lubbock Travel Guide
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is set to hit theaters Friday May 1st, and with so much drama in the XMO we put together the beginnings of a travel map that takes you to some of the places the Marvel crew have come from and gone to over the years. This is an organic map, so feel free to add to it in comments and we will plot the additional travel spots we find there.
The Blob was born Fred J. Dukes in Lubbock, Texas. But he wasn't always a blob. After working for William Stryker, he began to overeat as a coping mechanism. And he overate a lot. Like, United would make him buy a whole row if he wanted to fly on one of their planes. He finally got his enduring nickname while working in a circus sideshow before being recruited by Charles Xavier to join the X-Men.
When he got to the mansion, the others disliked his bad attitude and he wanted out. In an attempt to cover what happened at the mansion, Xavier erased his memory. The Blob still managed to escape and wrangled up the rest of the circus crew to attack the mansion. When they got there, Xavier erased everyone’s memories and the circus group headed back to Texas like nothing ever happened.
But that wasn’t the last we’d see of The Blob. He spent a brief time with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (after his memory was restored), was a member of the Factor Three, worked as an operative for the Secret Empire, and fought Professor X and the Defenders with the Brotherhood.
If you’re headed to The Blob’s hometown of Lubbock, you can put on the pounds by chowing down on a kick-ass smoked brisket at Tom and Bingo’s Hickory Pit. And you can rest assured that the town remains Swine Flu free...for now.
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