Thursday, June 23, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #9 Preview

Uncanny X-Mrn #9
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Ken Lashley
Cover by: Greg Land

The Story:
"APOCALYPSE WARS" CONTINUES!
• Fearing their teammate Archangel has once more fallen under the sway of the villainous Apocalypse, Psylocke and Magneto have embarked on a mission to save his life.
• But little did Psylocke suspect that the mission would bring her face-to-face with her former flame, Fantomex! (And believe me, things did NOT end on good terms!)
• Meanwhile, Sabretooth and M make a horrifying discovery in the Morlock tunnels beneath New York City. A ghost from M's past has resurfaced...and she's determined to make this run-in their last!

In Stores: June 29, 20164


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

X-Solicits for September 2016

Uncanny X-Men #12 & 13
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art & Cover by: Greg Land
• The X-Men join THE HELLFIRE CLUB?!
• To investigate a string of violent attacks perpetrated by mutants, the Uncanny X-Men ally themselves with their (former?) foes.
• But what they're about to uncover may be too much for even their combined might to handle...




Civil War II: X-Men #4 (of 4)
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Andrea Broccardo
Cover by: David Yardin
• When a new Inhuman manifests the ability to profile the future, threatening to tip the scales of the Mutant/Inhuman conflict out of his favor, MAGNETO takes decisive action to safeguard the future of his people.
• But will his actions only make the future he fears most a reality?




X-Men '92 #7
Writer: Chad Bowers & Chris Sims
Art by: Alti Firmansyah
Cover by: David Nakayama
• Lilapalooza has gone off the rails as the X-Men have been teleported into space!
• Now, they face some old enemies made new as THE BROOD attack!
• Meanwhile, on Earth, The Toadies keep rocking as X-Factor comes knocking!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

40 Years of Psylocke


40 Years of Psylocke

** (not an exhaustive list)
→ First appearance: Captain Britain vol. 1 #8 (1976)

→ Writers: Chris Claremont (creator), Gary Friedrich, Alan Moore, Jamie Delano, Alan Davis, Fabian Nicieza, Scott Lobdell, Ben Raab, Joe Kelly, Matt Fraction, Chris Yost, Mike Carey, Rick Remender, Kieron Gillen, Victor Gischler, Sam Humphries, Brian Wood, Simon Spurrier, Marc Guggenheim, G. Willow Wilson, Cullen Bunn & more.

→ Artists: Herb Trimpe (creator), Alan Davis, Marc Silvestri, Rick Leonardi, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, Roger Cruz, Joe Madureira, Chris Bachalo, Salvador Larroca, German Garcia, Leinil Francis Yu, Billy Tan, Paul Pelletier, Clayton Henry, Tom Grummet, Tim Seeley, Greg Land, Terry Dodson, Harvey Tolibao, Clay Mann, Jerome Opeña, Esad Ribic, Mark Brooks, Will Conrad, Greg Tocchini, Jorge Molina, Phil Noto, David Lopez, Ron Garney, Adrian Alphona, Olivier Coipel, Phil Briones, Kris Anka, Rock-He Kim, Daniel Acuña, Todd Nauck, Roland Boschi, Ken Lashley & more.

→ Costume designers: Alan Davis, Arthur Adams, Jim Lee, Leinil Francis Yu, Salvador Larroca, Tom Grummet, Jerome Opeña, Kris Anka, Rock-He Kim & Greg Land.

→ Live action/animated adaptations: Kay Tremblay (X-Men: The Animated Series), Mei Melançon (X-Men: The Last Stand), Grey DeLisle (Wolverine and the X-Men) & Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse).

→ Current books: Uncanny X-Men (vol. 4) by Cullen Bunn & Greg Land/Ken Lashley; Civil War II: X-Men by Cullen Bunn & Andrea Broccardo.

