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

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

Mickey Senses Tingling!


The Walt Disney Company is buying Marvel Comics… Not sure about how I feel about this. Granted this is a great opportunity for Marvel get out of the financial issues it’s had since the late nineties. I’m a believer that the only way DC has survived this long was the ownership by Time/Warner. Maybe this will be a good thing… as long as next company crossover isn’t “The House of M vs The House of Mouse.”

Wolverine & The X-Men


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 poignant X-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 tutelage of 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 destruction.

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 continuity all together. But than again I could just be nitpicking. 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.