Saturday, May 23, 2020

X - Men Month starts with Marc Silvestri !

The break after my tribute post to literal cult siren Mariah Carey took longer than expected ( this pesky life stuff really takes a toll on you especially with the lockdown ) but we are resuming our usual comicbook posts with Marc Silvestri´s 62nd birthday Today ringing in X - MEN MONTH.


Now you are probably wondering how a month can start on the 29th but the thing is as I am almost two months behind with my posts I am way behind anyway. So while it seems that I am starting the month early I am really late no matter how you look at it. But what is X - MEN MONTH ?

As longtime followers of TALES FROM THE KRYPTONIAN know I seldomly manage to do a post each day. Lately it may look that I am doing more than one post per day but that´s only because I let myself get later and later to put certain posts on certain dates. So next month starts with Arthur Adams birthday and I have already decided to make an all X - MEN post for that. And seeing as we have Marc Silvestri´s birthday at the end of this month I thought : " Why not call April X - MEN MONTH and see how many posts about Marvel´s merry mutant menace I can do that month ? "


Which does not mean that EVERY post will be about the X - Men. One of the things I like to do on the blog is switch things up between posts so things don´t get too repetitive. So I will still try to do the occassional DC Comics or independent comic post between the X - Men post. Or even posts about other Marvel Comics series when it´s fitting. But when I can I will do a post about the X - Men and we will see how far I can go with this.

And while this is my fourth Marc Silvestri post it is actually my first full Marc Silvestri on UNCANNY X - MEN post. My first post about him was in 2014 and it was mainly about issue 230 - which is a Christmas issue - but also about my impressions on his run on UNCANNY X - MEN and why it´s my favorite run. Seriously, this is on the top of my list for ARTIST`S EDITIONS.


My second birthday post for Marc Silvestri was in 2017 and it was about the series he worked on from UNCANNY X - MEN to WOLVERINE and CYBERFORCE and well beyond. Some of his pages for UNCANNY X - MEN were also part of a double feature with John Romita Jr for inker Dan Green´s birthday in 2017. And my last Marc Silvestri birthday post was in 2018 and that was all about his creator owned iMAGE series CYBERFORCE.

So it´s about time for another one especially since I have never made a full on Marc Silvestri UNCANNY X - MEN. Doubly so in light of the fact that I don´t have enough material for another CYBERFORCE post but at least for four more X - MEN posts - and that´s not counting this one. So as usual I tried to strike the delicate balance between putting the best original art in this post and not breaking up individual issues . At least not too much.


What probably won´t surprise blog regulars is that most of the pages in this post tie in to the INFERNO issues or at least to the subplot that lead up to that main event since it is one of my favorite crossovers. I am not sure if it has been translated to german at this point and I remember that I recommended it to one of my german blog readers ( of course he had to get the american issues to read it ) and he was completely flabbergasted how many plot lines and story arcs are resolved in this crescendo. Which is why it always struck me as odd that it hasn´t been published in Germany.

Also as usual you will see a lot of my personal favorites in the pages which means plenty of Colossus, a little bit of Rogue and more ravishing redhead twin magic with Jean Grey and Madelyne Pryor than you can shake a goblin at. Speaking of shaking your giant goblins, with the Goblin Queen Marc Silvestri not only created one of the sexiest costumes in comicbooks but we also can thank him for all the hot Goblin Queen cosplayers. Daiiiiimn !


Anyway, here are the original pages I selected for this post and I´m anxious to see if our next X - MEN MONTH post will be for Arthur Adams.


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March 27th Michael York 78

Apropos, Michael York who celebrate his 78th birthday did the voices of Ares in Justice League Unlimited and Count Vertigo in Batman : The Animated Series. He also was in the movie Der Joker with Peter Maffay and Tahnee Welch which has nothing to do with the Batman´s archvillain.


Michael also appeared in Tek War : Tek Lab, Sliders, Babylon 5 and the Three Musketeer movies with Tahnee Welch´s Mom, cult siren Raquel.


But most importantly Michael York also appeared in one of my favorite science fiction movies Logan´s Run which readers might have guessed from the various posts I have written about it : a pop culture icon post that covers the movie as well as the various adaptions as a tv series and in comics and speaking of comics I also posted the complete movie adaption by Marvel ( issue 1 / issue 2 / issue 3 / issue 4 / issue 5 / issue 6 / issue 7 ) and for any further information you might need just consult this website .

and you can find more celebrity birthdays from March the 27th in this Gil Kane Marvel Comics cover post and

and you can find two birthdays from March the 28th in my belated Brian Bolland birthday post from 2017 and

March 29th Christopher Lambert 63

We are returning to french cinema stars with Christopher Lambert who turned 63 on March the 29th and he knows how to pick his jobs because he has been on a few classic cult movies like Highlander ( there can be only one - and there is only one since the sequels don´t exist for me ), The Hunted ( one of my favorite white guy caught in ninjas vs samurai BS movies of all times ), Fortress or Mortal Kombat ( he is still the best Lord Raiden ) and Subway by aforementioned director Luc Besson from 1985.


