Re: [mythsoc] X-Men
- Matthew wrote:
>No, your friend is not correct. Charles Xavier actually was an athlete inhigh
>school and was wheel-chair ridden during a battle with an alien being namedextremely
>(IIRC: it's been quite a few years) Lucifer. This was detailed in an
>early issue of Uncanny X-Men (somewhere around the dozen mark, but I can'tNo. 9, guest-starring the Avengers -- speaking of old-time readers! I
started to read X-Men with no. 8, original series, back in the good old
twelve-cent days -- and I remember ten-cent comics too. Gave it up a few
years later, missing the Kirby art, then came back in during the
Claremont-Byrne heyday, kept reading for a while after that, but stopped
when (a) Claremont's endless subplots got to be too much for me, and (b) I
tallied up what I was spending on comics per year.
Of course, remembering that Xavier lost the use of his legs due to Lucifer
(that was indeed his name) as told in no. 9 of the original series may not
be the same as knowing what Xavier's history is at present, given the
revisionism that goes on in comics!
>As to picking up the X-Men story line, forget it. It's been going for c400include.
>issues and from what I've heard (haven't seen the movie yet), the movie is
>faithful to the 'feel' of the comic, but it picks and chooses what to
>And as anyone who has read a single series for more than 5 years,'continuity'
>is a bit of a loose term.What I said. The movie does a pretty good job, all things considered.
>From: "Diane Joy Baker" <dianejoy@...>As Matt said, he's wrong. He actually even got out of the chair some time
>I saw X-Men again yesterday, and noticed many scenes that are quite subtle:
>Wolverine's fragmented memories on the millitary experiments for example. I
>wondered if Xavier got into the wheelchair by accident; a friend told me
>that he was born that way: physical disadvantage, but very mentally
>powerful. As a veteran X Man fan, is he correct?
in the 1980s or early 1990s, thanks to Shi'ar (or however you spell it --
aliens who are descended from birds and whose queen has the hots for Xavier)
technology. Then a fresh squeezing by the Shadow King put him back in it.
Is there any way I can
>catch up on the origins of the characters, including the villans?Your best bet is to try a web site. Marvel comics certainly has one, and
>Mystique's history would be very interesting, I'd think.
there's probably zillions of fan ones as well. I don't believe we've been
told much of Mystique's background. (And, BTW, she is in recent issues of
the comics.) They did reveal a couple of years ago that she is the mother
>I'll say that Wolverine is quite "buff" as they say, and "easy on the eyes."I don't remember if they came out and confirmed it, but it looks like he is,
>Of course, the men have Mystique. (Neat effects.) Rumor hath it that
>Wolverine's father may be Sabertooth. Any truth? ---djb.
the way they've handled it.
Evidently Jean Gray is a doctor in the movie? That's certainly a change
from the comic! She's one of my favorite characters, and from what I've
read, the movie apparently doesn't do her justice.