Tuesday, 11 October 2011

From The Vault - X-men movie tie in books

Cast your mind back to the year 2000. Tony Blair was still in power, the Olympic Games were draining government funds in Australia and a phenomenon was starting in cinemas across the world. This miraculous juggernaut has been gathering speed ever since and is now a permanent fixture in the summer release schedules, annually flooding our screens with gods, monsters and men in odd looking costumes. I am of course referring to the superhero movie, and its relatively humble beginnings with Bryan Singer’s take on Marvel’s X-men. From Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen locking wits as Professor X and Magneto to Hugh Jackman’s big screen debut as Wolverine X-men was the first of the new wave of comic adaptations, and it can be argued that without the film’s success (it grossed $296 million worldwide) we wouldn’t have seen studios taking a gamble on other comic properties.

To tie in with the release of the film Marvel issued three exclusive preview comics which dealt with the back stories of Wolverine, Rogue and Magneto, with all three stories receiving only limited runs in order to maintain exclusivity. At Comic Guru we currently have all three in stock in both the original and exclusive covers, so if you are interested in owning a rare piece of cinematic memorabilia then either head over to the official Comic Guru website or visit us in store.


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