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Spotlight on Apocalypse at the Main Site

In honor of the upcoming X-Men Apocalypse film, I did a write-up on Apocalypse’s history on the main CBR page. Check it out here.

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I saw this posted on the main page of comicbookresources.com, whats the difference between that and the main site?

I saw this posted on the main page of comicbookresources.com, whats the difference between that and the main site?

Nothing. comicbookresources.com is what I’m referring to as the main site, as opposed to Comics Should Be Good, which is a blog part of the main CBR site.

Travis Pelkie

May 28, 2014 at 1:33 am

Think of CBR as a wonderful Thanksgiving feast, and CSBG is a part of that.

Like the cranberry sauce with the ridges on the side from the can shape. MMM!

Or pie. Yummy delicious pie.

And the contributors are all different kinds of pie. What kind of pie would you guys be? I’d say Brian has to be pumpkin, or maybe apple in this metaphor.

Man, I’m totally going to the store to get pie.

No, I’m not high. I swear!

Stephen Conway

May 28, 2014 at 4:28 am

Brian – Just one point of contention over your article. You say Walt Simonson designed Apocalypse but he says himself in numerous interviews that Jackson designed him, all he did was tweak the design to beef him up a bit when he took over art duties on X Factor.

Here’s one example where Walt talks about it: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=50581

Travis is high and going for pie?

Oh me, oh my….

Bring back some blueberry or thou shalt die!

Huh, now I want to know who Bob Layton had in mind as the existing bad guy….

And can anyone see the “blue lines” on teaser Apocalypse’s face? Because I couldn’t see that in the theater or the picture.

You say Walt Simonson designed Apocalypse but he says himself in numerous interviews that Jackson designed him, all he did was tweak the design to beef him up a bit when he took over art duties on X Factor.

I was discussing the issue with Walter and he now isn’t positive either way, although he still believes it was Guice. Bob Harras adamantly cited Simonson as the designer and when you combine that with the fact that Guice’s original design looks different than the design that shows up an issue later and I tend to believe the theory that Guice did design the Apocalypse who appeared at the end of #5 but Simonson designed the famous look which appeared in #6.

Huh, now I want to know who Bob Layton had in mind as the existing bad guy….

Check CBR’s front page for a classic CBLR on the topic on Thursday! :)

Travis Pelkie

May 29, 2014 at 3:30 am

I see you’re dodging the pie question. What are you trying to hide, Cronin?!?!?! ;)

LouReedRichards

May 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

If you’re going to the store please pick up a Pecan pie too. Key lime is good as well, but not very Thanksgivingy.

Question: Does anybody else usually skip CBR and just check out CSBG?

I’m not sure how long I read CSBG before I realized it was part of a larger whole, I’m sure it was an embarrassingly long time. I never claimed to be terribly bright, as any number of my posts will attest to.

I find I get most of my daily comics need met by CSBG without needing to go to the larger site.

Awesome article. I knew next to nothing and now feel kinda curious.

So did that article ever make it to the front page?

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