Monday, 18 February 2013

Time for an "All-New" Look!

It's been a while since I've changed up the look of the blog & with the Avengers vs X-Men event long over in the comics, I thought it's about time I change it.

In October last year, Marvel launched its new event following AvX, called Marvel NOW! What's Marvel NOW! you ask? It's basically a sorta revamp of the Marvel Universe in the comics- new creative teams for the various titles as well as changes to the comics universe through character redesigns, new storylines, etc.

All-New X-Men is part of this movement. It kickstarted in November 2012 & mainly revolves around the X-Men First Class (Cyclops, Jean Grey, Angel, Iceman & Beast) who travel forward in time, to land in the present & come face-to-face with their future selves.

The blog banner is composed of the beautiful art by Stuart Immonen, which is basically a triptych of the three variant covers he created for All-New X-Men #1. Below is the original gorgeous artwork along with the blog banner:

The font I used for the banner is called Pop Pop. Big thanks to Chris Grisby from the Comic Book Nerds Are Hot Facebook group for letting me know about the font used for the title on the original cover.

I felt it would be a suitable time to use Cyclops for the blog background- he's never featured on my background before & he's pretty much in the forefront of the All New X-Men story- yesteryear Cyke leading the First Class & present-day Scott Summers leading the X-clan. Download the wallpaper (1280 x 1024) below for the artwork.

Hope you guys dig the new look- do let me know in the comments. Here's to some All-New X-citing months ahead right here on the blog!

6 comments:

  1. I like that you have placed Cyclops up and center in your blog banner and in the blog background.

    With due respect to Wolverine, Cyke has always been the leader and remains one cool dude!

    B2B.

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    1. I agree. But I'm not really a fan of either. Wolverine cos he's overexposed & overrated. Cyke becos he can be real whiny.

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    2. Agree about Wolverine being overrated. We have to thank Bryan Singer and his X Men movies for that.

      I also like Colossus, Beast, Nightcrawler and of course, the Master of Magnetism. I liked the recent X Men:First Class movie for Fassbender's performance as Magneto.

      By any chance, are any of these characters your favorites as well?

      B2B.

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    3. Yup, definitely Singer's movies & Hugh Jackman have contributed to making Wolverine the poster child for the X-Men.

      I LOVED XFC! And it would not have been the same if Fassy was in it! I ♥ Fassbender's Mags! I also like Nightcrawler. His mom Mystique, though is my fave...

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  2. Great banner and I like the dramatic background in the Cyclops image.

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    1. Thanks Maurice! This time around I didn't do much with the background. Pretty much got it ready-made off the Net & just did a few tweaks of my own here & there...

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