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    What Hollywood Should Learn From Deadpool

    Essentially, Fox has nothing to lose by playing it safe, but apparently they don’t have much to lose by backing the ugly underdog, either. The best case scenario? The improbable success of Deadpool gives Fox a mandate to make superhero media weirder, smarter, and more subversive. Worst case: we get another Avengers clone with more sex and blood. Both scenarios make Fox a boatload of box-office money, so why not get a little weird? More

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    You Oughta Know: Colossus

    With comic book adaptations coming out at a rapid pace, fans will meet many new characters with extensive backstories. We’re here to introduce these characters to help lessen the learning curve.  Although the titular character is the real breakout from Deadpool, there’s another big one worth talking about. Colossus has appeared on the silver screen three […] More

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    Things Just Keep Getting Darker in ‘Extraordinary X-Men’ #7

    Marvel’s merry band of mutants have been noticeably less merry since the All-New, All-Different Marvel Now launched in October. Extraordinary X-Men was criticized for being reductive in its storytelling, pitting the mutants against the threat of extinction yet again, and if that idea put you off of the book then issue 7 definitely won’t bring you back. More

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    ‘X-Men Apocalypse’ TV Spot – Things Look Bad for Fox’s Merry Mutants

    Things aren’t looking so bleak these days for the X-Men film franchise. After the loss of director Bryan Singer, X-Fans had to endure a few painful years before things started to get back into shape, starting with the legendarily dreadul X-Men: The Last Stand, and if we’re being perfectly honest I wasn’t thrilled with First Class either. Let’s not […] More

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    The Five Best Apocalypse Stories

    It’s just such a shame that Apocalypse hasn’t been seen in 10 years. There’s a lot more to be done with a character who fancies himself a god; instead readers have to put up with whiny teenage clones, and manic depressive successors to his throne. More

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    You Oughta Know: Apocalypse

    With comic book adaptations on almost every channel and streaming service, fans will meet many new characters with extensive backstories. We’re here to introduce these characters to help lessen the learning curve.  He’s big, he’s blue, and he’s here to shepherd mutantkind to its place as the dominant species. Apocalypse will no longer be confined […] More

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    ‘Uncanny X-Men’ 600 is an Insult Six Months in the Making

    Uncanny X-Men #600 Written by Brian Michael Bendis Pencils by Sara Pichelli, Mahmud Asrar, Stuart Immonen, Kris Anka, Chris Bachalo, David Marquez, Frazer Irving Inks by Wade Von Grawbadger, Tim Townsend, Mark Irwin Colors by Marte Garcia, Jason Keith, Chris Bachalo, Frazer Irving Letters by VC’s Joe Caramagna Published by Marvel Comics Here it is, […] More

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    ‘Extraordinary X-Men’ #1 is Grimdark and Reductive

    Extraordinary X-Men #1 will probably be seen as energetically drawn and colored sacrilege by both long time X-Men fans and ones, who jumped on with Bendis’ work. And for new fans, it’s darkness for darkness’ sake as the X-Men’s outsider metaphor is drowned out by the Inhumans and turned into yet another post-apocalyptic story. Lemire also makes a few stumbles in his plotting, like having characters tell about an upcoming mystery involving Cyclops and a cure for mutant disease instead of seeding compelling visual clues or starting to build arcs for characters. And his final page cliffhanger, which was probably meant to be the triumphant return of a “dead” X-Men, falls flat because it already happened in a Secret Wars tie-in. This is one is probably on editorial though. Even though Humberto Ramos’ manga influenced, yet wide-screen art adds some pep to the X-Men’s powers and fight scenes to go along with Edgar Delgado’s bold color palette, Extraordinary X-Men #1 is a misstep for the franchise in plotting, themes, and characterization. More

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