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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×09: ‘Savage Land, Strange Heart, Part One’

X-Men Episode Guide 3x09

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week: We head back to the Savage Land, and no, I'm not any  happier about it than you are.

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Ask Chris #181: Wolvie’s Angels

Ask Chris art by Erica Henderson

Q: What's your take on Wolverine and his many girl sidekicks? Do you think it's important for their stories, and who's best? -- @manuel_mc89

A: I think it's been well-established over my time here at ComicsAlliance that I have a whole lot of affection for the X-Men, and Wolverine in particular. I love that guy, mostly because it was basically unavoidable that I would end up becoming a fan of a dude who could punch you with knives and rode around on motorcycles and didn't play by the rules, man. I mean, I was ten years old in 1992. That I didn't also enter my teenage years as a huge fan of Cable and Shatterstar (his sword has two blades!) is basically miraculous.

Point being, Wolverine's great, and on the list of things he does that I'm always eager to see, mentoring younger characters is right up there with stabbing hundreds of ninjas. And folks, I like Wolverine stabbing ninjas a lot.

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Bizarro Back Issues: The Extremely Sketchy Debut Of That Scumbag Gambit (1990)

Uncanny X-Men #267, Marvel Comics

If you've been following along with ComicsAlliance's weekly X-Men Episode Guide, you've probably noticed that I have become utterly fascinated with that scumbag Gambit. That guy is just so alarmingly, hilariously sketchy -- especially for a show I watched when I was ten -- that I am in danger of becoming obsessed with him on a level that I don't think anyone has experienced since the heyday of '90s erotic fan-fiction.

So obsessed, in fact, that I decided this week to go back and check out his first couple of appearances to see just where this weirdo came from, and this... this may have been a mistake. I have been reading comics for over a quarter of a century now, and Uncanny X-Men #267 might be the single most incomprehensible superhero story I have ever read.

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Empire Goes All Out With 25 ‘X-Men Days Of Future Past’ Covers

X-Men Days of Future Past Sunspot
Empire

X-fans got their first look at several images of characters from the upcoming X-Men Days of Future Past movie today, in the form of a series of covers -- 25 in total -- from Empire Magazine's January 30 issue.

Some of the covers offer new looks at characters we've seen before, such as James McAvoy's Professor X, Michael Fassbender's Magneto, Peter Dinklage's Bolivar Trask, Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique, and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. Others, however, are the first fans are seeing of particular characters, such as Evan Peters' woefully begoggled Quicksilver and Fan Bingbing as Blink. There are also looks at new actors playing roles that have been in previous films, such as Toad and William Stryker.

Check out a huge selection of the covers, which also offer another good look at the Sentinels, after the jump!

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×08: ‘The Phoenix Saga, Part IV: Child of Light’

X-Men Episode Guide

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week: The Phoenix Saga finally concludes, due to absolutely no involvement whatsoever from our protagonists.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×07: ‘The Phoenix Saga, Part IV: The Starjammers’

The X-Men Episode Guide

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week: The Phoenix Saga continues in Part IV, as we meet Cyclops's dad and he immediately tries to get him to kill someone.

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Hasbro Announces ‘All New X-Men’ Marvel Legends Box Set

Marvel Legends All New X Men Box Set
Hasbro

Back in 1997 Toy Biz released the first-ever Classic X-Men box set modeled after the team's debut 1963 appearance in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's X-Men #1. I loved that set so much that I managed to go through two of them (Angel lost his wings after some dangerous aerial maneuvers, Iceman accidentally shed a few arms, etc.). Some 17 years later Hasbro will assemble action figure versions of the team yet again with its own All New X-Men Marvel Legends Box Set, putting a more modern 6" spin on the blue and yellow-suited lineup of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Angel and Beast.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×05: ‘The Phoenix Saga, Part 2: Cry Of The Banshee’

The ComicsAlliance X-Men Episode Guide

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week: The Phoenix Saga continues with Juggernaut, Banshee and Black Tom Cassidy added in, because apparently there wasn't enough going on already.

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Josh Ln’s ‘Hero-Glyphics’ Take Pop Culture Back To Ancient Egypt With The Avengers, The X-Men And More

Heroglyphics by Josh Ln

When you think about ancient Egyptian superheroes, there aren't a whole lot that come to mind. Apocalypse was around back then, right? And presumably there was some version of Moon Knight running around before the Fist of Khonshu was a dude who hung out with a French helicopter pilot, but really, that's all that comes to mind off the top of my head. But what if... what if... there were more?

That is the question that artist Josh Ln has answered in a series of prints called "Hero-Glyphics" that he "excavated and restored," presumably from a pyramid that was just full of pitfalls and tripwires connected to poison arrows. Check 'em bout below to see hieroglyphic-style reimaginings of some of our favorite characters! And also Kick Ass.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×04: ‘The Phoenix Saga, Part Two: The Dark Shroud’

X-Men cartoon screenshot

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week: The animated adaptation of the X-Men's most soul-sizzling saga continues with "The Phoenix Saga, Part Two: The Dark Shroud!"

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