X-Men Days of Future Past

Comics, Everybody: The History of Magneto Explained!
Comics, Everybody: The History of Magneto Explained!
With X-Men: Days Of Future Past having just eclipsed some amazingly huge number of ticket sales around the world, it's time again to break down the convoluted history of comics in the recurring feature we call Comics, Everybody! Created by Eugene Ahn (aka Adam WarRock) and Chris Haley of Let's Be Friends Again and colorist Jessica Marrs, the subject of this edition is the always dapper mutant master of magnetism, Magneto. Whether you’re new to Magneto and curious to learn more about his history or you’re a hardcore X-Men nerd looking to Um-Actually this feature into oblivion, you'll be sure to enjoy this special tribute to Marvel's mutant revolutionary.
Hi, I'm The Guy Who Didn't Like 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Hi, I'm The Guy Who Didn't Like 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Everyone loves X-Men: Days of Future Past. It's a box office hit, already raking in more than $500m worldwide. It's a critical hit, earning a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And it's a popular hit, at least judging anecdotally from reactions on Twitter and Tumblr and that cool new social media platform you don't know about yet because you're old. I'm the guy who didn't like Days of Future Past. Sorry, everyone. I know it's tempting to dismiss such responses as hipster contrarianism, but I honestly didn't want to be that guy. Life is more fun when you enjoy stuff. So here's why I have to be that guy. Spoilers follow.
REVIEW: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' [Spoilers]
REVIEW: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' [Spoilers]
Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Days of Future Past is the thirty-seventh in 20th Century Fox’s series of X-Men films based on the Marvel Comics franchise originated by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. It is owing to the series’ bitterly old age that the new film is almost totally devoted to reconciling the conflicting plots and divergent timelines of its predecessors. In this very hilarious way, Days of Future Past is the most faithful adaptation to date, having actually translated to film that most core concept of X-Men comics: hopelessly confusing and eternally jacked up continuity.

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