Marvel December 2014 Solicitations

http://www.newsarama.com/22144-marvel-comics-full-december-2014-solicitations.html

AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #7 & 8 (OF 9)
RICK REMENDER (W)
Issue #7 – ADAM KUBERT (A)
Issue #8 – LEINIL FRANCIS YU (A)
Covers by JIM CHEUNG
ACT III: NEW WORLD DISORDER
THIS IS IT! THE BATLE ROYALE OF YOUR DREAMS–THE ASTONISHING AVENGERS VS THE UNCANNY X-MEN FOR THE FATE OF NEW YORK!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #9 (OF 9)
RICK REMENDER (W) • JIM CHEUNG (A)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Looper variant by Paul Renaud
INVERSION VARIANT BY TBA
ACT III: NEW WORLD DISORDER
• Who will live? Who will die? Who will remain inverted? A shocking climax that promises to crack the Marvel Universe to its very core!
• An old foe must claim the mantle of his greatest enemy to save the lives of all he cares for!
• An X-Man’s horrifying fate! An Avenger’s appalling choice! If you read only one comic this century – This is it!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

 

Nice that this event is done by year’s end. So the X-Men appear to be villains in this series. So that’s twice in three years, which is rather disappointing. I wonder if its Cyclops who is experiencing a horrible fate. It would be pretty obvious.

 Shame that the final issue is one extra dollar, that’s why they are have two different positions. Marvel really wants all of our Christmas money to be spent on them!

 Also, is that Sabretooth dressed as Wolverine? That’s horrible!

December Solicts AXIS Revolutions 3
COVER BY KEN LASHLEY

 AXIS: REVOLUTIONS #3 & 4 (of 4)
Issue #3 – Ray Fawkes & Frank Barbiere (W)
Issue #4 – John Barber & Howard Chaykin (W)
Issue #3 – Tan Eng Huat (A)
Issue #4 – Howard Chaykin & TBA (A)
Covers by KEN LASHLEY
Companion series to AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS!
• In the wake of their battle with the Red Skull, the world has been altered: Heroes have gone bad! Villains have gone good! And AXIS REVOLUTIONS brings you tales of these shocking turns…
• She-Hulk breaks the law!
• Sandman reaches out to help a friend…in prison!
• And Kitty Pryde robs a bank??
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

Kitty Pryde is in three! Awesome! I wonder what her Inversion name will be. Hulk is Kluh and Deadpool is Zenpool. Could she be StealyCat?

I’ve decided to start posting the covers if Kitty is on them.  I didn’t do it before as the covers are without the branding and such, so it isn’t what my comic will look like but I might as well.  Keeps the blog fresh.  perhaps.  

AVENGERS WORLD #16
NICK SPENCER & FRANK BARBIERE (W)
MARCO CHECCHETTO (A)
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
AXIS TIE-IN!
• The Avengers team you never expected explodes into action in “The Availables” Part 2!
• The wrath of the SCARLET WITCH unleashed!
• Doctor Doom’s heroic gambit—will he be redeemed?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Doom sure does have a C-List roster of Avengers! Is that Stingray?  That may not be fair as he does have Valkyrie and USAgent.

 DEADPOOL #38-39
GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN (W)
MIKE HAWTHORNE (A)
Covers by MARK BROOKS
AXIS TIE-IN!
• You heard right—since the events of AXIS inverted him…
• DEADPOOL HAS GONE ZEN!
• HE FOUND PEACE! HE SWORE OFF VIOLENCE!
• So how is he going to help his friends live through the inverted X-Men?!?
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

I wonder if Kitty will be in this or is it the Jean Grey School who is inverted? Four dollars is too high of a price to take a chance on it.

AMAZING X-MEN #14
CHRIS YOST(W) • Carlo Barberi (A)
COVER BY Kris Anka
AXIS TIE-IN!
• As the events of AXIS reach a boiling point, both X-Men and Avengers find themselves in precarious positions. Not the least of which are Nightcrawler and Mystique—as this tumultuous mother/son combo reaches and a point in their relationship they’ve never faced before!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Mystique making her first appearance since the big reveal that she’s Mrs. Charles Xavier? This has to be good! Hey, why is Craig Kyle not co-writing with Yost? Did they have a fight?

I’m still waiting for Kurt’s reaction, if he were alive, that his old mentor is now his step-father. 

SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
TOM TAYLOR (W) • YILDIRAY ÇINAR (A/C)
Cover by MIKE CHOI
THE LAST TEMPTATION OF MATT MURDOCK
• After the life-changing events of issue #2, MATT MURDOCK is faced with an impossible choice.
• Will DAREDEVIL rebel or will he buy into TONY STARK’S vision?
• Can nothing stop the SUPERIOR IRON MAN’S non-stop party? You’ll be surprised at who wants to crash it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

I sort of like the idea of Murdock and Stark together, they don’t really have any history together that I can recall.

ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1
KIERON GILLEN & MARGUERITE BENNETT (W)
PHIL JIMENEZ & STEPHANIE HANS (A)
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
• All her life, Angela — the finest warrior of Heven — was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being.
• And now Angela knows the truth about her identity: She is Thor’s sister. She is an Asgardian.
• Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own!
• But what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heven want? And why are they so eager to get it?
• Visionary writers Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett team with the legendary art team of Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans to finally throw the spotlight onto the Marvel Universe’s most dangerous inhabitant!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

This reminds me of when I was listing off all of the new number ones that I had no interest in. If she hates Asgard so much, how about not even dealing with it. Spider-Man seems to go without having to deal with Asgard, it can’t be that hard.

S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
MARK WAID (W) • CARLOS PACHECO (A)
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
• High-tech weapons. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! For the men and women of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s just another day in the field!
• Special Agent Phil Coulson brings together the best and the brightest, the gifted and the elite, normal people and superhumans from across the Marvel Universe on an as-needed basis to confront, combat and curtail dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!
• Writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL) and a rotating crew of mission-specific top flight Marvel artists make you one promise: Every issue: Twenty pages. One mission. Unlimited budget. Unlimited imagination. Six periods. And a helper monkey. Welcome to Level Eight. Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
See upcoming MARVEL MAILERS for details on how to qualify for the S.H.I.E.L.D #1 LAUNCH PARTY!
Plus, details on how to order the MARVEL 2015 CALENDAR!

So many variants! Does this take place in the Proper Marvel Universe? I like the idea of done-in-one issues.

SPIDER-MAN AND THE X-MEN #1
ELLIOTT KALAN (W) • MARCO FAILLA (A)
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
• Meet the Jean Grey Academy’s new guidance counselor: Spider-Man!
• What’s a non-mutant doing at a school for mutants? What secret suspicion has fueled the formation of his special student class?
• And because you demanded it! Sauron and Stegron the Dinosaur Man! The villain team 65 million years in the making! You didn’t demand it? Well somebody did.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Why couldn’t this series have happened while Kitty was still at the school? That would have made the most sense.

