Thursday, December 31, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 092 - Excalibur #11 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Ninety Two

Excalibur (vol.4) #11 (October, 2020)"
"Blood of the Changeling"
Writer - Tini Howard
Art - Marcus To
Colors - Erick Arciniega
Letters - VC's Arianna Maher
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: August 19, 2020

Today we look at an issue of Excalibur that sorta-kinda feels like bunch of unfinished scenes all smooshed together to fit a standard-sized comic book.  That doesn't mean it's not a good time... it's just, a bit disjointed.  Maybe it's the Otherworld effect?  Sure, let's go with that!

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 091 - X-Force #11 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Ninety One

X-Force (vol.6) #11 (October, 2020)
"Red Dawn"
Writer - Benjamin Percy
Art - Bazaldua
Colors - GURU-eFX
Letters - VC's Joe Caramagna
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Robinson, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: August 12, 2020

The Path to #EcksofTens rolls on... and we start getting some swords into hands!  If you're excited for the big ol' slobberknocker between Colossus and Omega Red that the cover suggests then... hoo boy, you're gonna love this one!

In addition to the story, I talk a lot about X-Force tropes... and why the overreliance on them is kind of dragging these issues down a peg for me.

Also: Great listener mail!

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 090 - Marauders #11 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Ninety

Marauders #11 (October, 2020)
"To Live and Die on Krakoa"
Writer - Gerry Duggan
Art - Stefano Caselli
Colors - Edgar Delgado
Letters - VC's Cory Petit
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Robinson, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: August 12, 2020

We're officially on the "Path to" X of Swords - Follow along with all the fun with #EcksofTens

We've still got a few problems to solve before we hop into crossover mode, however... and one of 'em won't stop telling us to "call her Kate".  With today's comic, we will, by hook or by crook, put that problem behind us.  How will they do it?  Well, maybe they'll finally remember Kitty's entire mutant gimmick?

Also: Some excellent feedback in the mailbag - including some discussion of The Crucible from X-Men (vol.5) #7!  It's a great time as always - I hope you decide to join us!

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Monday, December 28, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 089 - Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Eighty-Nine

Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1 (October, 2020)
"The World"
Writer - Jonathan Hickman
Art - Rod Reis
Letters - VC's Ariana Maher
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: August 5, 2020

Back to business as usual... and back to our Giant-Size side-series!

Get ready for some Fantomex... as he spends many pages re-entering a chaotic Danny the Street... er, I mean "The World".  It might feel like we're reading "Baby's First Grant Morrison Comic", but it's got some of the finest art we're likely to see in a saddle-stapled offering!

All that, plus some great and thoughtful discussion in the return of the Mailbag!

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Phoenix ResurreX-Lapsed, Episode 04 - Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #4 (2018)

Phoenix ResurreX-Lapsed, Episode Four

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #4 (March, 2018)
"Chapter Four: That A Great Princess Falls, but Doth Not Die."
Writer - Matthew Rosenberg
Art - Ramon Rosanas
Colors - Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters - VC's Travis Lanham
Edits - Harrington, Robinson, Shan, Paniccia, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: January 24, 2018

In our penultimate episode, the veneer starts to crack... in more ways than one.  The X-Men spend half the issue fighting... and the other half explaining.  How and why is Jean Grey back?  Well, there are some theories floated in this story... and we'll talk all about it!

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

From Claremont to Claremont, Episode 3f - X-Factor #73 (1991)

From Claremont to Claremont: An X-Men Podcast
Episode 3F

X-Factor #73 (December, 1991)
"Crowd Control"
Writer - Peter David
Pencils - Larry Stroman
Inks - Al Milgrom
Letters - Michael Heisler
Colors - Glynis Oliver
Edits - Harras & DeFalco
Cover Price: $1.00

From Claremont to Claremont, Episode 3 rolls on - with the final segment I've got in the hopper - Jeremiah (@bigox737) and I go dupe-crazy when we discuss X-Factor #73!

From there, Jeremiah will share with us the "Soundtrack of his Life" - It's a great conversation, that I've been sitting on for far too long - we hope you'll join us!

