Talking Movies [X-Men Month]: X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut

To commemorate, the culmination of their long-running and successful X-Men movies, 20th Century Fox declared May 13th as “X-Men Day”, a day to celebrate all things Mutant and X-Men and celebrate Marvel’s iconic collection of superpowered beings who fight to protect a world that hates and fears them. After exhausting all of their storylines with … Continue reading Talking Movies [X-Men Month]: X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut

Talking Movies [X-Men Month]: X-Men: First Class

To commemorate, the culmination of their long-running and successful X-Men movies, 20th Century Fox declared May 13th as “X-Men Day”, a day to celebrate all things Mutant and X-Men and celebrate Marvel’s iconic collection of superpowered beings who fight to protect a world that hates and fears them. After exhausting all of their storylines with … Continue reading Talking Movies [X-Men Month]: X-Men: First Class

Back Issues [X-Men Month]: Giant-Size X-Men #1

To commemorate, the culmination of their long-running and successful X-Men movies, 20th Century Fox declared May 13th as “X-Men Day”, a day to celebrate all things Mutant and X-Men and celebrate Marvel’s iconic collection of superpowered beings who fight to protect a world that hates and fears them. Story Titles: “Second Genesis!”, “…And When There … Continue reading Back Issues [X-Men Month]: Giant-Size X-Men #1

Back Issues [Crossover Crisis]: The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading Back Issues [Crossover Crisis]: The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans

Talking Movies: Hulk vs. Wolverine

Wade W. Wilson (also known as “Deadpool”) was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld and first appeared in The New Mutants #98 in February 1991. Though originally little more than a cold-blooded mercenary, the wise-cracking “Merc With a Mouth” went on to become one of the few comic book characters to be aware that they are comic book … Continue reading Talking Movies: Hulk vs. Wolverine

Talking Movies: Logan

Released: 3 March 2017Director: James MangoldDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $97 to 127 millionStars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, and Richard E. Grant The Plot:It’s 2029 and Mutants are all but extinct. Jaded, world-weary, and suffering from Adamantium poisoning due to his weakened healing factor, James Howlett/Logan (Jackman) has been trying … Continue reading Talking Movies: Logan

Talking Movies: The Wolverine

Released: July 2013Director: James MangoldDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $100 to 132 millionStars: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, and Famke Janssen The Plot:Haunted by memories of Jean Grey (Jansssen), Logan/Wolverine (Jackman) is called back to Japan by the dying wish of an old friend, Ichirō Yashida … Continue reading Talking Movies: The Wolverine

Talking Movies: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Released: April 2009Director: Gavin HoodDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $150 millionStars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch, Daniel Henney, Will.i.am, and Ryan Reynolds The Plot:Many years before he was the X-Man known as Wolverine, the man called Logan was simply James Howlett (Jackman), a Mutant with retractable bone claws, a superhuman healing … Continue reading Talking Movies: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Back Issues: The Incredible Hulk #181

Story Title: And Now…The Wolverine!Published: November 1974Writer: Len WeinArtist: Herb Trimpe The Background:In 1974, Roy Thomas, then editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics, called upon writer Len Wein to introduce readers to the first Canadian superhero; a short, feisty character named “Wolverine” who would be as scrappy and fearsome as his namesake. Though it was the legendary … Continue reading Back Issues: The Incredible Hulk #181

Talking Movies: X-Men: The Last Stand

Released: May 2006Director: Brett RatnerDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $210 millionStars: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, Kelsey Grammer, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Aaron Stanford, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Romijn, Vinnie Jones, Anna Paquin, and James Marsden The Plot:The Mutant community is divided when a major pharmaceutical company announces the development of a “cure” that … Continue reading Talking Movies: X-Men: The Last Stand