Tag Archives: 1980s

Top 5 on The Strip: Best X-Men arcs

1. God Loves, Man Kills The mutant strug­gle against one of the X-Men’s most human pro­tag­o­nists is a tragic tale of self hate and big­otry. It’s eas­ily one of the most sor­row­ful tales of the lengths homosapi­ens will go to in … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Transformers (2007)

Trans­fomers Dream­works Pic­tures, 2007 Trans­form­ers rolls out in uneven debut Let’s get one thing clear from the begin­ning: We at GI are not huge fans of the Trans­form­ers. Yes, we watched the orig­i­nal car­toon from the 1980s, and yes, we … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

 X-Men: Days of Future Past 20th Cen­tury Fox, 2014    X-cellent return to form Set aside any pre­con­ceived notions you may have had at the announce­ment of a new X-Men film. We’ll wait because we know just how hard that may be … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character Highlight #17: Rogue

Name: Anna Marie Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, Avengers Unity Divi­sion, Sal­vagers, Lights, Advo­cates Squad, X-Treme X-Men, X.S.E., Broth­er­hood of Evil Mutants Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Rogue has the abil­ity to absorb the tal­ents, knowl­edge, mem­o­ries, per­son­al­ity and abil­i­ties of a per­son that she comes into … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 list: Worst comic book movies

Chances are, if you’re comic book fanat­ics like we are at Gam­ing Insur­rec­tion, you’ve seen one of the movies on this list. If you soak up over­act­ing, tired drama and non­sen­si­cal plots with ham­fisted writ­ing, you’ve seen every­thing on this … Con­tinue read­ing

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Marvel character highlight #07: Magneto

Name: Unre­vealed; uses the name Erik Mag­nus Lehn­sh­err Affil­i­a­tions: Broth­er­hood of Evil Mutants, Charles Xavier, the X-Men, the New Mutants Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Abil­ity to manip­u­late mag­net­ism and all forms of elec­tro­mag­netic energy Back­ground: Lit­tle is known about the ori­gins of … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 list: Best Shredder quotes edition

Oroku Saki. Vil­lain. Genius. Comedic mas­ter­mind? The 1987 ani­mated ver­sion of the Shred­der was cru­cial to the mood, tone and pop­u­lar­ity of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles. Whether it was James Avery’s clas­sic quick deliv­ery or the tim­ing of a … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #05: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were animated heroes, advertising juggernaut all rolled into one

The Teenage Mutant Tur­tles have dual per­son­al­i­ties, quite frankly. They are among the few, if not the only, ani­mated char­ac­ters to have mul­ti­ple ver­sions within the consumer’s grasp that make them seem like the same old Tur­tles dressed up in … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #04: ‘80s and ‘90s themes are the soundtrack of my life

I don’t throw the title “child of the ‘80s” around often. The def­i­n­i­tion is some­one, like myself, that was born between the years 1975 to 1986 that remem­bers the pop cul­ture of the era because they lived through it. Myself? … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #03: ‘Stupid smart’ villains livened up ’80s and ’90s

Say­onara, shell-backed sim­ple­tons.” With that one sen­tence from sea­son three of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles 1987 ani­mated series, I was hooked on the leg­endary Oroku Saki. Every­one who was any­one in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s knows him … Con­tinue read­ing

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