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It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Old Soldiers" / "Hidden Agendas")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Old Soldiers” / “Hidden Agendas”)

The final season begins to wind down with a cool flashback tale and the introduction of a key New Mutant.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Jubilee's Fairytale Theater" / "The Fifth Horseman")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Jubilee’s Fairytale Theater” / “The Fifth Horseman”)

Season Five rolls on with an amusing break from the norm and yet another return of an old foe.

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

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

The final two-part storyline of the series puts much-needed emphasis on one of the show’s most criminally underutilized X-Men.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("The Phalanx Covenant, Part 1 & 2")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“The Phalanx Covenant, Part 1 & 2”)

The fifth and final season begins with a thrilling two-parter in which Beast teams with the alien being known as Warlock to prevent the takeover of Earth by a hostile intergalactic threat.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Family Ties" / "Bloodlines")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Family Ties” / “Bloodlines”)

Two unconventional family reunions bring the emotionally-impactful fourth season to a close.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas" / "Lotus and Steel")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas” / “Lotus and Steel”)

Season Four begins to wind down with a heartwarming Holiday tale and a deeper exploration of Wolverine’s personal issues.

It's New To Me - X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ("Beyond Good and Evil, Parts 3 & 4")

It’s New To Me – X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (“Beyond Good and Evil, Parts 3 & 4”)

The X-Men’s latest time-travel tale ends in appropriately epic fashion as Apocalypse makes his (hopefully) last stand against his foes from numerous eras.

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

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

Because the show can’t get enough of time travel, here’s another timey-wimey multi part adventure featuring all the X-Men’s top baddies. Seriously, guys, there are other aspects of this universe to explore.

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

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

The X-Men Animated Series turn one of the more terrifying stories of the Claremont / Byrne era into an examination of a broken family, with somewhat mixed results.

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

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

Bishop and Nimrod return to duke it out in the past in order to affect the future as the X-Men go time traveling once again.

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.