Posts Tagged ‘X-Men’

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In anticipation of the highly anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse movie, I have been revisiting the previous installments of the X-Men film franchise, reminding myself of some of the superb cinematic moments scattered throughout the series.

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I was nervous when I first heard Psylocke was going to be featuring in the X-Men: Apocalypse movie.

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The X-Men film franchise in general has been a mixed affair, with some truly wonderful films and some very lackluster offerings, some mind-blowing sequences or scenes and lots of very underwhelming ones.

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Having already quite extensively reviewed  Avengers/X-Men: Axis #1 – 4  a couple of months ago, I’ve finally got around to putting together a review for the second half of last year’s mammoth Axis event.

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With all the doom and gloom real-world subjects I’ve been focused on lately, it was a welcome reprieve to finally get to catch up with reading last year’s X-Men/Guardians of the Galaxy crossover.

Whatever we think about the entire All-New X-Men business in the first place – specifically the bringing of Professor X’s original X-Men from the past into the contemporary X-Men world – one of the most interesting things it has led to so far is The Trial of Jean Grey; the big-scale All-New X-Men/Guardians of the Galaxy event (both titles incidentally written by Brian Michael Bendis) that occurred early last year. (more…)

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One of the better things about this year’s major Marvel eventthe Avengers/X-Men: Axis storyline – has been the central role played by Magneto in the whole, vast business.
It has afforded the Master of Magnetism better characterization and focus than he’d had in a long while and has served to make him more interesting than I’ve found him for years.

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So on Wednesday the final chapter in the Death of Wolverine mini-saga was finally released and fans of the X-Men franchise’s most famous poster-boy at last got to see how the immensely popular (and equally divisive) character meets his ‘end’.
I’ve yet to read that final piece of the story; I’ve read the first three issues over the passed few weeks, but I’m putting that final moment off until I’m ready for it. Below are some of Wolverine’s greatest stories/covers. First, in the meantime, I use this post to pay (mild) tribute to the adamantium-clawed X-Man; or more accurately to come to his defense somewhat in the wake of a lot of Wolverine hate that’s been building for a long time.

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So the stage is set and his fate is written in the stars, so to speak. As X-Men readers await the last breaths of one of the X-Men world’s most permanently popular icons, the plot thickens in the highly anticipated Death of Wolverine 4-part send-off.

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So it’s probably Marvel’s biggest ‘event’ of the year and the one that’s been the most hyped beforehand; that being the ‘Death of Wolverine’, a 4-part story that begun this month and will conclude with the death of essentially the poster-boy of the X-Men franchise and one of Marvel’s most popular icons.
That’s right; the great survivor, that steady rock of the Mutant world, the man who always finds a way to cheat death, the man who always heals… is on his last legs. The Death of Wolverine #1 and #2 have begun the final process towards whatever ill fate it is that awaits him. Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Wolverine’s importance or his enduring popularity.
However, almost as soon as the event was announced many months ago it was greeted with almost blanket scepticism by comic-book fans who, despite the insistence that Wolverine was being killed off for good and wouldn’t be coming back, are not naive about such matters.

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