Oct. 18, 2013 | 1:02 p.m.
The celebration of the X-Men’s 50th anniversary continues next month as Marvel releases “X-Men: Gold,” a comic featuring stories from prominent creators in the mutants’ history. The 64-page “X-Men: Gold” No. 1 centers on a feature-length, in-continuity story by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, spotlighting Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Wolverine, Cyclops and Nightcrawler. The one-shot also includes a new X-Men story from series co-creator Stan Lee and Louise and Walt Simonson (“X-Factor”), as well as stories from Len Wein, Jorge Molina, Fabian Nicieza, Salvador Larroca, Roy Thomas and Pat Olliffe — all creators who have helped guide X-comics throughout their first 50 years. Thomas had two well-regarded stints on “X-Men” in the ‘60s before its years-long break in original stories, and Nicieza was a major player in ‘90s X-comics. Wein wrote “Giant-Size X-Men” No. 1, which revived the franchise with […]
April 14, 2011 | 12:24 p.m.
DAYS OF THUNDER: We’re counting down to the May 6 release of “Thor” with a month of on-the-set reports, exclusive photos and interviews with the cast and crew of the first truly cosmic Marvel Studios film. Today: A Marvel Comics cover gallery. Close your eyes and think of the Marvel Comics character they call Thor. Now, what do you see in your mind? Is it Jack Kirby’s rangy, hammer-whirling hero from the character’s first appearance in Journey Into Mystery? Or Walt Simonson’s version, thick of sinew but rendered with light, graceful lines that seem to suggest elusive Asgard’s majesty? Or John Buscema’s interpretation of an immortal cosmic champion so powerful and solid that you can almost hear the impact of his footfalls and the crackle of his lightning storms? Or perhaps the image from Olivier Coipel, whose recent work on the God of Thunder evokes […]