, 05:40 AM
Are they still doing the vamp storyline?

Bruce Castle
11-18-2010, 06:31 AM
Are they still doing the vamp storyline?

I think so.

Lantern A-train
11-18-2010, 02:04 PM
Are they still doing the vamp storyline?

Sadly yes. This last issue was the best by far but that doesnt say much at all. One more chapter left of this and if the book doesnt pick up after that It's dropped.

Bruce Castle
11-19-2010, 06:11 AM
The Gambit & Storm issue looked amazing. That's about the best thing you can say about this event.

Bruce Castle
11-19-2010, 06:24 AM
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mateus
11-19-2010, 07:58 PM
is that jubilee in the last panel?

Lantern A-train
11-19-2010, 08:02 PM
No I believe that might be Dazzler

mateus
11-19-2010, 08:04 PM
No I believe that might be Dazzler

thanks dude. haven't been in the x-men loop long enough. heh.

Lantern A-train
11-19-2010, 08:09 PM
No worries.

Bruce Castle
11-20-2010, 12:13 AM
Have you not been reading X-Men?

Bruce Castle
11-24-2010, 10:19 AM
Uncanny #531 PREVIEW
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Bruce Castle
11-26-2010, 07:23 AM
Read #530. Best issue in awhile. Say what you will about Land, but this is the best looking issue in awhile. Which is sad.

I loved Emma's excuse to Scott. SOOOO adorable. And it looks to be an interesting arc.

mateus
11-27-2010, 02:14 PM
Read #530. Best issue in awhile. Say what you will about Land, but this is the best looking issue in awhile. Which is sad.

I loved Emma's excuse to Scott. SOOOO adorable. And it looks to be an interesting arc.

im with you on this one bruce, less of a cast allows fraction to really write the characters he has really well.

Iggy
11-27-2010, 03:53 PM
Uncanny X-Force #2 continues to kick ass. I'm loving these new incarnations of The Four Horsemen. Remender and Opena together make beautiful music

Bruce Castle
11-28-2010, 09:28 AM
im with you on this one bruce, less of a cast allows fraction to really write the characters he has really well.

Yeah, whether he's wanted to or not, he has had too much to juggle in this run.

Lantern A-train
12-14-2010, 01:26 PM
Spider-Man joins with the X-Men for an all-new mission– To Serve And Protect! In X-Men #7, from the superstar team of Victor Gischler and Chris Bachalo, the X-Men head to New York to tackle one of the wall-crawler’s greatest foes. But can the Children of the Atom and the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man work together to save the Big Apple? The next big story of the chart-topping series begins here as the X-Men and Spider-Man confront a threat too big for either to handle alone! With variant covers by heavy-hitters like Bachalo, Terry Dodson and Paolo Rivera, X-Men #7 kicks of the X-story no fan will wanna miss!



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Lantern A-train
12-14-2010, 01:32 PM
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Bruce Castle
12-15-2010, 06:01 AM
I hate that Bachalo is working on such mediocrity.

Lantern A-train
12-15-2010, 01:29 PM
He's very hit or miss with me and this looking like a miss

W.West
12-15-2010, 01:32 PM
It looks good. Is this still the Vampire story?

Bruce Castle
12-15-2010, 01:35 PM
It looks good. Is this still the Vampire story?

I don't think so, but don't read it. Go read American Vampire or something.

IonFan
12-15-2010, 01:42 PM
i got to say i for one am happy with the road Cyclops is on, he's trying to save his people from death, it sucks and all with what he's having to do for this (or have others do for him) but sh!t happens

Lantern A-train
12-15-2010, 01:43 PM
It looks good. Is this still the Vampire story?

No that is thankfully over by then.

Bruce Castle
12-15-2010, 01:49 PM
Echo.

Lantern A-train
12-15-2010, 01:51 PM
No.

Bruce Castle
12-15-2010, 01:52 PM
Yes.

Lantern A-train
12-15-2010, 01:55 PM
Nay.

ns2
12-15-2010, 03:12 PM
Say

Lantern A-train
12-15-2010, 03:12 PM
knew that was coming from someone sooner or later

Bruce Castle
12-16-2010, 06:39 AM
:boosh:

Bruce Castle
12-17-2010, 06:50 AM
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Iggy
12-17-2010, 02:07 PM
He's very hit or miss with me and this looking like a miss

Bachalo is always a hit for me. Also for casual X-Fans, check out Uncanny X-Force.

myuserid
12-17-2010, 02:42 PM
Greg Land sucks.

W.West
12-17-2010, 03:25 PM
Land's art here reminds me of Larocca's Iron Man. I hear a lot of bad things about Land but he was okay during Second Coming.

myuserid
12-17-2010, 03:31 PM
He's terrible. So is Larocca.

Matt Fraction deserves better artists than those two.

Iggy
12-17-2010, 03:32 PM
He's terrible. So is Larocca.

Matt Fraction deserves better artists than those two.

He's got Pasquel Ferry over on Thor. and Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon with Casanova.

Therefore Uncanny X-Force has the best art out of all the X-books currently going. JEROME OPENA FTW

Lantern A-train
12-17-2010, 03:37 PM
I wouldnt mind Land's art if everyone didnt look almost exactly the same weith just different hair colors. His men are gorgeous as well as the women but change it up a bit.

Iggy
12-17-2010, 03:40 PM
I wouldnt mind Land's art if everyone didnt look almost exactly the same weith just different hair colors. His men are gorgeous as well as the women but change it up a bit.

He does reuse the same images over and over again

http://www.gtfyweb.com/media/marv/Misc/uncannyxmen500covcf1.gif

And the reason his women and men look gorgeous is because he traces from Porn and fashion magazines

Lantern A-train
12-17-2010, 03:43 PM
Oh I know where he gets em from. But you can trace from more than one pornstar

Bruce Castle
12-18-2010, 03:41 AM
Therefore Uncanny X-Force has the best art out of all the X-books currently going. JEROME OPENA FTW

No. Bachalo's better, for one.

Land's art here reminds me of Larocca's Iron Man. I hear a lot of bad things about Land but he was okay during Second Coming.

Because they're both digitalized up the ass.

myuserid
12-18-2010, 05:07 AM
I want to change my answer from this:
He's terrible. So is Larocca.

To this: :D

Because they're both digitalized up the ass.

Bruce Castle
12-18-2010, 05:09 AM
With the bold ink, I think they thought you said it anyway.

myuserid
12-18-2010, 01:46 PM
With the bold ink, I think they thought you said it anyway.
:spritz:

ns2
12-19-2010, 05:10 PM
http://i.newsarama.com/images/AOX_Universe_02.jpg

Bruce Castle
12-19-2010, 06:33 PM
Again with this bullshit?

myuserid
12-20-2010, 04:57 AM
Is that Hulk on that cover?

Bruce Castle
12-20-2010, 06:03 AM
I don't care.

Lantern A-train
12-20-2010, 12:57 PM
Preparing For the AGE OF X with Mike Carey, Part 1

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Mike Carey has been writing the X-Men since 2006 — starting with what was then the adjectiveless title that later transitioned into X-Men: Legacy — and starting in January 2011, he's helming his biggest story featuring the Marvel mutants yet, Age of X.

It's a seven-part story starting with Age of X: Alpha #1, scheduled for release on Jan. 26, then continuing through X-Men: Legacy #245-247 and New Mutants #22-24. In the tradition of "Age of Apocalypse" and "Days of Future Past," it's a grim alternate timeline where the X-Men never got the opportunity to form, leading to unprecedented anti-mutant sentiment. Carey writes all seven parts, with Mirco Pierfederici, Paul Davidson, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Harvey Tolibao and Carlo Barberi providing art for the Alpha one-shot, regular series artist Clay Mann on the Legacy issues, and Steve Kurth illustrating the New Mutants chapters.

In the first part of Newsarama's two-part chat with Carey, we learn about the origins of Age of X, what unexpected X-characters will be playing a part, the fact that who isn't around in this new timeline may be just as important, and the challenge of convincing readers that stories outside of the mainstream Marvel Universe "count."

Newsarama: Mike, people are getting excited for Age of X, the marketing has been compelling — I’ve heard that the conception of the story started from a desire of bringing several generations of X-Men characters together, but it’s evolved quite a bit since then, hasn’t it?

Mike Carey: Yeah, that’s exactly right. Initially I was conceiving a short arc, a three or four-part arc, which would have the New Mutants, Generation X, New X-Men, Young X-Men — just all of those many, many cadres of students that have been through the Xavier Academy through the decades. Then we’d sort of restore those teams to their original, pristine forms.

Daniel Ketchum, my editor, liked the idea, but we then started to talk about possible mechanisms by which we could bring this situation about, and we hit on a mechanism which actually became much more interesting and compelling than the generations idea — just a possible way that the X-Men world could be tilted, and our perceptions of the X-Men’s world could be tilted. The more we talked about it, the more that became the core of the story, and also, the more the story grew.

Nrama: Yet based on the preview images revealed thus far, it does seem that there are still elements of the original idea in there, that the story mixes in mutants from different eras.

Carey: Yes, it does. There are some very, very cool reappearances there. It was great to bring Chamber back into the mix. There’s lots of my favorite characters from different incarnations of the X-Men. But it’s mix and match now. The idea of bringing those unique teams back in their original forms was abandoned, because it didn’t fit in with the way the story was going.

Nrama: And it looks like this way, there’s the opportunity to have disparate characters interact with each other who maybe haven’t before, and familiar characters presented in dramatically altered forms.

Carey: That’s a huge element of it. These are the familiar characters, but their origins and their life histories are completely different, because everything has happened differently, just by the simple virtue of the fact that there were no X-Men. There were no friendly interventions to help them come to terms with their powers, so they’ve all had radically different experiences of what it means to be a mutant from their 616 counterparts.

Nrama: One thing that I was curious about, and I’m not sure if there’s any significance to it, is that Age of X is running through the two ongoing series, X-Men: Legacy and New Mutants as opposed to being its own miniseries. I think the fact that it’s in two ongoings, it begs the question if there’s going to be some type of lasting effects coming out of this that will be felt in the ongoing books, or if it just worked out that way, scheduling-wise.

Carey: I think the answer is both. There was this opportunity, which was purely serendipitous, that Zeb [Wells] was leaving New Mutants at that point, and there was this gap until the new team takes over. So in a sense, it was opportunistic. But Rogue, Gambit, Magneto — all of my core cast from Legacy — and the New Mutants, all play very, very prominent parts in the story. And yes, there will be ongoing effects in both books from the story.

