Maybe it’s just me being anal about my comic book shit, but when I ran across this DVD at work today, I couldn’t help but throw up my Corporate Eyebrow in confusion.
For the sad individuals that are unaware, the Corporate Eyebrow is this:
Strangely enough, I have difficulty executing the People’s Eyebrow…
Oh well, perhaps I’m not worthy of it’s majesty.
*Ahem!* ANYWAY, my confusion in regards to this DVD cover, springs from two aspects of it:
1. The fact that the title of the TV series is Wolverine and The X-Men.
2. The fact that somebody was actually dumb enough to title this particular segment of the show “Final Crisis.”
Keep in mind, I know nothing of this cartoon, nor do I have the patience to research it.
While both of these are admittedly minor points, let’s take a moment and address this point by point, shall we?
In the comics, Cyclops has recently attained the status of being the undisputed team/spiritual leader of the entire X-Men organization.
I’m not sure how things work these days in the X-Men, (frankly I don’t give a shit) but back in the 90’s, Storm and Cyclops headed the Blue and Gold teams of the X-Men, effectively splitting command between the 2 of them.
The simplest explanation as to why Wolverine would receive the top billing in this particular X-Men cartoon, is the fact that Wolverine is an absurdly popular character that is probably better known and loved than the entirety of the X-Men universe.
Personally, I’ve always liked Wolverine when he was detached from the X-Men, as he is definitely an interesting and fun character, but whenever he’s with the X-Men all he seems to do is pine for Jean Grey (living or deceased, doesn’t matter), get into cock fights with Cyclops, and have awkward moments with whatever jailbait X-Men is popular at the moment.
Yeah, I’m not kidding about that last part.
Yeah, they all wanted his nuts SO bad…
Except maybe X-23, she doesn’t want nobody.
Plus, she technically is Wolverine, so I don’t even wanna’ think about the chemistry involved in the result of a “pairing” between those 2…
Anyway, I understand using the Wolverine character and name to put asses in the seats, but did they really have to shit on the X-Men name like that?
Besides, we all know Colossus is a hundred times cooler than Wolverine…
My other gripe about this DVD cover, was the fact that they titled this miniseries, “Final Crisis.”
Why does that bother me, you ask?
Okay fine, this one isn’t so much a “gripe,” as it is a cause for confusion.
In the comics world, the word “Crisis” has a a very unique meaning.
Whenever it is spoken, any self-respecting comic reader’s mind invariably thinks “DC.”
Needless to say, to use the term “Crisis” in a Marvel product is a major no-no in the industry.
To actually go ahead and use the full title of a “Crisis” storyline as the title of a Marvel product, is straight up blasphemy.
Like I said, I understand that everything I’ve been babbling about in this post is just me nit-picking, but understand this:
I was at work for 10 hours today, and this was the one element of my day that I took the time to remember.
Needless to say, it was a slow fucking day.
Maybe you’ll all get lucky and something cool with happen to me tomorrow.