Lots of exclusive news at X-Fan this week...

DON'T BLINK OR YOU'LL MISS THEM!

May 2001 has been dubbed "X-Men Month" at Marvel Comics, with most of the mutant titles sporting new looks, new directions, and new creative teams beginning that month. "X-Men Month" will also see the debut of some new X-titles, including writer Judd Winick`s and artist Mike McKone`s new Blink & The Exiles monthly series.

The line-up for the book has been one of the most closely-guarded secrets at Marvel in recent months. At least, until now!
http://www.fandom.com/x-men/editorial.asp?action=page&obj_id=258062

(X-Fan is also running a Blink & The Exiles survey in conjunction with the X-office, so hit the link above to record your vote!)


XMU: BEHIND THE MUSIC

The recent release of X-Men Unlimited #30 has set online fans buzzing with discussion over, of all things, the cover. An obvious homage to The Beatles` Abbey Road album, many a fan has been comparing the two covers and their similarities, with the most obvious being between the recently-deceased Colossus and Paul McCartney, who at the time of Abbey Road was rumoured to have been dead. X-Fan caught up with editor Lysa Hawkins to find out the story behind the cover.
http://www.fandom.com/x-men/editorial.asp?action=page&obj_id=258038


DEADPOOL VS ARCADE: THE UNSEEN STORY

Not only is Deadpool set to take on the Punisher in the pages of the upcoming Deadpool #54-55, but there`s also a chance that, later this year, `Pool fans will see their favorite Merc-With-A-Mouth taking on the master of Murderworld, Arcade.
http://www.fandom.com/x-men/editorial.asp?action=page&obj_id=257735
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