It’s good to know that no matter how many clips from X-Men: First Class get released, as long as Professor X is in them, he will be a total bastard. Kind of comforting, really. “Yes, senator, mutants may already be among us. They may be in this room right this very instant. They may be reading your mind. They may be young blonde girls who I have brought to this high-level political meeting for no apparent reason, but who I will make turn into a old white man, for no other reason than to freak you the fuck out. MAYBE POSSIBLY.”
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.