Hope Summers Returns......

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Press Release

Cable has fallen, and the events of Extermination have left a hole in the X-Men family. What comes next??

In the wake of Cable’s death, his adopted daughter Hope Summers is attempting to deal with her loss – but a dark and terrifying path beckons her, and the X-Men’s own Jean Grey may be her only hope for survival!

This December, CABLE creative team Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler re-team for a special one-shot to say good-bye to the time-traveling, fan-favorite mutant – featuring covers by Geoff Shaw and a special back-up story that celebrates the life of Nathan Summers, from legendary X-Men series writer Chris Claremont! 

“This issue is our chance to say a proper farewell to Cable, to honor his legacy, and to really see the immense impact the time travelling mutant had on those closest to him,” said Nadler. “Most importantly, it's about how the Summers family copes with grief, and the difficulty of forging ahead. The issue is packed with fan favorite X-Men from all different eras, and we're super excited to be bringing them together, despite the somber occasion.”

Don’t miss the X-Men story everyone will be talking about – X-MEN: THE EXTERMINATED #1 arrives in comic shops this December!

X-MEN: THE EXTERMINATED #1
Written by ZAC THOMPSON, LONNIE NADLER, and CHRIS CLAREMONT
Art by NEIL EDWARDS and more
Cover by GEOFF SHAW, colors by ANTONIO FABELA
On Sale 12/5/18

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The Original 5 X-Men headed for Marvel's EXTERMINATION

Art by Marvel Comics

Art by Marvel Comics

Marvel's five original X-Men are headed toward a story titled Extermination. The series, by writer Ed Brisson and artist Pepe Larraz, was announced by Marvel Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski on Twitter, along with a cover by Mark Brooks.

According to a subsequent statement from Marvel, more details on Extermination will be revealed at this weekend's upcoming C2E2 convention, which takes place in Chicago from April 5-8.

The announcement will happen during Marvel's True Believer panel, which is scheduled for 12:15-1:15pm CT on Sunday April 8. Entry into the panel requires "Marvel Mastercard ® or Marvel Mastercard invitation, current Marvel Unlimited Plus membership or emailed RSVP confirmation" according to the publisher.

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE | First Trailer Released!

Only the strong will survive.

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer forX-MEN: APOCALYPSE! 

Check out the trailer below and get your first look at Director Bryan Singer's new X-Men film starring, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, and Ben Hardy.

 

Preview: Uncanny X-Men #1

Hey O&G fans, Magneto assembles a new Mutant Black Opts team in Uncanny X-men #1 Due out January 2016. Here is the Press Release:

New York, NY—November 24th, 2015 — Ruthless killers. Relentless villains. X-Men?! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside the highly anticipated UNCANNY X-MEN #1 – the new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Cullen Bunn and Greg Land! Eight months have passed since the end of Secret Wars, and the X-Men find themselves in a world that hates and fears them more than ever. Refusing to accept one more mutant death, Magneto has gathered together the deadliest team of mutants ever assembled for one goal – to proactively eliminate any and all threats to their species. They’re not afraid to get blood on their hands. And if you see them coming, you should run the other way. But with a team full of villains, killers and all-around baddies – can they stop from killing each other long enough to take out their enemies? Find out this January in the bombastic debut of UNCANNY X-MEN #1!
 

Ben Hardy Confirmed as Angel in X-Men Apocalypes

Angel concept art from X-Men: Age of Apocalypse
CREDIT: 20th Century Fox

 

According to Empire, actor Ben Hardy has been confirmed as Angel in X-Men: Apocalypse by director Bryan Singer. Speaking to the UK mag, Singer had this to say, “Ben Hardy is Angel – I shall confirm it for you! But he’s not a very nice Angel! And that’s all I’ll say…”

This ends speculation as to Hardy's role. Images available with the announcement showed Angel with metallic wings, as in those given to the character by Apocalypse himself, which leads to speculation that the character will be or become the villainous Archangel in the film. But asusming he's Archangel, the question remains, who is Archangel?

