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New Mutant Variant Covers in March!

This March, a paranormal mystery will be unleashed in the Marvel Universe…and only the members of the New Mutants can stop it! In celebration of this six-issue limited series from writer Matt Rosenberg and artist Adam Gorham, Marvel has revealed the New Mutant Variant Cover Program, featuring dark portraits of your favorite Marvel heroes from acclaimed artists such as Dan Mora, Declan Shalvey, Mike Deodato and more.

Look for Marvel’s New Mutant variant covers on these select titles:

  1. All-New Wolverine #32 by Mike Deodato
  2. Avengers #685 by Terry Dodson
  3. Cable #155 by Tyler Kirkham
  4. Despicable Deadpool #296 by Declan Shalvey
  5. Doctor Strange: Damnation #3 by Leinil Yu
  6. Old Man Logan #36 by Dave Johnson
  7. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #301 by Bilquis Evely
  8. X-Men Blue #23 by Clayton Crain
  9. X-Men Gold #23 by Jason Pearson
  10. X-Men Red #2 by Dan Mora

Don’t miss your chance to collect all 10 variant covers, coming to comic shops this March!

The Mighty Thor Variants in March

The Mighty Thor’s heroic end is coming! The Death of Mighty Thor ramps up for an epic finale, and as the final chapters of the Asgardian saga unfold, Marvel has announced its Mighty Thor Variant Cover Program. Showcasing different key moments celebrating Jane Foster’s run as Thor, the covers feature art by industry superstars such as Leinil Yu, Esad Ribic, Olivier Coipel, Humberto Ramos and Russell Dauterman.

Look for Marvel’s Mighty Thor variant covers on these select titles:

  1. Amazing Spider-Man #797 by Clayton Crain
  2. Avengers #683 by Humberto Ramos
  3. Black Panther #171 by Nick Bradshaw
  4. Daredevil #600 by Leinil Yu
  5. Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 by Ema Lupacchino
  6. Infinity Countdown #1 by Russell Dauterman
  7. Invincible Iron Man #598 by Dale Keown
  8. The Mighty Thor #705 by Esad Ribic
  9. New Mutants #1 by Chris Stevens
  10. Old Man Hawkeye #3 by Olivier Coipel

Don’t miss your chance to collect all 10 variant covers, coming to comic shops this March!

The New Mutants Return from Matt Rosenberg and Adam Gorham

Who are the best heroes to bring together when paranormal events need investigating? Fans will find out in New Mutants: Dead Souls, a six-issue limited series debuting this March from the creative team of Matt Rosenberg and Adam Gorham and covers by Ryan Stegman.

New Mutants: Dead Souls finds Magik, Wolfsbane, Rictor, Boom Boom, and Strong Guy attempting to figure out why strange events are occurring in the universe. But there’s more to their mission than meets the eye…and a bigger mystery is brewing, as the team realizes Karma – the mind-controlling mutant who has brought them together — may not be telling them the entire story. With each issue serving as a standalone tale, the mutants will try to uncover the truth behind these paranormal events – no matter who they have to battle!

From Frost Giants to zombies, Marvel fans will find themselves stunned by this terrifying team-up tale. It’s New Mutants meets X-Factor in New Mutants: Dead Souls!

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It’s a new week! We’ve got lots going on and lots to come and while you await it all, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBR – Comic Legends: Why Was the Original New Mutants #1 Scrapped? – Some interesting comic history.

Newsarama – Kingsman: The Golden Circle Banned In Cambodia – Interesting.

 

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Talking Comics – Spirits of Vengeance #1

Seattle PI – The Wendy Project

ICv2 – Witch Boy

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So… anyone seen any good movies? Wonder Woman dominated the box office meeting our predictions of how much it earned, but exceeding all the rest. Who saw it? What’d you think? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait to see Wonder Woman again, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Newsarama – Moonstar Cast For New Mutants – Some solid casting.

