Friday YouTube: Professor X Fires Iceman

Another Pete Holmes Ex-Men skit…in which Professor X fires Iceman. These ticle me probably more than they should.
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Friday YouTube: Professor X Fires Angel

Here’s another riff on X-Men from The Pete Holmes Show.

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Friday YouTube Bonus: Professor X Fires Wolverine and Gambit

All the previews I’m seeing for The Pete Holmes Show leave me in stitches. Here are two examples of why I’ll be tuning in next week when it premieres.

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Video Mashup of the Day: Mad X-Men

Fortunately, you don’t have to have watched Mad Men to enjoy this parody of Mad Men and X-Men since the jokes lean more towards the X-Men side of the mashup.
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MOVIE REVIEW: The Wolverine (2013)

REVIEW SYNOPSIS: Enjoyable if forgettable, The Wolverine’s balancing of comic book superhero adventure and existential thriller never fully engages as either.

MY RATING:

SYNOPSIS: Haunted by the death of Jean Grey, Logan travels to Japan to meet with a former Japanese soldier, whom he saved during the bombing of Nagasaki, who offers him the chance to become mortal again.

MY REVIEW:
PROS: Good fight sequence on the outside of a bullet train; humorous sequence as Logan and Mariko check in to a love motel; Rila Fukushima’s Yukio.
CONS: Routine performance by Hugh Jackman as the title character; bland villains and flat suspense; sluggish screenplay riddled with clichés; James Mangold’s uninspired direction.
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VIDEO: 1992′s X-Men Intro – In Stop Motion

Who doesn’t remember the awesomeness that was the 90′s X-Men animated series?  The folks behind this pretty nifty stop-motion animation version of the intro to that cartoon, that’s who!

Check it out after the jump!

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Marvel Comics is shaking things up with their new Marvel Now!  Among the changes comes some huge stuff for the mutants of the X-books following the events of Avengers Vs. X-Men.  Enter X-Men Legacy #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier and Eisner Award Winning artist Tan Eng Huat!

Legion, the most powerful and unstable mutant in the world and son to Professor Charles Xavier, has killed gods and reshaped the face of the universe. Now, Legion will finally attempt to conquer his demons and establish his place among mutantkind!

Trailer is after the jump.

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Gina Misiroglu is a pop-culture historian, best-selling author, and editor of The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes (2nd edition, Visible Ink Press). To find out more about what happens to superheroes in the Modern Age, look for Gina’s next guest blog coming soon!

The Bronze Age: Cultural Innuendo, Relevance, and More

By Gina Misiroglu, author of The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes (Visible Ink Press / $24.95).

During the 1960s, Marvel Comics snuck up on DC Comics and usurped the industry’s number-one spot. DC’s editorial director, Carmine Infantino, started the 1970s with both guns blazing, vowing to regain DC’s market share. The biggest bullet in Infantino’s holster was the illustrious Jack Kirby, the veteran artist who co-created most of Marvel’s major superheroes, including Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, and the X-Men.

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In episode 131 of the Hugo Nominated SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to weigh in on: Female superheroes who deserve their own movies.
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