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X-Men Classic Magneto Pop! Vinyl Figure

The Master of Magnetism can be yours in Pop! Vinyl form for the low, low price of $11.

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Secret Warriors #3

by Alan Rapp on June 21, 2017

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Secret Warriors #3 comic reviewOn the run from Hydra and searching for one missing Inhuman, Daisy Johnson‘s band of warriors head to the mutant sovereign nation of New Tian where the group, understandably, has trouble making new friends. After dealing with the Beast and the welcome party who tell Daisy’s team to leave, the group seek for answers in a secret outhouse. No, really. Where they encounter another Beast (seriously, how many versions of the same character does Marvel need).

Aside from the conflict with the X-Men, which is more of a staring contest than anything else, most of the tension from Secret Warriors #3 comes from inside the group as Ms. Marvel questions Daisy’s less-than-heroic actions. While the teenage makes some valid points, this will likely not be the last time Daisy or one of her team need to cross the line to get what they need.

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X-Men: Blue #3

by Alan Rapp on May 15, 2017

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X-Men: Blue #3 comic reviewX-Men: Blue #3 is and odd issue that seems to be going somewhere interesting until if falls apart at the end and wastes a strong set-up. Heading to Barcelona to check-in on the appearance of Sentinels, Jean Grey and the time-displaced X-Men discover something they never expected: Sentinels attempting to help a mutant with her uncontrollable abilities.

Referring to both the young mutant and the X-Men as fellow mutants, the Sentinels refuse to attack and take the team back to their creator: Nimrod (who, after seeing a bleak view of the future without mutantkind has decided to help preserve them).

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X-Men: Blue #1

by Alan Rapp on April 20, 2017

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X-Men: Blue #1 comic reviewI’ve been of the opinion that the time-displaced team of original X-Men has long outlived its usefulness. Brought to the present by the Beast in an attempt to control Cyclops, their purpose for being in their own future died with Cyclops (and most of my interest in the X-Men).

X-Men: Blue reuintes the original team, who got scattered a bit in recent events. Back together with Jean Grey in command, the team has a new mission statement (but sadly no X-23, whose relationship with Angel was one of the few bright moments to come out of the group’s time-travel misadventures). X-Men: Blue #1 sees the team take on Black Tom Cassidy (who apparently isn’t as 70s singer-songwriter) and the Juggernaut, the later being the more interesting battle of the two. Ending the fight to send one of their oldest enemies to Hell, it appears the Beast has learned something from his older self about moral ambiguity.

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X-Men: Prime #1

by Alan Rapp on April 6, 2017

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X-Men: Prime #1 comic reviewX-Men: Prime #1 is a good, if pricey, single comic. It does nothing to convince me to continue reading the series or any of Marvel’s constantly shifting X-books, but it does offer Kitty Pryde a nice moment or two and establish a new base for the core X-Men team. As to just who that core team is… that’s bit unclear. Kitty and Storm seem to be sticking around, but the time-displaced X-Men (you know, the ones who should have been returned to their time years ago?) have their own agenda, and Marvel still hasn’t filled the gaping holes the lose of Cyclops and Professor X have had on all the X-Men titles (and likely never will without bring them back).

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