Last time there was a special class, Magneto was secretly running it!

SCARLET SPIDERS #2 (of 3)
MICHAEL COSTA (W)
PACO DIAZ (A)
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
SPIDER-VERSE MARCHES ON!
• As the Scarlet Spiders find themselves even deeper in Jennix’s twisted realm, what friends or foes will they find waiting for them?
• A classic Spider-Man ally makes an appearance, but not in the way you expect… and the Scarlet Spiders might not survive the experience!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

So happy to have the Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider back!

DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LOGAN’S LEGACY #6 & 7 (OF 7)
ISSUE #6 – JAMES TYNION IV (W) • ANDY CLARKE (A)
Cover by ALEX GARNER
ISSUE #7 – CHARLES SOULE (W) • PETER NGUYEN (A)
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
ISSUE #6 – • In the wake of the DEATH OF WOLVERINE, Mystique must come to grips with everything she’s done in a lifetime of crime, and the DESTINY laid out before her.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
ISSUE #7 – • It’s all come to this! The heroes and villains closest to Wolverine—Mystique, Daken, Sabretooth, X-23 and Lady Deathstrike—make a monumental decision that will forever alter the Legacy that Logan built years forging. That is, if they survive the threat of the vampiric menace challenging their goals!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

Still confused with the writing of these. The heroes and villains closet to Wolverine . . . yet, the only hero represented is X-23. Where is Kitty? I know she’s in issue two, the X-23 spotlight one, but it just seems bonkers to me.

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS #1 (of 2)
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (w)
JOE BENNETT (a)
GET READY FOR MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON WITH THIS OFFICIAL ADAPTATION OF THE FIRST BLOCKBUSTER FILM!
• Iron Man! Thor! Captain America! Black Widow! Hawkeye! The Hulk! They’re all here…and so is Loki!
• When the trickster god makes a play for the mighty Tesseract, it’ll take a historic assemblage of heroes to save the day…that is, if they don’t kill each other first!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Didn’t Marvel already release this once? Seems so odd to do this as a comic, or at least, two comics. For six dollars, you could rent the movie proper. I wonder how much is cut out to make it fit within 48 pages. Also, why can this comic be three dollars and the majority of others are four dollars? I would buy more comics if they were just a dollar cheaper. Makes me worry once five dollars is the norm. At least at DCBS, they will always be a dollar cheaper, so that should keep me in this expensive hobby for an extra year or so.

AVENGERS #39
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • MIKE DEODATO (A)
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
IN 5 MONTHS…TIME RUNS OUT!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #28
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • MIKE DEODATO (A)
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
IN 5 MONTHS…TIME RUNS OUT!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Still no interest in this.

AVENGERS NOW!
THE OHOTMU TEAM, LED BY MIKE O’SULLIVAN & JEFF CHRISTIANSEN (w)
Cover by SARA PICHELLI
• The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is back with 64 pages of all-new profiles!
• Every new member: Angela! Captain Universe (Devoux)! Nightmask (Adam)! The Superior Spider-Man! And more!
• Enemies: The Apocalypse Twins! The Black Order! Magnitron! A.I.M.’s Scientist Supreme, Andrew Forson!
• Allies: Nick Fury! Phil Coulson! Nova (Sam Alexander)! Avengers Underground’s Hazmat!
• The entire Avengers roster makes an appearance thanks to an Update Appendix for every single member!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99 Handbook

A New handbook! I do love these things. Five dollars is a bit much for just text pieces with a companion piece of art. Hopefully the X-Men get one of these. If I can fit it in my budget, I will try to get this but its an easy thing to cut as well.

LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #6
SAM HUMPHRIES (W) • PACO MEDINA (A/C)
• Peter desperately attempts to keep a phone date with Kitty while simultaneously getting wrapped up with Mister Knife and his crew!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Kitty is in the solict! Let’s hope that he is make that call! Probably on the last page. Probaby a comic full of mentions of Kitty, or at least, thoughts about her.

HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #3 (OF 5)
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MATTEO LOLLI (A)
Cover by JAMES HARREN
• The baddest brawlers in Brooklyn continue to tear up the town in the next issue of HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL!
• So Black Cat’s been brainwashing goons and dressing them as super heroes, huh? Good thing Hawkeye and Deadpool are on the case.
• If they can stop fighting amongst each other, that is.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Is Black Cat a villain now? When did this happened? Is that why she is so mad at Spider-Man, for something that Doctor Octopus set in motion? Sort of cool now, that I typed that, as Otto and Felicia do have some history together. Her first big lost came at the hands of Doctor Octopus. So was Spider-Man’s, now that I think of it. I’m doing a lot of thinking based off of this solict.

THOR #3
JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (A/C)
• Lifting the enchanted hammer Mjolnir has transformed a mysterious woman into an all-new version of the mighty Thor.
• But what happens when she’s separated from that hammer?
• Plus, Frost Giants! ROXXON! And oh yeah, whatever happened to the guy who used to carry that hammer?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

She just gets the hammer then loses it immediately? That isn’t going to make the ladies happy once news gets out. I’m not happy about it either.

December Solicts Hulk 9
COVER BY BAGLEY COVER

 HULK #9
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A/C)
AN X-MAN COMETH FOR THE “OMEGA HULK”
• DOC GREEN says “Hello, KITTY!” The PRYDE of the X-MEN guest stars.
• Plus – BRUCE BANNER returns! …But in what shape?
• And – a recently de-powered HULK is placed in mortal danger.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

This is finally happening! Been excited about this for two months and I still have to wait another three!

Nice that Kitty is on two covers this month! Duggan said Magik was suppose to be in this as well. I wonder if it’s an arc or a done-in-one. So excited!

Kitty and Hulk haven’t really interacted much over the years, so this could go in any direction. Maybe she’s checking in on the Hulk now that Wolverine is dead.

It will be nice to read a comic drawn by Mark Bagley again. It has been too long!

ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #11
MICHEL FIFFE (w) • AMILCAR PINNA (a)
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
HOLO (HEROES ONLY LIVE ONCE)!
• There’s a new crime empress in town! ECSTASY’S her name and she’ll finish the job even GALACTUS couldn’t: kill the ULTIMATES.
• Who’s got the team’s back? Perhaps a private squad made up of renegade cops calling themselves TERROR INC.?
• It’s “eye for an eye” when the ULTIMATES reach bone crunching heights in their battle with TASKMASTER. • Plus the return of CROSSBONES!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Just one issue this month, that’s pretty good. If the rumor can be believed, should be only one issue to go.

