Tag: Mutants

Logan: A perfect end to Wolverine on screen

I finally got to see Logan last night, after a couple of false starts over the weekend. And I can say without hesitation, it was worth the wait. This was the Wolverine film that we needed to see when X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released and definitely beats the pants off 2013's The Wolverine. Logan was ...

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A new “killable” Logan?

Marvel’s new Wolverine series launches shortly and features a Logan who’s been stripped of his mutant healing factor. Despite what a lot of Wolvie fanboys are screaming, I think this is an excellent plot development and one that gives writers a chance to move the character in new and interesting directions. Over the last few years, Wolverine ...

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*Another* new X-Force title?

Well, kind of. This one appears to be replacing the two existing titles, neither of which has really got me going if I'm honest. It's Cable - he's just such a shallow, 90's comics character and I can never separate him fully from my loathing of all things Rob Liefield. Anyway, this new title might ...

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More X-Men excitement

This was not the trailer I was expecting, but I like it. I like it a lot. Much better than an unending series of Michael-Bay-esque explosions and giant robots (which we all know are going to feature at some point. Sentinels, duh!). Interesting cameos from various characters...I spotted Bishop and Blink, while the Guardian reports ...

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The return of X-Factor!!

Despite news of X-Factor's cancellation a while back, I knew that it would have to make a return some day. I just didn't think it would be so soon! According to Newsarama, X-Factor - albeit in a very different form - will return as a corporately-sponsored team. The book will still be written by the ...

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Dazzler’s back!

Yes! And she kicked ass.We saw this coming in issue 8, but in Uncanny X-Men 9, the one...the only...Alison Blaire (AKA Dazzler) made a triumphant return to Uncanny X-Men. After hopping across Dimensions in the excellent, but short-lived, "X-Treme X-Men", she's back on Earth and working for S.H.I.E.L.D. Uniform and big gun aside, she's liaising ...

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Review: The Wolverine

I went to see "The Wolverine" this afternoon, the sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". If you want the really quick review, I'd say it was an improvement over "Origins", is pretty slick but a little long and over-complicated. It has several things going for it: We get to see more of Wolverine's past, this time ...

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Fresh starts: Uncanny X-Men 1

Yet another Marvel comic re-launched this week - this time it was the turn of Uncanny X-Men. I've not been a massive fan of all this re-branding and re-badging of existing titles, but for a change, this one makes sense. The X-Men have one of the most complex and convoluted histories of any comic characters. ...

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“Days of Future Past” cast expands

Exciting news from Newsarama: more cast additions confirmed for the upcoming X-Men film: Days of Future Past. It looks like they'll be combining cast members and characters from the first three X-Men films along with those from the more recent "X-Men First Class" origin story. So we'll have Charles Xavier as a young man (James ...