I have been into comics since I was very young when my friend took me to a comic book store for my very first time and I loaded up on X-Men comics. We had watched the animated show X-Men Pryde of the X-Men and from there I was hooked. From there everything changed. I was young and didn’t really catch onto that comics came out monthly until many years later. So I just grabbed what looked fun and had characters on the covers that I liked. Later when I got older I was more aware of the release schedule for comics and decided to take the plunge back into the world that I was introduced

The green haired vixen known as Polaris to most, and Lorna Dane to friends and family has been an on again, off again X-Man for many years. While not being one of the original five, Polaris made her debut in Uncanny X-Men #49 on October 10th 1968. Since then she has been a member of the X-Men, X-Factor, the Marauders, the Acolytes, the Twelve, the Starjammers and even a Horseman of Apocalypse.   While sometimes being an X-Man most fans associate her with X-Factor. She had been a mainstay in that series from X-Factor #70 in 1991 to when the team would disband in X-Factor #149 in

  Jean Grey has been one of the most cherished characters of the X-Men franchise ever since Chris Claremont brought her rebirth into the Phoenix to the world. She was one of the original X-Men but for many years felt more of second rate character then the heart of the team that she has become.   After her last death in Grant Morrison’s epic run (2001 New X-Men #114-154) we saw some little bits of her pop up in flash backs, some runs that dealt with the Phoenix force (Avengers vs X-Men, Phoenix: End Song/ War Song) but one of the most beloved X-Men looked like she was never

On Friday, June 16 , Cars 3 opens in theatres and a chill went up my spine, I’ll explain. Like a lot of people, I love the Pixar animated movies, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3 and Monsters Inc. are some of my favorites. The very first Cars was released back in 2006, I watched it on DVD and I’ve had an uneasy feeling ever since. There’s something inadvertently creepy about a car with facial features like big googly eyes and tiny mouths. I keep thinking “Where are the humans? What happened to them?” Besides A Bug’s Life, human beings are always featured,

It was 1994. I'd picked up an issue of Wizard Magazine and like always I flipped through the pages to find out all the latest Valiant comics news, because in my small home town of Fenelon Falls Ontario we didn't have a big selection. One of the books being discussed was Ninjak. I loved the art right away, and the concept sounded so freaking cool! A ninja spy! How could this lose? Well then I picked up a random issue a couple years later and I hated it. It was the first time I really hated something Valiant put out, the art was good enough. The issue was drawn by Joe Quesada, I

He is known to many as the Man Without Fear. Matt Murdock, Daredevil has been a champion in Hell’s Kitchen, a part of New York City for many years now. Daredevil is a hero that just can’t seem to catch a break no matter how hard he tries. As a young child Matt’s mother suffered from postpartum depression and left him and his father to become a nun. Matt’s father told Matt that she had died instead to save him the grief of knowing his mother just abandoned them. Later a young Matt was hit in the face with radioactive waste as he tried to save an old man crossing the

  Jean Grey has been a very popular and cherished character since her debut in X-Men #1 all the way back in 1963. She started off as more of a B level team member until a cosmic event would transform her into the Omega level mutant we know today. Over the decades she has died and been reborn which is fitting for a character named Phoenix. Her last death was back in 2004’s New X-Men run by all-star writer Grant Morrison.   Many thought we would never see her again, but then a schism struck the X-Men. Cyclops took those that would follow him and Wolverine took those that would

This opinion piece is about the latest Marvel controversy, in which Marvel requested for comic book store owners, wear a Hydra T-shirt and change their logo to a Hydra logo. This has caused a lot of controversy as of late, which is expected. Some saying it’s just harmless fun, whilst others are saying it’s a terrible and tone-deaf move from Marvel.   As a black guy, I feel like I’m supposed to confirm the opinions of those that hate this idea. If you cannot already tell I’m not going to do that. However, I will say this Nazis are bad and Hitler is bad. I really

The one thing that I have always loved about the X-Men is that they aren't just superheroes saving the day. Many of the stories that have been told over the years have been injected with some serious emotions. There have been deaths, great loves, moments of depression and so many more.   X-Men has always been a book that many readers have been able to relate to on one level or another. It's why X-Men has always been a flagship franchise for Marvel. If you talk to any comic book fan many will tell you it was X-Men that brought them into the world of comics.   So to

There are few creative teams that generate as much excitement as Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo do. Their work on Batman is going to be long-remembered, and for good reason. Snyder's Batman was fun, exciting, tense, and was brought to life perfectly by Capullo's deft pencils, as well as the work of the art team of Jonathan Glapion, Danny Miki, and FCO Plascencia. Their next project has been teased since the beginning of the year, and we finally know what it is.   The panel announcing the team's new project was moderated by DC co-publisher Dan DiDio. He was joined by fellow


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