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Animated series centering on the X-men after the school was attacked by an unknown force and Professor X vanishes. Wolverine tries to bring the X-Men back together to find out what happened. Eventually they find Professor X in a comatose state. But he contacts them from the future where he awakes. And they have deal with new challenges.Written by
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Being a fully grown "adult" in my mid 20's who still reads comics and watches cartoons, naturally i nearly wet my pants with excitement after hearing of a new animated X-men show and after watching the trailer on "YouTube" I knew I was going to be in for something special.
I've just finished watching season one on DVD with each episode in close proximity intervals and I've got to say that the show is extremely addictive and the episodes flow really smoothly from one to the other.
There is a great storyline which pretty much starts in episode one and continues throughout the series with only a few "filler" type episodes (which are also very entertaining). The animation is top notch for an American cartoon series (I'm into Anime) and the voice casting and acting is spot-on! The legendary Steve Blum (voice of "Spike" in "Cowboy Bebop) reprises his role as "Wolverine" which is also great seeing as he's pretty much the "Kevin Conroy" of Marvel and Wolverine!
I believe that this series is more aimed at individuals already familiar with the "X-universe" and features many mutants never before seen in any previous animated "X-men" series. The overall tone is also "grittier" than you average cartoon series and is low on "cheese" (thankfully) with a lot of themes more aimed at teenagers and young adults as apposed to young children. That being said, the kids will still love this show as there is enough action and eye-candy to keep their short attention spans occupied outside of a story which may be a little complex for some.
Although i've been a long-time comic enthusiast and fan of the "X-men" mythos I wasn't a huge fan of the last animated X-men series "Evolutions" and thought that the early 90's series was far superior in every aspect.
However, I now have a new favourite "X-toon" and it's called "Wolverine and the X-men" and yes it is better than the early 90's cartoon series but only just ; )
Bring on "The Age of Apocalypes"!!!!
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