There's a new movie out about the super heroes called Days of Future Past, which I haven't seen, but judging from the critical and fan response it should be pretty good. Once it makes it to DVD I'll certainly give it a shot. While on the subject talking about super heroes on film (at least the small screen), did you catch The Flash on the CW channel last week? I thought it was pretty decent. It's been a while since I've read any Flash comic books, so I couldn't tell you very much how they've changed up that cannon, other than Iris West, is played by a black actress. That's neither here nor there, just that the last time I read the Flash, ages ago, Iris was Caucasian, and I don't even remember if they were married. Overall though, I thought it captured the essence of the Flash, and I could appreciate the added special effects, and that it fits firmly inside the super hero universe--something that Marvel's Agents of SHIELD lacks. I've also enjoyed watching Gotham, the prequel, more or less of the Batman universe. Anyway, I digress.
Classic X-Men #10 also integrates about 3 new pages into the reprint of Uncanny X-Men 102. "Who Will Stop the Juggernaut?" Script by Chris Claremont, new pencils by John Romita, reprint pencils by Dave Cockrum, new and reprint inks by Sam Grainger. It also contains a New Wolverine back-up story: "Tag, Sucker." Script by Claremont, art by John Bolton. (John Bolton was never on the regular X-Men titles, but I've always enjoyed his art work, and found when he did a back-up story, a special treat.) New Arthur Adams illustration; new Adams/Terry Austin front cover; new John Bolton back cover. Cover price $1.00. What? $1.00? All that for a buck? Yes, hard to believe at the prices of comics these days. Granted it's on pulp newsprint, and not on slick paper, but that doesn't bother me one iota. At any rate, if you run across any of these in a used bin or used book store or wherever, pick them up, as they are worth the price of admission, and contain some of the classic tales as the cover implies.
One of the things about the X-Men group, is that the team has gotten so dang big, it can be overwhelming for a novice comic reader or fan. So where to begin? You've got Uncanny X-Men, Ultimate X-Men, All-New X-Men, Astonishing X-Men. You have the early years with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the revamped team, and then once they got popular, they had new teams like The New Mutants, X-Factor, solo adventures and titles, team-ups between characters, etc. To give you some idea check out the info graphic below, and I don't think that covers all the mutants.
As long as I'm on the topic of the X-Men, I wanted to include a couple of printed interviews that I found on the web with Dave Cockrum, one of X-Men's artist. He passed away a few years ago, but I considered his art to be identifiable or definitive to that book. Both interviews seem to come from TwoMorrow publishers, but are two separate interviews. One is a straight interview, and easier to read, and the second contains some of his art work, but the printed part of the interview won't enlarge (at least on my computer, which I found a bit frustrating), but I think it's worthwhile to squint and read it, if you're a fan of Cockrum.
Link to interview Number One.
With this second Cockrum interview, you'll probably have to scroll down past a few pictures, which have been added to the blog where the interview is found. It's found on thedorkreview.blogspot.com to get to the article, but I think it's worth checking out. Link to interview Number Two.
If you aren't burned on the X-Men yet, there's also a podcast devoted to the X-Men. One of the things I enjoy about the previously posted Superman podcast is that it's generational or family friendly ie. no offensive language at least from what I've listened to. However, that's not true with the X-Men podcast. They don't overuse profanity, but they use some, so be advised. Why bloggers or podcasters resort to limit their audience in that manner is beyond me. I know people talk like that in high school and younger and real life as well, but if I had a kid, I would try and steer them clear of such. Oh well, that said, you might want to give it a listen. The X-Men podcast can be found here.