Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Battle of The Atom – Chapter 5 Spoilers

Chapter 5 – Wolverine & The X-Men #36: Xorna engages Emma, the Cuckoos and Teen Jean in a psychic battle. Wolverine's X-Men arrive at Utopia. Logan and Cyclops argue. Teen Scott attacks Wolverine. Xorna manages to subdue one of the Cuckoos. Emma's no match for her. Xorna defeats the remaining Cuckoos and Emma. Tension between the groups erupts. Cyclops and Teen Scott fight the future X-Men, while only Teen Jean is left to battle Xorna. Meanwhile, Magik teleports to the Jean Grey School and tell Teen Beast and Teen Iceman that these Future X-Men are hiding something. Magik teleports them to the future. Back to Utopia, Teen Jean gets the upper hand and demands to know what horrible thing happens in the future if they don't go back to the past. Xorna shows her and Teen Jean is horrified by what she discovers. Jean tells Scott that they have to go back to the past now. Magik, Iceman and Beast arrive in the future, only to find out that the future isn't nearly as horrible as the future X-Men make it sound. At the Jean Grey School, they are welcomed by Sentinels and another set of future X-Men.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Battle of The Atom – Chapter 4 Spoilers

Chapter 4 – Uncanny X-Men #12: At Utopia, Teen Jean and Teen Scott tell Cyclops' Uncanny X-Men about the X-Men from the future who have come to the present to force them to go back to their timeline. Magik reveals Xavier is indeed Professor X's grandson because she had already met them, before teleporting away. Jeans asks Cyclops help. Meanwhile, at the Pacific Coast, Kitty argues with Storm about the situation, standing up for the O5 and their freedom. Xavier picks up a signal. Back to Utopia, Cyclops decides to help Jean and Scott, much to Emma and Magneto's disapproval. Emma is especially upset as she thinks he's only doing it for Jean and not thinking straight. Angel stresses that they all have to go back together. Xorna's future X-Men arrive at Utopia, and she telepathically freezes everyone on the island, except Jean. Xorna assaults Jean, but is interrupted by Emma and the Cuckoos. Emma reveals she was the one who sent the signal so they'd come and get Jean and Scott, but now that she has found out Xorna is Jean, she won't stand for it and let her abuse her own young self.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Psylocke playable in Lego Marvel Superheroes

Newsarama: "The biggest takeaway from the session was a sense of "more". Developer TT Games says they had "more time on this one to do more fun stuff than ever before", thanks to the well developed engine and the team starting early on LEGO Marvel. The numbers behind that general statement are staggering. There are over 150 playable characters from the Marvel Universe shipping with the game (they were originally budgeted at 110 total), and another ten or so DLC characters will be available at first through pre-order exclusives, then opened up to general players after a couple of months." 

"That means you'll see Iron Man, Wolverine, and Spider-Man, but you'll also play as Rocket Raccoon, Captain Britain, Psylocke, Archangel, Howard the Duck, Silver Samurai, Squirrel Girl (who has an army of squirrels as an attack), Heimdall (in his movie look), and yes, even Stan Lee himself, Stan Lee is playable after you find the fifty hidden Stans throughout the game's story, and he has access to nearly ever powerset in the game. Expect a full list of characters to be released at New York Comic Con in mid-October."

Thursday, September 12, 2013

X-Solicits for December 2013

Uncanny X-Force #15
Writer: Sam Humphries
Art by: Phil Briones
Cover by: Ramon Perez
• The Great Corruption reaches its conclusion!
• One of the X-Men’s greatest foes is rampaging through Los Angeles in the guise of the Revenant Queen.
• What sacrifice will one member of Uncanny X-Force make to stop her and her army?

X-Men #8
Writer: Brian Wood
Art and Cover by: Terry Dodson
Part 2 of Muertas
• Lady Deathstrike is building an all-new empire and the X-Men will be her calling card!
• Without her tech, Karima struggles to remember who she was.
• And introducing... Monet!

