Friday, April 29, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #7 Preview

Uncanny X-Men #7
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 they're about to make a discovery that will make them doubt everything they thought they knew!
• Meanwhile, Sabretooth and M make a horrifying discovery of their own in the Morlock Tunnels beneath New York City...

In Stores: May 4, 2016

X-Men '92 #3 Preview

X-Men '92 #3
Writer: Chris Sims & Chad Bowers
Art by: Alti Firmansyah
Cover by: David Nakayama

The Story:
• If you only buy one X-book this month...

In Stores: May 4, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Meet "X-Men: Apocalypse's" Adorable Cast in Emoji-Style Gif

CBR: With "X-Men: Apocalypse's" release date now exactly one month away, the film's official Facebook page has released a comprehensive image that explains the film's massive cast. It just so happens that the image is a GIF, and that GIF is done in the style of ridiculously adorable emojis. Each character has an animated emoji that shows off their mutant power as well as text that identifies them and their actor's name. This is by far the most huggable Apocalypse has ever looked.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

X-Position: Bunn Teases Surprising Change in "Uncanny X-Men"

CBR: This week in X-POSITION, writer Cullen Bunn answers your questions about the evolving characters of "Uncanny X-Men," the new "Deadpool and the Mercs For Money" ongoing series and the civil war on the horizon.

I feel more than a little yo-yoed concerning Warren -- Angel, Archangel, Half of both, Archangel, Angel with amnesia, now Archangel apparently without any/much consciousness. Can we expect to see some stability with the character?

Honestly, you're supposed to feel that way a little bit. That way, when you get some stability (at the end of the "Apocalypse Wars" arc) it'll be even more awesome! Now, "stability" doesn't mean you're going to get a version of the character you're used to. He could be something totally new.

I know that Eric has some extensive telepathy resistance and defenses. But, even so, Betsy is no slouch concerning bypassing defenses. How much does she know about Magneto's motives and secondary missions?

We'll actually be looking into how many of Magneto's secrets Betsy knows about in the next issue or so. The answer, though, is not many. Between Magneto's telepathic resistance (honed, I feel, over years of resisting Professor X) and Betsy's unwillingness to break the trust Magneto has for her, she'll be caught fairly unaware when those secrets reveal themselves... and they are totally gonna starting in the next few issues.

Before the Uncanny X-Men got caught up in the "Apocalypse Wars" event at the end of issue #5 Magneto stopped partners-in-crime Mystique and Fantomex saying "we need to talk," but neither character appeared in the following issue nor was there any mention of this discussion. Will this "talk" be revisited?

While you may not see that conversation, you'll find out what they were talking about in issues #8 and #9... with even more details in issues #11 and #12.

Does Magneto view the Inhumans and the Terrigen Mist as more pressing threats to mutantkind than baseline humans, or is he fighting a war on multiple fronts these days?

I think he definitely sees the Terrigen Mists as a pressing threat to his people. While the Inhumans aren't necessarily a threat, he does think they are a little too blasé in how they are reacting to what the Mists are doing. But he also thinks there are other enemies of mutantkind who are going to take advantage of the dire situation mutants are facing. So he is fighting on multiple fronts. You'll soon see how he is preparing to deal with those various threats and concerns.

After the events of this ["Civil War II"] tie-in, will some of the team line-ups change? Will we see some characters switch sides?

I hate to say it, but you win the "wait and see" award for this interview. It's a lot like a No Prize, but with fewer spoilers. I'd love to tell you how things will shake out in terms of the teams. The line-ups may or may not change. No matter what happens, though, there will be ramifications that will shake relationships within the teams to the core. In some ways, the current line-ups might not be able to survive... at least not for long.

So far we know Storm will oppose Magneto in "Civil War II," which will bring a conflict between the mutant teams, but I wonder if we will have the participation of other teams confronting Magneto -- like the Uncanny Avengers or the Inhumans?

In the "Civil War II" tie-in, we'll be much more focused on the X-Men teams and the Inhumans. We might see what others around the world think about what's going on, but they're gonna be pretty busy themselves. I still think an Uncanny Avengers/Uncanny X-Men meeting/clash makes perfect sense down the line, but not quite yet.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

X-Solicits for July 2016

Uncanny X-Men #10
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Ken Lashley
Cover by: Greg Land
• The villainous Apocalypse, accompanied by his Four Horsemen, once preached the gospel of "Survival of the Fittest."
• And now, the Son of Apocalypse has reared his ugly head, joined by an army of Archangels of Death, hell-bent on preaching a gospel of his own: the Survival of NONE.
• Can Psylocke and Magneto save their teammate Archangel and prevent the manical GENOCIDE from living up to his name?

