Friday, September 30, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #14 Preview

Uncanny X-Men #14
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art & Cover by: Greg Land

The Story:
• Magneto and his team of X-Men discover who’s been weaponizing mutants and aiming them at mutantkind’s enemies.
• But once they do, the question becomes: Will they stop their longtime adversary once more…or JOIN HIM??

In Stores: October 5, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

X-Men '92 #7 Art

X-Men '92 #7 Spoilers

Spoilers: After the X-Men and Lila are teleported to another planet, the government dispatches X-Factor to investigate and manage the angry fans at Lilapalooza. Meanwhile across the universe, Lila is too burned out to teleport everyone back to Earth and the X-Men reckon there aren’t anyone or anything near them. Wolverine is quick enough to sneak upon the Brood and the X-Men engage in a fight. Back at Westchester, Professor X and some students reunite with X-Factor. Xavier briefs X-Factor on Fabian Cortez and his motives. Elsewhere, Cortez demands Gamesmaster give him his prize as he’s defeated the X-Men. Cortez then finds out his cabal of evil villains knocked out, when a shadowy figure appears and seemingly kills him. Back to Lilapalooza, Polaris and Rhane investigate Death’s Head spaceship while some angry concert-goers (Marrow, Adam The X-Treme, Random and Maggott) follow them looking for a fight. Back to the X-Men, Psylocke senses The Brood are not really their enemies. One Brood alien with telepathy abilities explains to the X-Men that they are a different mutant species of Brood who were exiled by the others for being different. The X-Brood asks X-Men for their help against hunters who are pursuing them. 300 miles above that planet, Gladiator orders his minions to destroy every living thing on that planet.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Psylocke Funko POP! is Coming A bunch of NYCC exclusives were announced and Funko POPs! were no exception. #115 Chef Deadpool NYCC 2016 Exclusive and #176 Kitty Pryde NYCC 2016 Exclusive have been announced so far and will be release October 6, 2016.

Pictures of the back of the box for Kitty Pryde also surfaced showing us the new line of X-Men Pops that will be coming down road. #177 Cable, #178 Archangel, #179 Quicksilver, #180 Psylocke, #181 Sabretooth, #182 Storm (Mohawk) were shown on the back of Kitty's box. No more information on these. Stay tuned!

Uncanny X-Men #13 Art

Uncanny X-Men #13 Spoilers

Spoilers: The X-Men and Hellfire Club faces off against a crowd of angry, manipulated mutants. But just as the crowd of aggressors overwhelms the X-Men, the attack pauses. The Someday mutants are in contact with a mysterious telepath who instructs them to halt and then teleports them all away. The X-Men return to the Hellfire Club’s mansion, where Psylocke reveals that she felt a psychic presence “buzzing” all around them during battle: she knows someone is pulling the Someday mutants’ strings. And it’s not the corporation, either; an investigation of the research facility revealed Someday employees violently stuffed in stasis chambers and forced asleep via psychic means. Magneto’s shape-shifting agent Mystique stowed away with the Someday mutants disguised as one of their own, and her reconnaissance led her to stumble upon the man that liberated the weaponized mutants from Someday’s clutches: Exodus.

Civil War II: X-Men #4 Art

Civil War II: X-Men #4 Spoilers

Spoilers: In New Atillan, Rachel sends the Inhumans to sleep while Magneto makes his way towards Ulysses. Back in Manhattan, Storm’s team and Magneto’s team keep fighting each other: Storm vs. Archangel, Psylocke vs. Nightcrawler, Old Man Logan vs. Sabretooth, Magik vs. Monet and Gambit vs. Fantomex. Regardless of team choices, Kurt saves Storm and warns Betsy that Mystique is about to attack her as she tends to Warren. Back to Atillan, Magneto is alone with Ulysses. The inhuman tries to talk Magneto out of killing him and explains that this situation won’t turn out the way Erik thinks. Back to the X-Men, after more fighting with each other, Magik teleport Storm’s team to New Attilan to stop Magento. The Uncanny team then jump in E.V.A. and head to New Attilan as well hoping they gave Magneto enough time. Ulysses offers to show Magneto the short term future if things continue: both X-Men teams fighting and killing each other. In New Attilan, Rachel tells the X-Men to stand down as she has memory wiped all the guards of their intrusion and left Ulysses in the care of the Inhumans, while Magneto has seemingly left because what Ulyssed showed him changed his mind. Elsewhere, Magneto has words with Medusa and understands that she knew what Ulyssed would should him. Medusa says he’s not welcome there anymore and that he will be seen only as an enemy from now on, to which Erik agrees. Nightcrawler then returns to Storm’s team, as well as Psylocke returns to the Savage Land with the Uncanny team. Betsy lashes out at Magneto and questions his approaches. Rachel warns them that she’s leaving, but Erik insists she be around as he’s not sure Betsy will be by his side for much longer.

