Dave and I have had a lot going on, but we’ll be back to updating this blog soon. In the meantime, here are some really great X-Men character portraits. They’re from artist Dave Rapoza, and I think they’re better than a lot of the artwork I’ve seen in Marvel comics throughout the years.
Geek Tyrant has posted some really interesting artwork of X-Men re-imagined as medieval warriors. Click on the image above to check it out; you’ve got to see Beast and Wolverine. I would read this comic.
Source: Nate Hallinan
I apologize for the lack of blogging lately, but I’m moving my family into a new home. It will pick up again soon. In the meantime, here is something fun to look at. What if Charles Xavier had started a circus instead of a school, one hundred years earlier? Artist Curtis Tiegs created this poster art to give us an idea. You should check out his portfolio, because he does a lot of great work and pulls from various facets of pop culture.
That’s right, this is the death of Professor X. His very first death… of many, which means don’t worry too much. Seeing an issue promise the death of Professor X doesn’t carry the same weight that I’m sure it did back in 1968, and issue 42 is pretty quaint by today’s standards. Charles Xavier has died several times. Heck, he’s dead right now. What of it? Yet this issue must have been quite a shock back then, when Professor X was seemingly killed off permanently and without warning. At the hands of Grotesk? This seems like a high honor for such a boring monster.
I was recently watching X-Men First Class and I noticed something for the first time (I think). At the very end of the film, Magneto is sporting his old school helmet from the 60s, with the silly crescent over his brow that looks like some sort of insect. It was a really nice finishing touch on what was an excellent film.
I wonder what helmet he’ll have next summer.
This is some first class cosplay right here… literally. I thought it was fitting for our blog. They even went the extra mile and got cerebro right. Cosplay rules.
I grabbed this pic from GeeksAreSexy.net, and I obviously have no clue who these people are. It was taken at the recent San Diego Comic Con. If they’re you, of if this is your picture, please contact us so we can give you credit. And great job!
Also if you don’t already read GeeksAreSexy.net, you probably should.
These Origin stories that have been in the back of the last few issues have been some of the more interesting stories these comics have given us recently. Unfortunately, this segment is pretty unnecessary. Jack O’Diamonds gets his wish and fully becomes the ugly man version of Emma Frost.
The next foe that the X-Men have to face is Grotesk, and sadly he’s another tall, lumbering, dimwitted brute. This time he’s dressed like He-Man. He’s also from beneath the Earth, and he’s the last of his race. Grotesk is on a mission to destroy the planet and taste his revenge. Will the X-Men stop him in time? Will there still be moments of senseless, self-important teenage drama? Yes and Yes!