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Beast
01-24-2009, 04:53 PM
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has fond memories of the 90's toon. Our resident Jubilee fan especially is likely a huge fan. It's been one of the top requested cartoons to be released on DVD for ages. And it's finally coming. According to TV Shows On DVD, 2 2-Disc Volumes of the 90's X-Men Animated Series are coming this way on April 28th from Disney! It'a about time, and hopefully unlike Gargoyles we'll see the full series released. Here's the link to the full news and the early, subject to change, art. Can't wait!! :D

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/X-Men-Volumes-Announced/11203

Since each one is a 2-Disc set, they're probably basically doing the same thing the UK releases did. Which means each volume is probably one season. Since in the UK the show got released last year in 1-Disc sets with half a season each. Here's how they broke 'em down over there.

http://www.libent.com/index.php?id=93,665,0,0,1,0&highlight=X-Men
http://www.libent.com/index.php?id=93,666,0,0,1,0&highlight=X-Men
http://www.libent.com/index.php?id=93,667,0,0,1,0&highlight=X-Men
http://www.libent.com/index.php?id=93,668,0,0,1,0&highlight=X-Men

Beast
01-24-2009, 05:43 PM
With the "Marvel Comic Book Collection" banner across the top, hopefully we'll see some of the other shows. Especially the 90's Spider-Man toon. Especially since there's a pair of crossover episode between Spidey and X-Men in one of the seasons. The 2-Parter was released in Canada recently.

Storm: Power of lighting, strike again!
Spider-Man: Uh... power of webshooters, get real sticky!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Spider-Man-The-Mutant-Agenda/9354

El Chuxter
01-24-2009, 08:35 PM
I would've snatched that up a few years ago. But they've been airing it on Toon Disney and, ugh, it did not age well. At all. Especially after Evolutions and Wolverine & The X-Men, it seems especially clunky.

Maybe if it's marked down....

Beast
01-24-2009, 10:41 PM
I would've snatched that up a few years ago. But they've been airing it on Toon Disney and, ugh, it did not age well. At all. Especially after Evolutions and Wolverine & The X-Men, it seems especially clunky.

Maybe if it's marked down....
Blasphemy!

JediTricks
01-27-2009, 11:02 PM
No, I gotta agree with Chux, they're just a little out of time now, they didn't age all that well the last 5 years or so. The animation lost its luster and the storytelling has pacing issues. Still, it was great fun, and I loved that Spidey series. I just don't think it's possible to go back to it.

El Chuxter
01-28-2009, 01:16 PM
Even as a kid--err, younger adult--I hated the Spidey show. It was too many long-winded stories with too many guest stars.

"This week: Spider-Man faces the Kingpin, Red Skull, Sabretooth, Dr Doom, Hobgoblin, J Jonah Jameson, and Lex Luthor. Good thing he has some help from special guests Punisher, Daredevil, the X-Men, Ghost Rider, Blade, and Arsenio Hall! Part four of eighteen."

LTBasker
01-28-2009, 01:28 PM
I loved both the X-Men and Spider-Man series when I was younger, it was awesome having Batman, X-Men and Spidey all on one channel to enjoy. But, nowadays, B:TAS is the only I can tolerate (and with great love) out of the three. Spider-Man's editting (I dunno if it's made worse by Disney?) gives me a headache after 5 minutes now, X-Men's not as bad but still requires small doses. Unfortunately, if you only watch it occasionally then you're completely lost.

El Chuxter
01-28-2009, 04:44 PM
Still, neither compares in badness to Hulk, Fantastic Four, or Iron Man.

Iron Man: in which a man with a powerful mullet builds a suit of armor to defend... his mullet! Oh, and Mandarin's green, for some reason.

Hulk: Who knew the Hulk could ever be the subject of such a bad TV show? This was embarrassing. At least Iron Man had a track record of being dull before last year's movie.

Fantastic Four: Don't take this personally, Malakite, if you're reading, but I'd rather sit through a marathon of every Power Rangers toon ever made before watching five minutes of this crap again. The ridiculous "Stan Lee interludes" got tiring in the first two minutes. I couldn't give it more than five.

Beast
02-10-2009, 12:04 AM
Good news. We've got the episode list for the first two volumes!
The episodes are in order, but it's not exactly complete seasons.

Vol. 1 is Episode 1 - 16 (Season 1 + 3 Episodes from Season 2)
Vol. 2 is Episode 17 - 33 (Season 2 Cont. + 7 Episodes from Season 3)

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has passed along the following official details about the upcoming X-Men: Volume One and X-Men: Volume Two DVD releases. The details are posted below.

Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Story: Experience the classic Marvel® legacy as the X-Men animated series finally explodes onto DVD for the first time. Featuring stories adapted directly from the original comic books, this collection is a piece of Marvel history and a must-have for every X-Men fan.

Discover the origins of your favorite characters and uncover the secrets of Magneto and more of the world’s most diabolical villains in X-Men: Volume 1. Relive 32 episodes of the series, from the 2-part “Night of The Sentinels” through the 5-part amazing epic “Phoenix Saga,” in this must-have collection!

Episode Guide:

VOLUME 1

Disc 1
Night of the Sentinels (Part 1)
Night of the Sentinels (Part 2)
Enter Magneto
Deadly Reunions
Captive Hearts
Cold Vengeance
Slave Island
The Unstoppable Juggernaut

Disc 2
The Cure
Come The Apocalypse
Days Of Future Past (Part 1)
Days Of Future Past (Part 2)
The Final Decision
Till Death Do Us Part (Part 1)
Till Death Do Us Part (Part 2)
Whatever It Takes

VOLUME 2

Disc 1
Red Dawn
Repo Man
X-Ternally Yours
Time Fugitives (Part 1)
Time Fugitives (Part 2)
A Rogue's Tale
Beauty & The Beast
Mojo Vision

Disc 2
Reunion (Part 1)
Reunion (Part 2)
Out of the Past (Part 1)
Out of the Past (Part 2)
The Phoenix Saga (Part 1): Sacrifice
The Phoenix Saga (Part 2): The Dark Shroud
The Phoenix Saga (Part 3): Cry of the Banshee
The Phoenix Saga (Part 4): The Starjammers
The Phoenix Saga (Part 5): Child of Light

VOLUME 1 STREET DATE: April 28, 2009
Direct prebook: March 3, 2009
Suggested retail price: $23.99 US; $29.99 Canadian
Rated: ‘TV-Y7-FV’
Run time: Approximately 368 minutes
DVD aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Language: French and Spanish

VOLUME 2 STREET DATE: April 28, 2009
Direct prebook: March 3, 2009
Suggested retail price: $23.99 US; $29.99 Canadian
Rated: ‘TV-Y7-FV’
Run time: Approximately 391 minutes
DVD aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Language: French and Spanish

Beast
02-10-2009, 12:04 AM
Link to Wiki with the Episode Rundown. Looks good so far.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_X-Men_episodes

Means that 3 more volumes and we'll have the entire series. :D

Vol. 3 will probably be Episode 34-49. (16 Episodes. But Logical Cut-Off)
Vol. 4 will probably be Episode 50-62. (13 Episodes. But Logical Cut-Off)
Vol. 5 will probably be Episode 63-76. (14 Episodes. Wraps up the series.)

I guess they may pad out the shorter volume with the Spider-Man crossover.

Jayspawn
03-04-2009, 02:00 AM
See this is hard for me. I LOVED the 90's X-Men. I watched the cartoon and re-enacted their adventures with all the action figures. I had all of them including the hard to get ones like Morph.

Looking back, I dont think its aged that well either and that makes me feel bad somehow. However, 90's cartoon Wolverine and Hugh Jackman are the ideal Wolverines to me now.

Rogue and Storm has such big hair.

Beast
04-26-2009, 01:57 PM
Heads up. The first two volumes come out Tuesday, Best Buy has 2 for $35.

Also... Looks like Volume 3 is being worked on. David Nakayama who did the art for Vol. 1 and 2 posted the following inked art titled 'X-Men Vol. 3' up just the other day. Hopefully we hear something soon.

He also posted that he's currently working on Vol. 4 art.
So maybe we'll get two more volumes when X-Men Origins: Wolverine hits DVD/BLU-Ray.

El Chuxter
04-26-2009, 02:13 PM
If they're going for that style, why not give Andrew Wildman the work, since he did a long run on the comic adaptation of the series and has a very similar style?

Just saying, is all....

Beast
04-26-2009, 02:29 PM
If they're going for that style, why not give Andrew Wildman the work, since he did a long run on the comic adaptation of the series and has a very similar style?

Just saying, is all....
Eh. I like David Nakayama's work.

He did some fantastic work with Chris Claremont in Big Hero 6.