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for a May 19, 2016 release

X-Men: Apocalypse Casts Lana Condor as Jubilee

Director Bryan Singer dropped a bomb on X-men fans, that we’ll see Jubilation Lee in the upcoming sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past, titled X-Men: Apocalypse played by newcomer Lana Condor!

Condor joins an already robust cast that includes Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan (Mud) as play Cyclops. Last month, it was revealed that Austrlian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee will be playing Nightcrawler.

As for her character, Jubilee, a.k.a. Jubilation Lee, is a mutant with the power to generate pyrotechnic energy plasmoids from her hands. She was the X-Men's youngest member in the early '90s, and developed a father-daughter-like relationship with Wolverine.

A Wolverine tie-in with the film has yet to be mentioned officially, but Hugh Jackman -- who has played the character in just about every major motion picture of late -- is rumored to make a cameo. It'll be interesting to see how the two interact in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Comic News: 90's X-Men Animated Series to Join The Marvel Universe in Secret Wars

Marvel has announced via Polygon a new digital first series based on the hugely popular '90's X-Men cartoon. X-Men: '92 brings the team from the iconic animated series back to the battle as part of Secret Wars.

X-Men: '92 is co-written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims, with art by Scott Koblish. It premieres digitally in May, and will see print in June.

Guardians of The Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Trailer

Guardians of The Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Trailer

The Guardians of the Galaxy, the All-New X-Men, Nova, Captain Marvel, Cyclops and more team up for a cosmic throwdown the likes of which have never been seen in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX! 

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Comic News: First Look Avengers vs X-Men Axis #3

Comic News: First Look Avengers vs X-Men Axis #3

This October, it all comes crashing down. Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look inside AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #3, the next blockbuster chapter in the premier comics event of the fall. Superstar creators Rick Remender and Leinil Yu present your first look at the apocalyptic conclusion to Act I: The Red Supremacy as teams splinter, hearts are broken, and the fragile alliance of A and X shatters once more!

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Comic News: First Look: AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #2 INVERSION Variant cover

                              image credit: Marvel Comics



Here is a look at the Avengers & X-Men Axis # 2 Variant Cover. Featuring Cyclops and Magneto.



AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #2 (OF 9) RICK REMENDER (W) • ADAM KUBERT (A)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
YOUNG GUNS VARIANT COVER BY MAHMUD ASRAR
INVERSION VARIANT COVER BY KRIS ANKS
ACT I: THE RED SUPREMACY
• The heroes of the Marvel Universe storm the beaches of Red Skull’s Genoshian Reeducation camps. What they discover within will lead to a bleak new era.
• The revelation of Tony Stark’s dark secret promises to shatter the fragile alliance between A and X.
• The all-new Captain America pays a terrible price.
• Nova’s attempt at solving the crisis leads to disaster.
• Magneto betrays his alliance to join an army of evil.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

New Ongoing SPIDER-MAN & THE X-MEN Fills a Void

                              Image Credit: Marvel Comics


When Wolverine dies, it makes it a little difficult to have a book in present-day continuity called Wolverine and the X-Men. So, Marvel’s having that other ubiquitous character takeover for an all-new all-different series called: Spider-Man and the X-Men!

Announced Wednesday on Comicbook.com, the new series comes from writer Elliott Kalan and artist Marco Failla. While the name seems to imply Spider-Man’s in charge, it makes a little more sense than that: Spidey’s the guidance counselor! The series launches in December, and the first arc features a unique team-up: Sauron and Stegron the Dinosaur Man.

”The X-Men aren’t very happy with having Spider-Man involved with the school,” Kalan said in the announcement interview. “He’s not a mutant, and though he may be a friend of the X-Men, he’s not a member of the family.” However, it seems his placement was one of Wolverine’s wishes before he died.

