90’s X-Men Cartoon Hits DVD Tomorrow!

After a long wait, X-Fans can finally pick up Volumes 1 & 2 of this classic cartoon of the 90’s on DVD tomorrow!

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Aside from grabbing a few stray issues of various X-Men titles as a lad, my real initiation into Marvel’s menagerie of mutants was this animated series. Despite having to tone down the violence for young children (sorry Wolverine), it remains to this day one of the most faithful animated adaptations of any comic series. Debuting October 31st, 1992 and continuing to run for 5 years, writers worked in such classic X-Men tales as Days of Future Past and The Dark Phoenix Saga, among others. They also managed to stay true to the series’ themes of bigotry and social injustice, fairly groundbreaking stuff for a Saturday morning children’s cartoon! It made X-Men a household name, paving the way for the breakout hit feature film in 2000. Not to mention it had one kick ass theme song which I still hear in my head to this day when I think of the X-Men!

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