Marvel’s Age of X

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Last month, Marvel started planting the seeds for an X-Men event beginning in early 2011 called Age of X. Around the time of the New York Comic Con, a teaser image featuring blacked out figures was released from the publisher to get the speculation started. During the X-Men panel at NYCC, hints that Age of X might be connected to another Age in X-history, the Age of Apocalypse, generated even more buzz.

It’s a little early to know for sure what this X-Men event will entail, but I’m pretty excited about what’s been revealed so far. Read more of this article »


Women of Marvel Frame Variants

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Last August, Marvel celebrated its 70th Anniversary by combining their publication history as Timely, Atlas and Marvel Comics which dates back to 1939. As part of the celebration, the publisher returned to a fondly remembered variant cover gimmick they used during their 25th Anniversary (almost 25 years ago): every book with a matching cover featuring a character from the title framed by a collection of their fellow Marvel creations. While I have my own feelings on how these new variations on the theme match up, I have to admit I really like the idea. With 2010 being a celebration of the Women of Marvel, the frame covers have returned this month.

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