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Love In Vain
Review and Media by Stu

Episode #60 - Love In Vain
Original Airdate 10th Febuary 1996

Rogue's old boyfriend returns, but how is he imperivous to her mutant abilities?

Written By: Martha Moran
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy
Animation Services By: AKOM

Review: This episode shows a little more of Rogue’s past whilst introducing a much-watered down version of one of the villains from the X-Men comics in The Brood.

The real Brood was apparently deemed too violent for children’s TV. Having seen some of the pictures of what The Brood does to its human hosts, I can see why FOX wouldn’t want them on TV. I hope we can get one day get an animated X-Men series aimed towards a slightly older demographic, especially in animation’s current state which is producing piles of crap shows, you’d think someone would think to add a little variation to Saturday mornings.

Back to the episode, it’s not too bad an episode. For such a long run of episodes, it’s a testament to the quality of the show to say just little truly bad episodes exist. I could more than likely count them on one hand that is a very impressive number. Had anyone else but AKOM animated this show, I think it would be more fondly remembered. It’s not a perfect show, but nothing is, nor will it ever be. It’s a damn good show based on interesting, complex characters.

Not one of the show’s best, but not too shabby either.