The Essential Uncanny X-Men: Vol. 1, featuring Stan Lee & Jack Kirby (Marvel Comics)

You have to know what you want when you’re ordering an X-Men omnibus collection. This “Essential” volume collects the first twenty-four issues of The X-Men, which didn’t become Uncanny until issue #95, after a five-year hiatus between 1970 and ’75, when no new X-Men stories were published. The “Essential” volume that contains issue #95 is […]

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Legion: Season 3 — a review

Are you in the mood for something different? Well, this series definitely fits that bill. I finished the third (and final) season of Legion in much the same frame of mind as the first two: mesmerized with the imagery and mind-blowing effects; dazzled by the unconventional storytelling that seemingly breaks all of the rules; impressed […]

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Logan — a movie review

This is a review for the 2017 Wolverine movie directed by James Mangold. There’s another Logan, released in 2010, that’s apparently a Christian action/comedy. I’m sure it is a perfectly good film, but it doesn’t have Hugh Jackman or Patrick Stewart in it. Mangold also directed The Wolverine, a movie I haven’t watched yet, as […]

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Legion: a preemptive review

SPOILERS AHEAD. STOP READING NOW IF YOU PLAN TO EVER WATCH THE FX TELEVISION SHOW ‘LEGION.’ YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Truth is, I’m not sure if there are any genuine spoilers in this piece, because I just watched the first episode of LEGION and I’m still not sure what’s going on. And I like it. […]

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