On January 23 at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, Marvel's mighty mutants experience an animated rebirth when "Wolverine and the X-Men" slashes its way onto the Nicktoons Network! Until then, stay glued to Marvel.com every day for sneak peeks, clips, exclusive art and looks back at the history of the X-Men in animation!
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, we're casting the spotlight on the Sentinels, among the X-Men's most implacable foes and a looming menace on "Wolverine and the X-Men"!
Before "Wolverine and the X-Men" premieres, see the Sentinels on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited!
X-MEN (1963) #14
Behold for the very first time: the Sentinels! Brilliant scientist Dr. Bolivar Trask invites Professor Charles Xavier to a televised debate on the so-called "mutant menace," but the not-so-good doctor has plans that go beyond point and counterpoint. hen Trask unleashes his robotic Sentinels, can the original X-Men rescue their mentor from opponents who can't be reasoned with? And what will happend when the Children of the Atom encounter the massive Master Mold? Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduce a terrifying new force for evil into the Marvel Universe!
X-MEN (1963) #98
It's not a merry Christmas at all for the X-Men when the Sentinels return! Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler and the rest of the all-new X-Men take to New York City alongside team founders Cyclops and Jean Grey for a night of holiday merriment, but find their evening spoiled when Steven Lang resurrects their robotic foes. The first battle between the newly-formed squad of mutant heroes and the Sentinels rages from Times Square into outer space itself as Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum lay the foundations for the most influential X-Men stories of all-time!
UNCANNY X-MEN #142
Artist John Byrne joins Claremont for the conclusion to the classic "Days of Future Past" saga! In a future ruled by the Sentinels' iron fists, Wolverine leads a rag tag band of mutant survivors who have sent their final hope into the past. But while Kate Pryde attempts to alter the timeline and the X-Men of today clash with a brand new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, what will become of those left to face the wrath of the Sentinels? Well, if you take a glance at that cover to the right and guessed the results may not be pretty, give yourself a pat on the back!
NEW X-MEN (2001) #115
From the wild imaginations of writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely comes the next evolution of the Sentinels! Under the command of the mysterious Cassandra Nova, a new breed of "Wild" Sentinels has decimated the island of Genosha, killing millions of mutants in the process. Cyclops and Wolverine have tracked Nova to her South American lair, but will even they be able to withstand this unspeakable new threat to their species? Witness the beginning of an epic that changed the X-Men forever!
SENTINEL SQUAD O*N*E #1
In a world where M-Day has reduced the mutant population to a shadow of its former self, those who remain find themselves protected by...the Sentinels? Meet Sentinel Squad O*N*E, an elite government-sponsored team of human-piloted Sentinels led by James Rhodes and operating under the directive of preserving mutant lives. But how do the X-Men feel about their former enemies becoming their supposed saviors? Ogre, Shrapnel, Megaton and Crazy Train learn it ain't always easy being a Sentinel in the first issue of this bold limited series by writer John Layman and artist Aaron Lopresti.
Don't forget to tune in to Nicktoons Network at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 23 for the debut of the "Wolverine and the X-Men" animated series! Also, get up to speed on Wolverine's Greatest Battles on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited!
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