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Fashion Spotlight: Logan and Victor, Inevitable Steampunk Version and Death of Logan

Ript Apparel has three designs for fans of the X-Men, especially Wolverine, Sabretooth, Deadpool, and Jean Grey. Logan and Victor, Inevitable Steampunk Version, and Death of Logan from DJKopet, Valentinaocchiblu, and AtomicRocket will be for sale on December 19, 2014 only!

Logan and Victor by DJKopet

Logan and Victor

Inevitable Steampunk Version by Valentinaocchiblu

Inevitable Steampunk Version

Death of Logan by AtomicRocket

Death of Logan

 

 

 

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Check Out this Army of X-Men Cosplay from DragonCon

Distractotron put together this video at DragonCon 2014, getting as many X-Men (and their villains) together in one place. Very cool stuff, and fantastic cosplay!

(via Kotaku)

Review: Nightcrawler #9

Nightcrawler 009Due to the nature of the medium, and specifically as it related to superheroes, there are often going to be single issues of comics that focus mostly on a long drawn out battle.  In this latest issue of Nichtcrawler, this is what the reader gets to see as Nightcrawler has gone to the aid of Bloody Bess only to find himself soon ambushed by his own teammates, themselves under the influence of the Shadow King.  In terms of plot there is not much more going on here, but this issue still succeeds despite its focus only on the action.

Often through a battle between a pair of iconic characters, it seems as though the conflict is set up to satiate a demand by readers to see the outcome of a particular matchup.  There are obviously a number of such famous cases, but a smaller focus on this is when a character must face those that they trust the most, the members of their own team.  Although this issue had the potential to be set up as simply a slugfest between Nightcrawler and his teammates, it comes off very much differently.  While some fans of continuity would be disappointed in this because Nightcrawler is able to almost dominate a number of teammates who are likely more powerful individually than he is, but those that get hung up on the technicalities are actually missing a good story.  The fight is told not so much in the present, but rather in the past, through reminiscences of Nightcrawler’s time in the Danger Room with his teammates, learning how they operate as fighters but also as people.

In so doing, this issue becomes a nice ode not only to Nightcrawler, but also the other members of the team.  Although this is his series, this still shines a light on some of the other characters that have impacted him so much, and while some might think that the battle takes some shortcuts, it is still well-paced and fun.  The end result is an issue which is probably the best so far in this series, and a good sign that the stories here are finding surer footing.

Story: Chris Claremont  Art: Todd Nauck
Story:  8.5 Art: 8.7  Overall: 8.5  Recommendation: Read

Review: X-Men #22

x-men 22As a group, the X-Men fare better when their stories are based on Earth, not in other settings, including outer space.  Part of what makes the characters so interesting and compelling is that they are a reflection of humanity, the same but different, which can really be said of anybody in one sense or another.  When they leave Earth, they lose a bit of this touch with humanity and they become somewhat more like super-powered anybodies.  This five-part story arc called Exogenous has faced this problem throughout, telling a fun enough story, but losing bit of what makes the characters special in the process.  As the final chapter in this story arc, this story includes an adequate wrap-up to the plot, focusing mostly on action sequences, but it is by getting its focus back that this issue succeed.

Throughout the story arc so far, a common theme has been Rachel and her acceptance of the events around her, mostly out of her control as Madeline Pryor is being used against the team, but so too are others interested in the outcome, including the X-Men.  While the story in this final issue of the story arc focuses mostly on action, especially with the attack of the hybrid aliens, it is the moments with Rachel that give this a stronger center, and focuses the series back to where it is best, focusing on the personal aspects of the characters as opposed to the action and intrigue.

This story arc managed to pull back into what the strength is for the series in this last issue before starting something new.  So far the story arc has been far more concept driven, with the hybrid aliens, the return of Madeline Pryor, the betrayal of S.W.O.R.D. from within, but by mixing the focus on characters back into the mix it redeems what has been a fun but lackluster story arc so far.  The moments with Rachel are not dominant here, but they are touching enough to make up for their brevity.  While this has never been a weak series, it did stumble a little bit with this story arc, but by the end finds itself back on the same solid ground where it has mostly been throughout.

