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Monday, January 30, 2012

Movie Talk - The X-Men Movies

(After watching Catwoman)
Moria: Charles...are you okay?
Charles: .....I'm a bit disturbed, but I'll live. Students?
Students:...(silence)...
Erik: Well....at least I now have the answer to this certain problem.
(Erik then shoots the crap out of the TV.) 

And here it is. I wanted to do this when X-Men : First Class came out, but I didn't. Now, since I'm at the end of X-Men Month, I think it's finally time to talk about these movies. The only movie that is exempt from this list is X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and that's because it's a Logan movie...though you could make an argument that all of the X-Men movies (save for FC) were Logan movies. Don't worry, I'll get to that when I actually sit down and watch it. Ready....set.....Go:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

TV Talk - X-Men: the Animated Series

Well, after a couple of weeks dealing with school work and some random thing called SKYRIM (awesome by the way) I'm back to complete this month off. I have three more things I really want to do before the month is over, so let's get to it! Today......X-MEN.....aka X-Men: TAS. You know the drill.

Background
As I have stated before, this cartoon was one of my first looks at the team. I don't know how many times I have seen that first season. I think I still have that tape somewhere. My family didn't have FOX at that time, so I really missed out on the show. Luckily, my uncle recorded a few episodes and I was able to watch it that way. When we finally got cable, I found out that it was on syndication on the WB, coming on at 7:30 AM. Crap. I had school. Over the years I have been able to see the entire series thanks to the Internet as well as Disney XD. Recently, I have been able to see a slight majority of the series online, so I am ready to make a judgement on this show.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Graphic Novels - X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills

Hey, all. It’s arw1985 and I’m back with another X-Men tale. I found this at the library and since it does have that “Greatest X-Men Story” title on it, I decided that it will be one of the books I’ll talk about this month. X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills was released as a graphic novel by Marvel in 1983. The creative team behind this long book was Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson, who were both good at what they did Claremont was the writer of the X-Men, and Anderson was a good artist (I don’t know what he has done). This story itself has been re-released in tpb form throughout the years. Some of the story was even used in X2: X-Men United, which is something I will get to next week. Now, it’s been said that this story is one of the greatest X-men Stories of all time. Do I agree? Well, find out below:

X-Men: God Loves, man Kills
Writer: Chris Claremont
Artist: Brent Anderson


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TV Talk - Heroes

Remember that surprise I mentioned a while back? Well, this is it. If there was one show that pretty much ripped off X-Men, it was this one. Yes, I and other comic book fans watched Heroes. It started out well, ya know? Suddenly, something happened. The show died and I did not care at all. Anyway, I'll be doing this like all of the others. I'll have my background, likes, dislikes, and a quick list of my favorite characters instead of episodes. So, let us enter into this thing here:

Background
When I heard that Heroes was going to be based in the superhero genre, I decided to tune in and watch the first episode. I was hooked. The characters were interesting, and the stories were engaging. I liked the real, gritty feel of the show. These were normal people who just happened to gain powers. Now, I did like the finale to the first season, okay? Anyone who was expecting something reminiscent of the X-Men movies had their hopes up too high. The finale was ultimately about the characters. I went into season 2 curious of what will happen.

Season 2 was somewhat of a mixed bag. Some stuff worked, while other stuff didn't. The writer's strike especially didn't help much. Then Season 3 came....what in the name of Rick James happened? The first half of season 3 and a little bit of the second half was kinda bad. I'll get into it more later though. Season 4 started out okay. It got back to some of the themes Season 1 had, but as the season went on, I found myself caring less for the show. When I heard it wasn't coming back for a fifth season, I really had no feelings about it. I even wrote a note on Facebook about how I felt! Anyway, it's been a long time since I have seen an episode of Heroes. I may go through the series some day, but not today.

That sounds familiar...

What do you get when you combine X-Men and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers? This:



And this...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tales from the 50 Cent Bin! - X-Men #96


Well, “Tales from the 50 Cent Bin” is back and kicking! I got three stories for this month, and I’ve decided to start with this one: Uncanny X-Men # 96. I decided to look in my X-Men collection and I saw that I didn't mention this story when I talked about Essential X-Men vol. 1 a long time ago. The creative team is Chris Claremont and David Cockrum. This certain issue takes place after the issue where Thunderbird aka “Apache Idiot” (and I apologize to all the Apache out there) dies.

Uncanny X-Men #96
Writer: Chris Claremont
Artist: David Cockrum

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Random Pics of the Month - January

Here are the random pics for the month of January. Enjoy.

Kneel before Darkseid...while I sit in this comfy couch bought from Ashley Furniture for $399! Buy one---you won't regret it....Because you will regret it when I throw you into this fire pit in the back of my yard!







He can backhand any pimp! He can leap over cars! He is....Black Belt Frank! HYah!!!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

TV Talk - X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men

Greetings. Today, I'm going to go over a somewhat unknown TV pilot: Pryde of the X-Men. According to Wikipedia, this pilot came out in 1989 and was done by Toei Animation, the guys who did shows such as G.I.Joe and Transformers. If you think the theme song sounds a lot like the theme song to G.I. Joe, then you're not the only one who thinks that. The pilot also served as a starting point for some random arcade game....which is one of the most awesome arcade games EVER!!!!!  Anyway, how is this pilot? Considering this didn't get made into a show should give you an answer, but let's see how it goes.
Pay no attention to the bald man behind us!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Top X-Men Villains

Why do the X-Men do what they do? Is it because no one else can? Is it that they have nothing else to do with those powers of theirs? Or is it because of these "villains" that try to mess up their vision? I think I'll go with all three (lol). Anyway, here are my top X-Men villains.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Random Thoughts #10

Well, it's  2012 and it's 1:06 AM. I guess it's time for a couple of random thoughts.