Finally the X-Men section! Nice how it segues from the Ultimate section.

ALL-NEW X-MEN #36
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A/C)
• The Ultimate face-off you KNEW was bound to happen! All-New X-Men versus the Ultimate X-Men! But when both side are heroes, who can be the victor? And what side does this leave Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man on?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

So all of the Ultimate X-Men show up except for Kitty as she’s busy over with the Ultimates. Shoot! and Dang it!  Wait, but Spider-Man is there, so if he has time to take off from the Ultimates, Kitty should be able to as well!

 UNCANNY X-MEN #29
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • CHRIS BACHALO (A/C)
• Everything over the last several months has been leading to this—a turning point for the X-Men. And it all revolves around their deceased former mentor and leader, Professor Charles Xavier!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Of course, nearly everybody is on the cover to this but one Kitty Pryde. What is happening!?! At least Magik showed up. Who would have thought a storyline revolving around a reading of a Will would take so long!

 I’m under the impression that the gal to the right of Emma is Rachel and not Kitty.

 Alex Ross has done yet another X-Men cover that doesn’t have Kitty Pryde on it, as well. Come on, folks!

  UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • Andrea Sorrentino (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY DUSTIN NGUYEN
THE SECRET LIFE OF EVA BELL – Part 1
• Part one of the epic two-part tale of the time-manipulating mutant Eva Bell’s greatest secret.
• Losing control of her powers, Eva disappeared during a training exercise in Tabula Rasa. Reappearing shortly thereafter, she seemed older and far more weathered, but refused to offer an explanation.
• But where did her powers take her? Or maybe the better question is when? And what could she have endured to cause her to keep her story secret from her fellow X-Men?
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

Been waiting for this for quite some time. Amazing how Tempus hasn’t been used much.

 ALL-NEW X-MEN ANNUAL #1
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • Andrea Sorrentino (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY DUSTIN NGUYEN
THE SECRET LIFE OF EVA BELL – Part 2
• Part two of Eva Bell’s journey through the ages!
• With limited control over her powers, and even less control over her destinations, Eva had believed herself lost in time.
• But just when she had come to accept this as truth, her world was once again ripped asunder as she is once again sent tumbling through time.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

Odd as that All New is losing their annual to tell an Uncanny member’s story. But that’s my old fashion publication ways rearing its head.

I just noticed that these are both five dollars, December is going to be so expensive!

 DEADPOOL’S ART OF WAR #3 (OF 4)
PETER DAVID (W) • SCOTT KOBLISH (A/C)
• You think you know war?
• DEADPOOL DOESN’T.
• Err…by which I mean, Deadpool doesn’t think you know war. Not that Deadpool doesn’t know war.
• Because he does know war, that’s sort of the point. He’s teaching you about war in this series. Sorry for the confusion.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

This is a funny write up!

 CYCLOPS #8
JOHN LAYMAN (W) • JAVIER GARRON (A)
COVER BY ALEXANDER LOZANO
• The cutthroat space-pirate crew Scott Summers has joined up with is rampaging across space, plundering, and cutting throats. And now Scott is expected to cut throats with them!
• Exactly how far will Scott go to save his skin – and to rescue his captive father?
• At least on the romance front there’s some good news: Scott’s discovered there are other girls in the universe besides Jean Gray.
• But let’s just hope the pirate captain doesn’t discover Scott’s got his eye on his daughter. (Get it? “Eye on his daughter.” That’s a Cyclops joke right there!)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

[editor's note: According to Marvel, "Ms. Marvel, Silver Surfer and Iron Fist: The Living Weapon are not in the December solicits, these titles are not cancelled. They will resume in January with new issues."]

Another fun write up!

I would not have notice that Ms. Marvel, Silver Surfer nor Iron Fist had solcits unless Newsarama’s editor pointed it out.  

POWERS #1
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MICHAEL AVON OEMING (A/C)
ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!
Just in time for the debut of the long-awaited POWERS TV show comes this brand-new number one, a perfect jumping-on point for fans new and old! The Eisner Award-winning POWERS tells the story of homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned cases specifically involving powers. If a superhero falls dead from the sky or a super villain is found dead in the gutter, it’s up to Walker and Pilgrim to solve the case. But having barely survived the most harrowing case of their careers and discovering government corruption of the highest level, Walker and Pilgrim are now faced with the most difficult decision they’ve ever had to make. Plus: the discovery of a power no one has ever seen before! This issue – double sized for the regular price – will also include an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the POWERS TV show with never-before-seen pictures from the set.
48 PGS./Mature …$3.99

I liked that Who Killed Retro Girl trade. I have to remember to watch Powers once it finally comes to television.

AVENGERS BY KURT BUSIEK & GEORGE PEREZ OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by KURT BUSIEK, MARK WAID, JOE EDKIN, JOHN OSTRANDER, ROGER STERN, JOHN FRANCIS MOORE & JERRY ORDWAY
Penciled by GEORGE PEREZ, SEAN CHEN, ANDY KUBERT, DEREC AUCOIN, CARLOS PACHECO, LEONARDO MANCO, JERRY ORDWAY & STUART IMMONEN
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
Fan-favorite creators Kurt Busiek and George Pérez craft a new era for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers have always defended humanity against the forces of evil. When duty calls, these legendary champions answer, fighting valiantly for justice. But as the Avengers re-form in the wake of a life-changing event, they must face an array of foes like no other: Morgan Le Fay, the Squadron Supreme, the Kree, the Legion of the Unliving, the Thunderbolts, the Wrecking Crew…not to mention facing Kang and Immortus in the Destiny War! But when the merciless Ultron attacks, wiping out an entire nation in his hatred for mankind, the Avengers must live up to their name — if they can! Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #1-23, #0 and #1 ROUGH CUT; IRON MAN (1998) #7; CAPTAIN AMERICA (1998) #8; QUICKSILVER #10; AVENGERS ANNUAL ’98-’99; and AVENGERS FOREVER #1-12.
1184 PGS./Rated T …$125
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9288-6
Trim size: oversized

Oh man, if this was $50, I would be all over this. You should buy this! If it is even . . . Avengers Forever is included in this? I can see why its over a hundred dollars now. 19 issues plus 12 makes 31 issues, that does sound like a great deal. I just wouldn’t pay full price but I love this run so much! Should be two more trades to collect all of the Busiek run.

