Thursday, May 31, 2018

Astonishing X-Men #12 Preview

Astonishing X-Men #12
Writer: Charles Soule
Art by: Gerardo Sandoval
Cover by: Greg Land & Edgar Delgado

The Story:
The final countdown for... a Man Called X!
It’s Xavier and Psylocke versus Proteus! In a battle for reality itself, which of these super-powered psychics will win? And when the dust settles, what’s next for the Astonishing X-men?

In Stores: June 6, 2018


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Jim Zub & Jordan D. White Talk "Mystery in Madripoor"

Q: In Mystery in Madripoor #1, Viper says "after nearly draining our guest dry, Sapphire is still quite hungry". Is this "guest" someone we should keep an eye on?

Jim Zub: Absolutely. You’ll see who that is in issue #2. :)

Jim Zub on Mystery in Madripoor #4: “Retailers will not order enough copies of Mystery In Madripoor #4 and will be left scrambling after release when [REDACTED] happens.”

Jordan D. White on Mystery in Madripoor: “With this series shining a spotlight on the ladies of the X-Men it probably won’t shock you to learn that it will have a huge impact on the X-Men at-large... but it will shock you what that impact is! Jim Zub is doing something I’ve been hoping for for a long time...”

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #1 Art

Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #1 Spoilers

Spoilers: Kitty Pryde suspects Magneto has stolen Wolverine’s body and brings together a team of Psylocke, Storm, Rogue, Jubilee and Domino to investigate him in Madripoor. Betsy notices Rogue has been close to Magneto, and that he’s managed to survive their last encounter so there’s a lot at stake. Domino offered to help but Kitty’s not willing to share details with her. Kitty asks Betsy to mindwipe Domino if things get out of hand. Psylocke is not comfortable, but Kitty doesn’t care. In Madripoor, the ladies are welcomed by Magneto himself, who assures them he has nothing to hide. Erik sets up at meeting at the King’s Impresario Restaurant at 10pm. The villain Mindblast is watching them from afar and informs her master that the X-Men have arrived.

The X-Ladies head to the Princess Bar, which was once frequented by Patch/Wolverine. Kitty informs the bartender they’re Patch’s friend. The bartender brings them to Patch’s secret room, where Logan has kept souvenirs and memories. Storm comes across an amulet she had gifted Logan after they joined the X-Men. Rogue finds an old letter from Carol Danvers. In the letter, Carol tells Logan how she disapproves of the Professor accepting Rogue at the school, feeling betrayed. Rogue cries. Psylocke remembers that during one sparring session, Logan told her he doesn’t care about the afterlife and will just live his life the same way he has ever lived. Kitty tells the ladies to get dressed and they prepare to meet Magneto.

At the King’s Impresario Restaurant, Magneto has set a table for them. Psylocke realizes it’s a trap and that “Magneto” was never there to begin with. The psychic Mindblast was pretending to be him all along. Mindblast knocks out Storm first. The X-Men are welcomed by Viper and her Femme Fatales: Knockout, Bloodlust and Snake Whip (Whiplash). Knockout takes Rogue by surprise. Bloodlust targets Domino. Snake Whip captures Jubilee. When Psylocke is about to attack Mindblast, she is ambushed by Sapphire Styx, who drains her lifeforce. Kitty Pryde phases and manages to rescue Domino and Jubilee, fleeing the scene. Alas, Viper and the Femme Fatales have captured Storm, Psylocke and Rogue.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

X-Solicits for August 2018

Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor #4 (of 4)
Jim Zub (W) • Thony Silas (A)
Cover by: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Variant Cover by: Chris Bachalo
One of The X-Men Is Changed Forever!
• Past and present clash in final battle on an island of secrets and sin!
• What darkness lies within Sapphire Styx?
• Can a ghost from the past save Psylocke from oblivion?

Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends #1
Charles Soule (W) • Ramon Rosanas (A)
Cover by: Marco Checchetto
Variant Cover by: Dale Keown
Variant Cover by: Olivier Coipel
Return of The Fantastic Four Variant Cover by: Steve Mcniven
The Hunt Is Over.
• The hunt for Wolverine is over… Now the time has come to put the pieces together and see what was learned.
• Kitty Pryde, Daredevil, Tony Stark and Sabretooth may have found what they were looking for…but it wasn’t what they expected.
• Where has Wolverine been? What has he been doing? And how does it lead into next month’s Wolverine #1?

Astonishing X-Men #14
Matthew Rosenberg (W) • Greg Land (A/C)
Return of The Fantastic Four Variant Cover by: Adam Kubert
• Welcome back to the X-Men stage, the incomparable… the amazing… the uncanny… Dazzler!
• The Reavers are hunting random mutants, so Havok and Beast must save a former X-Man.
• But these Reavers aren’t completely as they seem!

Astonishing X-Men Annual #1
Matthew Rosenberg (W) • Travel Foreman (A)
Cover by: Rod Reis
Variant Cover by: Khary Randolph
• Jean Grey and the original X-Men reunite! Following her resurrection, Jean Grey can no longer make sense of her life since becoming an X-Man. Who better to relate to this than Hank McCoy, Warren Worthington III and Bobby Drake? But this reunion will prove bittersweet when they’re joined by an unexpected guest…the former Professor Charles Xavier, X! Why has X revealed himself to his former students? And what strange mission does he want to send them on?

