Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Uncanny X-Men #1 Cover Gallery

Regular Cover by
Leinil Francis Yu
Variant Cover by
Jen Bartel
Variant Cover by
Jim Cheung

Variant Cover by
Cliff Chiang
Action Figure Party Variant by
John Christopher Tyler
Premiere Variant Cover by
Leinil Francis Yu

Hidden Gem Variant Cover by
Dave Cocrkum
Hidden Gem Variant Cover by
Joe Quesada
B&W Hidden Gem Variant Cover by
Joe Quesada

Variant Cover by
Marko Djurdjevic
Variant Cover by
Rob Liefeld
Wraparound Gatefold Variant Cover by David Marquez

Variant Cover by
Carlos Pacheco
Variant Cover by
Skottie Young
Blank Variant Cover

Variant Cover by
Scott Williams
Variant Cover by
David Finch
Virgin Variant Cover by
David Finch

LCSD 2018 Variant Cover by
Mike Deodato Jr.
Unknown Comic Books Variant Cover by
Jay Anacleto
Unknown Comic Books Virgin Variant Cover by Jay Anacleto

Exclusive Variant Cover by
Jeff Dekal
Exclusive Virgin Variant Cover by
Jeff Dekal
ComicSketchArt Variant Cover ‘A’ by
Mark Brooks

ComicSketchArt Variant Cover ‘B’ by
Mark Brooks
ComicSketchArt Variant Cover ‘C’ by
Mark Brooks
Exclusive Variant Cover ‘A’ by
J. Scott Campbell

Exclusive Variant Cover ‘B’ by
J. Scott Campbell
Exclusive Variant Cover ‘C’ by
J. Scott Campbell
Exclusive Variant Cover ‘D’ by
J. Scott Campbell

Exclusive Variant Cover ‘E’ by
J. Scott Campbell
Exclusive Variant Cover ‘F’ by
J. Scott Campbell

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Uncanny X-Men #1 Variant Cover by J. Scott Campbell

J. Scott Campbell's Cover D featuring Psylocke and Archangel, along with other 5 different covers, will go on sale this Saturday only at jscottcampbell.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Uncanny X-Men #1 Variant Cover by Mark Brooks

Mark Brooks has unveiled his Uncanny X-Men #1 Variant Covers A and B featuring old artwork. A 3rd completely different cover will be revealed tomorrow.

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, 10% of the sales will be donated to charity! All 3 covers go on sale Wednesday(10/24) at 7pm EST. In addition, upon buyring all 3 covers, you get a copy of Jeff Dekal’s Uncanny X-men #1 Variant for free!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Like a Butterfly Turns 10

We turned 10! Like a Butterfly was launched on October 21, 2008, exactly 10 years ago. Our main goal back then was to fill the void left by the great Betsy Braddock... Le Site, and to keep Psylocke fresh in people's minds and raise her profile as she was part of 'New Exiles' at the time and so far removed from the core X-Books. Since then, Betsy Braddock has made her comeback to the Marvel Universe and become one of the major players, starring in multiple 'X-Men' and 'X-Force' books. Now, ten years later, Psylocke is going to star in the new 'Uncanny X-Men' volume, and we'll be here to cover every step of the way. Thank you so much for all your support!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

'Uncanny X-Men' Weekly Relaunch Promises 'Punching, Complex Moral Dilemmas, Dinosaurs'

Newsarama: But before Uncanny X-Men #1 arrives on November 14, Kelly Thompson spoke to Newsarama about what readers can expect when Marvel's merry mutants' flagship title returns, breaking down the process of creating a weekly series, getting in depth about the cast of characters that will appear, and even addressing the elephant in the room - Scott Summers.

Newsarama: Kelly, you’ve got a growing name as an X-Men writer. How did the opportunity to help relaunch Uncanny X-Men come about?

Kelly Thompson: Well, you probably would have to ask the editors what made them bring me on, but I like to think it was because they could tell I was a huge X-Men geek in literally every conversation and email as well as Rogue & Gambit mini-series scripts.

Nrama: Uncanny X-Men is coming back with a weekly story – in broad strokes, what can fans expect from this relaunch?

Thompson: Well, it’s Uncanny X-Men, so you gotta go big. Big Uncanny X-Men relaunch is not a “quiet story.” So fans can expect a lot of classic players on the board, a lot of high-stakes plot, a lot of punching, a lot of complex moral dilemmas as the X-Men are known for, and of course… dinosaurs.

Nrama: The announcement of the Uncanny X-Men creative team came with a huge teaser featuring 50+ X-Men characters – and we know there will be even more in the story. Which characters from that huge cast have you been most surprised by? Are there any of your favorites you can talk about?

Thompson: The book does bring in a huge cast, but we obviously won’t be focusing on all 50+ of those characters…otherwise everyone would get a couple panels annnnnd there would be no actual story. I’ve enjoyed writing Jean and Bobby a lot. I haven’t gotten a ton of time with Storm but I love her. Armor has long been a favorite character of mine – that I have been trying to write in a some capacity going all the way back to 2015! – so I am relishing a chance to get to write her for more than a panel or two. I’m also loving the chance to write Laura (X-23) again. I finally got to have Laura eat orange slices off her claws…and what is more important than that? Clearly that is the beating heart of this event.

