Category: Features

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("The Juggernaut Returns" / "Nightcrawler" / "Weapon X, Lies, and Videotape")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“The Juggernaut Returns” / “Nightcrawler” / “Weapon X, Lies, and Videotape”)

Season Four stumbles a bit out of the gate but quickly regains its footing in this introductory triple-header.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Xavier Remembers" / "A Deal With The Devil")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Xavier Remembers” / “A Deal With The Devil”)

Season Three ends in a strangely anticlimactic fashion with two decent but somewhat oddly-placed episodes.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Love In Vain" / "Secrets. Not Long Buried")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Love In Vain” / “Secrets. Not Long Buried”)

Season Three enters its home stretch with two standalone tales focusing on Rogue and Cyclops, respectively.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Sanctuary, Parts 1 & 2")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Sanctuary, Parts 1 & 2”)

Magneto returns and finds his leadership role in mutant liberation challenged in this two-part whodunit.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Cold Comfort" / "Orphan's End" / "Courage")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Cold Comfort” / “Orphan’s End” / “Courage”)

After wrapping up their biggest story to date, the show closes some major plot threads and introduces some new characters in these three high-quality standalone episodes.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("The Dark Phoenix" / "The Fate Of The Phoenix")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“The Dark Phoenix” / “The Fate Of The Phoenix”)

The show has never been closer and yet so far away from its comic book roots than in the final two parts of “The Dark Phoenix Saga.”

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Dazzled" / "The Inner Circle")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Dazzled” / “The Inner Circle”)

The “Dark Phoenix Saga” begins with the introduction of Dazzler and “Not the Hellfire Club” to TV.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("No Mutant Is An Island" / "Obsession" / "Longshot")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“No Mutant Is An Island” / “Obsession” / “Longshot”)

These three standalone tales feature several allies and threats both old and new as the X-MEN Animated Series gears up for yet another multi-part epic.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Savage Land, Strange Heart Parts 1 & 2")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Savage Land, Strange Heart Parts 1 & 2”)

Things get even weirder with a return trip to the Savage Land where the team battles Sauron and a powerful rock god.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("The Starjammers" / "Child Of Light")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“The Starjammers” / “Child Of Light”)

The Phoenix Saga wraps up in truly epic fashion as the team gains some bizarre new allies and faces D’Ken and the Shi’ar Imperial Guard in a climactic battle over the M’Kraan crystal.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Sacrifice" / "The Dark Shroud" / "Cry Of The Banshee")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Sacrifice” / “The Dark Shroud” / “Cry Of The Banshee”)

The iconic “Phoenix Saga” begins with three action-packed episodes featuring several new characters and a huge change for Jean Grey.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Out Of The Past, Parts 1 & 2")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Out Of The Past, Parts 1 & 2”)

Wolverine encounters another piece of his checkered past and the team has to deal with an otherworldly threat in this shaky two-part opener to Season Three.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Reunion, Parts 1 & 2")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Reunion, Parts 1 & 2”)

Season Two comes full circle in the Savage Land in this two-part finale, guest-starring Ka-Zar and Shanna the She-Devil.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("A Rogue's Tale" / "Beauty and the Beast" / "Mojovision")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“A Rogue’s Tale” / “Beauty and the Beast” / “Mojovision”)

The second season begins to wind down with two quality solo-focused tales and one so-so group effort.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Time Fugitives, Parts 1 & 2")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Time Fugitives, Parts 1 & 2”)

The team deals with not one but two time-traveling vigilantes on separate missions to save their respective futures. Which future will wind up being saved?

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ('Repo Man" / "X-Ternally Yours")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (‘Repo Man” / “X-Ternally Yours”)

The past catches up with two of the more secretive X-Men in these two standalone tales.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Whatever It Takes" / "Red Dawn")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Whatever It Takes” / “Red Dawn”)

The team goes globe-hopping while Xavier and Magneto travel through the Savage Land in these early Season Two episodes.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Til Death Do Us Part, Parts 1 & 2")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Til Death Do Us Part, Parts 1 & 2”)

Season Two begins with a botched wedding, a powerful new enemy, and the return of a character long thought to be dead.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Days Of Future Past Parts 1&2" / "The Final Decision")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Days Of Future Past Parts 1&2” / “The Final Decision”)

