So this past Sunday I was having a mini DVD's I haven't watched in long while-marathon with my girl, and after watching some (now) classic wrestling matches from the the WWF/E, I popped in a few copies of burned collections of the old animated X-Men series from the early 90's.
Any kid born during the 80's or a slightly earlier, should remember the last golden age of kids cartoon on the FOX network from 1992-1998.
With shows like Batman: The Animated Series, Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and the like, FOX was THE channel to park your ass down in front of during Saturday mornings. Or least I know I did.
This classic animated series from the early 90's was only put back on my mind because of a little things called Secret Wars that Jonathan Hickman and Marvel are unleashing on the public in May 2015.
As you might or might now know, Secret Wars pertains to the concept of the Marvel Multiverse copies of the mainstream MU fighting amongst in each other in a Hunger Games-Like battle royal for survival.
This is all happens on a revisioned BattleWorld, different from the fist because of the much larger-scale the whole thing's being fought on.
BattleWorld's been divided up into lots territories among the different storylines and famous crossovers.
Stories like Old Man Logan, Age of Apocalypse, A Spider-verse where One More Day never happened, Age Of Ultron, and more.
Well guess who else is there?
Yep. The 1990's animated X-verse.
I'm not 100% sure of their chances for survival since they're a cartoon world, but hey, they're the X-Men. When haven't the NOT faced insurmountable odds?
And you know what? After watching a good bit of episodes, it hit me that at least for me, I haven't seen the X-Men really act like that in a long, long time.
-Cyclops' a villain and mutant terrorist.
-Wolverine's much more known of as an Avenger than he is as an X-Men. Now he's dead(vacation).
-Professor X is dead.
-They aren't banded together anymore like they used to after a permanent schism erupted, splitting the X-Men into two camps: Team Cyclops and Team Wolverine.
-They've apparently become one of the main things they fought against; a terrorist group during Inversion.
And while I understand the need for the so-called progression of the illusion of character development and change, I just don't think this current version's really cutting it.
I'd leave to see that era do really well in that war. Hell, I'd even go so far as to say I wouldn't mind it if that roster replaced the current one for awhile.
God knows no one other than Bendis gives a shit about the 5 Original X-Men that came back from the 60's.
How the fuck have they survived this long anyways?
And btw, before I forget.....
When the hell did this group EVER get together? Thunderbird only appeared like, what, once or twice?
And who the hell is the mutie with the big pink dome? He just slid in there like a wedding-crasher with none the wiser.
Seriously, anyone out there know who this guy is?