DISCOURSE DISH: Marvel’s Mutants, Allegory, and the Anxiety of ‘X’

DISCOURSE DISH: Marvel’s Mutants, Allegory, and the Anxiety of ‘X’

This week, I’m taking a brief break from my usual Discourse Dish subject matter.  I know I’ve made my name with this column primarily in talking about DC Discourse, but this week, we’re hopping the aisle.  This week, with Death of X on the horizon, I want to talk about mutants. Specifically, I want to talk about being an X-Men fan in a climate of constant anxiety. X-Men fans pretty much operate in a constant state of ‘the…

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Comic Book Market Maven: DC Ends July with Bang

Comic Book Market Maven: DC Ends July with Bang

A relatively quiet fifth week for everyone but the Big Two. Marvel will make a valiant effort, but expect DC to emerge triumphant thanks to a pair of top 10 titles and a new issue of Sandman Overture. The Big Two The fifth Wednesday of a five week month is usually pretty quiet in terms of sales, with all but a few lingering titles already released earlier in the month. Not so this week, particularly…

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Comic Book Market Maven: Spider-Man Leads Again in May

May sales have been released, so let’s take a look at some of the notable titles and numbers! The Top 10 Rank Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Est. sales 1 Original Sin 1 $4.99 Marvel 147,045 2 Amazing Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 123,945 3 Amazing Spider-Man 1.1 $3.99 Marvel 116,555 4 Batman 31 $3.99 DC 107,499 5 Forever Evil 7 $4.99 DC 96,098 6 Original Sin 2 $3.99 Marvel 92,643 7 Justice League 30 $3.99…

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Comic Book Market Maven: Image, IDW Look to Dominate

Comic Book Market Maven: Image, IDW Look to Dominate

The final sales numbers for May should be out shortly, and I’ll write up an additional post looking at those in more detail. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what’s on sale in the second week of June. The Big Two It’s a relatively quiet week for the Big Two in terms of perennial monthly top 10 titles. DC, of course, has another issue of Batman: Eternal, which will do quite well for itself….

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Preview: “Nightcrawler #2”

Preview: “Nightcrawler #2”

 The highly-anticipated return of Nightcrawler didn’t disappoint, garnering mostly-positive reviews from critics and readers. Claremont is taking him around the world in issue #2, releasing May 14, 2014. Keep an eye out for the variant cover from the magnificent Tim Sale!       [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] This May, Nighcrawler’s loved ones have been targeted – and it’s up to him to put an end to it in “Nightcrawler  #2,” the next exciting chapter…

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Preview: “Cyclops #1”

Preview: “Cyclops #1”

Marvel has released some new preview images for the much-anticipated new series starring a young Scott Summers and his famous father, Corsair. The main draw is obviously Greg Rucka, but Russel Dauterman is also being touted as the next big thing. Deep space adventures throughout an intergalactic road trip? It certainly sounds interesting. Since the first issue comes hot on the heels of a big X-men crossover event, hopefully it’s still approachable to newcomers. “Cyclops…

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Marvel Previews Captive Mutants in “All-New X-Men #21”

Marvel Previews Captive Mutants in “All-New X-Men #21”

Marvel has issued a press release for January’s issue of  All-New X-Men from Brian Michael Bendis. Most of the art continue to be handled by Brandon Peterson, who took over with issue #18, but will also feature a guest appearance from Brent Anderson. The preview includes four pages of Peterson’s interior art along with the cover by Stuart Immonen. Check out the gallery below! [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] This January, the X-Men battle for…

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First Look at “All New X-Men #20”

Marvel has released several preview images from “All New X-Men #20.” The issue is written by Brian Michael Bendis, with art by Brandon Peterson and Mahmud Asrar. Browse the gallery below to see X23 and the X-Men in action! [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Wolverine’s Clone Returns in Your First Look at “All-New X-Men #20”! Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the action-packed “All-New X-Men #20” from the blockbuster creative team of Brian…

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