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x-men

Spoiler Alert

To one of the greatest under-utilized X-Men characters…

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Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975) – X-Force #26 (April 2010)

Ugh!

I really just wished the bitch would stay dead… things were going so well without the Phoenix in comics. Cyclops was becoming less of a dick, I really love Emma Frost as a leading figure within the X-Men, and Wolverine is not in so many titles. Things were looking up in the X-universe, but I guess I should have seen in coming. I’ve read the Messiah Complex arc, a super power mutant girl baby that becomes a red-head ├â┬╝berkind raised in the future by Cable and was able to turn one of my favorite characters into a villain (Bishop) in the Messiah War.

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Guess I need to drop some X-titles in the near future…

Can’t Give It Away

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I really wish I could explain what Google Wave is, what it does, or even how to use it, but I can’t. I have a lot of invites for Google Wave and I can’t even give them away.

This will probably be the last time I’ll bring it up, but I want to have fun trying to get rid of these invites. So here’s the deal, I’m willing to barter something for an invite but not just anything. I want some trivia, random X-Men trivia. Just leave it in the comments of this post and if its good, I’ll bounce you an invite.

Wolverine & The X-Men

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So I just recently came across some advance episodes of the new Marvel animated series, Wolverine & The X-Men. From watching just the first episode, you can tell that this series pulls a lot of its influences from the X-Men Movie Trilogy, the X-Men Evolution animated series and several├é┬ápoignant├é┬áX-Men story arcs like Days of Future Past, and Joss Wheden’s Astonishing X-Men. Set against the de facto back drop of fighting for a world that hates and fears them, the X-Men find themselves lost without the├é┬átutelage├é┬áof their beloved leader/mentor, Professor Xavier, whom along with X-Men long stay, Jean Grey, who disappeared in an explosion at the X-Men’s home, Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. With human-mutant relations escalating to a boiling point, its up to Wolverine to pull the team of mutants back together and save the world from the brink of├é┬ádestruction.

Without giving away any more spoilers, its great to see that most of the characterization is spot on; Cyclops is very brooding and lost without Jean, Emma Frost is a manipulative bitch, and Storm has a ethereal regality about her. While some of the characterization is great, some are not. Some mutant powers are either forgotten or not present for the art of story telling. Character back stories has been alter to either have it appeal to a broader audience or maybe to avoid├é┬ácontinuity├é┬áall together. But than again I could just be├é┬ánitpicking. Either way I believe that anyone from the guy who remembers watching Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends growing up to the die-hard Marvel Zombie would be able to enjoy this series. Its just a damn same that it won’t be broadcast in the U.S. until January 2009 and on the Nicktoons Network of all places.