X-Men:TAS

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About the Blog

This blog is where we write about our experiences at different cons, interviews, and some deep-dive behind-the-scenes looks at the making of  X-Men: The Animated Series. 

A Sad Day

In the nearly 15 months since we started this site, there has not been a sadder day.  Our dear friend Len Wein has died. In the 55-year history of the

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X-MEN:TAS — It Travels Well

We tell stories for a living.  A major challenge when writing television stories is the question, “Does it travel well?”  To our bosses, who are risking the millions needed to

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INFLUENCES: Mitchum and Logan

A thousand influences went into the making of X-MEN:TAS.  On this, the hundredth anniversary of Robert Mitchum’s birth, I thought I’d celebrate one of them. I don’t know what models

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X-MEN Hats

This is a simple visualization of what many of you have written to us about: the fact that connections to beloved popular culture can last a lifetime.  My two sons

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Superheroes Were Not Always a Genre

The phenomenon continues.  The newest Spider-Man movie (Spider-Man: Homecoming) is not only attracting huge crowds, the critics love it.  Superheroes are a full-blown, worldwide, movie-and-TV genre, like Westerns were for

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YOUNG AMBITION

We all dream when we’re young.  Some of us dream bigger than others.  The man who designed X-MEN: The Animated Series and directed its course for its crucial first season

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LOGAN FADES TO BLACK

The Logan blu-ray that we got today has a black-and-white version of the film along with the theatrical release.  How appropriate.  Two of the characters that have meant the most

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Previously on X-MEN…

That’s the new title!  I handed in the second draft of the book yesterday, and the publisher and I and a dozen cast and crew that I asked all agreed

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