DEATH OF WOLVERINE HC
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN
Covers by STEVE MCNIVEN & JOE QUESADA
All roads must end somewhere, and every hero’s story eventually comes to a close. For Logan, the century-old mutant known as Wolverine, that time is now. The loss of his healing factor and the traumatic events of “Three Months To Die” have all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade. Through the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a savage, a samurai, a teacher — and so much more. Logan has spent decades being the best there is at what he does, but even the best fade away eventually. And now, the X-Men’s greatest hero will play a role he’s never played before in this solemn special event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven. Collecting DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-4.
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9351-7
Trim size: oversized

$25 seems more like it! Not sure if its worth it just for issue three with Kitty and one page of issue two but who knows, maybe she’s in the fourth issue as well. Maybe she kills him! I doubt it.

DEATH OF WOLVERINE HC QUESADA COVER (DM ONLY)
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9711-9
Trim size: oversized

Direct Market Only but who buys variant covers of hard covers?

ALL-NEW X-MEN VOL. 6: THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by STUART IMMONEN & MAHMUD ASRAR
Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
Dimension-hopping is something of an X-Men rite of passage, and it’s about time the All-New X-Men took the plunge! You don’t always have to travel Miles away to visit a new place…but will the Web in which these time-displaced young X-Men find themselves tangled Ultimately bring about their end? Okay, enough subtlety: The All-New X-Men meet Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man — and this is a showdown you won’t want to miss! Will either universe ever be the same again? Guest-starring scores of Ultimate characters! Plus: It’s Iceman unleashed as young Bobby Drake takes the offensive! And for someone who’s said she doesn’t find him particularly pleasant to be around, X-23 seems to have taken an odd interest in the highflying Angel. Tune in as yesterday’s X-Men continue to explore the fear-fraught future of the present day! Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN #31-35.
136 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5434-1
Trim size: standard

That has to be a record of the trade coming out as the final issue does as well. Actually, issue 36 is out that month so is this a twelve issue event? I wonder why the trade title isn’t Ultimate Adventure Part One? hmmmmmm

 SECRET WARS PROSE NOVEL HC
Written by ALEX IRVINE
Adapted from the graphic novel by JIM SHOOTER, MIKE ZECK & BOB LAYTON
Cover by MIKE ZECK
The fate of the entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as Earth’s mightiest heroes face their greatest challenge! Summoned across the stars by the mysterious and unbelievably powerful Beyonder, the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men are set against their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet known as Battleworld — with the winner promised the ultimate prize. But as battle lines are drawn, new alliances are forged and old enemies clash, one among them is not willing to settle for anything less than godhood. Can even the heroes’ combined might prevent Dr. Doom from becoming the most powerful being in the universe? Experience Marvel’s first blockbuster mega-event like never before in this new adaptation!
304 PGS./No Rating …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9100-1
Trim size: standard

At first, I was going to dismiss this but then I remembered Lockheed should be in this. I may have to pay attention to some reviews for that.

X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION: CHILDREN OF THE ATOM TPB
Volume #1 in the X-Men Epic Collections
Written by STAN LEE with ROY THOMAS
Penciled by JACK KIRBY & WERNER ROTH with ALEX TOTH
Cover by JACK KIRBY Billed as “The Strangest Super-Heroes of All!,” the ever-uncanny X-Men blasted onto the comic-book scene in 1963. Now, in this massive Epic Collection, you can feast your eyes as Stan, Jack & Co. lay down the building blocks of comics’ most famous franchise! You’ll experience the beginning of Professor X’s teen team, and their mission for peace and brotherhood between man and mutant; their first battle with arch-foe Magneto; the dynamic debuts of Juggernaut, the Sentinels, Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants; and the Golden Age jungle man, Ka-Zar, reinvented for a new era! All this and more Epic X-Men adventures await within! Collecting X-MEN (1963) #1-23.
520 PGS./All Ages …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8904-6

$35 for the first 23 issues of the X-Men, that sounds like an excellent deal! And in color, I imagine.

LEGENDARY STAR-LORD VOL. 1: FACE IT, I RULE TPB
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Penciled by PACO MEDINA & FREDDIE WILLIAMS
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Exploding from the pages of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Peter Quill battles the Badoon, saves an orphanage and still finds time to flirt with the X-Men’s Kitty Pryde — all in a day’s work for the legendary Star-Lord! But when Peter is captured by a bounty hunter with a strange connection to his past, can the two make amends before he’s fed to a giant alien? A Badoon death sentence isn’t exactly Peter’s idea of a good time — luckily, he’s got an ace up his sleeve. But Star-Lord soon encounters the all-powerful Titan responsible for so much mayhem in his life: Thanos! It’s the battle to end all battles, but can Star-Lord possibly get out alive?! If he does, the vicious Mister Knife and the ancient cosmic artifact known as the Black Vortex are waiting. Collecting LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #1-5.
112 PGS./Rated T …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9159-9

I can vouch for issues one and three as being good. Once again, it is a better deal than if you bought the monthly issues as they came out.

 . . .

 So here is what I said I was tempted to buy :

AXIS 7 & 8                                    $4 each

AXIS 9                                                $5

AXIS Revolution 3                        $4

Avengers NOW!                                    $5

Legendary Star Lord 6                        $4

Hulk 9                                                $4

All New X-Men 36                        $4

Uncanny X-Men 29                        $4

Uncanny X-Men Annual 1            $5

All New X-Men Annual 1            $5

 52 dollars! But that’s 11 issues, so that seems decent. Here is hoping that DCBS can knock that down. I’m committed to just doing the one monthly shipment, so that should keep the price down. Also, I just won’t get that Handbook. Its about the Avengers, so who cares.

 That will bring it down to $47, so should make the comics around 35 or so (I still don’t know how the math works). I’m sure its 20 percent per issue but percentages is my main weakness in terms of math skills.

 I Googled “what is 20 percent of 47” and it states 9.4 so roughly $37.60. The percentage I save is essentially the shipping of it all.

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Big Brother 16 : Wednesday – September 17, 2014

Who did Derrick nominate?  Who won PoV?  Who is going home?  Get Excited!

Derrick is the first houseguest still in the house and Victoria is the last, as per the title sequence.

Julie Chen is in another black outfit.  My wife likes her necklace.

But First!

Day 88 was Tuesday

Five and a half hours before the vote, Derrick told Frankie that he was going home.

Up in the HoH room, Frankie tries to convince them that he will own the jury and he will determine, single handily, who will win the game.  I like how quick Caleb was to correct Frankie’s misconception.

Jury Shoutouts turned into Shout outs from home.  I swear, I teared up a little.  Derrick’s daughter said, holla. I’m glad they played it a couple times for him.  Once you have a baby, you get more emotional.  At least, I do.

Derrick and Cody make the Final Two sound easy.

Derrick can work Caleb all day long.

