Comic Reviews, Comics
It was announced over the weekend that Anna Paquin, Ellen Paige and Shawn Ashmore would all be returning to the X-men franchise. They will be taking on their roles of Rogue, Kitty Pryde and Iceman respectively.
Bryan Singer tweeted the following confirming their return:
Very excited to welcome
#annapaquin, @ellenpage & @shawnrashmore to #XMen #DaysofFuturePast – thank
@BrettRatner for letting them live!
This Avengers vs. Xmen crossover event has been going for quite awhile now and has been mostly lackluster in my opinion. I like what I like and don’t what I don’t and I’m not taking anything away from what the creators make but it just has not done much for me. I never understood the whole let’s pit all the good guys against each other thing but it’s something to do, a bit of a spectacle and with the restart (not reboot) coming up they can afford to shake things up a bit which is what seems to be happening here. Marvel is doing very well for themselves with the success of their films and they are trying to create a more cohesive universe overall. It does seem though that a lot of creative decisions are being made both at Marvel and DC in order to get press. The gay marriage beteen X-man Northstar and his companion in the X-men books and DC’s reimagining of Green Lantern Alan Scott as a gay man. More recently the announcement of another new Green Lantern who would be a Muslim character. I have no problems at all with any of this. Our real world is full of a variety of people in many walks of life and the comics should reflect that, it’s just when it’s done in the way they are doing it in which they try to force the impact on us that it seems like more of a hollow gesture with ulterior motives. Maybe I’m wrong but it does have at least a sliver of truth to it. Deaths in comics can be considered the same kind of thing. Something done more for shock value than purposeful direction. In comics for a long time now deaths seemed to not really even matter as any number of fantastic reasons can be concieved to return a hero or villain to the fictional living world. In todays release of the newest Avengers vs. Xmen comic a death occurred and while it can be looked as just another bit of comic book death fluff there is also purpose to it. If you would like to know what went down and who is no more. Click the read more tab but be warned…..SPOILERS ahead. Who fell in battle today???
The weapons of Halo are almost characters themselves. Sticky grenades, energy Swords and Impact Hammers, oh my. Below is a video from Halo Waypoint showcasing some of the old and some of the new in the arsenal for Halo 4. Then travel on down the page to see the new Specialization classes and what they have to offer.
Beginning this October Marvel Comics will begin relaunching a number of their flagship titles and will be starting a few new ones. Last year DC did the same kind of thing but it was more of a defined new beginning as it disregarded much of the continuity of it’s comic book storylines for all the years up to that new zero point. With Marvel this is a new beginning as well but not a reboot or reimagining. Just a new direction for Marvel’s cast of characters. The history stands but the future is one of a more overall cohesive Marvel universe with their films, comics, games and more. This whole new direction is occuring under the Marvel Now banner and anything with that logo will fall into that new direction. Continue reading