Friday, April 27, 2012

X-Men

As a writer, my A to Z challenge is going to be about books, characters, TV shows and movies that have impacted me somehow. Enjoy! Be sure to check out Lee’s blog to find more bloggers taking on this challenge!
X-Men

I read comics when I was a kid – but mostly the Archie type series. Don’t know why I didn’t do the other kinds because I love all of their stories. So, I’d never heard of X-Men until the movie came out. Loved all the characters and their abilities. And of course having Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen in it was a HUGE added bonus! Such great imagination and yet another story with many layers and many insights into humanity’s character.
Who’s your favourite X-Men character? Did you read comics as a kid?

35 comments:

  1. I wasn't a comic kid, but my brother was.
    Great X post.

    Yvonne.

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  2. lol... my post today is about X-men too! What other characters could work for letter X??? I loved X-Men. Such a great concept!

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  3. LOVED comics!! Yay!! More a DC fan (I mean Supeman killed, Batman hurt badly - yikes!!!!).

    Erm favourite x-men character? Magneto in the films! Take care
    x

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  4. I read a few X-Men, but they were Marvel and I'm a DC guy. (Which was Batman, Green Lantern, Superman, JLA, etc.)

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  5. Yvonne - thanks - comics are so fun!

    PK - that's funny! And you're right - there aren't many X choices!

    Old Kitty - Magneto really is an awesome character!!

    Alex - I liked those as well - so many great comics!

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  6. I'd forgotten I read Archie comics when I was young. I didn't know X-Men started as a comic book series. Didn't see the movie either.
    Karen

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  7. Never read the comics but I did enjoy the music.

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  8. I never read them as a kid, either, but I loved the movies.

    Wolverine all the way!

    Shelley

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  9. LOL - I read Casper the Friendly Ghost comics!

    Love Wolverine.

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  10. The only experience I have with X-Men is begging my mom for a PEZ dispenser with an X-Men character on it when I was a little kid. I just thought the guy looked cool. :)

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  11. totally awesome series. fun to rewatch with my boys. even the prequels!

    tho i love hugh jackman, he's not my fave
    james mcavoy is the man!

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  12. There are so many X-men fans out there! It's awesome!

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  13. I liked comics. I read some of the Xmen but I was more into Spiderman.

    Loved watching the movies, though. Favorites? That's a hard one... Patrick Stewart was great and I like Wolverine and love Storm.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  14. I'm not a huge superhero fan (I know, I know) but if I could, I would be the cool blue lady.

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  15. I watched the cartoons with my kids so I knew who the Xmen were when the movies came out and like my kids, there's no one more interesting than Wolverine.

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  16. Hi Jemi! I read comic books as a kid. Had to share them with a younger brother and two younger sisters. I remember reading comics about Superman, Spiderman, Batman and lots of other action figures.

    In the X-men movies, my favorite character is Wolverine.

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  17. no i didn't follow the xmen but my sons were so all about them--great memories!

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  18. Karen - Archie comics were so much fun! :)

    Clarissa - the movie was really well done - love the characters!

    Shelley - Wolverine is a very, very good choice!

    Diane - Wolverine is great! I remember Casper comics too! I'd forgotten all about those :)

    Shelley S - too funny! They really do have great outfits!

    Tara - they really are fun movies! I haven't seen the First Class movies yet though - I'll have to fix that!

    SL - there are! And there aren't a lot of choices for X... :)

    Sia - they're all so good. Love Storm and Wolverine too!

    Julie - I agree! She's a very cool character!

    Susan - Wolverine has such a history and Jackman does a great job of bringing the character to life!

    Susanne - those are all such great stories! I love comic books!

    Lynn - we get so many great memories from our kids! My interests are much wider because of their interests!

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  19. My brother was always a HUGE comic fan so I kind of learned through Osmosis. His favorite back then was Wolverine. Mine was Kitty Pride. But my favorite movie was the last one. Xmen first class. Excellent!

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  20. Hahahaha I just read PK Hzero's blog.
    I was never into x-men :)

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  21. Lisa - we do pick up the habits of those around us! I have to see First Class still!

    Michelle - love it! It's such a fun series! ::)

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  22. Wow! I just wish I had more time to read comics. Great post!

    Riya

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  23. Wolverine is my favourite. Way cool.

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  24. Lynda - he really is way cool! Jackman does such a good job! :)

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  25. Oddly enough, I've never read an X-Men comic or watched a film...my favorite superhero was Superman with Wonder Woman running a close second.

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  26. Pat - love those 2 as well. Superheroes are so much fun! :)

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  27. I just have to say Wolverine is hot. That's all I have to say on the topic of X-Men. Hot, hot, hot.

    I'm not even sure why I think he's a hotty. Maybe it's the look he gives.

    Rrrrr!

    :D

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  28. Jean - he most definitely is hot! Those eyes are powerful weapons! :)

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  29. I grew up on Archie comics, the Phantom and my older brothers' war comics and their Zane Gray westerns. That's why I'm so well educated, lol.

    Denise

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  30. Denise - I agree! You sure got an eclectic view of the world from those!! :P

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  31. I read comics as a kid, but not X-men. I haven't seen the movies yet, either. I don't know how I could miss them.

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  32. Medeia - they're lots of fun - with all kinds of serious racism messages underneath the fun!

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  33. I didn't read the comics, but the films have been delish. Loved X-Men First Class. James McAvoy - ahhhhhh.

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  34. Leslie - I really have to get the First Class one - I haven't seen it yet :)

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