Uncanny X-Men writer Kieron Gillen blogs about the difficult balance involved in trying to write superhero comics that serve new and old readers simultaneously. This is a subject that was also much discussed in the context of DC Comics' New 52 relaunch, which was designed to reach out to a wider audience. What do you think? Is it possible for superhero comics to
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This week Marvel Comics' newly relaunched Uncanny X-Men hit shelves (and digital stores), with a first issue by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Carlos Pacheco introducing an "Extinction team" of mutant heavy hitters lead by Cyclops in the wake of X-Men: Schism. ComicsAlliance talked to Gillen about why this team has taken a page from Batman's book and decided to use fear as a weapon against their enemies, turning the X-Men and their incredible powers into the nuclear deterrents of a rogue mutant state.
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Wondering who's who in the relaunched Uncanny X-Men, now that the first issue featuring Cyclops's new team is on shelves? Just check out this handy chart of all seven different subgroups, provided to CA by Marvel Comics and designed by Irene Y. Lee.
For the first time in a while, I'm actually really excited about the X-Men. Don't get me wrong; I love the franchise as much as anyone else who grew up in the '90s, but a lot of the time it seems like a victim of its own popularity, weighed down by an immense cast of characters and the sprawling stories that come from a truly massive number of interconnected titles meant to showcase all of them. Even creators t
Marvel Comics began its Saturday proceedings at New York Comic Con with a packed panel discussion about its popular Avengers . Panelists included Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso with writers Christos Gage, Kieron Gillen, Matt Fraction, and editors Tom Brevoort. and C.B. Cebulski. Director of Communications Arune Singh moderated the panel, which included fan questions and annou
Uncanny X-Men is set to relaunch in November with an all-new #1 issue from writer Kieron Gillen and artist Carlos Pacheco where Cyclops assembles his all-new X-Tinction Team of X-Men and things finally come to a head with Mr. Sinister. (Sorry.) Marve
In typically cryptic fashion, Marvel Comics released Monday morning a couple of teaser images designed to make us talk about future publishing events -- and it worked! The first image reveals a new logo for Uncanny X-Men, the venerable mutant series that relaunches in November with a new issue #1 by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Carlos Pacheco. The teaser features a fully visible Emma Frost standing in front of blacked out figures, one of whom appears to
With Comic-Con 2011 about to kick off next week, we're preparing by taking a look back at some of our favorite videos from last year. Nearly everyone who attends comes away with at least crazy convention tale to tell, and since creator
We reported last week on the forthcoming end of the long-running Uncanny X-Men comic, but like most superhero demises -- especially where the X-Men are involved -- a Phoenix-esque resurrection is just around the corner. This morning, Marvel Comics announced that the X-Men franchise will experience a "regenesis" (not a
With Action Comics, Detective Comics and Batman being renumbered as part of DC's September initiative, that leaves Marvel's Uncanny X-Men as the longest-running uninterrupted title in comics.
For a month.
This morning, Marve