In this issue, we look at Dark Horse’s new adaption of the original Star Wars scripts and introduce our all-new compact news headlines segment. We tease our exclusive interview with the legendary Chris Claremont, before delving into our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: the classic Uncanny X-Men: The Phoenix Saga/The Proteus Saga/Dark Phoenix Saga/Days of Future Past (Issues 94-142).
Our next reading assignment: The Death of Captain Marvel by Jim Starlin
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Vintage Clip of the Week
Unaired Pilot – Pryde of the X-Men (1989)
LucasFilm and Dark Horse announce The Star Wars!
– Captain America: The Winter Soldier starts production
– Look out for a Justice League crossover in July as Trinity War finally starts at DC Comics. The crossover event runs six issues over three different Justice League comic books in July and August.
– Zoe Saldana in talks for Gamora in Marvel’s 2014 release Guardians of the Galaxy
– SHIELD is now Agents of SHIELD, J. August Richard (Gunn) joins in “secret role”
– Marvel unleashes Superior Spider-Month in July with new series Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Superior Carnage, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up and of course, the “Shadowland” story arc in Superior Spider-man
– Marvel’s Infinity will be a six-issue limited series from Jonathan Hickman from August. Prepare for things to get cosmic in this next big event.
– Legendary DC Comics artist and editor Carmine Infantino has died. As an artist, he created the modern costume for The Flash, and co-created Barry Allen, Wally West, Barbara Gordon, Deadman, Black Canary, along with the idea of the Multiverse in “Flash of Two Worlds”. As editorial director, he hired the likes of editor Dick Giordano, writer Denny O’Neil, artist Neal Adams, consulted on the first two Superman films and initiated the first inter-company crossover in Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-man. He was 87.
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