It'd be selling Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho's X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1 short to say they seem to have made a checklist of all the things a big X-Men event is supposed to do and then included them all, but... well, it really does seem that way.
There's a team from the past. There's a team from the future. There's melodrama. There are characters in mortal danger. There are Sentinels. There are tons of nods to past X-Men stories. The only thing that's missing is a full-on alternate reality. So far, anyway.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we've created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it's new, some of it's old, some of it's created by working professionals, some of it's created by future stars, some of it's created by talented fans, and some of it's endearingly silly. All of it's awesome. In honor of this year's 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Superman and this weekend's release of Man of Steel, we present for the second time a compilation of some of the coolest portraits of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's brilliant creation that we've highlighted in this feature over the last few years. We know it's cheating but we didn't count on going away for a month and then coming back in the middle of a big media event. All-new next week evermore.
Last week, DC Comics released a new paperback of Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen's Superman: Secret Identity, and if you haven't read it, this is a pretty good time to remedy that. It's got a premise that's i
Most ComicsAlliance readers are familiar with the work writer Kathryn and artist Stuart Immonen have created together and separately at Marvel Comics, in such titles as Nextwave, Patsy Walker: Hellcat, Journey Into Mystery, All-New X-Men, and Wolverine and Jubilee. Their superhero work is characterized by an obvious dedication to storytelling craft, but the reader also comes away with the sense that the Immonens are just having fun making co
By far the most intriguing of the incoming Marvel NOW slate is All-New X-Men, which not only brings the publisher's longtime Avengers architect Brian Michael Bendis to an ongoing mutant title for the first time, but truly threw everyone for a loop when it was announced that the book would pull the original X-Men of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby out of the past and drop them into present day X-Men lore (let's not think about "what year it was" when those '60s stories are meant to have happened in "Marvel Time," it gives me the fear). For some continuity-conscious Marvel fans, this might seem like an audacious move fraught with peril, but I think it's crazy enough that it just might
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
Marvel has announced plans to lure new and lapsed readers by launching or relaunching new series every week between October and February and reassigning popular creators to different franchises for the first time in years. Called Marvel N
Marvel's big Avengers vs. X-Men crossover is providing a lot of opportunities for readers to see new stuff, but to be honest, I'm way less interested in an epic throwdown between Gambit and Hawkeye than I am in seeing how Marvel's latest foray into digital shakes out. It's called Infinite Com
On sale in April AVX: Versus #1, beginning Marvel Comics' tie-in series to the Avengers Vs. X-Men event. The only newly created sister title for the main event series, AVX is distinct from the that book in that its function is to depict the various bouts in more graphic detail than the Avengers Vs. X-Men narrative allows. Described by editor Tom Brevoort as "literally the fight
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