Also: I heard from several... a handful... okay, a couple of people, who said they'd like for me to break the previous two episodes of FCTC into individual segments... and so, that will likely begin in the coming weeks!  If you haven't heard 'em - they're new to you!

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry X-Lapsed - Generation X #4 (1995)

Merry X-Lapsed!  Day Five

Generation X #4 (February, 1995)
"Between the Cracks"
Writer - Scott Lobdell
Pencils - Chris Bachalo
Inks - Mark Buckingham
Colors - Steve Buccellato
Letters - Richard Starkings and Comicraft
Edits - Bob Harras & Tom DeFalco
Cover Price: $1.95

Merry Christmas, friends!

Today we wrap up our little holiday vacation from the paradise that is Krakoa with... a Christmas story that isn't!  I mean, someone does eat a candy cane... and someone does wear a Santa hat... but, other than that - ain't no Christmas to see here!

Today we take a look at one'a those "Feared and Hated"-focused stories that we get from time to time in our X-Reading... but, it's a good one - right out of my own personal wheelhouse - written by Scott Lobdell and drawn by the amazing Chris Bachalo.

I hope you've enjoyed this "break" in our normal coverage... which will resume following the weekend.  Thank you all for indulging me - To You and Yours, from Me and Mine - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry X-Lapsed - X-Men (vol.2) #109 (2001)

Merry X-Lapsed!  Day Four

X-Men (vol.2) #109 (February, 2001)
"Ceremonies"
Writer - Chris Claremont
Pencils - Tom Derenick
Inks - Rick Ketchum & Norm Rapmund
Colors - Liquid!
Letters - Richard Starkings & Comiccraft's Saida Temafonte
Edits - Pete Franco, Mark Powers, Joe Quesada
Cover Price: $3.50

Welcome to Day Four of Merry X-Lapsed - and Merry Christmas Eve!

Today we're talking about the end of Chris Claremont's return to the X-Books around the turn of the century, and reading the "soft-pilot" to his all-new X-Treme X-Men title - it's a bumpy one...

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Merry X-Lapsed - Uncanny X-Men #143 (1981)

Merry X-Lapsed!  Day Three

Uncanny X-Men #143 (March, 1981)
"Demon"
By - Chris Claremont & John Byrne
Inks - Terry Austin
Letters - Tom Orzechowski
Colors - Glynis Wein
Edits - Louise Jones
Cover Price: $0.50

At the midway point of our vacation from Krakoa, we take a look at... perhaps that "Christmas with the X-Men" book that pops into most of our heads anytime we think about "Christmas with the X-Men" books -- even though, when it comes down to it - it ain't all that Christmassy!

Today we're going to get into the head of the newest X-Man, Kitty Pryde, as she tries to protect her home from the dreaded Wet Bandits... err, N'Garai Demon.  We also meet Captain Aletys Forrester - listen along as I mispronounce THAT name a half-dozen ways, and probably never say it right even once!

We'll also discuss the ending of the Claremont/Byrne era, the not-so-subtle inspiration for this issue... and much more!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Merry X-Lapsed - Uncanny X-Men #341 (1997)

Merry X-Lapsed!  Day Two

Uncanny X-Men #341 (February, 1997)
"When Strikes a Gladiator!"
Writer - Scott Lobdell
Pencils - Joe Madureira
Inks - Tim Townsend
Letters - Richard Starkings and Comicraft
Colors - Steve Buccellato and Team Bucce!
Edits - Jason Liebig, Mark Powers
Cover Price: $1.95

Our Holiday Week rolls on... and we haven't even left Rockefeller Center yet!  Today's comic, Uncanny X-Men #341 (1997) clearly takes a few of its cues from X-Men #98... just with a bit more turn-of-the-century sorta flare.

We'll talk all about Cannonball's recent promotion - as well as a quick n' dirty catch-up on who in the hell Joseph is... was... whatever!

