X-Men '97: Fire Made Flesh
March 28, 2024 9:19 AM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

When a visitor arrives at the mansion with a dangerous secret that threatens Cyclops and Jean's relationship, the team is propelled into a tragic confrontation with an immortal mad scientist.
posted by toastyk (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
io9 has got to be kidding. Inferno in the comics was an incredibly stupid retcon that was forced on Claremont by Shooter, which he hated writing. X-Men 97’s speed-run through the story was a vast improvement.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 10:28 AM on March 28 [2 favorites]

I feel like a lot happened in a very short window of time.

And the clone's transformation looked exactly like the Sailor Moon transformation; thought that was hilarious and awesome.
posted by toastyk at 2:06 PM on March 28

Yeah Inferno was an event, and maybe sold a lot of comics, but it wasn't a good storyline at all. It was a neat idea to have all the mutant titles interact but it could have done with a better story.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 2:45 PM on March 28

the clone's transformation looked exactly like the Sailor Moon transformation

Disney is obviously throwing giant wads of cash at Studio Mir, and they’re just fucking killing it.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 3:24 PM on March 28 [1 favorite]

Yeah, Inferno was the start of my exit from reading X-Men as a teenager.
posted by praemunire at 3:41 PM on March 28 [1 favorite]

Same. It might have been the last event I engaged with even before my ultimate exit from comics a year or 2 later (wiki says it was from 89 which checks with my internal calendar). That article though? I read it earlier today and I was very confused. Inferno the comic event was pretty bad overall. Was it nostalgia blinding that writer or maybe a younger reader coming at it with less baggage? Less than half an hour is all it deserves.
posted by Ashwagandha at 4:41 PM on March 28

i do wonder what it is like if you don't know these stories already, but i am enjoying the melodrama of packing these stories into these intense minutes.

battles on the astral plane are the best.
posted by eustatic at 5:42 PM on March 28

I appreciate the variations in the intro week-to-week. I really liked Roberto running from the angry mob into the chain-link fence, recreating the bit with Jubilee in the original.

Nice as it was to hear "Previously on X-Men" (before hitting "skip recap"), I missed hearing it said by the late Norm Spencer, Cyclops' voice actor in the previous series.
posted by Strutter Cane - United Planets Stilt Patrol at 8:43 PM on March 29

Are they .. are they just gonna speed-run all of the Claremont stories ?

Because that would be A LOT
posted by Faintdreams at 6:07 AM on March 30

I looked forward to seeing what Freddie Mercury has in store for us (for context, this blog post complaining about Forge the comic character - see second image
posted by bq at 2:02 PM on March 31

bq, I was confused, because I thought you were talking about When Wolverine met Freddy Mercury.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 1:28 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]

well that made my day.
posted by bq at 1:50 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]

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