ORIGIN STORIES: Marvel Evolution – Exiles and Shift’ing Yo’ Pants!

What the heck is “Shift”? Go HERE for an explanation.

Andrew & Billy Talk About The Many Virtues Of TBS:

Billy: “He keeps his car really clean.”
Andrew: “He likes good Chinese.”
Billy: “He’s nice to the Vs. peoples…”
Andrew: “Um, he has nice hair?”
Billy: “No. He’s a good rock climber?”
Andrew: “Pfft!”
Billy: “This is really hard.”
Andrew: “Tell me about it.”

Catching You Up!

Exiles cards previewed so far:

Blink, Earth-295, Clarice Ferguson – That’s a cover we swiped. She’s standing in front of a downed Sentinel. Wait, did somebody say “Sentinels”?
Illyana Rasputin, Magik, Earth 4210 – I love how much this feels like an Underworld card.
Five In One – I like Mimic, I do, but as far as power limitations go, this has got to be one of the lamer ones. “You can only copy five at a time… why?”
Miguel O’Hara, Spider-Man, Earth-6375 – because you can never have too many Spider-Mans in Modern Age.
• Mimic, Earth-12, Infected – Ew, take care of that acne, dude.
• Panoptichron – Nice card, yes, but too bad about it depicting a crappy part of the run. What’s that? Claremont is still writing it? Nevermind.
• Blink, Earth-295, Dimension Jumper – This card has alternate art. OH, exciting!
• Mimic, Earth-12, Team Leader – Yes, this guy really is THAT bad-ass.
• Proteus, Earth-58163 – Ah, Proteus. I’m glad nobody cares that I couldn’t find a picture of the “actual” Proteus. Then again, Proteus doesn’t actually have a body of his own anyway.
• Shadowcat, Cat, Earth-Unknown – …pervs.
• Warp Shards – Artist correction! This is actually James Calafiore. Oops. .

It’s A Super-Dimensional Romp For The Entire Family!

Okay, I’m going to have to cheat you guys and only give you a short article this week. Sorry. Can’t be helped!*

Interested in spoilers? Try these:

• There are THREE Mimic character cards in the set.
• There are FOUR Blinks.
• Wolverine gets a couple of legacy cards in the Exiles section…
• …one of those cards is a character!
• 100% of the roster if filled with 98% of the Exiles from the comic.
• Weapon X characters from the Exiles comic do not appear in the Exiles section.
• Then what about Sabretooth, you ask?

What Will It Be This Time?

Because pretty much EVERYONE demanded it:

“Earth-Mojoverse”

“Third time’s the charm!”

TBS: “Seriously, guys? Why is it always like this?”
Billy: “Oh! He makes really good Vs. sets!”
Andrew: “Dude, he’s standing right there.”
TBS: “No, that’s fair… Legion was pretty stains.”

Recommended Reading:
1. Exiles Vol. 1: Down the Rabbit Hole
2. Exiles Vol. 2: A World Apart
3. Exiles Vol. 3: Out of Time
4. Exiles Vol. 4: Legacy
5. Exiles Vol. 5: Unnatural Instinct
6. Exiles Vol. 6: Fantastic Voyage
7. Exiles Vol. 7: A Blink in Time
8. Exiles Vol. 8: Earn Your Wings
9. Exiles Vol. 9: Bump in the Night
10. Exiles Vol. 10: Age of Apocalypse
11. Exiles Vol. 11: Timebreakers
12. Exiles Vol. 12: World Tour, Book 1
13. Exiles Vol. 13: World Tour, Book 2
14. Exiles Vol. 14: The New Exiles
15. Exiles Vol. 15: Enemy of the Stars
16. Exiles Volume 16: Starting Over
17. New Exiles Volume 1: New Life, New Gambit
18. New Exiles Volume 2: Soul Awakening

Again, a Wiki page exists! Go read it, if you haven’t already. Or like, I don’t know, read some comics?

Go away now! But stop by next week for a pair of previews (90’s style!) here on read/RANT! And then, of course, come back on Friday for another edition of Origin Stories to cap off the week. Later, dooders!

*I mean, who doesn’t know about patch 3.0.2?

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8 thoughts on “ORIGIN STORIES: Marvel Evolution – Exiles and Shift’ing Yo’ Pants!

  1. Nice and simple. Oh, and my preview card has alternate art? Cool. Still, isn’t the Recommended Reading list kind of lazy? I mean, Exiles vol 1-16 and New Exiles vol 1-2. In other words, every Exiles issue.

    Longshot? Nice.

  2. No, it’s lazy because everybody who hasn’t read any Exiles comics will then not know which ones are good and are bad. With 5 especially good stories, you could have people read good Exiles stories as opposed to the bad ones. You seem to have some opinion on Claremont ( I am assuming bad), so if you take out the bad stuff, people can have a more manageable list. Unless you think everything is good, in which recommending they just read it all from the beginning seems easier. (note: replace good and bad in this post with “what you think are good/bad”)

    And like what Alan said. Otherwise, after their second mission, he could pretty much win anything with just mental powers, and if necessary, could destroy anything physically also. I mean, even at half strength, half Dark Phoenix, is, well, ridiculous.

  3. Are all the Weapon X characters in the set going to be from the Exiles “Weapon X” team, or will some of the earth-bound Weapon X be included as well?

  4. re: Mimic – i quite understand why the writers put a limitation on his power, but that’s not really what i was making fun of. they chose the number 5, yes? well, why not 4? or 3? or 2? hell, why not 6 or more? the number 5 just seems arbitrary.

    re: laziness – the “recommended reading” section has always been a list of comics or trades that have inspired a given set, theme, or team. so, it’s not really meant to denote what i think is good or bad… although, i guess the name is misleading. sorry about that.

    re: Weapon X – a mix of both.

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