As a team of writers, including Tini Howard and Vita Ayala and more, run their own X-titles and prepare for the X of Swords crossover, Hickman himself teamed up with artist Rod Reis and letterer VC's Ariana Maher for a one-shot story about Fantomex with Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1. Rod Reis delivers a stunning cover for Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1[...]
Last week had three X-books in stores: Empyre: X-Men #2, Deadpool #6, and Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1 Last, we're recapping Giant-Size X-Men Fantomex #1 Let's get down to business. Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities Still, thanks to[...]
Fantomex is a weird character Created by Grant Morrison and Igor Kordey in New X-Men #128 back in 2002), he was designed as a character playing off of European pulp heroes Fantômas and Diabolik He was later revealed to be an escaped experiment from the Weapon Plus programme that created Captain America, Deadpool and Wolverine[...]
This Giant-Sized undertaking (not sorry for the pun, let's move on) continues with a new #1 issue focusing on Weapon Plus program's Weapon XIII, set for release on August 5th: GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: FANTOMEX #1. Joining Jonathan Hickman on FANTOMEX #1 is Rod Reis, who is known for work on multiple Marvel titles, as well as having[...]
Marvel has announced the next character who will star in a Giant-Size X-Men comic, part of a series of X-Books designed to showcase characters and artists while simultaneously providing Marvel with an excuse to put the number "one" on each issue of a series of comics and charge five dollars a piece. In May, Marvel will[...]
Their time is interrupted by the resurrected Professor Charles Xavier, back as "X" and inhabiting the body of Fantomex He brings them to a new mansion he has outside the town of Lago He claims to want to reconnect with them, but X-Men have their suspicions about this version of Professor X Something is going[...]
Also, Fantomex is still around? Kind of? That's left ambiguous. Those are some big criticisms and would be enough reason to understandably write the book off However, I can't dislike it outright The "gifts" given to the X-Men are a neat way of progressing the characters even if other writers disregard the idea The attempted suicides[...]
The Astonishing X-Men close their trap around Proteus while X and Psylocke work to stop his influence from spreading around the world. Is it a good read?
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Professor Charles Xavier has returned in the body of Fantomex What this means for Fantomex is unclear, though Xavier claims that this was done with consent from the mercenary Xavier also prefers being called 'X' now and is rapidly curing London of the psychic affliction brought about by the Shadow King. The rest of the[...]
It should have intrigued me for what's to come, but it feels more like just having a splinter pulled out. It may not be completely over, but the next issue seems like it will likely be the clean-up portion along with finally acknowledging how this team will exactly function with the likes of Mystique, Gambit, and[...]
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Rogue, Fantomex, and Mystique have been stowed away in the Astral Plane by the ghost of Professor Xavier Here, we figure out just how long he has been war with Farouk the Shadow King He's been at this since Cyclops killed him during Avengers vs X-Men (which is probably, what, a year ago in[...]
On top of that, the Xavier from the Astral Plane has made contact with Psylocke and attempts to convince her that he is one her side. Back in the Astral Plane, the pairing of Fantomex and Mystique along with the couple of Rogue and Gambit attempt to rekindle some romantic flames long thought to have gone[...]
Veteran artist Ed McGuinness joins this continuation of the Astonishing X-Men saga, as Old Man Logan is close to finding the Shadow King. Is it good?
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Logan, Gambit, Fantomex, Beast, and Rogue have decided it's as good as day as any to go out to a theater, where Multiple Man is putting on a play of the greatest dramas in the storied history of the X-Men! Nah, just kidding They're in the Astral Plane under the dominion of Farouk, the Shadow[...]
It's received by Bishop, Logan, Rogue, Angel, Gambit (his is working with Fantomex), and Beast The team converges on Psylocke, finding her in a mindless rampage in London, having conjured a massive telekinetic moth construct They must work together to stop her and figure out what happened. This is actually the first X-Men book since Extraordinary[...]