Our cover of the day is an excellent variant for All New X-Men #36 by the artist Jock. It’s a slam dunk for me using two of my (and everyone else’s) favorites Rocket Raccoon and Groot and paying homage to the classic 1983 Paul Smith Uncanny X-Men #173 cover.
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Here it is X-Dweebs, the Evil Geeks dissect X-Men: Days of Future Past, the new movie from Fox, and give you their in depth take on pretty much anything with an X Gene. It’s an all hands on deck show as Arthur Harkness, Biff Tannen, Big Evil, C-Mart, Greekimus Prime, Lilith Assisi, and Martian Luthor Kang the 117th engage in a mutant melee!
The X-Men were a big part of my comic book youth. They were my gateway (no pun intended) and back in the early 90’s they were enough X related titles to go around. If that’s the world you wanted to immerse yourself in, you could do it easily without reading any other unrelated Marvel U book. The longer it went on though the wearier I got, finally around the Onslaught era I threw the towel in and gave up. I stopped reading comics all together…for a very long time.
When I did start reading comics again about 2 years ago, the X-Men were not on my radar. I would occasionally hear things like Jean Grey was dead or see a picture of Colossus wearing Juggernaut’s helmet and just be confused. The more I tried to look into things, the worse it got. It seemed a lot had happened in the last 15 years and with so many different series and so many characters with strange names that I didn’t recognize, it all felt incredibly overwhelming. I couldn’t even tell which were the core titles anymore. Rather than attempt to wade into this river and hope I could make sense of it I just choose to avoid it.
That all changed this weekend.
Ooooh, there’s gonna be a Summers brother showdown! Scott and Alex are two of my favorite characters, so I’m a sucker for scenes with the both of them together. However, these encounters often end poorly. Scott and Alex don’t always see eye to eye and, while they both have the ability to fire out destructive energy beams, these forces cancel each other out and the end result is just two naked men in a battle of wills.
Long time no see, right? It’s actually weird and kind of relevant to this comic, I was whisked away to the future for a few months to help my older self out of a jam. Nothing major, he was moving and he needed some help with that plus he also had like six appointments in one day and needed someone to pick his cat up from the vet, because if you wait until after 3 they charge you for another day or something. Anyway, I’m back and I’ve read a whole bunch of fresh All-New X-Men issues!
Hey, HEY, Hey!!!
Back for the latest installment of Kang’s All-New X-Men Corner? Why, seems like only yesterday I wrote the first installment… and then the second and third? Those seem like last night. Of course, the fourth, fifth, and sixth seem like they were were written early this morning, maybe around 7:30 AM. And I remember the seventh like it was only lunchtime… The eight and ninth are so fresh in my mind, it’s like the joint article was written only twenty minutes or so ago! Ah, memories! And now we’re here at number 10.