Wednesday, June 16, 2010

X-Men the animated series

X-Men, Volume 2 (Marvel DVD Comic Book Collection)I believe I was in 9th grade when this show came on originally. I loved it. I can say with certainty that this show started me collecting comics. It was awesome. All of my friends watched it and we couldn’t wait to meet up and talk about the show later that Saturday. I remember being at a boy scout derby car race one Saturday morning and that none of the kids wanted to be there because they were going to miss X-Men. The elk lodge or VFW had a TV though and we all gathered around to watch Professor X and his protégé defend a world that hated and feared them against evil. It was awesome.

The show has been out on DVD for several years now, I guess. I noticed it on the library website when I was searching for the Dark Phoenix Saga and put it on my daughters hold list. When she got it, she looked at it like it was in a foreign language. “What is this,” she asked. I told her not to worry and that she would like it. She is starting to believe me on these things. Her mom put a book on hold for her and she complained. When her mom said that I do the same thing, Ashli replied, “but the books he gets me are the greatest ever.” I do what I can.
It was Saturday morning when we finally put the DVD in. How appropriate. The music started and that was all it took. That iconic music had her hooked and the old Saturday morning magic was back (and I ain’t talking Illyana Rasputin). For whatever reason she liked Storm from looking at the cover, but I knew my daughter and knew it would only be a matter of time before she was a Rogue fan and by proxy a Gambit fan. My youngest is more princessy so I knew she would go for Storm and will really like Jean later. I was right. A surprise is that my youngest also likes the Beast.

Ashli is now interested in those boxes of comics in the back of the closet. She asked if there were any x-men in there. When I was thinking about selling my comics, I had separated out a box with comics that I was going to give to them. Supergirl, Spidergirl, and Wonder Woman. At that time, I didn’t know if they were going to be interested at all, so I picked titles with female protagonists. Now it looks like I will be able to share the entire collection with them once they are old enough and responsible enough to not damage the books. I look forward to that day.


Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

That is why I would love to have kids of my own but that might not be in the cards for me. My niece and nephew live in Australia but little do they know that they are heirs to thousands of comics and action figures. I wish they were around to enjoy the magic of Uncle Calvin's Cave of Cool.

I once dated a girl who was very anti-comic until I gave her a trade of the Dark Phoenix Saga to read on a long car ride. She was hooked from then on. I admit I might have abused the 'I told you so' statement a bit much. She could only sheepishly admit I was right all long and women HATE to do that.

Budd said...

I only recently got around to reading that. It was good. Hayday of x-men. By the time I got around to x-men Jubilee was the token kid. But I see what those that came before saw in young ms. pryde. The story was great with the whole mastermind angle and all. Sabastian Shaw might be the coolest villian ever.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

He gets so much less play these days. In the comics, when they have reduced the number of mutants to under 200 in the world, I so wished that Shaw was forced to come crawling to Utopia, the X-Island for help from his mutant bretheran. Magneto came hat in hand. It would have been neat to see Shaw working for the common mutant good instead of just his own for once. Plus the uncomfortable dynamic between Scott, Emma (The White Queen) and Shaw would have been very interesting.