So Kalinara found out from Blog@Newsarama about the upcoming Wolverine and the X-Men cartoon series.
Now I've been tracking the Wikipedia page about this out of morbid curiosity for some time now and let me tell you, I've mostly just been intrigued at the thought of somebody animating Emma Frost as an honest-to-God part of the X-Men. While I also liked the adult Nightcrawler who was in the promo pic (that has mysteriously vanished from said page), Emma Frost has always been one of my favorite characters and I'm excited about any media portrayal of her. Well, except for that Generation X TV-Movie. That hurt my soul.
Now, there's a lot of reasons to be tetchy and disinterested in this series, I admit. Wolverine? Kinda overexposed - to the point where people groan profanities on sight. I still think the new X-Force title is going to be nothing but unintentional satire. And teen villain Rogue? Double blecch. I like her as an adult heroine with pathos, thank you (even though Anna Paquin is always awesome).
And God help you if your fandom doesn't care for the X-Men films, Evolution or possibly even the Ultimate 'verse. The thought of a group of X-Men sans Jean and Professor X but with teen Iceman might not be your cup of tea. I, for one, am even more excited because this means that Emma Frost is now the only telepath left. God, if only this series was Emma Frost & The X-Men. Just imagine the possibilities! They could have made it just as grim and gritty as if Captain AngstClaws was in charge, only much more droll (or so I like to think).
Of course, I'm just speculating on one trailer and one rapidly mutating Wikipedia page, so I should probably shut my geeky mouth while I'm ahead.
Also, I'm a total hypocrite when it comes to the whole "Wolverine is overexposed BLAH" bandwagon . . . because I'm seriously looking forward to Logan by Brian "The K. stands for Kick-Ass writer" Vaughan and Eduardo "I was born to draw Wolverine" Risso.
There's maybe five writers and artists who could make me pick up a Wolverine title and these guys are in the top five. Vaughan's seriously the first writer since Whedon and Rucka to make me want to see what happens to Wolverine (I always thought Rucka's run on Wolverine was underrated, if just for the beautiful Darick Robertson art). Ever since seeing Risso's work for the first time in 100 Bullets, I've wanted to see his take on certain established Marvel Characters, with Wolverine at the top of that list.
But back to the topic at hand - Wolverine & The X-Men? I'm going to watch and see - if just for Emma Frost.
How about all of you?
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