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Marvel's Voices: Pride via Anthony Blackwood for Marvel Comics for use by 360 Magazine

Marvel’s Voices

As part of Marvel’s ongoing Marvel’s Voices series, readers everywhere will soon meet Escapade in “MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1!” Joining fellow LGBTQIA+ Marvel heroes this June, Escapade will debut in the book’s central story, written by acclaimed author Charlie Jane Anders and drawn by artist duo and Eisner-nominated cartoonists Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, with colors by Tamra Bonvillain.

Escapade, whose real name is Shela Sexton, is a trans mutant who can instantaneously switch physical locations with another person or trade any specific physical or abstract attribute such as possessions, organizational status, skills, superhuman powers, and even situations! Escapade is only able to maintain the power for a few hours at a time and must be within 7 feet of her target, and the more complex the switch, the higher the chance of a mishap. Luckily for Escapade, she has an invaluable partner at her side, her tech-savvy best friend Morgan Red, along with a tool belt containing an arsenal of stolen tools and devices. Together, Escapade and Morgan tear through the Marvel Universe as professional thieves, stealing from criminal and corrupt organizations… until a meeting with Emma Frost and Destiny changes the course of Escapade’s life forever.

“I have loved the Marvel Universe for as long as I can remember, and may or may not sing the Spider-Man cartoon theme in the shower on a regular basis. So I was so thrilled to be able to introduce a brand-new hero to stand alongside all of my favorites,” Anders said. “I hope that Escapade and Morgan Red will inspire trans and non-binary people everywhere to believe that they, too, can fight for justice with the power of creativity and chosen family.”

“Now more than ever, we need a hero like Shela Sexton for people to look up to,” Brandt explained. “It was a real honor and a privilege to be a part of her creation process!”

“It’s very exciting to be part of bringing a new character into Marvel comics,” Stein added. “Working with Charlie Jane’s script was a lot of fun, and I hope people enjoy reading about Escapade as much as we did putting together her first outing on the page.”

The 20-page adventure in MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1 will introduce Escapade and reveal her career as a superhero/thief, as well as explore her life as a trans mutant in the Marvel Universe. MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1 only marks the beginning of Escapade’s saga as she becomes entangled with the X-Men and a deadly prophecy is unveiled in her future. Fans can look forward to Escapade’s return in the fall in a special story arc of NEW MUTANTS guest-written by Anders.

Meet Escapade and celebrate Pride Month with Marvel Comics when MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1 arrives on June 22! Visit Marvel.com for an exclusive sneak peek and interview with Charlie Jane Anders!

Tropical Island via 360 Magazine

What is Krakoa?

By: Skyler Johnson

Krakoa has recently become a major aspect of the Marvel Comics Universe. First introduced in Giant-Sized X-Men #1 in 1975, the island made a reappearance in 2018’s House of X/Power of X and has since been explored and expanded. This island has acted as both a conflict for the mutants, as well as a safe haven. To understand the intricacies of the island, it’s important to understand its initial conception.

Physical Description

Krakoa appears to be an island in the Pacific Ocean, similar to Hawai’i, but it is actually sentient and can change its shape and appearance at will. It can also interact with the mutants. For fans of the MCU, think of Starlord’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 but with more ambiguous goals.

Krakoa, as an island, is lush with wildlife. While much of Krakoa has a tropical climate, it has a number of different biomes within the world, including forests and beaches. Many of the island’s inhabitants live within the trees. The island is longer than it is wide, and concaves towards the middle. Most of the Krakoan structures are centered towards the Northern part of the island, with the exception of Hellfire Bay in the South, the stronghold of the Hellfire Trading Company.

History

Krakoa was originally a larger island: Okkara. After an enemy attack, the island split, forming Krakoa and Arakko. The two islands together acted as a gateway to a Hellish dimension, so Apocalypse had to move the latter to another dimension.

Krakoa became a mutant threat in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975), as mutants went missing on the island. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that Krakoa consumed them. Eventually, several of the deceased mutants ended up escaping with their lives, and the island was hurled into space and presumed dead for years to come. Several spores of Krakoa were released into the world before launch. These included Krakoa II, which controlled a construction site and killed several workers, and Vega Superior, who took control of Wagner’s Isle and forced the inhabitants to worship it. Both have been defeated.

In House of X/Power of X, it was divulged that Professor X telepathically communicated with the island. Mutants traveled to it and established a sovereign nation, entirely composed of themselves.

There were forces that attempted to harm the island, despite its many defenses, including an attack by shadowy anti-mutant forces and an eco-terrorist group called Hordeculture.

Krakoa was later reunited with Arakko when Apocalypse opened the Eternal Gate allowing for the two to reunite. However, they chose not to merge as the two became very different as a result of the many years apart.

In Inferno, it was unveiled that one of the island nation’s founders, Moira, actually wanted to end mutantkind through the founding of Krakoa. Her plan of destroying mutantkind was foiled and the Quiet Council swore not to speak of it.

