I nearly lost my head earlier this week when Marvel announced the Secret Wars tie-in title X-Men ’92. Not much info has been given except the title and a teaser:
X-MEN ’92 #1
Chris Sims & Chad Bowers (w), Scott Koblish (a)
Cover by PEPE LARRAZ
- Everyone’s favorite version of the X-Men from the ’90s is back!
- When Baron Kelly charges the Clear Mountain Project and it’s mysterious new director with “mutant rehabilitation,” it’s up to the X-Men to investigate!
- PLUS: Free Range Sentinels?!?
Fox’s 1992 X-Men was my introduction to the world of superheroes. I had been vaguely aware of Superman and Batman but as an eight-year-old (yes, that means I’m 30 now) that show opened my mind to the world of comic book heroes. I’ve seen literally every episode of that show.
The show itself was not without its flaws. I never really bought the whole Jubilee thing; to be honest I wasn’t a fan of the child-warrior type of X-Men and I prefer the stories that focus on the now adult characters. Which X-Men was, mainly; apart from the roughly 16-year-old Jubilee all of the other characters were adults.
The 1992 series had everything you would want from a animated version of X-Men: Gambit, Centinels, Magneto, Days of Future Past, Mr. Sinister and finally, my favorite ultimate evil: Apocalypse. I can’t get out of my head how perfect the voice actor for Apocalypse was (and Wolverine). Although there were a few bad things about the show, the Hellfire Club episode, and the last season was basically phoned in by the new production company. All in all it’s a treasured childhood who that turned me into the adult nerd I am today.
I’m not sure what to expect from X-Men ’92. Obviously the character design is based off of the show, and I’m assuming it will be a continuation of where the series ended in 1997. When the show ended Professor Xavier was flying off to the Shi’Ar Empire with Lilandra to cure a life threatening disease. Magneto had been on the verge of launching an attack on the world with his mutant army. Not really a cliffhanger as Magneto appears to repent his ways when he learns of Professor X’s ailment. The series ended on a high note but with a few cliffhangers that I’m hoping will be explored in this new series, namely: