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Marvel teases a new X-Men Election

A new year, a new X-Men election. Marvel dropped a teaser for the third annual X-Men Election.

Fans will get to vote and help select the new X-Men team once again. The previous year saw the addition of Firestar to the team.

We’ll have more details when they’re released as to when voting begins and who’s nominated!

X-Men Vote

Diamond Select Toys in Stores Now: X-Men, Clone Wars, The Mandalorian and More!

Didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas? Never fear! Five new items just hit comic stores courtesy of Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD, perfect for the people on your post-holiday shopping list, especially you! One is from Marvel, four are from Star Wars, and all five are awesome.

Marvel Animated X-Men Storm 1/7 Scale Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! By the Goddess! The hit X-Men: The Animated Series line of mini-busts continues with the highly requested Storm! The weather-manipulating mutant wears her trademark white suit and holds a ball of lightning in her hand in this 1/7 scale, approximately 6-inch mini-bust. Limited to only 3000 pieces, it features detailed sculpting and cartoon-accurate paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item #NOV212077, SRP: $89.99)

Star Wars The Clone Wars Cad Bane 1/7 Scale Animated Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The cowboy of the Star Wars Universe is ready for his close-up! This 1/6 scale resin mini-bust takes a realistic take on the Clone Wars character, showing him wielding both of his pistols as he peers out from under the wide brim of his hat. This 6-inch bust comes packaged in a full-color box, and is limited to an edition of 3000. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity. (Item #APR222241, SRP: $120.00)

Star Wars A New Hope Tusken Raider Legends in 3D ½ Scale Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! They’re legends on Tatooine, and now a Tusken Raider is the next Legend in 3D! This approximately 10-inch, half-scale bust depicts one of the sand people in his traditional garb, with a rifle slung on his back, atop a base fashioned after a gaderfffii stick. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, each highly detailed bust is hand-painted and comes packaged in a full color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. (Item #MAR222294, SRP: $200.00)

Star Wars Rogue One Cassian Andor 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Mission accomplished! The star of the Disney+ TV series Andor, Captain Cassian Andor helped deliver Death Star plans to the Rebellion, and now Gentle Giant Ltd. is delivering him, as an all-new mini-bust! Based on his appearance in Star Wars: Rogue One and measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this 1/6 scale bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications and sits atop a pedestal base. Limited to only 2000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. (Item #JUN222434, SRP: $120.00)

Star Wars The Mandalorian Fennec Shand 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Straight outta Tatooine, the chief enforcer for daimyo Boba Fett is now an all-new 7-inch mini-bust! Holding her powerful MK sniper rifle, this 1/6 scale Fennec comes with two interchangeable heads, so you can display her helmeted and unhelmeted, Limited to only 3000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (Item #MAY222197, SRP: $120.00)

The Rise of Stark Sentinels is key to The Fall of X

Stark Industries is pursuing a new venture—the extermination of mutants!

New mutant-hunting sentinels upgraded with Stark technology will emerge and make their first moves against mutantkind in the pages of Gerry Duggan and Juan Frigeri’s current run of Invincible Iron Man! The debut issue saw Tony Stark hitting rock bottom after losing everything—including his own company. Feilong, the mutant-hating industrialist from Duggan’s X-Men, is now in control of Stark Unlimited’s incredible resources and plans to use them in Orchis’ vicious war against mutants. In the months ahead, this will cause the trajectory of Iron Man’s super hero career to change radically and in the process, he’ll evolve into one of mutantkind’s staunchest allies. The X-Men will need his genius intellect more than ever as Krakoa braces itself for The Fall of X! The upcoming story arc is set to upend mutantkind’s current status quo, and Invincible Iron Man will play a key role…

Fans can witness the impending might of the STARK SENTINELS in this year’s Free Comic Book Day 2023: Avengers/X-Men #1 on May 6. In the meantime, check out Juan Frigeri’s design sheet below and stay tuned for more new about Invincible Iron Man

Stark Sentinel

Preview: X-Men Annual #1

X-Men Annual #1

(W) Steve Foxe (A) Andrea DiVito (CA) Stefano Caselli
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 21, 2022
SRP: $4.99

THE NEWEST X-MAN BURNS UP THE SPOTLIGHT!
In a surprising turn of events, Firestar, who had not yet fully embraced Krakoa, was elected to the X-Men at the Hellfire Gala. Her history with her mutant nature is a tumultuous one for many reasons?but her record as a hero is exemplary. Can she wrestle with her past in time to rise to the occasion thrust upon her?

