Why Jonathan Hickman Demanded Marvel Cancel the X-Men Line and Relaunch

Why Jonathan Hickman Demanded Marvel Cancel and Relaunch the X-Men

Earlier today, we learned the not-so-shocking news that Jonathan Hickman’s upcoming House of X and Powers of X mini-series would lead into a full line-wide relaunch of the X-Men, with Hickman writing the flagship X-Men title after that. As to why it was “not-so-shocking,” well, first of all we already noticed that it looked like […]

C.B. Cebulski Teases Big X-Men Announcement... Is It Another Relaunch?

Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men Will Kick Off a Line-Wide X-Men Relaunch

Jonathan Hickman has confirmed that his upcoming X-Men comics, House of X and Powers of X, will be the start of a line-wide X-Men relaunch, with Hickman writing the main ongoing X-Men title. Hickman made the comments in an interview on At the conclusion of our 12 weeks of HOX and POX, we’ll be […]

The People’s Mixed Reactions To DC ‘Rebirth’

Yesterday we ran a number of rumours regarding an upcoming DC Comics relaunch in June. By the middle of the day, it had a name. Rebirth. We’re hearing it’s a relaunch rather than a reboot – though to expect a little retconning as recently seen in Superman: Lois And Clark and Titans Hunt… So how […]

Siya Oum Begins Her Marvel Female Portraits For Phantom Variant Covers (UPDATE)

The Phantom Comics group of shared retailer exclusive variant covers have the All-New All-Different Marvel relaunch in their sights, with a series of portrait covers by rising star Siya Oum. They all feature Marvel heroines, and the back cover will be feature the same image without trade dress. I understand that Larry Doherty is looking for stores in states or […]

G Willow Wilson ‘Supposed To Say Jumping On Point. Not Reboot’ For Marvel

Marvel writer G Willow Wilson tweeted earlier today, regarding the return of Ms. Marvel after the Secret Wars event. Last issue of MS MARVEL: CRUSHED is out this week…next up, SECRET WARS! — G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) May 11, 2015 @rpricecomicart Last before the big Marvel U event starting this month. Then every Marvel […]

Scoop, Rumour And Wrong Of The Year – The 14th Annual Rumour Awards

Rumour Of The Year it may never be officially approved. But you know it’s true. Or at least it should be true. This year we told you that the planned Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot was set in the nineteen twenties, with sequels to take the story to World War II and then to the […]

Will Secret Wars Really See A Marvel Relaunch?

So the prevailing theory is that a whole bunch of Marvel comics are going to be cancelled as part of the Secret Wars event, and replaced by other books in the interim, just as happened with the Age Of Apocalypse event. So Uncanny X-Men would be replaced by an Age Of Apocalypse, New X-Men replaced […]

Lying In The Gutters – 15th December 2015 – A Brand New Look

The crossover we are all waiting for… Everyone seems to be doing relaunches and reboots right now. It must be catching. But this is what you have been reading this week… Top Twenty Traffic Of The Week How Today’s Axis #7 Will Retcon Scarlet Witch And Quicksilver Forever Will Skye Be Revealed As Daisy Johnson […]

The War Of Attrition In Comic Book Relaunches

In July, DC Comics will be relaunching Teen Titans and Suicide Squad, with Nightwing relaunched as Grayson. We’ve recently described this as All New DC Now, after Marvel’s All New Marvel NOW, the second wave of relaunching comic books in recent years, with Fantastic Four and Wolverine as the comics that got relaunched twice. So how […]

More Free ComiXology Comics – And A Hundred For Ten Bucks

Some have now expired, but there are new ones and more to pick up on the way. And to be redeemed right here, as long as you’ve reset your password. As well as the list from yesterday SXFABLES – DC’s Fables #1 for Free SXTHINKTANK – Top Cow’s Think Tank, issues 1-6 for Free SXMANOWAR […]

Could This Be The Return Of X-Factor? (Spoilers)

In today’s X-Factor, we see Lorna at a rather down moment in her life, and returning member Pietro trying to pick up the pieces. It doesn;t exactly work. Part Four of the six-part The End OF X-Factor, the arc concludes with the cancellation of the book. Or does it? We’ve speculated and reported rumour that […]

Numbercrunching The DC New 52 Year-On-Year

There are some who have taking last month’s comic book sales numbers, compared them to last year’s September numbers, and have declared as a result that the New 52 is a failure, because DC Comics sold fewer copies and had a smaller market share. This strikes me as wrong in so many ways, and here […]