→ Key relationships: Angel, Captain Britain, Jamie Braddock, Meggan Puceanu, Tom Lennox, Slaymaster, Mojo, Spiral, Cypher, Storm, Wolverine, Dazzler, Rachel Grey, Nightcrawler, Matsu'o Tsurayaba, Revanche, Shadow King, Fantomex, Sabretooth, Magneto.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Civil War II: X-Men #1 Art

Civil War II: X-Men #1 Spoilers

Spoilers: At Dubai, a group of wealthy mutants confines themselves in a sealed chamber to prevent poisoning from the Terrigen Mist. Magneto and his X-Men break into the chamber and brings inside every other mutant in the city who was left behind. As the Terrigen Mist approaches, Prime Sentinels - humans outfitted with cyber technology - who were disguised as servants, reveal themselves and attack the mutants, also breaking the chamber’s windows. Magneto orders his team to take as many mutants out of the chamber as they can. While they’re at it, Storm’s team arrives and Ororo prevents the Mist from reaching the mutants. Both X-Men teams team up to take out every Sentinel. After the battle is over and Storm has successfully moved the T-cloud away from the land, Monet reveals that she picked up from Storm’s team’s thoughts that they had advance warning of what was going to happen and that the Inhumans helped them. Storm explains the Inhumans are not their enemies, but Magneto begs to differ as Inhumans have done nothing to prevent the Terrigen Mists from killing and sterilizing mutants. Psylocke reads Storm’s team’s minds and finds out that a new Inhuman called Ulysses has the power to profile the future and is being used to prevent tragedies around the world. The Inhumans knew Magneto’s team would die in Dubai and so, they warned Storm in advance. Jean prevents Betsy from reading their minds any further and both teams part ways. Later that night, at the Uncanny X-Men’s Savage Land HQ, Magneto argues that the Inhumans will use the power to see into the future against mutants when the time comes. Suddenly, Nightcrawler teleports into their HQ and tells Magneto that he thinks he’s right.

Uncanny X-Men #8 Art

Uncanny X-Men #8 Spoilers

Spoilers: At the Akkaba Hidden City, Psylocke finds herself alone and starts looking for Magneto. Betsy overhears the Servants of Akkaba telling Warren that the X-Men wouldn’t understand that they are purging the diseased flesh of Warren into themselves so that Warren would remain free of Apocalypse’s corruption. Meanwhile at the Morlock Tunnels, Monet finds out that Emplate is using and controlling the Morlocks to kidnap other mutants to feed on them. Monet explains that Emplate is a psychic vampire whose only way to remain anchored in this world is by feeding on the bone marrow of mutants; however mutants are getting scarce again. When Emplate is found, he tells Monet that he was expecting her for he wants her to save him. Meanwhile, Fantomex surprises Psylocke at the Akkaba Hidden City. Jean-Phillipe says he’s no servant of Akkaba but will defeat Psylocke anyway. The two of them starts fighting and Betsy uses her TK to destroy Fantomex’s anti-telepathy shield. It seems Fantomex holds a grudge against Psylocke for what she did to him, but lets her know that the Akkaba let her escape so that Betsy can summon Archangel. Fantomex reveals that he’s working for Magneto, much to Psylocke’s dismay. She believes him but knocks Fantomex out anyway as she’ll find Erik on her own. Betsy enters a chamber where she finds an army of Archangel-like corpses. She apologizes to Warren before finally giving in and summoning Archangel as she needs his help.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Civil War II: X-Men #1 Preview

Civil War II: X-Men #1
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Andrea Broccardo
Cover by: David Yardin

The Story:
Terrigen Mists circle the globe, igniting the Inhuman race while crippling mutantkind, pitting the two nations against one another. But when a new Inhuman with the ability to profile the future emerges, the X-Men fear that he may tip the scales in the Inhumans' favor, spelling doom for their kind. And one mutant is willing to wage war with the Inhumans AND his own people to prevent that from coming to pass... The X-Men enter the fray of CIVIL WAR II when the world's most terrifying mutant, MAGNETO, takes mutantkind's fate into his own hands!

In Stores: June 15, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #8 Preview

Uncanny X-Men #8
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Ken Lashley
Cover by: Greg Land

The Story:
Fearing their teammate Archangel has once more fallen under the sway of the villainous Apocalypse, Psylocke and Magneto have embarked on a mission to save his life. But little did Psylocke suspect that the mission would bring her face-to-face with her former flame, Fantomex! (And believe me, things did NOT end on good terms!) Meanwhile, Sabretooth and M make a horrifying discovery in the Morlock tunnels beneath New York City. A ghost from M’s past has resurfaced…and she’s determined to make this run-in their last.

In Stores: June 15, 2016