Here you can find letters and email sent in to me here at Beyond Evolution from Evolution fans. From general site praise, I can never get enough of that! :), to rumours, inside info and more. Have something to contribute? Be sure to send it in to . However, please remember when reading these letters that this information is from other fans and some of it is only rumours and may or may not be true.
Subject: Site and Art X_Men
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003
I really love your site - I was very excited to be able to actually tell my three kids some info about the current status the show. It has been very frustrating to find anything in regards to whether or not production was continuing. I really am amazed at how much "Evolution" really nails the spirit of the X-Men - but makes it kid friendly. I initially dismissed the show - but ended up buying an issue of the comic for one of my kids. From that point on they got hooked and so did I.
As I mentioned in my last email, I am baffled that Marvel doesn't promote the show - it's a perfect way to reach potential comic book readers. Someone in management doesn't seem to see the potential in a comic book version of a cartoon show - based on a VERY successful
movie! The sales were very low,so they cancelled the only ongoing series they produced that kids could read.
Don't even get me stared on the Burger King promotion! Could you imagine how many subscriptions they would have generated based on the fact that something like over 12 MILLION toys were distributed? I'm no mathematician but even a .035 percent response would be a chunky number of NEW comic subscriptions. Considering the average circulation is way below 100,000 on comic these days - they would be a great way of pursuing new consumers.
Anyhow - I don't mean to rant - but I am just disappointed that this excellent show doesn't get the same love from it's Corporation as do things that generate many less eyeballs. Other than Spider Man (MTV), I don't think there is currently any other current Marvel cartoon series out there...(sigh).Plus the MTV audience is a whole another demo (but they do read MANGA!).
As far as the show goes it is great to see Kitty Pryde get a lot of exposure. I started reading the X-Men when she was introduced and was around the same age - so I have always liked her. One of my daughters was even her for Halloween (in a hybrid comic/cartoon
series costume). She even used the dragon from the Barbie toys as "Lockheed". No one new who she was - but she looked very cool. A constant question around the house is , "When is Lockheed going to be in the cartoon?"
Other popular characters with my kids are Rogue, Jean, Wanda and Storm. As far as I'm concerened the Producers have done a great job with everyone - Wolverine really works as the "mentor" figure. Since the current comic has just gotten horrible, this show is even
more of a treat. It is just a shame that I can't turn my kids into current readers of the Uncanny X-Men or Ultimate X-Men comic series - because of all the sexual issues being introduced (too much focus on sexual orientation, a prostitute who is an X-Men and a lot of just plain nasty behavior).
Yes, my comments always go back to lamenting the "good old days." But I have more disposable income then a dozen "The Truth" or "Ultimate" readers put together (ha ha), so chew on that Marvel Comics! Thanks again for the great site. Only a Marquette of Kitty Pryde would
be better - but I know that is never going to happen - so your website is the coolest "Evolution" product out there.
Subject: Adult X-MEN fan
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I love your web site. I am a 36 yr old who loves watching cartoons. I started watching X-men E last yr. I fell in love with the show. I hope like hell that they continue to develope new episodes and continue to air on the Cartoon Network. Keep of the Web site and thanks to you
and all who contibute.
ps. No I dont have kids, but my wife says I am one.
Subject: Theme List
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003
Here is a list of theme songs for the X-Men,Brotherhood and Acolytes.
1.X-Men team: "Evolution" by Motorhead
2.Cyclops: "Take To The Sky" by Jag Panzer
3.Storm: "Rain" by The Cult
4.Wolverine: "One" by Metallica
5.Jean Grey: "Yankee Rose" by David Lee Roth
6.Rogue: "Remember" by Disturbed
7.Nightcrawler: "Sehnsucht" by Rammstein
8.Spyke: "Bring the Noise" by Public Enemy & Anthrax
9. Shadowcat: "Kitty" by the Presidents of the United States of America
10.Sunspot: "Sky" by RA
11.Boom Boom: "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" by the Gap Band
12.Magma: "Burn" by Deep Purple
13.Iceman: "Stone Cold Crazy" by Queen
14.Beast: "Wild Thing" by the Troggs
15.Brotherhood: "Alien Nation" by the Scorpions
16.Mystique: "Peace Sells(but Who's Buying)? by Megadeth
17.Avalanche: "Thunder Underground" by Ozzy Osbourne
18.Quicksilver: "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" by Judas Priest
19.Toad: "The Lizard King" by the Doors
20.Magneto: "I Want It All" by Queen
21.Gambit: "Ace Of Spades" by Motorhead
22.Sabretooth: "Animal" by Pearl Jam
23.Colossus: "Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter Group
24.Apocalypse: "End Of The World" by Cold
25.Scarlet Witch: "Raining Blood" by Slayer
26.Pyro: "Firestarter" by Prodigy
27.Blob: "Balls To The Wall" by Accept
28.Juggernaut:"Crush Em'" by Megadeth
29.Cannonball: "Wail" by John Spencer Blues Explosion
30.Berzerker: "Lightning Crashes" by Live
31.Jubilee: "China Girl" by David Bowie
32.Multiple: "Double Vision" by Foreigner
33.Wolfsbane: "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran
34.X-23: "Links 234" by Rammstein
35.Morlocks: "Deeper Underground" by Jamiroquai