Nominations – Victoria & Caleb

Derrick has completely fooled Victoria.  He told her, at the nomination ceremony, in front of the boys – you are the target for the week.  All she did was smile.

I sort of want Victoria to win Veto, that would screw up everyone’s plans.

Chenbot just posed the stupid question – Is Caleb running the house or is he being played? Who doesn’t know the answer to that!?!

We go to Caleb’s family.  His father is young.  I like both of his parents.

Caleb and Victoria would be a horrible Final Two.  Derrick couldn’t do what he did this season in an All Stars situation.  He would have to come up with a new strategy.

Veto Comp :

A lame way to promote CBS’s Stalker show.  They get to play as Detectives.  Derrick must like that.

The comp is to match guests and clues.

Derrick should just sit down, as he can’t win it.  He doesn’t want to ruin any of his chances. Derrick has everyone’s back.

Who has been good at webs besides Peter Parker?

Cody won the Power of Veto!  Two in a row!

Will Cody keep Victoria or Caleb?

Production screwed up, Chenbot’s microphone wasn’t on or something.

Speeches :

Victoria – She threw out a bunch of props

Caleb – Very respectful, except to Victoria.  The look on her face!

Cody voted out . . . Caleb

Cody outed the Hitmen, maybe too early.

Derrick must be pissed at Cody now

We are going to have to wait until the Finale to see if Cody gets boos on his exit.

Chenbot’s interview with Caleb, not too horrible.

So funny that Caleb said that Frankie tooted his own horn all season, the same thing he did.

Derrick can’t be too mad at Cody, his goodbye message pretty much was the same.  Minus the part about equal decisions and alliance names.

Cody’s goodbye message was pretty much the same, but with a hint at larger plans.

But First!

Friday’s episode will show the first part of the Final HoH Competition.

Wednesday Night is the Finale!

. . .

Now that we have Victoria in the Final Three, one picture of her.  People apparently didn’t enjoy her (or I couldn’t find a good website) as pictures of her were not easy to find.

BB16 Victoria gray shirt

Speaking of which, does anyone know of a good Dancing with the Stars website?  I’m mostly looking for a site that has screen caps but I’m not finding them.  Which is odd.

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Big Brother 16 : Tuesday – September 16, 2014

Who won PoV? Would it be used?  Who went home?  Can you believe we will have the Final Four by the end of the night? Let’s get excited!

Voiceover just referred to Frankie as Ariana’s brother.  That’s embarrassing as he is the older brother plus has been a houseguest all summer.

Julie Chen looks pleasant tonight.

But First!

The studio stage is way to big.

Poor Caleb is the bottom of the trio.  At least with Frankie, he is the other half of a duo.

I like saying solids / stripes instead of lows / highs.

Oh Caleb, he talks way to much to Frankie, plus it is obvious that it isn’t his plan.

But First!

Team America final task.  $50,000.00 individual challenge.  All they have to do is win Big Brother and they get the extra cash.

Power of Veto.  It is the Merged Faces.

A Hamster!  Total shout out to HamsterWatch!

They are told the time to beat.  Cody went first.  Caleb forgot to reset, what a fool.  He didn’t beat Cody’s time.  Victoria is next, she didn’t finish either.  Frankie is fourth.  I wonder why he didn’t go last?  Frankie also didn’t do it, so he is going home now.  Derrick is last, he thinks the score to beat is Frankie’s.  Derrick made it to the final round but couldn’t finish.  Cody is the winner!

Derrick has officially never been nominated.

That commercial about bad first dates and how the guy made a puppet of the girl and starts to make out with the puppet.  Cracks me up!  So much back story is happening there.  Puppet and the dame are wearing the same red dress.

Speeches : Victoria would like to have the veto used on her.  Frankie points out that Derrick would be the replacement nominee.  Even if the Veto was used, Cody votes for Victoria.  Frankie votes for Derrick, Caleb breaks the tie by keeping Derrick.

Poor Victoria, the guys have talked about Final Three so much that I have also already moved on from Victoria.

Production is looking for the cast for next year.  I should totally apply.

Frankie does a quick shoutout to family and maybe friends.  Then did a big arse paragraph just for Ariana.

The Votes :

Cody – Frankie

Derrick – Frankie

Frankie has gone Grande and is going to jury.

Frankie will be back for All Stars.  He had cute speeches for everyone.  Caleb, even though he may be a queen, he has been a king for 88 days.  Victoria, please win something.  Derrick, as the only responsible adult – please don’t let his fish die.  Cody, he had better.

Julie Chen and Frankie had a decent interview.

Once you are going to jury, your exit goodbyes are always friendly.  They want the votes.

Frankie commented that it is a late finale.  Julie Chen hinted they will explain why later, to him.  Is there a secret reason?

HoH Comp is the traditional Before / After Quiz.

Round One – All scored a point

Round Two – All scored a point, Derrick almost didn’t

Round Three – Derrick didn’t get the point

Round Four – Everyone got a point

Round Five – Victoria didn’t score a point.  Cody is in the lead

Round Six – Victoria lost another point

Round Seven – Only Derrick got it right.

Tied between Cody and Derrick, to the chalk board!

The new HoH is . . . Derrick!  He is for sure in the Final Three!

The vote for America’s Favorite.  Donny is going to win it.

Wednesday, Final Three is Determined.

Friday, Never Before Seen Footage – also, the first part of three of the Final Competition begins.

. . .

Wil Heuser did another Drunk History inspired video!

So funny!

I sort of want Drunk History inspired comic book retellings.  Those would be pretty awesome!

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A-Babies v X-Babies

A-Babies v X-Babies 1

Big Boy Words Skottie Young (and cover)

Pretty Picture GuriHiru

Alphabet VC’s Clayton Cowles

Babysitter Tom Brennan

Executive Babysitter Tom Brevoort

Babysitter in Chief Axel Alonso

Cover Dated December 2012

When this first came out, I looked through this think, maybe, six times to see if Kitty was anywhere in this thing.  Then UncannyXMen.net recently did their review of it.  Which made me go back to the Marvel Database and doubly make sure she wasn’t in it.

This entire comic is super cute!

We know we are in for a fun ride with the very first page is a little message :

A-Babies v X-Babies Editor Note

I did buy a comic where babies are fighting with each other and I sort of love it!

There are two streets in Marvelous Meadows – Fury Drive and Xavier Way.

The plot of it is that Captain America is going to sleep, saying good night to all of his teddy bears and notices Bucky Bear is gone!  He looks outside his window to see that Cyclops has taken Bucky Bear!   oh no!

Captain America shouts, Avengers Assembled!  Baby Avengers start coming out of their cribs.

Cyclops tries to gather the X-Men, but they don’t have a catchy battle cry.

