X-Men: Bland Design – The Power of Butte Love in Phoenix: Resurrection #3

Welcome back to X-Men: Bland Design, the column where we rip off Ed Piskor’s X-Men: Grand Design, except instead of recapping the good old issues of X-Men, we’ll recap the new ones that come out each week. This week, there are six X-issues on the stands, if you count The Despicable Deadpool as an X-book, […]

X-Men Gold Annual #1 cover by Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, and Chris Sotomayor

X-Men Gold Annual #1 Review: Visiting the Britain Family

Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, and Rachel Grey of the X-Men have been invited to visit Captain Britain and Meggan’s new baby. The five of them have a connection thanks to their Excalibur days, and the three X-Men are eager to see Brian and Meggan’s child. Meanwhile, Starhammer, an alien whose species was wiped out by the […]

Phoenix Resurrection Review

Phoenix Resurrection #1 Review: A Powerful, Quirky Start

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #1 from Marvel Comics and by Matthew Rosenberg and Leinil Francis Yu comes out in December. Just so you know, for this review I will be remaining spoiler free, so don’t expect to learn anything about the actual events of this book. But I will answer the question […]

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Brian Michael Bendis’s List Of All The People He Says Can Beat Batman

Now that the second-longest continuous writer at Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, everything he ever said anywhere on the internet about DC Comics is up for discussion. Including this great post on his Tumblr from earlier in the year, when asked about the comparative fighting abilities of Batman […]

Phoenix Variants

Marvel Unveils First 10 Of The Phoenix Variant Covers Coming In December

We mentioned there’d be a Phoenix variant cover scheme coming in December to tie in with the release of Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey (you know, the adult one), written by now Marvel Exclusive Matthew Rosenberg and with art by Leinil Francis Yu. Well, Marvel have decided to show off the first 10 […]

Matthew Rosenberg Goes Marvel Exclusive, Is Still Matty From The Block

Bleeding Cool was the first to break the news (hashtag #NYCC2017Speculation) that Matthew Rosenberg would be doing an X-book as part of Marvel Legacy. Bleeding Cool also broke the news that Rosenberg’s book would be called Phoenix Resurrection with Lenil Francis Yu, bringing Jean Grey back from the dead. Marvel officially confirmed Bleeding Cool’s scoop […]

Avengers Vs X-Men

Avengers Vs X-Men Are In The Marvel TL;DR Spotlight

Avengers vs X-Men or A vs X a the logo said, was Marvel’s big crossover even of 2012 written by Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker and Jonathan Hickman with art by John Romita Jr, Olivier Coipel, and Adam Kubert. It was a game changing event series in that part of the […]

Marvel Legacy Sneak Peek – Odin, Phoenix And The 1,000,000 BC Avengers

Marvel continues to push their Marvel Legacy initiative, an event that Executive Editor Tom Brevoort says, “No character, no franchise will be untouched by the game-changing events that play out across its pages.” Part of that includes introducing the 1,000,000 BC Avengers that include Odin, Iron Fist, Starbrand, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Agamotto and Black Panther […]

Jean Grey #3 Review: A Tighter, More Focused Story

I ragged on Jean Grey #2 pretty hard for its overload of guest stars, among whom were Rachel Summers, Hope Summers, Colossus, and Kid Omega. There were a lot, to say the least, and they seemed to overwhelm the narrative beyond any real reason. It reflected a self-consciousness; the story seemed afraid that its character […]

Diamond Select Brings MARVELOUS Ironheart And Phoenix Statues To SDCC

Look out SDCC. Diamond Select has been putting out an impressive amount of PVC statues as of late. This week, their Old Man Logan hits comic shops, they have Netflix series versions of Daredevil, Punisher, and Elektra on the way, and the complete Guardians of the Galaxy. From the paint jobs, sculpts, and price point, […]

Phoenix Comicon Rival To Install Metal Detectors At Its First Show Next Year

Outlaw Comicon, the wannabe rival to Phoenix Comicon, operating out of the same Phoenix Convention Center next year has seemingly taken advantage of the arrest at the show this year of a man who had evaded security, armed to the teeth, intending to murder a celebrity guest and as many police as he could. As […]

CON ERR: One Attendee’s View Of Phoenix Comicon

Donald Guillory writes, When conventions are announced, I usually wait in anticipation for the guest lineups and scheduled panels. Even if there are guests that I am not familiar with, it gives me the opportunity to learn more about other fandoms and possibly get interested in them myself. As this year’s Phoenix Comicon drew close, […]

The List Of Objects Banned At Phoenix Comicon – What To Do With Your Proton Packs Following up a report of a man arrested at Phoenix Comicon for carrying real weapons, with a subsequent ban on a number of cosplay items, the official ban list has now been increased and solidified. Phoenix Comicon director Matthew Solberg gives Bleeding Cool their new guidelines: Please arrive with plenty of time. Our enhanced security […]

Bill Willingham’s Lark’s Killer, Previewed At Phoenix Comicon For $20

Lark’s Killer by Bill Willingham and Mark Dos Santos is 1First Comics‘ big launch of 2017. The first brand new comic created by Willingham since Fables. And those at Phoenix Comicon can get a 33 page preview of what’s in store with the Lark’s Killer 2017 Phoenix Comicon preview for $20 at booths 647,746, AA1613. Those lucky […]

What’s Next For Avengers Academy – More Guardians, Inhumans And…X-Men?

So the current event (the fifth? Sixth? Of 2017) in mobile casual game Avengers Academy, Legends Assemble, is coming to an end this week, and for players who have managed to unlock Nick Fury, they got some hints at what is to come. In game, Pepper Potts discusses messages received at the Academy for Fury […]