Laws and Government

The government of Krakoa is made up of the Quiet Council. The current members of the Quiet Council can be found below:

  1. Magneto
  2. Professor X
  3. Destiny
  4. Black King
  5. White Queen
  6. Red Queen
  7. Nightcrawler
  8. Storm
  9. Colossus
  10. Exodus
  11. Mister Sinister
  12. Mystique
  13. Cypher
  14. Krakoa (entity)

There are three basic laws that every citizen of Krakoa must follow.

  1.  Make more mutants
  2. Murder no man
  3. Respect the sacred land of Krakoa.

Conclusion

Krakoa was and is a complicated aspect of the Marvel Comics Universe that is continuing to expand and be discovered. A lush and beautiful environment, it’s exciting to think about the possibilities for this island in the future. In an expanding society built entirely by mutants, the possibilities are endless.

Eurovision Singer Destiny illustration by Heather Skovlund (Photo Credit: Carlton Agius) for 360 Magazine

2021 Eurovision Song Contest

Will there be a shock winner at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest?

The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most popular annual events that takes place across Europe. Over 180 million people tuned into the 2019 contest, which was won by the Netherlands. The final of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest final takes place on 22nd May in Rotterdam, where thirty-nine countries will take part in the live-streamed musical event.

The current favorites to win in 2021

There are a few acts that will be confident of winning the final, with the Eurovision song contest odds placing Malta as 4/1 favorite to win, who will be represented by their act, Destiny. They have never won the contest before but have finished in 2nd place on two occasions. Despite being the favorites, Malta will have to navigate a semi-final before they reach the main stage.

The second favorites to win are France, who are at 5/1 odds. Unlike the predicted winners, France has won the contest on five occasions, however, they haven’t won it since 1977.  Switzerland, Italy, and Bulgaria will also perhaps all fancy their chances of winning this year as well.

Will 2021 see a shock winner?

The United Kingdom hasn’t seen a Eurovision winner since 1997 – on that occasion, Katrina and the Waves won with the song “Love, Shine a Light.” The UK’s representation in 2021 will be James Newman, a singer-songwriter who has had a successful career in the industry – though many bookmakers believe that he is unlikely to win. 

Ireland is also seen as huge outsiders to win, but they are actually the most successful country in Eurovision’s history. They have won the competition on seven occasions, with the last success coming in 1996.

A previous shock winner

The 2011 edition was won by Azerbaijan, and it was seen as a huge shock at the time.  This was their first success in the competition, having only entered for the first time four years previously.

How many times has the host nation won Eurovision?

The host nation of the final has won Eurovision on seven occasions. The last time this occurred was in 1994 when the competition was won by Ireland. Looking back towards the upcoming contest, the Netherlands are, however, seen as huge outsiders to win.

A further brief history of Eurovision winners

The first edition of the contest was held in 1956. On that occasion, it was won by Switzerland. In 1969, four countries won the contest, which was the first and only time in which there were joint winners, all garnering the same score from international judges and the public vote. The United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, and France all came in first place that year.

A few years later, in 1974, ABBA won their contest, and the Swedish pop group would go on to become music icons. Their winning song “Waterloo” is still popular all over the world.

There are several other countries that are yet to taste success in Eurovision. This list includes Iceland, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Will the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest see a first-time winner?

NIGHTMARCHERS

Nightmarchers – Alpha Preview Invitation

Wyrmbyte Studios invites you to join us in paradise! Well, sort of… Nightmarchers will be hosting interviews and previews in the coming days. We’d love to get you into an early build of the game, connect you to Wyrmbyte for a tour, and see what you think of our Hawaiian epic.

Nightmarchers is an open world RPG shooter which crosses the glory of Hawaiian mysticism with the post-apocalypse of destruction. In this Moana meets Mad Max RPG you will explore the island paradise to rid the land of deadly raiders and unlock the secrets of the gods. Using weapons and abilities to build your character, play through the story and explore our vast world. Resources, weapons, and choices make Nightmarchers exciting for players who want action mixed with an in-depth storyline.

Take a look at what the game has to offer below:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kceKBnbTEJA

NIGHTMARCHERS

OPEN WORLD HAWAIIAN RPG NIGHTMARCHERS COMES TO FIG

Its like Moana meets Mad Max in a sprawling 3rd person shoot

Wyrmbyte today announces that its post-apocalyptic Hawaiian RPG is coming to Fig. A open world hybrid RPG shooter that plays a bit like Far Cry meets Zelda, Nightmarchers is set on the island of Oahu after a cataclysmic event leaves the archipelago cut off from the rest of the world. You play as Kai, a man blessed (or cursed) by the forgotten gods of Hawaii to take back the island from the ravenous Kamapua’a.

Nightmarchers kicks off today on Fig (www.fig.co) offering both equity and rewards opportunities, with an overall goal of $100K. Backers can support by investing in Fig Game Shares that pay a return based on the game’s future sales. Stretch goals add additional features, quest lines, powers, and more.

