The Home of the Creative Mind

Welcome to PooBahSpiel, the online voice and home of the creative mind of Mark Monlux, Illustrator Extraordinaire. Prepare yourself for an endless regaling of art directly from the hand of this stellar artist. And brace yourself against his mighty wind of pontification. Updates are kinda weekly and show daily sketches, current projects, and other really nifty stuff.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Comic Critic Reviews X-Men, First Class

A special thank-you goes out across the universe to my friend Randall who lived in the same dorm I did in college. His collection of Marvel and Heavy Metal magazines was outstanding. I spent endless hours delving through his highly prized comic book collection. Through him I learned the way of the plastic sleeve and other tips on archiving. He also gave me perspective to see how much fun it was for comic book readers to follow twisting storylines, always waiting, sometimes unwillingly, to be sent in a whole new direction. I think X-Men: First Class does a great job of doing that for comic fans while still entertaining those completely unfamiliar with the franchise. My goal here was to share the fun feelings I had of geeking out over X-men; also to remind you that Disney bought Marvel last year.