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Unlimited Highlights: X-Men: First Class

Banshee, Emma Frost, Mystique, Havok and Beast star in five mutant masterpieces

By Ben Chabala

Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool. 

With “X-Men: First Class” amazing moviegoers everywhere, we thought this week we’d share awesome stories starring some of the marvelous mutants from the flick!


While the X-Men enjoy a little down time at Banshee’s own personal medieval castle, Cassidy Keep, two super powered ruffians aim to spoil the amazing adventurers’ relaxing vacation. Black Tom Cassidy and the unstoppable Juggernaut ambush the merry mutants and imprison them deep within the castle’s dungeons. Fortunately for the X-Men, Banshee’s got the luck of the Irish and a few leprechauns on his side! A climactic clash between the sonic soldier and his conniving cousin seems inevitable but who will emerge triumphant from their mortal combat?


Before she took the title of White Queen or could read minds as easily as she reads a book, Emma Frost grew up as a rich teenager with a horrible home life and no friends.  But everything changes when her mutant powers manifest. Witness her transformation of from the girl no one liked to the woman every man wants!


Raven Darkholme has worn many different faces during her long and tumultuous life. She's fought on the side of both angels and devils, and now she's got another chance to serve the greater good as a black ops agent. The mischievous metamorph can either work off the books for Charles Xavier as one of his spies, or she can be tried and executed by the U.S. Government. Buckle up, Mystique, it's going to be a bumpy ride.


In a galaxy far away Havok, Polaris, Marvel Girl, Lilandra Neramani and the Starjammers fight for the fate of the known universe! Vulcan, mad mutant and malevolent dictator of the Shi’ar Empire, wants to use the incalculable power of the Finality weapon to destroy his enemies—Starjammers included. Havok means to put an end to the tyrant’s reign of terror and it will take every ounce of his solar-powered mutant might to do it!


Hank McCoy’s got the brawn of a beast, but a brain on par with the world’s most brilliant minds—and he’s still in high school!  But like every other teenager he just wants to fit in.  He wants to be normal. Unfortunately, the villainous Conquistador recognizes the boy’s amazing powers, kidnaps his parents, and forces him to perform less than legal activities. Will Hank’s beastly abilities be enough to save his parents and bring down the bad guys?

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