Welcome the latest Children of the Atom to the mobile gaming adventure!

Brother and sister smash and slash their way through the latest update to “Marvel Future Fight” as the interdimensional battle wages on. This month, recruit some extra help from X-Men members. Channel the steel powerhouse Colossus and his sword-wielding sorceress younger sister Magik. Bring on hope – or destruction – with Angel or the diamond telepath, Emma Frost. Be sure to grab some MARVEL NOW! looks for Cyclops and Wolverine!

To get the full rundown all things mutant-related, we grabbed a few minutes with the team over at Netmarble Monster: lead game designer/director Minkyun Kim, lead system designer Youjung Kim, lead skill designer Jongho Park, and lead level designer JungTae Pyo.

Marvel.com: Could you give us a quick introduction for the latest “Marvel Future Fight” update?

Minkyun Kim: In this update, X-Men members Magik, Colossus, Angel, and Emma Frost will be available as new playable Heroes. In addition, Cyclops and Wolverine, who are already in the game, will be getting new Uniforms. As for new content, a new Dimensional Rift has been added with the newly an alternate-universe version of Angel as the Rift boss, as well as a few in-game improvements that I think our users will appreciate.

Marvel.com: Will our heroes sport new looks?

Youjung Kim: Cyclops and Wolverine will be getting new Character Uniforms. Cyclops will be getting the ‘Marvel NOW!’ uniform that he wore while leading the Mutant Resistance, which many of our Cyclops fans were hoping for. For Wolverine, we have prepared the ‘All New Marvel NOW!’ uniform that was created for Wolverine by the Superior Spider-Man.

Marvel.com: What can players expect to see in-game with the inclusion of these newly-added characters?

Jongho Park: We did our best to implement X-Men abilities that appeared in the comics. Users will see that Magik has her iconic Dimensional Warp skill along with other magical abilities. Colossus, the ‘guardian’ of the X-Men, will have immense tanking ability arising from his extra solid body, and Angel will have great supportive capabilities through his healing skills to help his fellow X-Men. Emma Frost will have various telepathic skills that will be sure to confuse and debilitate her enemies!

Marvel.com: Colossus is known to have the ability to transform his body into a solid weapon of pure steel. How strongly is this expressed in the game?

Jongho Park: We took extra care to express Colossus’ Herculean strength and body in the game. We made sure to focus on his innate concrete strength, rather than speed, for his abilities. We also put effort into implementing his steel body to reflect immense defensive capability and exclusive skills that make him extremely formidable to characters that use Physical Attacks.

Marvel.com: What improvements have been made to enhance the player experience? 

JungTae Pyo: The enormous Frost Beast that appears in the Alliance Battles seemed to have some counter-intuitive aspects regarding his attacks. Users were only able to evade them by roughly estimating the range of his attacks previously, so we made efforts to improve on this by adding an indicator that shows the range of his attacks.

Marvel.com: Lastly, can you share anything fun or surprising that’s exclusive to this mutant special?

Minkyun Kim: After the very first X-Men update of last year, we’ve been wanting to expand and add more X-Men to the game. This was easier said than done, as there are so many incredible X-Men characters to choose from. Picking which ones to add to the game required considerable forethought. Our hope is that our users will see that we put a lot of thought into the X-Men characters selected for this update. Our mission was to quench their thirst for X-Men characters through the unique and engaging skillsets of the new characters. We plan to continue adding characters from the X-Men universe in the future, so we hope our users will continue to play and love our game!

For all the latest on “Marvel Future Fight,” stay tuned to Marvel.com and @MarvelGames on Twitter!

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Take a look at the history of Kitty Pryde and Peter Rasputin's star-crossed romance.

The on-again-off-again roller-coaster romance of Kitty Pryde and Peter Rasputin’s become the stuff of legend among X-Men fans, and it’s about to receive a new wrinkle in X-MEN: GOLD #9, out August 8.

