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In which, Andrew, Tracy, and the Dude take on X-men: Apocalypse. In this episode, we revisit Dude’s mildly disturbing affinity for Michael Fassbender, discover that Tracy fixates on strange details in movies, and that Andrew once again pulls oddly specific and not-so-oddly relevant minutia from the depths of his brain on demand.
Who doesn’t love the mutant filled soap opera that is X-Men? Of course, as with most soaps, the inevitable question of who is best and greatest is bound to pop up. With some many different titles and teams over the years, there are hundreds of different characters to choose from. These are my top 10. I’ll give you a hint, nobody on this list says “Bub” (That means no Wolverine).
I love the X-Men. More than any other group of comics, X-titles make up the largest percentage of my personal collection and my weekly pull. Thanks to the 90’s cartoon, they were some of the first superheroes I ever encountered. I have read a lot of classic Uncanny X-Men issues over the years, and have been forced to make one, inescapable conclusion. Chris Claremont must be a horrible human being.
Don’t let that smile fool you, it’s all his fault.
Happy Pi day everyone!
We start off with some interesting news from Diamond. The comic book distributor has been sending out secret shoppers to determine if stores who participate in their day-early delivery program are sticking to the programs rules. Diamond announced that they found fifty cases where stores were not abiding by the rules, although they were not specific about the store names or the circumstances under which the comics were sold. These numbers also mesh with Diamond’s numbers from 2011 that say that 98% of retailers are abiding by program rules.
While I am not a fan of Diamond’s near monopoly on comic distribution, I do like this program and I am glad to see that most people are playing nice so that we can all benefit.
Next up, we have a Kickstarter for your consideration. A Druid’s Duel is a turn based strategy game that reminds me a lot of Final Fantasy Tactics, which is one of my all time favorite games. Unlike Tactics however, this seems to be a much simpler game, and there is no crazy story to follow. The graphic are pretty straight forward, but clean and attractive. Best of all there is a demo that you can download for Mac or PC.
A bit like this, but much simplified and streamlined.
I’m looking forward to giving this one a try when I’ve got some free time.
Now a couple of good deals for you. First up is a Pi day special from Comixology. They’re offering discounts on several Image titles, today only. Second is a complete Jack Kirby and Joe Simon horror comic, available for free on Comics Alliance.
Finally, today is Follow Friday and with that in mind we’ve got a brief history of one of the all-time great X-Men, Jean Grey, brought to us by The Brotherhood of Evil Geeks (appropriately named for such an article). This post sums up Jean pretty good, without going into too much detail. They also focus on just Jean here, because they have a separate post on Phoenix.
I’ve always wanted to see her get some Canadian lovin’… if you know what I mean.