Super Bowl 50 – X-Men: Apocalypse

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I’m a fan of the X-Men films, but the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse had me concerned.  The commercial that aired during the Super Bowl has restored some of that faith.  It looks much better than the trailer.  You’ve probably seen it by now, but if not, watch it after the break.

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I’m Not Sure What To Think About This First X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer

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Ugh. Is anyone digging this character design?

Apocalypse is a great X-Men villain.  And I really enjoyed X-Men: First Class and loved X-Men: Days of Future Past.  But I’m not sure what to make of this first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse.  Nothing really grabs me about it and I hate the look of Apocalypse.  Maybe you’ll feel differently.

That said, I’m sure I’ll be seeing it in the theaters come May 27, 2016.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars XXXIV

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I guess I missed an opportunity here by not getting this pushed out for Halloween as it features everyone’s current favorite undead, the Marvel Zombies.

After the cut, I’ll finish off two series with a spoilerly look at Marvel Zombies #2, Marvel Zombies #3, Marvel Zombies #4, Age of Ultron Vs Marvel Zombies #3 and Age of Ultron Vs Marvel Zombies #4.

Be sure to check out our latest Secret Wars Power Rankings, which also features links to the other parts of my read through.

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Marvel’s Badass Females Ranked, Because That Is What We Do Here

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Actually, more what they do over at MorphSuits, but we like to spread the love.

After the break, see how you farvorite female Marvel heroes fare.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars Part Seven (X-Men Edition)

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In the late 80’s/early 90’s unless you were wearing a red and blue spider suit, nothing was as big as the X-Men for Marvel.  With the collector boom in full swing, issues were selling millions of copies.  Artists like Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri and (shudder) Rob Liefeld were making their mark and establishing the popularity that would allow them to later launch Image Comics.  And an animated series was released that would become one of the most honored and celebrated this side of Batman: The Animated Series.

The writers, artists and editors of the X-Men corner of the Marvel Universe also had the related title crossovers nailed.  Whereas now we seem to wait for each company wide event, at that time is was more a question of what the next X-crossover would be?  Inferno, X-Tinction Agenda, X-Cutioner’s Song, Age of Apocolypse to name a few.  While some would crossover into other titles, these were X-Events to the core.

In this post we’ll look at a couple of books inspired by those crossovers (Inferno #1,  X-Tinction Agenda #1), a continuation of that animated series (X-Men ’92 #1) and one outlier from the early 80’s that really set the stage for all X-crossovers to come (Years of Future Past #1).

Also, if you are like me and haven’t read all of Johnathon Hickman’s Avengers run leading up to Secret Wars, be sure to take Tom’s Road To Secret Wars course at gabbinggeekuniversity.com.  The reading materials are online here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six and Part Seven.

And that course is a prerequisite to the other parts of this series: Part One, Part Two, Part Three,Part Four, Part Five, Part Six

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Awesome Cosplay Of The Day: MYSTIQUE

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Yeah – I don’t normally post overly “sexy” cosplay on here, but when I came across Nadya Sonika’s version of Mystique, I had to give credit where credit was due. The level of makeup and detailing on this cosplay is simply exquisite. This is probably one of the best Mystique cosplays I have ever seen. Photography credit goes to:  Ignacio Mendoza Fotografía
Makeup and body art credit goes to:  Lyma Makeup Art. See another stunning photo after the break:

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Fox Getting In The Game With Live-Action X-Men

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With successful shows like Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham on the rise, it’s no wonder that Fox is chomping at the bit to get into the game and cash in on the popularity that are Superheroes on TV. And without further adieu, we bring you a live action X-Men that’s about to join the gambit of shows already slated. Gambit. Heh-heh!

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Casting Rumors for Young Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey

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Time travel makes all things possible.  Because X-Men: Days of Future Past employed the ol’ “time travel to fix problems” move, we will see Wolverine and folliclely UNchallenged Professor X cultivating the talents of younger versions of Cyclops, Storm, and Jean Grey.  Such a reboot like that could only be found in….well….in an X-Men COMIC BOOK.  So now, we get to recast these roles with young talent to battle Apocalypse.  Who will it be???

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