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Marvel X-Men Volume 2 (2-Disc)
‘X-Men’ V2: Mutastic saga
Volume 2 of the two-volume DVD set of the 1990s cartoon series “X-Men” picks up where Volume 1, about which I wrote last week, left off. The main difference is that Volume 2 focuses more than Volume 1 on the stories of the early days of the superhero mutants who star in the show.
Many of these early-days stories focus on the origins of the mutant powers of these characters. The surprising story of Rogue, who absorbs the abilities of other mutants by touching them, is one of the more interesting “origin” tales.
Volume 2 additionally has more of a saga feel to it than Volume 1. X-Men leader Professor X spends 10 of the 17 episodes stranded in the prehistoric-like Savage Land stripped of his highly developed telepathic ability. This volume ended with the five-episode deep space odyssey “The Phoenix Saga.”
The Volume 2 episode “Mojovision” is the most bizarre one of both volumes and tries the hardest to be humorous. It involves a Stephen J. Cannell type producer of very popular low-quality action programs pulling the X-Men into his dimension and forcing them into dangerous situations that are depicted as television programs. I enjoyed the references in this episode of this far-fetched cartoon series to television not being real.
These episodes also solidified my belief that the humans who regularly attacked the mutants because of their oddities were incredibly stupid. The humans simply did not provide much of a challenge for the much faster, stronger, and more powerful mutants.
On a personal note, spending the past two Saturday mornings eating the sugary cereal Apple Jacks while watching these action-packed and mostly well-produced cartoons was a nice nostalgic treat.
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