Nrama: On that same theme, in past stories like “Age of Apocalypse,” which seems similar to Age of X, there was a trigger that transitioned the comics from the mainstream Marvel Universe to the new reality of the story. Is there something like that here, or do things just pick up with Age of X: Alpha?

Carey: In Age of X: Alpha, we go back in time. We see the origin of some of the key characters — not so much the origins, but how they come to be in Fortress X, how they come to be involved with this story. In the main storyline, the six parts that run through Legacy and New Mutants, we jump straight into the middle, with no explanations. You’re just given the situation, and then gradually there are revelations as to how things got to be this way, and what actually might be going on behind the scenes.

Nrama: And speaking of “Age of Apocalypse,” from what we know of Age of X so far, it does seem that the two stories are similar, in tone, in the theme of both being worlds without the X-Men as we know them, and even the title. How much is this resemblance intentional?

Carey: Using that title was a deliberate echo, obviously. I think, in terms of the tone of the story, it’s fair to say that there will be some similarities. There are crucial differences as well, though, both in structure — because this is very small and self-contained, it’s just the Alpha issue, the six parts and the two-issue Age of X: Universe, it’s a much tighter construct — and also there’s a crucial difference in terms of what kind of narrative this is and how we got here, but I don’t want to say too much about that.

Nrama: Rogue has been pretty much the main character of X-Men: Legacy for a while, and she’s a main character in this too, right?

Carey: Yes. We’ve done two things, basically. We’ve got a different point-of-view character for each of the three acts, each two issues. It’s Rogue in the first two issues, and then it shifts to other characters: our perspective and focus move throughout the story. And there’s also a kind of “snowball rolling down a hill” element to this, where more and more characters get involved in what’s happening. Initially, it’s something that Rogue decides she has to do, and other people get pulled into it. The scale of things gets bigger and bigger as the story goes on.

Nrama: I imagine that one of the main appeals of the story is readers discovering the radically different ways familiar characters are presented in the Age of X reality. Like Cyclops, for instances, seems to be a big change — he’s Basilisk here.



Carey: What Cyclops has been through is appalling, and it has left an indelible mark on him. His past experiences have been different from those of our 616 Cyclops, and his present situation is also very, very different. He’s in a different relationship, and I think his outlook on the world is different. But it’s still Scott, it’s still recognizably that personality.

Nrama: And I’m guessing what may be just as significant is the characters that aren’t involved, and ones we haven’t seen yet in the teaser images — Wolverine wasn’t seen in any of the images until the Chris Bachalo cover to Age of X: Alpha #1 that was released recently. How much of a role does he play in the story?

Carey: He’s one of the characters that we follow in the Alpha issue. He has a crucial part to play in the main story as well, although it’s kind of a slow burn thing. He’s very much sidelined in the early issues, and he has a crucial part to play later on.

That’s a good point that you bring up, because the people who are missing are missing for a reason. If you think about who’s there and who isn’t, there are some potential clues there as to what might be happening in this world and how it might have arisen.

Nrama: I don’t think Professor X has been in any of the images so far.

Carey: That’s true, yeah.

Nrama: Seems significant.

Carey: [Laughs.] Yes.

Nrama: And also in this story, you’re able to use some characters who have been off the table for a while. Like Phoenix, who you’ve said plays a major role in shaping the anti-mutant sentiment in the world of Age of X.

Carey: Yes that’s right. There’s this appalling event, which you can compare — although it’s different in scale — to the point in 616 continuity where the Phoenix destroys D'Bari. Only here it happens on Earth. The Phoenix force finds Jean on Earth, and she’s still right there when that power escapes her conscious control. The result is that the city of Albany in New York is destroyed. That has a lot of fallout on a lot of different levels, as well as it being a huge tragedy in itself.

Nrama: Any other characters that play a major role who maybe readers haven’t seen in a while in the mainstream Marvel Universe?

Carey: We see Chamber, he gets some face time. We see a version of the New Mutants which is similar to the current lineup, but it has one or two surprises in it. Husk is front and center, we see her in the Alpha issue, and we see her in the regular books as well. A couple of the Acolytes get prominent parts. Frenzy is in the promotional images, but also we see a couple of other characters who have that sort of background. Carmella Unuscione is here, and is prominent. Dazzler...

Nrama: Sounds like an interesting mix of characters and dynamics to explore. But one thing that’s always a challenge with alternate timeline stories like this in that readers may shy away because they don’t think it “counts.” Are you worried about that reaction at all?

Carey: That’s definitely something which is being discussed on some of the message boards. I’m not worried about it because it’s kind of not true of this story. What we’re doing here, in a way, it’s a story that resolves on a different key than it opens, and there are big things happening here which are significant in 616, not just for the Age of X timeline. I’m not worried. I guess it would sadden me, though, if readers didn’t try it because of that feeling, because I think that they would be surprised by how the story plays out, and some of the reveals within the story.

Check back on Monday as we talk further with Carey on Age of X, including the story's unconventional marketing stragegy, plus more of his work, including this month's one-shot Thor: Wolves of the North, and the 2011 X-Men: Destiny video game.





Next year’s most talked about X-Men event gets bigger this March with Age Of X Universe #1 (of 2), from writer Simon Spurrier (Silver Surfer: In Thy Name) and superstar artist Khoi Pham (Chaos War). In the Age Of X, the mutants of the world never banded together to form the X-Men. But what of the Earth’s other heroes? In a world without X-Men…a world without hope, what side do the Earth’s Mightiest stand on? See the story of Marvel’s greatest heroes through new eyes as the future of mankind is decided in Age Of X Universe #1!

Keep your eyes peeled this week for another Age of X Historical Log inside select Marvel Comics. Be sure to head out to your local comic shop to find the next clue you will need to unravel the mystery that is Age of X.

AGE OF X UNIVERSE #1 (of 2)
Written by SIMON SPURRIER
Penciled by KHOI PHAM
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Rated T+…$3.99
ON SALE IN MARCH


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Bruce Castle
12-20-2010, 01:11 PM
[B]That doesn't look like the 90s at all.

W.West
12-20-2010, 01:43 PM
I'm less interested knowing its an alternate reality and the "effects" will be seen later. Just sounds like the bullshit DC said with the Ryan Choi death. "You'll see why did that later." which is code for "Give us some time to come up with a reason for the atrocity we just sold you."

I'll probably pick up the first 3 issues and see if its holding any interest. As someone new to Marel and mutants, seeing drastic changes in characters won't mean much to me when I barely know of them or about them.

Lantern A-train
12-20-2010, 01:51 PM
Whether or not it actually does have anyh bearing on the 616 universe I am still intrugued by it. I have always liked Marvel's Alternate X-Futures.

Iggy
12-20-2010, 01:53 PM
Whether or not it actually does have anyh bearing on the 616 universe I am still intrugued by it. I have always liked Marvel's Alternate X-Futures.

Days of Futures Past, one the best X-stories written. AoA was one of the greatest crossovers I have ever read. Future X-realities are always fun. Forget ramifications :p

Lantern A-train
12-20-2010, 01:59 PM
Yup yup. If this is good it will defintely get some talk time from me on the show.

Iggy
12-20-2010, 02:00 PM
Yup yup. If this is good it will defintely get some talk time from me on the show.

Even if it doesn't, we can always ridicule it high heaven :p

Lantern A-train
12-20-2010, 02:00 PM
Hahaha I guess that's true too.

Iggy
12-20-2010, 02:02 PM
Hahaha I guess that's true too.

Just look how most of us ridiculed Shadow Land

Lantern A-train
12-20-2010, 02:03 PM
Yea. Pretty glad I went nowhere near that book lol

myuserid
12-20-2010, 02:40 PM
Old Man Logan was the best X-future story.

Lantern A-train
12-20-2010, 02:45 PM
Actually havent read that one yet. I heard good things from my roomie though

Iggy
12-20-2010, 02:49 PM
Actually havent read that one yet. I heard good things from my roomie though

It's great, and since it's all collected now you don't have to wait 6 months between issues :D

Bruce Castle
12-21-2010, 06:27 AM
Days of Futures Past, one the best X-stories written. AoA was one of the greatest crossovers I have ever read. Future X-realities are always fun. Forget ramifications :p

But West hates future stories!

W.West
12-21-2010, 09:45 AM
It's true!

Bruce Castle
12-21-2010, 11:20 AM
So you won't be buying Andy Kubert's future Damian series? Andy might cry.

W.West
12-21-2010, 12:21 PM
I generally hate future stories but I still read them from time to time.

Bruce Castle
12-21-2010, 01:11 PM
Because some of them are good, just like every other type of comic.

ns2
12-21-2010, 01:18 PM
Like the recent Generation Lost future issue

Bruce Castle
12-21-2010, 01:20 PM
Gotta go Morrison with West. Remember Batman One Million?

W.West
12-21-2010, 01:27 PM
Because some of them are good, just like every other type of comic.

FEW of them are good.

Gotta go Morrison with West. Remember Batman One Million?

FEW of them are good. One Million was a lot of miss and a lot of decency.

Bruce Castle
12-21-2010, 01:30 PM
FEW of them are good.



FEW of them are good. One Million was a lot of miss and a lot of decency.

I said Batman One Million. He's been in more than one future story. He can never die!

Bruce Castle
12-22-2010, 04:39 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/images/solicits/marvelcomics/201103/UNCX534COV_col.jpg
UNCANNY X-MEN #534
Written by MATT FRACTION & Kieron Gillen
Pencils & Cover by Greg Land
“QUARANTINE,” Part 5 (pf 5)
The X-Men have an infectious, killer disease. What could possibly mean enough to make them break quarantine and risk exposing the world? And when that plague cuts them off from their powers, what would be the use of doing so anyway? Cyclops has his answers. You can make up your own mind. Meanwhile, Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw finish their physical debate... and the final words will change their relationship forever.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Lantern A-train
12-23-2010, 12:36 PM
Gillen's X-Men are Sublime

The Marvel Universe may a place of fantastic super powers and heroic do-gooders, but it's meant to mirror on our own reality. In keeping with that line of thinking, just like in real life, money makes the mutant-populated world go round. And in the current "Quarantine" arc of "Uncanny X-Men," both are colliding with explosive and dangerous results. In this week's chapter of the storyline, writer Kieron Gillen begins his run as co-writer of the book with Matt Fraction. CBR News spoke with Gillen about the arc and his and Fraction's upcoming plans for the series.