El Chuxter
04-26-2009, 03:19 PM
I didn't mean anything against Nakayama. Just that Wildman's style is similar, and he has a close connection to the series. And he gives part of his proceeds to his children's charity, which is good PR.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
04-29-2009, 01:23 PM
If any has a full scan of volume 1 DVD art, please send it my way. Thank you. :)

Beast
04-29-2009, 02:49 PM
If any has a full scan of volume 1 DVD art, please send it my way. Thank you. :)
Here's the link to the artist's deviantArt pages with the the full size artworks.

http://david-nakayama.deviantart.com/
http://david-nakayama.deviantart.com/art/X-MEN-Animated-Vol-1-Box-Art-111233217
http://david-nakayama.deviantart.com/art/X-MEN-Animated-Vol-2-Box-Art-115541520

http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs41/f/2009/033/5/7/X_MEN_Animated_Vol_1_Box_Art_by_david_nakayama.jpg
http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs45/f/2009/085/6/5/X_MEN_Animated_Vol_2_Box_Art_by_david_nakayama.jpg

Jedi_Master_Guyute
04-29-2009, 03:51 PM
Here's the link to the artist's deviantArt pages with the the full size artworks.

http://david-nakayama.deviantart.com/
http://david-nakayama.deviantart.com/art/X-MEN-Animated-Vol-1-Box-Art-111233217
http://david-nakayama.deviantart.com/art/X-MEN-Animated-Vol-2-Box-Art-115541520

http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs41/f/2009/033/5/7/X_MEN_Animated_Vol_1_Box_Art_by_david_nakayama.jpg
http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs45/f/2009/085/6/5/X_MEN_Animated_Vol_2_Box_Art_by_david_nakayama.jpg

Thanks dude, but i'm trying to find the art with the text and everything, like what I found here for volume 2: http://www.freecovers.net/view/0/a525b172afe4a8330e2b23edd10c413a/front.html

:thumbsup:

Beast
04-29-2009, 04:08 PM
Thanks dude, but i'm trying to find the art with the text and everything, like what I found here for volume 2: http://www.freecovers.net/view/0/a525b172afe4a8330e2b23edd10c413a/front.html

:thumbsup:
Ahh. Sorry, can't help you there.

So, you pick up the sets yet? What you think?

Jedi_Master_Guyute
04-29-2009, 04:23 PM
Ahh. Sorry, can't help you there.

So, you pick up the sets yet? What you think?

Just keep those eyes peeled.

....and my sets are uh, "arriving in the mail shortly from my place of purchase." lol I don't know when they'll be here, but i'm grading until next week (90ish final projects, yay!) so I wouldn't be able to watch them anyway, right away at least. I'm REALLY lookin' forward to them. When i was talking to my buddy on the phone, I started singing the theme music and we both got excited and nerdy. lol :thumbsup:

Jedi_Master_Guyute
05-20-2009, 11:51 AM
I decided to use my 35 bucks or so in Best buy gift cards and pickd these up; cost me $.73 after cards. hehehe

I opened them up today and i'm loving these DVD's!!! The DVD transfer is great and the storylines are so damn great. The animation is iffy compared to newer stuff, but cartoons these days don't have the balls to put these sorts of storylines in cartoons. I can't wait to get the rest of the series!

Oh and Jubilee is still REALLY really lame. :whip:

El Chuxter
05-20-2009, 12:27 PM
Cartoon-wise, I'd have to agree with you. If that had been my introduction to the character, I would hate her guts.

bigbarada
06-03-2009, 12:46 PM
I picked these up yesterday. I was actually never a fan of the show in the 90s and stopped watching it after 3 or 4 episodes. So, for the most part, these are all new to me.

The animation hasn't aged well, but I was never under the impression that it was any good to begin with. They also butcher the comic book storylines, but still show infinitely more respect for the source material than any of the live-action movies or subsequent animated series have.

I have watched Evolution and it's a good show, but (as usual) they screwed up Hank McCoy so I'm not too thrilled with that. Also the premise is a little weird, is it a public school for gifted youngsters, run by an evil mutant?:cross-eye

I have yet to watch Wolverine and the X-Men because I object to this idea of turning the entire X-Men team into Wolverine's sidekicks.

Rocketboy
06-03-2009, 09:14 PM
I have yet to watch Wolverine and the X-Men because I object to this idea of turning the entire X-Men team into Wolverine's sidekicks.They've been doing that in every cartoon, comic and movie since the early 90's. This is just the first time they admitted it.