Indian Country Today – Eugene Brave Rock Speaks Blackfoot to Wonder Woman in DC’s Best Film Ever – This is pretty awesome.

 

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Comic Attack – Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #1

Comic Attack – Horizon #11

The Outhousers – Secret Empire #3

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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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ICv2 – Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy Cast in ‘New Mutants’ – This could be cool.

Deadline – ‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Renewed For Season 5 By ABC – Well ok then.

CBR – Happy: TV Adaptation of Morrison & Robertson’s Comic Gets Series Order – This should be interesting.

CBR – Krypton: Superman Prequel Officially Gets Series Order at SyFy – And this should be interesting.

The Shallow Brigade – a primer on nick spencer’s shitty politics – The more you know.

 

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Talking Comics – Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1

Director Josh Boone Presents Dani Moonstar Standing with Standing Rock

For those unaware, there’s currently a standoff between protestors and the continuation of the Dakota Access Pipeline which would threaten the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. 300 federally recognized Native American tribes and thousands of protestors are in the middle of a stand-off to divert construction, a protest that began in April 2016.

Support for the protestors has been wide ranging with members of the live action Justice League and Avengers speaking out in support.

Now, writer/director Josh Boone has posted some beautiful art on Instagram featuring New Mutant Dani Moonstar. Boone is writing and directing the upcoming live action film, X-Men: The New Mutants, starring the classic Marvel comic characters.

Moonstar, who has gone by Psyche and Mirage, is a member of the Mutant superhero team the New Mutants, and was created in 1982 by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod. The character is one of the highest profile Native American (specifically Cheyenne) characters in comics.

Check out the image below and say #NoDAPL.

#standwithstandingrock #danimoonstar #newmutants

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Josh Boone Reveals His New Mutants?

Director Josh Boone will be tackling the next “X” team to hit the big screen, the New Mutants. The superhero team debuted in Marvel Graphic Novel #4 in 1982 and featured the original line-up of Cannonball, Karma, Mirage, Sunspot, and Wolfsbane. They’d later gained new members in Cypher, Magma, Magik, and Warlock. The team since then has had a few variations.

Speculation has been going around for some time with people wondering who would make up the movie version of the team. Boone has posted some images to his Instagram account with the hashtag of #newmutants. Could this be the team?

Boone’s New Mutants consists of Magick (aka Illyana Rasputin, the sister of Colossus who has appeared most recently in Deadpool), Wolfsbane, Mirage, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Warlock. This team is close to the most recent version of the team that debuted in 2009.

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Beyond Deadpool: A Few of Liefeld’s Other Character Designs

NewMutants98Well, it’s happened: Deadpool is a certified movie star. It was only a matter of time, thanks to that peculiar mix of charm, snark and psychosis spilling out of our boy Wade. But there’s another weapon in Mr. Pool’s arsenal: that killer set of threads he sports. Oh sure, it’s red for a reason, but that’s not all. It’s memorable, it’s sleek, it’s tactical and it has the cool factor out the wazoo. Originally created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld in 1991 and making his debut in The New Mutants #98, Deadpool started climbing the mountain of celebrity and never looked back. And it’s safe to say that his costume greatly increased his appeal.

Now it must be mentioned that Rob Liefeld has historically been a controversial figure in his chosen field, but that’s not what this article is about. Rather, let’s take a look at some of Liefeld’s other character designs from the (general) time of Deadpool’s creation and compare their looks with his striking little black and red number. Are they ready for their close-up as well, Mr. DeMille (or Tim Miller)?