In part one of "Quarantine," a super flu pandemic erupted on the X-Men's island home of Utopia, forcing Scott Summers to place the island under lockdown. The Sublime Corporation took advantage of the chaos to introduce San Francisco to a new version of the X-Men; a group of five normal humans granted super powers by exposure to the company's experiments in bio-technology. The company's larger scheme is to eventually sell this power-creating technology on the open market, thereby rendering mutants irrelevant by giving super powers to anyone with a large enough bank account.

"The relationship between the Sublime Corporation and the anti-mutant entity Sublime isn't as simple as it may seem," Gillen told CBR News. "What's going on is a philosophy, directly inspired by Sublime. I've never asked what Matt was thinking when he originally came up with the idea of the Sublime Corporation, but corporate utopianism was an idea that we've talked about. There's also the idea that once somebody puts an idea into the wild, it mutates and people find their own use for it. The people of the Sublime Corporation are kind of acolytes of Sublime and his U-Men theories; the idea that there is a third species and all that kind of stuff. They've taken that and run with it in a completely different direction. Instead of doing the religious thing, they're doing the capitalism thing.

"There's an upcoming bit in 'Uncanny' #532, where the head of the Sublime Corporation talks about how mutantkind is the world's greatest untapped natural resource. And what does a good capitalist do when they find a resource? They exploit it. That's at the core of what the Sublime Corporation does,"Gillen continued. "They're not mutant haters, though. That's the interesting thing. They generally like mutants. They think everyone should be one. The core fear about mutantkind isn't that mutants are weird. It's that you're obsolete. That's why people hate mutants. They hate mutants because of what they mean to humans. You're now second rate. Essentially you're genetic detritus. The dream which the Sublime Corporation is selling and hopes to make a lot of money off of is, 'No it's okay. You're fine. You can have what is essentially genetic Viagra to help you become part of this whole new breed.' That's what the Sublime Corporation is up to. And of course, that's not something that tends to go well."

To help ease their scheme through any roadblocks it may encounter, the Sublime Corporation will begin an active marketing campaign for their coming product. "The media is a large element of this story. One thing that makes Greg Land a really good artist for this arc is the fact that he draws these incredibly beautiful and perfect people. Image and presentation are important ideas in this story and it makes his art particularly useful. The Sublime Corporation is selling the dream of the X-Men. So when we do these kinds of things, it's all very media-friendly imagery," Gillen remarked. "One of the things Matt introduced in the last arc was the X-Men hiring a PR firm. I think that's a brilliant idea. If you're talking about things like fear and hate, you're often talking about things like media manipulation. The X-Men's relationship with the media is just interesting. It's sort of telling that the climax of this story happens at the gala launch of the Sublime Corporation's product. It's like the inverse of an Iron Man plot, if Stark's invention was part of a crazy lunatic's scheme. So it's quite a fun flip on Iron Man's techno utopianism."

The bulk of the X-Men may be sidelined by the flu epidemic on Utopia, but there will still be an X-team in the field, ready to oppose the Sublime Corporation's scheme and defend San Francisco. In issue #530, an X-Men team came together composed of mutants who were not on Utopia when it went under quarantine, a team consisting of Angel, Northstar, Pixie, Dazzler and Storm.

"I think the idea that the X-Men would have to pull together this scratch team of mutants who just happen to be in San Francisco is lots of fun. That allows us to have a team which is awkwardly thrust into this situation and grows closer because of it. Assembling this team and seeing how they work has been splendid," Gillen said. "Northstar and Dazzler are people who teamed together previously, and obviously there's been a Dazzler-Pixie story in the background as well. When you get all three of them together 'chatty' is a good way of putting it," Gillen laughed. "What you get from Storm, here, is that in a perverse way, she likes that this situation is a lot less complicated than some of the things she's had to deal with lately. This is an X-Men team with a simple and definite mandate; to defend San Francisco, and that's exactly what they're going to do."

Part of the reason Gillen is having so much fun working with the his patchwork X-Men team is because it allows both him and Fraction to focus on characters who they feel could use some more time in the spotlight. "That's currently the biggest problem with 'Uncanny X-Men.' You have this extremely large cast. The setting of Utopia, though, means that we've got a small stage, so there's always a question of who can you give that much coverage to. We have to make sure the characters get meaningful appearances, too. I don't think it's fair to just have somebody show up in the background and use their power. It's fun, but that's not what makes this the X-Men," Gillen remarked. "What makes the X-Men special is having these spotlights. The next arc we're planning to do is primarily about Kitty and Peter. Kitty is currently involved in another plot, but this next story gets to the heart of a different matter. It allows us to move people forward and backward into the choir or taking the lead melody. Plus, the high command of Utopia are almost always going to play a significant role in our stories. That's because Utopia is the future of the X-Men. They're a model society. So the people in charge of Utopia right now are going to be shaping it. You've got to balance all of those things."

While the current group of X-Men is contending with the corporate malfeasance of the Sublime Corporation, another evil at the other end of the economic spectrum is growing. In part one of "Quarantine," The Collective Man, a Communist mutant from China, launched a brutal campaign to take control of organized crime in San Francisco.

"I don't know if this was Matt's original intention, but now that we're writing this story it's very much become about these two villains with extreme economic ideologies. It gives an element of balance to the plot. Plus, it's loud and brash and strikingly hyperbolic; like an advertisement, in that sense. It's also got an element of balance to it in that we take on different sorts of things. It's like, 'Here's one extreme. Here's another,'" Gillen stated. "And of course, dovetailing all of that is the third plot with Emma, Kitty, Fantomex and Sebastian Shaw, which is essentially away from economics. It's much more on the personal level; emotional exploitation is probably the best way to describe what that story is all about.

"I would say the main plot of this arc involves Sublime. It's definitely got the attention of all the X-Men. So that's what drives the plot in 'Quarantine.' Emma and Shaw are kind of off to the side, and as their story unfolds, it becomes dramatically more obvious how it ties into the main plot of 'Quarantine'," Gillen explained. "The Collective Man story is sort of a sub-plot. So I would say the Sublime story is the main plot. The others work orchestrally and provide harmony, to use my usual music metaphors. There's also a big fight, which is always good with the genre."

Gillen obviously couldn't reveal the outcome of "Quarantine," but hinted that the events of the arc may lead the currently active team to reunite again later in 2011. "I think the fact that the San Francisco scratch team works so well tells me that there's a good chance those five characters will get back together again," Gillen revealed. "The fact that they were forced together and it worked as easily as it did has them thinking that this is something useful and might be worth preserving."

Gillen also had to be cryptic when discussing Marvel's recent "Do you fear what you've become?" teaser ad showing Cyclops dressed in Magneto's armor. "That's interesting, isn't it? There appears to be a major story on the horizon, and if you look at things, Cyclops has been forced into some awkward decisions. In some ways, it's worrying that Magneto so happily follows Scott, now. What does that say about you when one of your advisors is this world famous ex-mutant terrorist? So that image says Scott has a lot of be frightened about, doesn't it?" Gillen remarked. "I think that image says exactly what people are thinking and worrying about. It's a good look, though. If I had the choice, I'd definitely wear a cape and a red suit of armor."

"Uncanny X-Men" #531, Gillen's first issue, may hit stores today, but the writer has been working with Matt Fraction on the book for the past several months and is excited to finally see what fans make of his work on the series. "2011 will hopefully be an enthralling year for 'Uncanny X-Men' fans. There will be high stakes enormity in what's coming through. That's a definite element in the stories we're doing now, but the stories we're coming to will feature plenty of emotional high stakes and what I like from a superhero comic."



via CBR (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30010)

mateus
12-23-2010, 11:09 PM
i'm glad they gave Gillen this book and intend to have him run it solo once Fraction moves onto Fear Itself. really looking forward to where he's going to take the x-men!

Bruce Castle
12-24-2010, 01:13 AM
I'm looking forward to Fraction not having to work with Land.

Bruce Castle
12-24-2010, 04:05 AM
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Bruce Castle
12-26-2010, 05:15 AM
Boy, Uncanny 531 had a lot of sick jokes. It was a fine issue, and I loved the ending. If only the book looked good.

ns2
12-29-2010, 04:53 PM
http://i.newsarama.com/images/XMEN_FIRSTTOLAST_02.jpg

Bruce Castle
12-29-2010, 05:38 PM
Bor ring.

IonFan
12-30-2010, 04:20 AM
http://i.newsarama.com/images/XMEN_FIRSTTOLAST_02.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ff0cOPSpVA

Darth_Primus
12-30-2010, 05:43 PM
I rarely visit this thread because of the spoilers. I mean, some of the previews are from two or three issues ahead of the last release.

Bruce Castle
12-31-2010, 10:11 AM
I rarely visit this thread because of the spoilers. I mean, some of the previews are from two or three issues ahead of the last release.

Not previews, but teasers maybe. Just don't read the solicits. The pictures are usually fine.

Bruce Castle
01-01-2011, 05:16 AM
Well, Xenogenesis #4 has the most striking image of the week, which is really saying something. Fucking D'Armata couldn't even piss on Kaare's brilliance with that.

But the issue itself had a little too much exposition for the conflict going on to have the proper drama.

Oh, well. The last issue of Ellis' arcs have always been the best, so I'm looking forward to the next one.

HonorGuardLantern423
01-01-2011, 04:56 PM
Okay its been a LONG time since I read any X-men titles. I am now starting to catch up starting with Messiah Complex and working my way up.

First question: After I catch up, what would be the best single X title to pick up? I most likely can only afford one, maybe two if the stories are good enough.

Second question: The only thing that worries me is that all the storylines seemed to be connected with constant crossovers and I would have to read them all to understand them, is that true?

Bruce Castle
01-02-2011, 08:47 AM
Second question: The only thing that worries me is that all the storylines seemed to be connected with constant crossovers and I would have to read them all to understand them, is that true?

Yes and no. Hopefully you have the reading comprehension to where you could still understand. And there's always those text pieces in the front and the Internet.

As to which title to read, I guess Uncanny X-Men. There's nothing really to follow from the beginning. Unless Wolverine counts as an X-title? Or Uncanny X-Force maybe?

Iggy
01-02-2011, 04:11 PM
Okay its been a LONG time since I read any X-men titles. I am now starting to catch up starting with Messiah Complex and working my way up.

First question: After I catch up, what would be the best single X title to pick up? I most likely can only afford one, maybe two if the stories are good enough.

