For the past two weeks, Marvel’s bold X-Men event series has taken a pause from its truly bonkers acts of revelation to spend a little time in the future. This week it seems that interlude came to an end with an act of sacrifice to ensure that the very intriguing plans of Moira MacTaggert can truly begin in earnest. Advertisement This week’s Powers of X #3—by Jonathan Hickman, R.B. Silva, Adriano Di Benedetto, Marte Gracia, Clayton Cowles, and Tom Muller—is, much like last week’s issue, primarily concerned with plot rather than the wider existentialist themes of House of X and Powers ’ first issue. Stripped of the parallels between on display last week , Powers of X #3 has more time to focus on the suicide mission Apocalypse has planned for his remaining handful of misfit, chimeric mutants. Launching an assault on a Human-Machine ascendancy ritual, Rasputin and her team make a flashy distraction, so that Wolverine, Cypher, and … [Read more...] about A New Sacrifice Gives House and Powers of X’s Main Character a Fascinating New Mission
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As you may have heard, there are rumors going around that Marvel, pissed off at Fox Studios, will be canceling both its Fantastic Four and Ultimate Fantastic Four comics in order to deny support for Fox's upcoming FF movie. It's completely insane and totally implausible... and yet it might be true. Advertisement Bleeding Cool originated the rumor last week; yesterday, Comic Book Resources said they had confirmation that the FF and Ultimate FF comics would be taking a hiatus. So that much appears true. As for Bleeding Cool's assertion that this move was made in order to deny Fox's upcoming FF movie comic support, they published a note, supposedly to sketch card artists, that they could no longer do Fantastic Four characters or their main cast, including Doctor Doom, Galactus, and more. To be fair, the note looks somewhat less than official , but if true it does indicate a company-wide ban on the Fantastic Four. Long-time Marvel editor Tom … [Read more...] about Would Marvel Really Cancel Its Fantastic Four Comics To Hurt The Movie?
The Hellfire Gala is in full swing inside Marvel Comics' X-Men titles, and next week the investigators of X-Factor will make their grand, but in some ways, bittersweet entrance. "The last dance! At the Hellfire Gala, secrets will be revealed! Vengeance will be had," reads Marvel's description of X-Factor #10 . "And someone's number is up. You'll never guess whose." Check out this preview of X-Factor #10 by series writer Leah Williams and artist David Baldeon: Image 1 of 3 X-Factor #10 preview Image 2 of 3 Image 3 of 3 Why bittersweet? Well, X-Factor #10 is the end of the X-Factor ongoing series. But just like the mutant resurrection protocols they investigate in-story, X-Factor will bounce back quickly with a standalone limited series dealing with the fallout of the Hellfire Gala, titled The Trial of Magneto . From the sounds of Marvel's description of this issue, the 'crime' that the Trial of Magneto will necessitate could very well occur … [Read more...] about X-Factor go out in style with X-Factor #10, the series finale
Marvel's upcoming movies and TV shows promise a future that is wild — and massive. The return of Doctor Strange and Black Panther. The third adventures for Deadpool, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Guardians of the Galaxy. A fourth chapter for Thor (and the Asgardians of the Galaxy). Elsewhere, the old guard — Hulk, Hawkeye, Captain America, and Black Widow — will pass the torch. Some of them are still sticking around though: Loki, Nick Fury, and War Machine (it seems). Additionally, we have new heroes entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, Ironheart, and Blade. And even new superhero teams with Eternals, Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. The best news? This is all happening soon. In the span of 11 years from 2008 and 2019, Marvel Studios released 23 movies dubbed as the Infinity Saga. It all culminated in Avengers: Endgame , the biggest superhero movie of all time. And as it turns out, this was just Marvel warming up. We know about 28 … [Read more...] about Marvel Cinematic Universe Upcoming Movies and Series: Phase 4 and Beyond
So far, Jonathan Hickman’s bold re-envisioning of the X-Men’s place at Marvel Comics in House and Powers of X has been exactly that: bold. It has audaciously upturned everything we ever thought we knew about them, it has plunged into esoteric ideas . This week, it wanted to remind us it is still very, very much a series about fabulously silly people in S Advertisement That delectable paradox of it all is made more paradoxical by the fact that Powers of X #4—by Hickman, R.B. Silva, Adriano Di Benedetto, Marte Gracia, Clayton Cowles, and Tom Muller—is both perhaps the most gleefully, earnestly silly issue of the House / Powers duology so far and yet also one of its most important. Once again spread across myriad timelines—here specifically X⁰, the past as Moira X reveals herself to a younger Charles Xavier; bold plans are being made with the sinister Phalanx to ensure mutantkind’s ascension to a new plane of existence— Powers of X #4 … [Read more...] about Mr. Sinister’s High Camp Perfectly Cuts Through the Drama of Powers of X