Review – X-Men: Apocalypse
May20

Review – X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse is the sixth main title in the X-Men movie franchise (ninth if you include spin-offs), it’s also a direct sequel to a movie that was both a prequel and sequel to what had come before it. With all that baggage you might think that Apocalypse would be one of the messiest and most incomprehensible movies to date, in fact it’s actually the most straightforward X-Men movie in years. While Days of Future Past was a film...

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Are Marvel Really Going To Cancel The X-Men Comics?
Jun25

Are Marvel Really Going To Cancel The X-Men Comics?

There’s a rumour doing the rounds lately that Marvel are going to use their upcoming Axis event (or an untitled event next summer) to basically erase mutants from the Marvel universe. This sort of thing usually comes across as laughable paranoia and a ridiculous rampaging rumour born of speculation. I normally would never cover something like this because it just seems too silly. But here’s the stupid thing: It kind of fits. Just...

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Movie Review: X-Men Days of Future Past (Spoiler Free)
May23

Movie Review: X-Men Days of Future Past (Spoiler Free)

Note: I’ve kept the spoilers to a minimum as usual but I do discuss the very barebones premise of the movie, which is something you’ll know if you haven’t avoided the marketing like the plague. If you want to know absolutely nothing about the plot then you can simply look at the score I’ve given it above to get a pretty clear indication of what I think. Otherwise read on for a quick discussion of the film....

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Comic Review: Magneto #1 (2014)
Mar17

Comic Review: Magneto #1 (2014)

After seeing X-Men First Class, I remember thinking how brilliantly badass the scene was where Magneto hunted down the Nazis. The idea of Magneto, such a powerful mutant with strong personal convictions, seeking despicable people responsible for atrocities, felt like it was begging to be turned into a spin-off movie. Well recently Brian Michael Bendis said that the new Magneto series was basically built from the idea of that scene....

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30 Day Comic Book Challenge Day 19 – Somewhere To Live

It’s day 19 of the 30-day comic book challenge! Every day I cover a different comic book question, along with the other members of the IGN Assemble Facebook group. Day 19 – A Comic Book City/Universe I’d Like To Live In When I sat down to write this answer it occurred to me how horribly dangerous a lot of the world’s I read about are. I really couldn’t come up with a place that was both interesting and safe, so in...

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