WTF-MEN

As a long time X-Men fan there is a natural tendency to forgive story lines that might have been unfinished or clumsily concluded. Most often it is simply that a new writer is coming on board and the main plot points need to be tied up. Sometimes this can cause confusion or just a general wtfness. This is a list of some story lines and plots that were either confusing, poorly explained or just plain pervy.

 

 


Ahab was originally supposed to be Cable from the future.

I’m actually not related to Cyclops.

Ahab was introduced in the “Days of the Future Present” crossover between the X-Men, X-Factor, The Fantastic Four and the New Mutants. He was responsible for creating the hounds that tracked down mutants for the Sentinels. His first and most useful hound was Rachel summers. On a side wtf, Rachel is Cyclops and Jean’s daughter from an alternate future. Ahab was just a normal time traveler, not an inter-dimensional one. Not sure how it would be explained that he was cable with that plot hurdle.
The plot got as far as an exchange during a fight between cable and Ahab. During the battle, they are face to face when Ahab asks Cable, “What’s the matter? See someone you know?”

This would have led to a strange reality that meant Cable was destined to be a supremely evil bastard who not only helped the Sentinels track and kill mutants but mentally destroyed his sister to force her into helping him do it by making her the first hound.
It worked out for the best that he become Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor’s son, Nathan and getting infected with the techno-organic virus. This lead to Stryfe and baby Nathan being sent to the future. Plus, X-stories are always better when life is kicking Cyclops in the nuts anyway.

 

Wolverine and Sabretooth are not related!!

What resemblance?

Although the original plan was for a papa Sabretooth and Wolvie Jr story line, it just isn’t so. This was an ongoing plot point for a while. It was later disproved  out right with a blood test done by SHIELD  in Wolverine #42 that found there to be no relation whatsoever. In the X-men origins: Wolverine movie, they are supposed to be brothers or half brothers but the film was more or less a big steamer. So the official story is, no relation.

Speaking of big steamers…

 

Ultimate X-Men

Yup, seriously

 

The idea was interesting at first, it was tough for new readers to be  current on 40 or so years of X-history. A reboot would be a nice way to bring people in.

The main problem is that these new stories bled into the movies. Here is where the wtf starts. First…

Juggernaut is not a mutant!!

In the Ultimate series it seemed like just about everyone was in the weapon X program. You had the usual’s like Wolverine and Sabretooth but also Rogue, Jugs and Night crawler at one time or another. Also, the experiments done to Wolverine are what caused the X gene. Yeah, really.

Everyone remembers how hot Rogue was in the green and yellow. So where did this goth chick  also named Rogue come from? Yup, another ultimate “contribution.” Oh and Wolverine is also Cable. wah wah wah

 

Professor X wanted to bang Jean Grey

Run Marvel Girl!!


 

The idea wasn’t abandoned but thank god it wasn’t every entirely explored! In the monologue the Prof has, he says being the leader of the X-Men and being in the wheelchair are what is holding him back from sharing his feelings.  Well its a shame that only those things are holding him back. Good thing her being a  teenager and him being in his 40’s wasn’t one of his hang ups. She couldn’t have been older than 16 or 17 at the time and it was revealed later that he had actually been tutoring her privately for years prior to her joining the X-Men. Pedo… I mean, Prof X didn’t have to worry about Magneto. He should have been on the lookout for Chris Hansen.

 

 

 

There are many other head scratchers so let us know your favorites below!

Sega lands Captain America Video Game contract

Coming in 2011 movie fans will get a shot at the Captain in the latest game from Sega. Captain America: Super Soldier will give players a deviation from the movie storyline to allow for unique experiences and new adventures. Check out the full brief below, Next Level Games is handilng development which should prove to be interesting as their last game was the new Punch-Out on the Wii.

“Videogame players the world over can now become Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Captain America,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA America. “Captain America: Super Soldier puts players in the boots of the ultimate Super-Soldier, wielding Captain America’s legendary shield. Working closely with Marvel ensures we’re delivering the calibre product that gamers and comic fans deserve and it’s a partnership we’re proud of here at SEGA.”