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Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 102 - Age of Apocalypse, Part Three

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Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 103 - Age of Apocalypse, Part Four

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Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 104 - Age of Apocalypse, Part Five

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Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 105 - Age of Apocalypse, Part Six

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 40 - X-Men (vol.2) #8 (1992)

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 41 - X-Men (vol.2) #45 (1995)

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Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 144 - The X-Traitor!

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Merry X-Lapsed - X-Men #98 (1976)

Merry X-Lapsed!  Day One

X-Men #98 (April, 1976)
"Merry Christmas, X-Men"
Writer - Chris Claremont
Pencils - Dave Cockrum
Inks - Sam Grainger
Letters - Joe Rosen
Colors - Janice Cohen
Edits - Marv Wolfman
Cover Price: $0.25

Merry X-Lapsed, friends!

Today we're starting a Holiday-themed week, during which we're going to take a look as some seminal (and not-so seminal) X-Mas with the X-Men tales!  We kick things off with Chris Claremont's first Christmas-themed issue, (not-yet Uncanny) X-Men #98 (April, 1976) - Our heroes are just trying to enjoy their Christmas Eve at Rockefeller Center... but, unfortunately for them - the Sentinels are Back... and, we're going to talk all about it!

Also: Wolverine reveals that his claws ain't no glove gimmick... and, that he shares shoe polish hair-care tips with Eddie Munster!  Lots to chat about today - let's start the celebration! 

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Phoenix ResurreX-Lapsed, Episode 03 - Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #3 (2018)

Phoenix ResurreX-Lapsed, Episode Three

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #3 (March, 2018)
"Book Three: A Constellation of Them All"
Writer - Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils - Joe Bennett
Inks - Lorenzo Ruggiero
Colors - Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters - VC's Travis Lanham
Edits - Robinson, Harrington, Shan, Paniccia, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: January 10, 2018

Welcome back to the Sunday Special - we're officially at the halfway point of Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey... and while it continues its (perhaps too) slow burn - it also continues to keep me on the edge of my seat, x-cited to see how this all shakes out!

Our titular heroine is beginning to lose control over things in the Elsewhere... does she just need a stiff drink (or a stiff man?) - if that's left up to a certain Mr. Patch, I've got a pretty good idea!

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

From Claremont to Claremont, Episode 3e - Excalibur #45 & Air Apparent

From Claremont to Claremont: An X-Men Podcast
Episode 3E

Excalibur #45 (December, 1991)
"Nightcrawler's TechNet"
Writer/Pencils - Alan Davis
Inks - Mark Farmer
Colors - Glynis Oliver
Letters - Michael Heisler
Edits - Terry Kavanagh
Cover Price: $1.75

Excalibur: Air Apparent
"Air Apparent"
Writer - Scott Lobdell
Pencils - Ron Lim, Brian Stelfreeze, Dwayne Turner, Jackson Guice, Rick Leonardi, Erik Larsen, James Fry
Inks - Al Gordon, Karl Story, Klaus Janson, Tom Palmer, Josef Rubenstein, Erik Larsen, Don Hudson
Colors - Glynis Oliver, Dana Moreshead, Ariane Lenshoek
Letters - Michael Heisler, Steve Dutro
Edits - Terry Kavanagh, Mark Powers
Cover Price: $4.95


Episode 3 of From Claremont to Claremont rolls on!  Today, I'm joined by my pal Jesse Starcher (@stiznarkey & @sourcematcast) to discuss a pair of weird offerings from the Excalibur corner of our little X-Universe - Excalibur #45 continues from our Nightcrawler subplot, and the prestige-format Excalibur: Air Apparent is... well, your guess is as good as ours!  It's weird, and it's fun to talk about - that much is for sure!

Once that's all out of the way, Jesse will share with us the "Soundtrack of His Life", and it's a wonderful conversation - that we hope you all enjoy!  Please send us YOUR picks for your own "Soundtrack of Your Life", we'd love to hear them!

Also, let us know if you're enjoying these FCTC Episodes in "Segment Form" rather than in the 12-14 hour compiled form - and also, if you'd like to see the first two episodes broken up the same way for potentially "easier consumption"!  Thank you!

