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Marvel Now: Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw Talk ‘Wolverine And the X-Men’

Marvel Now: Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw Talk ‘Wolverine And the X-Men’ | Comic Books | Scoop.it

Wolverine and the X-Men writer Jason Aaron joined artist Nick Bradshaw (Danger Girl, Army of Darkness) and editor Nick Lowe to talk about the future of the Marvel ongoing.

Issue #19 is out this week and it begins a new direction for the book. Here's what the creative team behind the series had to say about what's in store for the constantly-imperiled School For Gifted Youngsters.

Aaron led off by giving his thanks for the opportunity to work on this series and also express his surprise at reader reaction about the surprise ending of issue #18. The one-time Wolverine and Ghost Rider writer says it was a pleasant surprise to see such a strong fan reaction to the fate of a new characters.

This week's issue represents the first Marvel Now installment of the series and Aaron which Nick Bradshaw says was a pleasure to come onboard for. He joked that he wasn't sure he could handle pulling the trigger on the events of last issue, but he leaped at the opportunity to draw a host of monsters in the book, some of whom might return to Wolverine and the X-Men in the future. Aaron added that this week's issue will also be setting up the events for the series for the near future.

Bradshaw will be handling art chores until Ramon Perez steps in early next year.

Part of that involves a change in the faculty, with some new characters coming in to try out for the staff thanks to the influx of new mutants having been created in the wake of Avengers vs. X-Men, and in part following the departure of Husk in the midst of her malfunctioning powers (a storyline Aaron promises will pop up in a surprising location). In fact, if you want to know what's going on with Husk, she's got her own Twitter account which Aaron invites fans to follow in the near future. Plus, issue #19 will be live-tweeted as a very special Halloween installment of the book.

This week's issue also gives us "Frankenstein's Murder Circus" in a callback to the classic Chris Claremont issue. Aaron says this wasn't just an excuse to get Bradshaw to draw the X-Men in circus costumes--the issue is also a chance to seed many of the plot threads for the next year. Bradshaw chimed in that he loved the chance to draw some of the X-Men kids while drawing on his love of 70's carnival/circus horror films.

Coming up in issue 24, we'll get a date night issue, with Kitty and Iceman following through on their burgeoning relationship, while Storm and Wolverine have a little something going on, continuing a long tradition of the X-Men not getting out and meeting enough new people. For Aaron, the Kitty/Iceman relationship is in part the result of a bond that's formed after spending years working alongside one another and now serving as surrogate parents to the kids of the school. The writer says that part of the theme of the series is growing up, and he's looking forward to showing what happens to some of the current crop of students once they graduate--details that he's laid out in his notebooks.

Aaron also talked about Genesis, the kid Apocalypse character and how he and writer Rick Remender have been working together to plot out his course through 2014. The character has bounced from Uncanny X-Force over to Wolverine and the X-Men under Aaron and back to Remender again.

Explaining the relationship between this title and All-New X-Men, editor Nick Lowe explained that these represented the two flagship titles of the mutant corner of the Marvel universe. Around issue #24, we'll start to see the two books intermingling for the first time. In All-New X-Men #6, we'll also see the present-day incarnation of the grown up Angel. Lowe says the goal remains to keep the continuity tight without overwhelming or putting off new readers. Part of that has been supported in Wolverine and the X-Men with a series of smaller, approachable arcs, but heading into the next few months, the series will be gearing up for its longest, most involved arc.

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DC One Million Omnibus And More

DC One Million Omnibus And More | Comic Books | Scoop.it
Okay, I don't mean DC are putting out a million omnibuses. But there are quite a lot of trade paperbacks and hardcovers coming up. Including One Million Omn
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Jim Lee And Geoff Johns Discuss The Astrophysics Of The DCU

Jim Lee And Geoff Johns Discuss The Astrophysics Of The DCU | Comic Books | Scoop.it
Jim Lee is right of course, Superman would win.  You are dreaming with that weak sauce argument,  Geoff Johns.
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When Batman Broke The Sword That Killed Damian With His Bare Foot

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Buzzfeed have an interview with Grant Morrison aboyt Batman Inc #8. And some panels from Batman Inc #9. Including the revisit of that sword we talked about at t
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Endangered? Joe Pruett, Mike Perkins and Laura Villari Are Doing... Something

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This is all I know.
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Five Hundred And Twenty-Five Free Digital Comics From ComiXology

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So you crashed and burned trying to download 700 free Marvel comics the other week. Well, Bleeding Cool has painstakingly looked through ComiXology's listings o
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The Vorpal Blade That Killed Robin

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Grant Morrison talks the death of Damian to the Huffington Post; I don't know if people have noticed, but the sword that kills him belongs to the very firs
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Pepper Armors Up? The New Iron Man 3 TV Spot

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Lots of the Mandarin, Tony, and Pepper in this one.  And Pepper in armor near the end of it...?
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"Prepare For Heavy Metal" - New Iron Man 3 TV Spot

