Hey X-Fans! Welcome to the inaugural episode of the X-Men Readathon. In an ongoing project I’ll be reading one issue of the X-Men per day starting with issue #1 until I make it to the present and I’ll be making a video each week to talk about the stories I’ve read.
I’m a huge fan of the franchise who’s read a lot of the series, but there’s even more I haven’t, so I’m taking part in this fun journey through the ages! Please watch and enjoy and stay tuned each week as I talk more about the Strangest Super-Heroes of All!
It’s been a few weeks since I last had a solo podcast, so I have a lot of catching up to do. I can tell you that I’ve read a few books, namely:
Nightwing: Old Friends, New Enemies (DC Comics) which collects the Nightwing/Speedy team-ups from Action Comics Weekly. It takes place shortly after Dick has left Batman as a partner but is still a member of the Titans. The first of the two tales was much more violent than I thought it would be including sex and drugs.
March by Rep. John Lewis (Top Shelf)the fist in the trilogy of life in the southern US in the 60’s. The details are sometimes hard to read and the language is not for the faint of heart, but t is a true story and one that should never be forgotten. I commend Chris Starros for taking on this project.
A few others that I have on my to read list include:
The First Kingdom by Jack Katz (Titan)
The Superman Dailies – Silver Age (IDW)
Star Trek Newspaper Strips Volume 1 (IDW)
Peanuts Sundays 1952-55 (Fantagraphics)
Heroic Tales: The Bill Everett Archives Volume 2 and Impossible Tales: The Steve Ditko Archives Volume 4 Blake Bell (Fantagraphics)
I also go over details of X-Men Days Of Future Past HC (Marvel) which is due in 2014, including the fact that Days Of Future Present will be collected, as well. Yeah!!!
In the UK and Europe…
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Age Of Ultron HC
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol 1 (New Ptg)
Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol 1 (New Ptg)
Iron Man By Kurt Busiek And Sean Chen Omnibus HC
East Of West TP Vol 1 The Promise
Guardians Of Galaxy Prem HC Vol 1 Cosmic Avengers
Walking Dead HC Vol 9 (MR)
Mighty Thor Omnibus HC Vol 2 Dm Var Kirby Ed
Wonder Woman HC Vol 3 Iron (N52)
Animal Man TP Vol 3 Rotworld The Red Kingdom (N52)
Marvel has released a new trailer for the Avengers Vs X-Men HC. It’s due out November 7, 2012 and will include the following comic books: Avengers Vs. X-Men #0-12, AVX: Vs. #1-6, Avengers Vs. X-Men Infinite #1, #6 and #9, and material from Point One. In the original solicit stated that it would be 528 pages, but today that changed to 568 Pages. The price remains the same at $75.00 US.
The best-selling comic event of the year, pitting the two most popular super hero teams against one another, hits store shelves in a limited edition, oversized collection with the Avengers Vs. X-Men Hardcover! In a mammoth collection including not only the massively popular 13-issue limited series but the critically acclaimed AVX VS and the groundbreaking Avengers VS. X-Men: Infinite comics! Experience the pop culture event like never before as your favorite heroes like Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto and more go head to head with the entire Marvel Universe at stake!
The Avengers VS X-Men Hardcover features the top talent of the industry including top-selling authors: Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man); Jason Aaron (Wolverine & The X-Men, Wolverine); Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, Ultimate Comics Ultimates); Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Winter Soldier); Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor) and even more! This unprecedented assembly of acclaimed writers is joined by a cavalcade of the industry’s superstar artists including John Romita Jr (Avengers); Olivier Coipel (The Mighty Thor); Adam Kubert (X-Men: Schism) and others.
With a limited print run, the Avengers VS. X-Men Hardcover includes a cavalcade of bonus features that bring the Avengers Vs. X-Men experience even further including
· Exclusive (to the collection) behind the scenes extras utilizing special augmented reality technology with the Marvel AR app powered by Aurasma
· Avengers VS. X-Men Infinite comics in print for the very first time!
· A code for a free digital copy available exclusively through the Marvel Comics app & Marvel Digital Comics Shop!
The Avengers and X-Men have learned that the all-powerful embodiment of both death and rebirth known as the Phoenix Force is on a crash course for Earth…and it needs a new host to unleash its immeasurable power. But what is the shocking decision tied to the Phoenix’s return that will pit the Avengers against the X-Men? And when good friends become bitter enemies, what does this mean for the future of the Marvel Universe?
You’ve heard It’s Coming—and this November witness every punch thrown, every shield slung and every blast blown out in the Avengers VS. X-Men Hardcover!
All your favorite super heroes enter the fight—and only one team will emerge victorious!
For more on Avengers VS X-Men, please visit http://avx.marvel.com
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN HARDCOVER (JUL120630)
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN HARDCOVER DM VARIANT (JUL120631)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, JASON AARON, ED BRUBAKER, JONATHAN HICKMAN, MATT FRACTION & MORE
Art by FRANK CHO, JOHN ROMITA JR, OLIVIER COIPEL, ADAM KUBERT & MORE
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
DM Variant Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
$75.00 – Rated T+