Story: Marc Guggenheim  Art: Harvey Tolibao and Dexter Soy
Story:  8.6 Art: 8.6  Overall: 8.6  Recommendation: Buy

 

WizKids and Gale Force Nine Unveil X-Men: Mutant Revolution!

X-Men Mutant RevolutionExpanding upon the successes of Marvel Comics-themed games like Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men and Marvel HeroClix, WizKids today announced a partnership with game creator Gale Force Nine to publish X-Men: Mutant Revolution in March 2015.

Based on Gale Force Nine’s popular Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery tabletop game, X-Men: Mutant Revolution will allow you to play as classic X-Men characters, including Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, or Storm, as each leads a different school with unique powers and abilities. 2-4 players can take part in the mutant action, each recruiting heroes and students to their school, then training teams and sending them on missions to spread their school’s vision for mutants to the world.

In the aftermath of the Phoenix event, new mutants are appearing all over the Earth. Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, and Storm each have a vision for the future, but will they unite humans with mutants or will they tear the world apart?

X-Men: Mutant Revolution Features:

  • Play as Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, or Storm as they lead their school with unique powers and abilities. Recruit heroes and students. Train your team. Send them on missions to spread your vision for mutants to the world.
  • 2-4 players battle head-to-head for the future of mutantkind as leaders of the mutant schools.
  • Based on the bestselling “Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery” from Gale Force Nine.
  • Includes four (4) pre-painted character miniatures and bidding dials featuring the Combat Dial® (HeroClix) technology.

Fashion Spotlight: Mutant Wars, Samson #1, MagnetoJoJo

Ript Apparel has three designs that riffs off of Marvel‘s X-Men. Mutant Wars, Samson #1, and MagnetoJoJo from foureyedesign and LAMBZILLA will be for sale on November 12, 2014 only!

Mutant Wars by foureyedesign

Mutant Wars

Samson #1 by LAMBZILLA

Samson #1

MagnetoJoJo by foureyedesign

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Wizkids’ X-Men: Mutant Revolution in March

X-Men Mutant RevolutionOn March 18, WizKids will release a new game based on the X-Men, X-Men: Mutant Revolution, a strategy board game.

The game takes place in the aftermath of the “Phoenix” event. As a player, you play as Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, or Storm, and you spread their vision for the future across the globe. You do so by recruiting heroes and students, train their teams, and complete missions. All of this as a battle for the future of mutant-kind.

The game is based on Gale Force Nine’s Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery.

The box contains 4 character figures, 24 dice, 269 custom tokens, 157 cards, 4 custom bidding dials, and a game board. The game is for 2-4 players, ages 14 and up. MSRP is $49.99.

Marvel Teases X-Men ’92 #1 in Summer 2015

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Unstoppable Evil Enters the Pages of Amazing X-Men

The fledgling team of the Amazing X-Men have already faced off against demon arms from Hell and ravenous hordes of Wendigos and there is no rest in sight for our band of heroic mutants as one of the X-Men’s most notorious villains charges back into their world. This January marks the return of The Unstoppable Juggernaut within Amazing X-Men #15 by series writer, Chris Yost and interior artist Jorge Fornes.

The story, called “The Once and Future Juggernaut” finds former wielders of the Gem of Cyttorak, Cain Marko and X-Man Peter “Colossus” Rasputin, getting the call to become the inter-dimensional power’s external force once again, but they’re not the only ones invited to the party.

While Yost remains tight-lipped about who those other characters might be he does give a few hints about what kinds of folks are being called. “

A few of the strongest characters in the Marvel Universe get the call. But Cyttorak needs a specific kind of person… someone they can manipulate. Someone who craves the power.

Cyttorak wants an avatar. It’s a status thing among the other mystical entities/gods. All the cool other-dimensional powers have one. The return of the gem is part of the mystery, but the X-Men know that whatever Cyttorak wants, it’s probably not good.

Next year, Amazing X-Men #15 charges into comic book retailers and ushers in a new era for the X-Men as we bear witness to the rebirth of one of the most well-known X-Men villains of all time – The Unstoppable Juggernaut!

AMAZING X-MEN #15
Written by CHRIS YOST
Art by JORGE FORNES
Cover by KRIS ANKA
On Sale in January!

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Marvel Teases Years of Future Past in Summer 2015

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