I’m sure it has to be happening somewhere. Somewhere, in some dark corner of the world, a handful of men and women are gathering. They sit in a dark circle, and one by one they confess the truth. One of these is a beautiful woman with unusual purple hair; in spite of her Japanese features, she speaks with a British accent.
“My name is Betsy Braddock,” she admits to her fellow addicts, “And I’m a killer.” Continue reading Psylocke’s Fall From Grace
It’s been a massive week for Marvel, with HUGE announcements – but how have the world reacted to them? Read on!
Continue reading Week of Marvels 01/11/2014
“Sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them.” That’s always been the X-Men’s catchphrase. But how bad is it getting? Continue reading What’s going on with mutant rights?
Yesterday’s announcements were BIG! Marvel have unveiled their movie plans running up to 2019. Here’s a summary – and my thoughts! Continue reading Marvel movies – up and coming!
With the release of the first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, there’s just one question. How would Ultron play the part of Mary Poppins? Read on and learn!
Continue reading Week of Marvel 25/10/2014
It’s over. Marvel have killed Wolverine; and as the comics resound with the repercussions, I want to briefly look at the lessons Marvel have learned when they’ve killed some pretty major figures before…
Let’s start with the classic, from Amazing Fantasy #15!
A single moment of selfishness became the defining moment of Peter Parker’s life, as he chose to stand by and let a thief escape. That same thief was later responsible for killing Peter’s Uncle Ben, and Peter realised the lesson that has always been so central to his career as Spider-Man: with great power comes great responsibility.
So defining is Uncle Ben’s death that Marvel have seemingly never been tempted to resurrect him. Such an event would destroy everything that makes Spider-Man who he is, and leave the whole series on some very, very shaky foundations…
Lesson: Sometimes death lasts. And when it does, it can stand at the very centre of a super-hero’s character.
Over the last fortnight, we’ve learned a lot about the future of Marvel. In today’s special, I’m going to take the part of Destiny and unveil the future… Continue reading Marvel 2015 – Up and Coming
Forty years ago, writer Len Wein and artist John Romita, Sr. penned a single issue of Incredible Hulk that would change X-Men history. They introduced a new character, an opponent for the Hulk known as the Wolverine; in 1975, Wein and artist Dave Cockrum brought Wolverine into the second generation of the X-Men, and the rest was history.
Today… he dies. Continue reading Wolverine’s End: Not with a bang, but a whimper
It’s here. This is it – the week when Wolverine’s story ends, when – with ‘Death of Wolverine #4‘ – the most famous X-Man goes to that great Weapon X Project in the sky! But who will do the deed? Continue reading Who will kill Wolverine? Five guesses…
It’s here. An X-event on a scale not seen since ‘AvX’, with the X-Men and the Avengers standing side by side against the Red Skull. What’s coming promises to confront our heroes with their deepest, darkest fears… Continue reading Review: AXIS #1