The 6 Characters in My Krakoan Brotherhood of Mutants

It’s that time of year again! San Diego Comic-Con was last weekend, and every year, I put together a List of Six filling out the roster of a famous superhero team. If I were granted creative control on a new comic starring this team, which characters would I choose and why? It’s a very fun tradition — at least for me — and we’re doing it again this year with the Brotherhood of Mutants! But not just any Brotherhood, this is a new one designed around the Dawn of X era!

This takes me back

The Krakoa-era of the X-Men has had a lot of different comics and teams so far, using all manner of classic names. The Marauders is still an ongoing series, and we’ve had X-Force, the New Mutants, X-Factor, the Fallen Angels and, finally, a new flagship X-Men team. But one classic X-group that Marvel hasn’t used yet is the Brotherhood of Mutants. I wonder why. The Brotherhood is a favorite team of mine, and I think Krakoa is a great place to bring them back.

Throughout the years, I’ve already done lists for the Avengers, Justice League, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teen Titans, Fantastic Four and more! I did my core X-Men team a couple years ago, and an X-Force squad. Last year, I created the “Secret X-Men“, the X-comic I would write if I could create it from the ground up.

Join me after the jump for the premise and roster of my Krakoa-era Brotherhood of Mutants team! And feel free to share your own ideas in the comments.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife is Still Coming Out!

Want proof? How about this really cool new trailer that arrived today? I gotta say, I watch a lot of trailers, and this one is a really good one. Well-made, well-paced, well-crafted; I like this trailer.

Now, will the movie be any good? Who can say! I liked the all-female reboot just fine. And I’m obviously a huge fan of BOTH originals. So let’s all get our hopes up that Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be a really fun jam.

Though we have to wait until Nov. 11 to see for sure.


More Star Trek: Lower Decks is Coming!

I have never been a Star Trek guy…until last year, when the cartoon Lower Decks debuted and I was instantly in love! This is the Star Trek for me. Funny, well-written, awesome in all the right ways and full of smart, well-used references. I would literally watch an episode and then go online to learn what all the references were, I was that in love with the show.

And it’s coming back for a second season!

I cannot wait. This show is damn good, and I hope it gets a bajillion seasons. And then I hope it gets some live action crossovers somehow with other Trek media. Paramount is putting out a ton of Star Trek content these days, and Lower Decks is the only one that’s any good. In my opinion.

Season two of Star Trek: Lower Decks arrives on Aug. 12!


Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 7/24/21

We’re in that weird down period again where there are no Marvel projects coming out. We’ve got a week or so still until What If…and that Loki behind-the-scenes episode was good, but it won’t sustain us. What will we do? Read comics, of course! Like Marauders and Nightwing and Power Rangers! This is actually a very DC heavy week!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Superman and The Authority #1 for a very well-polished launch to what will hopefully be a fun little mini-series.

A shiny Fortress of Solitude on a hill

Meanwhile, I’m about finished with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I’ve very much enjoyed the game, and I’m tracking down every last shrine, but I have nothing else after it’s gone. Any good games coming out soon? Other than that, I’ve been watching and enjoying Wellington Paranormal, not caring for Tigtone and I binged and enjoyed the new Masters of the Universe: Revelation last night.

Comic Reviews: Marauders #22, Nightwing #82, Power Rangers #9, Superman and The Authority #1 and Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #2.

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These Dune Trailers Remain Impenetrable to Me

I have no connection to Dune. I never read the books and, if I ever saw that original movie, I have no memory of it. I know that the words “space” and “ancient sand worms” are part of Dune, and that’s about it. So when I say this new trailer looks impenetrable, I want you to know that’s coming from someone who is not a superfan of Dune.

I’m a big science fiction fan. I’m fairly excited to go see this movie. But man, I can’t make heads or tails of this trailer. There are so many characters, planets, governments, twists, monsters, armies; it’s madness! And if I’m having this kind of trouble, what about regular people who aren’t already leaning towards seeing this film in theaters?

Dune looks to be as about as ambitious as movies can get…but I fear for what that will mean for regular moviegoers.

Dune comes to theaters on Oct. 22.


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