The first season of X-MEN ends with an abridged adaptation of one of their best-loved stories and the supposed end to a season-long threat.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("The Cure" / "Come The Apocalypse")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“The Cure” / “Come The Apocalypse”)

Rogue experiences an existential dilemma and the team meets new allies and foes in this thematically interesting two-part tale.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Slave Island" / "The Unstoppable Juggernaut")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Slave Island” / “The Unstoppable Juggernaut”)

The cast of the X-Men’s animated adventures gets a lot more crowded in these two flawed but entertaining installments.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Captive Hearts" / "Cold Vengeance")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Captive Hearts” / “Cold Vengeance”)

These early episodes delve a little deeper into the personal lives of a few team members while introducing threats both old and new.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Enter Magneto" / "Deadly Reunions")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Enter Magneto” / “Deadly Reunions”)

Xavier and Wolverine run into their old nemeses, and the X-Men’s dream of human / mutant cohabitation faces some formidable challenges.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Night Of The Sentinels, Parts 1 & 2")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Night Of The Sentinels, Parts 1 & 2”)

PoP!’s classic TV column returns with a look back at one of the most beloved cartoons of the Nineties. Morph, we hardly knew you.

Can Ring of Honor Afford to Stagnate in the Ever Changing Wrestling Landscape?

Can Ring of Honor Afford to Stagnate in the Ever Changing Wrestling Landscape?

Ring of Honor is beginning to stagnate in terms of their booking and with the wrestling world moving faster than ever, that could lead to disaster for the company.

Superhero Movies Should Stop Destroying Any More Cities For A While

Superhero Movies Should Stop Destroying Any More Cities For A While

Citywide destruction has become both cliched and problematic in superhero movies, and the makers of these films need to come up with more creative ways to render their climactic battles on the big screen.

Where Are the Wrestlers from ROH's 100th Show Now?

Where Are the Wrestlers from ROH’s 100th Show Now?

It’s been 10 years since ROH’s 100th Show and today we’re taking a look at every wrestler on that show to see where they have ended up after a decade has passed. Who went on to great things on this star-studded show?

The PoP! Top 10 Wrestling Matches of 2015

The PoP! Top 10 Wrestling Matches of 2015

2015 has come and gone and Kelly Harrass is here with his list of the 10 best wrestling matches of the year. Did your favorite make the list? Find out inside!

PoP!'s 2015 Year in Review

PoP!’s 2015 Year in Review

The PoP! crew takes a look back at the comics, movies, TV, toys, Japan sh*t, wrestling, video games, and more that were given to us by 2015. It’s been a long year and we’ve got some #HOTTAKES.

Wrestle Kingdom 10 Preview: Okada vs. Tanahashi

Wrestle Kingdom 10 Preview: Okada vs. Tanahashi

Two of the biggest names in Japanese wrestling clash on January 4th at Wrestle Kingdom 10, one year to the day since the last time they met. This preview gives you a look at the past year for both Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Op/Ed: I’m Not Mad, Daredevil, I’m Disappointed

Op/Ed: I’m Not Mad, Daredevil, I’m Disappointed

Like all of the Marvel comics, Daredevil got a new number one issue, but there’s something about this one that make it more disappointing than the rest. How does the Netflix series play into this? Click the link to find out.

Roman Reigns Didn’t Screw WWE, WWE Screwed WWE

Roman Reigns Didn’t Screw WWE, WWE Screwed WWE

WWE’s ratings are tanking and with Roman Reigns being the guy that the company is pushing, many people want to blame him for it. If there’s anyone to blame for Reign’s tepid reaction from fans, I think it’s the WWE.

ABC's THE MUPPETS Isn't Bad, But It's Likely Doomed To Fail

ABC’s THE MUPPETS Isn’t Bad, But It’s Likely Doomed To Fail

The newest TV show starring America’s favorite felt beings had a strong debut, but its format and style does not bode very well for its future.

Op/Ed: Sometimes a Comic Just Isn’t For You

Op/Ed: Sometimes a Comic Just Isn’t For You

In a world with so many comics coming out every month there are bound to be some bad ones. But have you ever stopped to think that maybe the comic you didn’t like just wasn’t made with you in mind?

Op/Ed: Pro Wrestling in 2015 - Who’s Working Who?

Op/Ed: Pro Wrestling in 2015 – Who’s Working Who?

The lines drawn between who should be hated and loved in pro wrestling have been redrawn for various reasons. Welcome to the Bizarro world of WWE in 2015.