Players will become Captain America as he faces the Red Skull and his army in an epic third- person action adventure set in the darkest days of World War II. Wielding Captain America’s legendary shield, gamers will engage in free-flowing combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra’s mysterious castle and battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies serving the Red Skull. As the First Avenger himself, players must defeat the evil scientist Arnim Zola and his wartime experiments, combining powerful melee combos and shield attacks to devastating effect.

Captain America: Super Soldier combines a highly athletic combat system with fluid platforming and a highly tuned suite of shield attacks, as Cap explores a massive castle turned military installation. His shield can be employed in numerous ways: taking out multiple enemies at once, deflecting incoming fire back at enemies, solving puzzles, and scaling walls. Players will be able to launch shield-first into the fray with the superior force of the world’s first Super-Soldier at their fingertips—and they’ll need every bit of that strength to overcome a castle that’s both an acrobatic playground for the Captain’s physical prowess and a house of mystery with enemies and danger at every turn.

The original story for Captain America: Super Soldier is being penned by noted comic, film, and TV writer Christos Gage. The primary writer for the Marvel’s Avengers: The Initiative series of comics, Gage has written numerous books for major Marvel characters, including Siege: Captain America, Iron Man, X-Men, Spider-Man, Civil War: House of M, and Union Jack.

Gage wrote his original story for Captain America: Super Soldier so that the setting exists within the same world as the upcoming movie of the same name, but he infused the game with immersive twists designed to enhance gameplay with all-new cinematic action sequences.

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*Update: New screens, developer information added (Next Level Games)

Capcom Fight Club hits Chicago on Sept 22

It’s that time again, the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 demo bus is going to Chicago next week for Capcom Fight Club, the first 300 to attend the event will catch a slew of swag while the first 100 will also get a mystery prize of their own for showing up early. For those wondering the build will be based off of the one shown this week at TGS including all the new characters shown.

For those wondering where to go still, check out the information below:

Capcom Fight Club

Wednesday, September 22, 8-11PM

[Google Maps]
437 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

For more information check out Capcom Unity for the latest around the event.

Marvel Vs Capcom 3 – Character Video

There’s one more teaser in store for those wanting some extra gameplay footage of Marvel Vs Capcom 3, a character reel of the current roster through Comic-Con 2010. Check out Super Skrull, Ryu, Dante, Chris, Deadpool, Wolverine and more in action.

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Gamescom – Marvel vs. Capcom 3 videos arrive!

Packing new characters of Viewtiful Joe and Dormammu in the mix, Capcom brings 2 new videos demonstrating the insanity that is MVC3. The semi-3D brawler is on a steady course for a Spring 2011 release packing new faces and a good handful of classics in the next evolution of the franchise. Check out the 2 clips below for some great action.

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Mattel brings their Comic-Con 2010 schedule out

Mattel is a king at Comic-Con, bringing the latest exclusives and creating massive lines and hysteria across the center of the exhibition hall. With collectors and fans crammed together to get the latest creations it is easy to forget that they have other plans for the show.

Here’s a breakdown of the features at the booth.

Thursday – Saturday:

  • The Four Horsemen (Jim Preziosi, Eric “Cornboy” Mayse, Eric Treadaway and Chris Dahlberg) – Famous action figure sculptures making appearances and signing autographs, check times at the booth.
  • WWE Superstars (The Miz, John Morrison, The Bella Twins, Chris Masters, Melina and Kane – Top Talent from Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown will be signing autographs.

Friday:

  • Seth Green and Matthew Senreich – Co-creators of “Robot Chicken” animated television series will be signing autographs
  • Rob Dydek – Professional skateboarder and television star who created Wild Grinders will be signing autographs. (Fri and Sat)

Panels:

Thursday:

  • Mattel and WWE: The Ultimate Tag Team

Friday:

  • Mattel and DC Comics: A Heroic Partnership

Sunday:

  • Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 Season 2 screening and panel

Capcom at Comic-Con 2010

The flood of Comic-Con news doesn’t stop, Capcom has announced their panels and events for Comic-Con 2010 this year. Check out the list direct from the team.