A-Babies v X-Babies Mega Fight

A giant fight erupts.  Power Pack is there.  Spider-Man webs Colossus.  Bishop and Luke Cage are fighting.  Thor comes in riding Beta Ray Bill.

It is awesome!

Captain America is about to take Bucky Bear from Cyclops, when Iceman snatches it.

When I found out that the Pet Avengers made it to the issue, I knew I must own this issue!  Magneto grabs Bucky Bear, and Thor throws his hammer at him and the hammer and the bear go through a house.

A-Babies v X-Babies Pet Avengers

Wolverine finds the hammer, but look who is in that toy chest!  The Pet Avengers.  Look how cute Plush Lockheed is!  Lockjaw, Throg, Redwing and Hairball are there too.

There is even a Red Ronan, HERBIE and Rocket Raccoon!

I also like how the blocks spell out – Go! Wolvy Snikt

So very cute!

Hulk shows up and throws Wolverine into space.  Once there, we see Galactus nursing from a moon.

Hulk loves Bucky Bear, but loses it once Thor’s hammer returns.  Bucky Bear bounces around.

Cute moment with Storm and Black Panther, holding hands.  They get interrupted when Daredevil doesn’t see them.  Get it?

Issue ends with Jean with the Phoenix exploding and Cap gets Bucky Bear back, but at the cost of the neighborhood!

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Big Brother 16 : Sunday – September 14, 2014

We will see who won HoH.  Get nominations.  A third thing, perhaps?

Caleb won HoH, Frankie should be concern.

That was a waste of twelve minutes for us fans that follow the online websites / blogs.

We looked at the schedule, this is an odd week.  Tuesday / Wednesday episodes then a Best Of / Never Before Seen Footage episode on Friday.  Then it looks like no new episode until Wednesday.  For once, Big Brother isn’t leading into Survivor.  Survivor is leading into Big Brother, which is how it should be.

Let’s hope this season of Big Bang Theory has less emphasis on Dr. Sheldon Cooper.  But he won an Emmy, so that’s not happening.  Did they cut Penny’s hair?  I only saw it for half of a second but I didn’t care for it.  Could be Felicity all over again.  I doubt it as they all signed another five years contract.

Caleb doesn’t know who he is nominating along with Victoria.

Was the CBS Eye an inch to the left for anyone else?

Will the merged photos be exactly the same or a different combination of faces?  I can see it being the same.  If it is the same, the times will just be closer together – so it is still a competition.

Jury members are doing the hollas as a Luxury Competition looms.  Which didn’t happen last week?  Did it?

As the houseguests are locked in the HoH room, the jurors are downstairs making a giant mess!

I like that they got DR sessions.  Jocasta remembered to bring her phone.

The luxury competition is for the jury, that’s both funny and cruel.  A jury member wins and gets five thousand dollars.  The houseguests get to pick a jury member, if they win, the houseguest also wins five thousand dollars.

Frankie picked Zach

Derrick picked Donny

Cody picked Nicole

Victoria picked Hayden

Caleb picked Jocasta

No one choosed Christine

Christine is knocked out by Jocasta

Nicole knocks out Zach

Nicole knocks out Donny

Nicole knocks out Jocasta

Down to Hayden and Nicole.

Hayden knocks out Nicole, he and Victoria get five thousand dollars.  He also gets a kiss from Nicole.

The jury made a huge mess of the house.  They just cleaned it too.

Herd dat, I kept waiting for a montage of him saying it.

Survivor would be a better show if it emphasized the competitions more.

Nominations – Victoria and . . . Frankie.  Caleb has never been nominated, which is pretty amazing.

Did Caleb just call Frankie a queen?  That’s horrible!

Tuesday is the Eviction Episode.  Wednesday will be as well.

The live feeds will go dark sometime Monday and come back after the official eviction on Tuesday night.

 

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Dancing with the Stars 19

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_with_the_Stars_%28U.S._season_19%29

So they announced the new cast for the upcoming season back on the 3rd. I didn’t think to look until sometime after that. We don’t watch anything on ABC except for The Quest and that’s how I was reminded of the upcoming season.

Without a doubt, my two favorites going into this (and will be up to the final episode) will be Lea Thompson and Alfonso Ribeiro.

I absolutely adore Lea Thompson, I should be embarrass to say how many made-for-television movies of hers that I’ve seen in the past year. That Switch at Birth show definitely isn’t slowing her down at all with all of her side projects. She showed up for a sequence in the pilot for A-Z that I am hoping that series on NBC gets picked up.

Alfonso Ribeiro, hopefully doesn’t do the dance he’s best known for doing until several weeks into the show, as once he does it, we don’t see to see it again. Back in the day, he did this made-for-television movie, Kidz in the Wood, that I just loved. I know he’s done some work for the Game Show Network and has played himself in a few other roles. The guy has tried his best to break from his Fresh Prince of Bel Air days.

There are two other names I knew without having to look up who they were. Tommy Chong, of Cheech and Chong fame – also That 70s Show. The other being Lolo Jones, who is an Olympian who is very out about how she is saving herself for marriage. Which I’m all for celebrity virgins being out about it. I’m not sure if she was saving herself for marriage or the right guy but that’s what I remember.

The only person I recognize next is Jonathan Bennett who was the love interest in Mean Girls. He’s done some other work but he seems young to be at this point in his career. I recognize the show Pretty Little Liars, my wife doesn’t watch it, thus have no idea who Janel Parrish is. I know she’s not the one who is on the covers of magazines. That’s another young lady. Sadie Robertson is from Duck Dynasy, another show I don’t watch.

Randy Couture is not the UFC Champion I thought he was. Fasion designer Betsey Johnson, I do not know. Never came across any Bethany Mota YouTube videos. Which I do wonder when they label someone a YouTube Celebrity / Personality, if I don’t know them am I doing YouTube wrong or are they not doing enough to get my attention? Antonio Sabato Jr. is a soap actor so that explains why I don’t know him. Tavis Smiley is a Talk Show host to a show I have never heard of, I imagine it must be a show on ABC. Michael Waltrip is an auto racing champion.

Then we get to the dancing partners and some of these make sense. Poor Peta gets Chong, as she can’t be given a viable candidate as she’s still paying her dues. Karina gets the UFC champ, as she typically gets the atheletes. Just because Betsey Johnson is dancing with Tony, tells me she is super old so I didn’t even click her name. Derek dancing with Bethany made me think that she is either super hot or known for dancing. I didn’t think her Wikipedia page picture showed her to be super hot and she’s known for haul videos – which I didn’t even know those types of videos had a name. She buys something and does a review on that item. I need to get on YouTube.