Civil War II: X-Men #2 (of 4)
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Andrea Broccardo
Cover by: David Yardin
• An Inhuman with the power to profile the future has emerged, upsetting the delicate balance of power between the Inhuman and Mutant nations.
• And the mutant master of magnetism, MAGNETO refuses to allow his people to fall by the wayside.
• Now, Magneto rallies those who would follow him to even the scales…even if it means risking war with Inhumans and Mutants alike to do it!

X-Men‘92 #5
Writer: Chad Bowers &  Chris Sims
Art by: Alti Firmansyah
Cover by: David Nakayama
• An X-TRA special and X-TREME one-off tale featuring the best romance the ’90s can offer!
• Scott Summers and Jean Grey want nothing more than a quiet, romantic getaway.
• But time for “romance” and “quiet” doesn’t exist when you’re an X-Man!
• Something Sinister this way comes for our two lovebirds!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

X-Men '92 #2 Art

X-Men '92 #2 Spoilers

Spoilers: At the X-Mansion, Bishop confronts Maverick over why Cerebro couldn’t read his disks. Psylocke supports Bishop, but Wolverine vouches for Maverick, and Storm backs him up. Suddenly, Chamber arrives with Jubilee in his arms and reveals she was bitten by a monster, which the X-Men deduce to be Alpha Red. Elsewhere, Gamesmaster gathers with the Von Strucker twins, Shinobi Shaw, Fabian Cortez and Fitzroy and explains that their little game is more than eliminating the core X-Men, it’s about survival and the prize if all of mutantkind. Gamesmaster also refuse to reveal the identity of the game’s benefactor. Back at the X-Mansion, Beast reveals Jubilee has died. Storm sends Rogue and Gambit after Wolverine and Maverick, who left to track down Alpha Red. At a Warehouse outside Manchester, Maverick tells Wolverine there’s a book called “The Book of Sins” or “Darkhold” that might be the key to defeating Alpha Red. Omega Red meets Wolverine and Maverick, but soon the three of them are ambushed by Alpha Red and the Winter Guard, who were all turned into vampire slaves. Rogue and Gambit come to Wolverine’s rescue and leave with him, but Alpha Red manages to eviscerate Omega Red and turn Maverick into a vampire. Back to the X-Mansion, the students discuss how they’re dealing with vampires, which proves to be true as Jubilee surprises them back from the dead sporting fangs. At the hangar, Storm, Bishop and Psylocke have U-Go Girl teleport them to Transylvania where they meet Dracula.

Monday, April 11, 2016

X-Men '92 #2 Preview

X-Men '92 #2
Writer: Chris Sims & Chad Bowers
Art by: Alti Firmansyah
Cover by: David Nakayama

The Story:
• PONDER: The machinations of the Fenris Twins!
• FEAR: The terror of Alpha Red!
• RELISH: The X-Men of the '90s, back in action!

In Stores: April 13, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #6 Art

Uncanny X-Men #6 Spoilers

Spoilers: Psylocke continues to probe Warren hoping to find his true self when suddenly she's transported into a dreamscape. Warren shows Psylocke a town called Green Ridge completely destroyed by a swarm of Dark Angels. Warren says it will happen  and it's only the beginning. Psylocke quickly relays the message to Magneto who agrees the two of them will head to Green Ridge.

In NYC, M & Sabretooth wait for an informant who has intel on a mutant threat. The informant doesn't appear but Sabretooth picks up a familiar scent which leads into the sewers. As they make their way through the sewers, they're ambushed by Callisto who savagely attacks Sabretooth, unaware of his inversion. M breaks up the fight and asks why they were called there. Callisto mentions the Morlocks are dying.

In Green Ridge, Psylocke & Magneto observe how Green Ridge seems a little too perfect. Psylocke isn't able to get a psychic read on any of the townspeople. They notice everyone heading in one direction towards a giant tent where they find Nu-Warren dubbed Green Ridge's Savior. To be continued!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Four Horsemen Spotlighted In New X-Men: Apocalypse Clip

20th Century Fox has released a new clip highlighting X-Men: Apocalypse's Four Horsemen. Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn and Bryan Singer also talk a little bit about the motivations and role they play in the film.