Monday, November 30, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 074 - Marauders #10 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Seventy-Four

Marauders #10 (June, 2020)
"Leave None to Tell the Tale"
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: May 27, 2020

Today we usher in the double-digits era for our Wave One Dawn of X books... starting with Marauders!  This is also a notable issue for being the first DoX book to hit the shelves after the current pandemic set in.  Can it possibly live up to the x-pectations of the starving X-Fandom?  Well... I suppose your mileage may vary.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Major X-Lapsed, Episode 7 - Major X #0 (2019)

Major X-Lapsed, Episode Seven

Major X #0 (October, 2019)
"All Along the Watchtower, Parts 1 & 2"
Writer/Plot/Pencils - Rob Liefeld
Script - Eric Stephenson
Inks - Liefeld, Adelso Corona, Cory Hamscher
Colors - Romulo Fajardo, Jr. & Digital Broome
Letters - VC's Joe Sabino & Comicraft's Troy Peteri
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski, Powers, Harras
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: August 7, 2019
(middle bits originally from Wolverine (vol.2) #154-155 (September-October, 2000)

Six issues just wasn't enough, was it?  Anyone else up for another romp with the Major and M'Koy?  Well... uh, howsabout we spend this final episode of Major X-Lapsed talking about a two-part Wolverine story from the year 2000 instead?

That's right folks - we're spending all but eight pages of this $5 zero issue looking at a story that appeared in Wolverine (vol.2) #154-155 (September-October, 2000) - featuring characters who haven't been seen since!  As for those other eight pages... well, they might just cause an X-Istential crisis... we're going to meet a whole lotta bucketheads... who we'll probably (hopefully?) never see again.

Whatever the case - Major X-Lapsed is now complete... I want to humbly thank everybody who has hung on for this weird little seven-week sidebar!

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

From Claremont to Claremont, Episode 3b - Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Hearts of Darkness (1991)

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

Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Hearts of Darkness (December, 1991)
"Hearts of Darkness"
Writer - Howard Mackie
Pencils - John Romita, Jr.
Inks - Klaus Janson
Colors - John Wellington
Letters - Joe Rosen
Edits - Bobbie Chase & Christian Cooper
Cover Price: $4.95

Episode 3 of From Claremont to Claremont: An X-Men Podcast rolls on -- and goes off the beaten path, with our first look at a comic (prestige format dealie, actually) that isn't one of our regular monthlies!

This time out, I am joined by Mark Radulich (@MarkRadulich) to discuss one of Wolverine's many, many... many guest appearances.  It's a little ditty called Hearts of Darkness by Howard Mackie and John Romita, Jr.!

After going through the story cover-to-cover, we continue the FCTC Episode 3 "hook" where my co-host discusses the "Soundtrack of Their Life"!  Another very fun conversation... I hope you all decide to join us - and maybe even share your own personal "soundtrack"!

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Sandman Universe "Gatherum", Episode 8

Cosmic Treadmill Special: Sandman Universe "Gatherum", Episode Eight (of Eight)

It's Black Friday in America -- and not only does sharing this final compilation of Reggie and my coverage of DC's Sandman Universe books help me not to have to record an all-new show on Thanksgiving Day - I can also sorta play it off with a "Hey, remember in the 90s - when all those kids wearing black wouldn't shut up about Neil Gaiman's Sandman?  Black clothes... Black Friday... ehh?  ehh?"

Okay, I tried... I'm sorry.

Whatever the case, I hope you all enjoy this final installment.


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Episode 226 (05.05.2019) - The Dreaming (vol.2) #9
Episode 227 (05.12.2019) - House of Whispers #9
Episode 228 (05.19.2019) - Lucifer (vol.3) #8

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 073 - X-Men #9 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Seventy-Three

X-Men (vol.5) #9 (May, 2020)
"The King Egg"
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: March 25, 2020

In which your stumblin', fumblin', humble host hits his personal "tipping point" as it pertains to "X-Men in Space" stories.  Sure, Cyclops and Havok's daddy lives out there... and the X-Men have a lotta friends and enemies out there - but, can we please get an issue without a reminder of that fact?!

Also: Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 072 - Wolverine #2 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Seventy-Two

Wolverine (vol.7) #2 (May, 2020)
"Your Own Worst Enemy"
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: March 25, 2020

In which your stumblin', fumblin', humble host hits his personal "tipping point" as it pertains to mutant deaths.  Sure, the Resurrection Protocols of the HoXPoXDoXSoX era have changed the "rules"... but, with this issue, it's almost turned to parody.  We'll talk a lot about that today...

Also: More great listener mail!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 071 - Hellions #1 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Seventy-One

Hellions #1 (May, 2020)
"Let Them Be Snakes"
Writer - Zeb Wells
Art - Stephen Segovia
Colors - David Curiel
Letters - VC's Cory Petit
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - An Uncredited Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: March 25, 2020

Dawn of X, Wave Two rolls on with the introduction of a very bizarre book, indeed - it's Hellions!