Second question: The only thing that worries me is that all the storylines seemed to be connected with constant crossovers and I would have to read them all to understand them, is that true?

1) Check out Uncanny X-Force, good story and even better art.

2) The Crossovers happen on occasion, but if your reading only one X-title and can't buy the other ones to get the full crossover, then just skip the crossover. Anything that effects the X-title your reading will be referenced.

HonorGuardLantern423
01-02-2011, 05:00 PM
As to which title to read, I guess Uncanny X-Men. There's nothing really to follow from the beginning. Unless Wolverine counts as an X-title? Or Uncanny X-Force maybe?

Okay I will definitely start with Uncanny X-men since that's kind of what I was thinking anyway. Im already picking up Wolverine and Uncanny X-Force though.

1)
2) The Crossovers happen on occasion, but if your reading only one X-title and can't buy the other ones to get the full crossover, then just skip the crossover. Anything that effects the X-title your reading will be referenced.

Well if the crossovers won't be happening all the time, I could probably deal with buying them all for the crossover.

Okay I'm thinking of picking up another X-book. Which is better X-men or X-men legacy. X-men legacy is only 2.99, and Magneto is supposed to be on the team, but it looks like Age of X might be happening in there soon. Also what about X-Factor I used to read it when it first started, and its only 2.99(but is it bi-monthly?).

Mister.Weirdo
01-02-2011, 05:38 PM
Either is good in my opinion.

Iggy
01-02-2011, 05:40 PM
Okay I will definitely start with Uncanny X-men since that's kind of what I was thinking anyway. Im already picking up Wolverine and Uncanny X-Force though.



Well if the crossovers won't be happening all the time, I could probably deal with buying them all for the crossover.

Okay I'm thinking of picking up another X-book. Which is better X-men or X-men legacy. X-men legacy is only 2.99, and Magneto is supposed to be on the team, but it looks like Age of X might be happening in there soon. Also what about X-Factor I used to read it when it first started, and its only 2.99(but is it bi-monthly?).

X-Men: Legacy is about to enter a crossover with New Mutants (which is Age of X)

X-Men starts a new story arc with issue 7, so go with X-Men.

Bruce Castle
01-03-2011, 04:15 AM
Okay I'm thinking of picking up another X-book. Which is better X-men or X-men legacy. X-men legacy is only 2.99, and Magneto is supposed to be on the team, but it looks like Age of X might be happening in there soon. Also what about X-Factor I used to read it when it first started, and its only 2.99(but is it bi-monthly?).

X-Men. If nothing else, it has terrific art.

I think X-Factor is still monthly and still plugging along.

Darth_Primus
01-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Definitely go with Uncanny X-Men as it details with the heart and brains of the X-Books, with Cyclops leading the remaining mutants. Additionally, most of the members of the X-Men check in here and there in Uncanny. Uncanny X-Force just started up, and I like the elements that make up this book and team. They're a couple of mercenaries and members that aren't afraid to use deadly force, and they are currently an unsanctioned outfit of the X-Men. Good stuff. However, I liked the artwork of Mike Choi in the previous X-Force books.

W.West
01-06-2011, 03:40 PM
Just read Generation Hope #3, and it was okay. Still iffy on the art but no real complaints. After reading the short interview with Mike Carey in the back and checking out Clay Mann's designs have really amped me up for Age of X. I'll check out the initial one shot, but if that doesn't blow me away, then I'll just read about it online to find out how it impacts the current X-books.

Lantern A-train
01-06-2011, 03:46 PM
And of course you'll have our show to keep you up to speed as well.

HonorGuardLantern423
01-06-2011, 04:16 PM
Do you have a link for said show?

Iggy
01-06-2011, 04:18 PM
Do you have a link for said show?

As right now sadly no, due to tech problems. However check here for updates

http://www.thegreenlanterncorps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11268&page=48

HonorGuardLantern423
01-06-2011, 04:38 PM
I found it on itunes! Can't wait

Iggy
01-06-2011, 04:40 PM
I found it on itunes! Can't wait

Um, okay 1) Thank You for seeking us out, 2)however most likely you will not be able to download any of those episodes.......... due to our tech problems.. I apologize for this, as host for the show.

However if you want to be a part of our 50th show, then post a question here.

http://www.thegreenlanterncorps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16501

It doesn't have to be Marvel or Comics related

HonorGuardLantern423
01-06-2011, 05:59 PM
Lol, yeah just noticed that the download didn't go through. Oh well, guess I can wait haha. I will try to think of a question though!

Lantern A-train
01-06-2011, 06:01 PM
Think of many :p and check out our new page and forums

Iggy
01-06-2011, 06:02 PM
Lol, yeah just noticed that the download didn't go through. Oh well, guess I can wait haha. I will try to think of a question though!

Trust me, the wait shouldn't be long ;). In the mean time, check out our new forum and website

http://tw3messageboards.boardhost.com/index.php

http://thewarriorsthree.wordpress.com/

Make it your forum and website :D

Lantern A-train
01-06-2011, 06:05 PM
You shouldnt need the wordpress part anymore. thewarriorsthree.com should work just fine now.

W.West
01-06-2011, 10:22 PM
omg, stop with the plugging!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Gillen Lights the Way for "Generation Hope"
(http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30229)

Lantern A-train
01-06-2011, 10:47 PM
Hey it's the website or you take you pick :p

HonorGuardLantern423
01-06-2011, 11:16 PM
omg, stop with the plugging!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Gillen Lights the Way for "Generation Hope"
(http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30229)

Lol kinda my fault...:D

Bruce Castle
01-07-2011, 02:21 AM
omg, stop with the plugging!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yeah, that would be nice.

As for Gillen, I'll wait until he's given a good chance to succeed before I give a damn.

Iggy
01-08-2011, 03:25 AM
omg, stop with the plugging!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Gillen Lights the Way for "Generation Hope"
(http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30229)

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Bruce Castle
01-08-2011, 04:18 AM
You?

Bruce Castle
01-19-2011, 08:37 AM
Gillen Goes Solo on Uncanny. (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30381)

Bruce Castle
01-19-2011, 08:38 AM
Well, it'll be nice to drop that book at long last. I'm happy for Gillen.

But, really? Dodson comes back and Pacheco draws an issue? Motherfucker!

Hypo
02-09-2011, 07:27 PM
Wolverine’s X-Men And Cyclops’ X-Men For 2012?

I have been led to understand by a reputable comics source certain details about the future direction of the X-Men books, post-Fear Itself, possibly towards the end of the year, but into the next.

Understand, that is this is as a result of a recent X-summit, but also that these are plans many months away from completion and the details are bound to change. It may indicate a certain direction to look out for, however.

I’m told the members of the X-Men areplanned to be split into two very distinct teams and books, each with a different moral outlook, aligning along the traditional Xavier/Magneto divide. Scott Summers, Cyclops, will lead the Xavier-minded team, while the Magneto-motivated will be led by… Wolverine!

Jason Aaron will be writing a four issue extra-sized mini about Wolverine’s X-Men, with a different celebrity comics artist on each issue. Marc Silvestri is down for one and McNiven is another.

And look for companion mini-series focused on the setup of Scott’s X-Men, potentially to be written by current Uncanny X-Men writer Kieron Gillen.

And of course, Wolverine will stay in X-Force… and Avengers… and Moon Knight… and Wolverine… and…

via Bleeding Cool (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/02/09/wolverines-x-men-and-cyclops-x-men-for-2012/)

myuserid
02-11-2011, 03:15 PM
I almost picked up "The Birth of Generation Hope" trade the other night, but decided against it.

Now that I see that Gillen is going to take over the title, I'm kind of glad I did.

Hypo
02-11-2011, 10:20 PM
Did Tom Brevoort Semi-Confirm Bleeding Cool’s X-Men Story?

Earlier this week, Bleeding Cool ran a story that Marvel’s plan for the X-Men books is vto split tham along two political lines. I wrote

I’m told the members of the X-Men are planned split into two very distinct teams and books, each with a different moral outlook, aligning along the traditional Xavier/Magneto divide. Scott Summers, Cyclops, will lead the Xavier-minded team, while the Magneto-motivated will be led by… Wolverine!

I also mentioned a couple of involved mini-series that would see issues drawn by successive artists.

In the new Cup O’ Joe at Comic Book Resources, Tom Brevoort stated, regarding the planned mini-series X-Men Prelude by Paul Jenkins, with different artists on each issue (Robert De La Torre, Laurence Campbell and more) and the continuing storylines of the X-books

Certainly within the books over the past couple of years, the X-Men have drifted away from Professor X’s philosophy and onto another path that Cyclops has been forced by circumstances to take them down, along with some other folks — Wolverine and Rogue and a few others. Paul’s story specifically focuses on the four characters who are at the forefront of the leadership question for mutantkind: Professor X, Cyclops, Wolverine and Magneto. Each issue of the series — because Paul tends to focus on individual 22-page stories even as they all connect in the larger whole — will paint a picture and give you an idea of what the mindset, direction and directive for each of these guys is going into the next event. And as I said, that’ll be less about who leads the team as it will be about, “Where do we go from here?” or, “What is the path we’ll choose to follow?” Some degree of optimism has returned with the appearance of Hope and the Five Lights, meaning that maybe the mutant race is not as absolutely on a path to extinction as it seemed over the past couple of years. So what do they do next as a result of this sea-change? Paul’s story is very much about who these four characters are as individuals and what their specific philosophies are as we dive into that epic.

Not exactly a “Respectfully We Informed You Of This Event At An Earlier Juncture” moment, but food for thought, no?

via Bleeding Cool (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/02/11/did-tom-brevoort-semi-confirm-bleeding-cools-x-men-story/)

mateus
02-12-2011, 05:01 AM
Well, it'll be nice to drop that book at long last. I'm happy for Gillen.

But, really? Dodson comes back and Pacheco draws an issue? Motherfucker!

I'll give him a story arc. If it doesn't fly, I'll have X-23 to keep me fixed.

myuserid
02-12-2011, 06:15 PM
I'll give him a story arc. If it doesn't fly, I'll have X-23 to keep me fixed.
I'll see how the reviews are before I decide to pick up the first trade.

Hypo
02-14-2011, 05:23 PM
The X-Men will fall

Marvel is teasing the X-Men: Prelude #1 issue with word that the X-Men are going to face a crisis that will “pit brother against brother, lover against lover, and mutant against mutant.”. The four-issue mini-series is written by Paul Jenkins, with pencils by Robert De La Torre and Laurence Campbell.

