X-Men

Amazing Yamaguchi Revoltech Cable

by Alan Rapp on July 15, 2020

in Toys & Collectibles

Amazing Yamaguchi Revoltech Cable

You can now pre-order the Marvel Amazing Yamaguchi Revoltech No.020 Cable complete with guns, eye effect, pouch, swappable hands and faces, and stand, for the low, low price of $95.

{ 0 comments }

The Fall and Rise of Magneto

by Alan Rapp on June 10, 2020

in Essays 

Implicitly Pretentious examines the journey of Magneto over the various X-Men films.

{ 0 comments }

Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1

by Alan Rapp on March 10, 2020

in Comics

Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1 comic reviewGiant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1 kicks off a series of comics from Marvel highlighting various X-Men characters and artists. Russell Dauterman does the art for this mostly silent tale involving the interesting team-up of Jean Grey and Emma Frost traveling inside Storm‘s mind to rescue their fellow X-Men who has been attacked by the Children of the Vault. Although there are cameos from other characters, the issue is devoted to Frost and Grey to stop the attack by a machine virus threatening to kill Storm in the next 30 days.

[click to continue…]

{ 0 comments }

Legion – Chapter 27

by Alan Rapp on August 15, 2019

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Legion – Chapter 27
  • wiki: link

Legion - Chapter 27 television review

Legion comes to a close with a final episode that features Kerry (Amber Midthunder) fighting time demons, Switch (Lauren Tsai) evolving into something more, David‘s (Dan Stevens) squaring off against the younger version of Farouk (Navid Negahban), Charles Xavier (Harry Lloyd) coming to an understanding with the older Farouk, and David being granted his most fervent wish for a second chance. More linear than many episodes of the series, “Chapter 27″‘s low-key tone feels a bit underwhelming as the show’s finale. That said, it wraps up the existing plot points and offers a much happier ending than any of these characters had a right to expect. Subverting expectations by making the final confrontation with the Shadow King ultimately non-confrontational allows David to grow further (although I don’t know if I accept the growth necessary in either version of Farouk to make this ending possible). Still, for what it was, Legion offered a host of memorable moments over its three seasons which ends (not unexpectedly) with a song.

[click to continue…]

{ 0 comments }

Uncanny X-Men #22

by Alan Rapp on July 30, 2019

in Comics

Uncanny X-Men #22 comic reviewThis version of Uncanny X-Men comes to a close with an odd issue the feels pressured to fit into larger events in the long-term scope of Marvel’s favorite mutants. Emma Frost‘s plan is revealed, which turns out to be fairly benign in making the world forget about mutants, a major supporting character is killed, and the X-Men and Hellfire Club come together to battle Robert Callahan and O.N.E.

The run of Cyclops, Wolverine, and some marginal other characters will likely only be remembered for bringing Scott Summers back to life and reincorporating him with the team. Speaking of the team, the rest of the A-List X-Men arrive suddenly to help out the mutants and offer the reunion some fans have been waiting decades for.

[click to continue…]

{ 0 comments }