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The Bleeding Cool TV Top 10 Best of 2018 Countdown: #8 Legion

"Television is becoming a collage – there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different." – David Hockney There was a time when working for television was labelled a "demotion," a professional death sentence for movie stars whose careers were on […]

[UPDATED] Legion Season 2 Recapped at SDCC

Info courtesy of Bleeding Cool's Marcos Salinas: A trippy Legion season 2 recap just aired at the show's panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and we're going to break it down for you now in the most descriptive manner we can. The recapopens with an egg cracking open, and a black mass extends out of the shell. A […]

Astonishing X-Men #7 cover by Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin

Astonishing X-Men #7 Review: Bloated, Overcomplicated Plot

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 […]

Astonishing X-Men #6 cover by Mike del Mundo

Astonishing X-Men #6 Review: An Ending That Arrived Too Late

The Shadow King's infection continues to spread throughout London as the X-Men try their best to contain it. Professor Xavier's Astral Plane battle with Farouk reaches its final stages, and the fate of the X-Men and possible everyone in the world hangs in the balance. All the while, the London Ministry of Defence prepares to […]

Astonishing X-Men #5 Review: The Astral Plane War Continues

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 continuity […]

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Brian Michael Bendis's List Of All The People He Says Can Beat Batman

Now that the second-longest continuous writer at Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, everything he ever said anywhere on the internet about DC Comics is up for discussion. Including this great post on his Tumblr from earlier in the year, when asked about the comparative fighting abilities of Batman […]

Astonishing X-Men #4 cover by Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Fonteriz, and Nolan Woodard

Astonishing X-Men #4 Review: Good, But Needs To Move On

Shadow King has taken over Logan and has unleashed him in the physical world. Archangel, Bishop, and Psylocke attempt to hold the former Wolverine off. 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 […]

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Astonishing X-Men #2 Review: Enter The Shadow King

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 […]

Astonishing X-Men #1 Review: The X-Men Comic I've Been Waiting For

In Astonishing X-Men #1, there is something happening to the telepaths around the globe. They are seizing up, experiencing intense pain, and then dying. Eventually, this phenomenon reaches the X-Man, Psylocke, and, in her pain, she sends out a psychic signal to her former comrades. It's received by Bishop, Logan, Rogue, Angel, Gambit (his is […]

'Legion' Creator Noah Hawley Discusses Emmy Awards Snub

The Emmy nominations came out yesterday, and there's some really great stuff on there (RuPaul's Drag Race got eight Emmy nominations! I'm sorry, I freakin' love that show), but there was one very noticeable absence: there was not a single nomination for FX's critically acclaimed X-Men adaptation Legion. Based on the character of David Haller (AKA […]

Mindless Speculation – Readjusting The Astonishing X-Men Villain Theory

A while back, when news broke about the new Astonishing X-Men series from Charles Soule and a rotating cavalcade of various artists, I posited a theory as to just who the big bad of the series would be. I had assumed Cassandra Nova, a character whose first major action against mutant-kind involved genocide of the […]

First Image And Voice Cast For The Shadow King

As sales company K5 prepare to take Henry Selick's frozen-in-carbonite stop motion movie The Shadow King to the European Film Market, they've started listing it on their official site.