“To understand what is coming in the X-Men, you need to understand what has already transpired” says X-Men Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “The history of the X-Men is a huge tapestry and what we’re trying to do here is sum up the necessary info, while filling in blanks and adding new twists that will set fanboys a-Twittering. In this series, Paul lays out the complexities for the fans so they can see the foundation that is beginning to crack."

X-Men: Prelude #1 has a $2.99 cover price, and arrives in May.

via Major Spoilers (http://www.majorspoilers.com/the-x-men-will-fall)

Hypo
02-14-2011, 07:54 PM
Everything Changes in "Astonishing X-Men" This Spring

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This spring, Astonishing X-Men takes a dramatic twist as two amazing pairs of creators team-up for a astonishing crossover event—all in one series! This April, acclaimed creators of Daniel Way, Christos Gage, Jason Pearson and Javier Bubillo set Astonishing X-Men on a monstrous monthly new path! The X-Men split into two teams, each on seemingly separate missions (told by rotating creative teams) that collide with major consequences for the X-Men!

“For the first time since its inception, the events of Astonishing X-Men are happening in the current X-Continuity” explains X-Men Senior Editor, Nick Lowe. “Not only are they reflecting where the X-Men are, you will also see the debut of a character that is going to be an important part of the X-Universe at the end of 2011!”

Way and Pearson kick things off in Astonishing X-Men #37 as Wolverine, Cyclops, Emma Frost and Armor are all ready knee deep in a giant monster outbreak flattening metropolitan Japan! When the monstrous Fing Fang Foom attacks, the X-Men head into action! But while the X-Men are fending off the catastrophic beasts of Monster Island, Armor is contending with matters of a more personal nature. Can the X-Men save Tokyo without losing Armor?

While that’s going on, Christos Gage and Javier Bubillo step in with Astonishing X-Men #38 for a story that truly shows you’re not always better off sitting it out when it comes to mutant adventuring! Starting this May, Storm, Colossus, Kitty Pryde and Beast will have to pick up the slack as Brood invasion threatens the other side of the Pacific coast in a tale that gives a whole new urgency to the term “meanwhile!” And that’s not all because not only will Lockheed be meeting Kitty Pride for the first time since the silver bullet, but S.W.O.R.D.’s Agent Brand comes back into the X-fold!

No fan can miss this truly unique take on serial storytelling as the X-Men take on Foom AND the Brood at the same time! The Astonishing line, bringing fans the top creators in the industry on the top characters, gets even bigger this April as fans get a monthly dose of Astonishing X-Men!

ASTONISHING X-MEN #37 (FEB110606)
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils and Cover by JASON PEARSON
Rated T+ … $3.99
FOC – 3/14/11, On Sale – 4/6/11

ASTONISHING X-MEN #38
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Pencils by JAVIER BUBILLO
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Rated T+ … $3.99
ON SALE THIS MAY!

via CBR (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30827)

Lantern A-train
02-14-2011, 08:01 PM
I know others are going to hate it but being a big fan of anime I am soo digging that art.

Iggy
02-14-2011, 08:02 PM
Storm looks like she's 15

Lantern A-train
02-14-2011, 08:03 PM
Anime art = Sounds about right.

Iggy
02-14-2011, 08:04 PM
It's not right for the character of Storm.

Lantern A-train
02-14-2011, 08:05 PM
Hey be happy that their tits didnt grow to the size of Beasts head and that they aren't all in schoolgirl outfits

Iggy
02-14-2011, 08:10 PM
Hey be happy that their tits didnt grow to the size of Beasts head and that they aren't all in schoolgirl outfits

While I am glad it didn't go that route, someone should get this person a correct look for the current Storm. No wonder Black Panther is in New York, Wakanda chased him out for pedophilia.

Lantern A-train
02-14-2011, 08:12 PM
Meh I'd take this over everyone female on the cover looking exactly the same. They may look young but they are at least distinguishable by more than just their costume. And I see Beast made his way back and Kitty still can't get back to solid state.

Iggy
02-14-2011, 08:15 PM
Meh I'd take this over everyone female on the cover looking exactly the same. They may look young but they are at least distinguishable by more than just their costume. And I see Beast made his way back and Kitty still can't get back to solid state.

Storm was already distinguishable with her white hair and black skin. Having her look like a 15 year old is just wrong.

Darth_Primus
02-14-2011, 08:16 PM
Anime style doesn't bother me, but that Storm looks way too young.

Hypo
02-14-2011, 08:21 PM
Everything but Storm is fine.

Lantern A-train
02-14-2011, 08:21 PM
All that aside I'm still loving!!

myuserid
02-16-2011, 12:40 AM
I wish they'd decide on a direction for Astonishing.

Darth_Primus
02-19-2011, 12:19 AM
Is Astonishing like a bi-annual series or what? I can't remember when the last issue dropped.

Mister.Weirdo
02-19-2011, 12:42 AM
It's publishes randomly as far as I'm concerned.

Darth_Primus
02-19-2011, 07:10 PM
Would this new arc of Astonishing be published randomly as well?

Hypo
02-19-2011, 07:42 PM
Astonishing has always been beset by delays, mostly due to the creative teams attached (first Whedon, then Ellis). I believe that after Ellis's final arc, the main series was put on hiatus till the Xenogensis mini was finished up (also by Ellis, also delayed). Now that Way is taking over I expect it to have a regular schedule...the stories just won't be as good.

Darth_Primus
02-20-2011, 12:16 AM
I'm sure they won't be.

I have been liking Uncanny X-Force. Not necessarily the story, but the thought of it, which is covert Black Ops team willing to use lethal force and to see Wolverine the leader of it. I thought it was very interesting to see the members of the team reactions after the resolution of the confrontation with the most current incarnation of Apocalypse; disbelief and silence.

Hypo
02-22-2011, 11:21 PM
X-Men Giant Size #1 Preview
http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/preview/ee5edcbi7878/prv7878_pg1.jpg
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http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/preview/ee5edcbi7878/prv7878_pg4.jpg
http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/preview/ee5edcbi7878/prv7878_pg5.jpg

Darth_Primus
02-23-2011, 12:07 AM
^ looks like i'll be picking up that issue.

Hypo
02-23-2011, 12:20 AM
http://i.newsarama.com/images/NEWMUTANTS_MMXI_02.jpg

"An all-new direction for the New Mutants begins this May as MMXI – the year of the X-Men – kicks into high gear!

NEW MUTANTS #25
Written by CLASSIFIED
Art By CLASSIFIED
ON SALE THIS MAY!

Darth_Primus
02-23-2011, 01:51 AM
I haven't been a regular reader of New Mutants. I only read the title during cross over events. I think Second Coming was the last time I read a new mutants book.

Hypo
02-23-2011, 04:14 PM
I think the relaunch has been pretty good.

Hypo
02-23-2011, 04:41 PM
http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/a/40/4d651995ceef5/detail.jpg

Darth_Primus
02-23-2011, 04:49 PM
Their face look all jacked up; especially Rogue. She looks like some backwoods hick.

W.West
02-23-2011, 04:53 PM
^ looks like i'll be picking up that issue.

You better, its Chris Yost!

Iggy
02-23-2011, 04:54 PM
Their face look all jacked up; especially Rogue. She looks like some backwoods hick.

She is from the south............... :p

W.West
02-24-2011, 02:14 PM
Wolverine’s X-Men And Cyclops’ X-Men For 2012?

via Bleeding Cool (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/02/09/wolverines-x-men-and-cyclops-x-men-for-2012/)

What? This sounds ridiculous. Two miniseries to what...setup the already status quo of Scott and X-Men and Wolverine in X-Force? Unless Magneto or some other villain starts manipulating X-Force, this sounds exactly like what we're already reading...

I know others are going to hate it but being a big fan of anime I am soo digging that art.

Storm looks like she's 15

12. I'd say she looks 12 years old which is the only problem I have with that pic.

W.West
02-24-2011, 02:16 PM
Rob Williams Takes Over "Dark Wolverine" (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31001)

http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1298557264.jpg

myuserid
02-24-2011, 02:17 PM
Why is Dark Wolverine even still around?

Iggy
02-24-2011, 02:19 PM
Why is Dark Wolverine even still around?

Because someone in the X-Office has a hard on for the character. His title should be cancelled any day now.

myuserid
02-24-2011, 02:21 PM
Because someone in the X-Office has a hard on for the character. His title should be cancelled any day now.
I'll believe it when I see it.

Hey, do you think Dark Wolverine will go all green anytime soon? :D

Iggy
02-24-2011, 02:23 PM
I'll believe it when I see it.

Hey, do you think Dark Wolverine will go all green anytime soon? :D

I don't about all green, but he'll shit his pants when Omega Red shows up again.

Hypo
02-24-2011, 03:15 PM
Has Rob Williams written anything good?

Hypo
02-24-2011, 06:46 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1298573682.jpg

UNCANNY X-FORCE #11
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by MARK BROOKS
Rated Parental Advisory …$3.99
ON SALE THIS JUNE!

Lantern A-train
02-24-2011, 07:03 PM
Uhmmmmm ....welcome back Kurt?

Darth_Primus
02-24-2011, 07:05 PM
When all knew when Nightcrawler died he'd eventually come back. However, I'm not sure if this is the real deal.

Lantern A-train
02-24-2011, 07:08 PM
Im thinkin the same thing

Darth_Primus
02-24-2011, 07:19 PM
I think it was be pretty lame to bring Kurt back in a manner similar to a Black Lantern in that, to get the hero emotionally off base.

However, most heroes return from death is lame.

Michael Heide
02-24-2011, 07:27 PM
Isn't Sabretooth dead as well?

Lantern A-train
02-24-2011, 07:38 PM
Isn't Sabretooth dead as well?

Yes and in Hell apparently

Darth_Primus
02-24-2011, 08:02 PM
Yeah, Wolvering killed him with that sword, but I've missed the part where he's in hell.

Lantern A-train
02-24-2011, 08:22 PM
Its happening in the all new terribly uninteresting Wolverine book

Darth_Primus
02-24-2011, 10:10 PM
I figured as much. I read like the first two issues of the "Wolverine Goes to Hell" storyline and quit. I nearly quit on X-23 because it was like a tie-in to it.

Lantern A-train
02-25-2011, 01:03 PM
Yea but that tie-in was brief, thank the gods. X-23 is getting better and better with each issue. I really enojyed this last one and am looking forward to where Liu is going to take Laura. Plus Sinister up and kicking again which is always fun.

myuserid
02-25-2011, 01:58 PM
Fantomex.

