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Preview: X-Men: Black – Mystique #1

X-Men: Black – Mystique #1

(W) Seanan McGuire, Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler (A) Marco Failla (CA) J. Scott Campbell
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018
SRP: $4.99

THAT’S SO RAVEN!
What’s a day in the life for Raven Darkholme, A.K.A. Mystique? Brutal kills, revenge-fueled chills, seductive thrills…and that’s all before breakfast! Award-winning author Seanan McGuire (X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #2) and rising star Marco Failla take Marvel’s multifaceted mutant murderess for a spin! PLUS: Part 3 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!

Cable Comes to the One:12 Collective. Available for Pre-Order Now

The One:12 Collective Cable figure features a light-up function that illuminates his chest armor and techno-organic eye in both of his head sculpts. The telekinetic mutant features a newly sculpted cybernetic arm and is outfitted in a sleeveless shirt with chest armor, duty belt with gun holster, and a leg holster with knife sheath. Cable comes complete with a devastating arsenal of advanced weaponry.

Cable was sent to the future in a bid to save his life when he was infected by a techno-organic virus. Using his formidable telekinetic abilities and cybernetic enhancements, Cable battles super villain foes in his quest for peace.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE Cable FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Two (2) head portraits with light-up function
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Eight (8) interchangeable hands including:
    • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of gun holding hands (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of holding hands (L&R)

COSTUME:

  • Chest armor with light-up function
  • Shoulder pads (posable)
  • Duty belt with holster
  • Leg holster with knife sheath
  • Tactical boots

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) knife
  • One (1) handgun (fits into holster on belt)
  • One (1) plasma cannon with two (2) removable magazines
  • One (1) grenade launcher with rotating carousel
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Cable figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.

The One:12 Collective Cable is available for preorder from Mezco, Entertainment Earth, and TFAW, and is expected to ship between May and July 2019.

Emma Frost Comes to Marvel Contest of Champions!

Emma Frost – former White Queen of the Hellfire Club and leader of the X-Men is now available in Marvel Contest of Champions!

Emma Frost is an incredibly powerful mutant, with a brilliant mind to match. She possesses staggering telepathic abilities, and is able to transform her body into organic diamond, rendering her almost indestructible. From White Queen of the Hellfire Club, to leader of the X-Men, she handles every challenge with grace, poise, and wit as sharp as a diamond.

Check out Emma’s Champion Spotlight, which details her stats and abilities!

Preview: X-Men: Blue #36

X-Men: Blue #36

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Marcus To (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Are the young X-Men’s destinies set in stone? Are they only fighting the inevitable? Only their modern-day counterparts can answer that!

Preview: Extermination #3 (of 5)

Extermination #3 (of 5)

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• With Ahab hunting the time-traveling X-Men, it’s all hands on deck, as every X-Men team is called to arms and protect the remaining young mutants.
• But young Jean Grey and her bodyguards aren’t going to lie still for Ahab to come to them…

Preview: X-Men: Gold #36

X-Men: Gold #36

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Pere Perez (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• A special look into a day in the life of the headmistress of the Xavier Institute…

Review: Iceman #1

Iceman is back from writer Sina Grace with new series artist Nathan Stockman and colorist Federico Blee. In the first issue of the new series, Grace and Stockman indulge in a little team-up action (and jog down memory lane for X-Men fans of the late 1980s) as Iceman and Bishop work together to prevent a new mutant massacre of the Morlocks. They have a really quirky dynamic with Bishop playing the serious focused on several possible futures, and Iceman being the one with the bad jokes and clunky Kanye references. However, Grace gives Bobby a little more self-awareness than the previous volume where he was just coming into his own as both a gay man and omega level mutant and trying to balance coming out to his parents and his first real boyfriend. In Iceman #1, he’s still developing as a person, but is a little more self-assured, which makes the book a little more fun.