"Prepare For Heavy Metal" - New Iron Man 3 TV Spot | Comic Books | Scoop.it
Featuring lots of Iron Man suits and some acrobatics.
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When Nick Spencer Left Supergirl

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Back in the midsts of time, before the New 52, Nick Spencer was the writer of Supergirl. And then suddenly, half way through his first issue, he wasn't. At the
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More Of Those DC WTF Gatefold Covers For April

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Oh yes, in all the excitement I forgot about these. More WTF covers from DC Comics in April, courtesy of CBR, Newsarama, IGN, Gamma Squad, ComicVine and the lik
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DC Puts All Three Hundred Copies Of Hellblazer On ComiXology For 99 Cents Each. First Issue Free.

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It's never exactly had the best of trade paperback collections schemes. Issues missing throughout, waves never collected, and nothing actually beating Titan Boo
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John Stewart - He Lives?

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Earlier today, we ran the story that Josh Fialkov had walked from his two Green Lantern books because he'd been told to kill off John Stewart. Later, CBR rep
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Neil Gaiman returns to Marvel, and he's bringing a Spawn character with him?!

Neil Gaiman returns to Marvel, and he's bringing a Spawn character with him?! | Comic Books | Scoop.it
The New York Times has just announced that very famous comic book writer Neil Gaiman is returning to Marvel, and that's not even the weird part.
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Sophia Anne Walker's curator insight, October 25, 2013 2:43 AM

Is this like Stan Lee claiming he created The Hulk and The Fantastic Four all by himself? LOL. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby co-created most of the old marvel characters. One writer and one artist (penciller/inker).

 

 

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UFC Champion George St-Pierre To Play Batroc The Leaper In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

UFC Champion George St-Pierre To Play Batroc The Leaper In Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Comic Books | Scoop.it
And Robert Redford is playing a man called Pierce.
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So That's What DC Is Doing With The Infinite Crisis Trademark

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Recently we wondered why DC Comics was reregistering a trademark for the phrase Infinite Crisis. Here, it seems, is the answer. It's a new game. A sudde
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What Will The Marketplace Fairness Act Mean For Comics?

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As the US Senate passes a symbolic bill amendment ahead of the planned Marketplace Fairness Act, we may see a number of changes to the way the comic industry op
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Brian Bendis Special On ComiXology On Monday

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They may not be the five hundred and twenty-five free comics currently on ComiXology. But there are around sixty Brian Bendis Marvel comics coming through on
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REmake/REmodel: Bakterev

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Si Spurrier's Instructions: Bakterev is a nutty scientist created by Pavel Perov for his 1925 pulp novel Bratstvo Viia. I quote the ever-magnificent Jess Nev
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COYOTE TANGO: Techno-Tyrant Leaves Path Of Destruction On New Pacific Rim Poster

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A new character poster for Pacific Rim, this one featuring a Jaeger called Coyote Tango.  Anticipation starting to run very high for this...
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The Wolverine - New Images Reveal Viper, Yukio, Mariko And More

The Wolverine - New Images Reveal Viper, Yukio, Mariko And More | Comic Books | Scoop.it
Mark my words when I tell you that Mariko, as played by Rila Fukushima, is going to walk right out of this film with fanboy hearts still beating in her hands.
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Marvel Universe Looking To Recruit Robert Redford, Give Him A Job At SHIELD

Marvel Universe Looking To Recruit Robert Redford, Give Him A Job At SHIELD | Comic Books | Scoop.it
Kevin Feige has described Winter Soldier as being something like a 70s political thriller. The face of the 70s policial thriller, in my mind at least, is Redford. It's a good, simple match.
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When Karen Berger Told Douglas Rushkoff Not To Do His Comic At Vertigo

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From an interview with Douglas Rushkoff with the AV Club. AVC: It all comes back to Game Of Thrones. DR: It’s not a fringe HBO show, is it? It’s cra
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The Man Who Carved Darth Vader's Mask Is Busy On The Guardians Of The Galaxy

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We've learned that Brian Muir, the movie prop sculptor who worked on the Ark of the Convent, the Space Jockey and even Darth Vader's mask and armour, is busy at Pinewood with The Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Speculator Corner: Spawn #9 By Neil Gaiman And Todd McFarlane, The First Appearance Of Angela

Speculator Corner: Spawn #9 By Neil Gaiman And Todd McFarlane, The First Appearance Of Angela | Comic Books | Scoop.it
Spawn #9. The first appearance of Angela. It probably had a print run of around half a million. But quite a few of them are in landfill. This comic, by Neil
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Walking Dead #109 Tops Advance Reorder Charts - But Who Gets The Gravestone?

Walking Dead #109 Tops Advance Reorder Charts - But Who Gets The Gravestone? | Comic Books | Scoop.it
The advance reorder charts for the direct market reflects the comics that stores are trying to up their orders of ahead of shipping. Batman dominates with o
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