Sunday, August 1, 2021

X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men / Pryde of the X-Lapsed (1989)

Pryde of the X-Lapsed

X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men (1989)
Written by Larry Parr
Narrated by Stan Lee
Marvel Productions
New World Television
Toei Animation

Celebrating eleven months of X-Lapsed, with something a little different!  Today, I finally check something off my "X-Men Blind Spot" list... after thirty-odd years!  Looking at X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men for the first time ever!

It's a fun chat I had with myself... I hope you'll join in!


Saturday, July 31, 2021

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 13 - Empyre: X-Men (2020)

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode Thirteen

Empyre: X-Men (2020)
(00:00:00) Empyre: X-Men #1: "[Alien] Plants vs. [Mutant] Zombies"
(00:42:12) Empyre: X-Men #2: "Growing Strong"
(01:26:28) Empyre: X-Men #3: "Staff Infection"
(02:04:37) Empyre: X-Men #4: "Un-Ring"
Writers - Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, Gerry Duggan, Benjamin Percy, Leah Williams, Vita Ayala, Zeb Wells, & Ed Brisson 
Art - Matteo Buffagni, Lucas Werneck, Andrea Broccardo, & Jorge Molina
Inks (4) - Adriano Di Benedetto 
Colors - Nolan Woodard & Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles, 
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $17.99
On-Sale: November 10, 2020

A tale so tragic it took the entire HoXPoXDoX X-Book brain trust to put it together!

To say that your humble host is a bit grumpy reading the Empyre cash-in miniseries might just be underselling it.  This might be the downest you'll hear me (until we get to X-Corp, that is)!  Engage in some schadenfreude and listen to me trudge my way through this one!

*NOTE: Next Episode (14) of The Collected X-Lapsed will be an "audit", since between Amazon, Marvel(dot)com, Comixology, the Marvel Wikia, and the actual Dawn of X trades themselves... NOBODY can keep which issues appear in each volumes straight!  We'll do our best to straighten it out!


Friday, July 30, 2021

The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 017 - Avengers #16 (1965)

The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode Seventeen

Avengers #16 (May, 1965)
"The Old Order Changeth!"
Writer/Edits - Stan Lee
Layouts - Jack Kirby
Art - Dick Ayers
Letters - Artie Simek
Colors - ???
Cover Price: 12¢

The Old Order Changeth!

Taking a step off the beaten X-Path to follow Brotherhood of Evil Mutants Alum, Pietro and Wanda as they officially join the good guys as part of Cap's Kooky Quartet!

Checking in with the Avengers won't be a regular thing here on the show... but, if there are any especially important Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch stories you'd like to see on the show - please don't hesitate to let me know!


Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 016 - X-Men #11 (1965)

The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode Sixteen

X-Men #11 (May, 1965)
"The Triumph of Magneto!"
Writer/Edits - Stan Lee
Pencils - Jack Kirby
Inks - Chic Stone
Letters - Artie Simek
Colors - Someone who might prefer not to be named!
Cover Price: 12¢

The Essential X-Lapsed is back... and it's just about time to finally deep-six Magneto and his Brotherhood!  But, you might be asking - how could we possibly go about doing that?  Well, wouldja believe that we're going to get a "deus ex characta" to do it for us?!

Today we meet the Stranger, in a story that could only be called "The Triumph of Magneto!"?

Also: Some great mailbag content... both for the show, and from the actual Letters Page from X-Men #11!  Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 226 - Marvel's Voices: Pride #1 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Twenty-Six

Marvel's Voices: Pride #1 (August, 2021)
"Good Judy"
"Early Thaw"
"The Man I Know"
"The Grey Ladies"
"You Deserve"
"Man of His Dreams"
"The Walking Wounded" (From Alpha Flight #106)
Writers - Luciano Vecchio, Mike O'Sullivan, Kieron Gillen, Terry Blas, Anthony Oliveira, J.J. Kirby, Tini Howard, Vita Ayala, Steve Orlando, & Scott Lobdell
Art - Luciano Vecchio, Jen Hickman, Paulina Ganucheau, Javier Garron, J.J. Kirby, Samantha Dodge, Joanna Estep, Brittany L. Williams, Claudia Aguirre, & Mark Pacella
Inks - (AF#106) Dan Panosian
Colors - Luciano Vecchio, Brittany Peer, Kendall Goode, David Curiel, J.J. Kirby, Claudia Aguirre, & Bob Sharen
Letters - VC's Ariana Maher & Janice Chiang
Edits - Brunstad, Roche, Bobbie Chase, Chris Cooper, Cebulski
Cover Price: $9.99
On-Sale: June 23, 2021

A most awkward episode in which your humble host stumbles and fumbles his way toward x-plaining how he feels this issue fell a bit short.  Marvel at my ability to ride the fence in attempt to not inadvertently insult anybody!

An important issue and an important discussion... that kinda misses the mark, and is priced WAY out of whack at $10 USD.  For better or worse, we're going to talk all about it.

Also: Mailbag, some news, and (since this IS the July Finale) the X-Book Sales Charts for April, 2021!


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 225 - Guardians of the Galaxy #15 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Twenty-Five

Guardians of the Galaxy (vol.6) #15 (August, 2021) [LGY#177]
"15: Hope You Survive the Experience"
Writer - Al Ewing
Art - Juan Frigeri
Colors - Federico Blee
Letters - VC's Cory Petit
Edits - Kat Gregorowicz, Darren Shan, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 23, 2021

Welcome friends, to the milestone 225th Episode of X-Lapsed... or, maybe, considering the subject matter - we dump the [X] from the title, and just call it Lapsed Annihilation, Episode 0?!  Maybe then people will give it a listen?

Today, we're kicking off our look at the upcoming Last Annihilation story, which will run through Guardians of the Galaxy, S.W.O.R.D., and Cable: Reloaded - Ego the Living Planet has been covered with a candy shell... and is about to pop!  What horror lurks below the surface?  You're gonna have to listen to find out - or, ya know, read the issue... or look for spoilers.  Nah, you probably ought to just listen!

Also: Some great (and potentially) thought-provoking Mailbag content!


Monday, July 26, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 224 - Cable #11 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Twenty-Four

Cable (vol.4) #11 (August, 2021)
Writer - Gerry Duggan
Art - Phil Noto
Letters - VC's Joe Sabino
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 30, 2021

It's the penultimate issue of Cable... and we've got a mighty big return to discuss!  Who's that popping out of the GoldBall?  The answer (won't) surprise you... or, at least it shouldn't!  Another fun issue of this wickedly fun series, which I will miss very much!

Also: X-Cellent Mailbag, our first dip into the X-Lapsed Voicemail Box, and "This Week in X"!

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