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If you hear someone bellow “I’m the Juggernaut, bitch!” this weekend at MegaCon, odds are that it’s Bryan Doell — and you’ll probably want to get out of his way.
After talking about it for two years, the South Florida costume and prop maker finally decided in April to bring the X-Men’s longtime nemesis, and occasional ally, to life — all 7 feet 2 inches of him.
If you’re looking for a subtle way to signal your allegiance to Apocalypse, who will undoubtedly be a benevolent, ruler, these X-Men: The Four Horsemen lapel pins may just do the trick.
Like Mondo’s Captain America: Civil War set before them, these Tom Whalen-designed 1-inch enamel pins have a decidedly retro feel, with Archangel, Magneto, Psylocke and Storm look as if they were borrowed from the corner box of a late-1980s X-Men cover.
You don’t have to squint too hard to see parallels between the wildly popular animated series Adventure Time and the long-running Marvel comic franchise turned blockbuster film series X-Men.
Adventure Time is about a boy named Finn and his best friend/magical dog Jake who live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, where they go on adventures and help those in need. X-Men is about a group of super-powered people who help the very world that hates and fears them while occasionally battling Apocalypse. The parallels are there – squint harder.
Fans at last saw Spider-Man introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: Civil War, but it will be a long, long time before they witness the X-Men do the same. Until then, they can watch this epic fan trailer, which pits Marvel’s mutants against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, over and over and over again.
Seriously, Fox and Marvel aren’t going to reach any kind of deal in the foreseeable future, so settle in with this video on a loop.
Wolverine may be the best there is at what he does, but lately he doesn’t have the same spring in his step, or snikt! in his claws. That’s where Xialis comes in, for mutants with adamantium dysfunction.
That can be a question of blood flow, the narrator advises in this hilarious Cialis parody ad from Nerd City, which depicts a sheepish Logan unable to unsheathe his claws, just when the moment’s right for a fight (stupid Scott Summers). However, Xialis can help A.D. sufferers be ready for combat, whenever the need arises.
If you’re going to fight Apocalypse, you better wear the right shoes for the occasion.
Supra Footwear is about to release a limited-edition sneaker inspired by Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Called the X-Men Vaider, the black high-top features the signature X-emblem, and an embossed leather overlay that gives a nod to the costumes in the film.
Nearly 16 years after the release of Bryan Singer’s X-Men, fans still have strong opinions about the filmmakers’ decision to ditch the brightly colored costumes of the comics in favor of black leather, which continued through 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. However, with the revival of the film franchise in 2011’s X-Men: First Class and the success of Deadpool, Kristian Williams has hopes for a brighter big-screen future for Marvel’s mutants.
In his latest YouTube video, he lays out a passionate yet well-reasoned case for the importance of color and costumes within the X-Men mythos, across comics, animation and film.
Because no X-Men lineup would be complete without Wolverine, Kotobukiya has unveiled the final statue in its ARTFX+ series inspired by the mutants of Marvel Now!
Sculpted by Junnosuke Abe from concept art by Adi Granov, this diminutive 1/10th-scale Wolverine statue stands just 7.5 inches tall (compared, say, to Cyclops, at 8 inches). Sporting his black-and-yellow costume, Logan joins the previously released Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, Magik, Beast and Rogue.
Although the X-Men and Rainbow Brite wouldn’t appear to have much in common beyond a propensity for vividly colored costumes and occasionally chunky boots, they find cheerful common ground in this series of mashup illustrations by Rage Gear Studios.
While Marvel’s mutants have been employed as metaphors for several groups and social movements over the past five decades, this parody of the trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse is probably the first time they could be viewed as stand-ins for the Republican establishment.
Created by Max Goodrich, “Trump: Apocalypse” reimagines the teaser for the upcoming Fox film with GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump as the primary antagonist.
X-Men can’t live on blue-and-white jumpsuits alone. Artist Tom Kennedy has illustrated a dozen of the X-Men’s women members in his unofficial “Street Style” print, featuring fashionable civilian looks for Jean Grey, Storm, Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Polaris, Mystique, Rogue, Dazzler, Psylocke, Emma Frost, X-23 and Magik.
If there isn’t an animated television special or Marvel miniseries already in development recasting the Disney Princesses as X-Men, then someone’s not doing their jobs.
San Francisco-based illustrator Diego Gómez has done just that, transforming movie images of such beloved Disney characters as Cinderella, Pocahontas and Snow White into such iconic Marvel mutants as Emma Frost, Psylocke and Jubilee.
DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, who rocketed to stardom in the early 1990s with his runs on Marvel’s X-Men comics, has returned to the franchise — if only for a birthday present.
This morning Geoff Johns revealed an illustration of Colossus, a gift from Lee to the DC chief creative officer for his 43rd birthday. The drawing depicts the X-Man in his classic uniform, standing in front of the hammer and sickle symbol; it’s signed “For Tovarish Geoff!” Johns wrote on Instagram that Colossus is his favorite Marvel character.
“X-Men: Danger Room Protocols,” a fan-made animated tribute to the 1990s cartoon and comics, has ended after just one episode, purportedly due to legal pressure from Marvel.
“When I set out to make this project, I never really thought this was going to be an issue,” creator Joel Furtado said in a video posted this morning. “I didn’t think that Marvel was going to react this way, and this outcome, for me, is a little bit shocking.”
When contacted by ROBOT 6, Marvel declined comment.
Wolverine and Jean Grey team up against the Sentinels in the premiere episode of the animated web series X-Men: Danger Room Protocols, a fan tribute to the 1990s cartoon and comics.
Announced earlier this month, the biweekly project by Joel Furtado is exactly as advertised: Classic X-Men are placed by Professor X into teams of two and put through their paces in the Danger Room.