 

 

Cable

Well yeah, I had to put Cable in first, he’s gonna be in the sequel (fingers crossed for Keira Knightley). He’s also got a lot going on. For starters, the whole left side of his body is living metal from the Techno-Organic virus, so he’s kinda like half-Terminator (and he’s from one of those dystopian futures that are so popular). He’s got the whole battle-scarred old soldier look going on, like Clint Eastwood if he had an awesome cybernetic eye implant. Also: lots of heavy weaponry, large shoulder pads and plenty of pouches to hold stuff (yeah, it’s an old joke about Liefeld’s designs, but it kinda works for a soldier to have utility belts all over himself). Cable’s design is a pastiche of ideas that are strong on their own, but add up to a strange whole. His design is visually interesting but doesn’t have the symmetry or color of Deadpool’s. Still, can’t wait to see him in the sequel.

Cable

Shaft

Every superhero universe has to have an expert archer, and Rob Liefeld’s Image Comics imprint Extreme Studios was no exception. Thus we have Shaft, who only WISHES he had a theme song as fantastic as Richard Roundtree. But still, he does have a bow that fires its arrows by magnet power instead of a string, so he’s got that one up on the rest of the “outdated projectile weapons” crowd. Beyond that, he has a face-encircling headgear that calls to mind Gambit, among others. His initial design was not short on bandoliers and pouches, though the ability to carry gear around seems fitting for a master archer (are any of these characters ever shown fishing around in these pouches for anything, or do they always remain decorative?). Shaft’s color scheme is red and white, making him look slightly like Aquafresh toothpaste without the green part. It’s a somewhat interesting design that works, but it still doesn’t quite have the wow factor provided by the interplay of red and black in Deadpool’s look.

Shaft

Badrock

Another founding member of Youngblood, Badrock is the big bruiser on the team, even though he’s just a teenager. His look is mostly about showcasing his stone-like hide, but he did wear some serious shoulder pads in his first appearance and beyond. One striking aspect about Badrock’s look is his jutting lower jaw, giving him that determined underbite shared by The Iron Giant and Vin Diesel (hmmm…). Beyond that, Badrock’s actual costume(s) have consisted of various tight spandex that emphasize his bulk but don’t lend themselves to attention-grabbing designs of their own. Much like Ben Grimm or Concrete, the character’s body that resembles natural material IS their look, and that’s what springs to mind when they are mentioned.

Badrock

Domino

Domino is another character that is memorable more for a physical characteristic than for what they wear. Created by Nicieza and Liefeld during their run on The New Mutants, Domino is another of those deadly super-weapon experiments which governments just never get tired of financing. While for clothing Domino generally wears form-fitting black (sometimes with purple accents) tactical gear, it’s that black spot over her left eye that contrasts so well with her chalk white skin and really sticks in the reader’s mind. Such a simple characteristic, but powerful in the way it resonates with her codename. Her luck generating powers, her mysteriousness and even her deadliness are all suggested by the spot over her eye. It’s a solid bit of character design.

Domino

Diehard

The coolest Diehard that wasn’t married to Demi Moore is this guy, actually a series of artificial bodies that carry the consciousness of the original hero. His look is the closest to Deadpool on this list, at least in the fact that they both possess the same featureless full-face mask that suggests something other than human might be underneath. Diehard’s version is white with a dark stripe down the middle, giving it that pleasing contrast and increasing the cool/scary ratio. The rest of his suit’s color scheme is a little busy though, with both gold and red added to the dark blue and white. In my opinion, that degrades the unity of his look a bit in relation to Deadpool’s solid black and red motif. A cool design but just a bit off balance.

DiehardLiefeld was a busy guy back then, helping create the early ’90s like that. There’s love for his work and there’s criticism, but it’s simply a fact that he created a hefty body of work in a relatively short time. While in my opinion Deadpool is one of Liefeld’s more successful co-creations, there’s a good chance that these characters will have their own moments to shine before a larger audience (and not just Cable, who we know is on his way). I wouldn’t mind seeing Domino pop up in the X-Men franchise, and Youngblood could make for a cool team movie if handled correctly. Sure, they may not be as pretty as Deadpool (really though, who is?), but that doesn’t mean they can’t get the job done.

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