W.West
02-25-2011, 02:06 PM
Just read the latest issue of Generation Hope. It was pretty boring. The team goes back to the base and talk about nothing. I guess it was a jumping on point because it rehashed everyone's powers...Even the cliffhanger was boring. I did like the moment between Hope and the non-speedster/time-manipulator kid who's name I can't remember....Kieron better step it up with the next issue or two because I'm losing interest in reading this average book.

Iggy
02-25-2011, 02:51 PM
I don't know about anybody else, but I really enjoyed the first two parts of Age of X, it seems like it's going to be a fun ride.

Lantern A-train
02-25-2011, 02:59 PM
Yea it was great. Really looking forward to seeing where this is going.

W.West
02-25-2011, 03:08 PM
I don't know about anybody else, but I really enjoyed the first two parts of Age of X, it seems like it's going to be a fun ride.

That first oneshot didn't hook me, and Legacy took forever to come out so I lost interest. If the series gets good reviews, I may check it out in trade.

Iggy
02-25-2011, 03:09 PM
That first oneshot didn't hook me, and Legacy took forever to come out so I lost interest. If the series gets good reviews, I may check it out in trade.

It came out quicker than a EVS drawn comic :p

Darth_Primus
02-25-2011, 04:36 PM
I gave up Legacy shorty after Second Coming ended. The last thing I remember when Rogue was kicked out as a leader of the team by Scott and was reduced to a teaching role. Rogue, Magneto and a couple of students were in India for an arrange marriage.

Hypo
02-25-2011, 07:06 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1298662916.jpg

UNCANNY X-MEN #540
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by GREG LAND
Rated T+ …$3.99
ON SALE THIS JULY!

Darth_Primus
02-25-2011, 07:32 PM
What!?

That's sweet Colossus Juggernaut.

Hypo
02-25-2011, 07:38 PM
Sigh...can't they get someone else besides Greg Land?

Michael Heide
02-25-2011, 08:09 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1298662916.jpg
Interesting. I wonder if he's just disguising as Cain Marko for whatever reason, of if he'll actually use the Ruby of Cyttorak.

Darth_Primus
02-25-2011, 10:11 PM
From looking at the cover, I thought it was some type of homage rather than a disguise. Additonally, I wouldn't think Colossus would need the Ruby of Cyttorak. However, it would be interesting if he did use it.

bjread
02-27-2011, 09:55 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1298573682.jpg

If I'm not mistaken....these are all Age of Apocalypse characters....I know Creed and Kurt are....I'm pretty sure on the rest.

Darth_Primus
02-28-2011, 12:09 AM
I'm missed out on the Age of Apocalyse. It occurred during the time I stop collecting comic books to concentrate on school and getting my career on track. I read up on the storline on Wikipedia a few years ago when I jumped back into comics.

W.West
02-28-2011, 04:22 PM
Liu, Daken and X-23 Explode in "Collision" (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31051)

Lantern A-train
02-28-2011, 04:23 PM
If I'm not mistaken....these are all Age of Apocalypse characters....I know Creed and Kurt are....I'm pretty sure on the rest.

You are correct

Darth_Primus
02-28-2011, 05:08 PM
So was Age of Apocalypse worth reading in trades? Most of the people I asked about it say no.

W.West
02-28-2011, 07:06 PM
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/year-of-x-men-new-mutants-110228.html

MMXI: The Year Of The X-Men - NEW MUTANTS - LIVE!

LIVE with Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, new co writers of NEW MUTANTS

Hypo
02-28-2011, 07:34 PM
More Nate Grey and the return of the Starjammers? Excellent!

Darth_Primus
02-28-2011, 08:55 PM
What are Starjammers?

Hypo
02-28-2011, 09:33 PM
What are Starjammers?

Space pirates! The members mentioned specifically in the interview are Havok(Alex Summers), Polaris(Lorna Dane), and Marvel Girl(Rachel Summers).

Darth_Primus
02-28-2011, 09:35 PM
Okay. Yeah, I think I read about them on Wiki.

Thanks!

Hypo
02-28-2011, 09:35 PM
New Mutants 25 Cover

http://www.ifanboy.com/files/images/marvel/NEWMUTANTS025_Cov_Col.jpg

W.West
02-28-2011, 09:38 PM
I'll pick it up, just to see what they do with this roster. I wish there were NEW mutants coming in, but they seem strongly against that. Picking this up based solely on their reputation for the "cosmic" stuff they supposedly did.

Darth_Primus
02-28-2011, 09:40 PM
I'll be picking up too to see who's on the roster. I think any new mutants are part of Generation Hope, right?

Hypo
02-28-2011, 09:52 PM
DnA's Marvel Cosmic stuff was simply stellar, way better than Green Lantern has been in a while imo. However I haven't been particularly captivated by their new Heroes For Hire series. Hopefully New Mutants is more like the former than the later.

The whole hunt down potential threats angle kinda sounds like X-Force lite, seeing as they won't be killing people. Maybe they'll be the ones who uncover Wolverine's new team.

We're not going to be seeing any "new mutants" in the X-verse as long as they're still pushing the "Hope is our saviour" angle.

W.West
02-28-2011, 10:42 PM
I'll be picking up too to see who's on the roster. I think any new mutants are part of Generation Hope, right?

Yeah, but that book isn't doing much to keep me interested right now. I need my mutant teenage angst!

Iggy
02-28-2011, 10:46 PM
DnA's Marvel Cosmic stuff was simply stellar, way better than Green Lantern has been in a while imo. However I haven't been particularly captivated by their new Heroes For Hire series. Hopefully New Mutants is more like the former than the later.

The whole hunt down potential threats angle kinda sounds like X-Force lite, seeing as they won't be killing people. Maybe they'll be the ones who uncover Wolverine's new team.

We're not going to be seeing any "new mutants" in the X-verse as long as they're still pushing the "Hope is our saviour" angle.

If The Uncanny X-Force is founded out, believe me it will/should be a shit storm.

Hypo
02-28-2011, 10:49 PM
If The Uncanny X-Force is founded out, believe me it will/should be a shit storm.

Well the X-Verse is suppose to be building up to that whole Wolverine vs Cyclops thing, maybe this will be the catalyst?

Iggy
02-28-2011, 10:52 PM
Well the X-Verse is suppose to be building up to that whole Wolverine vs Cyclops thing, maybe this will be the catalyst?

Could be, Rick Remender has said, that he has "event level" plans for X-Force. However, I think most of the people of San Fran love the mutants. Now imagine that they learn that some of these mutants, are secretly going out and killing people. IE shit hits the fan, and The Avengers would have to intervene, I would imagine that Wolverine would also lose his status as Avenger as well.

Hypo
02-28-2011, 11:04 PM
Could be, Rick Remender has said, that he has "event level" plans for X-Force. However, I think most of the people of San Fran love the mutants. Now imagine that they learn that some of these mutants, are secretly going out and killing people. IE shit hits the fan, and The Avengers would have to intervene, I would imagine that Wolverine would also lose his status as Avenger as well.

I doubt the fact that Wolverine runs a hit squard will ever become public knowledge in the MU. It would basically kill any chance of him appearing in team books like the Avengers and he's too big of a cash cow for Marvel to let that happen.

mateus
03-01-2011, 12:52 AM
wow this year of the x-men is shaping up nicely. and here i was thinking 15 minutes ago that i would give Gillen 1 story arc and then drop the book...

Darth_Primus
03-01-2011, 03:28 AM
Could be, Rick Remender has said, that he has "event level" plans for X-Force. However, I think most of the people of San Fran love the mutants. Now imagine that they learn that some of these mutants, are secretly going out and killing people. IE shit hits the fan, and The Avengers would have to intervene, I would imagine that Wolverine would also lose his status as Avenger as well.

I doubt Wolverine will not be part of the Avengers. He's like the most popular Marvel character. I like him as an Avenger.

Hypo
03-01-2011, 05:42 PM
ADVANCE PREVIEW: "X-Men Giant Size" #1

http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/preview/75f26e5i7935/prv7935_cov.jpg
http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/preview/75f26e5i7935/prv7935_pg1.jpg
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http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/preview/75f26e5i7935/prv7935_pg5.jpg

X-MEN GIANT-SIZE #1 (MAR110718)
X-MEN GIANT-SIZE #1 MEDINA VARIANT (MAR110719)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by PACO MEDINA & DALIBOR TALIJIC
Cover by ED McGUINNESS
Variant Cover by PACO MEDINA
Rated T+ …$4.99
FOC – 4/25/11, On Sale – 5/18/11

Darth_Primus
03-01-2011, 06:56 PM
ADVANCE PREVIEW: "X-Men Giant Size" #1

http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/preview/75f26e5i7935/prv7935_cov.jpg


I like this cover. It's like reverse of the first Giant-Size X-Men cover.

http://www.comicseeker.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/giantsizexmen_1.jpg

Lantern A-train
03-01-2011, 06:59 PM
CHRIS YOST!!!! FUCK YEA!!

W.West
03-01-2011, 07:06 PM
Yost & Medina look like they'll be an excellent team.

Lantern A-train
03-01-2011, 07:07 PM
Im excited for it. I have yet to read anything by Yost that I did not enojy.

W.West
03-01-2011, 07:10 PM
X-Men MMXI: Uncanny X-Force LIVE! http://on.cbr.cc/gPQHJx

Darth_Primus
03-01-2011, 08:14 PM
Im excited for it. I have yet to read anything by Yost that I did not enojy.

Tru dat! I'm looking forward to it as well.

TheGoatLantern
03-01-2011, 09:32 PM
Man, I have no idea what's going on in those panels, and I hardly recognize any of those characters..

Hypo
03-01-2011, 10:49 PM
If I'm not mistaken....these are all Age of Apocalypse characters....I know Creed and Kurt are....I'm pretty sure on the rest.

Remender confirmed today that X-Force will be traveling to the Age of Apocalypse world.

I wish the art team wasn't changing, Opeña has been hitting it out the park. Thankfully neither of the artists announced are horrible.

Hypo
03-01-2011, 10:57 PM
Uncanny X-Force 11 Cover

http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1299009882.jpg

Iggy
03-02-2011, 05:29 AM
MORE AOA STORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELL MOTHER FUCKING YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

W.West
03-02-2011, 12:33 PM
Magneto with pigtails? Not cool.

Iggy
03-02-2011, 02:34 PM
Magneto with pigtails? Not cool.