X-Solicits for December 2016

IVX #1 (of 6)
Writers: Charles Soule & Jeff Lemire
Art & Cover by: Leinil Francis Yu
Action Figure Variant Cover By: John Tyler Christopher
Black Panther 50th Anniversary Cover By: Mike Del Mundo
Variant Cover By: Michael Cho
Variant Cover By: Kenneth Rocafort
Deadpool Party Variant By: Chip Zdarsky
Deadpool Party Sketch Variant By: Chip Zdarsky
Hip-Hop Variant By: Wilfred Santiago
Inhumans Variant By: Terry Dodson
Premiere Variant By: Leinil Francis Yu
X-Men Variant By: Ardian Syaf
Blank Cover Variant Also Available
• The X-Men and Inhumans have been on a collision course since the link was proven between the Inhumans’ precious Terrigen Mist and the sickness and death of many mutants. When Beast discovers that the mutants have only two weeks before the planet is uninhabitable for them, an Inhuman/mutant war is unavoidable. Co-written by Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans, Daredevil) and Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men, Moon Knight), IVX delivers sensational set pieces, gargantuan grudge matches, all drawn by the sensational Leinil Francis Yu! Whether you’re for the X-MEN or the INHUMANS, IVX promises to shatter the Marvel Universe as you know it!

Extraordinary X-Men #17
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Eric Koda
Cover By: David Yardin
Variant Cover By: Tba
• Inhumans Vs. X-Men Tie-In!
• The X-Men have just learned that the Terrigen Mist—the source of the Inhumans’ powers that through a cruel twist of fate is lethal to Mutants—has reached an irreversible saturation point, rendering Earth uninhabitable to their kind.
• And now they see no other option than to strike against the Inhumans to ensure their own survival.
• But one X-Man doesn’t take the decision lightly.
• STORM has literally led the X-Men through hell and back, but will she lead them against their longtime friends and allies?

Uncanny X-Men #16
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Edgar Salazar
Cover By: Ken Lashley
Variant Cover By: Tba
• Inhumans Vs. X-Men Tie-In!
• Since the discovery that the Terrigen Mists—the key to unlocking an Inhuman’s hidden potential and powers—are LETHAL to mutants, the X-MEN and INHUMANS have been locked in a cold war.
• But as the Terrigen seeps into the Earth and reaches an irreversible tipping point, the X-Men are spurred into action to ensure the future of their species!
• And for Jean Grey and Fantomex, this means taking out of commission the Inhumans’ deadliest weapon: Karnak!

X-Men ‘92 #10
Writers: Chris Sims & Chad Bowers
Art by: Alti Firmansyah & Cory Hamscher
Cover By: David Nakayama
• It’s an X-traordinary final issue!
• How will our favorite X-Men survive their biggest threat yet – Apocalypse?
• And will Scott Summers and Jean Grey make it back from the year 2099?
• This is one giant-size finale you don’t want to miss out on!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #13 Preview

Uncanny X-Men #13
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art & Cover by: Greg Land

The Story:
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…

In Stores: September 21, 2016

Civil War II: X-Men #4 Preview

Civil War II: X-Men #4
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Andrea Broccardo
Cover by: David Yardin

The Story:
• 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?

In Stores: September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

X-Position: Bowers & Sims Bring Apocalypse to X-Men '92

CBR: This week in X-POSITION, “X-Men ’92” writers Chad Bowers and Chris Sims answer your questions about everything from Apocalypse’s arrival to the X-Men of 2099 and more.

Can you tell us a bit more about this secret cabal of mutants who have been conspiring against the X-Men since Alpha Red? When will we learn about their full agenda?

Bowers: The Upstarts. They’re a ruthless group of rich and powerful young mutants brought together by the mysterious Gamesmaster who’s challenged them to destroy the X-Men. Their membership consists of Fabian Cortez, Shinobi Shaw, Trevor Fitzroy, and the Fenris Twins, Andrea and Andreas Von Strucker. They’re each utterly despicable in their own way — the antithesis of what it means to be an X-Man — and they’re hungry to find out who the Gamesmaster’s working for, and win the ultimate prize… despite not really knowing what the prize is. The sad truth is, they’d all probably be trying to kill the X-Men anyway. All the Gamesmaster’s done is just turn it into a competition.

Since you’re writing versions of the characters that are sent in the ’92niverse, is there potential for them to grow and change in unexpected ways? Are there any X-Men right now that you’re writing that you feel growing in a different direction than their 616 counterpart?

Bowers: Mixing in the Gen X kids with the pre-X-Statix cast opens a lot of doors for us to explore some different outcomes, sure. Dead Girl and Chamber seem to be hitting it off, and I can’t recall them ever having a scene together prior to “‘92.” And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Doop’s hair.

But all kidding aside, there’s some things coming up that we can only do in “‘92” and with the cast we’ve put together. Already, our team is a team that never existed in the core universe, and that’s just naturally changed the dynamic quite a bit. Bishop and Psylocke are maybe our two most changed X-Men, as their histories already differ quite a bit coming out of the mini-series. Neither have ever been an X-Man before, so we not only get to see them figuring things out in a way we never have before, but they also share an interpersonal connection we’ve never seen them have before, and that’s going to continue to grow over the course of the next couple issues.

