I have always thought the concept of the X-Men to be great, even before reading comics, but have always been hesitant to jump into the books due to the large volume of X titles every month. Thanks to Marvel NOW I have fet more comfortable seeing what is available and am even enjoying myself. All that to say: Look at X-Men fan art after the jump.
If you need a brute to bash your wall crawling action figure, Diamond Select Toys is releasing it’s 9-inch tall action figure this week.
It’s time to dust off your camera, and get creative, for Diamond Select Toys photo contest. You’ll need to get the new Marvel Select Colossus figure (if you don’t already have it), in order to enter.
The winner gets six Marvel Select X-Men action figures, some of them rare variant figures.
Better hurry, the March 12, 2012 deadline will be here sooner than you think.
Complete press release and rules, after the jump.
What do you say to the 8.25-inch Colossus action figure? “How’s the weather up there?” comes to mind.
Some of you had asked to see more of Robot 13 after the image first appeared on the site. Being the gracious hosts that we are, we have that sneak peek of issue #2 that ships October 16, 2009.
The first installment of the X-Infernus mini-series sold out at the distributor level (copies may still be available at your local comic shop), prompting Marvel to offer up a second printing of the first issue with a variant cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli.
Take the jump for the rundown and a look at that eye-popping, and potential spoilery cover.
Yes, the X-Men movie franchise is continuing, but instead of the big name characters, 20th Century Fox is leaning toward the younger X-kids seen in the previous movies.Â This isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering it means we could get a movie centered around Rogue, Angel, Colossus, Jubilee and Shadowcat.
To further cement the idea that his is the way the studio is leaning, it’s hired Josh Schwartz – creator of the Gossip Girl series – to write the screenplay.Â The deal gave Schwartz the option of directing, but he declined the offer.
Poor, poor Scott Summers.Â The dude is always being plagued by his dead loved ones returning from the grave to haunt the laser shooting hero.Â The newest return-from-the-grave-to-torment-you villain?Â How about the Goblin Queen (a.k.a. Madelyne Pryor)?Â Her return and much more in the upcoming Uncanny X-Men #504.
It’s written by fan favorites Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction, and with art by Terry Dodson, there’s a very good chance there’s greatness inside.Â And on the outside too!Â Check out that awesome cover!Â I smell poster in the works!
With Joss Whedon and John Cassadayâ€™s history making run on Astonishing X-Men concluded, Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi picked up the mantel at issue #25, and continued this week with Astonishing X-Men #26. For whatever reason, the front cover showcased Beast in both action and pensive moments, despite actually not appearing one iota within the book.
Or – “How DID Devil-Slayer And Son Of Satan Co-Exist, Anyway?”
I give Tony Stark a lot of crap, especially since he turned into Doctor Doom for our own good, but it’s obvious that the man doesn’t understand one whit what makes the Defenders tick. The point of the Non-Team was always that it’s members CHOSE to associate with one another, and then events just sort of occurred AROUND them. Far from being a low-rent Avengers, the Defenders were instead friends and associates who acted heroically in those situations where big-name teams couldn’t have gone or wouldn’t have even bothered. To put it bluntly, the Defenders are the intuitive flip-side of the Avengers calculated heroism.
Which proves that Iron Man, frankly, isn’t nearly as smart as he wants us to think…