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None of My Favorites Have Been Nominated for the X-Men

It’s that time of year again! Time to vote for who we want to join the X-Men. I still love this idea. I also still think that one year of comics is not nearly enough time to really get a roster to gel as a team or as characters. But the novelty of the whole thing is still too good to pass up, so I’m all for it.

Unfortunately, none of the nominees this year are in my pool of favorite X-Characters.

In previous votes, both Strong Guy and Avalanche were in the running — though hardly contenders. That was fun. This time around…I dunno. I think I’d vote for Juggernaut, or maybe Dazzler, even if she’d have to give up being an X-Terminator to join the X-Men.

Honestly, why isn’t anybody writing a Dazzler comic where she forms a mutant rock band and goes on tour? There are so many modern comic book writers eager to tackle Dazzler. We had X-Corp, a comic about the business side of Krakoa. Why not a comic about a mutant rock band on tour?

Anyway, I’m getting off topic. You can vote for the newest member of the X-Men here.

And hopefully next year, the likes of Multiple Man, Mimic, Strong Guy, Toad, Blob, Avalanche, Stacy-X, Cecilia Reyes, Marrow, Maggott or others will run for membership!


Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 1/28/23

We’re back with another solid week of new comics, as we are every week. Was this the best week of new comics ever? No, sadly not. Was it the worst week? Nah. Just a pretty average week. Though this week did see the return of Saga!

Comic Book of the Week goes to X-Terminators #5 for a very enjoyable wrap-up to this excellent series! This is the sort of X-Men ongoing I could get behind.

It’s Jubilee’s time to shine

Meanwhile, I’m probably going to skip Sins of Sinister. I’m just not into crossovers these days anymore. More my loss. I also finally beat Pokemon Violet! I really liked the open world aspect of the new game, but the whole thing wasn’t very fulfilling. Perhaps they’ll do better with the next one. Also, I started watching Lockwood & Co. like I mentioned yesterday, and I’m enjoying it so far!

Comic Reviews: Action Comics #1051, Justice Society of America #2, Saga #61 and X-Terminators #5.

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The Top 6 Most Memorable Elephant Superheroes in Comics

The time has come for another animal-themed superhero list! A recent issue of Nightwing alerted me to the existence of a character that I didn’t know existed, and that prompted me to check all of comics to find six of that example. What character? You’ll have to read the list to find out, but I think it’s safe to say they are elephant-related.

Don’t forget to watch the Mythbusters segment about elephents and mice

Comic book superheroes have always been closely connected to animals. Batman and Spider-Man are two of the most famous and popular superheroes in the world! And nobody cats an eye about their animal-theming. But when we look elsewhere in the animal kingdom, the pickings get a bit slimmer. Why did a bat and a spider get so big? Why are there no prominent lion superheroes? Or cats or dogs? I’ve also looked at bears, pigs, frogs and many more! There’s also sorts of neat animal comic book characters, and now we can add elephants to that list. Who doesn’t love an elephant?

Join me after the jump for the best and brightest elephant-themed superheroes in comics!

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I’m Probably Gonna Have to Buy These Too

There’s a new crossover comic coming out these days between the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s a sequel to their first crossover, which I read and enjoyed. I haven’t read any of the issues yet, because I’ll probably wait and get the trade paperback. That’s how I roll with this sort of thing.

Then the cover for a future issue hit the internet and blew my ’80s/’90s geeky little mind. How did I not see this coming?

The art is by Dan Mora and just look at this beautiful image! The Ninja Turtles get their own Dimension X Power Rangers outfits, but the real draw is the Power Rangers mutated into their dinosaurs! Are you freakin’ kidding me? How cool does this look?!

The worst part is that I just know I’m not gonna be able to resist buying the inevitable action figures. How do I know this? Because I already bought the action figures from the first crossover, with the Turtles morphed as Rangers. I bought them all. Shredder as the Green Ranger. Leo, Donnie, Mikey, Raph and April as the Rangers. Tommy as a Foot Soldier. Jeez louise. It was a time when I had some extra money on hand and I just…spent it on action figure nonsense. Now they’re in a box somewhere in storage, because I wasn’t about to open them and play with them.

So yeah, sigh. When I see action figures of the Power Rangers morphed into mutant dinosaurs, how will I be able to resist?


Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 1/21/23

The weekend is upon us again and that means more comics and more reviews! I’ve got a 3-day weekend, so I’m gonna relax, play video games and hope the world doesn’t end. At least I’ve got the likes of Invincible Iron Man, the Wasp and Power Rangers to keep me company.

Comic book of the Week goes to Nightwing #100 because I’m a suck for emotional scenes between Batman and his Robins. Just tug at my damn heartstrings, why don’tcha?

By all means…

Meanwhile, I’m spending this weekend finally beating Pokemon Violet. I’ve been dragging my feet with this game for no particular reason and I swear to see it through to the end. Then perhaps I’ll pick up Marvel: Midnight Suns. Also, shame to hear about the lay-offs at Comixology. I’m gonna have to juggle where I get my comics from it seems, as I’m sure many will. I hope those employees cruelly cut from Amazon land on their feet.

Comic Reviews: Invincible Iron Man #2, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #104, Nightwing #100 and The Wasp #1.

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