The conflicts will come from within and without. Spider-Man has a mission to run for Wolverine with the X-Men, but also has reason to believe one of the kids at the school is a plant for the mutants’ enemies (something that’s happened more than once, even at this iteration of the school). And while the book won’t just be about Spider-Man fighting X-Men villains, “it’s super-awesome to make

Spidey fight X-villains,” Kalan admitted.
Fans of the younger generation of mutants shouldn’t worry about them being pushed to the background, though. “Time for Shark Girl and Glob Herman to take the main stage!” the writer said.

“I want to spotlight some of the newer X-men students who have been around for a little while but haven't gotten all of the attention I think they've deserved. The stars of this book are Spider-Man and his class of students. We'll see many of the other X-Men, but characters like Storm and Beast get plenty of attention.”
Spider-Man’s “special class” will consist of No-Girl, Rockslide, Glob Herman, Ernst, Hellion, Shark Girl, and Eye Boy, specifically, and Kalan says he’s “enjoying figuring out their voices and personalities.”


Source:comicbook.com

15 Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed In Marvel Movies



Hey Otakus and Geeks fans, Here are some Easter eggs you might have missed in some of your favorite Marvel Movies. Some where Known and out in the open, Some where hidden and True comic fans would notice, and others were deleted scenes just on DVD.



THE ORGINAL HUMAN TORCH


When Bucky and Steve Rogers enter Stark Expo a figure in a bright red jumpsuit is seen behind glass. This is the original Human Torch, Marvel's very first character, back when it was called Timely Comics.

The original Human Torch, from the Golden Age of comic books, was an android character who started out as something of a villain, and later became a superhero. The character eventually fell into obscurity while Captain America prospered, and is something of a forgotten relic today.


 AMAZING SPIDERMAN (ITSY BITSY SPIDER)



During the climactic battle with Electro, the two bounce through the electrical conduits causing them to emit singular notes, which play out to "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" nursery rhyme.

X2 MUTANT INDEX LIST

 
In X2, Mystique hacks a computer in a government building where Striker works. It brings up a list of the names of many famous marvel Mutants. Remy LeBeau (Gambit), Ororo Munroe (Storm), Jamie Madrox (Multiple Man) ,Maximoff (2)  (Quick Silver and Scarlet Witch), Danielle Moonstar (WarPath).

THE WOLVERINE- BROWN AND YELLOW SUIT

 
In a deleted scene taking place after the events of The Wolverine, Logan is given a suitcase, he opens it to reveal the original brown and yellow comic suit. Most fans will remember this suit when Wolverine joined the X-Men. (Not to be confused with the Yellow and Blue Suit)


THE THIEF THAT APPEARED IN BOTH FANCHISES


 The only actor to appear in both Spider-Man franchises, the actor who played the burglar who killed Uncle Ben appears as Ratha's chauffeur.


 FELICIA HARDY (AKA BLACK CAT)


 Harry Osborn's assistant is named Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat. Black Cat has been both a villain and an ally to Spider-Man over the years when she's not busy cat burgling. Felicia Hardy is the daughter of a world-renowned cat burglar. After suffering a traumatic event as a college freshman, she trained herself in various fighting styles and acrobatics and, after deciding to follow in her father's footsteps, adopted her costumed identity as the Black Cat

 CROSS BONES (CAPT AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER)




A mercenary, The Red Skull, and of Hydra, Brock Rumlow makes his first appearance in Winter Soldier. By the end not only is Crossbones charred to a crisp but his criss-crossed gun straps make for a pretty great translation of his comic costume. Crossbones first appeared during the "Bloodstone Hunt" storyline in the issues of Captain America. Technically, he first appeared in issue #359, in one panel, as a figure watching from the shadows. In the next issue, he was shown in costume, but again he simply observed the Captain and his allies from afar. He later revealed his name to Diamondback before knocking her unconscious in his first full appearance in issue #362.

THOR ALTER-EGO DR. DONALD BLAKE


 In the original run of Thor, the mighty god was sent down to earth and into the body of disabled med-student, Donald Blake. The alias has popped up over the years and is winked at with the Thor's fake ID in the film.