Friday, December 18, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 088 - X-Men #10 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Eighty-Eight

X-Men (vol.5) #10 (September, 2020)
"Fire"
Writer - Jonathan Hickman
Art - Leinil Francis Yu
Colors - Sunny Gho
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: July 29, 2020

Just when we thought it was safe to read another issue of X-Men -- Empyre rears its ugly (and horrendously dull) head!

Today, in what might be the shortest episode of this program yet, we focus on Vulcan... as he happens across a bunch of nothin' happenin' aliens, while talking a lot about the fire that burns inside him.

Also: Petra and Sway get drunk... because, it's not an issue of Dawn of X without somebody getting wasted -- unfortunately for me, your humble host doesn't drink.  Maybe I ought to start...

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 087 - Cable #2 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Eighty-Seven

Cable (vol.4) #2 (September, 2020)
"The Five in One"
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: July 29, 2020

After an X-Tended absence, Cable (vol.4) is back - and boy, is this one fun issue!  Today our titular character is titillated by a Cuckoo or five, before running in with some'a ROM's old running buddies.  Also: We pop back over to the Otherwhere, where Old Man Cable shoots things in the face!

It's a great time, and a great issue - I hope you'll join us!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 086 - X-Factor #1 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Eighty-Six

X-Factor (vol.4) #1 (September, 2020)
"Suite No. 1: Prelude: Aurora Moratorium"
Writer - Leah Williams
Art - David Baldeon
Colors - Israel Silva
Letters - VC's Joe Caramagna
Design - Tom Muller
(Uncredited) Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: July 29, 2020

Hello Friends - today we finally round out our Dawn of X Wave Two #1's - and your humble host totally forgets to rank them from best to worst... hopefully, I'll remember for next time!

Today we welcome X-Factor to the fold - and I begin this episode by recounting my life and times as a fan of the title... and just how important it was in my earliest days of X-Fandom!  We will then discuss the book cover-to-cover... and, whattayaknow, talk about what I liked and didn't like about it!  Sounds just like a comic review show, doesn't it?

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 085 - Empyre: X-Men #4 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Eighty-Five

Empyre: X-Men #4 (October, 2020)
"Un-Ring"
Writer - Jonathan Hickman
Pencils - Jorge Molina & Lucas Werneck
Inks - Adriano Di Benedetto & Werneck
Colors - Nolan Woodard & Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: August 19, 2020

We finally reach the end of our Empyre-sploitation... the miniseries I thought would never end.  Today's episode and issue sees Explodey Boy talking to himself... and several pages devoted to Doctor Strange calling the Scarlet Witch an idiot.

At least it's over...

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Monday, December 14, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 084 - Empyre: X-Men #3 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Eighty-Four

Empyre: X-Men #3 (October, 2020)
"Staff Infection"
Writers - Vita Ayala, Zeb Wells, Ed Brisson
Art - Andrea Broccardo
Colors - Nolan Woodard
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: August 12, 2020

The Empyre-sploitation rolls on... and Jamie Madrox is a-okay with his dupes being eaten by zombies!  Oh yeah, we're gonna talk about that.  It's not ALL bad though... this issue might feature the best portrayal of Beast in many, many years!  Sure, it's only like two-pages... but, it's something!

All that and some great and thought-provoking letters in our mailbag!

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Phoenix ResurreX-Lapsed, Episode 02 - Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #2 (2018)

Phoenix ResurreX-Lapsed, Episode Two

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #2 (March, 2018)
"Book Two: All Lesser Birds"
Writer - Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils - Carlos Pacheco
Inks - Rafael Fonteriz
Colors - Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters - VC's Travis Lanham
Edits - Harrington, Robinson, Shan, Paniccia, Alonso
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: January 3, 2018

Mutant psychics have gone missing... there's fire in the skies... and the X-Men have a pretty good idea what might be responsible - and so, they break into a bunch of teams to MacGuffin-hunt!

Also: The Elsewhere Diner gets itself a patron with the ability to bend spoons...

Still having a lot of fun with this "Sunday Special Series"... and I hope you are as well!

