With X-Men: Days of Future Past hitting theaters this weekend and showing the world how super-cool superpowers can save the world (and also save a motley crew of friendships), now seemed like the perfect time to take a look at some lesser superhero powers. As the co-author of a book about teens with lame superpowers — The Misshapes, available in October — I wanted to see what the geniuses of Marvel, DC, and beyond came up with when they were bored and punchy. With 80-plus years of the American comic book industry available, there’s a terrible superpower for nearly every day of the week. … Read More
In the future, the X-Men are tired. They’ve been fighting a losing war for decades against robots called Sentinels whose evil fire vagina dentata threatens to swallow them at every turn. That dystopian future is far more CG than reality. It’s grim. Bodies pile up around the X-Men while characters we’ve learned to love over their 50-plus-year history in comics and on screen die. … Read More
You’d have to imagine that, being holed up in that big mansion in Westchester County, Cyclops, Storm, Beast, and, of course, Wolverine, would need something to do to pass the time. Obviously, reading is always a good way to fill up those hours when you aren’t training to battle Magneto. Chad Miller, who
created discovered these mutant-friendly books featuring laser eyes and claws made of Adamantium, has collected some of the best books for people with special abilities at his Tumblr, X-Men Classics, and we’re happy to present a few of our favorites.
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Those of you who like to set your moviegoing plans seven months out, make a note: May 23rd is… Read More