Thursday, September 28, 2017

Astonishing X-Men #4 Preview

Astonishing X-Men #4
Writer: Charles Soule
Cover & Art by: Carlos Pacheco

The Story:
A monster is loose in London and his name is Logan! Psylocke, Bishop and Angel are all that stand between a mind-poisoned Logan and a mountain of corpses. Rogue and Gambit consider their options. Fantomex and Mystique get the party started. And somewhere, the Shadow King laughs and laughs…

In Stores: October 4, 2017

Marvel Heroes Omega: Age of Apocalypse is Live

New Content Pits the Entire Marvel Universe Against New Original Horsemen Forms for Jean Grey, Storm, Psylocke and Magik; Also Introduces Omega Trial, Omega Difficulty and Omega Items!

A new Age of Apocalypse is dangerously imminent in our Age of Apocalypse Event! Enlisted by Clan Akkaba to resurrect Apocalypse, Mister Sinister has cloned four powerful X-Men to serve as the deadliest Four Horsemen the world has ever faced: Jean Grey (Death), Storm (Pestilence), Psylocke (War) and Magik (Famine). This “Apocalypse Awakens” content will challenge even the most seasoned Marvel Heroes Omega player.

These new costumes for Jean Grey, Storm, Psylocke, and Magik are also now available alongside Omega Prestige versions of each Hero! Players can unlock these ultra-rare costumes through the new Apocalypse Loot Box, or together with all four new Omega Prestige Heroes in our Age of Apocalypse Event Omega Pack. Purchase this pack from the PlayStation Store or Xbox Marketplace today!

This latest patch also introduces a brand new difficulty level complete with a brand new tier of gear! Players can now unlock an Omega Trial from the Waypoint menu upon successfully completing the Cosmic Trial. Once unlocked, players can access the new Omega Difficulty, which offers an even greater challenge with even greater rewards. Omega Difficulty offers improved XP, credit drops, currency rewards, and S.H.I.E.L.D. Supply points compared to Cosmic Difficulty. In addition, Omega difficulty is the only difficulty in which you can earn our new Omega Item sets!

For more details, check out the full Patch Notes!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Olivia Munn Talks ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

Collider: Are you currently working on X-Men: Dark Phoenix?

Olivia Munn: I don’t know what I’m supposed to say. I’m supposed to be vague. That’s my answer. I’m horrible at that. It’s like a two parter, this movie. That’s more than I’ve said, in general. I don’t know why people have to be so secretive.

What’s it been like to work with Simon Kinberg, who’s been with the franchise as a producer, but is making his directorial debut with this film?

Munn: I love Simon Kinberg. He’s such a visionary. We’re all so close. Anytime that you’re working on a project where everyone hangs out and they’re close, it’s a breeding ground for great content and a great experience. I think Simon is gonna kill it. He’s gonna do such a fantastic job with it. When I came on, he pitched me to be Psylocke, and I didn’t know him until I worked on that movie, but you see how everyone is friends and they hang out. It’s really cool! I just filmed a role in Josh Duhamel’s movie (The Buddy Games), up in Canada. He wrote, directed and is starring in it, and it’s the first film he directed and wrote. He got a bunch of his guy friends to be in the movie, and it was one of the most fun experiences. I’ve never worked on something where it’s another actor’s passion project. It’s interesting ‘cause you see how, when the director is also the writer and it’s a passion project, everybody steps up. You always try to do your best, in general, but there was a different energy. Those guys – Nick Swardson, Dax Shepard, James Roday, Dan Bakkedahl and Kevin Dillon – had me laughing the entire time. I only filmed for five days, but it was so much fun and they were so funny. Nick Swardson is one of the funniest human beings. Working with Simon, as a director, has that similar thing. It makes it more fun because everyone just steps up, a little bit more.

If you were a part of your own secret ninja group of warriors that save the day, what would you want your power or ability to be and what would your own personal mech look like?

Munn: I know it’s crazy, but I would take on Psylocke’s powers, to be able to create anything with your mind. That’s why Psylocke was always one of my favorite X-Men characters. The fact that she could create anything with her mind, but she still chooses to fight, she wants the challenge. That and/or the ability to control time. If you could control time, you’re good. And if you have the power to create anything with your mind, you could keep creating different mechs.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

#tbt: X-Men #38

#tbt: X-Men #38 – In the psychic plane, Psylocke is about to confront Jean Grey. Jean reminds her that this exercise is designed to help her refine her telepathic abilities.  Betsy offers a very belated apology for flirting with Cayclops, although she was certainly influenced by Kwannon’s more sensuous presence in her mind, the truth is, it was she who found Scott to be very attractive. Written by Fabian Nicieza and art by Andy Kubert. Read full summary here.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

X-Solicits for December 2017

Astonishing X-Men #6
Charles Soule (W) • Mike Del Mundo (A/C)
Phoenix Variant Cover by: Kris Anka
• Life of X Conclusion!
• We are trapped in the Shadow King’s web. All strands have led here. We have seen sacrifice, battle, manipulation, lies and the darkest truths. Now, at last, Charles Xavier and his X-Men will save one world and lose another.

