|Marvel Comic Book Collection: X-Men, Volume 1 |
Written by Jason Flick
April 28, 2009
By now it should be apparent that comic book movies, TV shows and games are here to stay. With past blockbusters like Iron Man, Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk, it’s safe to say that directors and writers won’t run out of material to work with when it comes to one when of my favorite past-times.
If you can’t tell by my review list, I love cartoons. Well most of them. Growing up I was introduced to the Transformers G1, GI Joe, and other amazing cartoons. As I grew older I moved my sights to what ever showed up on the tube and one of my favorites in the 90s was the X-Men animated series. I remember spending countless hours in front of the TV on Saturday mornings watching the X-Men. So with the newest movie in the X-Men universe hitting theatres in a few short days it’s no surprise that Marvel gives its fans something to wet their appetite with the first of many X-Men DVD Volume releases. So sit back while I give you my review for the Marvel Comic Book Collection: X-Men, Volume 1 (2-Disc) on DVD.
The X-men was one of those series that had a great intro into the series. So much in fact that the giant tin cans that the first two episodes (Night of the Sentinels pt. 1&2) are named after show up frequently in the first season as well as in the third Live action movie for a bit. The 2 disc Volume set features the first 16 episodes which is the first season and three episodes of the second. While I love all of the episodes I will select a few that I really like for the sake of not making this review a novel.
OF course my top two episodes are the two-part Night of the Sentinels where we first meet Jubilation Lee as she is attacked in her native habitat by Sentinels only to be saved by the X-Men. In these episodes the X-Men learn of the group behind the Mutant Registration Program and seek out the Sentinels and the files on all the recorded mutants. After destroying the files, Morph is shot and presumed dead while Beast is electrocuted and captured. Cyclops gets the rest of the team out much to Wolverine’s displeasure of leaving teammates behind.
My next favorite episode is called “The Cure.” In this episode a scientist on Muir Island claims to have found a cure to the mutant gene. Rogue, the only mutant among the X-Men who feels cursed with her powers, leaves to Muir Island to seek out the good doctor and possibly take the treatment. Only the real Dr. Adler is gone and Mystique is impersonating him and is working for Apocalypse. Did she get the treatment? Do you remember what happens?
And finally the two part episode “Till Death Do Us Part” where Mr. Sinister and the Nasty Boys capture the honeymooning Jean and Scott. Morph is back from and not to happy to see his old comrades. Is he truly Evil or is there something more to it? Can the X-Men stop fighting each other to stop Sinister?