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Welcome back to Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, a weekly podcast in which X-Perts Rachel Edidin and Miles Stokes explore the ins, outs, and retcons of fifty years of Marvel’s greatest superhero soap opera!
This week: Rachel and Miles celebrate an anniversary with a retrospective of one of the great romances of the Marvel universe; the Summers/Grey family tree is more of a transdimensional strawberry patch; the X-Men play some football; Professor Xavier is not a jerk; and Scott Summers and Jean Grey are the power couple of existentialism.
This April Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel launch a new X-Men title with a roster of Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Rachel Grey, Rogue and Storm. That the team is all-female is unusual for a series that isn't defined along gender-lines. What makes the roster extraordinary is that it's an all-star line-up. These are first draft X-Men, and the book could easily have added more top picks -- Dazzler, Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Magik, Mystique -- and still been all-female.
It's hard to think of any other superhero team with such a strong bench of women, and it's especially hard to think of another team where so many female characters rose to prominence within the team itself. What these characters have in common is no mystery; they were all written by Chris Claremont, the man whose name is synonymous with "strong female characters."
Gazillion's Marvel Heroes video game had a pretty big presence at last weekend's New York Comic Con and our own Chris Sims clocked some time behind the controls, which he'll be reporting on in detail later this week. In the meantime, though, there's plenty of new gameplay footage and character model sheets for fans
With their Marvel NOW initiative set to start this fall, Marvel is beginning to roll out interior art for some of its most anticipated titles, including the November 7 release of All-New X-Men #1. Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by fan-favorite artist Stuart Immonen, All-New X-Men features the original team -- Cyclops, Marvel
it's been nearly once month since the developers of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 revealed a new playable comic book character, but they've started the new year right with the welcome news that Phoenix will join the fray when the game finally drops on February 15. Even better, skilled players can avail th
Following up on its very '90s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, Art Asylum and Diamond Select will hit October's New York Comic Con with even more Clinton-era comic book action in the form of two "Age of Apocalypse" Minimates box sets, plus a more '80s-oriented "New Mutants" four-pack. Either way you look at it, that's a ton of X-cellent X-treme X-citement... something, somethin