|Marvel Comic Book Collection: X-Men, Volume 2|
Written by Jason Flick
April 28, 2009
My X-Menapalooza continues on as I venture father into the world of the X-Men with the second installment of the original animated TV series that releases at the same time as the first volume. If you read my previous review then you’ll know that I am a huge fan of the series. Having spent countless hours in front of the TV on a Saturday morning has ingrained those memories in my mind for the rest of my life. So enjoy whilst I review the Marvel Comic Book Collection: X-Men, Volume 2 (2-Disc) DVD set.
This second volume starts off where the previous one left oft and gives us fans 16 more episodes to wrap our overjoyed minds around. Starting this DVD set is the episode “Red Dawn” where three corrupt generals release Omega Red so that they can use him to take back the countries that have fallen out of Mother Russia’s hands. Only Omega Red has other plans.
Among my favorite episodes is entitled “A Rogue’s Tale” where Mystique, Rogue’s foster mother, forces her to relive her old unwanted past and drives her away from the X-Men, Where she is sent into the arms of someone for her past. Can Rogue break free of that which tortures her? This particular episode features the Rogue and Ms. Marvel events from the comics.
But the true gem of Volume 2 is “The Phoenix Saga” which spans across 5 episodes. This is one of the most well known sagas in the X-Men/ Marvel universe. It is even worked it two of the 3 live action X-Men films. For those of you who don’t know about it, the X-Men go to outer space to stop Erik the Red, Events ensue in this five part and Jean Grey is possessed by the Phoenix an ultra power being. It is then up to The X-Men and the help of Phoenix to stop the M'Kraan Crystal from falling in the hands of D’Ken.