I’ve been trying to keep it down to one Marvel-based post a week. I swear.
However, lately it seems like Marvel just keeps on giving. Or I keep finding something great. Avengers work by Jonathan Hickman. Hawkeye by Matt Fraction. New trailers, like the extended one for Captain America: The Winter Soldier before Thor: The Dark World. Lego Marvel Super Heroes.
The more of this that comes out, the more I remember that I used to be a big Marvel fan, and am being made one again. Disney’s plan of bringing in new fans by purchasing Marvel (and then Lucas Films…) seems to be a really good idea. Because they’ve snagged me again, anyway. Well played, Marvel. Continue reading
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Tagged Age of Apocalypse, Agents of SHIELD, Avengers, Avengers Alliance, Avengers vs. X-Men, Bryan Singer, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dark Phoenix Saga, Days of Future Past, Disney, Excalibur, Hawkeye, iPad, Jonathan Hickman, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Marvel, Marvel Legendary, Marvel Now!, Marvel Phase 1, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Marvel Unlimited, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Matt Fraction, Thor: The Dark World, X-Men, X-Men Legends
Recently, the Battle of the Atom – an X-Men crossover event – just finished up, and I read my way through it. I had been flagging on several of the X-Men series, including Uncanny X-Men – the comic about Cyclops and his post-villainy days – and All New X-Men – the comic about the original X-Men coming forward to the present. (I have reviewed both of these comics before here.) However, I decided to stick it out through this event.
At first, I thought this was just a crossover event for the sake of a crossover event. Entirely possible. I also thought it might be the end of some of these comics, in the same way the X-Termination event ended a couple of comics earlier this year (which I also reviewed). However, one other thing came to light: this is the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the X-Men, of their first issue, and this event was both homage and a way of looking forward to the future.
As such, this event was just kind of fun. It set up the future of several of the series, of the characters, of the whole X-Men world. Except, hopefully, all those things will be changed. We’ll see! For now, Here’s my review of the Battle of the Atom! Spoilers to follow!
Posted in Comics, Good and Evil, Time Travel
Tagged All New X-Men, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Cyclops, Dark Phoenix Saga, Days of Future Past, Dazzler, Mystique, Review, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, Wolverine and the X-Men, X-Men, X-Men 50th Anniversary, X-Men: Battle of the Atom
So recently, I took the opportunity to rewatch X-Men 1 and 2. I stopped myself before I put in X-Men: The Last Stand, the infamous third film in the series. This was a movie that bothered myself, and a lot of fans, when it came out.
However, the next day I put it in and watched it too. And you know what? Better than I remembered. When it seemed like this was the end of the series, it was not as good – now that the series has doubled and with more to come, it does not feel like the painful end to the series, but like an odd middle that they have an opportunity to work their way out of.
So let’s consider this movie, in a world that now has X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, and with The Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past coming! Continue reading
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Tagged Charles Xavier, Dark Phoenix Saga, Days of Future Past, Magneto, Recommendations, Review, The Wolverine, X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand, Xavier's Dream