The two star-crossed lovers first met in UNCANNY X-MEN #129 when Kitty first walked into the original X-Mansion and met the man-mountain mutant called Colossus. An inauspicious beginning to such a star-crossed love story, to be sure, but by UNCANNY X-MEN #174 they’d recognized their attraction to each other and shared a kiss or three.

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129

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Peter threw the first monkeywrench into the mix right around the time he’d returned from the first Secret Wars in UNCANNY X-MEN #183 and declared his love for the alien Zsaji to Kitty, though said Zsaji’d perished by that time. Ms. Pryde ratcheted up the anti-feels by joining Excalibur and heading into a hot-and-heavy thing with a guy named Pete Wisdom—a relationship Peter gave his “blessing” to, but also kept one metallic eye on. 

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #183

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #183

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When the Legacy Virus later tore apart the mutant population, Colossus seemingly sacrificed his life during the chaos in X-MEN #110, prompting Kitty to sort out her feelings for the big lunk and insure his ashes traveled back to Russia. Imagine her surprise when Peter turned up hale and hearty in ASTONISHING X-MEN #14, strange situation which led to a passionate reunion and a new outbreak of dating. 

X-Men (1991) #110

X-Men (1991) #110

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Alas, right around the time of the X-Men’s latest disagreement with the Juggernaut and his power source Cyttorak in UNCANNY X-MEN #543, Kitty broke it off again with Peter when she disagreed with his well-intentioned noble thoughts to die for her in battle. Sadly, that meant that she and Colossus’ couple-ness still existed in a state of suspension when Kitty got stuck in a giant bullet traveling around the solar system in GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1. Peter tried to move on with his life, but to his credit, he tattooed “Katya” in her memory on his chest in UNCANNY X-MEN #507

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #507

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #507

  • Published: March 18, 2009
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: February 11, 2011
  • Rating: T+
  • Writer: Matt Fraction
  • Penciller: Terry Dodson
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No good mutant hero ever stays lost, though, and so Kitty Pryde returned to Earth, thanks to Magneto, in UNCANNY X-MEN #522 and reclaimed her claim to the big metal guy in UNCANNY X-MEN #522…which of course hit the skids by UNCANNY X-MEN #543. The former Shadowcat struck up a few new relationships in the aftermath, in particular with Iceman in WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #14, and with Star-Lord in X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF JEAN GREY #1-6

Wolverine & the X-Men (2011) #14

Wolverine & the X-Men (2011) #14

  • Published: July 25, 2012
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 08, 2013
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Jason Aaron
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Today, Kitty’s done with star-hopping scoundrels and Peter’s, well, Peter, and the two of them, as seen in X-MEN: GOLD #1, believe they can fight alongside each other as “just friends.” But, anybody who’s ever been in their position knows that trick never really works, right?

Stay tuned…we should be finding out whether or not our beloved Kitlossus will ever be a thing again very, very soon.

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Chad Bowers and Chris Sims give their take on the servants of Apocalypse!

The end has come. Apocalypse has arrived and Death rides with him. And Pestilence, War, and Famine, too.

Despite X-MEN ’92 writers Chris Sims and Chad Bowers preparing to close the book with December 28’s issue #10—and possibly take all of mutantkind down in the process—they took the time to talk to us about Apocalypse’s favorite tools, the Horsemen, and point out some of their favorites of all-time. Besides their own, of course.

“Every time they show, it’s a big deal,” Bowers argues. “It should be a big deal.

“I think, in a lot of ways, what’s most terrifying about the Horsemen is they’re people, but they are really concepts,” he continues, asserting their draw. “It’s hard to fight against a concept. Even if you beat the Horsemen, the power is just going to go to somebody else.”

“There’s always going to be a next one,” Sims agrees. “And the next one might be someone you know; it might be a horror movie monster. You don’t know.”

“I gotta say, Walt Simonson, good at drawing,” Sims states.

“I love it,” Bowers enthuses. “I like Angel a lot as Death especially. He’s like the first X-Man to have a real lasting change.”