What happens when you put Sassy Sinister in charge of a group of "inconvenient mutants"?  Well, we're about to find out.  This is a book that should NOT work - but, damned if it doesn't!  We're gonna have fun with this one!

Also: A Giant-Size (and somewhat emotional) mailbag segment!  Thank you all for helping to push the Chris and Reggie Channel over 100,000 downloads!

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Monday, November 23, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 070 - Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Seventy

Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1 (May, 2020)
"Haunted Mansion"
Story & Words - Jonathan Hickman
Story & Art - Alan Davis
Colors - Carlos Lopez
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: March 25, 2020

Today we're going Giant-Size to discuss an issue that claims to focus on Nightcrawler... and, while he IS in this story - the more accurate title for this might've been Giant-Size X-Men: Magik.  We're going to talk about continuity and costs here... as our entire story is built to add a resident to Krakoa, who we already saw pass through the portal months ago!

Also: An actual Giant-Size Mailbag segment, talking about all things HoXPoXDoXSoX!  It's a great time as always, I do hope you'll join us!

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Major X-Lapsed, Episode 6 - Major X #6 (2019)

Major X-Lapsed, Episode 6

Major X #6 (August, 2019)
By Rob Liefeld
Inks - Liefeld, Cory Hamscher, Adelso Corona
Colors - Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Letters - VC's Joe Sabino
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 26, 2019

Today we wrap up the Major X miniseries proper... and, well - I wish I could say we've got a lot to talk about... but, we don't!  We will see some Deadpool-on-Deadpool action... and our big-bad will get taken down by the Care Bear Stare.  I will also rail on about inconsistencies in the depiction of our titular character.

Just one more episode to go... if we're bad enough dudes and dudettes to see our way through!

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

From Claremont to Claremont, Episode 3a - X-Men (vol.2) #3 (1991)

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

X-Men (vol.2) #3 (December, 1991)
"Fallout"
By - Chris Claremont & Jim Lee
Inks - Scott Williams
Colors - Joe Rosas
Letters - Tom Orzechowski
Edits - Bob Harras
Cover Price: $1.00

A little something different for your Saturday!

Your humble host has been long dragging his feet on releasing the next full (12+ hour long) episode of From Claremont to Claremont: An X-Men Podcast - however, today I'm dropping the segment where Jody Yerdon (@regalfan) and I discuss the final issue of the Chris Claremont run - X-Men (vol.2) #3 (December, 1991).

In addition to covering the issue itself, we also include a bit of a "hook" in that Jody (along with the rest of the FCTC hosts) will share with us the "Soundtrack of Their Life" - It's a very fun conversation - and I hope you all enjoy, and maybe even share some of the songs that would be on your own playlists!

For the handful of folks who even remember that FCTC was even a "thing", I apologize for taking forever to start releasing these!

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Friday, November 20, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 069 - X-Force #9

X-Lapsed, Episode Sixty-Nine

X-Force (vol.6) #9 (May, 2020)
"The Moral Jungle"
Writer - Benjamin Percy
Art - Joshua Cassara
Colors - Dean White
Letters - VC's Joe Caramagna
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Robinson, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: March 18, 2020

What's (no longer) Eating Neena Thurman?

Today, after a short stint in [dead], we welcome Domino back to the X-Force fold -- only, she's a little bit different than last we left her.  For one, well - she's alive, but for another - she's no longer tormented by all of the things she suffered toward the end of her previous life.  We will be asking questions...

Also: More great listener mail... and a whole lot of my babbling!  It's a fun show as usual, I hope you'll decide to join us!

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 068 - Excalibur #9 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Sixty-Eight

Excalibur (vol.4) #9 (May, 2020)
"Verse IX: Schools of Magic"
Writer - Tini Howard
Art - Marcus To
Colors - Erick Arciniega
Letters - VC's Cory Petit
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: March 18, 2020

X-Lapsed is back in Otherworld... welp, it was nice while it lasted, eh?

Today's issue takes us toward the Starlight Citadel so Betsy Britain can find out why she has been forsaken by the place - after all, she is Captain Britain... stands to reason she ought to be able to visit the place where the Captain Britain Corps used to hang out, no?

Also: Great listener mail - more discussion of the controversial Crucible... and perhaps the even more controversial, Fallen Angels miniseries!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 067 - New Mutants #9

X-Lapsed, Episode Sixty-Seven

New Mutants (vol.4) #9 (May, 2020)
"Something Rotten In..."
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: March 11, 2020

Stop me if you heard this one before - in today's issue, our heroes head over to a Russian-ish country that doesn't recognize Krakoa as a sovereign nation.

Yeah, it's that again - but, at least this time out we get a new reality-warping mutant to deal with, and get to see some of the weirdos from the Mutant Liberation Front!

Also: X-Cellent listener mail, including a missive that isn't totally on board with the HoXPoXDoXSoX direction!  Lotsa meat on the bone today - I hope you'll join us for the fun and discussion! 

