Marvel will revisit ‘Days of Future Past’ in a new miniseries

Marc Guggenheim and Manuel García will tell the story leading up to the monumental issues by Chris Claremont and John Byrne.

The back story leading up to one of the greatest story arcs in the history of X-Men comics will be revealed in a new miniseries by Marc Guggenheim and Manuel Garcia.

“Days of Future Past” appeared in Uncanny X-Men #141-142 and still resonates with many X-Men fans today. Those two issues helped set the tone for the series for many years after it, as Chris Claremont and John Byrne shared the consequences of where the prejudice and hate against mutants could ultimately lead. It also helped solidify the idea that Magneto could be an ally to the X-Men and introduced Rachel Summers, who would find her way back to the past to join the current day X-Men. And how many variant covers owe their lives to Byrne’s cover for issue #141?

X-Men: Days of Future Past – Doomsday will tell the story of the events leading up to the future state where mutants were kept in concentration camps and a small group of scrappy X-Men fought back — and lost.

“Growing up, I never thought I’d get the chance to write the X-Men as many times as I have. I particularly never thought I’d be able to play around in the amazing timeline that Chris Claremont and John Byrne brought to life in ‘Days of Future Past,'” Guggenheim told Marvel.com. “I still have the most vivid memory of visiting the stationery store where I used to buy my comics and seeing Uncanny X-Men #141 on the rack. That iconic cover blew my nine year-old mind.”

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Pureheart teams with the Crusaders in ‘Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #339

Check out an exclusive preview of two new stories coming in next week’s digest from Archie Comics.

Courtesy of Archie Comics, we’re pleased to present a preview of two new stories from Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #339, which comes out April 12.

Over the past few months we’ve previewed stories featuring Archie and the gang teaming up with various members of the Mighty Crusaders, but this preview has not just one Crusader member, but the entire team! Pureheart — Archie’s superhero identity — teams up with Victoria Shield, Inferno, She-Fox and more to face the wrath of the giant rock monster known as Bronto. This one is written by Ian Flynn, with artwork by Steven and Lily Butler, letters by Jack Morelli and coloring by Glenn Whitmore.

In the second story, Shinji — who you might know better as Ghost Fox — goes on a date with Kevin Keller, all while his mother, She-Fox, battles a prehistoric villain named Dino Rex. This one is also written by Flynn, with art by Holly G! and Bob Smith.

Check both previews out below, along with a complete Archie story drawn by Stan Goldberg.

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Nominees announced for the 19th annual Doug Wright Awards

Henriette Valium will be inducted into the Canadian Cartooning Hall of Fame.

The nominees have been announced for the 19 annual Doug Wright Awards, which honor “the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics.”

Random House, Conundrum Press, and Drawn & Quarterly all received multiple nominations for books they published, while Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth’s You Know, Sex from Triangle Press received multiple nods. The Doug Wright Awards received a “record” 200 entries by Canadian authors and artists this year as part of the selection process. 

The award committee also announced that artist, painter and Palace of Champions creator Henriette Valium, who passed away in 2021, will be inducted into Giants of the North: The Canadian Cartooning Hall of Fame.

This year the awards will be given out live and in-person on April 29 at 8 p.m. Eastern. The event will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

The nominees for 2023 are:

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