“I absolutely prefer him to Angel, as Archangel,” Sims concurs. “It’s really hard to empathize with Angel’s problems because he’s a rich beautiful man who has beautiful bird wings.”

“So it makes perfect sense, when he loses them, that he gets super depressed,” Bowers continues.

“It’s metal, in a literal and metaphorical sense,” Sims jokes. “It’s the one ‘aww, it’s extreme now’ reboot of a character that everyone agrees is good.”

“That’s their friend, this giant gentle artist who can turn his body into a battering ram,” Bowers points out. “And then suddenly he’s trying to kill [them]. That’s terrifying.”

“He seems like a no-brainer,” Chad admits.

“With Wolverine it works in a way; with him there’s always this aspect that’s been building for 20 years at that point,” Sims elaborates. “That Wolverine is just constantly holding back so he doesn’t flip out and stab everybody. Apocalypse takes Wolverine and—all the hard work he’s done to control himself [Apocalypse] just pops the seal off, hands Wolverine a sword, and says, ‘Alright, you are going to kill everyone.’”

“He’s a real weird choice,” Sims confesses. “Of all the things that Gambit is, seeing him as the embodiment of Death—it makes sense with his powers because everything he touches becomes a bomb. So from there, that makes sense. But in term of character, it’s something I never would’ve expected.”

“He’s Death, but he’s not Death, you know?” agrees Bowers. “Like that’s not who Gambit is.”

“Which maybe makes it a really solid idea,” Sims reflects.

“That makes total sense,” states Sims.

Bowers concurs. “Yeah, that’s a good one.”

“What’s scarier than a Death that can read your mind and then kill you with a sword?” points out Sims.

Jeb Lee
“Good visual,” asserts Bowers. “There’s something overall creepy about that battlefield look.”

“[He taps] the magic element that makes a great Horseman,” Sims says. “Interpreting one of the aspects in a way we really haven’t seen before.”

“[He and the other UNCANNY X-FORCE Horsemen] really did feel different,” concludes Bowers. “I liked that.”

The ’92 Horsemen
“[It’s] every corner of the X-Men Universe, tied together,” Bowers explains. “You’ve got a representative of the human interests in [Senator] Kelly, you’ve got a representative from the anti-mutant militaristic Sentinel interest with Bastion, the idealist in Exodus, and then you’ve got Mystique as the mutant that kind of gave up and became a weapon or a tool.”

“If you were going to do a big Apocalypse story in 1996—you know, like they did—who would be the guys that you’d want them to pick for that,” continues Sims. “It’s like Bastion and Exodus. In the 90’s all of them looked like they were going to be the next big villains.”

“These are guy who anchored their own events,” Bowers contends. “If the X-Men had a tough time beating these guys by themselves, what happens when they team up?”

Saddle up with Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, and Alti Firmasyah one last time for X-MEN ’92 #10 on December 28!

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Revisit the fiery ruins of Manhattan in these preview pages by Javier Garron!

This May, the world of Secret Wars takes you back to the fiery wastes of Manhattan as the X-Men delve back into…INFERNO!

Marvel is pleased to present INFERNO #1 from writer Dennis Hopeless (SPIDER-WOMAN, AVENGERS ARENA) and artist Javier Garron (CYCLOPS)! Welcome to the ruins of Manhattan, now ablaze with fire and brimstone. Five years ago, a band of demons rose up out of those fiery depths and turned the world to Hell on Earth. The X-Men were all that stood in the way of complete obliteration. The X-Men fought for survival. The X-Men failed…

Now, on this the fifth anniversary of the fall of the world, Colossus is leading a surviving team of X-Men back into the Inferno. None of them know what lies on the other side, but one thing is certain, they’re not coming back without his sister! Now, amidst the fire and the fury lies demons, ghouls, and the Goblin Queen herself. Colossus and his team of Nightcrawler, Boom Boom and Domino will face them all in an effort to save Illyana. But can she be saved? Or has she already been lost?

