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.
This week, with the debut of the all-new UNCANNY X-MEN #1, we want to clue you in on Cyclops’ Utopian band of merry mutants fighting the good fight in San Francisco. Get pumped for Regenesis with these five classic comic tales!
Trapped within the bowels of Magneto’s citadel, Cyclops must find a way to free his fellow X-Men or humanity’s done for. Unfortunately loosing his friends won’t be easy, especially with the super speedy Quicksilver on patrol. Scott Summers can let loose his awesome optic blasts in the blink of an eye, but what does that mean to someone who moves faster than the eye can follow? It’s ocular force bolts vs. unadulterated speed in this sensational showdown with humanity’s hopes hanging in the balance!
In a sight that might seem strange to some, an older Ororo Munroe fights side by side with her younger self and X-Men compatriots, fending off the demonic forces of the nefarious Belasco. Unfortunately, though the aged Storm commands both the tempest and eldritch magics, the villain claims his prize: a piece of Illyana Rasputin’s soul. The servant of the Elder Gods perverts that intangible fragment into something dark and horribly evil as Storm watches, unable to fight back as she witnesses the birth of Magik.
As Colossus attempts to readjust to life among the living, his relatives in Russia struggle to survive. Someone wants the metal mutant’s family dead and will stop at nothing to flambé every last one of them—but why? Peter Rasputin will find answers in the Motherland, but can his steel skin protect him from a dark and deadly family secret? Read on to find out!
Before her mutant gifts made her the icy White Queen of the Hellfire Club, Emma Frost struggled to survive the cutthroat world of an elite all-girl high school. Her classmates teased and humiliated her and home life with her father provided no respite from mental torment. But everything changes when Emma’s mental abilities awaken. Discover the hidden beginnings of the villainous vixen turned hero.
Magneto, one of the world’s most feared super villains, has just joined the X-Men. Cyclops and the rest of the crew get enough guff for just being mutants, so harboring a mass murderer probably won’t help their image, so Scott has hired Kate Kildare, the world’s premier superhuman PR specialist. But has Magneto really changed for the better? Can the Queen of Spin turn the Master of Magnetism into a hero? Will he prove himself by saving San Francisco from a deadly earthquake? What are you waiting for, get reading!