Nrama: Is there a “core roster” for the X-Men in this series, so to speak?

Thompson: Pretty early on the narrative has three teams being created to deal with various threats - and also to save our artists from killing themselves (or us) you try to look them in the eye when you put 20 characters on a page, it does not go well! Those teams are made up with some of the classic characters featured on the covers that have been released: Jean, Storm, Multiple Man, Beast, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Bishop, X-23, Jubilee, Iceman, Cannonball and a few others we haven’t seen (cough Northstar and Polaris cough). Armor, along with a few of the other younger X-Men – Pixie, Glob, and Rockslide - have pretty juicy roles.

Nrama: You’re also writing Mr. and Mrs. X, featuring Gambit and Rogue. Are we going to see the newlyweds’ adventures touch Uncanny X-Men?

Thompson: No, Mr. & Mrs. X doesn’t tie into Uncanny X-Men, which is a deliberate choice we made. Editor Darren Shan and I both felt like the book was way too young to get drawn in to such a big event story. It would have gotten lost and so would Rogue and Gambit’s individual stories which we’re really excited to tell.

Nrama: What’s the dynamic like working with Matt Rosenberg and Ed Brisson? How did you work out the weekly story routine?

Thompson: Ed and Matt are two of my best friends in comics. After this experience they are now two of my biggest enemies in comics. Uh, no, it’s been pretty great. We figured out the overall story together, including a couple intense days trapped in a conference room together at Marvel and then it’s been a million DMs and emails and Slacks. We take turns doing issue outlines and then we divvy up pages – so we’re each writing in every issue. I mean, they definitely hate me now, but otherwise it’s been great!

Nrama: In an environment where you’re working with two other writers, how do you get your specific voice across? Are you each handling specific storylines?

Thompson: Well, I think the goal here is for all of us to smooth out the edges of our respective voices so that the book and characters feel as seamless as possible. But it’s tough to thread that needle between smoothing that out and not sawing off all the edges that make things interesting. Hopefully we’ve found that balance.

Nrama: Along with two other writers, you’ve got multiple artists in R.B. Silva, Mirko Colak, Mark Bagley, Mahmud Asrar, Yildiray Cinar, and Pere Peréz. Do you, Ed, and Kelly tailor the story of each issue to the artist drawing it?

Thompson: You have to write so far ahead on something like this that we were several issues in before the other artists were assigned. And with a story like this – with a complex plot that has a lot of moving parts – it’s a bit harder to try to write to a specific artist’s strengths. I will say that these guys are killing it - some of the best work of their careers. Really incredible stuff. And in some cases we have asked for stuff that is really tough.

Nrama: I have to ask you about Cyclops. Will he be a part of Uncanny?

Thompson: Do you…want me to be killed? I feel like with this question you’re telling me you want me to be killed.

But seriously, January’s Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 is all about Cyclops.

Nrama: In 2018, what do you think is the driving force of the X-Men, as a team and as a concept?

Thompson: The X-Men have always been powerful allegories and insightful reflections of the real world. Their heart, and ironically, “humanity” has always been something that sets them apart. They’re also the best ever “misfits that form their own family” which is one of my personal favorite themes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

X-Solicits for January 2019

Uncanny X-Men #8-#10
Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson & Matthew Rosenberg (W)
Covers by: Guiseppe Camuncoli
Issue #8 Penciled by: R.B. Silva
Issue #9 Penciled by: Yildiray Cinar
Issue #10 Penciled by: Pere Perez
Issue #8 – Conan Versus Marvel Villains Variant Cover by: TBA
Issue #8 – Guardians of The Galaxy Variant Cover by: TBA
Issue #8 – Action Figure Variant Cover by: John Tyler Christopher
Issue #9 – Action Figure Variant Cover by: John Tyler Christopher
Issue #10 – Variant Cover by: Ron Lim
Issue #10 – Variant Cover by: David Finch
Issue #10 – Action Figure Variant Cover by: John Tyler Christopher
From the Age of Apocalypse to the end of the X-Men…and the dawn of the Age of X-Man???

Uncanny X-Men Annual #1
Ed Brisson (W) • Carlos Gomez (A)
Cover by: Salvador Larocca
Variant Cover by: Eduard Petrovich

Age of X-Man Alpha #1
Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler (W) • Ramon Rosanas (A)
Cover by: Phil Noto
Variant Cover by: Rahzzah
Variant Cover by: David Nakayama
Hidden Gem Variant Cover by: George Perez
Virgin Hidden Gem Variant Cover by: George Perez
Blank Variant Cover Also Available
The Age of X-Man dawns…
And the X-Men cannot stop it.

Return of Wolverine #5 (Of 5)
Charles Soule (W) • Steve Mcniven (A/C)
Variant Cover by: Adi Granov
Variant Cover by: Adam Kubert
Now that Logan has risen…how far can he fall?