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: "Whatever It Takes," where we learn a shocking secret about Storm but not really, no, not at all.
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The ink is barely dry on all the reviews of the new Lego Marvel Super Heroes game coming out of Comic-Con International in San Diego, but developer TT Games isn't letting that stop them from announcing a slew of new characters that will be appearing: Beast, Curt Connors, Doctor Doom, Elektra, Gambit, Green Goblin, Howard the Duck, the Invisible Woman, Juggernaut, Kingpin, Magneto, the Punisher, the Rhino, Sabretooth, Storm, The Blob, and the Vulture.
Check out images of the newly announced characters after the jump!
Movies: Director Bryan Singer has tweeted a photo of Halle Berry as Storm in her X-Men: Days of Future Past attire.
Video: Gizmodo continues its look inside Hasbro's manufacturing process with a profile of the toymaker's model workshop.
Interviews: Over at Boing Bo
It doesn't get more official in 2013 than a tweet from director Bryan Singer that Halle Berry will reprise her role of Storm once again in his new X-Men film, Days of Future Past. Berry played the iconic weather-controlli
This April Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel launch a new X-Men title with a roster of Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Rachel Grey, Rogue and Storm. That the team is all-female is unusual for a series that isn't defined along gender-lines. What makes the roster extraordinary is that it's an all-star line-up. These are first draft X-Men, and the book could easily have added more top picks -- Dazzler, Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Magik, Mystique -- and still been all-female.
It's hard to think of any other superhero team with such a strong bench of women, and it's especially hard to think of another team where so many female characters rose to prominence within the team itself. What these characters have in common is no mystery; they were all written by Chris Claremont, the man whose name is synonymous with "strong female characters."
I've been black since the day I was born, reading comics since before I could properly read, writing about comics since 2005, writing about the intersection of race and comics since 2006, and purposefully writing about the intersection of race and comics since 2007. I spent February 2008
TV: Production on ABC's SHIELD TV pilot has wrapped, according to co-showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen.
Gaming: Fans can get a look at playable Shazam! in the latest Injustice: Gods Among Us "Battle Arena" episode.
TV: Just in case you were worried, Arrow has totall
The X-Men have been through some pretty rough stuff. That's actually kind of their deal; "going through rough stuff" is the default setting for those mutants, and the only time they're not going through rough stuff is when they've either just finished going through something terrible or are just about to go through something terrible, two states that tend to coexist on two or three pages about twice a year.
Right now, though, the X-Men h
This week on War Rocket Ajax, it's our first regular show of the new year! We've got resolutions and checks and recs, but most of all, we have Sam Humphries, who joins us to talk about his upcoming run on Uncanny X-Force and his love of Storm's Mohawk. Listen to the whole s