Yo, man. When your fighting for your life and the rest of Mutant kind. Getting a hair cut isn't exactly a option, and having long flowing hair sucks.

W.West
03-02-2011, 07:13 PM
The Year Of The X-Men - Mike Carey on X-MEN LEGACY - LIVE! http://bit.ly/heONp8

W.West
03-02-2011, 10:30 PM
Rob Williams Takes Over DAKEN - And Takes Him to LA (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/rob-williams-daken-dark-wolverine-110302.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Newsaramasite+%28Newsarama.co m%29&utm_content=Twitter)

Hypo
03-03-2011, 04:33 AM
X-Men Legacy 248 Cover

http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1299095845.jpg

Darth_Primus
03-03-2011, 06:37 AM
That's the second X-Reflection foreshadowing this week. The other was X-Men First Class.

W.West
03-03-2011, 07:20 PM
MMXI: The Year of the X-Men: Kieron Gillen on Uncanny X-men, Fear Itself & Gen. Hope (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/uncanny-x-men-kieron-gillen-live-110303.html)

Hypo
03-03-2011, 10:04 PM
X-Men Legacy 246 Preview
http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/preview/8b262eci7954/prv7954_cov.jpg
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http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/preview/8b262eci7954/prv7954_pg6.jpg

W.West
03-03-2011, 10:07 PM
MMXI: The Year of the X-Men: Kieron Gillen on Uncanny X-men, Fear Itself & Gen. Hope (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/uncanny-x-men-kieron-gillen-live-110303.html)




On Generation Hope:

Lowe said that Generation Hope is doing superhero stories that he really hasn't seen before.
Thursday March 3, 2011 3:16
3:17

"We're getting stories that look at what being a mutant is in a very different way," Lowe said, calling some of the stories "chilling" and comparing it to Mark Millar's Authority.
Thursday March 3, 2011 3:17
3:17

Lowe said Generation Hope will "chill you to the bone and really make you look at mutants in a different way."
Thursday March 3, 2011 3:17
3:18

He also added that since Uncanny X-Men is more traditional, the books make interesting counterparts to each other.
Thursday March 3, 2011 3:18
3:18

Lowe also says that two of the Generation Hope characters will be "huge players" in an upcoming X-Men event, and one of them will be a huge player in a "huge Marvel event" at some point in the next 16 months.

Darth_Primus
03-03-2011, 10:18 PM
I still probably won't pick up Generation Hope.

Hypo
03-04-2011, 05:19 PM
Jonathan Mayberry And Greg Parlov Reteam For Marvel Universe Vs Wolverine
June sees the release of a four issue prequel to Jonathan Mayberry and Greg Parlov’s Punisher Vs The Marvel Universe published last year, Marvel Universe Vs Wolverine.

And if you live in Canada, you can already order the hardcover collection, Blimey, that was fast. Okay, okay, it’s a preorder but still.

Looks like this is Wolverine Friday, folks. And I’m not done yet.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads//2011/03/wolverine.jpg

via Bleeding Cool (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/04/jonathan-mayberry-and-greg-parlov-reteam-for-marvel-universe-vs-wolverine/)

W.West
03-04-2011, 07:13 PM
Year Of The X-Men - Nick Lowe on All Things X-MEN - LIVE! (http://bit.ly/edOMzT)

Hypo
03-04-2011, 08:00 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1299272379.jpg

Lantern A-train
03-04-2011, 08:03 PM
Woah!

Hypo
03-04-2011, 08:27 PM
Year Of The X-Men - Nick Lowe on All Things X-MEN - LIVE! (http://bit.ly/edOMzT)

Lowe talks about X-Men: First to Last, which starts with X-Men Giant Size and moves to adjectiveless X-Men for four issues.
Friday March 4, 2011 3:05
3:05

Lowe says it has a "new angle on an X-Men villain that we haven't seen before."
Friday March 4, 2011 3:05
3:05

Gischler returns after that story, which is written by Chris Yost.

More Yost? Excellent.

TheGoatLantern
03-04-2011, 08:33 PM
I want so bad to get back into x-men but these previews have me so lost...

Hypo
03-04-2011, 08:49 PM
I want so bad to get back into x-men but these previews have me so lost...

I'd start with X-Men: Second Coming. It was the last big X-Men event and it sets up the current status quo. Plus it's collected in a nice big oversized hardcover.

W.West
03-04-2011, 09:01 PM
Year Of The X-Men - Nick Lowe on All Things X-MEN - LIVE! (http://bit.ly/edOMzT)



Viscardi asks Lowe for more characters to watch out for - Strong Guy, Archangel, Idie from Generation Hope (who will play an important role in an upcoming major X-Men storyline) and X-Man.

Its Idie!

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100920041323/marveldatabase/images/5/56/Idie_Okonkwo_%28Earth-616%29.jpg

Darth_Primus
03-05-2011, 04:15 PM
I want so bad to get back into x-men but these previews have me so lost...

I'm not caught up on all those previews either, but they haven't really come into the stories yet, so I'm pretty sure they'll be reintroduced when they come into play.

I like how the X-Men/mutants haven't fully returned to the status quo pre-House of M. It still gives that story arc weight and meaning, unlike the numerous comic book deaths.

Hypo
03-07-2011, 05:17 PM
SNEAK PEEK: Age of X: Universe #1

http://www.majorspoilers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/AGEOFX_UNIVERSE_1_COVER.jpg
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AGE OF X: INTERLUDE
AGE OF X UNIVERSE #1 (of 2) (JAN110795)
Written by SIMON SPURRIER
Penciled by KHOI PHAM
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Discover the shocking foundations of the critically acclaimed and sold out Age Of X event! How did the last remnants of mutantkind manage to escape the clutches of the dreaded extermination unit known as…The Avengers? Behold, the merciless purge of the Children of the Atom and the rise of Fortress X’s rebel underground in the world that almost was in Age Of X: Universe #1 (of 2).

Hypo
03-07-2011, 06:28 PM
X-COMMUNICATED: "X-Men: Legacy" #245 (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31143)
In our second installment of X-COMMUNICATED, CBR News' in-depth look at the individual "Age of X" issues, writer Mike Carey joins us for commentary and inside info on "X-Men: Legacy" #245.

W.West
03-07-2011, 06:55 PM
I won't be grabbing that interlude but wow.

Lantern A-train
03-08-2011, 03:29 PM
Christos Gage Details his ASTONISHING X-MEN Roster

Something interesting is happening in Astonishing X-Men come issue #38 this May. As announced last month, writer Christos Gage and artist Juan Bobillo are coming on board the title — though that doesn’t mean that the current team of Daniel Way and Jason Pearson are leaving.

The two creative teams will be telling two different stories of two different X-teams, both happening concurrently, and both happening right in the midst of current X-Men continuity. While in the past Astonishing X-Men had been, for the most part, separate from current goings-on in the other X-titles, the comic will now be integrated much closer with the rest of Marvel’s publishing line.

Newsarama caught up with Gage via e-mail to learn about his take on the X-Men roster he’s working with, revisiting Agent Brand — a character who originally debuted in the pages of Astonishing X-Men — and collaborating with Bobillo, the former She-Hulk artist making his return to Marvel Comics with this series.

Newsarama: Christos, you've written the X-Men before in titles like Spider-Man/X-Men and World War Hulk: X-Men, but this is your first time on one of the main X-titles. How exciting is this assignment for you?

Christos Gage: Very exciting. When I was a kid, Uncanny X-Men was my favorite comic — the one that really got me hooked, in the Claremont/Byrne era — and Astonishing is kind of the spiritual heir to that book, given the cast it focuses on. I’m getting to write a lot of my favorites – Kitty, Lockheed, Colossus, Storm, Beast. And Agent Brand is really a lot of fun to write as well... she’s like the grizzled military veteran, like Nick Fury, but she’s a woman and half-alien, which kind of turns the clichés on their head.

Nrama: One thing I'm also curious about is the unconventional way Astonishing X-Men is moving forward, with you and Daniel Way both telling stories of two different teams. Do the two stories interact with each other — y'know, like little things from one are reflected in the other, and reading them both adds up to a larger tapestry?

Gage: In the subtle way you describe, yes. You could read one storyline or the other and follow them easily as their own standalone tales. But they take place at the same time, and there are little nods to each other. For instance, in Daniel’s first issue, which has already come out, there are a few panels where the X-Men are fighting holographic Brood creatures in the Danger Room, and in my story they fight the actual Brood. In my script, the characters make reference to the fact that Cyclops is in Japan, while referring to the tension that currently exists between him and Beast. So it’s definitely a “larger tapestry” thing, though both stories stand on their own as well.

Nrama: Let's look at the line up you're working with — Beast sticks out first, because in recent years he's broken ranks with Cyclops and has taken up with the Secret Avengers. So does his presence here mean a reconciliation with Cyclops or that this mission is something Scott may not even be involved in?

Gage: No, Scott is in Japan. They’re separate missions. Though given they’re going up against the Brood, Beast might wish Scott was along! My approach to Beast is sort of a hybrid of the jokester he was in Avengers and the genius scientist he’s been in the X-Men. I see those facets as all part of the same complex personality.

Nrama: Moving from Beast to a character he's been closely associated with, we've also got Agent Brand from S.W.O.R.D. in the comic. She's definitely been one of the more colorful additions to the Marvel Universe in the last decade (that's not a green hair joke, honestly), what made you want to include her in the story?

Gage: Well, for one thing, it makes sense from a story standpoint. Her agency, S.W.OR.D., is tasked with protecting Earth from alien incursions (as well as diplomatic relations with friendly extraterrestrials). So if you’re going to use the Brood, it makes sense she’d be in the thick of it. And she’s Beast’s girlfriend, and Lockheed works for her, so there are character-based reasons as well. But really, she’s just fun to write. A no-nonsense, take-no-crap kind of woman.

Nrama: Storm has the most leadership experience of this X-Men lineup. Will she be stepping up and taking charge in this story?

Gage: Yes, she instinctively takes a leadership role often, although that’s a position Brand is accustomed to as well, so that could get awkward. Storm isn’t really the drill sergeant type — this is a pretty veteran group — but she is definitely the natural field leader. And she’s had first-hand experience with the Brood, as has most of our cast, back in the memorable Claremont/Cockrum/Paul Smith stories.

Nrama: Another character introduced in Giant-Size X-Men #1, Colossus, has been a fan-favorite for decades. Beyond the obvious physical capabilities, what makes him an important part of this team?