You also can´t fault Christopher´s taste in women because after being married to Diane Lane - who showed her stripper skills in The Big Town - for six years he gave it to the wardrobe malfunction prone queen of explicit nude scenes, french ( in every sense of the word ) blow up sex doll Sophie " Tits Out " Marceau at every chance he got 7 years long.


Longtime readers might recognize her from my very first post of CASTING THE JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE where I cast Sophie as Catherine Cobert.


The french sexbomb is best known in the US for appearing in the Bond flick THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, and outside for taking her clothes of in such classics like MES NUITS SONT PLUS BELLES QUE VOS JOURS ( my nights are more beautiful than your days ) or DESCENT AUX ENFERS ( Descent into hell ) - where she appeared in nude scenes with Claude Brasseur who played her father in the romantic hit comedies LA BOUM and LA BOUM 2 which caused all kind of outrage at this perceived incest.


Her first nude scene was in HAPPY EASTER with Jean Paul Belmondo which I have to confess to have lying somewhere and still haven´t watched. She was 18 at the time she made the movie and payed the movie studio Gaumont money to get out of her contract to be able to do nude scenes.


What a trooper. In the movie she´s Jean Paul´s lover but when his wife returns a bit early from her vacation she says she´s his daughter from his ex. Sophie also starred in the horror movie NE TE RETOURNE PAS ( don´t turn around ) opposite Monica Bellucci which is like a dream sandwich.


Coming back to Sophie Marceau, not only does she drop her clothes very often she also shows great cleavage like in THE MUSKETEERS REVENGE ( or The daughter of D´Artagnan like it´s called in Germany ) that has one of my favorite scenes with her. D´Artagnan´s daughter ( Sophie Marceau ) is captured by the villain of the movie to be sold off to a brothel, but only " to the sleaziest one where they waste the whores very quick " as she says. The guy who has to sell her bitches starts complaining that at the price he has to get for her he´ll never get rid of her. At which point the bad woman tells him that in this case he should be glad, ripping open Sophie´s shirt and revealing her gorgeous breasts which shuts him up.


I still have not bought THE MUSKETEER`S REVENGE because for some reason it´s only available on DVD in Germany and priced very high. One might think it could be because of the nude scene but most of Sophie´s movies include some and the majority of them are not very expensive.



Writing this section is always a nice reminder of things that I planned to do and still have not been able to do and I really should get some of her movies. There is always so much to do that some things are put on the backburner for too long. One of these days I should get LA BOUM and the sequel to re - watch, once for the nostalgia but also because it has been really a long time since I first saw them and I don´t remember much of it.



I was probably too young to appreciate Sophie´s emerging teenage sexual appeal or more concerned about comics and I had completely forgotten her astonishing impression of Cyd Charise from Singing In The Rain.


Which is my number two favorite musical of all times right behind An American In Paris - which I apparently got mixed up. Anyway one thing that everybody who has been at art college will instantly recognize in An American In Paris is the spot on depiction of female art students in their first semester who visit Paris ( another one for my must - buy movie list ).



But Sophie also had a wardrobe malfunction in Cannes 2005 where her dress slipped off. Some say this accident was faked but what the hey, I don´t care. If she did it on purpose that makes her cool in my book.


On March the 27th we had Pauley Perette´s birthday who plays Abby Sciuto on NCIS, while on March the 29th we not only have Christopher Lambert who was Marcel Janvier on NCIS : Los Angeles but also Marina Sirtis who turned 65 and who played new Mossad boss Orli Elbaz on NCIS.


She also did the voices for Mrs Wheeler, Sandra Stanyon and Queen Bee on Young Justice and Demona, Margot and Ms. Destine on Disney´s Gargoyles but she is of course best known for Star Trek : The Next Generation and the best parts of some episodes were counselor Deanna Troy breathing.


There are even some online rumors - but there´s probably no truth to it - that her role was supposed to be the ship´s telepathic blow up sex doll.


In the first draft Deanna Troy wasn´t the ship´s counselor but rather the " ship´s consolation officer " a orgasmic priestess from the planet Betasex skilled in all known sex techniques to be used by the crew for stress relief.


