Gainax veteran and Trigger co-founder Hiroyuki Imaishi is an established fan of American comics. With a group of other anime luminaries, he did a pair of Superhero doujinshi, where he contributed illustration tributes to Marvel's Nextwave Agents of H.A.T.E. and Dark Horse's The Umbrella Academy. The new X-Men Apocalypse movie opened in Japan this week, and after catching it, Imaishi was quite stricken by Psylocke.
Kotobukiya continues their line of bishoujo figure redesigns this winter with the X-Men's Jubilee from Marvel Comics. The 1/7th scale statue is scheduled to be released in North America in January. Get a look after the jump.
There's a complicated landscape of which movie studios have rights to which to which Marvel characters, the net result of which is that you won't be seeing an Avengers and X-Men crossover movie any time soon. However, Toei has proudly announced that they're doing what Hollywood movies can't, putting the teams together in the Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers anime series. More after the jump.
Recently, Kotobukiya has posted a series of illustrations from Shunya Yamashita, the artist whose designs serve as the inspiration for the figure maker's Bishoujo heroine line. The latest subjects pull from both Marvel and DC Comics, Street Fighter and even Star Wars' "Extended Universe." Get a look after the jump.
The folks who brought us the equally radical stop-motion recreation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon intro are back, and this time Kyle Roberts and Nathan Poppe are turning to the '90s X-Men cartoon. Watch as action figures clash to the tune of a theme song remake after the jump.
The X-Men's Kitty Pryde was something like American comic's answer to a moe character for a long time. Now Kotobukiya has confirmed that the Marvel Comics Bishoujo Statue version of the cute mutant will be heading to North America in June. Get an early look after the jump.
Fox is set to continue their mutant centric branch of the Marvel universe in next summer's The Wolverine, a sequel to the 2009 spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Following the pivotal Chris Claremont and Frank Miller 1982 Wolverine mini-series, the movie will be sending the clawed superhero to Japan. See the latest shots from filming after the jump.
After teasing Shunya Yamashita's design during the summer and fall convention season, Kotobukiya has taken to Facebook to reveal the sculpted figure of the bishoujo reimagining of Storm from Marvel Comics' X-Men. Check her out after the jump.
Marvel's annual events range from classically epic (Siege) to unexpected political statements (Civil War). But what about a good old-fashioned superhero throwdown? After the jump, check out Marvel's next big crossover, Avengers vs. X-Men, and what it has in store!
Its a good time to a fan of Marvel Comics based movies. Marvels Studios is continuing apace with Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and The Avengers. Fox's reboot/prequels are continuing with a Deadpool movie scheduled for 2012, a second X-Men Origins: Wolverine for 2013. Now, a second X-Men: First Class movie is making progress. More after the jump.
While not exactly well-received, 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine showed that the Wolverine character could work in his own self-contained stories, without having the rest of the X-Men backing him up. His next solo outing takes him to Japan and its violent, exotic yakuza underworld, where director James Mangold says we'll get more than what we usually expect out of a summer superhero actioner. Find out more after the jump!
With X-Men, the third in the quartet of Madhouse anime adaptations of Marvel superheroes, premiering on G4 today, a new clip shows off the team of mutants squaring off against the U-Men. Check it out after the jump.
We're a couple days away from the premiere of phase two of cable network G4's airing of Madhouse's adaptation of Marvel's super heroes, with the X-Men replacing Iron Man and Wolverine on October 21st. The fourth anime series as part of G4 and Marvel’s exclusive partnership, Blade, will premiere this winter. Check out an X-Men preview clip after the jump.
This week's Fanart Friday dives into deviantArt, and it was very, very hard to resist the urge to just make one week's column dedicated to creepy Sonic the Hedgehog fanart. Fear not, though, as we have great art from Slayers, Firefly, Mass Effect, and more, all after the jump!
Gearing up for New York Comic Con, figure makers/importers Kotobukiya revealed a line-up of four characters that will be joining their cute girl/Bishoujo line: Star Wars: Extended Universe's Jaina Solo (Han and Leia's eldest child), the Tekken Tag 2 take on Asuka Kazama, Marvel Comics' spy Black Widow and, also from Marvel, X-Men's Storm. Take a look after the jump.