Sims: We’ve gotten a lot of questions about Cable, too, after we revealed his all-new (or at least all-’92) origin story in #5. That one was really fun for us to put together, just throwing in all the weird future stuff that we could think of in the far off year of 3992. Clearly, “our” Cable — the guy who shows up in the miniseries leading X-Force and may just be coming back pretty soon – is a little bit different than the main-universe version. But don’t worry, he still has a metal arm, a glowing eye, and a truly gigantic laser gun.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #12 Spoilers

Spoilers: Months ago – Following the Secret Wars incursions, Magneto approaches Psylocke in the ruins of Genosha and asks her to be his partner in his endeavors to protect mutantkind. Eriks brings Archangel with him and tells Betsy she could help mutants and Warren at the same time; Betsy accepts.

Present – At the Hellfire Club, Magneto tells Betsy the Inner Circle are valuable allies. Black Tom Cassidy is the White Bishop, Briar Raleigh is the Black Bishop, Monet is the White Queen, Sebastian Shaw is the Black King, and Magneto is the White King. They hope Psylocke accepts to be their Black Queen. Erik explains that the Club’s agenda coincide with their own. The Hellfire Club’s spies have been digging up secrets of Someday Enterprises. Raleigh hands over a mutant’s brain matter used for cerebral encryption by Someday Enterprises. Later, Betsy finds out the piece of gray matter was used to deliver messages only a psychic could pick up. The X-Men, Black Tom and Hellfire Club goons head to Someday’s Research Station at the Atlantic Ocean. They are ambushed my mutants who were weaponized by Someday and are now used as puppets.

Months ago – At the Hellfire Club, Magneto welcomes Brian Raleigh and introduces her to his new inner circle: Shaw, Black Tom and Monet.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

X-Position: Bunn Reignites The Hellfire Club In Uncanny X-Men

CBR: This week in X-POSITION, “Uncanny X-Men,” “Civil War II: X-Men” and “Deadpool and the Mercs for Money” writers Cullen Bunn answers your questions about everything from Elixir’s future to Archangel’s past and everything in between.

After seeing the line up for the ANAD Hellfire Club, why did you choose Black Tom Cassidy as a member? He has not been relevant since Austen’s run on the “X-Men.”

Bunn: Originally, Black Tom and Juggernaut were going to be members of my Hellfire Club. For various reasons, I had to remove Juggernaut, but I’ve always liked Black Tom, so I left him in the mix. He’s a lot of fun to write, I’ve found. It was time to pull him out of mothballs.

Maybe I missed something while reading, but how did the drone Archangel come to be in the first place? When Archangel died in “Uncanny X-Force,” a blank slate Warren Worthington remained. How did we end up with Warren and the drone as two separate entities during the 8-month gap?

Bunn: At some point during the 8-month gap, Warren came to the conclusion that his wings were things of evil. After he hooked up with Akkaba, those wings were harvested to grow the Death Flight of Archangel clones. One of those “clones” escaped. This was the Archangel from the beginning of the series.

I have read before you were a huge Rachel Grey fan, a trait rarely found in X-writers these days. In just one issue you already shown you care and know a lot about the character. So my question is: What are your plans for Rachel Grey? Is she just a guest or is she going to stay in your book? And why did you choose to bring her now?

Bunn: It’s true that Rachel Grey is my favorite X-character. My original plan for the “Civil War II” book was to showcase a lot of mutant characters we haven’t seen much of, but that changed along the way. In the end, I had to cut back on the number of guest stars, but I kept Rachel in the role I had planned. You’ll have to see how “Civil War II: X-Men” ends to see if Rachel is sticking around or not. Whether she does or not, I consider her appearance in that book as a way of easing her back into continuity in a bigger way.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

X-Men '92 #6 Art

X-Men '92 #6 Spoilers

Spoilers: At the Peak, SWORD’s orbital HQ, Agent Brand witnesses a spacecraft entering Earth space, heading towards Westchester. Meanwhile, on Earth, Lila Cheney is performing at an outdoor festival, while the X-Men are tending to Lila’s security. Back at the mansion, Professor X explains to Jubilee and the students that they will remain at the mansion until he is sure they recovered from Alpha Red’s attack. Back to the festival, the spacecraft arrives and interrupts Lila’s concert. Fabian Cortez, who is backstage in disguise, contacts Gamesmaster and warns him of the unknown spacecraft. Lila reveals there’s a bounty hunter after her, who is revealed to be Death’s Head. The X-Men engage in a fight against him, until Agent Brand teleports and warns him that Lila had petitioned for asylum and should not be removed from Earth. While the X-Men, Brand and Death’s Head are distracted, Fabian Cortez sneaks upon Lila Cheney and overpowers her. With Lila’s powers out of control, she teleports the X-Men, Brand and Death’s Head to an unknown planet, inhabited by the Brood.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #12 Preview

Uncanny X-Men #12
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art & Cover by: Greg Land

The Story:
• 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...

In Stores: September 7, 2016