Because of their telepathic abilities the women from Betasex were ideal prostitutes since they knew every perverted sex fantasy their visitors would not even admit to themselves and they also had a very high pain threshold and were very resilient so their clients could really go for it and hammer their bodies without restraint. Which happened very often when they were working at some mining outpost frequented by sex - starved aliens with dozens of huge reproductive organs or long slimy tentacles.


Anyway, that´s just a silly rumor and there´s probably nothing to it. I mean the whole concept would never have passed american tv censors.


What is strange is the fact that for someone who is just supposed to give people advice she wore a pretty sexed up outfit that would totally defeat the purpose of counseling. All her male customers would be thinking about ripping her uniform off and banging her brains out and knowing it would be really uncomfortable. I guess the reason why they only made her kind of telephatic was that if she knew what the male crew members were thinking she couldn´t walk ten feet in the Enterprise and would never visit the bar. Speaking about the bar, if her role was to give people sage advice why did Guinan do basically the same ? So while still unverified the idea of Deanna Troi not only as the ship´s cleavage but also the ship´s adult entertainment system does have its merit. On the other side we know that the holo deck was used for the same thing. It´s so confusing.


What I could verify is that in the original draft Deanna Troy was supposed to have three breasts, Tasha Yar had an unhealthy sexual crush on Wesley Crusher and Captain Picard couldn´t help but noticing  the ship´s Doctor Beverly Crusher´s natural walk resembles that of a striptease queen. Oy.


Anyway, click here for more GIFs of Doctor Crusher´s and Deanna Troi´s space yoga, The 21 Times Dr. Beverly Crusher Was Your Fashion Idol and last but not least THE VALKYRIE DIRECTIVE takes a more than extensive look at Kira and Dax´s wardrobe through the Deep Space Nine series.


Also check out my Star Trek cult sirens spin - off post where I wrote about her and all the other hot Star Trek sexbombs like Jeri Ryan who played the inflatable DD Borg playmate with the big melons and a skin tight bodysuit sexborg Sex With Nine on the otherwise forgettable Star Trek : Voyager.


I´m sure there were thousand of Star Trek fans who wanted to be ass - imilated by her. Or better tit - imilated by this bodacious Borg sex drone.


Jeri´s breasts were so huge that they made her skintight suit darker and darker so you couldn´t see them as good but to no avail. Seven of Nine is THE cyborg sex machine every sci fi fanboy wants to have multiple borg - gasms with ( she´s a literal sex machine who is not only built like a porn star with Jeri Ryan´s hardbody, as a cyborg she has a lot of stamina and endurance and she also can take a lot of punishment so you don´t have to be gentle and you will get a lot of mileage out of this cyber sex amazon ).


Jeri tried her best to make us forget the shortcomings of the writing but couldn´t compensate for a plethora of always darker bodysuits that tried to hide her porn star physique. Since I have re - posted Jolene Blalock´s cult siren entry more often than Jeri Ryan´s cult siren entry I have re - posted Jeri Ryan again after I gave her post the old once over last year .


On Enterprise they put the alien sexbomb in right from the start with regularly recurring pop culture cutie Jolene Blalock who is of course best known for her role as the alien everybody in Starfleet dreamed about having a close encounter of the sexual kind with vulcan babe T´Pol, the sex massage addict with the inbuilt automatic Pon Farr nympho mode.


Under an agreement with the Vulcan High Command and Earths Starfleet T´Pol was placed aboard the NX - 01 Enterprise as Science and Executive Officer, serving under Captain Jonathan Archer. However the hot alien would eventually be brainwashed into " serving under " Commander Charles ' Dubya ' Tucker the Third, while under the effects of Trellium D.


A Trellium - drugged out, semi emotional vulcan love slave with great curves and a killer rack - what's not to like about that ? Her exotic sex appeal transformed Commander Tucker into Commander Fucker who had mul - t´pol orgasms thanks to the ancient forbidden vulcan sexmassages.


I know that T´Pol claimed it was something else but we all know what vulcan " body relaxation massage " really stands for. T´Pol was just needy for Tucker´s earth meatpole because while Phlox gave her the idea to practice the vulcan massage it was T´Pol who went all " Kama Sutra on acid " on Tucker. And she was so turned on by their all night long midnight olympics sex marathon sessions that she had to use the old " it´s just for scientific reasons " schtick to relentlessly bang Tucker intosubmission.


Our last candidate needs no introduction ( at least in Europe, I don´t know how well known he´s in Amerika ) Mario Girotti better known as Terence Hill turned 81 who started his career in the german Winnetou movies and became one half of the comedy duo of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill that dominated german movie theaters in the 80s. He is famous for his incredibly blue eyes and penetrating look of pure steel.



and you can find more celebrity birthdays from March the 29th in my Marc Silvestri post from 2017 and

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