Take a little time out of your day to enjoy these gorgeous portraits by Russian artist Aleksei Vinogradov.

He does some amazing portrait work, but I admit to being most delighted by his series featuring fictional characters and their imaginary pets. The Ron Perlman is my personal favorite, but the Mystique knocked me on my butt. Check them out below. [click to continue…]


For his latest art project, Carlos Fabián Villa decided to create these great character profiles of popular X-Men characters. As you can see, he’s definitely derived some inspiration from the classic animated series. So far, he’s released images for Cyclops, Sabertooth, Jean Grey, and Rogue.

Check out the rest of the series below, along with animated GIFs that highlight the process from sketch to completion. [click to continue…]


We’ve come to expect the unexpected with mashups, but I’ll admit—we didn’t see this one coming.

Take a moment to thank the folks over at Rage Gear Studios for this fan art mashup of Rainbow Brite and X-Men. Roguey D’Mint is my favorite and I hope someone cosplays her for St. Patrick’s Day.

Check out the entire series below.

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The first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer has arrived and I’m writing this so quickly that I haven’t even watched it yet.

The synopsis reads:

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

Let’s check it out together shall we?

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Dragon Ball Z already allows for the fusion of characters to create more powerful characters, so it’s not surprising that French artist Pierre-Marie Lenoir gave some thought to what would happen in a fusion between DBZ and some of your favorite comic book characters.

His Behance project, aptly titled “Fusions”, does just that. Batman, Robin, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Conan all go into the mix.

Check out the results after the break.

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Hugh Jackman has announced that he’ll don adamantium claws “one last time”. The news came via an Instagram post with the actor settling once and for all the question of whether or not he’d continue playing the character.

Therefore, his last appearance as the character will happen in the third Wolverine movie which is due in 2017. Apparently, the lessons of Birdman didn’t fully sink in.

He recently told Cigar Aficionado:

I said to my wife, ‘The moral is that I should never stop playing Wolverine. I’ve got to find a way to keep playing him until I die. I know that someday they’ll recast the role with another actor… I’d be happy if the role was eventually recast. It would mean that it had become iconic.

Jennifer Lawrence has also confirmed that her role in Apocalypse would be her last as Mystique so it looks like there are going to be some pretty big mutant shoes to fill in future films.

See Jackman’s Instagram post after the break.

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The folks over at IGN have a pretty strong love for all things X-Men—so much so, in fact, that they made a video timeline infographic called “Every X-Man Ever” that provides in-depth info about all of the mutants who joined up with Professor Xavier. If you’re a fan of the X-Men, then you’ll definitely need to check this video out.

From IGN:

Yes, we love the X-Men. Who doesn’t? But there are so many of them… It’s hard to keep track! And that’s one of the reasons we put together this video timeline and infographic (watch it above!) detailing the long and storied membership of Professor Xavier’s merry band of mutants. This was no easy task, as there have been so many offshoots and side teams and kinda-sorta-teams over the course of the X-Men’s 50-plus year history. But we channeled our mutant power of OCD and did our best to nail down a complete membership history of the core X-Men team (in the comics only). Oh, and we’re also including a written version of this feature below for those of you who don’t have video capabilities in your X-Mansion yet…

Check out the video after the break…

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It’s official. Rumors have been swirling about a Gambit film starring Channing Tatum as the card flinging mutant, but Variety has confirmed Tatum will star in the 20th Century Fox film and that it will be released on October 7, 2016. The movie will be written by Joshua Zetumer who was also responsible for the 2014 RoboCop.

There isn’t any information about the plot yet, but perhaps it will be set up in X-Men: Apocalpyse when it hits theaters in May 2016.

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There are all sorts of clever vanity plates out there and a lot of them are very nerdy, but this one has to be the best of the lot. It was captured by Redditor funboixero on a car in Houston, Texas. Looks like the Professor has one badass set of wheels when he’s not busy getting things done at the school. And yes, the owner was in a wheelchair, but no word on whether or not he was bald.

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The Deadpool movie has been confirmed, and now we’re getting details on exactly where it stands in the cinematic universe. According to X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer Simon Kinberg in an interview with Comicbook.com:

“There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now,” Kinberg explained, “and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it’s part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.”

The film is set to hit theaters on February 12, 2016 so we’ve still got a bit of a wait to see exactly how they manage to tie it all together.

(Comicbook.com via Bleeding Cool)