Pumping Up For The Sequel

X2 is bigger, burlier and just a little bit better

For a Marvel Comics hero, a special gift is also a curse. He didn't ask for the ability to soar, to have his senses tuned to an impossible acuity, to be a hulk or a vampire; it just came over him, like the surge of puberty. His gift isolates him from society, bruises and confuses him. And since he is not always in control of his power, it becomes an addiction in need of medication. If only there were a therapy group for his kind--a Superheroes Anonymous.

That was the notion behind X-Men: a school for mutants, run by Professor Charles...

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