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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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Teaser Trailer #1

It’s Coming…

Agent Duncan gave him a resigned smile but as the three turned to leave, the Fed spoke up again, “Hey, you might want to remind Charles that the Brotherhood is stepping up their game, the government is a tension line ready to snap in all directions… he can’t wait around anymore, hoping for the best.”

Scott nodded to the man who returned the gesture before heading back into the fray of police and emergency responders.

“He’s right, you know,” Storm spoke with a touch of sadness in her voice. “Magneto will continue to escalate until he’s given the government no choice but to declare war on the Brotherhood, and that war will spill over into non-combatants both mutant and human alike.”

“I know, Ororo,” Scott was beginning to feel like a broken record, “I know.”

Wolverine growled as he leaned against the side table. “I wish you’d let me deal with those trouble makers,” he emphasized the words with a snikt of his claws.

“As I have said many times, Logan,” Charles replied sternly, “I will not let you be party to murder on my account,” then his words turned sympathetic, “and wasn’t this one of the reasons you left the weapons program?”

“Truth of the matter is, Professor,” Scott spoke with a released fervor, “we’re out-gunned. Magneto’s Acolytes, this is what they do. One on one we have a chance but, well, we know Quicksilver, Rogue, and Pryo have been working together for nearly a decade, they know each other’s weaknesses, how their powers complement each other,” he sighed and placed both hands on the desk. “We’ll never be able to fight them as a team if we don’t provide the same conviction.”

Charles regarded the young man for a long moment, “What are you suggesting, Scott?”

“That we have a dedicated team as well,” he was expecting the Professor to say something. When he didn’t, Scott continued. “That we train together, learn how to work in-synch with each other, and how best contain the Acolytes. Otherwise, we might as well stay home next time something happens.”

Again, the older gentleman was quiet before finally asking, “And who would be on this team?”

“X-Men, they call themselves the X-Men.”

Tune in to X-Men: The (fan fic) Series, Friday, September 13th, 8e/7c, for an all new live-action television series event in fan fiction form.

Follow the X-Men: The (fan fic) Series blog for updates, sneak peaks, and behind the scenes looks at this brand new fan fiction series from the writers who brought you X-Men: Among ThievesGym Class Heroes Series and the Thieves Guild Series.

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This bit of wish list starts here, I was catching up on Merlin via Netflix and a thought occurred to me: Bradley James (aka King Arthur) for a role in Star Wars Episode VII.

He is the right age for a Solo or Skywalker descendent, plus he has the looks, especially for a Skywalker. Blue eyes, strong chin… as a blonde he could be a Skywalker, as a brunette he could be a Solo. He’s showed chops in being able to play someone with a great weight on them, also has a pretty good ‘straight man’ comedic timing.

Bonus, he already knows how to swing a sword and fight, a lightsaber isn’t much of a stretch.

Double Bonus, he was in Merlin… and SW partly ripped off that tale… so… yeah…

I wish that Bradley James gets cast in the new Star Wars: Episode VII

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All-New X-Men #4

All-New X-Men #4

Review: All-New X-Men #3 & #4

It occurred to me that I didn’t post a review of issue 3 a few weeks back, my bad, cause it was pretty good.

Really, the All-New series so easily could have fallen into the pitfalls of camp and cheese but so far it’s doing its best to keep the whole thing organic. Characters have real motivations and legitimate responses to events.

Scott’s reaction to seeing his younger self was pretty spot on. There was no high and holy speech or dramatizing. First he doesn’t believe what he’s seeing, tries to figure out who could do it, who could punish him with reminding him of what he was and what he has become. And they also kept young Scott’s thoughts relatively out of it so not to overload things.

Emma’s reaction was probably the best. Jean Grey, having her around again is all she needed… note the heavy sarcasm there.

Bobby is still pretty funny, always screaming when he sees himself. Angel hasn’t really had a chance to do much, I’m hoping we get his, erm, mentally challenged…? older self in to see what the boy thinks.

Next issue looks to be about Jean which is fair, the girl hasn’t been in anything in a long time, she’s dead after all. I wonder how she’s going to take the whole “I died HOW MANY TIMES?” news. There needs to be at least one blank stare in there somewheres…

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X-Treme X-Men #8

X-Treme X-Men #8

Review: X-Treme X-Men #8

This title has been doing consistently good since issue 4 and number 8 is no different. I am actually wondering if Earth-616 Blaire is going to be killed off and replaced with Zombie-Earth Blaire? I really don’t think so because E616 Blaire is ‘our’ Blaire and killing her pretty much cuts off the story from E616… but at the same time… anything seems to go with this comic.

Normally I would be balking at the idea of killing off the main character, but the way it’s been done, it would work in a rather spectacular way and not fall into the dreaded ‘kill ’em for drama’s sake’ that tends to fill a lot of entertainment recently.

It also says something to quality of writing that while the idea of ‘fighting oneself’ can be very tropey, cliché, and just plain campy, once again it comes off smoothly and cleanly.

I can’t say how much I am enjoying this title, more so than many of the others that I subscribe to. If you’re not reading this… you should! Pick it up now!

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Review: Gambit #7

Gambit #7

Gambit #7

Review: Gambit #7

This… is Gambit.

This is what really needed to be showcased in the first issue to hook the readers. Gambit being smart, clever, witty, and three steps ahead of everyone else. This is what we’ve come to except from the Cajun and while his introspective ala the first few issues was important, but to capture new readers you really have to show that Gambit is an Ace of Spades, then work on the personal issues.

Pete Wisdom is also in top form as well, loved him in this, he was a bit less manic than in previous issues but his wit is just as charming as Gambit.

If this is the ball that has gotten rolling (cause we did see movement on this side of Gambit in the previous issues) then it will definitely be a fun ride, one worthy of Gambit.

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X-Men Legacy #3

X-Men Legacy #3

Review: X-Men Legacy #3

This issue of Legacy is a bit strange. You have two story lines going at once: one is your typical (cliché even) events happening to other people are mimics of what I’m dealing with and the second is something akin to a Three Stooges skit.

For the most part, this kinda works. It’s different, a little twisted, not too confusing, and generally is amusing. The skit does take away from the cliché part which is a good thing cause it is cliché.

But then everything in the skit is wrapped up and you’re left with a rather blank back-end which is completely devoid of any originality either in story or dialogue.

To give it the benefit of the doubt though, Legion hasn’t really done much recently that I know of so the character is being reintroduced and does need a certain level of ‘breaking in’ that other characters wouldn’t. Like X-Treme X-Men which didn’t really start getting good till the fourth issue, and also had an underused character that kinda came out of the blue, I’m giving this one a chance to also pull itself together.

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