The new X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer makes the film look like a total sausage fest. It features lots of gruff bros giving each other attitude, and “good friends” socking each other in the face. The one woman who gets a speaking line gets called a bitch. It’s disappointing. The X-Men have the best female characters in comics, and several are being played by Oscar-winners. I hope the actual film does better by them. 

This is blowing my mind…

This is blowing my mind…

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At this moment in the 616 Marvelverse, The Red Skull has desecrated the corpse of Charles Xavier and grafted Charles’s psychic brain onto his own. It’s pretty damn horrible. I really want to see Magneto fucking destroy him for it. Like, brutally.

panels-of-interest:

Magneto vs. the Red Skull.

[from Captain America (1968) #368]

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Call For Artists

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

"McKellen Me Softly"

Geeks OUT is seeking original artwork inspired by Sir Ian McKellen for a one-night art show. McKellen has been an inspiration to many, both as a tremendous actor and as an advocate for LGBT rights. “McKellen Me Softly” will be a tribute show in his honor. Artists are free to depict him in one of his many famous roles, one of his lesser-known performances, or to just dress him up as the character you’d love to see him play. Use your imagination! Art will be raffled off to lucky fans in attendance at the show.

“McKellen Me Softly” is Geeks OUT’s third annual tribute gala. Previous shows have honored George Takei and Sigourney Weaver. Proceeds from the event will fund Geeks OUT’s ongoing mission to rally, empower and promote the LGBT geek community by hosting exciting social events in numerous cities, and bringing queer-interest content to comic conventions.

All media types are welcome. Display space will be limited, so please keep the size under 24”x36”.

When your masterpiece is complete, send a JPG of the artwork to submissions@geeksout.org along with your name, contact information, website url, and a brief 100-word bio. If selected, we’ll contact you to arrange shipping details. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.

For more information, visit mckellenmesoftly.com.

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This comic was a crazy hot mess of talent. 
brianmichaelbendis:

Heroes for Hope Starring The X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics - December 1985)
Script: Alan MooreIllustrator: Richard Corben

This comic was a crazy hot mess of talent. 

brianmichaelbendis:

Heroes for Hope Starring The X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics - December 1985)

Script: Alan Moore
Illustrator: Richard Corben

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Just dawned on me that Magneto has gone sleeveless before and this  new look is sort of a nod to his semi-hated 80s costume.

Just dawned on me that Magneto has gone sleeveless before and this  new look is sort of a nod to his semi-hated 80s costume.

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This week! Society 6 offers free shipping on all prints in the modhero shop! Follow this link to get your walls, ipods pillows powered up!

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These are really great. Mags definitely needs to lose the outside-underpants. 

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I was dubious about First X-Men, but it’s turning out to be a well-written (if familiar) story, bringing some good stuff to the sandbox. Not that we’ll ever see these forgotten characters again, but they don’t feel like throw-aways. Plus, it’s a good use of Adams’s style, which sort of thumbs its nose at the way superhero books are drawn nowadays, making characters seem crude and badly dressed, because hey, it was the… 60s? 50s?.. Anyway. It works.

I was dubious about First X-Men, but it’s turning out to be a well-written (if familiar) story, bringing some good stuff to the sandbox. Not that we’ll ever see these forgotten characters again, but they don’t feel like throw-aways. Plus, it’s a good use of Adams’s style, which sort of thumbs its nose at the way superhero books are drawn nowadays, making characters seem crude and badly dressed, because hey, it was the… 60s? 50s?.. Anyway. It works.

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X-MEN:  FIRST CLASS (2 of 2)

X-MEN:  FIRST CLASS
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X-MEN:  FIRST CLASS (1 of 2)
"IT DOESN’T MEAN THE MOVIE IS DEFINITELY GOING TO SUCK."
I find myself saying that a lot during the months before an X-Men movie hits theaters. As news tidbits are released concerning the screenplay, casting, costuming, etc., I get a little worried that things aren’t looking so good for the merry on-screen mutants. The X-Men are my favorite comic book characters, and when an X-Men story is told well, it puts me in a state of deep satisfaction. I love them, and it always breaks my heart to see an X-Men movie that’s … er.. less than great. 
So, how can I keep buoying my hopes when news about this upcoming “First Class” gives that disaster-to-come vibe? Specifically, when promotional posters are released that look like they were made by an image processing script?
I keep in mind the vast number of decisions that go into making a big-budget film. Maybe, just maybe, the dollars that were clearly spared from the marketing budget have been re-purposed for:
An on-set vocal coach. The characters are from all over the world, and should have some believable accents, right? Looking at you, Halle Berry.
An extra week or two in editing. Does the film really need the Gambit chapter? Let’s take some time to think about that, huh?
Costumes our heroes can comfortably walk in. Just sayin’.
So, hopes are still high for X-Men: First Class.

X-MEN:  FIRST CLASS
(1 of 2)

"IT DOESN’T MEAN THE MOVIE IS DEFINITELY GOING TO SUCK."

