X-Men: Volume Two (Marvel DVD Comic Book Collection)
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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
There are no special features on this set and though I'd obviously love special features I'm willing to be happy with just the episodes if that's all they'll give us for now. I'm one of the people who hopes that good sales on these volumes will lead to the release of the others and possible special features in the future. I also hope that good sales on these sets could lead to the release of Marvel's 90's Spider-man series in sets like this.
Having now found the time to watch the DVD I want to say for those wondering that the video quality is near the same as I remember the original broadcast being.Read more ›
Considering what was going on behind-the-scenes at the time, especially on the comic book end of things. Comics had a resurge in popularity and popular artist Jim Lee would bring new life into the X-Men comic books by giving them new costumes, bringing an edge to the way the characters were drawn and a new comic book spinoff in the X-Men universe.
In fact, the X-Men comic books reached such an all time high in popularity that there were more spinoff series than any super hero title and fans actually bought them all up.
The series was a big hit for FOX KIDS during the Saturday morning block but because the series captured the heart and soul of the comic books (with slight differences in storyline and actual continuity), fans young and old were watching the "X-MEN" animated series.
With the first volume, we watched as the X-Men had to face against intolerance towards mutantkind and having to face off against Magneto. This time around, the storylines now come closer to what is happening on the comic side of things during the early to mid-90's.
This second volume is full of non-stop action and each episode filled with thrilling episodes plus more characters from the Marvel Universe and battles galore!
Here is a summary of what to find on both discs for "X-MEN" Volume 2.
* EPISODE 17 - Red Dawn - Professor X and Magneto continue to survive in the Savage Land. Meanwhile Colossus talks about how his Russian people are being terrorized by a mutant named Omega Red. The X-Men go to Russia to take him on.Read more ›
The first set concluded with the third episode of season 2 ("Whatever it Takes") and volume 2 picks up from there. Season 2, like season 1, had episodes that all ran together though here the gap in time between episodes is not always clear. Connecting them all together is the absence of Professor Xavier and clips of he and Magneto's trials in The Savage Land are found in each episode before the storyline comes to a conclusion in the two-part "Reunion." The villain Mr. Sinister also appears throughout as it becomes clear he has a heavy influence on the happenings of season 2.
Sinister was a relatively new villain at the time of this show's creation and season 2 is pretty topical in that regard. Omega Red is featured here and he was almost brand new at the time of the episode's creation. If that displeased some longtime fans, they were rewarded with the five part Phoenix Saga that concludes the set. The Phoenix Saga here obviously needed to be reworked (after all, a completely different team of X-Men existed at the time in the comics) but it is mostly faithful. Some other comic book plots are carried over such as The Plague and Wolverine's past dealings with Department H but altered to better fit the animated series continuity.
An interesting trend was also started where a new character each week got his or her own episode. For characters like Rogue and Gambit, an origin story was presented where their past caught up to them (as opposed to having a flashback episode).Read more ›
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Oh, the nastalgia! I loved watching these episodes as a kid, but even as an adult the stories and plot twists keep you guessing. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Phil Worthington
Loved these when I was a kid and love them still. Very happy with the DVDs.Published 1 month ago by Justanotherbuyer
The Phoenix Saga! Cameos by every freaking new character in the X-World in the 90s! While it doesn't seem like much now, it was epic at the time! Still fun to watch!Published 2 months ago by Mace Reynr