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Brandon Bird’s ‘X-Mans: The Strangest Art Show Of All’ Redraws An X-Men Coloring Book With Uncanny Results [Art]

Belted Hunk with Garbage by Tony Christopherson
Belted Hunk with Garbage by Tony Christopherson

So have you heard about these X-Men characters? Apparently they're pretty popular, and they've been in the news lately thanks to their appearance in a new movie. But in all the places you've seen them, whether it's comics, the big screen or even commercials for breakfast biscuits, I can promise you that you've never seen Marvel's Merry Mutants like they're depicted in Brandon Bird's 'X-Mans' art show.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 4×05: ‘Proteus, Part II’

X-Men Episode Guide 4x05: Proteus Part II

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 battle against Proteus continues, and we get some daddy issues that are way over the top, even by X-Men standards.

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10 Easy Entry Points Into The Continuity Quagmire That Is ‘X-Men’ Comics

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You may have heard that this week sees the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which, as far as I can tell from the television advertisements, is largely about a school of mutants trained to use their innate super-abilities to eat bacon cheeseburgers. If this premise has tickled your fancy, but you have never yet dared to dip your toe into the X-Men comics due to the justified fear that it is a cesspool of continuity that comes from fifty years of time travel, clones, evil alternates, mind control, primordial cosmic space entities, and hacky/borderline racist international accents, don't worry: I am here to help. Here I have assembled for you, in roughly chronological order, a round number of X-Men eras and stories that should make things a little less intimidating should you choose to further introduce yourself to Marvel's merry mutants.

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The Quicksilver of Two Worlds: How A D-List Speedster Became Hot Hollywood Property

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The Marvel superhero Quicksilver is not a big deal. I say that as someone who counts the guy among his favorite characters. What can I say? His snotty superiority has always spoken to me on a profound level. Yet I concede that the mutant speedster is not a marquee name. He's not even as popular as his nearest DC equivalent, the Flash. Calling him "B-list" may be a little generous.

Despite this he's going to appear in two separate movie blockbuster franchises played by two different actors in a single year -- a feat that Superman, Spider-Man, Batman and the Hulk can't match. None of this is because of public demand. So what is it about the character that landed him in this unique position?

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The X-Men Episode Guide 4×04: ‘Proteus, Part I’

X-Men Episode Guide 4x04: Proteus Part I

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 creepiest, most horrifying animation the show ever did -- and they actually did it on purpose!

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Colin Furze Builds DIY Wolverine Claws That Pop And Retract, Just Like A Real Mutant’s [Video]

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I think we've all had a time in our lives when we wish we had Wolverine's claws, right? I mean, sometimes you just get so frustrated that you just really need the ability to stab something with six razor-sharp Adamantium claws from your knuckles, like when you're stuck in traffic, or when a giant racist robot kills your best friend Morph. We've all been there. The thing is, all of us haven't gone out to the garage to build a fully working set of Wolverine claws that both pop and retract.

That's because all of us are not Colin Furze, whose demented mechanical genius has led him to be best known for souping up a mobility scooter to get speeds of 70 miles per hour. Over the past few days, he's launched into a series of "DIY X-Men" projects, starting with the Wolverine's claws.

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Jubilee’s In Pieces In Hasbro’s Toys “R” Us Exclusive Marvel Legends X-Men Line

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Though it'll have been nearly a full year since Hasbro teased its 6" tall Jubilee action figure at San Diego Comic-Con International, fans will finally be able to put the X-Man together this June as part of a Toys "R" Us exclusive Marvel Legends Unlimited wave. The series consists of Stryfe, Marvel Now Cyclops, Marvel Now Storm, a kind of classic Magneto, and an unmasked Wolverine.

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Chris Vs. Twinkies: Comics Alliance’s Exhaustively Thorough Review Of Hostess’s X-Men Snack Cakes

Chris Sims with an EXtrme Creme Twinkie

One of the things about being America's most beloved comic book critic is that strange things tend to show up on my doorstep. Sometimes, it's a Power Rangers Fan Club kit from 1994, and sometimes, it's a copy of the comic book adaptation of Space Jam, and it happens often enough that I didn't think I could be surprised when it came time to pop open a box anymore. And then I opened one up to find two boxes of X-Men themed Twinkies resting on a bed of glimmering golden Easter basket grass.

Yes, those diabolical bakers at Hostess are marking the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past with two new flavors for everyone's favorite golden sponge cake, complete with the somewhat unfortunate name of EXtreme Creme, in Strawberry and Blue Raspberry. And I have eaten them.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 4×03: ‘Courage’

X-Men Episode Guide 4x03: Courage

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, Morph returns yet again, and this time manage to last almost 20 minutes!

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The X-Men Episode Guide 4×02: ‘One Man’s Worth, Part Two’

X-Men Episode Guide 4x02: One Man's Worth Pt. 2

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, our time-travel epic continues with the revelation that Wolverine has some next level eyeliner game.

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