The answer lies beyond the fires as INFERNO #1 is set to burn up the comic stands this May!

INFERNO #1 (MAR150650)
Art & Cover by JAVIER GARRON
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV (MAR150651)
On-Sale 05/27/15

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Dennis Hopeless revisits one of the X-Men's most devastating adventures, with Colossus, Magik & more against a demonic NYC!

Once upon a time, demons invaded New York City, transforming landmarks and citizens alike in the event marked as Inferno. Fortunately, the X-Men battled back the forces of evil, albeit at great personal cost, and managed to save the day.

However, in one of the Warzones! we will see beginning this May thanks to writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Javier Garron as part of Secret Wars, the INFERNO rages on.

“One thing that always bummed me out about the original story was how quickly everything got resolved,” confesses Hopeless. “It was an issue or two of crazy in each series and then back to normal. I always wanted more. So in our story, the X-Men lost the battle over Manhattan five years back and the evil has been transforming the island ever since. At this point the Empire State Building is this hideous living spire that just keeps growing and twisting up into the charred sky. The city’s a burnt out husk and the demons run the show.”

For Hopeless, taking the writing reins on INFERNO allowed him to revisit a scenario that appealed to him on a professional level and tapping into his X-Men fandom.

Inferno #1 variant cover by Adi Granov

Inferno #1 variant cover by Adi Granov

“I just love the basic concept of the X-Men versus demons in an evil Manhattan,” he explains. “Also, demons are a lot like evil robots or monsters in that it’s ok to straight up destroy them. No punches pulled here.”

The original Inferno delved into many of the mutant heroes’ dark sides, but perhaps none more than Illyana Rasputin, aka Magik.

“I really loved the exploration of Illyana’s growing up in [Limbo],” Hopeless recounts from the classic tale told in NEW MUTANTS at the time. “She has this whole crazy history with all these demons that none of her teammates or her brother understood. We’re definitely going to be delving into Illyana’s Darkchylde side and how it affects her relationships.”

Speaking of Illyana’s brother, Colossus, who Hopeless previously handled during his run on CABLE & X-FORCE, will be stepping to the fore during INFERNO, taking a rare leadership role as his battered squad of X-Men—including Nightcrawler, Boom Boom, and Domino—stands their ground against demonic forces and former teammates alike.

Inferno #1 cover by Javier Garron

Inferno #1 cover by Javier Garron

“[This] Colossus is much more single-minded than the one we know and love,” the writer warns. “He lost his sister to the Inferno five years ago and is absolutely obsessed with getting her back. Unfortunately, nobody is allowed in or out of the island. Piotr has been carrying this heavy burden around for years, always waiting for his next opportunity to right the wrong. He’s definitely not somebody you’d want to mess with.”

Also factoring into INFERNO: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Madelyne Pryor, Havok, N’astirh, and S’ym; in other words, all your old favorites in a terrifying new campaign.

“Javier’s covers have this amazing ‘X-Men starring in super creepy renaissance paintings’ feel that’s just pitch perfect for the series,” says Hopeless of artistic collaborator Garron. “I really look forward to what he’ll do with the story.

“Did I mention X-Men fighting demons?”

Follow the latest updates on Secret Wars daily on Marvel.com and via our social channels!

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Chris Yost leads the hunt for a new avatar of Cyttorak in Amazing X-Men, featuring Cain Marko, Colossus, and more!

Most people get excited when jewels enter their life. The shiny arrival usually indicates new fortune—but not when the bauble in question happens to be the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak.

The Juggernaut-creating gem will return to Earth in the pages of AMAZING X-MEN starting with issue #15 thanks to writer Chris Yost. The story, called “The Once and Future Juggernaut” finds former wielders Cain Marko and X-Man Peter “Colossus” Rasputin getting the call to become the inter-dimensional power’s external force once again, but they’re not the only ones invited to the party.