Panels

Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Capcom’s hit zombie action video game is here. Dead Rising 2 Executive Producer, Keiji Inafune and Producer, Shinsaku Ohara, unveil development stories and discuss the upcoming Zombrex Dead Rising Sun motion picture. Followed by a Q&A session.
Thursday July 22 12:00-1:00 Room 25ABC

Capcom 2010 and Beyond!
See the latest trailers and get the inside scoop on all of Capcom’s most highly anticipated games for 2010 and beyond: Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Sengoku Basara, Okamiden, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Ghost Trick, Dead Rising 2, and more. On top of all that, hear details on an exciting new game announcement by Capcom legend Keiji Inafune, the father of Mega Man!
Thursday, July 22 4:45-5:45 Room 6BCF

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

The wait is over! After a decade of demand, Capcom delivers with MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3: Fate of Two Worlds! Learn all you need to know about the characters, levels, storyline, fight moves and combos from Producer, Ryota Niitsuma and Special Advisor Seth Killian of Capcom, along with TQ Jefferson, Director of Games at Marvel Entertainment and Frank Tieri, storywriter for Marvel Comics. Then show off your fighting game skills as we pull audience members for some spontaneous challenge matches to win exclusive MVC3 prizes! Followed by a Q&A session.
Friday, July 23 2:00-3:00pm Room 24ABC

STREET FIGHTER

Super Street Fighter IV Producer, Yoshinori Ono, shares his thoughts on SSFIV and presents his exciting vision for the future of the franchise. Experience why everyone can’t get enough of Street Fighter! Featuring Seth Killian, Street Fighter Special Advisor. Followed by a Q&A session.
Saturday, July 24 12:00-1:00pm Room 25ABC

TOURNAMENTS

Marvel Vs Capcom 3 tournaments will be happening in Capcom’s Fighting Ring Thursday through Saturday at 11am -12:00pm and 3 – 4:00pm, and Sunday 11am-12pm. Signup daily at the Capcom Booth from 9-10:00am

Marvel hates what you hate! Crappy games!

Marvel seems to be tightening up their belt a lot this year, reducing interest in movie adaptations, rebooting existing properties and now taking a step back in the gaming realm by doing QA on the games that arrive to market. The quote from Ira Rubenstein was “Actually, wait … we are not doing crappy movie-based games anymore. You can quote me on that.”

Word is that Marvel has been actively watching over Iron Man 2 for development and hopes to raise the bar to levels like with Wolverine, maybe in less of a movie tie-in capacity but still to that action and damage factor. Iron Man for the consoles and pc ended up being a complete nightmare, having a polished horrible handling title for the 360 and PS3 and a PS2 port for the Wii and PC was a complete nightmare that went completely unexplained especially when it came to packaging.

Hopefully Marvel does turn it around, it would be nice to get Super Hero based games that don’t make me want to throw the disc into a fire pit. If we’ll ever get a dedicated BAMFAS review for one is another story, I think our Marvel fan blood might keep us out of the running for now.

15 years too late for me.

I stumbled across the greatest team up in documented history. Pb and J are blown out of the water by This completely awesome pairing.

Of course I am talking about Hasbro and Marvel.

Anyone born in the 80’s was raised on a steady diet of ghost busters, transformers and GI Joe. Of the three, GI Joe by far had the most action pose potential. Marvel toys were never the most agile of figures. They moved like they had all four limbs in a cast. And then over starched their undies.
For years kids just used the Joes and pretended they were comic heroes.

Hasbro had the GI Joe license and the Marvel line was handled by Toy Biz. Hasbro had the superior play quality and Toy biz had the detail…  but it was like playing with a detailed block of wood.

Action figure collector’s prayers have been answered. Hasbro unveiled it’s Marvel Universe line of figures.

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Go web go!

Look at that maneuverability!

The first wave includes:
*Black Panther
* Bullseye
* Daredevil
* Human Torch
* Translucent Burning Human Torch
* Extremsis Iron Man
* Stealth Iron-Man
* The Punisher V1
* Silver Surfer
* Classic Spider-Man
* Wolverine (X-Force)

Iron-man and snake eyes? Cobra might as well pack it in.
Iron-man and snake eyes? Cobra might as well pack it in.

That is a very nice first wave to start your collection. Finally Iron-Man can take down cobra!