Beast
06-03-2009, 11:30 PM
Plus it's not nearly as Wolvie-centric as it sounds. And the reasons for it are laid out.

In fact, the characters themselves comment on it. You should give it a try.

bigbarada
06-03-2009, 11:42 PM
You should give it a try.

Unfortunately, I don't get that network, so I'd have to buy the DVDs to see any of the episodes. Or just wait for them to show up on YouTube (which is the only place I've seen X-Men: Evolution). Basic cable sucks. :(

mabudonicus
06-05-2009, 12:41 PM
I honestly didn't care for the 90's x-men at all but a buddy brought some of that "Wolvie and the x-men" over and I was shocked to find myself really digging it too, you probably would enjoy it and as posted above it is explained well enough that it doesn't seem hokey
:beard: Iso&Baws

Bub

Beast
06-05-2009, 02:22 PM
Speaking of Jubilee...

For our resident Jubilee fanboy. A sneak peek of her Marvel Figurine. :)

DarthQuack
06-19-2009, 02:30 PM
Volume 3 and 4 announced. Box art and release date.

http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/X-Men-Volumes-3-and-4/12148

:thumbsup:

Beast
06-19-2009, 03:00 PM
Volume 3 and 4 announced. Box art and release date.

http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/X-Men-Volumes-3-and-4/12148

:thumbsup:
Woo! Great to see it coming out so quickly. Now where's Spider-Man?

Beast
06-27-2009, 10:42 PM
Here's the episode listing for Vol. 3 and 4. So yes, there will be a 5th and final Volume.
Also, looks like they're following Broadcast Order. Which varies greatly from continuity order.

X-Men Animated Series - Volume 3:

34 Savage Land, Strange Heart (1)
35 Savage Land, Strange Heart (2)
36 Obsession
37 Dark Pheonix: Dazzled (1)
38 Dark Pheonix: The Inner Circle (2)
39 Dark Pheonix: The Dark Pheonix (3)
40 Dark Pheonix: The Fate Of The Pheonix (4)
41 Cold Comfort
42 Orphan's End
43 The Juggernaut Returns
44 Nightcrawler
45 Weapon X, Lies and Videotape
46 One Man's Worth (1)
47 One Man's Worth (2)
48 Courage

X-Men Animated Series - Volume 4:

49 Proteus (1)
50 Proteus (2)
51 Sanctuary (1)
52 Sanctuary (2)
53 Beyond Good and Evil (1)
54 Beyond Good and Evil (2)
55 Beyond Good and Evil (3)
56 Beyond Good and Evil (4)
57 Have Yourself A Morlock Little Christmas
58 The Lotus and the Steel
59 Love in Vain
60 Secrets, Not Long Buried
61 Xavier Remembers
62 Family Ties

The Wikipedia list has the correct continuity running order. Kinda a shame:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_X-Men_episodes

Jedi_Master_Guyute
09-17-2009, 07:51 AM
Anybody pick up the new volumes this week? I'm waiting for christmas. Maybe they fixed the order, Beastie?! Any word on that?

DarthQuack
09-17-2009, 09:17 PM
I downloaded the whole series so no real reason to get them....although they do look fun :(

DarthQuack
12-01-2009, 12:03 PM
I want everything on that list.

pbarnard
12-01-2009, 12:10 PM
Thank you SPAM Bot!!!

DarthQuack
04-29-2010, 12:44 AM
Just a bump to say the final volume comes out next week! :thumbsup:

http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/X-Men-Volume-5/13689

Lord Malakite
04-29-2010, 07:53 AM
Just a bump to say the final volume comes out next week! :thumbsup:

http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/X-Men-Volume-5/13689

Now if only they go ahead and put out a complete Power Rangers DVD set. I figure everything (700 episodes, 32 reversions (thus far), 2 pilots, 5 TV specials, 7 "Direct to Video" specials, 2 theatrical films, and all previously released "DVD featurettes") would only take the equivlent of "52 to 53 volumes" to complete. :D

Beast
04-29-2010, 07:54 AM
Now if only they go ahead and put out a complete Power Rangers DVD set. I figure everything (700 episodes, 32 reversions (thus far), 2 pilots, 5 TV specials, 7 "Direct to Video" specials, 2 theatrical films, and all previously released "DVD featurettes") would only take the equivlent of "52 to 53 volumes" to complete. :D
But Power Rangers sucks. :D

Darth Jax
04-29-2010, 08:17 PM
burrrn, he got you gud