Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: Logan

When readers were first introduced to the character of James Howlett, better known by the names “Logan” and “Wolverine”, it was in the pages of The Incredible Hulk. From his first full debut in issue 181 all the way back in November 1974 to him officially joining the X-Men in 1975, the character has become … Continue reading Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: Logan

Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: The Wolverine

When readers were first introduced to the character of James Howlett, better known by the names “Logan” and “Wolverine”, it was in the pages of The Incredible Hulk. From his first full debut in issue 181 all the way back in November 1974 to him officially joining the X-Men in 1975, the character has become … Continue reading Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: The Wolverine

Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

When readers were first introduced to the character of James Howlett, better known by the names “Logan” and “Wolverine”, it was in the pages of The Incredible Hulk. From his first full debut in issue 181 all the way back in November 1974 to him officially joining the X-Men in 1975, the character has become … Continue reading Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Back Issues [Wolverine Month]: The Incredible Hulk #181

When readers were first introduced to the character of James Howlett, better known by the names “Logan” and “Wolverine”, it was in the pages of The Incredible Hulk. From his first full debut in issue 181 all the way back in November 1974 to him officially joining the X-Men in 1975, the character has become … Continue reading Back Issues [Wolverine Month]: 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

Talking Movies: X-Men 2

Released: April 2003Director: Bryan SingerDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $110 to 125 millionStars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Brian Cox, Famke Janssen, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Alan Cumming, James Marsden, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Kelly Hu, and Bruce Davison The Plot:The war between humans and Mutants escalates after an attack on the President … Continue reading Talking Movies: X-Men 2

Talking Movies: X-Men

Released: July 2000Director: Bryan SingerDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $75 millionStars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Famke Janssen, Ray Park, Halle Berry, and Bruce Davison The Plot:The world is divided on its opinions of Mutants, individuals born with fantastic powers who inspire hate and fear in the public. After … Continue reading Talking Movies: X-Men

Back Issues [X-Men Day]: The 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 the X-Men, Marvel’s iconic collection of superpowered beings who fight to protect a world that hates and fears them. To mark the occasion this year, I’ll be … Continue reading Back Issues [X-Men Day]: The X-Men #1

Talking Movies: Deadpool

Released: 8 February 2016Director: Tim MillerDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $58 millionStars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapičić/Andre Tricoteux The Plot:After mercenary for hire Wade Wilson (Reynolds) contracts terminal cancer, he turns to Francis Freeman/Ajax (Skrein), who subjects him to round-the-clock torture to activate his latent X-Gene. … Continue reading Talking Movies: Deadpool

Back Issues [Deadpool’s Debut]: The New Mutants #98

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 Back Issues [Deadpool’s Debut]: The New Mutants #98