Val dancing with Janel means she’s young and hot. Same sort of goes for Mark dancing with Sadie, though she does seem to be young.

I had to look it up, Lucy Hale is the famous Pretty Little Liar star. Or at least, she was on a magazine I saw at Wal-Mart. Oh! Wal-Mart is now selling Egg Nog! So great!

Cheryl dancing with the soap star could mean either he’s a decent dancer – thus Cheryl may have a chance or he’s on the older side.

Should be an interesting season. I’m not sure how well Lea Thompson can dance but she’s going to look great in any outfit that they put her in.

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Kitty Pryde Blog

Maybe I’m doing something wrong.  I bet all of the Big Brother posts didn’t help things but here’s my problem.  I like to Google “Kitty Pryde Blog” without the quotation marks, and see how many pages back I have to go before I find one of my articles.

Once, we were on page 14.  It typically is the Kitty Pryde Time Phasing Powers article that use to be our top article on this site.

Usually we are somewhere either on page 16 or 18 of a Google search.  I’m not sure what causes the drop or the raise but I would like to be higher on the list.

I read that I have to use the terms, Kitty Pryde, more, which I thought I was doing enough already but I guess I have to type her full name more.

One of the major problems is that rapper that use to go by, Kitty Pryde, before she just went by Kitty.  But all of her blogs and people writing about her and her blog, pushes a lot of the comic book websites farther down the list.

I’m not saying I should be on page one.  Pending on various other searches, we here at S&FwM, can get on page one or two but I wouldn’t mind the main searchable words being an option.

I was looking for some images from Legendary Star Lord 3 and was happy to see the blog made it to some image searches.

Like I state above, I’m not sure what is the solution but I thought if I had least let my intentions be known, then I can get this thought out of my head.  Also, maybe the universe will start helping me out as well but it gets frustrating at times.  I know we are still a relatively young blog here, and it takes time to get known.  I’m willing to do the work for that but I also want some encouragement as well.

A search for “Greatest Fictional Character of All Time” gets me also around the 16 or 18 page mark.  Just how these things work out.  Also, good to recognize that that’s page 16 out of hundreds, possibly thousands, so I should be happy with that.  And I am for the most part.  Just checked and my recent post abut All New X-Men 29 is on page 15, that’s pretty awesome!

We do show up on the first page if you type, Greatest Fictional Character of All Time Kitty Pryde, so that is pretty great.  Just need some other like minded individuals to do that same search.  Which must happen, right?

Oh, and if you know anyone from either South Africa and Portugal, feel free to hip them to this blog.  We’ve been sitting on nine visitors from those two countries for a few months now. Thanks!

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All New X-Men 29

All New X-Men 29

Writer Brian Michael Bendis

Penciler Stuart Immonen

Inker Wade Von Grawbadger

Colorists Marte Gracia and Jason Keith

Letterer VC’s Cory Petit

That cover!  Something about a winged character on a motorcycle, he must be going a great distance.

All New X-Men 29 Kitty 1a All New X-Men 29 Kitty 1b

Issue opens right where the last one left, with X23 about to gut Baby Xavier.  Which is the name the X-Men give him and I find it to be very fitting.

Jean quickly gives X23 a sit rep and Laura knows exactly what to do!

All New X-Men 29 Kitty 2

Not sure what Jason Keith contributed to the coloring duties this issue but I love it every single time Gracia can get away with it as he keeps the issue pretty much bathed in red light.

X23 stabs Baby Xavier so much that his hold on the Brotherhood of Evil Future X-Men weakens.

Jean starts fight Xavier as X23 fights Raze.  Raze makes a joke regarding how they are related.  So he’s the son of Wolverine and she’s his clone so what is a son to his father’s clone?  Comics!

Jean gets distracted by the concept of how Raze is related to Laura and Baby Xavier is able to recoup.

All New X-Men 29 Kitty attack

Kitty shows up and leads the attack.  One imagines that Kitty and the gang will be out for blood as they spent the entire last two issues being attacked mentally by Irma.

All New X-Men 29 Kitty v Magik

Baby Xavier loses control over his Brotherhood of Evil Future X-Men so he turns his attention to the proper X-Men and tells them to fight.  I wish we got more of the Kitty v Magik fight as that sounds like an awesome match up.  With their powers, who knows who would win.

So they now take their frustrations out on each other.

Other match ups are Hank v Tempus / Cyclops v Triage (more of a one sided fight, one would think) / Irma v Bobby / Angel v who is that person?  / Jean v Emma

Xavier turns to his Brotherhood and wants them to attack as well, and for his thanks, Deadpool shoots him.

I imagine the shock of being shot at, weakens his hold on the proper X-Men.

All New X-Men 29 Hive Mind

Jean and the Cuckoos take him into the Cuckoos’ hive mind.  I like how the sisters are blue and Jean is pink.

Xavier gets one last good distraction and disappears.  Magik heads out to locate him.

X23 finally gets help with Raze via an optic blast from Cyclops and then Bobby freezes Raze to a wall.

Molly Haynes can’t believe she was fighting the X-Men, she made an oath to never do that.  Not sure if I’m that interested in that story ever being told but it probably explains why she left the Runaways and joined the X-Men years ago.

Emma turns to Lady Xorn to question her and finds out that it has been an empty vessel this entire time.  This confuses Jean as last time, it was an older her in the outfit.  She is still traumatized by that knowledge.

Emma is the one who first calls him, Baby Xavier.  She’s so cutting sometimes.  That not being the best example of that.

All New X-Men Magik

Magik returns, stating that Xavier passed out in the snow.  She has her horns back on her head, I wonder what that is about as we haven’t seen any aspect of her Darkchilde persona in a while.

There is a great moment where Kitty asks if Xavier is dead and Bobby wonders if they should come back later and check on him again.  Cyclops tells them that today’s lesson is to be better than your enemies.  He is still haunted by the death of his mentor, Professor Xavier.  Though he was being manipulated by the Phoenix Force, so it really isn’t much different than say all the times Wolverine has been mind controlled and doesn’t care at all about those he hurt or killed during that time.  But Cyclops is a better character than Wolverine, so that makes sense that he would be haunted by his actions.  No matter the excuse.

Future Beast has a new time cube and is getting everyone back to the future.  He tells young Hank that people are going to blame him for nearly everything that goes wrong and for the most part, they would be right but that Hank should try to start being a better person and prevent some of the nonsense that is credited to him.

Cut to the Raft.  Apparently the X-Men dropped off Xavier and Raze there to become prisoners of SHIELD – so expect these two to break out and escape pretty soon.  Let’s start a clock on it!