Speaking of fun, Iceman #1 has some seriously action-packed setpieces courtesy of Nathan Stockman and Federico Blee beginning with a literal cold open where Bobby saves an old lady from a homophobic bad guy in Hell’s Kitchen while trying to meet a cute guy. (Oops, I have to put a dollar in the clunky dad joke jar.) One thing I love about heroes like Spider-Man is the intersection between their personal life, especially romance, and superhero action, and Grace and Stockman really get that dynamic with a gay superhero. It’s also seriously empowering to see a queer superhero kick a homophobic bad dude’s ass by completely encasing him in ice. And as a humorous cherry on top, pulling out an ice “glass” slipper on the dance floor made me laugh and cringe. Northstar really needs to give him dating lessons. This opening sequence really sets the tone for the first issue with Grace and Stockman, who seamlessly transition from fight scene to conversation without losing momentum handling everything from a main villain reveal to a text message conversation between Bobby and Kitty with style and grace.

Iceman #1 shows again why having an actual gay writer on an X-Book makes the X-Men as LGBTQ people more nuanced and powerful. In this case, there is the Morlocks. Sina Grace uses them as a metaphor for LGBTQ folks who don’t want to pass as straight or assimilate into a patriarchal, heteronormative society. That’s totally cool as Bobby begins to understand after a short conversation about why they don’t join the revolving door of the Xavier School. I also like how Grace refers to the Morlocks home as a “safe space” instead of creepy tunnels or whatever like previous writers.

However, in the context of the story, the Morlocks’ separatism and non-conformity leads to them being targeted by Mr. Sinister and the Marauders, who think they are hampering upward mutant mobility. At best, they’re the Marvel Universe version of Log Cabin Republicans, and at worse, they’re the “no fats, no femmes” guys on Grindr. To give them a little more real world relevance, Grace even makes the new look Marauders organize via the not so nice parts of the Internet like real hate groups. And Mr. Sinister is kind of a perfect villain for Bobby because he’s all about finding the perfect genetic potential, which Bobby kind of is as an ice golem creating omega level mutant.

Just like its protagonist at times, Iceman #1 is a highly confident start to Sina Grace, Nathan Stockman, and Federico Blee’s new series. It gives Bobby both a personal life as well as integrating him into the X-Men as a team, has well laid out action, and the most groan-worthy of dad jokes plus quirky banter between him and Bishop. As an added bonus, Grace writes the Morlocks with respect and empathy transforming them into badasses, who fight for their home and friends and won’t conform to society’s standards instead of empty cannon fodder like in the original “Mutant Massacre” story.

Story: Sina Grace Art: Nathan Stockman
Colors: Federico Blee Letters: Joe Sabino

Story: 8.8 Art: 8.2 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

A Death in the Family! X-Men: The Exterminated #1 this December

Cable has fallen, and the events of Extermination have left a hole in the X-Men family. What comes next??

In the wake of Cable’s death, his adopted daughter Hope Summers is attempting to deal with her loss – but a dark and terrifying path beckons her, and the X-Men’s own Jean Grey may be her only hope for survival!

This December, Cable creative team Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler re-team for a special one-shot to say good-bye to the time-traveling, fan-favorite mutant – featuring a cover by Geoff Shaw with colors by Antonio Fabela and interior art by Neil Edwards and more. The issue features a special back-up story that celebrates the life of Nathan Summers, from legendary X-Men series writer Chris Claremont!

Don’t miss the X-Men story everyone will be talking about – X-Men: The Exterminated #1 arrives in comic shops this December 5th!

The X-Men Trilogy Comes to 4K UltraHD September 25th

Coming this Fall, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a fan favorite in 4K Ultra HD. Grab the enhanced X-Men Trilogy on September 25th.

Relive the original X-Men excitement with the first three films starring Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry. Follow the group of mutant outcasts as they learn to control their powers in the first X-Men. Then, watch as the X-Men join forces with their enemies to save all mutants in X2: X-Men United. Finish the trilogy with X-Men: The Last Stand, as the discovery of a “cure” for the mutation starts a war.

Special Features: Audio Commentaries, Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Deleted/Extended Scenes, The Mutant Watch, Animatics, Character and Production Design Stills.

Preview: X-Men: Blue #35

X-Men: Blue #35

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Marcus To (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Knowing that their time is limited, the original X-Men must face uncomfortable realities about their future…

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