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”)
Season Four begins to wind down with a heartwarming Holiday tale and a deeper exploration of Wolverine’s personal issues.
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.
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.
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.
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”)
Season Four stumbles a bit out of the gate but quickly regains its footing in this introductory triple-header.
Season Three ends in a strangely anticlimactic fashion with two decent but somewhat oddly-placed episodes.
Season Three enters its home stretch with two standalone tales focusing on Rogue and Cyclops, respectively.
Magneto returns and finds his leadership role in mutant liberation challenged in this two-part whodunit.
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.
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.”
The “Dark Phoenix Saga” begins with the introduction of Dazzler and “Not the Hellfire Club” to TV.
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.
Things get even weirder with a return trip to the Savage Land where the team battles Sauron and a powerful rock god.
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 almost too much of a coincidence that the studio has released two blockbusters to sharply divided response and then “made good” with the home video release.
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.
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.
Show of hands – who here would have expected The Commish to release an album? Right, neither did we. But it’s pretty damn solid.
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”)
The second season begins to wind down with two quality solo-focused tales and one so-so group effort.
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?
The past catches up with two of the more secretive X-Men in these two standalone tales.
The team goes globe-hopping while Xavier and Magneto travel through the Savage Land in these early Season Two episodes.
Season Two begins with a botched wedding, a powerful new enemy, and the return of a character long thought to be dead.