I do like Maria Hill being a smart character.  If the X-Men say don’t take off the power dampeners, please do not take off the power dampeners!  Unforunately, Xavier is given a piece of paper so he can write a note.

Cut to the future where Raze is giving his time-travel-is-the-answer speech and how they will write their future selves letters so that they can try again.  Which I’m still confused by, so once this group goes back in time (but not before this adventure) does that mean there are three Xavier Juniors and three Razes running around?  One would think so or are they overwritten once the future ones go back to the present?  I’m sure that isn’t how time travel works.

Issue ends with Warren offering to take Laura out on a motorcycle adventure, which she agrees too.

Cyclops wonders if that is his motorcycle that is speeding off in the distance.  These X-Men, they can’t keep their motorcycles at all!

Pretty good issue, glad we have passed this sequel to Battle of the Atom and now we can go onto bigger and better adventures.

Next issue’s cover has X23 kissing Angel.  Will it happen within the comic, or will it not like with the cover with her kissing Cyclops?  Also, she really isn’t that type of character, just kissing random guys.  She isn’t Jean Grey.

Hopefully Kitty can finally do more than suffer major migraines and lead the All New X-Men cast again.  Also, that Magik should totally join this team, officially, as well!

If you follow me on Tumblr, I used mostly other people’s images for this post (pretty obvious as they are cropped and everything) and my rule with Tumblr is that I will follow people who I borrow their images so thanks to all of those people who are taking the time to make all of these images!

Our Tumblr page is :

http://jackalsiii.tumblr.com/

I’m still new to it so I’m not sure if Tumblr works like Twitter and you can see who I follow but I follow people who usually post images from comics.  Very handy site, in that regard!

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Big Brother 16 : Wednesday – September 10, 2014

Who went home?  Who is the new HoH?  How much of a role is the Rewind Button really going to play?  Will Julie Chen be horrible?  Will Frankie be even worst?  Let’s Get Excited!  It is Random Thoughts time!

Lousy President Obama delayed the episode by 18 minutes!

I had already forgotten that Dan was going to be on tonight.

Chenbot dressed as a biker chick of class.  Must be connected to Sons of Anarchy starting their final season.  Gemma has to be brutally murdered this year, right?

35 minutes left on the countdown clock.

Production must have the pre-reveal down to the minute.

Jury House!  Going to be a packed episode.

But First!

Victoria is crying, she must know – for weeks now – that she was never going to win this game.  She finally realized that being the last girl really means that the rest are boys, so alliance is there.

I would not lay in bed with another lady in the house.  Only dudes!

Is Frankie and Derrick wearing the same green shirt, while in the bathroom?  Must have been from a competition.

Victoria doing a decent act of throwing Derrick under the bus.

Cody likes Chenbot.  Odd

My wife gets the Derrick / Dan comparison.  Derrick is playing a combination of Dan’s two games, but a nice guy version.  Memphis = Cody / Danielle = Victoria, my wife is one smart cookie.

I forgot all about the shout outs.

Kneecaps are, without a doubt, are the most unattractive part of the human body.

I miss Zach and the show clearly misses him.

Donny made a joke about Christine needing a lawyer, that shut her down harsh.

Glad Jury is Pro-Derrick.

Julie is not dressed like a biker chick, it was just really shiny at first.

Three minutes on the clock!

Are they doing the votes just to undo it?

The clock alarm just went off as Derrick stood up to vote.

Who stole Victoria’s suitcase?

Dan and he is live twiting.

The week just got rewound.  Does that mean Jeff and Jordan are not engaged?  Does Cody have to wear the dino suit again?

Yes, Cody does have to wear the costume again.

Is PoV going to be the merged face competition again?

Dan!

That seesaw comp took hours to do!

Dan is right, only Derrick and Frankie should win the season.

I wish Chenbot treated it like this was the first time she was reading it.  Also, that the houseguests were in the same positions.

Can’t believe there are only two weeks left.  Next week is super sized, apparently.

But First!

Sunday, Jury returns to the house

Tuesday, Eviction – Final Four named

Wednesday, Another Eviction – Final Three

Friday, a can’t missed episode

Also, on the Talk, Chenbot gets her face covered by either a giant spider or a slew of smaller spiders.  Here’s hoping it is smaller spiders.  Surprised the live episode doesn’t always include a plug for The Talk.

Thanks to Jamie’s Big Brother, Because You’re Addicted blog, we know who won.

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Who won?

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Last chance to not learn who won it

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The Winner and new HoH is

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CALEB!!!

So excited!  He has to nominate Frankie and Victoria.  Frankie can’t win PoV.

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Big Brother 16 : Tuesday – September 9, 2014

The first Tuesday episode in a while!  Who won PoV?  Will it be used?

Seedy battle, oh narrator, you get the best lines

Victoria is already retelling how her season was like, but getting it all wrong.

Derrick is the Robin to Victoria’s Batman.  I sort of love her now.

Caleb likes to share, does he not have close friends outside of the house?

Will someone who has no interest in Under the Dome, watch it just for a brief look at Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer?  I wouldn’t bet on that.

The houseguests start losing their minds around the button.

Jewi-chops?  Judoy-chops?  Oh Caleb

Veto Competition, all play but one at the time.  How do people not know how long everybody else took?

The Face Match Game!  They haven’t done this in two or three years.  Use to be a stable

Funny how Caleb didn’t recognize his own eyes.  That is completely understandable.

These are not as fun to watch after the first person goes.  In past years, houseguests would spend hours in front of the memory wall, just for this competition.

I do like seeing the houseguests’ comments on their own merged faces.

How does the scripted portions of the show work?  We never see them with note cards.  Are there any poster boards around the set?

If Frankie was going to win it, I would have had any one read the scores.

Frankie, the definition of a sore winner

Ever notice how inexpensive the food is in the storeroom?  I saw several one dollar bottles of soda.  Makes sense, the food budget must be up there with the electricity bill.

Jeff and Jordan, from seasons 11 and 13

Team America Task – Keep everyone awake looking for a rodent.

Oh Cody, don’t stand on chairs to get away from a rat

Derrick made an Exterminator reference from last season.

I love Derrick and Victoria’s Rat Patrol handshake

Mission Accomplished!  It would never work again.

Frankie has won 9 comps

Caleb 5

Derrick and Cody 3

Victoria 1

I feel like those numbers are wrong.  Victoria has three wins, I believe

Frankie would not get any votes if he turned on the alliance.  Except, they have to vote between two people and he may still be the best option to win.

Speeches :

Cody should have said, two of three best friends.  Victoria is really harping on being the last lady standing.

Frankie is not using the Power of Veto.

Production stole three minutes from us!

Dan, the greatest player to ever play the game will be on Wednesday’s episode!  So excited!

 

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