X-Men Legacy #300: "ForgetMeNot"



X-Men Legacy has had a weird history. It started as basically a book starring Charles Xavier. Then, it turned into a book starring Rogue. Then finally it was a book starring Xavier's son Legion.

So, naturally, the grand issue #300, the series finale, gives us a story... that's not about any of them.

The final issue )

The Unwritten Fables, Part 1: The Summoning

"The Unwritten Fables," a five-part The Unwritten story arc in which Tom Taylor meets the cast of Bill Willingham's Fables, begins...



'Let's just say that my wish list of "Fables" characters that I was really, really desperate to write was very large, and thanks to Bill's generosity, I was able to write all or most of them.'

- Mike Carey
12 2/3 pages from the 38-page The Unwritten #50 )
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[personal profile] sherkahn2012-08-21 06:44 am

The Unwritten #40 preview

ComicBookResources has the preview as the Australian adventures and the threat of the bonds between reality and fiction breaking apart continue.


Lady Gaga would be proud.  )
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[personal profile] sherkahn2012-03-16 02:46 pm

The Unwritten #35

Dramatis Personae. The Setup/Exposition. Rising Action/Complication. Conflict/Climax. Resolution. Denounement.

A major story arc for the Unwritten comes to a close.

Per the last issue....
Tom Taylor has finally destroyed the Cabal, and is now getting a rematch against Pullman at the bottom of the pit.

"The War of Words" ends...

edit:
***WARNING*** MAJOR SPOILERS.
...not without a price. )
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[personal profile] sherkahn2011-11-10 07:45 am

The Unwritten #31

The War of Words begins. With the Cabal making an open attempt to kill everyone Tom Taylor has contacted during this quest ( and I do mean everyone), Tom Taylor is thru hiding.

To quote Manitou Raven: "We make great war."

Tom Taylor strikes back! )

God Help the Girl*

So, along with Superman Secret Identity being re-released earlier in magazine form, DC re-released My Faith in Frankie.

I strongly recommend that you shell out some cash money for it, if you haven't read it already.

It's a proto-Minx book about a young woman with her own personal God - Jeriven, the God of the Heart's Fires.

Origin story ahoy )
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[personal profile] sherkahn2011-08-12 11:36 pm

The Unwritten #29

Some of the best writing and developments in comics continues to unfurl as most stories about the past begin to come to light, and life.


Fertile soil. )
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[personal profile] sherkahn2011-07-15 01:44 pm

The Unwritten #27

My personal pick of the week. And with the last Harry Potter movie out and people talking about the Potter books again, some of us can appreciate unseen connections.

#27 came out this week, and like any good episode of Lost or the X-Files it left a LOT more questions that need answering than it actually answered. But questions WERE answered and revelations were jaw dropping.

I'm sorry to say that for those of you who aren't picking this up, my post will do you no justice, but hopefully you can make the leap of faith and logic and see the implications.

(forgive me if it is lengthy)

Strange visitor.  )
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[personal profile] ficticons2011-06-26 03:49 am

Sigil Megapost - Part One

Sigil is a four-issue limited series, the second of two CrossGen titles - the other being Ruse - to be recently revitalized by Marvel. Since the fourth issue just came out last week, I figured this was as good a time as any to do a post about it. The trade - called Out of Time - comes out in September.

I think there's a fair amount about it that would make it of relevance to [community profile] scans_daily, including the facts that the protagonist is an interesting teenage girl, that it passes the Bechdel test at some points, and that there are pirates (including an awesome lady captain) involved.

What brought it to my attention, however, were two of the names on the cover (by Jelena Djurdjevic) of the first issue - Mike Carey and Leonard Kirk. As a fan of both Carey's work on The Unwritten and Kirk's work on the first Agents of Atlas miniseries, the idea of a collaboration between the two had instant appeal for me. As I found out later, the storyline and art (including some really nice colouring by Guru eFX) would justify my interest.

13 scans from two issues - 7 from #1 (22 pages) and 6 from #2 (20 pages). The images are different sizes because some are taken from previews and some are my own scans.

Note: There are scenes of grieving (a funeral; in the second set of scans) and scenes of bullying (in both sets of scans).

Sigil #1: In which we meet our heroine )


Sigil #2: In which Captain Sin is awesome )

Part two coming soon!

X-Men Legacy #216 and FIRST CLASS ramblings

I saw X-MEN FIRST CLASS yesterday. I agree with movie critics about the third act falling a bit flat. But first, here are some pages from X-MEN LEGACY #216, in which Emma Frost torments Professor X with his less-than-moral actions.
Another telepath REALLY has to do the same thing to Emma Frost someday. I mean, she killed Firestar's horse!



Some minor FIRST CLASS spoilers after the cut.

With great power comes doing whatever you want. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2011-05-13 03:19 pm

One of the more offhand Ultimizations, I'm pretty sure.

(The most, I think, might be "Forge the hammer, Ulik" in Ultimate Thor #1..)

It's definitely a clever one, though, as far as name repurposing goes.

At least, it's an unexpected one- when you need a squad of Russian power armor antagonists, you certainly don't think Hammer and Anvil, do you? )

We should all read more books for teenage girls

Recently, I've gone back and had a re-read of some of my Minx books. For those of you who don't know, Minx was DC's attempt at a line catering to teenage girls by publishing digest sized complete stories for sale in book shops. The line died because nobody bought them, though this is most likely because retailers didn't know whether they belonged in the young adult section or in the graphic novel section with Watchmen and Judge Dredd (i.e., not where the Twilight set might wander). There's been no talk of bringing Minx back, or even if DC want to have another go with trying a similar publishing experiment. I do half expect that the end of the next DC crossover will reveal that Drama Jane, is being brought into DC continuity so that she can be forgotten about by more readers.

This extract is from Re-Gifters by Mike Carey (now writing Unwritten and assorted X-books) and Sonny Liew (last seen in the blockbusting Sense and Sensibility. The team wrote the excellent My Faith in Frankie, which was a Minx book before there was Minx.

As for Regifters, it's the story of a (South) Korean girl living in LA called Dixie/ Dik Seong Jen/ Jen Dickson. Dixie practices hapkido and has a crush onAdam, a boy in her class. Her mum makes jewellery which she sells to a shop in Koreatown and in the first extract, Dixie is taking the latest batch to the store.  )

Our second part is getting ready for a party )

Coming soon - more Minx

Ultimate Sapphic Geniuses

Ages ago, I posted something from Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #2 about Nursery 2 and the kids that lived there. Since then, I've finished reading the whole thing and was moderately disappointed by the ending.

The only one that had any sort of reference before or after that story, and received some form of personality was Strange Josie )
As readers of Ultimate Doom #4 will know... that's not how it ended.