1 November 2012 10:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

There are a handful of animations that defined the childhood of many fanboys in the 90s. Spider-Man. Animaniacs. Darkwing Duck. All great, and for me, it doesn’t get better than Batman The Animated Series. But if there was ever a superhero cartoon to rival that show, it was X-Men. The Fox series propelled the Marvel mutants into the mainstream, and probably remains the first exposure of these great characters for most people, even inspiring many to take a look at the comic books they came from. I’ve sifted through it all, from season 1’s cool finale “Final Decision”, (Wolverine rips into a cave full of Sentinels in complete darkness) to the Quicksilver/Scarlet Witch-centric “Family Ties”. It’s confounding to think about all the mutant cameos and side-stories they’ve presented along the way- Like the entirely flashback-based origin of Nathaniel Essex, a.k.a. Mr. Sinister. I »

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