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 HAVE HIT PEAK SCUMBAG GAMBIT. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
Hitting at the height of the franchise’s popularity, the 1992 X-Men animated series translated all the action and melodrama that made the comic such a success to the world of Saturday morning cartoons, and it got its hooks into me like almost nothing else. That’s why ComicsAlliance is heading back through the archives for an in-depth look at every single episode of X-Men. This week: "Come The Apocalypse," in which a young man who really wanted to see the X-Men fight Ric Flair and Arn Anderson was sorely disappointed by this show's interpretation of "The Four Horsemen."
Hitting at the height of the franchise’s popularity, the 1992 X-Men animated series translated all the action and melodrama that made the comic such a success to the world of Saturday morning cartoons, and it got its hooks into me like almost nothing else. That’s why ComicsAlliance is heading back through the archives for an in-depth look at every single episode of X-Men. This week: "The Cure," in which the X-Men show me, show me, show me how they do that trick, the one that makes me scream, she said.
Nuclear war, devastating climate change, alien invasion, a zombie attack or the rise of sentient machines -- there are just so many cool ways the world could come to an end. And as we all know, one or some combination of those and other apocalyptic scenarios was/is supposed to befall the planet Earth in 2012, in keeping with some sort of dubious conclusions based on the ancient Mayan calendar. Or something? I
When I give to a Kickstarter campaign, I tend to give cheaply; I fork over my 20 bucks, get my book or t-shirt and I call it a day. But a friend of mine recently told me that it was the upper level rewards that really made her campaign a success
For those of you who haven't been keeping up with the headlines lately, I've got some bad news: Since January 1st, there have been dozens of reports of mass animal deaths coming in from all over the world. From blackbirds in Arkansas to doves in Italy to over 150 tons of fish in Vietnam, critters all over the place are falling out of the sky and/or washing ashore, with no apparent reason why.
Guys. It's the friggin' apocalypse.
Following up on its very '90s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, Art Asylum and Diamond Select will hit October's New York Comic Con with even more Clinton-era comic book action in the form of two "Age of Apocalypse" Minimates box sets, plus a more '80s-oriented "New Mutants" four-pack. Either way you look at it, that's a ton of X-cellent X-treme X-citement... something, somethin
When I was a kid, the apocalypse scared the crap out of me. Not in that long-term "I'd better be good" way like it's supposed to. I experienced genuine fear and horror at the possibility that the world would someday be thrust into Armageddon