If you're a regular reader of the Bizarro Back Issues column, then you may have realized that I've been reading through some of the "classic" '90s X-Men stories lately. A few weeks ago, I broke down the mind-boggling saga of Gambit's ex-wife and Ghost Rider fig
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Like a lot of people my age, I have a lot of affection for early '90s X-Men comics. Their combination of bright colors, superpowers built entirely around punching things with knives or making them explode, overblown personal conflicts and the least subtle metaphors ever committed to paper made them almost scientifically designed to appeal to kids of that decade. Of course, they're also some o
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."
Digital: Anthony Clark has released a pay-what-you-wa
DC Collectibles has a lot coming out in 2013, especially for action figure fans. We've gotten pretty extensive looks at DCC's Batman: Arkham City and Injustice: Gods Among Us lines of late, but there was still plenty of new toys to see at the DCC booth including a massive AC Solomon Grundy (with removable guts) and a nimble 3.75" IGAU Flash. On the New 52/Justice League side of things, DCC had 6" versions of Captain Cold, Black Adam, Gre
The spandex set can find Funko Pop! Vinyl versions of DC's heroic trinity without much fuss, but for fans of the New 52 costume designs by Jim Lee, it'll still be a few more months until the more armored versions of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are available. Currently sitting at preorder si
If you're as unfamiliar with it as I was about a week ago, SyFy's reality show Face Off pits makeup artists against one another in character design and creation battles. Most of the time, those battles involve whipping up some movie s
In keeping with previously-seen reveals, Mattel will keep on cranking out "New 52" and Injustice: Gods Among Us fighting game figures in its DC Unlimited line in 2013. DC Unlimited's third series will include New 52 versions of Aquaman and the Jim Lee-designed Darkseid, with Superman and an as-yet unrevealed Joker getting the Injustice treatment. Though the new figure images are
Quentin Tarantino and comic books go together like chocolate and peanut butter, and yet it's taken us until now to get the four-color equivalent of a Reese's Cup, with Django Unchained.