Jumping ahead a little bit to the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man. After the latest trailer, I’m still on the fence about being excited for this. I have nothing against the Spider-Man character, I just feel its a little too soon to reboot this. Granted, this IS what happened with Hulk a few years ago but there was no established franchise there. I will say I like the shout-out back to the comics with the mechanical web shooters, and Gwen Stacey, and all; but the costume just doesn’t work for me. It looks like he’s wearing a red and blue tire outfit. And, again, I just don’t feel ready for more Spider-Man yet…
With The Avengers coming in less than a week, excitement is mounting to a ridiculous level. With all the good that is coming out of this, I pay my respects to the man responsible. Stan Lee. Without Stan Lee there’d be no Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, and so many other things. This man’s contribution to the world of comics is partly responsible for the genre comics has turned into. So with that in mind, I say thanks Stan Lee.
Recently, I’ve started re-watching X-Men. I thought I would just do a few episodes for fun, then got sucked into watching just about the entire series. Like any show, when you see it as a complete body of work, there are things you missed when you were just watching it week to week. Upon seeing the big picture, I’ve gleaned some truths that I think I should share.
- Storm’s claustrophobia, while at first distressing, becomes hilarious as it happens pretty often and, no joke, a port-a-potty-esque holding cell becomes an impregnable fortress for the X-Men’s second in command.
- You were right when you were seven; Jean Grey really is the most worthless thing on the face of the planet.
- Professor X is kind of a jerk. In watching the series in its entirety, it is startling how many times he sends the X-Men on dangerous missions, including commandeering a space shuttle, flying it with little to no training, and brain-washing its captain, on no more explanation than, “I just really feel like you should go”.
- Apparently, there is a reason Jubilee wears those stupid pink glasses as the crowning accent piece to her “Daddy didn’t love me enough” ensemble: they protect her eyes from the blinding light of her own…sparkler hands. I think that’s what her power is, sparkler hands. Let’s go with sparkler hands.
- Wolverine was and is a complete badass*.
*Not a new lesson, but one that I would fear retribution from those adamantium claws if I didn’t mention.