X-Men Annual #1

Preview: Dark Web: X-Men #1 (of 3)

Dark Web: X-Men #1 (of 3)

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Rod Reis (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 14, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE X-MEN ARE ENSNARED IN CHASM AND THE GOBLIN QUEEN’S DARK WEB!
Chaos reigns in the streets of New York City as demon hordes pour forth from the realm of Limbo, a realm that until recently was ruled by Magik. A realm now ruled by Cyclops’ ex. Also, Havok’s ex. Also, a clone of Jean. The X-Men wade into the fray by taking on some of their darker history as the Goblin Queen returns for vengeance!

Dark Web: X-Men #1 (of 3)

Preview: Dark Web: X-Men #1 (of 3)

Dark Web: X-Men #1 (of 3)

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Rod Reis (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 14, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE X-MEN ARE ENSNARED IN CHASM AND THE GOBLIN QUEEN’S DARK WEB!
Chaos reigns in the streets of New York City as demon hordes pour forth from the realm of Limbo, a realm that until recently was ruled by Magik. A realm now ruled by Cyclops’ ex. Also, Havok’s ex. Also, a clone of Jean. The X-Men wade into the fray by taking on some of their darker history as the Goblin Queen returns for vengeance!

Dark Web: X-Men #1 (of 3)

Underrated: Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown.


I don’t remember the first time I read this story, but it was likely in the UK reprint magazine Wolverine Unleashed in the mid to late 90’s. That was also the last time I read it, so when I saw the collected edition at my LCS for $15 I couldn’t pass it up – now because Wolverine is a little bit more marketable than Havok, the trade was just called Wolverine: Meltdown.

Originally published in the late 80’s, Meltdown was written by Walter and Louise Simonson, with illustrations by John J. Muth and Kent Williams. The story is set around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of the mid 80’s, and finds Havok and Wolverine caught up in the midst of a plot to end the world in nuclear war from the shadows. The art has a wonderful painted look to it at times, but the artists aren’t afraid to experiment with multiple forms of media throughout the book. It’s a choice that is divisive to some – I’ll freely admit when I was younger the art did nothing for me, but I enjoyed the story a fair bit, whereas now I find myself absorbed in the art more than the writing which is a strange twist on how I usually find myself feeling when coming back to stories I haven’t read in 20 some years.

It’s easy to imagine the way this story would have felt when initially released as it presents another possibility behind the Chernobyl disaster as an intentional act to snare the X-Men. Looking back now, it’s a great premise to a story, and one that still holds up despite the very specific time setting. Admittedly, I’ve no idea or memory as to how in continuity/canon this story is within the X-Universe but the story is entertaining enough to allow you to just enjoy it as is, and seeing Wolverine and Havok team up together is still a relatively rare event even today – and while I’m probably in the minority here, I’d love to see more chances for these two mutants to come together on the page.

The main reason I wanted to talk about this book today is solely because it’s a story that I’d completely forgotten about. This isn’t one of the classic Wolverine or X-Men stories that people will talk about, and honestly nor should it be, but it’s still an enjoyable tale that still stands the test of time; admittedly it’s the artwork that will pull you in more than the story, because this is a book that just looks utterly fantastic. The art is at times risky and pushes the envelope of what comics would typically feature 30 years ago (and yet is far more common today). Do yourself a favour and check this story out if you can – it’s a four issue mini series that shouldn’t break the bank if you hunt the individual issues.


Unless the comics industry ceases any and all publication look for a future installment of Underrated to cover more comics that aren’t cracking the top 100.

A World Without X begins in X-Men Unlimited #62, out today

X-MEN UNLIMITED #62: A World Without X

Writer: Jordan Blum 
Artist: Salva Espin
Colorist: Israel Silva
Editor: Jordan White
6-issue arc launches on Monday, November 21

New story arc! Enter a “World Without X.” Return to the classic Age of Apocalypse timeline—now set in the Krakoan Age! What would the dawn of En Sabah Nur look like if his rise followed the House of X? Find out, as one dark potential future hinges on wiping out Professor Charles Xavier!

X-MEN UNLIMITED #62: A World Without X

Preview: X-Men #17

X-Men #17

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Martin Coccolo
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE BEST LAID PLANS…
As the new X-Men team brings deals with a seemingly unstoppable foe, one X-Man wrestles with the fact they’ve gone way too far, and another is shaken by unexpectedly getting exactly what they’d no longer allowed themselves to dream of.

X-Men #17
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