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X-Men: Days of Future Past Roundup

Posted by James Hunt at 08:52 on 28 May 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past Roundup
As you may know, there's an X-Men movie out. We haven't written much about it here yet, but we have put a few pieces online elsewhere that might catch your attention.

11 Questions About DOFP Answered - James goes extra-nerdy on all the continuity questions he had after watching Days of Future Past.

Explaining the Days of Future Past Post-Credits Scene - Who WAS that guy with blue lips? And what was he doing to that pyramid? James speculates on who it was and what it means for the franchise.

Simon Kinberg Interview - James interviews the screenwriter to find out how he felt about adapting Days of Future Past, working with continuity and the future of new characters introduced in the movie.

And if that's not enough, stick around and we'll soon have up a post where Seb and I debate the finer points of the film. He liked it a lot, I wasn't a massive fan. Oh, the drama that results.

Comixology Sale Picks: Marvel NOW! X-Men

Posted by James Hunt at 09:07 on 23 May 2014
Comixology Sale Picks: Marvel NOW! X-Men
There's a movie to promote, so it's all X-Men, all the time at Comixology! The latest sale covers a bunch of fairly recent releases, specifically the Marvel NOW X-titles from the end of 2012. You can get the first couple of trades of most of them in the sale. So here's our guide to which you should get.

Film Strips: X-Men - The Movie Adaptation (2000)

Posted by James Hunt at 11:07 on 22 May 2014
Film Strips: X-Men - The Movie Adaptation (2000)
Marvel's relationship with the X-Men movies has always been a little strained. It's something that goes right back to the beginning of the franchise. Indeed, Bob Harras' failure to turn the release of X-Men into an excuse to sell X-Men comics is often cited as one of the factors in his removal as Marvel EIC mere weeks after the film came out.

As it was, their sole attempt to synergise their line involved a logo change on the core books that lasted 2 months, and a handful of movieverse tie-ins. The idea of X-Men movieverse comics seems alien now, but back then it was a thing that definitely happened. Here we present a look at what is perhaps the most visible of those: X-Men: The Movie, The Official Comic Book Adaptation. Or as I like to call it, X-Men: The Movie, The Official Comic Book Adaptation of the Official Comic Book Movie: The X-Men or XTMTOCBAOCBMTX for short.

Comixology Sale Picks: Uncanny X-Men (Claremont/Byrne)

Posted by James Hunt at 10:39 on 16 May 2014
Comixology Sale Picks: Uncanny X-Men (Claremont/Byrne)
The forthcoming release of X-Men uber-sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past provides the ideal opportunity for Comixology to throw as much X-Men as possible into their sales. And when you consider that this is a franchise that was THE superhero industry juggernaut for a decade or two, that's means there's probably a lot of good stuff about to come up. Today only: Uncanny X-Men, by Claremont and Byrne.

Comixology Sale Picks: Jason Aaron

Posted by James Hunt at 09:19 on 05 May 2014
Comixology Sale Picks: Jason Aaron
In anticipation (presumably) of his first big Marvel event, Original Sin, today's Marvel Monday is a Jason Aaron sale (although it sadly misses out most of his recent X-Men work, which is great). As with Slott, there's nothing here that's actively bad, so treat this list as us steering you towards the best stuff rather than warn...

New trailer for X-Men: Days of Future AWESOME

Posted by Seb Patrick at 17:46 on 16 Apr 2014


Your correspondent is now feeling slightly more smug about his long-held assertion that this is going to be one of the best superhero movies ever. Are any of the rest of you with me yet?

Review: All-New Doop #1

Posted by Seb Patrick at 12:05 on 11 Apr 2014
All-New Doop #1
You'd be hard-pressed to find even the most ardent of X-Statix fans who would claim that the world really needed a new Peter Milligan-penned Doop solo series in the year 2014. Yet sometimes, in comics, the most brilliant things can come out of the most WTF conceits: and so it proves with All-New Doop, which turns out to be something really rather magical.