“Cyttorak wants an avatar,” Yost explains. “It’s a status thing among the other mystical entities/gods. All the cool other-dimensional powers have one. The return of the gem is part of the mystery, but the X-Men know that whatever Cyttorak wants, it’s probably not good.”

If you’re unfamiliar with Juggernaut history, Marko, Professor X’s half brother, first filled the helmet for many years. During Fear Itself, he transformed into another being which led Colossus, his sister Magik and Kitty Pryde to visit Cyttorak’s dimension to make a deal. Peter Rasputin walked away with the power of Juggernaut, which he retained while absorbing some of the Phoenix Force in Avengers Vs. X-Men. That eventually left him and Magik removed the Juggernaut powers putting him back to normal in some respects, but very different in others. For both men, the gem’s return complicates their lives.

“For both Cain and Colossus, it’s potentially life-changing,” Yost says. “That gem gave each of them unimaginable power, but truth be told, it brought along with it nothing but trouble. So, is that power worth it?”

Needless to say, both Marko and Rasputin have been trying to get used to their new lives, so the return of the Gem upsets them both in different ways.

“Cain is in a very different place now that he’s lost the power,” Yost says. “For the first time in a long time, he’s out of the game. Super villains, gods, never-ending fighting—it’s all behind him. So when the opportunity to reclaim it arises, Cain’s motives are unknown.

“Meanwhile, Colossus is trying to get his life back together after his brush with the power of the Juggernaut as well as the Phoenix Force. Some think that he’s going to want that power back. They’re not quite sure they can trust him with it either; last time he had power, it didn’t go so well for the planet.”

Colossus won’t be dealing with all this on his own, of course. His teammates on the X-Men will help him, but they also know the dangers the Gem holds.

Amazing X-Men #15 cover by Kris Anka

Amazing X-Men #15 cover by Kris Anka

“The X-Men can’t trust anyone with the gem, and it really brings to a head some of the personal issues that have been lying dormant with Colossus’ return, and for Cain since the death of his step-brother Charles Xavier,” Yost notes. “Trust, responsibility—Storm’s of a mind to take no chances these days. She grounds Peter and will do anything to stop Cain from getting the Gem. But there are other people in play that are going after it as well.”

While Yost remains tight-lipped about who those other characters might be he does give a few hints about what kinds of folks are being called.

“A few of the strongest characters in the Marvel Universe get the call,” Yost teases. “But Cyttorak needs a specific kind of person… someone they can manipulate. Someone who craves the power.”

Yost remains elusive when asked about whether or not readers will get to see different characters “Juggernaut-ized” in the story.

“There’s a good chance,” he admits. “The story is very much the hunt for the gem. It’s there, waiting, calling for someone to take it. The question is who will get there first.”

For all the latest from New York Comic Con 2014, including live interviews, panel recaps, a full photo gallery, and more, visit marvel.com/nycc2014 for our full coverage, brought to you by Marvel Contest of Champions from Kabam!

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Joe Fletcher lays out Peter Rasputin's abilities and how they will benefit your Puzzle Quest team!

The guys and gals at “Marvel Puzzle Quest” have yet another awesome addition to the already impressive roster in store: Colossus! We talked to D3Publisher Producer Joe Fletcher to get the skinny on this hulking mass of metal.

Marvel.com: Colossus is an undeniably cool character, but that can’t be the only reason why you’ve decided to add him to “Marvel Puzzle Quest” right?

Joe Fletcher: Colossus widens the roster of X-Men, and it also widens the availability of tank-style characters in the game. You know Thor, who can take a lot of punishment, is not so much in the bulwark kind of deal that you get out of Colossus. In the comics and the games that you see him in, thats how he is, and no exception here.

Marvel.com: How many other tank characters are currently in the game?

