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You can now buy ONE OF ONE specially designed covers for Hellboy & The BPRD 1952 #1 to benefit the Hero’s Iniative. For the next ten weeks, Dark Horse will be auction off ten exclusive covers on e-bay to bid on from some of the comics best and brightest artists. Which artists you ask? Let’s see we have; Mike Mignola (naturally), Bill Sienkiwicz, John Cassady, Rafeal Albuquerque, Chris Samnee, Francis Manipul, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Garbiel Hardman, Riley Rossmo, Jenny Frisson, Chris Burnham, John McCrea, Ben Templesmith, Art Baltazar, James Harren, Skott Kollins, Scott Koblish, Jeff Lemire, Michael Avon Oeming, Jeff Parker, Paolo Rivera, Todd Nauck, Darick Robertson, Michael Walsh, Javier Pudilo, Sina Grace, Phil Hester, Tom Raney, Mike Norton, Max Fiumara, Tim Seely, Ty Templeton, Jim Valentino, Clayton Crain, Jim Zub & WAY WAY MORE
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X-Men 92 is a fantastic meta tribute to the properties architect Chris Claremont, that embraces the fun and zaniness of the writer and it’s era in all the best ways. Writers Chris Sims & Chad Bowers approach the concept from a position of love with an understanding of the dynamics and minutia of the expanded cast. In that way, X-Men 92 is able to explore the absurdity of it’s concept from a place of reverence, they clearly love this era of X-Men but they also have their own story to tell and that brings a level of nuance to the characters that is equal parts hilarious and insightful. There is a part where Rouge asks Gambit if his names is spelled “C-R-E-E-P”, Wolverine buys his clothes at a place called “rugged” and the cashier thought he would be taller in person, Scott wants to go whale watching with Jean on vacation which she thinks it’s “so romantic” & the issue starts out with the entire team playing “eXtreme” lazer tag which naturally, Jubilee is a master of. It’s an equal parts goofy and affectionate homage to that era of X-Men (which is THE X-Men era) that works on multiple levels. Artist Skott Koblish is perfect for this type of comic with a style that’s the right amount of cartoonish to sell the premise while still being finely detailed and dynamic. He gives the book it’s own look that’s an essential component of it’s aesthetic and establishes a pace that matches the fun in the writing. X-Men 92 is successful by almost every measure as it matches it’s ambition in it’s execution, another Secret Wars tie-in that works best by following it’s own vision.