Nightmarchers has been a passion project of ours for years now, said Wyrmbyte CEO Scott Brown. Hawaii means a lot to all of us at Wyrmbyte, both as a place we love to visit and as a culture. Weߣre thrilled to explore the mythology of Hawaii and reimaging it as part of our world in this sprawling shooter RPG.

As Kai, you’ll wield real world weapons and the powers of gods like Maui and Pele to make Oahu a safe place for its people once more. Take to the skies as an owl and scout ahead or identify new mission opportunities. Take to the sea as a Shark and find hidden items on the ocean floor. Craft and customize dozens of weapons, or use your Uhane powers to strike silently from the bushes with your bow. There are dozens of outposts to reclaim, hundreds of missions to undertake, and six rival factions to work with to retake Oahu from Kamapua’a. His corrupted Nightmarchers and possessed islanders and wildlife will be gunning for you, so you’d better make good use of the factions knowledge and expertise if you hope to survive.

For more information on Nightmarchers, and its campaign visit http://www.fig.co/campaigns/nightmarchers

About Wyrmbyte

Established in 2013, Wyrmbyte LLC was formed by a group of experienced developers all passionate about building amazing game experiences. Wyrmbyte’s first title, Dragons and Titans, brought short session social gaming to the MOBA space with over 1 million players worldwide. Wyrmbyte has also built a VR experience in DragonWingsVR. Wyrmbyte’s extensive MMO experience worked for years helping Star Citizen to improve its backend services and the networking layer. Now the team exclusively focused on bringing Nightmarchers to market in 2018

Scarlet Pleasure

DANISH TRIO SCARLET PLEASURE SHARE NEW SONG “GOOD TOGETHER” VIA VIRGIN RECORDS

Band Will Make U.S. Live Debut At School Night On October 23 And The Peppermint Club On October 25 In Los Angeles

LISTEN HERE:

http://VirginRecords.lnk.to/Spgoodtogether
Scarlet Pleasure are back with the new single “Good Together“- yet another soul warming post card from the Danish trio, who in 2017 delivered two major Danish hits, wrapped in their own unique sound and strong lyrics about escapism, paranoia, karaoke, and Vespas. “Good Together” is available for streaming and purchase via Virgin Records HERE.

Scarlet Pleasure will make their U.S. live debut in Los Angeles, CA at School Night on October 23 and The Peppermint Club on October 25.

 “It’s a song about a shipwrecked relationship, a feeling of uncertainty and what it could have developed into – but sometimes destiny decides differently,” says lead singer Emil Goll about “Good Together.” And namely destiny is practically synonym to the stories that Scarlet Pleasure has unwrapped on their latest releases. Goll further explains: “Life is in many ways a series of coincidences that are reflected by the choices we have made in the past. And we like to dive into these choices, both the good and the bad.”

With the single “Déjà VuScarlet Pleasure introduced a brand-new sound built around the DNA of the band: drums, bass, guitar, and vocal. The song went number 1 on the Danish Airplay Chart four weeks in a row and “Déjà Vu” is now certified Platinum in Denmark.

In June, the single “Limbo” and an EP by the same name followed. 15 weeks after the release, the single is still in the Top 5 and both the single and the EP have been certified Gold in Denmark. The two massive hits have set the course for a totally sold out tour in Denmark in November. In March 2018 Scarlet Pleasure, will perform their biggest shows so far at the two Danish arena venues – Scandinavian Congress Center in Aarhus and Forum in Copenhagen.

 Scarlet Pleasure consist of childhood friends Alexander, Emil and Joachim, who formed the band in Copenhagen in 2013 and quickly got their big commercial breakthrough with the single “Heat” (2x platinum in Denmark). Since then, the band has since their debut been nominated “Best Danish Group” at the Danish Grammys 2016, played the biggest venues and festivals in Denmark, toured with Lukas Graham and streamed more than 60 million times on Spotify.

Anthony Joshua × Destiny 2

Anthony Joshua Channels His Inner Titan Ahead Of Destiny 2 Game Launch

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua met the Bungie development team for an early look at Destiny 2. One of the most successful new gaming franchises of all time upon release, and BAFTA award winner, Destiny; is a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation.

AJ channelled his inner Titan whilst challenging gamers on consoles throughout the convention after linking up with project lead, Mark Noseworthy, for an informal back and forth on the game. AJ reminisced about his personal gaming experiences and about how they compliment his training regime. Alongside some soundbites about his prediction on the Golovkin vs Canelo fight.

In the story of Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lies in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy, Lord Ghaul, and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates their own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home.

Destiny 2 will be available worldwide from Wednesday 6th September. For more game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels on Facebook and @DestinyTheGame on Instagram and Twitter. The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net, Facebook, @Bungie on Twitter, Instagram and www.Twitch.tv/Bungie on Twitch.