12th Jun2014

First Look: All-New X-Men #29

by Phil Wheat

This July, the Future Brotherhood’s plan comes to devastating fruition in All-New X-Men #29, from the superstar creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen. After infiltrating the New Charles Xavier School, the Future Brotherhood – led by the son of Charles Xavier and Mystique have crushed the students and X-Men alike. As they […]

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30th May2014

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Review #2 – Chris’ Take

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellan, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Bingbing Fan, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage | Written by Simon Kinberg | Directed by Bryan Singer When news was released more than a year ago that Bryan Singer would be taking to the director’s chair once more to work on a new X-Men film that would link the characters […]

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21st May2014

Video Interview: Hugh Jackman talks ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

by Phil Wheat

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our […]

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15th May2014

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Review

by Joe Cronin

Stars: Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellan, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Bingbing Fan, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage | Written by Simon Kinberg | Directed by Bryan Singer It was with trepidation that I approached the gigantic BFI IMAX screen for this week’s screening of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Since X-Men broke the mould of cheesy […]

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24th Mar2014

New trailer & poster for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

by Phil Wheat

20th Century Fox have just released a new trailer and poster for X-Men: Days of Future Past, a sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class, which is co-written, produced and directed by Bryan Singer and is based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline Days of Future Past by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. […]

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18th Dec2013

New images from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ reveal Bishop!

by Phil Wheat

Check out these two new images, courtesy of Studio Ciné Live’s 2014 preview issue (via lestoilesheroiques) from X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is both a sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class, and is co-written, produced and directed by Bryan Singer, based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline Days of Future Past by […]

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19th Nov2013

First Look: All-New X-Men #20

by Phil Wheat

Here’s your first look at the action-packed All-New X-Men #20, from the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Brandon Peterson and Mahmud Asrar. There’s a new student at the New Xavier School – and she’s not too happy her new “campus” is housed inside a former Weapon X facility! X-23 wants answers – and she’s […]

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18th Nov2013

‘The Wolverine: Extended Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee, Famke Janssen | Written by Mark Bomback, Scott Frank | Directed by James Mangold In case you hadn’t noticed, there was another Wolverine film out this summer. Hugh Jackman took his cigar-smoking, brow-furrowing, claw-snikt-ing anti-hero to Japan […]

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12th Nov2013

Panel Discussion #27

by Jack Kirby

30th October & 6th November Infinity (Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña) reached its penultimate issue this fortnight, which sets the stage its the climax. It’s already been announced that Marvel are launching a new book about the Inhumans next month, so we have an idea of what players will emerge in what kind of world after […]

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06th Nov2013

Seven new images from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

by Phil Wheat

Following on from the trailer last week, today 20th Century Fox have just released seven new images from X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is both a sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class, which is co-written, produced and directed by Bryan Singer and is based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline Days […]

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05th Nov2013

Panel Discussion #26

by Jack Kirby

16th and 23rd October A double bill of comic talk this week kicks off with Image’s Rocket Girl #1 by Brandon Montclare with art by Amy Reeder. 15 year old Dayoung Johansson, a member of the New York Teen Police Department who travels back in time from a futuristic 2013 to 1986 to rectify ‘crimes […]

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29th Oct2013

First trailer for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

by Phil Wheat

20th Century Fox have just released the first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is both a sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class, which is co-written, produced and directed by Bryan Singer and is based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline Days of Future Past by Chris Claremont and John […]

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21st Oct2013

Panel Discussion #25

by Jack Kirby

9th October Scott Snyder delivers nothing less than a tour de force in Batman #24 (art by Greg Capullo, DC Comics), continuing the Zero Year arc. This is a double-sized issue and Snyder crams in tributes to Bat-history (including a wonderful tribute to the cover of Detective Comics #27), well-placed cultural references and brand new […]

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20th Oct2013

First Look: X-Men Gold #1

by Phil Wheat

Here’s your first look at X-Men: Gold #1, featuring all-new stories by legendary creators from the 50 years of rich X-Men history. The first issue features an all-new, feature length story by the legendary Chris Claremont and classic X-Artist Bob McLeod – an untold, in-continuity story of the X-Men featuring Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty […]

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21st Sep2013

Panel Discussion #22 with Jack and Mark

by Jack Kirby

11th and 18th September Jack here; I’ve bashed two weeks of my contributions to Mark’s stuff for the week of the 11th, because a) I’m behind on my writing and b) I’m not sure how to get caught up otherwise. Bit of a mishmash then, but I’m sure you can handle it, intelligent and tolerant […]

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18th Sep2013

The Battle of the Atom continues in ‘Uncanny X-Men #13′

by Phil Wheat

This October, the X-Men event of the year heats up as Battle of the Atom rages on in Uncanny X-Men #13… Wolverine is down and bleeding out with no healing factor and the Jean Grey School is under attack from mysterious foes! Is that a Phoenix Quentin Quire and who is the blue man on […]

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15th Sep2013

Panel Discussion #21

by Jack Kirby

Better late than never… 4th September I bought lots of comics this week because there were lots of comics that I thought looked interesting. After being pleasantly surprised by the first book in the new Infinity (Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña, Dustin Weaver, Marvel Comics) series, I was looking forward to the second issue. However, where […]

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30th Aug2013

Panel Discussion #019 with Mark, not Jack

by Mark Allen

21st August X-Men #4, Brian Wood, David Lopez, Marvel Comics Artist David Lopez fills in on this one-shot issue that sees Logan driving Jubilee and her new baby Shogo on a nostalgic tour around her native Los Angeles while Storm and the rest of her team attempt to rescue a falling plane, finding some time to […]

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14th Aug2013

Panel Discussion number whatever – Jack Catches Up

by Jack Kirby

Oh my gosh, there are so many comics. I took a month off visiting the comic shop on a weekly basis due to time constraints and the desire to have a little bit more money in my account prior to the end of the month. But then I got a fat stack of comics that […]

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09th Aug2013

Panel Discussion #016 with Mark, not Jack

by Mark Allen

I’m sort of technically on holiday this week after moving house and starting a new job (y’know, one that doesn’t involve free comics and lets me buy luxuries like bread and loo roll) last week, which is why things have been a little behind with this column. My contribution’s a round-up session for the most […]

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02nd Jul2013

Panel Discussion #012 with Jack and Mark

by Mark Allen

Hey guys, Mark here. As my comics addiction turned much more literal last week and I ended up buying 10 new books at the store (along with attempting to inject Hawkeye pages into my bloodstream with my trusty [hip drug] needle, which is EXACTLY as hard as it sounds), I decided to go for brevity and […]

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03rd Jun2013

Panel Discussion #008 with Jack and Mark

by Mark Allen

29th May 2013 Jack X-Men #1, Brian Wood, Olivier Coipel, Marvel Comics After a couple of delays, Brian Wood’s all female cast X-Men book finally hit shelves this week. I’d been intrigued by the concept and had been looking forward to it for some time. Regular readers will know that I was burned somewhat by All […]

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