Each year at Comic-Con, amidst all the chaos, there's one moment that stands out. It's a significant moment that, even if you don't witness it, you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard it happened. And while I've not taken any kind of formal survey, I feel confident saying that this year, that unforgettable moment happened when writer Christopher Yost closed his eyes and drew Batman with a giant set of balls.
Inspired by the website Blind as a Bat, artist Olly Moss approached a bunch of industry friends at Comic-Con with a task: close your eyes, pick up a marker, and draw Batman. Among those who stepped up to the challenge were Becky Cloonan, Mark Chiarello, Jock, Jhonen Vasquez, Duncan Jones, Mark Buckingham, and many more, and the results are amazing. You can check out a few examples, including Yost's masterpiece, below.
Since the events of M-Day, the mutant population has been reduced to a mere handful and no new mutants have been born. But all that changes in the highly-anticipated, extra-sized X-Men: Messiah CompleX One-Shot, from Eisner and Harvey winning "Best Writer" Ed Brubaker and superstar artist Marc Silvestri, when the X-Men discover a new mutant has arrived
After years of suffering at the dark hands of the demon Belasco, will Illyana Rasputin finally have her revenge on the devil who stole her innocent soul? In New X-Men #41, three brave squads of Xavier's mutants prepare for the final battle against the devil himself, but the stakes are high - if these Children of the Atom lose the fight then Belasco will pull the entire world into Limbo to find Illyana
The New X-Men have been transported to the realm of Limbo, but things are not looking good for the young team of mutants in New X-Men #40. The evil Belasco, who will stop at nothing to achieve his own goals, has already captured several members of the team
Christopher Yost, Craig Kyle and new series artist Skottie Young begin the New X-men's Quest for Magik. In issue 38, the New X-Men find that Blindfold's prophetic tale of the dark demon lord Belasco in the previous issue was true
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