X-Men Red #7
Tom Taylor (W) • Carmen Carnero (A)
Cover by: Jenny Frison
Headshot Varaint Cover by: Travis Charest
Return of The Fantastic Four Variant Cover by: David Marquez
• Attack on Atlantis!
• One of the X-Men’s greatest foes comes calling on the undersea kingdom, determined to bring about their end!

X-Men Blue #33
Cullen Bunn (W) • Marcus To (A)
Cover by: R.B. Silva
• To escape his present, Magneto travels to the future!
• But even 20 years later, there will always be X-Men…

X-Men Blue #34
Cullen Bunn (W) • Marcus To (A)
Cover by: R.B. Silva
• Time-traveling Magneto must team up with the future counterpart X-Men in order to save mutantkind from extinction.
• But in order to do so, will Magneto submit to his darker instincts?
• Don’t miss a major turning point for the Master of Magnetism!

X-Men Gold #33
Marc Guggenheim (W) • Michele Bandini (A)
Cover by: Phil Noto
• Storm returns to the Kenyan village that once worshipped her as a goddess!
• But now, with her Stormcaster hammer, it’s true…isn’t it?
• The truth about Storm’s Asgardian hammer is revealed here!

X-Men Gold #34
Marc Guggenheim (W) • Michele Bandini (A)
Cover by: Phil Noto
• Storm must battle a mysterious figure from her past!
• But with the true nature of Stormcaster revealed, can Storm trust her powers anymore?

X-Men Gold Annual #2
Seanan Mcguire (W) • Marco Failla (A)
Cover by: Djibril Morissette-Phan
Variant Cover by: Ema Lupacchino
• Your favorite X-Man Kitty Pryde just made the biggest decision of her tumultuous romantic life, but what set her on that course? Before Peter, Peter, or…Peter, there was Kitty’s FIRST kiss! Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writer Seanan McGuire (InCryptid, October Daye, Wayward Children series) and artist Marco Failla (MS. Marvel, All-New Wolverine, Harley Quinn) reveal the secrets of young Kitty’s summer at Camp Maplebrook in a story with more teen mutant angst and camp hijinks than can be contained in a regular-sized issue! Kitty’s kept this tale to herself for years – be the first to find out why!

Weapon X #22
Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente (W) • Yildiray Cinar (A)
Cover by: Rahzzah
A Fresh Start for Weapon X!
• They were hunters who became the hunted… They were enemies forced to become allies… They were a ticking time bomb that had no choice but to fall apart… Out of the ashes of Team Weapon X, a new crew is borne! Sabretooth is putting together a team that is willing to do what other X-Men won’t, willing to wade into blood and filth to protect mutantkind! But who will make the cut? Don’t miss the debut of Weapon X-Force!

X-Classified #2
Classified (W)  • Classified (A)
Cover by: Classified
Variant Cover by: Classified
All Will Be Revealed in June!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor #1 Preview

Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #1 (of 4)
Jim Zub (W) • Thony Silas (A)
Cover by: Greg Land
Variant Cover by: Chris Bachalo
Connecting Where’s Wolverine Variant Cover by: Todd Nauck (4 of 4)

The Story:
What mayhem has the return of the mutant with metal claws caused in Madripoor? When Wolverine’s former alter-ego Patch is sighted on the streets of Madripoor, the infamous island of ill-repute, Kitty Pryde pulls together a group of Logan’s closest friends to try and find him: Storm, Rogue, Psylocke, Domino, and Jubilee. What they discover is a twisted cabal of crime and dark mysteries that will take these X-Men from the depths of Lowtown to the stars circling overhead in the Hunt For Wolverine.

In Stores: May 23, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Domino #2 Spoilers & Art

Psylocke and the X-Men face the villain Topaz and her elderly employer at Domino's surprise party.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Jim Zub Talks 'Mystery In Madripoor'

Q: How much of the overall meta-story do I need to know to read this title?

Jim Zub: I worked hard to make 'Mystery In Madripoor' a complete story on its own. Betsy narrates issue #1 and tells you who everyone is and their mission. Captions fill you in on names/powers. Reading the 'Hunt For Wolverine' one-shot obviously helps, but that should be all you need.

Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor #1 arrives May 23rd!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Astonishing X-Men #11 Art

Astonishing X-Men #11 Spoilers

Spoilers: Proteus’ garden – a gestalt of confused and twisted mindscapes – grows in Fetters Hills. It soon spreads to other parts of the world. Psylocke takes command and orders the X-Men to attack. First, Archangel and Old Man Logan as metal is Proteus’ only weakness. Psylocke and X sense other reality seeds sprouting everywhere and leave the battle to save the rest of the world. Proteus is weakened and attacks the X-Men before fleeing. Warren catches up to him and shoots more metal feathers. The enraged Proteus fires back and disintegrates Archangel’s wings. Mystique poses as Moira to get close to Proteus but it’s no use. Proteus attacks both Mystique and Old Man Logan, but he is too hungry and weak now. Gambit tricks Proteus so that Rogue surprises him from behind. Proteus tries to eat Rogue, but Bishop arrives and absorbs Proteus, projecting his energy into the air, seemingly killing him. 

Meanwhile, Psylocke orders X to give his psychic strength to her as she plans to burn out the reality seeds. They try to suppress the reality seed in Tokyo but it’s not enough. X suggests Betsy tap into the network of psychics the Shadow King was trying to access earlier to escape the Astral Plane. Psylocke agrees. Their plan works and X notices that with this much power they could do anything. Psylocke knows something is off. Betsy is astonished when X’s body is torn in half and the Shadow King emerges victorious as this was his plan all along.