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54 Best Comic Book Movie Adaptations of ALL Time

When we asked our staff to vote on the best comic book movie adaptations, we were afraid the results would consist only of superhero films. While there are many superhero movies listed below, it is great to see a bulk of non-Hollywood films appearing on the list as well. We set out to compile a list …

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‘Ultimate X-Men’ #1-3 is an adequate, action heavy intro to the X-Men

Mark Millar and Adam Kubert’s work on Ultimate X-Men #1-3 really is the blockbuster action take on the X-Men, but there is enough flashes of characterization, pretty layouts (Not so much those ugly leather costumes.), and clever twists like Wolverine being a bona fide villain and Colossus’ old crime boss supplying Magneto with a nuke. It’s not a particularly deep comic and scratches the surface of the idea of “post-humanism”, but Ultimate X-Men #1-3 is adequate popcorn entertainment, which led to it selling like hotcakes. (Ultimate X-Men #1 was the number one book in December 2000 with 117,085 copies, and issues 2 and 3 stayed in the top 3 with numbers around the 90,000 range.)

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Olivia Munn Cast as Telepathic Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse

Bryan Singer announced on Instagram today that Olivia Munn (The Newsrooom) has been cast to play Betsy Braddock, better known as Psylocke, in X-Men: Apocalypse, the follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past. Psylocke is a telepathic comic book character who first appeared in Marvel’s UK Captain Britain series in 1971, written by Chris Claremont and Herb …

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‘Spider-Man and the X-Men’ #1 features oddball characters, and jokes galore

Wolverine is dead to begin with. How permanent is his death remains to be seen. For the time being though, Wolverine’s possessions have been collected and his last wishes read. The Jean Grey School for Higher Learning will never be the same. As his replacement, Wolverine has chosen Spider-Man to fill the position of Guidance Counselor for a rather erhm, Special Class of mutants.

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Bryan Singer will direct ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Deadline reported today that following the success of his X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer will return to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the eighth installment in the franchise and Singer’s fourth. Singer is also attached as Executive Producer and the film has already been slated for May 27, 2016. Deadline also speculates that this may finally …

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Look for this ‘Exhibition’ in the arthouse

Exhibition Written and directed by Joanna Hogg UK, 2013   Exhibition is a collection of moments that add up to something if the viewer is prepared to do the math.  Plots, character arcs and narrative considerations are nowhere to be found in this art house offering from writer-director, Joanna Hogg.  It’s an immersive visual experience, …

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The 10 Best X-Men Movie Scenes (Of All Time)

With X-Men: Days of Future Past opening this week, it’s time to look back at the films that kicked off the first big superhero franchise. There are countless top ten lists that could be made from the myriad of X-Men images, characters, and set pieces that have come to define the superhero genre and reshape …

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ a decent return to form for director Bryan Singer

X-Men: Days of Future Past Written by Simon Kinberg Directed by Bryan Singer USA, 2014 It may be a slightly ominous sign that the best scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past features a totally new character to the infinite universe of mutants, who then all but vanishes from the rest of the film. Still, …

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To Better Know a Hero: Professor X

Real Name Charles Francis Xavier First Appearance X-Men #1 (September 1963) Nicknames and Aliases Chuck, Baldy, the Entity, Onslaught Powers and Abilities Xavier possess the foremost mutant mind on Earth, and is a telepathy of vast power and skill, including the ability to read minds and projects thoughts, even at great distances, take control of …

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The Tomorrow People, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” an anticlimactic waste of time

After a summer dedicated to hyping up the launch of the CW’s series The Tomorrow People, we can safely say it wasn’t really worth the wait. While not a complete waste of time, the show feels less like an original idea and more a rehashing of Marvel’s X-Men franchise, only this time released for television audiences. The premise of the show, in case you somehow missed the adverts all through the summer months, is centred around a group of genetically advanced people who only want to coexist secretly with humans, while trying to avoid imprisonment by a highly secretive agency hell-bent on their destruction.

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X-Men #2: Tensions Mount Fast in Exciting Second Issue

“X-Men” #2 Written by Brian Wood Drawn by Olivier Coipel Inking by Mark Morales, Scott Hanna and Olivier Coipel Colouring by Laura Martin, Matt Milla, and Christina Strain Published by Marvel Last month’s stellar issue of Brian Wood’s “X-Men” introduces the comic’s debut villain, Arkea, twin sister of Sublime, and she immediately poses a threat …

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X-Men #1: A Female-Ensemble Done Right

“X-Men” #1 Written by Brian Wood Drawn by Olivier Coipel Inking by Mark Morales and Olivier Coipel Colouring by Laura Martin Immediately after its launch announcement, the new X-Men comic, simply titled “X-Men” has been the talk of the comic community, with many waiting in eager anticipation for the very first all-women starring X-Men comic …

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Uncanny X-Men #5: Mild Progression, Tonnes of Fun

Uncanny X-Men #5 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Frazer Irving Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna Cover(s): Frazer Irving, Ed McGuiness & Morry Hollowell Publisher: Dan Buckley for Marvel Comics Being a fan of Brian Michael Bendis can be very frustrating at times. While he is known for his long arcs, sometimes the plodding pace of the …

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Uncanny X-Men #4 is Going Nowhere Fast

Uncanny X-Men #4 Writer: Brain Michael Bendis Pencils/Colour: Chris Bachalo Ink: Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey & Victor Olazaba Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna Cover: Bachalo & Townsend Publisher: Marvel Comics The mutant revolution takes a baby-step forward this week with Uncanny X-Men #4. While the series has been a highlight of the Now! reboot for many, the …

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