X-Men

Uncanny X-Men #11

by Alan Rapp on February 7, 2019

in Comics

Uncanny X-Men #11 comic reviewThe future of the X-Men, as bleak as it looks, begins here. Uncanny X-Men #11 is a bit over-stuffed, telling the same story (Scott Summers‘ return from the grave and search for the missing X-Men) from three different perspectives. Cyclops gets the majority of the focus here, with Wolverine and Blind Ruth also getting several pages of back-up stories. In the end, the issue delivers what you want with Cyclops standing up the Avengers (who seem more concerned with protecting a hate rally than preventing genocide) and the two most famous X-Men coming together to lay waste to large group of human canon fodder.

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Uncanny X-Men Annual #1

by Alan Rapp on January 28, 2019

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Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 comic reviewWelcome back Scott Summers. I’ve made no secret of the fact that my interest in all things X-Men has waned considerably since the death of Cyclops. With the help of the “new and improved” younger version of Cable, Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 puts things right by returning Scott Summers to the land of the living. As with Green Lantern: Rebrith (the Geoff Johns standard for resurrected and redeeming a fallen hero), things get a little tricky and a bit convoluted in explaining how the hero is resurrected. However, at least for now, I’m happy that Marvel long ago abandoned their original mandate of when someone dies in the Marvel Universe they stay dead.

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X-Force #1

by Alan Rapp on January 1, 2019

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X-Force #1 comic reviewAs has become Marvel Comics’ custom, X-Force is the latest team title where a new group of familiar faces (and a few new ones) is thrown together under the rebrand of a popular preexisting title. X-Force #1 opens with Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom, and Warpath on the trail of the mysterious Teen Cable. With the help of an anti-mutant terrorist group, the team is able to finally catch up to Cable when he rescues Deathlok and escapes a secret Transian facility filled with weapons that shouldn’t exist for at least another 2,000 years.

The issue does its job in introducing the core characters of the title while also setting the stage for the opening arc in which the mutants are framed by the local government of Transia for the death of its leader by the mutant-hating general who has turned the advanced weapons on the mutants given refuge in the country and the X-Force team.

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The Gifted – coMplications

by Alan Rapp on October 10, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Gifted – coMplications
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The Gifted - coMplications television review

Baby Dawn’s decreasing health means the Stepford Cuckoos (Skyler Samuels) are sent after the one person who may be able to save her life – her father. This leads to a reunion for Eclipse (Sean Teale) and Polaris (Emma Dumont) and an all-too-short daddy-daughter moment that Marcos is not willing to leave without a fight. Although he isn’t successful in his fight to keep his family together, he’s not about to leave Polaris and Dawn to the Inner Circle. Speaking of distraught fathers, Turner (Coby Bell) continues to try and fight the fight by attempting to partner up with local law enforcement, which works for a time but falls apart once they learn about why he left Sentinel Services. As the show amps up to a battle between the two mutants sides, I’m a little surprised that so much of the show continues to be dedicated to Turner.

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First Look – X-Men: Dark Phoenix

by Alan Rapp on September 27, 2018

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: X-Men: Dark Phoenix
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We now have our first look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Returning the core cast from X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest film in the franchise tries its hand at telling the story X-Men: The Lamest Stand bungled so spectacularly. The film opens in theaters on February 14th.

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