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

From Claremont to Claremont, Episode 3d - X-Force #5 (1991)

From Claremont to Claremont: An X-Men Podcast
Episode 3D

X-Force #5 (December, 1991)
"Under the Magnifying Glass"
Plot & Art - Rob Liefeld
Script - Fabian Nicieza
Letters - Chris Eliopoulos
Colors - Brian Murray & Renee Witterstaetter
Edits - Bob Harras
Chief - Tom DeFalco
Cover Price: $1.00

Welcome back to Episode 3 of From Claremont to Claremont: An X-Men Podcast.  Today Chris Bailey (@Charlton_Hero) and I take it to the X-Treme... and (in theory) meet an all-new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants!

Also: The "hook" for the episode continues, as Mr. Bailey shares with us the "Soundtrack of his Life"!  It's a great conversation, and we hope you all enjoy!

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Friday, December 11, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 083 - Empyre: X-Men #2 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Eighty-Three

Empyre: X-Men #2 (October, 2020)
"Growing Strong"
Writers - Gerry Duggan, Ben Percy, Leah Williams
Art - Lucas Werneck
Colors - Nolan Woodard
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: August 5, 2020

You ever hear the one about the old ladies who curse a lot?  Well - ya will!

Howsabout the time the X-Men killed "a billion broccolis"?  Yeah, you'll hear that one too.

Welcome friends, back to our rip-roaring coverage of the X-Men cash-in... er, tie-in to the Marvel Empyre Event!  We're gonna talk all about it... the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Also: Our customarily wonderful and thoughtful mailbag runneth other!  I hope you decide to join us!

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 082 - Empyre: X-Men #1 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Eighty-Two

Empyre: X-Men #1 (September, 2020)
"[Alien] Plants vs. [Mutant] Zombies"
Writers - Jonathan Hickman & Tini Howard
Art - Matteo Buffagni
Colors - Nolan Woodard
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: July 22, 2020

Welcome, friends - to Empyre!

Now, your fumblin', stumblin', humble host hasn't the foggiest idea what Empyre is all about - but, even without peeking can hazard a handful of guesses...

Since this is a Marvel mass-crossover-event, one might assume we're dealing with:

  • Interchangeable Alien Invasion
  • Heroes Fighting Heroes
  • A story featuring our heroes bouncing everything off uninteresting and snarky S.H.I.E.L.D. characters
  • Finding out - Everything we thought we knew... was wrong!

I mean, it's gotta be at least two of those, right?  I suppose it's time for us to find out!  I hope you come along for the ride... it might just be a bumpy one!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 081 - Hellions #2 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Eighty-One

Hellions #2 (September, 2020)
"Blood Work"
Writer - Zeb Wells
Art - Stephen Segovia
Colors - David Curiel
Letters - VC's Cory Petit
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: July 22, 2020

Today we resume our therapeutic mission with the "inconvenient" mutants of Krakoa - the Hellions!  They are at the Home for Foundlings in Omaha, NE with one goal - burn the place to the ground!

What'll happen, though - when they run into the new head of the household - the Goblyn Queen herself?

Also: Nanny's fallen... and she can't get up!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 080 - Wolverine #3 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Eighty

Wolverine (vol.7) #3 (September, 2020)
"You Didn't See Nothing"
Writer - Benjamin Percy
Art - Adam Kubert
Colors - Frank Martin
Letters - VC's Cory Petit
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Robinson, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: July 22, 2020

Today we wrap up the first story arc of this Dawn of X volume of Wolverine... and answer such questions as: "Wouldn't it be funny if... Magneto got completely wasted and had his helmet stolen?"

Spoiler Alert: No.  No, it wouldn't.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 079 - New Mutants #11 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Seventy-Nine

New Mutants (vol.4) #11 (September, 2020)
"Ice Cream Dreams"
Writer - Ed Brisson
Art - Flaviano
Colors - Carlos Lopez
Letters - VC's Travis Lanham
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: July 22, 2020

Who's ready for more Carnage in Carnelia?

Who's ready to meet a new Krakoan citizen?

