The X-Men Get All Fanged Up in Curse of the Mutants

Marvel comics have always mirrored events happening in the world to better relate to the individuals reading them. They also suck up and incorporate popular trends like zombie outbreaks. Now, as Marvel heads into a shiny new future, getting back to the business of heroes pummeling villains on the streets of New York City in the “Heroic Age”, it seems the X-Men are going down a very different path. A path that leads to teeth … and blood … and if there’s any sparkling, you may see me on the news with automatic weapons in my hands. Check the skinny!

As the X-Men recover from the stunning conclusion of Second Coming and prepare to enter the Heroic Age, they’ll first have to survive Curse of The Mutants! Beginning in July’s X-Men #1 from the fan favorite creative team of Victor Gischler and Paco Medina, the X-Men welcome new faces into the fold as a deadly new threat emerges to consume mutantkind … and then the world! With top secret specials and new series tie-ins to this red-hot storyline, Curse of The Mutants leaves the X-Men forever scarred!

It’s mutants versus vampires, and the stakes have never been bigger for X-Men than in Curse of The Mutants!

HA!! Stakes. Awful. Just … really horrible. I will be the first person to admit this rules, if it indeed does rule after I’ve borrowed a copy from some brave soul who can get past the ridiculous cover art … but for now, I need a drink.

The X-Men Get All Fanged Up in Curse of the Mutants


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  • creightonchaney

    They did already use the vampires before, but it affected a lot more than the X-men. Silver Surfer confronted Dracula, and many others. Dracula was becoming a menace in the 70’s to rival any of the great Marvel villains. In fact I believe Doom was having problems with him. Marvel was setting him up to be something big. Also Marvel’s vampires are 20 times nastier than almost all screen vampires. Deacon Frost’s comic version was much darker and more sinister, Varnae was a force to reckoned with as well. Then the Montesei formula wiped them out, until the Midnight Suns epic in the 90’s. If Marvel heads back to the Tomb of Dracula style with the vampires and supernatural, I for one will be reading immensely. They tried to revive the horror realm of their universe in the 90’s, but interest waned by the time Scream and the like came forward, and we were too “sophisticated” for the gothic, dark horror. Although to me, Marvel’s horror line had more in common with H.P. Lovecraft. With deities like Cthulhu…ahem… I mean Cthon… the whole Darkhold basically a way around paying the Lovecraft estate for using the Necronomicon back in the 70’s. They used Dr. Strange very effectively then. and characters such as Werewolf by Night, Manthing, the Night Shift, the original Ghost Rider, Son of Satan… these things were fun and good storytelling from Marv Wolfman and others. If they need to run the vampires through the X-men to help bolster a return to that era, so be it. Yes they are using the vampires likely as a tie in to all the vampire related stuff in the media and such, but so what. If it sparks the interest in someone picking up, maybe they’ll catch on, on how to do vampires right. Unless of course Marvel does venture down the sparkly path. But the current Editor in Chief, Quesada seems too interested in the 70’s to be doing that (I hope). I mean look at Spider-man and the whole Brand New Day crap. Mephisto was in that even. Because he wanted Spider-man more hip, and single for a ‘new generation’, this is what they do. Whether the stories are well written in this sub-world, does not matter, but digress. Again Marvel seems to be returning to it’s roots in the 70’s lately (I know they had publications as early as the 40’s and 50’s, and started proper in the 60’s), so maybe this is a good sign. Or it could be a portend signaling the coming apocalypse.

    Just my two cents, not that you can buy anything with it… they don’t sell penny candy anymore….

  • Spaceshark

    As long as Matt Fraction isn’t writing it I’ll give it a chance.

    EDIT: Double post! Someone delete one.

  • LSD Zombie

    Ugh, as if the Necrosha storyline wasn’t bad enough. This sounds like shit too.

  • RingoJ

    I’m all for it.

  • LivingDeadPunk

    Man, I remember first reading the issues with Dracula trying to make a bride of Storm back in 6th grade and I loved it and the recent Vampire State story in Captain Britain and MI: 13, was cool, especially the scenes between Doom and Dracula. Hopefully this turns out to be as good.

  • Terminal

    So Marvel Zombies is off the table so now they’re doing vampires? Come on Marvel, come on!
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Elf

    They already did this . . .

    Wolverine tried using a cross on Dracula and it didn’t work because he’s an Atheist, but Kitty Pryde used her Star of David and drove him back.

    BAH, I say, Bah.