All-New X-Factor #9 – Review

Originally posted on Weekly Comic Book Review:
By: Peter David (Writer), Carmine Di Giandomenico (Artist), Lee Loughridge (Color Artist), VC’s Cory Petit (Letterer), Kris Anka & Jared Fletcher (Cover Artists) The Story: X-Factor sort-of rescued a girl in kind-of distress. So… now what? The Review: If X-Factor were to be a brand, you’d expect its signature to be seeing a diverse and quirky cast engaging in witty banter, often over divisive issues. This month is no exception, although I do have a few questions about the characters and the visual storytelling. The opening couple of pages is a good example… Continue reading All-New X-Factor #9 – Review

All-New X-Men, Vol 1: Yesterday’s X-Men Review

All New X-Men Yesterday's X-Men  Hardcover

• All-New X-Men Volume 1: Yesterday’s X-Men (Collecting #1-5); Release Date: April 2013

• By Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler)

• Featuring: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Angel, Iceman, Wolverine, Magneto

Standing above the glut of current X-Men titles, writer Brian Michael Bendis revitalizes the franchise by returning to what makes X-Men the preeminent super hero team.

Although the premise seemingly sets up a mutant vs mutant civil war scenario, Bendis wisely grounds the conflict within the original X-Men team from the past confronting their disillusioned present day counterparts.

Set after the events of the Phoenix Five, new mutants are popping up around the world after being on the verge of extinction. It’s here that we catch up with Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, formerly possessed by the dark Phoenix Force and now a renegade fugitive. His intent is on starting a revolution, but by attacking humans in order to get to the new mutants, Scott has become everything he once despised.

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Famous panels: Wolverine

Originally posted on Arousing Grammar:
So to summarize my ongoing series, I came across Comic Book Resource’s list of The 70 Most Iconic Panels in Marvel History about a year ago.  Every few months, I like to pick one of the panels and explain the stories behind it.  Think of it as a comic book version of Behind the Music, just with no music whatsoever.  In honor of Wolverine’s starring role in the new movie opening today, I picked Most Iconic Panel #4 that came from Uncanny X-Men #132, written by Chris Claremont and drawn by John Byrne: And truthfully, this panel… Continue reading Famous panels: Wolverine