The ‘X-Men’ Go Retro in New Fan Made Series

By January 6, 2016

My introduction to Marvel comic book characters came via the way of animation.  I grew up on the X-Men and Spider-Man animated series from the 90s.  They were my way into the Marvel universe. In fact, the majority of my knowledge about both X-Men and Spider-Man stems from those series. They told wonderful stories that hit key points of history and story lines from their comic book counterpart. Anytime I get a chance to revisit those shows I eagerly jump at the opportunity, and it looks like that opportunity is popping up again.

No, they aren’t coming back to television nor have some “lost” episodes been found, but a fan as taken it upon himself to create an animated short paying homage to the classic X-Men series.  Canadian animator Joel Furtado is creating an animated short that both combines the look of the 90s animated series with feel of the retro arcade game. I have to admit it hits the nostalgia factor pretty freaking hard. Check out the intro for X-Men: Danger Room Protocols below!

Pretty cool, am I right?

X-Men: Danger Room Protocols will put various X-Men up against some of their biggest and most classic foes in Danger Room scenarios created by Professor X.   

With what appears to be a stellar lineup of characters (on both sides), pretty impressive animation, familiar settings and that classic X-Men theme that we all know and love this has the makings of being something pretty special for hardcore fans of the series like me. It looks like a lot of love and care went into making this something pretty special. I can’t wait to see what the webseries has to offer.

The 18-episode series debuts on YouTube on January 19.

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Christopher Skalicky
Chris, a film and television junkie, grew up on Star Wars, all things Disney, Stargate SG-1 and a healthy dose of John Wayne. When not thinking about movies he is busy being an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He will also argue that Surf Ninjas is the greatest movie about surfing ninjas ever made. Tweet him at @Schlick51