There were many new Marvel books that hit shelves this past week, but the one that really feels of the moment we’re in is nearly forty years old.
One of my favourite comic books growing up in the 80s was The New Mutants. As a very young kid who fell in love with the X-Men’s Kitty Pryde thanks to Marvel’s Secret Wars II and Uncanny X-Men 196 (“What Was That?”), I loved seeing how the two teams interacted with one another, and reading about a team of teenagers who were older than me, but somehow still relatable.
Every other week, Jason Shayer will highlight an issue or a run of issues pulled from the horde of comic book long boxes that occupy more room in his house … Continue reading Tales from the Longbox – Alpha Flight #1 (1982)
Every other week, Jason Shayer will highlight an issue or a run of issues pulled from the horde of comic book long boxes that occupy more room in his house … Continue reading Tales from the Longbox – Uncanny X-Men #141-142 (1981)
Every other week, Jason Shayer will highlight an issue or a run of issues pulled from the horde of comic book long boxes that occupy more room in his house … Continue reading Tales from the Longbox – Uncanny X-Men #143 (1981)
It’s a shame to say that I had preconceived expectations of the negative kind heading over to Toronto’s Fan Expo this year. Last year’s convention of all things comic book, … Continue reading A Fan Of The Expo – JP Battles The Crowds, His Wallet And His Flat Feet For A Prized Possession
In preparation for the latest film in the X-Men film franchise, this week at Biff Bam Pop we’re counting down to the Friday release of X-Men: First Class with a … Continue reading Countdown to X-Men: First Class: Andy Burns On 5 Classic X-Men Storylines
In Part 1 of our exclusive talk with legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont, we discussed his new series X-Men Forever and where he hopes to take it. In Part 2, … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop Exclusive – The Beyonder, Sex, and Subtlety: Andy B Talks To Chris Claremont Part 3
In Part 1 of Biff Bam Pop!’s exclusive conversation with legendary X-Men scribe Chris Claremont, we talked about how the new series X-Men Forever came to be and what Claremont’s … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop Exclusive – Death, Jean, and Possibilities: Part 2 of Andy B’s Talk with X-Men Forever’s Chris Claremont
Every weekend this summer, we’ll be bringing you a new installment of a 12-part series of reviews of meaningful comics found in the collections of our writers. “Long Box” refers … Continue reading Tales from the Long Box Vol. 2 # 1: Japer Revisits The Uncanny X-Men # 225
It’s been 18 years since Chris Claremont, the architect of the most enduring stories in the history of comics, concluded his 16 year run on The Uncanny X-Men. Since then … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop Exclusive: Andy B Talks With X-Men Forever Writer Chris Claremont Part 1
Let me begin by saying that the Marvel Comics character called Wolverine is not my favourite comic book character. That position would belong to Batman. No, the X-Men member with … Continue reading Countdown To X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Scratching Me Where I Itch – Japer Recounts His Favourite Wolverine Story