Olivier Coipel

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How many Spider-Men have there been over the years? Well, get out your counting finger out because Marvel’s sticking them all in an upcoming storyline in The Amazing Spider-Man. Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Ben Reilly, Spider-Ham, Iron Spider, Spider-Man 2099… You name him, the Spider-Man of your choice will be there. But what kind of calamity could possibly require the intervention of every Spider-Man from every time and place across the multiverse? Read on… (more…)

… Jubilee, Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel and Psylocke. Notice anything particular awesome about the lineup? It’s all women! And shockingly, Marvel has avoided calling the new book, from Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel, any thing silly like X-Women or Lady Mutants or Xavier’s Girls. It’s simply titled X-Men.

Colors will come from Laura Martin, and if this cover is anything to judge by, I think this new X-Men is going to be a beautiful book.

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I’m a little behind on what’s been happening in the X-books lately, and by a little I mean completely, but I do love Storm sporting the mohawk again. And since I’m basically a Marvel Comics neophyte, can someone tell who’s Rachel? It seems a rather nondescript superhero name. Otherwise, this lineup features a lot of my favorites, and while Jubilee will star I’m excited to see all these ladies working together.

What do you think of this new X-Men team?

Source: Bleeding Cool

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Last issue, Avengers vs. X-Men took a massive pivot, ending its first act with a game-changing moment. Issue #6, the halfway point of the story overall, is where that massive paradigm shift has to be dealt with. Last issue the Marvel Architects impressed me by shifting the scope of the story dramatically, and this time around they prove equally impressive by managing to handle the awesome, perhaps uncontrollable power they’ve given this event.

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