It’s time for another edition of The Pop Culture Playlist, where I create a list of ten tracks and match them with a superhero or villain. Today, the featured character is everyone’s favourite southern belle, Rogue. With her ability to absorb the powers and memories of those she touches, Rogue is one of the most recognised X-Men. Her country charm matched with her vulnerability makes her a great character to come up with music for. Continue reading “The Pop Culture Playlist: Rogue”
Comic Cover Corner is dedicated to showcasing some of the most interesting comic covers in the industry. In my opinion, they are pieces of art that could be as memorable as famous paintings one day. When a female character is put on a cover, there’s a temptation to focus on her looks. That isn’t the case with the cover of Storm #5, as she comes across as an absolute badass. This is thanks to the effort of cover artist, Stephanie Hans.
The Comic Vault is about encouraging more people to get into comics by discovering characters they might not have heard of. The X-Men make up some of the most diverse characters, and an extremely powerful mutant is a man called Vulcan. The younger brother of Cyclops and Havok, Gabriel Summers was introduced in X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1 in 2006. Vulcan has the power to psionically manipulate vast amounts of energy, making him far more powerful than his brothers.
Comic Cover Corner is a segment that looks at a specific cover and what makes it so eye-catching. There’s a lot of iconic covers, but one of my favourites is Wolverine #1, drawn by legendary writer/artist Frank Miller. When Miller teamed up with Chris Claremont to write the 1982 Wolverine series, it went onto be the greatest Wolverine story of all time. But the first thing readers saw was the cover, and it’s become a timeless piece of art.
Beneath The Pages is a segment that looks at key figures in the comic industry. It’s about shining a light on their work and praising how much they’ve contributed to popular culture. Chris Claremont is one of the most famous names in comics, having created many Marvel characters such as Jubilee, Mystique, Emma Frost and Gambit. His writing with X-Men has cemented his legacy as one of the all time greats.
With the release of Logan just days away, Wolverine Week comes to an end with a look at X-23. The character will be making her screen debut, played by Dafne Keen. Before the movie comes out I feel it’s important for people to understand who she is and what makes her different to Wolverine.
In the run up to Logan, I decided to visited my local comic store and picked up a Wolverine graphic novel at random. I chose Wolverine: Back In Japan because I have a fascination for the country, where some of the greatest Wolverine stories have been told. It’s written by Jason Aaron and the art is handled by a number of people including Adam Kubert, Ron Garney, Billy Tan and Paco Diaz.