|Marvel Comic Book Collection: X-Men, Volume 5|
Written by Jason Flick
May 5, 2010
No comic book company is more well-known than Marvel these days, thanks to the number of superhero movies and animated series DVD releases over the last several years. One of those is the highly popular and cherished X-Men animated series. This review will wrap up my “unofficial” 5-part review of one my favorite cartoons of the 90’s. It all comes down to the final 14 episodes in the Marvel Comic Book Collection: X-Men, Volume 5 (2-Disc) DVD set. This final 2-disc set features several of my favorite episodes such as “Old Soldiers”, “Jubilee’s Fairy Tale Theatre” and of course the conclusion episode “Graduate Day.”While I won’t go into the final episode, because it’s no fun spoiling the final episode for those out there who haven’t seen the show before.
In “Old Soldiers”, we get to dig a little deeper in the complicated life that is Wolverine. This episode features Mr. Freedom himself Captain America in a memory retelling of their fight to break into a Nazi stronghold and rescue a scientist from the control of the Red Skull. I always did like reading about their escapades in various comic books growing up so this episode is really cool.
Long before we had World of Warcraft, there was “Jubilee’s Fairy Tale Theatre.” In this episode Jubilee is showing some kids the caverns under Xavier’s Mansion. Man there really is more to the mansion grounds than we though. Due to some natural issues, the kids and their pyrotechnic tour guide are trapped underground. To keep the kids safe and calm, Jubilee tells the young ones a fantasy tale featuring members of the X-Men with her as the star. This is a great episode because it is not only funny but shows Jubilee in a bit more serious light.