THE AVENGERS TOWER

 
Right before The Avengers cuts to the credits, though, we see Tony Stark and Pepper Potts in the damaged Stark Tower, throwing together some new plans on that awesome computer thing. If  you look closely ( PAUSE THE DVD LOL) there are symbols for each of the member's quarters symbolized by their icons: Thor's hammer, Hawkeye's bow, Cap's Shield etc.

 THE LEADER (INCREDIBLE HULK)




Dr. Samuel Sterns (Tim Blake Nelson) ends up with the Hulk's radioactive blood dripping into an open head wound and his entire head begins to expand, he smiles. The Leader, Hulks nefarious nemesis BIO: Born Samuel Sterns in Boise, Idaho, he worked for a chemical plant there in a menial capacity. While moving radioactive materials into an underground storage area, some of the radioactive materials exploded, bombarding Sterns with gamma radiation. He recovered, and found that the radiation had changed him from an ordinary human into a green-skinned, super-intelligent entity with an oversized brain housed in a towering cranium. As was the case with most individuals mutated by gamma radiation early-on, the particular set of characteristics Sterns acquired by exposure to it were said to result from a subconscious desire; in his case, the desire to be as smart as his brother Philip, who was a physicist in the employ of the same facility. Calling himself the Leader, Sterns embarked on various ambitious criminal schemes.

SUPER SOLDIER SERUM AND WEAPON X 


General Ross dusts off a Stark Industries branded liquid serum to give Blonsky, revealing the name Dr. Reinstein. In comic cannon, Reinstein was the man who administered the Super Soldier Serum to Steve Rogers making him into Captain America. Weapons PLUS is also a Marvel reference to the Weapon's program that brought us Wolverine, (Weapon X) and Deadpool etc.

 GWEN STACY"S DEATH



 Most comic fans knew Gwen Stacy was going to die once they saw the Green Goblin in Amazing Spiderman 2. But the most subtle nod was when the broken hands of the clock finally stop spinning to point at 1:21, Gwen Stacy died back in Amazing Spider-Man #121

 THE COLLECTORS COLLECTION



Adam Warlock's cocoon appears in The Collector's chamber. The character debuted in Fantastic Four #66-67 (Sept.-Oct. 1967) in a story written by Stan Lee and pencilled and co-plotted by Jack Kirby. After a second appearance as "Him" in Thor #165-166 (June–July 1969), writer and then Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas and penciler Gil Kane significantly revamped Him as the allegorical Messiah Adam Warlock in Marvel Premiere #1 (April 1972)


DOCTOR STRANGE (CAPT AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER)

 
 In a scene when Capt America and Falcon are Interrogating Jasper Stitwell, He mentions Stephen Strange as one the people they are keeping an eye on as a potential threat to hydra. This leads us to believe there will be a Doctor Strange Movie Coming soon and will be linked to the Avengers Universe.

S.H.I.E.L.D'S  MAP


 At the end of Iron Man 2, a map on the wall at S.H.I.E.L.D's  HQ shows some parts of the map Highlighted. Africa (Possible appearance of Black Panther in future Movies) and the Atlantic Ocean (Namor a Member of the Avengers) This could also be a good way for the studios to connect the Universes as NAMOR, Professor X, Reed Richards, Iron Man, and Doctor Strange are all apart of the Illuminati.The group forms at some time in the aftermath of the Kree-Skrull War, and probably after the Avengers/Defenders war. Iron Man realizes that each of the individual members had information about these alien races beforehand, and they could have collectively stopped it. He brings together the Illuminati with the Black Panther in Wakanda, and proposes that they form a government of superhumans.




There are many other Marvel Easter Eggs though out different movies, Like Capt. America's Body in a Deleted/Alternate Opening in the Incredible Hulk and when Agent Coulson hands Tony Starks a file that reads:"Project Pegasus" and "Project 42". These are codenames for a project Iron Man works on during the Civil War storyline, a prison for super villains called Project 42, at a place called Project Pegasus.

