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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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Top 5 on The Strip: Comic book roles with multiple actors

1. Bat­man The Dark Knight has long been a friend of the big and small screen. Five actors have stepped into the dual role of Bruce Wayne and Bat­man: Adam West in the 1966 tele­vi­sion show, Michael Keaton in 1989’s … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #21: Don’t let outside opinion sway your film loves

Lis­ten, there comes a time in the enter­tain­ment busi­ness that things (i.e. songs, movies, art) will be remade. And we will have to live with it. Just because some­thing is a clas­sic, that doesn’t mean it’s sacred and off lim­its. … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character highlight #19: Captain America (Steve Rogers)

Name: Steve Rogers Affil­i­a­tion: For­merly the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers Unity Divi­sion, Illu­mi­nati, Invaders, U.S. Army, Secret Avengers, Cap­tain Amer­ica Corps, Secret Avengers, New Avengers Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Enhanced speed, agility, reflexes, heal­ing and sta­mina com­pa­ra­ble to a man at the apex … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character highlight #18: Jean Grey/Phoenix

Name: Jean Grey-Summers Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, X-Factor, The Twelve, X-Terminators, Phoenix Corps Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Omega-level telepa­thy; telekine­sis; Phoenix Force, which grants the abil­ity to travel unaided through space; psion­i­cally manip­u­late mat­ter and any form of energy; cre­ate pow­er­ful “cos­mic” fire; res­ur­rect … 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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Strip Talk #18: Days of Future Past isn’t a reality fast enough

  It’s no secret that I favor Mar­vel over DC in the grand scheme of comic book things. I always have: I began watch­ing X-Men: The Ani­mated Series almost as soon as the show began air­ing, and I’m far more … 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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Property review: X-Men: The Last Stand

X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Cen­tury Fox/Marvel Enter­tain­ment, 2006   X-cruciatingly bad x-ecution   We get that the X-Men film prop­er­ties reside in a dif­fer­ent uni­verse than the comic book ver­sion. And we have no prob­lems sus­pend­ing dis­be­lief when asked. But … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3 Colum­bia Pic­tures, 2007 Webcrawler stum­bles a third time Let’s get some­thing straight from the begin­ning: Tobey Maguire, in no way, failed the Spider-Man fran­chise. There’s plenty of blame to go around out­side of the cast of the once-juggernaut film … Con­tinue read­ing

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