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Marvel's weekend of announcements at San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up with the X-Men panel, which featured news of another X-Men team book and the resurrection of fan favorite character; an unlikely new solo mini-series from the creator of The Adventures of Dr. McNinja; and the addition of artist Terry Dodson to Brian Wood's upcoming X-Men storyline.
Marvel director of communications Arune Singh moderated a huge panel that included Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men), Chris Hastings (Dr. McNinja), Brian Posehn (Deadpool), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Paul Cornell (Wolverine), Peter David (X-Factor), Sam Humphries (Uncanny X-Force), senior editor Nick Lowe, Wolverine and X-Men editor Jeanine Schaefer (editor, Wolverine, X-Men), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine), Terry Dodson (X-Men)
Ten years ago Marvel published Origin, a comic by Paul Jenkins and Andy Kubert that revealed the previously untold tale of Wolverine's childhood. The project was the brainchild of then-Publisher Bill Jemas and then-Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, who wanted to tell the sort of stories that Marvel had never told before.
On Friday's Cup O' Joe panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel unveiled a follow-up series that picks up where Origin left off, with "Logan" running wild with the wolves. Origin II, from writer Kieron Gillen and the other Kubert brother, Adam Kubert, sees the character go up against the X-Men villain Sinister. ComicsAlliance talked to Gillen to get the lowdown on Wolverine's second chapter.
For X-Men: Days of Future Past, everything old is new again. (And maybe vice-versa.) A set of character portraits -- mostly for characters we've seen, such as Professor X, Wolverine and Magneto, one for Bishop, who's making his movie debut -- hit the comics Internet this week. They offer up a glimpse of the new costumes the movie will feature, as well as a look at the new and old versions of Wolvie. The X-Men DoFP Tumblr has also uploaded some new images of Trask Industries logo and its new Sentinel model.
TV: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will officially debut on ABC on September 24.
Movies: Superior Spider-Man -- or at least his costume -- will be joining the Marvel Heroes MMO in the near future.
Humor: A lot of fans have opinions about h
1992 was a pretty good year to be a kid who loved comics. The reason that holds up best is probably — and by that I mean definitely — Batman: The Animated Series, but there was another show that had just as big an influence on my childhood: the 1992 X-Men cartoon.
Hitting at the height of the franchise’s popularity, X-Men translated all the action and melodrama that made the comic such a success to the world of Saturday morning cartoons, and it got its hooks into me like almost nothing else. That’s why ComicsAlliance is heading back through the archives for an in-depth look at every single episode of X-Men. This week: "Cold Vengeance," in which the X-Men journey to two foreign lands. One is the exotic and dangerous island of Genosha, a site full of hidden schemes and an ominous future for the entire mutant race. The other is Canada.
This week in the X-Men Episode Guide: "Captive Hearts," in which Scott and Jean's date night turns into a battle for survival in the sewers. Which is still better than being on a date with Cyclops.
It's amazing when a story like this has a happy ending. Aidan, a boy who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia a little less than three years ago and who loved to draw pictures of Wolverine, Spongebob and his own monster creations -- so much so that his family sold some of those drawings to help pay for treatments -- just celebrated his 8th birthday. The cancer? It's gone, the Aid for Aidan Facebook page has announced.
1992 was a pretty good year to be a kid who loved comics. The reason that holds up best is probably -- and by that I mean definitely -- Batman: The Animated Series, but there was another show that had just as big an influence on my childhood: the 1992 X-Men cartoon.