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Marvel Comics 8-Bit NES Games

What If: 8-Bit Marvel Comics Games

While in the middle of finishing up the last meshes and dialog for my new Freedom Force Vs The Third Reich mod, I came across these wonderful images on Comic Alliance – Enjoy!

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1952 Marvel Comic Avengers Movie

Uncanny X-Men 364 X-Mail Flashback!

Ant’s X-Mail about the All New, All Deadly Cerebro’s X-Men

Cerebro's X-Men

Cerebro's X-Men

While I was rereading old X-Men comics last night, I noticed an old letter I wrote into Marvel comics when I was 15. I had completely forgotten about this letter and was overjoyed to find it again. I initially wrote this letter as a response to Uncanny X-Men #360 which featured a group of new “mutants” gathered by the Founder. As many of you know already, the Founder was Cerebro wearing Charlie X’s face while his gathered group of mutants were actually nano-tech constructs based on the personalities and powers of other mutants. Anyway, I had a lot of questions regarding this team (as well as Joseph who I dearly loved) and I sent them in.

Uncanny X-Men #364 X-Mail

Uncanny X-Men #364 X-Mail

I loved these characters, I thought they were infinitely more interesting than either of the current teams and even to this day, I muse about them returning either as real mutants or nano-tech constructs.

“NEW GENERATION OF HOPE” Revealed (Sort of)

Second Coming Reveals Location of New Mutants

Second Coming - Generation of Hope

Second Coming - Generation of Hope

Allan Heinberg and Olivier Coipel on Uncanny X-Men #526 Backup

Uncanny X-Men #526 – Avengers: Children’s Crusade Tie-in

Young Avengers’ Writer & Super star Artist Bridge the Gap Between X-Men and Young Avengers

Coipel on Uncanny X-Men #526 Backup

Coipel on Uncanny X-Men #526 Backup

Marvel.com: Allan Heinberg and Olivier Coipel play in the x-sandbox! If the fallout from “Second Coming” wasn’t enough to make you buy Uncanny X-Men #526, then how about a bonus story by two of the best talents in the industry? Allan Heinberg may be the busiest man in the world, splitting his time between television (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and comics (Avengers: Children’s Crusade, Young Avengers) but he couldn’t pass up an opportunity to write Cyclops, Magneto and Wolverine.

What does Magneto learn that sends him down a path that the rest of the world would rather he just stay away? And what does it mean to his relationship with the X-Men? Oh, and did we mention that the artist of Marvel’s Siege event was drawing it? Olivier Coipel’s first sequential work since illustrating the Sentry’s death and the new formation of the Avengers is in Uncanny #526. Don’t miss it!

So this looks like the set up for the cliffhanger in the latest issue of Avengers: Children Crusade. I sort of wished that Heinberg did a backup every month the title didn’t ship (Children’s Crusade is bimonthly) to keep the momentum going but I guess that is too much to ask for from him. I really do think Children’s Crusade will suffer from being bi-monthly. I mean seriously, 18 months to tell a 9 part story is all kinds of crazy.

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New Uncanny X-Force Line-Up Revealed

Marvel Comics Uncanny X-Force

Uncanny X-Force Debuts in X-Men Second Coming #2

Uncanny X-Force

“Marvel is pleased to unveil the top-secret lineup of the all-new, all-deadly Uncanny X-Force, making their debut in X-Men Second Coming #2! In the jaw dropping finale of the critically acclaimed Second Coming, sacrifices have been made and now, the savior of mutantkind will rise! After the devastation from Bastion’s forces, the X-Men must band together and rebuild, but one group has other plans. When a secret society resurrects the feared villain Apocalypse, Wolverine’s brand new black-ops team is the only strong enough to take him down – by any means necessary. Be the first to get in on the non-stop, explosive action this October as red hot creators Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña bring you the all-new ongoing series, Uncanny X-Force!”

AfghanAnt’s Thoughts on the Uncanny X-Force

Uncanny X-Force #1

Uncanny X-Force #1

I have never been a fan of X-Force. I’ve enjoyed the art but I always thought it was ultra-violent for the sake of being ultra-violent. I also never understood why Cyclops, of all people, would assemble a team of killers to defend the mutant race. It just always seemed against the X-Men code. Anyway, I’m excited to see Psylocke and Archangel on the same team again. Hopefully we’ll see some romantic connection amongst the murdering.

We all knew Wolverine was going to stay on the team. He’s practically the leader but I’m confused why two non-mutants are on the team. Fantomex is a super-sentinel and Deadpool is a mutate.

In fact, Psylocke shouldn’t be considered a mutant (well I guess he Asian body is actually a mutant) but originally Betsy Braddock was half-human, half-Otherworlder like her brothers Brian Braddock (Captain Britain) and Jamie Braddock.

If you know anything about me, you know I loved Morrison’s X-Men run, so seeing Fantomex back is really excited but I’m not digging this weird black and white costume he’s wearing and I’m really not digging Deadpool’s either. Let’s hope they aren’t colored like this in the actual comic.

The Chaos War: Hercules Returns, Mikaboshi Strikes!

Heroic Age Marvel Event: The Chaos War

Hercules Returns in The Chaos War

Hercules Returns in The Chaos War

“The Chaos King, the living embodiment of the void before time and space began, has decided he liked things better before everything was,” explains editor Jordan White. “He’s on a mission to wipe out all of existence with an army of alien space gods at his back, and the only ones who can stop him are the gods of Earth’s pantheons, lead by the all-new God Squad! Hercules leads Thor, Sersi, Venus, Galactus, and The Silver Surfer in protecting all of reality against The Chaos King!

Virtually every mythology describes a state of chaos and darkness that existed before creation itself,” Pak says. “The Chaos King is the personification of that chaos and darkness. In essence, he’s the antithesis of creation.

A villain with such power and motivation as well as an army of subjugated gods won’t be easily taken down, so it’s up to the recently resurrected Hercules to lead the God Squad, a task he’s not necessarily too thrilled about.”

MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3 – Long Trailer

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Extended Trailer

After a decade of waiting, the biggest names from the Marvel Universe will clash head on with the combined might of Capcom’s best known and most feared roster of gaming characters. Powered by the mighty MT Framework engine, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3 will deliver the best ever match up of legendary fighters and no holds barred fighting action. Get set for the ultimate faceoff when MARVEL™ vs. CAPCOM® 3: Fate of Two Worlds hits the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Spring 2011.

Never Get Between a Black Man and His Ding Dong

Luke Cage is Crazy for Ding Dongs

Black Thor – Luke Cage

Luke Cage as Black Thor

“Sweet Christmas!”

Luke Cage as Black Thor

Luke Cage as Black Thor

I swear to Black Odin, the guy who made this custom figure can have one of my children for this.