The concept above is based on what was supposedly Chris Claremont's plan to have Mystique and Destiny (Irene Adler) be Nightcrawler's actual parents. Supposedly, the two were lovers and Mystique shape-shifted into a male form and impregnated Destiny, and their offspring was Nightcrawler. Of course, the idea was nixed, because Mystique producing sperm by transforming into a male was deemed too far-fetched.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Zuma, despite being a villain, is one of the most iconic characters in Philippine comics. Created by Jim Fernandez, he first appeared in the novel Aztec, illustrated by Elmer Esquivias. He then appeared in numerous other novels/series, most notable among them was Anak ni Zuma (Spawn of Zuma), which may be one of the longest-running serials in Philippine comics history. He even starred in two movies, plus his own title in the 1990's, flip-flopping from villain to hero and vice versa. Recently, Jim Fernandez announced on facebook that he and longtime collaborator Hal Santiago are working on a new Zuma comic.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
The very first issue of Power Man and Iron Fist I ever read was issue no. 101. It was Assistant Editors' Month and most of Marvel's titles were a bit unusual. For this one, it starred Misty Knight and Colleen Wing instead of the titular characters, who were out of commission courtesy of Impasse, the villain of the issue. I liked how they were as capable as the guys, maybe even more so.