X-Men #5 Art

Battle of The Atom – Chapter 3 Spoilers

Chapter 3 – X-Men #5: Future Jean explains she can't keep her Xorn mask off for too long in order to control her powers. Xavier says young Jean is leaving a psychic trail even though she's trying to mask herself from him. The present and future X-Men aboard the new aircraft The Dove to chase her and Scott. Storm orders Kitty, Rachel and Jubilee to stay at the school should they return. Meanwhile at California, Jean and Scott steal civilian clothes and a motorbike. The X-Men find the Blackbird and Xavier manages to track Jean. At the school, Kitty and Rachel agree that the O5 shouldn't be forced to go back to the past. During their escape, Scott and Jean start to bond, however the X-Men corner them. Scott uses his beams, but it's no use. Kitty and Rachel arrive at the scene. While Kitty argues with Storm about the way they're handling the situation, Rachel teaches young Jean a trick telepathically. Rogue and Psylocke sides with Storm, while Rachel takes Kitty's side. Xavier then realizes Scott and Jean are gone again. They head to Utopia, where they are welcomed by Emma Frost and the Uncanny X-Men.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Uncanny X-Force #11 Art

Uncanny X-Force #11 Spoilers

Spoilers: The Revenants forms of Storm, Psylocke and Puck tie them up, hoping to use them to lure Bishop. Meanwhile, Bishop steals some goods and prepares weapons and a gas called invenom to fight the Revenants. Bishop then sends the Demon Bear to surprise the Revenants and distract them, while he releases the invenom in the air, which affects their nervous systems. Bishop frees the real Psylocke, Storm and Puck, who end up fighting their Revenant versions. Storm manages to stab her Revenant. Psylocke also figures out how to beat her Revenant, by making her weak as she’s nothing but her own darkness. With Bishop’s aid, Puck’s Revenant is also killed. Before dying, Storm’s Revenant warns her that the Revenant Queen is not from the future and that Storm already knows her. Bishop is impressed and baptizes Storm as a Revenant Hunter of the Order. X-Force realizes that to become a hunter one must destroy their own Revenant forms, which was what happened to Bishop. He warns X-Force that they must stop the Revenant Queen as this was only the beginning. Spiral appears before them and reveals she knows who the Queen is and that she wants her dead.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Uncanny X-Force #11 Preview

Uncanny X-Force #11
Writer: Sam Humphries
Art by: Ramon Perez
Cover by: Kris Anka
X-Men 50th Anniversary Variant by: Salvador Larroca

The Story:
• Newly reunited, the members of Uncanny X-Force must cope with the fallout of their recent decisions.
• Bishop gives the team more information about the dangerous threats they face – but can he be believed? Or is he only manipulating X-Force?
• Plus: the secret of the Revenants revealed!

In Stores: September 11, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

X-Men #5 Preview

X-Men #5
Writer: BrianWood
Art by: David Lopez
Cover by: Arthur Adams
Variant by: Terry Dodson
Lego Variant by: Leonell Castellani
Sketch Lego Variant Also Available
• Battle Of The Atom Part 3!
• The X-Men and Future X-Men pursue young Scott and Jean.
• Not all the X-Men agree that the All-New X-Men should be sent back.
• The cracks in the new all-female X-Men cast start to show.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Battle of The Atom – Chapters 1 & 2 Spoilers

Chapter 1 – X-Men: Battle of The Atom #1: Magik time-travels to the future to see if their future was worth fighting for. At the Jean Grey School, Cerebro detects a new mutant - a very powerful one at that. Kitty takes the original X-Men with her to stop her - Animax - who's creating monsters and destroying the city. A Sentinel appears and attacks them. Cyclops and his X-Men arrive to help and both teams battle the Sentinel. They succeed, but at the last minute the Sentinel shoots against Teen Cyclops, which nearly kills him. As his life is about to end, the Old Cyclops ceases to exist. Triage heals Teen Cyclops and brings him back to life, resulting in the Old Cyclops appearing again. At the School, the X-Men decide it's too risky to have the original X-Men in the present and want them to go back to the past. They are not happy about this, especially Jean who's made up her mind about not going back. Suddenly, the X-Men from the future arrive warning that they'll stop the X-Men from making a mistake that will doom the mutant species.

Chapter 2 – All-New X-Men #16: The X-Men from the future warn that letting the X-Men from the past to stay in the present was a mistake that must be reversed. They reveal that sending them back now will prevent a series of events that lead to... Suddenly, Wolverine is forced to pop out his claws and attack the future X-Men. A battle ensues between the two factions. Logan says that it wasn't his doing and that Jean was the only one able to force him to do this. Everyone realizes that Jean and Teen Cyclops have ran away. While the future and present X-Men were busy arguing, Jean talked telepathically to Teen Beast and Teen Cyclops about her suspicions of something wrong going on as the minds of the future X-Men were blocked. Beast refuses to run away with her, but Cyclops accepts it. They take the Blackbird to do so. The present and future X-Men decide to go after them even though Storm and Wolverine suspects Jean only ran away because she picked something up in the minds of the future X-Men. Rachel is upset that there's somebody wearing a Xorn mask, considering Xorn killed Jean. Xorna then reveals herself to be none other than adult Jean Grey from the future.