The State of the X-Men – Fall 2010

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There was a lot for this X-Men fan to be thankful for this week as all four major X-titles shipped on Wednesday. While in many ways this is great, I can’t help but recognize how much the publishing scheme for these books has changed after they had been coming out weekly for almost all of 2010. With this in mind, I thought it might be a good time revisit the state of the books post-Second Coming.

This will probably contain what some would consider spoilers, so keep that in mind if there are things you’d rather not know about these books.

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REVIEW: RED starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malcovich and Weeds

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Last week we ran a preview of the fall movie RED starring Bruce Willis. If you had actually read that primer, you may have wondered, “Why are you writing a primer for a movie that doesn’t come out for over two months?” Well as it turns out, the real question is “Why is Summit screening the film two months early?” Because on Friday I got to be part of “one of the first audiences in the country” to see RED.

The movie stars Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren as retired government assassins. The chick from Weeds plays a potential love interest for Willis and the dude from Nip/Tuck plays the Vice President of the United States.

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A RED Primer

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Last month MLD presented a primer on all things Scott Pilgrim to prepare readers for the upcoming Edgar Wright film, which actually hits theaters this Friday. Today we will be discussing the Wildstorm/Homage Studios series RED that has inspired a Bruce Willis film due out this Fall.

Spoilers will follow.

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Astonishingly late X-Men

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This was another week without an issue of X-Men: Second Coming, and while that’s disappointing all such feeling was replaced by shock when I saw Astonishing X-Men #34 was on the shelf yesterday. The latest issue of the often delayed series is the penultimate chapter of the current story arc and the title. The book is awesome in so many ways, but my feelings toward its content can’t be removed from the way its publication has been handled.

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