Joe Fletcher: Juggernaut’s also a tank as in he’s a damage sponge, but none of the other characters really, actually outright take damage for other characters, other than Deadpool, but Deadpool does things a little bit differently. He just wants to get out in front of everything, so he’s not really tanking things so much as being kind of stupid and taking a little bit too much damage. But he has his style, so it works out.

Marvel.com: Let’s talk about that for a quick second then. So Colossus’s role is specifically to take damage for his team instead of maybe dishing out a ton of damage? Is he just there to protect his teammates?

Joe Fletcher: Well, it’s both. Colossus is a bruiser when it gets down to it. He gets in front of things and he can beat people down with the best of them. He might not be able to destroy things as quickly as Wolverine or Cyclops, but he can destroy stuff pretty well, and in “Marvel Puzzle Quest” he’s definitely no slouch.

Marvel.com: Awesome, let’s jump right in then. What are Mr. Rasputin’s abilities?

Joe Fletcher: He’s got three abilities. He’s a Yellow-Red-Black character, so a little bit of interesting color strengths there. He’s sharing that with X-Force Wolverine, actually, which is a four star character, so not really super available to a lot of players, so pretty unique color strands. He’s gonna be fairly useful on a lot of different teams.

The first ability is the one that really makes him a tank, and that’s Immovable Object. Colossus, once you use this ability, will place a countdown tile onto a yellow tile that’s on the board, and then as long as that countdown tile is out there, at the end of every turn that player makes, he’ll pop to the front and take any damage that’s incoming from the enemy. Along with that, he also takes less damage as long as that countdown tile is out. So if he’s out in front, then he’s gonna be taking less damage and he’s gonna be taking damage for your friends.

Marvel.com: Oh that’s great, I love that. Fits perfectly into this niche you’ve carved for him.

Joe Fletcher: Right. After that, he’s got the ability to dish out the damage, especially when he’s out in front. He’s got his red ability, Colossal Punch. So what that does is normally it deals a decent amount of damage, just if you’re using it outright. But if he’s actually in front, then he not only deals damage to the opponent, but he also deals damage to all the other enemies on the team. So yeah, he kind of takes that tank role and makes it his own, and makes sure that he’s out there on the front and gets the first strike in on enemies.

Marvel.com: So you’ve built him specifically around getting to the front, tanking those hits, and clobbering the other team. Will his own teammates get a shot at the spotlight, or is Colossus just plain better as a leading man?

Joe Fletcher: You generally want him in the front. He purposefully has a lot of good points. His damage reduction every time you get that Yellow Countdown Tile out will be taking hits even less, which means that the rest of your team lives a little bit longer. You want him actually soaking up the damage—it also increases his red abilities. So having him in the front of the team is definitely the way that we want him to be played and the way that it makes sense for him to be played most.

Colossus in Marvel Puzzle Quest

Colossus in Marvel Puzzle Quest

His third ability doesn’t actually do anything special if he’s out in the front, but it takes a definite advantage of something that Colossus is definitely known for. So his third ability is the Fastball Special.

Marvel.com: You gotta have the Fastball Special!

Joe Fletcher: And the Fastball Special is not just Wolverine in this case. The idea is that you can select one of the other teammates in your group and throw them at the opponent. So they’re going to be out of play for a couple turns, airborne, and then they’re going to land and randomly use one of their abilities on the enemy team.

Marvel.com: So does the thrown ally do any direct damage to enemies, or just use one of their abilities?

Joe Fletcher: The way it works is that you throw your friendly character; you choose which one you’re going to throw assuming you have multiple available. Only characters that have abilities that make sense to be thrown can be thrown, like if it’s a character with all passive abilities, obviously that doesn’t make sense. So you throw the character and then it triggers one of their random abilities, but they take a little bit of damage on landing, because, well, they just got thrown 40 feet in the air at the opponent; it doesn’t feel too good when you land. Which makes sense for someone like Wolverine or Deadpool who will just heal right back up, but if you’re throwing Storm, not so much. She’ll take it for the team and deal some damage, but it hurts her too.