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #1
Matthew Rosenberg (W) • Leinil Yu (A/C)
Variant Cover by: Artgerm
Variant Cover by: Arthur Adams
Trading Card Variant Cover by: John Tyler Christopher
Jean Grey Variant Cover by: Francesco Mattina
Remastered Variant Cover by: John Byrne
B&W Rematered Variant Cover by: John Byrne
Variant Cover by: TBA
Young Variant Cover by: Skottie Young
Green Costume Variant Cover by: Leinil Yu
• The Return of Jean Grey Part 1
• She will return, like a Phoenix from the ashes. Years ago, Jean Grey died and the X-Men mourned her. Since then, the world has changed, her teammates have lived without her and died without her. And now, when strange events start happening all over the world, those teammates can only come to one conclusion – the one true Jean Grey is back!

X-Men Blue #17
Cullen Bunn (W) • R.B. Silva (A)
Cover by: Arthur Adams
• Cross-Time Capers Part 2
• Lost in time, Jean Grey and her team of X-Men must survive long enough to fix what is wrong with the timestream…which isn’t easy with the teens stranded in the not-too-far future. If only there were a similar group of mutant heroes to help them out. Oh, wait! There totally is! Guest-starring X-Men 2099!

X-Men Blue #18
Cullen Bunn (W) • R.B. Silva (A)
Cover by: Arthur Adams
• Cross-Time Capers Part 3
• Nothing that Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Jimmy Hudson, Iceman, Bloodstorm or Beast have done has cured the timestream, causing bits and pieces of history to blink out of existence. Luckily, the original Generation X crew is here to help! Or fight? Guess we’ll find out! Guest-starring Chamber, Jubilee, Husk, Monet, and so many others that we can’t fit them into one solicit!

X-Men Gold #17
Marc Guggenheim (W) • Ken Lashley (A/C)
• The Dartayus Odyssey Part 2
• After alien invaders attack Manhattan, the X-Men must take the fight to the Negative Zone! But what does the mysterious Kologoth have planned next?

X-Men Gold #18
Marc Guggenheim (W) • Ken Lashley (A/C)
• The Dartayus Odyssey Part 3
• Trapped! The X-Men’s resident fuzzy blue elf Nightcrawler is a prisoner to the Dartayan Empire, and Rachel Grey may never see her new beau ever again!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hasbro to Release Psylocke 6'' Figure

At HasCon their inaugural convention, Hasbro announced the lineup for the Marvel Legends 2018 X-Men series, which will include Tiger Stripe Wolverine, Mohawk Storm, and the first single-packed Hasbro Psylocke 6″ figure ever.

The new 2018 Marvel Legends Psylocke will be an all new mold, and will include a psychic knife, a sword, and a butterfly effect piece (which wasn’t displayed with the figure, but mentioned by Hasbro team).

This series of X-Men Marvel Legends figures should be up for order online in winter/spring 2018.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Astonishing X-Men #3 Art

Astonishing X-Men #3 Spoilers

Spoilers: In London, Psylocke maintains the psychic link that allows the X-Men to remain in the Astral Plane, while Angel and Bishop stand guard. They notice that Beast was really Mystique all along, but are soon interrupted by the British military who demands their surrender. Warren tries to explain everything to the authorities but is subdued instead. He controls his anger as not to become Archangel and manages to justify the X-Men’s actions in London.

Meanwhile, in the Astral Plane, Logan finds himself alone after walking through one of the doors. Much to the Shadow King’s dismay, Wolverine understands the Astral Plane and decides to ignore every obstacle Farouk has put in his way. Xavier creates an illusion to fool the Shadow King, and decides to have a private talk with Logan. While Wolverine doesn’t trust him to be real, Xavier tells him the X-Men’s plans won’t work. Xavier battles Logan and contains him, saying he has many uses. The Shadow King is convinced Logan fell for his traps and declares himself the winner of this round, oblivious to the fact Xavier has hidden Logan.

Back in London, Superintendent Blake with the Ministry of Defense reaches the X-Men and demands an explanation from Psylocke, but he is soon killed by Wolverine who has woken up in the real world possessed by The Shadow King.