Astonishing Art: X-Men: The Animated Series by Julien Rico Jr

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen X-Men: The Animated Series. With X-Men ’97 coming up, I’m definitely due for a rewatch.

This piece by Julien Rico Jr. is more than enough to get you in the mood for said rewatch. You can practically hear the classic theme song just by looking at it. The characters look faithful to how they appeared on the show. But at the same time, Rico did his own thing. What’s not to love?

X-Men the Animated Series, Rico Jr

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A Gambit #2 Micro-Review – The Right Way to Blow Up a Car

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Gambit 2, cover, 2022, Whilce Portacio, Alex SinclairTITLE: Gambit #2 (of 5)
AUTHOR: Chris Claremont
ARTISTS
: Sid Kotian, Espen Grundetjern (Colorist), Clayton Cowles (Letterer). Cover by Whilce Portacio & Alex Sinclair.
RELEASED:
August 31, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

There’s a sequence in this issue where somebody throws a car and it blows up on impact. The explosion takes up more than half a page. I feel like that is the proper way to convey a car explosion in a comic book.

There’s a character in the book that’s obviously meant to be a token love interest for Gambit. Standard stuff. But then I looked the way she’s drawn and colored. And you know what? I get it. I’d want her to be my love interest too. I see you, Gambit. I see you.

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A Gambit #1 Micro-Review – Return of the King

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Gambit 1, cover, 2022, Whilce Portacio, Alex SinclairTITLE: Gambit #1 (of 5)
AUTHOR: Chris Claremont
ARTISTS:
Sid Kotian, Espen Grundetjern (Colorist), Clayton Cowles (Letterer). Cover by Whilce Portacio & Alex Sinclair.
RELEASED:
July 27, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

I might lose a little fanboy cred for this, but I had no idea Gambit knew a young Storm. But this five-issue story returns Remy to his co-creator and legendary X-Men scribe Chris Claremont to dive into their shared history.

Any time Claremont writes an X-Men title it’s newsworthy, and rightfully so. Those who loved his Uncanny X-Men run will be at home here. And Sid Kotian and Espen Grundetjern make it look great. Fans less versed in X-Men history might be a little lost. But this is a worthwhile outing nonetheless.

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