Marvel.com: Let me see if I’ve got this right—Colossus is a tanky character, protects his allies, deals a bunch of damage, can toss his teammates, I mean what else do we need to know about this guy?

Joe Fletcher: Well, like Beast, he’s not introduced as a particular part of a particular storyline, but he is introduced as a part of the ongoing story, so we’ll use him in upcoming story pieces. He’s also being introduced as another three star character, so he’s gonna be a little bit higher up on the chain. And like I said before, he’s an interesting color combination so he’ll be useful in some other team compositions that you don’t normally see.

Marvel.com: Now is his release going to play out a bit like Beast’s in that he’ll be available in a Heroic event? When can players get their mitts on the metal mutant?

Joe Fletcher: He’s going to be released in a similar format where you’ll get him as a reward for a PVP event, The Hunt, and then once that PVP event has ended, there’ll be another PVP event on September 19 just after that where he’ll pop up as one of the team-up characters as a part of your group.

Marvel.com: So, Colossus, he’ll be rolled out of The Hunt event?

Joe Fletcher: Yep, The Hunt starts on September 12.

You heard it here first folks! Colossus makes his first appearance during The Hunt, smashing enemies and throwing friends. Keep your eyes glued to Marvel.com for more “Marvel Puzzle Quest” news and give make sure to give the Fastball Special a shot!

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Thor's not the only Marvel hero with a tall family tree!

Thor and Loki might just be the most famous pair of siblings in the Marvel Universe right now, but the Asgardians will soon discover a whole new branch on their family tree. Thanks to the events of ORIGINAL SIN, Thor and Loki will meet their long lost sister – Angela. Turns out that the angelic warrior from another dimension has a little bit of Asgardian blood running through her veins. These revelations will occur this July in the five-part THOR & LOKI: THE TENTH REALM series from writers Jason Aaron and Al Ewing, with art by Lee Garbett and Simone Bianchi.

Sure, Angela’s introduction into Odin’s family sounds like it’ll be a high stakes adventure in the mighty Marvel manner, but it’s about par for course where other super siblings are concerned. Being a super hero only magnifies your family drama, as evidenced by these five other super siblings.

Invisible Woman & Human Torch

Fantastic Four (1961) #32

Fantastic Four (1961) #32

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After being exposed to crazy levels of cosmic radiation, Sue Storm and her younger brother Johnny became half of the super-powered quartet called the Fantastic Four. This surrogate family, forged with Sue’s fiancée Reed Richards and his best friend Ben Grimm, helped replace the one that the Storm siblings had previously lost. As depicted in FANTASTIC FOUR #32, Sue and Johnny’s mother had died from injuries caused by a car crash, injuries that their father – a celebrated physician – could not fix.

Medusa & Crystal

Secret Invasion: Inhumans (2008) #3

Secret Invasion: Inhumans (2008) #3

  • Published: October 08, 2008
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: May 14, 2010
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: JOE POKASKI
  • Penciller: Tom Raney
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They may be called Inhumans, but the relationship between Medusa and her little sister Crystal feels all too human. The sisters have clashed in the past, usually because of Medusa’s role as queen of their people, but they’ve been able to work through their differences when situations demanded it. When the Skrulls kidnapped Medusa’s husband Black Bolt, Crystal stepped up and supported Medusa’s take-no-prisoners approach to rescuing her king.

Cyclops & Havok


Even though Scott and Alex Summers spent their childhoods in separate orphanages following the apparent death of their parents in a fiery plane crash, all the love, jealousy, warm memories, and name-calling came rushing back when they were finally reunited as young adults. Alex followed in his brother’s footsteps when he became an X-Man and leader of X-Factor. At times it appeared as though Alex made it his main motivation to step out of Scott’s shadow, but the younger Summers brother would still begrudgingly turn to his older brother for advice about leadership.

