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Since we just featured a link to the Spider-Man show, it only makes sense that we cast a spotlight on that second bastion of nostalgia, the X-Men animated series!

Today’s Link:


X-Men: The Animated Series started airing in 1992. This was probably my first introduction to Beast. While I was more impressed with the animation as a kid, it’s still a classic.

There are 5 seasons are available at the link above.

The blog is going to be light on real content for a few days while I continue quadruple-checking all the data before we upload our Marvel database, but I’ll keep featuring these Marvel shows for a little bit.

This way, they’ll all be listed in Uncle Gorby’s Free Stuff Archive (now sorted alphabetically) and be part of the rotation on the sidebar. Enjoy!

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  1. Chris D. wrote on at February 9, 2011 3:40 am:

    YES! This was such a great show when it was on. I remember wondering why there weren’t more animated comic shows like this on TV when I was growing up. I look forward to rewatching it. Thanks for the link :)


  2. Marc wrote on at February 9, 2011 11:23 am:

    People tend to rag on this series a lot today, usually saying something to the effect of “the animation isn’t as good as you remember,” but I started watching it on DVD a while back, and you know what? It was just as good, if not better, than I remember.

    I don’t know if it was just that all the criticism had lowered my expectations, but I was very impressed with the show’s quality, both in terms of its visuals and its writing. Batman: TAS is of course the best superhero TV show to come out of the ’90s, but I think X-Men is a close second.


    Ian replied on February 9th, 2011 at 3:04 pm:

    I’m a little spoiled by Batman, honestly!


  3. Daniel [oeconomist.com] wrote on at February 9, 2011 3:58 pm:

    I’m going to pound my cane on the floor, and declare that the only superhero cartoon animation that I’ve ever seen of which I approve is the Fleischer Superman series. Seriously.

    I want to see jaws that move when mouths open (or, alternately, mouths that stay g_dd_mn’d shut when the jaw doesn’t move). I don’t want femle characters who look as if their faces and bodies were blow-formed in the same mold, and then painted and accessorized to differentiate them. I don’t want to watch anything designed or drawn by someone who thought that anime and manga were remotely approximate to cool. I don’t want characters clumped together so that animators can treat them as a f_cking SPIDER — a single body with multiple limbs.


    Ian replied on February 9th, 2011 at 4:00 pm:


    I’m very much with you on a lot of those criticisms, stuff that irks me now even though it didn’t as a kid. It’s funny though, the animation that I think of that actually handles those things well is often japanese – not your standard kids anime that inspired modern superhero shows, but the weirder and more carefully drawn stuff.

    That and Bill Plympton.


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