Marvel once again gives fans the chance to pick who should join the X-Men.
Marvel is once again asking fans to vote for who they’d like to see join the X-Men, as they’ve done for the past two years. This year fans can choose from six characters — Dazzler, Cannonball, Frenzy, Juggernaut, Jubilee and Prodigy.
The voting window is pretty tight — you have until Friday of this week to cast your vote. The winner will be revealed this summer as part of the big Hellfire Gala storyline, which we now know ties into the bigger Fall of X crossover that’s coming later this year.
Marvel has provided campaign posters for each character with catchy slogans; here’s the one for Dazzler, who also coincidentally received my vote this year:
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March MODOK Madness kicks off with another 31 days of fan art featuring Marvel’s big-headed villain.
Pedro Delgado and Brendan Tobin have once again brought the March MODOK Madness site back to life for another year of big-headed fan art featuring the Marvel character.
If you aren’t familiar with the concept, every March artists share their interpretations of MODOK, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, who was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee back in the 1960s. You can see them on the March MODOK Madness blog and on Twitter.
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Dewey Bass creates an unofficial comic that finds Spider-Man dealing with the current pandemic.
Dewey Bass has a pretty impressive collection of Spider-Man comics, so it’s no surprise that when he decided to make a comic about the coronavirus pandemic, he turned to the wall-crawler. His completely unofficial five-page Spider-Man comic, “Social Distancing,” has been liked or shared more than 42,000 times on Tumblr.
“I guess this is how I’m processing what we’re all going through right now. I had the stray thought, ‘What is Spider-Man doing during all this?’ and this happened,” Bass said on his Tumblr blog. “On the one hand, it’s kinda sloppy and inconsistent, but on the other hand, I had the idea Sunday night and I’m posting this Wednesday night. 5 color pages in 4 nights is pretty good work. Anyway. Hope everyone’s safe out there.”
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Melissa Capriglione kicked off a fun, art-filled meme in March — and the participants grew from there.
Way back in mid-March — which feels like a million years ago at this point, but was really just a few weeks back — Falconhyrste creator Melissa Capriglione kicked off a fun exercise that would turn into a widespread meme for artists across social media: The #SixFanarts Challenge.
What started has a simple tweet has blossomed into a fun and welcome distraction during these difficult times. And it’s pretty easy to participate: artists just ask their social media followers to throw out character names, and the artist draws six of them on a grid that Capriglione has provided.
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The annual tradition returns.
I know there’s plenty of “madness” in the world right now, but there’s something comforting in knowing that the March MODOK Madness site is back again for more fun fan artwork of everyone’s favorite big-headed Marvel villain. And there’s little chance this event will be cancelled.
If you aren’t familiar with the concept, every March artists share their interpretations of MODOK, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee back in the 1960s. You can see some of them below, and all of this year’s submissions on the MMM blog. You can also follow along on Twitter.
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Check out fan art featuring Marvel’s lovable, big-headed villain.
Now in its 11th year, March MODOK Madness has returned! For this month only, follow along as artists share their renditions of the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing in the form of fan artwork.
Like this comic strip from contributor John Douglas, featuring a bonus Jack Kirby creation:
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Congratulations to the fine folks at March MODOK Madness, who for the past 10 years have spent the third month of every year sharing their love for MODOK in the form of fan artwork. As always, they are accepting submissions if you are so inclined to draw Marvel’s lovable, big-headed villain.
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