Trickshot & Hawkeye

Hawkeye (2012) #12

Hawkeye (2012) #12

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To say that Barney and Clint Barton didn’t have an easy childhood would still be an understatement. Their abusive father made their home unstable, creating an environment where the Barton brothers could only rely on each other. Following the death of their parents in a car accident, the Bartons made a pit stop at an orphanage before joining the Carson Carnival of Traveling Wonders. There they both caught the eye of the Swordsman, who turned both of them into master archers. Despite many years together, the duo eventually ended up separated by the law; Barney became a criminal called Trickshot while Clint became Hawkeye, an Avenger.

Colossus & Magik

Uncanny X-Men (2011) #8

Uncanny X-Men (2011) #8

  • Published: March 07, 2012
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: February 25, 2013
  • Rating: T+
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No other siblings on this list have had it as bad as Piotr and Illyana Rasputin. Colossus’ little sister spent all of her adolescence fighting demons in the nightmarish Limbo dimension and returned to Earth a teenager. Years later, the Russian government murdered their parents just a few months before Illyana – who had since been de-aged back to a child – succumbed to the Legacy Virus. Piotr’s grief drove him to join Magneto’s Acolytes. Not long after that, he rejoined the X-Men – and then died. Colossus got better, as heroes do, and the demon Belasco used black magic to resurrect Illyana. One would hope that these two, alive and reunited, would finally know peace. Nope! Recently, Magik allowed for Colossus to be possessed by the evil demon Cyttorak so that he would understand her inner pain. This manipulation and betrayal proved to be too much for Colossus, and the two have not spoken since.

For more family drama, check out THOR & LOKI: THE TENTH REALM #1 this July!

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Experience one of the most iconic X-Men stories as never before in 'Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past'!

Glitchsoft, acclaimed mobile game developer, and Marvel, one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, today released the “Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past” mobile game. The action side-scroller pays tribute to classic UNCANNY X-MEN #141 and #142 and is available on the iTunes app store. The app will also be coming soon to select AndroidTM devices.

“Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past” Past recreates one of the most iconic stories from the X-Men comic book universe.  Based on John Byrne and Chris Claremont’s original comics, the game tells the story of the Sentinel Uprising.  In the future the world is in ruins, and the X-Men have failed to protect it.  The X-Men have been granted one chance to re-write history and return to the past to stop this war from starting.

Players will experience fast-paced action as they navigate with one of five mutants–Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Cyclops and Scarlet Witch–while they fight for the future of mutant- and human-kind in two separate timelines. The five hours of unique gameplay span across 23 stages set in iconic X-Men locations such as post-apocalyptic New York City, X-Mansion, Washington, D.C., Savage Lands, Asteroid M and more.  Each stage provides varied gameplay and loads of hidden secrets revealing concept art, character bios and more.

“Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past” debuts for Apple® iPhone® 4 (or newer), iPad® 2 (or newer) and iPod touch® 5th Gen worldwide today for $2.99. There are no in-app purchases as all characters, upgrades, costumes and future content are included in the $2.99 price. For more information visit uncannyxmengame.glitchsoft.com.

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Experience the beginning of a brand new arc featuring Marvel's favorite mutants in these preview pages by Ed McGuinness

New Creative Team! This June, writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost join artist Ed McGuinness for an all-new arc of Marvel mutant mayhem in AMAZING X-MEN #8! Though Nightcrawler has returned to them, there’s no rest for the X-Men. A return trip to Canada leads Wolverine to a hairy situation as the search for a missing friend brings him face to face with a horde of bloodthirsty Wendigo! One Wendigo is enough to stop even the strongest heroes dead in their tracks – what hope to the X-Men have against an entire army? Even the combined strength of the X-Men and guest stars Alpha Flight may still not be enough to stop the coming assault! Don’t miss both teams prepare for battle as the pulse-pounding new “World War Wendigo” arc kicks off this June in AMAZING X-MEN #8!

AMAZING X-MEN #8 (APR140722)
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
FOC – 05/12/2014, On-Sale – 06/04/2014

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