What is ‘Mutant X: Issue 1’?

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I’ve always been a sucker for alt-world stories. Stories where black can be white, up can be down and bad can be good. I also like comics that are set off in their own little corner of the multiverse, valid and yet seperate from everything else. Free to do what they want in service of the story. That’s why in an age of epic crossovers I’ve decided to dig into my long box and see how things used to be in a little comic lost in the age of google searches in favour of a low rent television show that nobody liked much better but had far better reach. So if you’re here for the very early 2000’s low budget Candian Marvel show about a group who are most certainly not the x-men then you are going to be disappointed for this is Marvel’s comic book spin off of a group who are not quite the X-men. This is…

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Exiles ‘New vs Old’: Issue Two

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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……………..

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Exiles ‘Old Vs New’: Issue One

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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.

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What is ‘Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn’?

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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………………………………..

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What’s wrong with ‘X-men: Blue’ Issue 1?

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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………………….

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What is ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’?

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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………………………………………………………

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Best X-men Team?

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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’?

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