When last we left our heroes the old guard had unleashed the worlds most powerful telepath who had been under lock and key for a very good reason and the new squad were operating at half strength and facing down a disembodied head of Galactus that was apparently eating up parallel Earths. We’re at one nill and it’s still anyone’s game in……………..
I often get accused of idolising the past, of course the comics I grew up with were better; they had better costumes, better story lines and better characters. Well I thought this time I would see if it were true. I haven’t gone back to Exiles in many years despite my love for the title and will thus be comparing them back to back issue to issue and for those who don’t know who the Exiles are. Why they’re a team who travel across parallel worlds, where it’s the same year and they are the same people but everything else was different to put right what once went wrong.
In January Marvel is going to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Britain’s premier super hero team. Now I guess reuniting them isn’t such a big deal when three of them are currently already on the same team but dragging the married and child blessed couple out is another matter altogether. After all while most X-fans know who Kitty, Kurt and even Rachel are the Merlin empowered defender of Britain is another matter. Still it’s hardly the first time the world of the X has dived deep into Captain Britain’s life and for that we must go back, maybe not to the beginning but to a beginning; to the first time………………………………..
You may think you’ve read that title wrong or I’m under some misapprehension and that this should be another complaint about the racist artwork snuck into yesterdays X-men: Gold. But I read that book and didn’t even notice it so clearly I’m not the guy for that task so instead I shall stick with what I know and complain about………………….
In ancient times mutants ruled the world as gods. They were respected and feared, worshipped and obeyed. But to each time there must come an end as mortals rise up against these gods and supplant them with science and courage. Yet an artifact of that age remains, clinging on for life; that being………………………………………………………
Geek History Lesson is a podcast that typically takes one character, group or construct from pop culture and reads the wiki page to you for about an hour. Hosted by a guy described as the Jar-Jar Binks of podcasting the series occasionally tries something a bit different.
One such episode allowed the two presenters to pitch their own X-Men team. Now they laid down the ground rules and so now, with nothing better to blog about I decided to try my own.
So I present to you the ‘Best X-men Team’?
This week in the week that was;
Stephen Amell might be the best thing DC has at the moment,
A popular television show might be being brought back,
A popular, upper class British actor will be getting work in Hollywood,
Hollywood struggles to adapt a popular eighties cartoon,
Fox comes to the conclusion that they might have messed up X-men a bit too much,
A superhero gains a secret identity
As another looses it
All this and more in the week that was.