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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: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Cap­tain Amer­ica: The Win­ter Sol­dier Mar­vel Stu­dios, 2014   Win­ter Sol­dier strikes cool bal­ance There is no such thing as not believ­ing in the magic of super­hero films. Mar­vel has proven that a ridicu­lous num­ber of times over by this point, … 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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Marvel Character Highlight #15: Storm

Name: Ororo Munroe Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, Avengers, Fan­tas­tic Four, Lady Lib­er­a­tors, Mor­locks, Hell­fire Club, The Twelve Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Weather-natured sor­cery. Storm is capa­ble of com­plete con­trol over the weather and all aspects deal­ing with the envi­ron­ment within the atmos­phere over a … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on The Strip: The Super family

  Super­man — The Man of Steel him­self is prob­a­bly the best incar­na­tion of the super fam­ily. He was the orig­i­na­tor of the series and thus car­ries the name on when other incar­na­tions drop in and out of the DCCon­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #13: Let’s talk a minute about comic book movie reboots

I am by no means some­one who doesn’t love movies. I do, espe­cially those of the comic book vari­ety. I just have this thing where I can’t stand see­ing a story done a mil­lion times with dif­fer­ent peo­ple and dif­fer­ent … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #10: Just where did Charles Xavier go wrong?

Charles Xavier: For­mer leader of the X-Men, founder of the Xavier Insti­tute for Higher Learn­ing. Morally ambigu­ous leader who mind wipes foes. Yes, Xavier is capa­ble of great things and then there’s that ten­dency for him to get into the … Con­tinue read­ing

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Marvel character highlight #06: Rogue

Name: Anna Marie Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, Broth­er­hood of Evil Mutants Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Absorbs — some­times per­ma­nently — the life force and psy­che of an indi­vid­ual that she touches with skin-to-skin con­tact. With absorp­tion from mutants, Rogue can tem­porar­ily or per­ma­nently use the … Con­tinue read­ing

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Comic property review: “The Spirit”

The Spirit’ lack­ing in focus, exe­cu­tion “The Spirit” Lion­s­gate, 2008 Despite reviews to the con­trary, “The Spirit” isn’t a bad movie. It is a mess in some spots and it requires mul­ti­ple view­ings to fully under­stand what’s going on but, over­all, … Con­tinue read­ing

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Marvel character highlight #05: Colossus

Name: Piotr Niko­laievitch Rasputin Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, Excal­ibur, Acolytes Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Cov­ers his entire body in an organic metal outer shell that ren­ders him imper­vi­ous to most dam­age. While in his trans­formed state, he has super­hu­man strength and endurance. Back­ground: Piotr … Con­tinue read­ing

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