Who's ready for this story arc to be over?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions - well, then I've got an issue for you.  Not much "meat" on the preverbal bone here, but a scene in this issue does facilitate my revisiting a well-worn X-Lapsed topic regarding altering mutants during the resurrection process (and otherwise).

Also: As always, some great and thoughtful listener mail

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Phoenix ResurreX-Lapsed, Episode 01 - Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #1 (2018)

Phoenix ResurreX-Lapsed, Episode One

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #1 (February, 2018)
"Chapter One: Frustrate the Sun"
Writer - Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils - Leinil Francis Yu
Inks - Gerry Alanguilan
Colors - Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters - VC's Travis Lanham
Edits - Harrington, Robertson, Shan, Paniccia, Alonso
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: December 27, 2017

Welcome friends, to the new X-Lapsed "Sunday Special Series", wherein we're going to spend the next five weeks looking at Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey by Matthew Rosenberg and Friends.

This is a series I've been long curious about, and so I figured it was high time we get to the bottom of just how Jean Grey made her return.  So far, so good - this was an issue so strong that... I'm even tempted to go back revisit the 2016-2018 Blue and Gold era!

If you too are ResurreX-Lapsed, please consider joining me in this little reading endeavor!

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

From Claremont to Claremont, Episode 3c - Wolverine (vol.2) #49 (1991)

From Claremont to Claremont: An X-Men Podcast
Episode 3C

Wolverine (vol.2) #49 (December, 1991)
"Shiva Scenario, Part 2: Dreams of Gore, Phase 2"
Writer - Larry Hama
Pencils - Marc Silvestri
Inks - Dan Green & Hillary Barta
Colors - Steve Buccellato
Letters - Pat Brosseau
Edits - Bob Harras & Suzanne Gaffney
Cover Price: $1.75

Welcome back to From Claremont to Claremont: An X-Men Podcast, Episode 3!

Today, I am joined by Joe Crawford (@IowasJoe) to discuss the second chapter of - well, a storyline that really made me think the Shivas were going to be a hyooge deal going forward - Dreams of Gore aka. The Shiva Scenario!

Wolverine is still looking for clues to his origin... if only he could travel through time, and know that some questions probably don't need answering...

Also: The FCTC, Episode 3 "hook" continues, as Joe shares with us the "Soundtrack of his Life".  It's a great time as always - we hope you join us!

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Friday, December 4, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 078 - Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Seventy-Eight

Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1 (September, 2020)
Writer - Jonathan Hickman
Art - Ramon Perez
Colors - David Curiel
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: July 15, 2020

Today we go shopping for islands with the Master of Magnetism.  We also see him have to escape out the back-end of a Kraken.  It's yet another installment of Giant-Size, that may as well have been any old issue of X-Men (vol.5)!

Also - A great mailbag segment, that facilitates my sharing some of my more obsessive collecting habits.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 077 - X-Force #10 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Seventy-Seven

X-Force (vol.6) #10 (June, 2020)
"The Deadly Garden"
Writer - Benjamin Percy
Art - Joshua Cassara
Colors - GURU-eFX
Letters - VC's Joe Caramagna
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Robinson, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: July 10, 2020

Today we wrap up our time in Terra Verde - home of the violent "veg"!

Guess what -- we also kill the same couple of characters who keep getting killed in these books!  Your humble host is growing more and more tired.  X-Force also loses a member - it's "moral compass" no less!

All that, and I talk a whole lot about creators having "skin in the game" during the mailbag portion - which I hope doesn't ruffle too many feathers!  It's a good time as always - hop aboard and join us!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 076 - New Mutants #10 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Seventy-Six

New Mutants (vol.4) #10 (June, 2020)
"Parasomnia"
Writer - Ed Brisson
Art - Flaviano
Colors - Carlos Lopez
Letters - VC's Travis Lanham
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 10, 2020

Journey with me into the mind of a mania--er, reality warping mutant.

Today, the New Mutants take a walk on the wild side... with, Wildside in order to give "good dreams" to a scared little girl who might just destroy an entire country.  All that, plus our DOX Magazine subplot keeps bubbling away!

Also: An X-Tended Mailbag, full of great analysis and discussion!

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