Gage: He’s really the rock of the X-Men, and not just in the sense of his strength and durability. They know that he’ll take on anything that comes their way and never give up. Most of the characters in this lineup, Peter included, share similar values in terms of being honorable, heroic, compassionate people... so it’s interesting to see them up against the Brood, when all that kind of has to go out the window and their values are really put to the test.

Nrama: Looks like Kitty Pryde and Lockheed will be reuniting here — how vital is their role in the story?

Gage: Yes! At long last, Kitty and Lockheed will meet again... and given how they parted, when Kitty found out Lockheed had been a double agent spying for S.W.O.R.D., it could be awkward. But their role in the story is crucial. Lockheed may be the one enemy the Brood fear most... he and Kitty first met on the Brood homeworld, where Lockheed had been stranded and taken on a role as sort of a boogeyman to the Brood, hunting and preying upon them. And Kitty, stuck as she is in her intangible state, is actually the one character immune to being infected or poisoned by the Brood. So they’ll be very important.

Nrama: And a definitely very exciting part of this project is hearing that the very unique styles of Juan Bobillo is on art. Obviously it's early, but what are your expectations for what he's bringing to the mix?

Gage: I was a huge fan of Juan’s on Dan Slott’s She-Hulk series. He’s been away from American comics for a bit, and I’m thrilled he’s coming back with this story. Aside from the obvious terrific character work, which is essential for this particular story, I can’t wait to see him draw the Brood! Juan is really an “artist’s artist” in that fellow professionals really respect his work, and I think readers are going to see why. I definitely want to give him room to strut his stuff.


via Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/christos-gage-astonishing-x-men-110307.html)

Hypo
03-08-2011, 11:23 PM
X-Communicated: "New Mutants" #22 (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31192)
In today's installment of X-COMMUNICATED, our in-depth look at each issue of "Age of X", writer Mike Carey joins us for commentary and inside info on "New Mutants" #22, which is part two of the crossover.

Hypo
03-08-2011, 11:32 PM
Jenkins Looks for Leadership in "X-Men: Prelude" (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31094)
This spring writer Paul Jenkins and artists Laurence Campbell and Roberto De La Torre will examine the different perspectives of each potential leaders as they interpret a dangerous situation in the four issue "X-Men: Prelude." CBR News spoke with Jenkins about the May debuting project.

Jay Burg
03-09-2011, 03:52 AM
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I've read the plans for this division of the x-men. Its captain America versus iron man all over again.

Yeah i don't think imma like this arc. Wolverine is NOT a leader.... Cyclops is. I hated the whole concept of wolverine and the x-men cartoon and i'm glad its gone but ... yeah i get it... they wanna milk wolverine, but having him take on cyclops leadership role?

... well all i gotta say is.... hopefully its not at cykes EXPENSE... ( IE, hes the bad guy and shit )

Iggy
03-09-2011, 03:59 AM
I've read the plans for this division of the x-men. Its captain America versus iron man all over again.

Yeah i don't think imma like this arc. Wolverine is NOT a leader.... Cyclops is. I hated the whole concept of wolverine and the x-men cartoon and i'm glad its gone but ... yeah i get it... they wanna milk wolverine, but having him take on cyclops leadership role?

... well all i gotta say is.... hopefully its not at cykes EXPENSE... ( IE, hes the bad guy and shit )

Wolverine as the leader could lead to better stories, and Wolverine and The X-Men cartoon was fantastic. It's fun to see a character thrown into a role, you know most likely they should have no right to have, but to see them try to be in said role.

Then again, your the guy who want's everything to remain the same and never change.

Jay Burg
03-09-2011, 04:57 AM
Then again, your the guy who want's everything to remain the same and never change.



Am I now? That's why i love the NEW CHANGES Geoff's done with green lantern since hes taken over with all his Geoff-Cons cause.. well lets face it.. there's been a shit load of changes...

I love the new Avengers line ups to.. well most of them.. wolverine and spiderman on the teams were great.

I love the new X-Force Teams. I Love the new shit theyre doing with the HUlks.

I love Dick Grayson as Batman.. it was the logical next step for him. I LOVE the new jason todd to. Yeah i know.. he was dead and i supposedly like everything to remain the same right.....

Bottom line.. i like wolverine but NOT as a leadership figure. Hes a rogue kinda guy. He does shit HIS way... and i don't like the fact that they are trying to put him into a role that was DESIGNED for cyclops. I ESPECIALLY would hate it if it was at Cykes EXPENSE, where people are forced to side with wolvie against him so yeah i'm biased towards that as well.

Nowhere.. NOWHERE, does any of that imply.. i like everything to remain the same, so yer pullin shit outta yer ass on that one. Nice reach though.

Iggy
03-09-2011, 05:02 AM
I would love for Wolverine to lead The X-Men. It could lead to more interesting stories. I love Scott Summers as well, but the one time he's had to prove his leadership, he lost it to Storm, who aint a small fry, but you see my point.

Jay Burg
03-09-2011, 05:19 AM
I would love for Wolverine to lead The X-Men. It could lead to more interesting stories. I love Scott Summers as well, but the one time he's had to prove his leadership, he lost it to Storm, who aint a small fry, but you see my point.

Well yeah i hated that to but fer some reason.. it grew on me and made sense.. storm seemed like leadership material and it lead to a blue and gold team split which i LOVED.

See.. cyclops is my favorite x-character.. followed by wolverine, and i like them each cause they are polar opposites. It jus doesnt settle with me that hey are going the whole " civil war cap / iron man " route cause with that.. they made tony into an ass that most people IMO hated after civil war and i dont want that to happen with cyclops.. they are writing him so well these past few years and having this split would cause people to " choose a side " if you catch my drift.

Two teams.. like gold and blue? AWESOME. But split teams not united? I already hate it... but again maybe if it was storm or even nightcrawler if he ever comes back... i might ride it... but its wolverine as a leader and i dunno.. that rebellious runt was always a rogue kinda guy in my eyes.. doing things his way.. hating being responsiblele fer people under him cause hes such a loner... tactical leadership was what scott summers was BRED for.. not wolverine.. hes the guy that says " point me in the direction you need my claws " and does shit his way....

Iggy
03-09-2011, 05:21 AM
I see what your saying, and I agree that Wolverine isn't leadership material. A lot of people used to say that Spider-Man wasn't Avengers material, and I know you like Spider-Man on the Avengers.

I would like to see Wolverine lead the X-Men, just because of his "rebellious" attitude, it could lead down to something interesting if done right.

Wolverine, fought in several wars I'm pretty sure he knows about tactics just as much (if not more than) Scott Summers.

Jay Burg
03-09-2011, 05:33 AM
I see what your saying, and I agree that Wolverine isn't leadership material. A lot of people used to say that Spider-Man wasn't Avengers material, and I know you like Spider-Man on the Avengers.

I would like to see Wolverine lead the X-Men, just because of his "rebellious" attitude, it could lead down to something interesting if done right.

Wolverine, fought in several wars I'm pretty sure he knows about tactics just as much (if not more than) Scott Summers.

I think it works with a team like X-FORCE.. just cause of the TYPE of team that is...( you know, killing.. using blades and stuff.. it was like the team was BUILT FER HIM ) but jus leading a regular x-men team... i dunno.. jus doesnt seem like his thing. Hes no " boyscout " like summers was.. and yes i use that term loosely cause the way scott's been written in recent years.. yeah hes a bad ass and i love it.

Well see, but i see this going the way of splitting fandom into hatin on one or the other like it was with cap / iron man... and i have a feeling cykes gonna be in tony starks role, doing things magnetos way.. which means wolverine doing things xaviers way and even THAT doesnt seem right...

Anyways im out fer the night, i'll check back into this thread tomorrow night, cause yeah.. this upcoming storyline has me worried fer the x-books, but meh.. well see how its done...

Darth_Primus
03-09-2011, 05:56 PM
I think the X-Schism was bound to happend with Magneto joining the ranks of the X-Men, meaning the opposing views of Magneto and Charles Xavier no longer exist. Cyclops would be more like Charles Xavier, trying to see the bigger picture, while Wolverine would be more like Magneto where the attitude is, "take the fight to the front door of the threat." I like the conflicting point of views, but Wolverine is not the big picture leader that Cyclops is.

Mutant kind hasn't been the same since House of M and Cyclops has done a wonderful job as the leader, and I hope he maintain that role. However, someone does need to challenge his point of view. Someone needs to be Cyclops' Magneto.

Iggy
03-10-2011, 03:19 AM
Oh and I think Frank Cho is drawing issue #3 or #4 and I'm positive that Marc Sylvestri is drawing issue #1

myuserid
03-10-2011, 05:08 AM
I gotta agree with Jay on this one.

Wolverine is more suited for leading an X-Force type team.

IonFan
03-10-2011, 12:58 PM
i'm just gonna get this out now, if it's already been said then i'm sorry

ok being that EVERYTHING is high now a days yesterday was the 1st time in a "few" weeks that i could go to my LCS and get my comics (i know poor me :rollseyes:) so i've finally got Uncanny X-Force #4 and i'm telling u right now X-Force DIDN'T kill Apocalypse.

Just look at the facts, with cloning being well known in the Marvel U. whose to say that they killed the "real" Apocalypse? also the last time we seen Apocalypse the Celestials were taking him away to god knows where, also Ozymandias betrayed him so why is he working with him again? answer he's not he's working with a kid so he can control the future

so anyway that's just my 2 cents

Iggy
03-10-2011, 03:56 PM
i'm just gonna get this out now, if it's already been said then i'm sorry

ok being that EVERYTHING is high now a days yesterday was the 1st time in a "few" weeks that i could go to my LCS and get my comics (i know poor me :rollseyes:) so i've finally got Uncanny X-Force #4 and i'm telling u right now X-Force DIDN'T kill Apocalypse.

Just look at the facts, with cloning being well known in the Marvel U. whose to say that they killed the "real" Apocalypse? also the last time we seen Apocalypse the Celestials were taking him away to god knows where, also Ozymandias betrayed him so why is he working with him again? answer he's not he's working with a kid so he can control the future

so anyway that's just my 2 cents

Fantomex shot Apoc in the head. He's gone. End of story. It was the Big A, and not a clone.

Lantern A-train
03-10-2011, 04:03 PM
You really think a shot to the head is gonna stop Apocalypse??? Child or not you short change the man. Not to mention he could still come back as a he took over Stryfe's body at the end of Messiah War.