Having grown up on the adventures of the X-Men, I found this next bit of news to be some exciting stuff. According to what I’ve read there are some big things coming in the title and let’s not forget that Disney now has the rights back to the license so we are eventually going to get some films that bring this all together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. By now you probably are aware of the final 20th Century Fox X-Men feature with “Dark Phoenix” that opens up in a couple of weeks. Click the highlighted text if you’d like to check out our Final Trailer post for that one. Now let’s get onto this cool Marvel news.
The Press Release:
With only two months until the highly-anticipated series HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X usher in a new era for the X-Men, fans can learn more about the seminal moments that shaped X-Men history with a brand-new documentary short series, X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS, available on Marvel.com and Marvel social channels.
Starting today through the end of May, Marvel will release the four-episode series online to celebrate the X-Men series that changed the Marvel Universe forever: Giant-Size X-Men, 1991’s X-Men #1, Age of Apocalypse, and New X-Men. Sponsored by this summer’s blockbuster HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X series, these new retrospectives will take both longtime and new X-Men fans back to some of the greatest moments in the Marvel Universe, setting the scene for the most important story in the history of mutantkind.
Each of these shorts will feature voices from Marvel’s past and present – including legendary creators like Adam Kubert, Chris Claremont, Larry Hama, Jonathan Hickman, Al Ewing and more – as they look back and share their thoughts (and inside looks) into the most influential moments that redefined and reignited the X-Men, leading to bold new directions that drew in generations of fans around the world.
X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Series Release Schedule:
• 5/20 – “X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS” Episode 1: Giant-Size X-Men (1975)
• 5/22 – “X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS” Episode 2: X-Men #1 (1991)
• 6/3 – “X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS” Episode 3: Age of Apocalypse (1995)
• 6/10 – “X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS” Episode 4: New X-Men (2001)
• 6/17 – “X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS” Episode 5: Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men (2019)
HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X – written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Marvel’s Young Gun Pepe Larraz, R.B. Silva, and colorist Marte Gracia – will build from every major X-Men milestone since 1963 up through the current X-Men series and storylines fans know and love, including some of Marvel’s most iconic characters from over the decades. The next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men begins this July!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: At the time of this posting, I’ve only been sent the embed code for the first mini-documentary but don’t you worry. As the others come to light I will add them to this post because it’s easier to do it like this and it’s the same fashion in which I do my big screen movie TV Spots since it gives you the whole enchilada in one place. I watched the first clip with interest and I think fans will enjoy it as well. According to the rundown up above I will be adding to this in the coming days so please stay tuned. When I get them so will you. See you next time and if you have a little surplus cash you might want to peruse a few of the X-Men collected editions that I have embedded for you down below care of Amazon.com
Official Website: http://www.marvel.com