I find myself saying that a lot during the months before an X-Men movie hits theaters. As news tidbits are released concerning the screenplay, casting, costuming, etc., I get a little worried that things aren’t looking so good for the merry on-screen mutants. The X-Men are my favorite comic book characters, and when an X-Men story is told well, it puts me in a state of deep satisfaction. I love them, and it always breaks my heart to see an X-Men movie that’s … er.. less than great. 

So, how can I keep buoying my hopes when news about this upcoming “First Class” gives that disaster-to-come vibe? Specifically, when promotional posters are released that look like they were made by an image processing script?

I keep in mind the vast number of decisions that go into making a big-budget film. Maybe, just maybe, the dollars that were clearly spared from the marketing budget have been re-purposed for:

  1. An on-set vocal coach. The characters are from all over the world, and should have some believable accents, right? Looking at you, Halle Berry.
  2. An extra week or two in editing. Does the film really need the Gambit chapter? Let’s take some time to think about that, huh?
  3. Costumes our heroes can comfortably walk in. Just sayin’.

So, hopes are still high for X-Men: First Class.

THE NEW MUTANTS
OK, WTF?W. T. F. ?????Xavier’s School was pretty cool. Mutant kids got to come and hang out and use their powers for good and stuff. The professor was kind of creepy, but in a good way, you know? He’d always talk about nonviolent resolutions and bridge-building and loving your enemy. That’s all well and good. But, the semester starts and who’s hanging out on campus? You guessed it: Magneto! Sorry, Professor, but that guys is a jerk! Good thing he’s not headmaster…

THE NEW MUTANTS

OK, WTF?
W. T. F. ?????

Xavier’s School was pretty cool. Mutant kids got to come and hang out and use their powers for good and stuff.

The professor was kind of creepy, but in a good way, you know? He’d always talk about nonviolent resolutions and bridge-building and loving your enemy. That’s all well and good. But, the semester starts and who’s hanging out on campus? You guessed it: Magneto! Sorry, Professor, but that guys is a jerk! Good thing he’s not headmaster…

MAGNETO
Sorry, Professor X. Magneto was RIGHT! ** About a couple things:1) Being a minority will always be kind of crappy, even if you have big muscles and cool powers.2) Senior citizens wearing purple and orange tights can still strike terror into the masses.Savior? Terrorist? Visionary? Madman?Yes!

MAGNETO

Sorry, Professor X. Magneto was RIGHT! *

* About a couple things:
1) Being a minority will always be kind of crappy, even if you have big muscles and cool powers.
2) Senior citizens wearing purple and orange tights can still strike terror into the masses.

Savior? Terrorist? Visionary? Madman?
Yes!

QUICKSILVER AND THE SCARLET WITCH
Wow, talk about issues. But I guess if your mom leaves your dad before you’re born and then dies herself, leaving you in the hands of a cow-headed mutate who brings you to her mad-scientist master, who places you in stasis for a decade before then giving you to some gypsies, who are then murdered in front of you, right before this guy Magneto shows up and is real nice but then turns out to be a terrorist, you’d probably develop something of a creepy codependency for your sibling too. They fought the good fight as Avengers, and tried to make normal lives for themselves. Pietro married an otherworldly princess, only to wreck it and piss off her whole family. Wanda married a robot and gave birth to fake children she made out of magic. And wait, in the middle of all that, it turned out that MAGNETO was their real dad?? Lordy! These two can’t get a break. Let’s just leave them alone, okay?

QUICKSILVER AND THE SCARLET WITCH

Wow, talk about issues.
But I guess if your mom leaves your dad before you’re born and then dies herself, leaving you in the hands of a cow-headed mutate who brings you to her mad-scientist master, who places you in stasis for a decade before then giving you to some gypsies, who are then murdered in front of you, right before this guy Magneto shows up and is real nice but then turns out to be a terrorist, you’d probably develop something of a creepy codependency for your sibling too.

They fought the good fight as Avengers, and tried to make normal lives for themselves. Pietro married an otherworldly princess, only to wreck it and piss off her whole family. Wanda married a robot and gave birth to fake children she made out of magic. And wait, in the middle of all that, it turned out that MAGNETO was their real dad?? Lordy! These two can’t get a break. Let’s just leave them alone, okay?

THE NEW MUTANTS
OK, WTF?W. T. F. ?????Xavier’s School was pretty cool. Mutant kids got to come and hang out and use their powers for good and stuff. The professor was kind of creepy, but in a good way, you know? He’d always talk about nonviolent resolutions and bridge-building and loving your enemy. That’s all well and good. But, the semester starts and who’s hanging out on campus? You guessed it: Magneto! Sorry, Professor, but that guys is a jerk! Good thing he’s not headmaster…

THE NEW MUTANTS

OK, WTF?
W. T. F. ?????

Xavier’s School was pretty cool. Mutant kids got to come and hang out and use their powers for good and stuff.

The professor was kind of creepy, but in a good way, you know? He’d always talk about nonviolent resolutions and bridge-building and loving your enemy. That’s all well and good. But, the semester starts and who’s hanging out on campus? You guessed it: Magneto! Sorry, Professor, but that guys is a jerk! Good thing he’s not headmaster…