Astonishing X-Men #62 previews @ CBR
Mystique has no time for your cliched attempts at being intimidating and relevant Sabretooth. Go torment Wolverine or something; I’m sure somebody might care about that. Maybe he has another kid out there you can pick on.
And poor Bobby — even your het relationships are closeted!
Northstar and Aurora convention cover sketch by Mike Perkins
Looks like X-Factor is canceled.
And, looking at the upcoming trades for Astonishing (vol. 12 collects 57-59, 66, and Wolverine & the X-Men 13, bypassing the upcoming Iceman arc) it looks like #66 may be their last issue.
But with the new wave of Marvel NOW! relaunches coming up, I’m sure the characters in each book will be landing somewhere new.
Preview art for Fearless Defenders #2, due out this Wednesday.
It’s a shame I can only put this book on my pull-list once.
Northstar and Kyle by Hildi
Second commission from this artist (and the first SFW one!). Another advantage to being a speedster: your husband gets to watch the sunrise from nearly any damn place he pleases.
Preview pages from Astonishing X-Men #59.
On the positive side, I appreciate that Liu is running with the DOMA storyline. Just because SSM marriage exists in some states, that doesn’t mean that things are all rosy and fine on the equal-rights front. And the artwork here is still lovely. Look at the details on Jen’s desk!
On the negative…did we really need to double-down on the Idiot Ball moment for Northstar here? The book made a point of how whirlwind the wedding was, so I’ll barely accept that neither groom did any actual research into the legal issues surrounding it. But the passport thing? Yes, Northstar’s arrogant. He’s also not a moron. Between the sports career, the high public profile, twice being employed in the States, Kyle’s constant back and forth between Canada and the US (and I still think making Kyle American came out of nowhere anyway), and the time spent on an international superhero team, I think he’d have a passport or at least be paying someone to keep it current.
Well, we’ll see where it goes.