If you saw any Easter Eggs I missed let me know in the comments Below!



By Sean Tucker 

Bryan Singer Announces X-Men Apocalypse

With so many big announcements and trailers this week in the superhero film world. Bryan Singer put his name in the ring today. Today Bryan Singer announced on his Twitter page (https://twitter.com/BryanSinger) that the follow up to the upcoming X-Men Days of Future Past will be X-Men Apocalypse. The film is slated to be released on May 27th 2016. 

Here is a quick history on Apocalypse





X-men: Days Of Future Past Trailer




 Here is a look at the X-men: Days Of Future Past Trailer that was release today. The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future. The movie opens in theaters on May 23 2014.




X-men Days of Future Past- First look at the Sentinels


Hey Otakus and Geeks fans, here is a first look at Sentinels head from X-men Days of Future Past. The Head was unveil at San Diego Comic Con at a display for Trask  Industries. Fans at the Con got a chance to get an up-close look at what the mutant hunting robot will look like.


 While Comic-Con is littered with great panels, merchandise and first looks at footage, the convention also plays host to a number of more subtle teases for upcoming genre properties.  It’s pretty much a given that one of Fox’s “mystery” films poised to appear during the studio’s Hall H panel on Saturday will be X-men: Days Of Future Past.
 
The villainous Trask will be played by Peter Dinklage in the film, we will post more info on the film as it becomes available, for now check out the pics below of the Sentinels head and fans at the con.

 









Let us know what you think of the Sentinel's Head and overall how you think X-men: Days Of Future Past will be.


by Sean Tucker

Lenni Reviews: Rogue Touch by Christine Woodward


Rogue is my favorite character. In fact, I stopped reading X-Men comics for years because I felt she didn't get enough screen time to warrant my money. That changed but now I'm broke. So, when Rogue Touch by Christine Woodward came across my desk, I was excited but reticent. It's just a kick in the chest when your favorite character and childhood idol gets a crappy novel but I went into this novel with an open mind.

This novel explores the life of a young Anna Marie; a runaway who's mutant powers have just manifested and left her boyfriend Cody in a coma. Eighteen and barely making it, she encounters fellow outcast James outside the bakery where she works just standing there watching her. After getting fired and her boss accidentally touching her skin, she goes on the run and encounters James doing the same. Together, they crisscross the country, getting closer but also getting into trouble.

Woodward absolutely nailed a young and lost Rogue, already feeling lonely and heartbroken in a world she can never touch. You just want to hug her; even though that would probably kill you. The poor girl can't catch a break so it's almost a relief when she says "Screw it" and bolts out of town with the handsome and mysterious stranger. The set up is pretty standard romance novel fair; guy with hidden secrets and girl with hidden secrets meet up, fall in love, and their secrets inspire wacky hijinks. Typical but certainly not boring or sappy. Rogue was always a warmhearted woman in the comics and it shows through in this novel with how she wants to get close to her fellow fugitive help him with his "I'm an alien being hunted by my own kind" problem.

I was rooting for these two with "Young Turks" stuck in my head. The story is told in Rogue's voice and I was very grateful to have the prose written out instead in her thick southern accent. While endearing, such accents can be difficult to read at times and using my imagination to hear that smexy southern drawl was much better and allowed me to flow right through the very evenly paced and tight writing. Just like any romance involving Rogue, all you want is for everything to turn out ok because they are so obviously attracted to one another but, as is wont to happen in this genre, the universe quite literally will not let them be.

There is a coming of age aspect to this adventure and it's a fun road trip story, even with the danger. I was excited to find out how it would all turn out and enjoyed every minute. If you like Rogue and you like a little romance with your mutants than you can't really go wrong with Rogue Touch. I enjoyed it and I think you will, too.

Rogue Touch will be released on June 18th, 2013.
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