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James Hunt Nov 16, 2016
For much of the 80s and 90s, the X-Men were Marvel’s #1 franchise, propelled to greatness by top-flight creators like Chris Claremont, John Byrne, Louise Simonson and Jim Lee. By 1997, one single X-Men title (Uncanny X-Men) had grown into a family of 8 books – Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, X-Factor, Cable, Generation X and Excalibur – and it’s no surprise that X-Men became one of Marvel’s first blockbuster movies, in 2001.
But times change. Claremont, the architect of the X-Men’s success and the man who developed many of the franchise’s greatest stories, has recently spoken about how the X-Men’s gradual decline has “nothing to do with comic sales [and] everything to do with the fact that the film rights are controlled by a rival corporation.”
But is he correct? And if so, »
While X-Men: Apocalypse may have closed out the second Bryan Singer trilogy with a bit of a wimper, fans have every right to expect that the currently-untitled Wolverine III won’t do the same. Wolverine is a character who has always been more fit for an R-rating than a PG-13 one, and as such, with this third flick, it’s fitting that the studio would allow actor Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold go all out should the story require it.
For a film that comes out in just five months, however, we know surprisingly little about it — especially a comic book film. Well, I can imagine that won’t be the case for very long. The summer is officially over, and while this marks the start of the upcoming Oscar season for film fans, it’s not nearly as crowded on the blockbuster front as it was a couple months back. »
- Joseph Medina
At Washington DC's AwesomeCon, it was revealed that Jessica Chobot, host of Nerdist News and former G4 and IGN personality will be teaming with The 49th Key's Erika Lewis for a new graphic novel fro Legendary Comics. Lewis also has past experience writing for TV, including such shows as La Femme Nikita, Andromeda and Mutant X. Claudia Aguirre (La Maison Bleue) will be providing art. The book will be released at undisclosed date later this year. Check out some cover art and a description of the project below. Does it sound like a graphic novel that you'd like to pick up? About Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano Natali Presano never fit into her father’s perfectly human world: politically ambitious, he turned his back on her just when she needed him most. Losing her mother to tragedy as a young child, Natali fled the safety of home into the arms of her aunt Selena, »
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