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 066 - X-Men #8 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Sixty-Six

X-Men (vol.5) #8 (May, 2020)
"Swarm"
Writer - Jonathan Hickman
Art - Mahmud Asrar
Colors - Sunny Gho
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: March 11, 2020

You ever have... a dream of falling?  Well, Gabriel Summers does... just about every night, so how about we try and catch up with him for a minute (and only a minute)?  The main focus of today's issue and episode will be, for lack of a better term - brood banging.  Hope you're wearing gloves.

Also: Great listener mail, where we discuss the inorganic nature of the relationships among the Amalgamated Young Mutants of Krakoa, LLC - and the utter madness that is Major X!

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Monday, November 16, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 065 - Cable #1 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Sixty-Five

Cable (vol.4) #1 (May, 2020)
"Big Guns"
Writer - Gerry Duggan
Art - Phil Noto
Letters - VC's Joe Sabino
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: March 11, 2020

Wave Two rolls on with Dawn of X's second solo-ongoing - Cable!

Today we join him as he beats up Wolverine, and removes a thorn from the paw of an ancient beast -- and maybe becomes a Spaceknight because of it!  It's a fun story, and a good time - I hope you'll join us!

Also: Our usual x-cellent listener mail, and more of me waxing on about "broken toys" (please listen anyway!)

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Major X-Lapsed, Episode 5 - Major X #5 (2019)

Major X-Lapsed, Episode Five

Major X #5 (June, 2019)
Writer - Rob Liefeld
Pencils - Brent Peeples
Inks - Adelso Corona
Colors - Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Letters - VC's Joe Sabino
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 12, 2019


Nobody's favorite show is back to cover the penultimate issue of the 2019 Major X miniseries - and boy, it's getting tough to stay positive.

Today, we get some body-swapping... a Sentinel dogfight... and an appearance by the current-year (pre-HoXPoX) X-Men.  It's... well, it's something.

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 064 - Marauders #9 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Sixty-Four

Marauders #9 (May, 2020)
"Journey to the Center of Pyro"
Writer - Gerry Duggan
Art - Matteo Lolli
Colors - Edgar Delgado
Letters - VC's Joe Caramagna
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Robinson, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: March 4, 2020    

Come along and ride on a fantastic... voyage?

Today we check in (and deal) with Pyro's diminutive stowaway, Yellowjacket... and talk a whole lot about some "Dawn of X problems" (that's "problems" with a little "p").  Also, we check in with Call Me Kate at the hatchery to see how she's cookin'.

Plus: Some amazing listener mail, where we recap a bunch of recent discussions and touch on (and labor over) some wildly interesting plot points.  Lots of "food for thought", I hope you'll join us!

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Friday, November 13, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 063 - Excalibur #8 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Sixty-Three

Excalibur (vol.4) #8 (May, 2020)
"Verse VIII: The Unspeakable and the Uneatable II"
Writer - Tini Howard
Pencils - Wilton Santos & Marcus To
Inks - Sean Parsons, Marcus To, Roberto Poggi & Victor Nava
Colors - Erick Arciniega
Letters - VC's Joe Sabino
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: March 4, 2020

Today we wrap up our Warwolf hunt at the palatial Bloodstone Estate - and, best of all we get to take a live one home with us... in the form of an adorable li'l Warwolf Puppy.  This story is a little uneven, and feels a bit truncated - but, we're going to talk all about it just the same.

Also: An overlong tangent discussing the use of literary "shorthand" as it pertains to representation in comics, which I sincerely hope doesn't annoy and/or anger anybody listening!  All that, and some great listener mail to boot!

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 062 - X-Men #7 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Sixty-Two

X-Men (vol.5) #7 (April, 2020)
"Lifedeath"
Writer - Jonathan Hickman
Art - Leinil Francis Yu
Colors - Sunny Gho
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: February 26, 2020

Let's get ready to rumble!

It's time for the first-ever Krakoan Crucible... and, boy-oh-boy, do we have A LOT to talk about.  Topics we will discuss will include a mutant's right to die, the concept of being (and/or becoming) "whole", how context and consequence are the basis of continuity, and we will theory-craft the ever-loving hell out of just about every nugget of "food for thought" this amazing issue gives us.

Also: This issue features "that" scene between Wolverine and Cyclops... that set many a "comics journalist" to clickbait their way to fleeting (and relative) internet fame.  We'll talk all about that as well.

Plus: Great listener mail and another X-Lapsed "Call to Arms".  If you're digging the show -- or at the very least, appreciate the time and effort that goes into making it every single day, please consider telling a friend that it's a thing that exists in the world!  Thanks gang!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 061 - X-Force #8 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Sixty-One

X-Force (vol.6) #8 (April, 2020)
"Game of Dominoes"
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: February 26, 2020

Today's episode is all about an aspect of the Resurrection Protocols that your humble host hadn't yet considered - what would happen if a mutant decided to take their own life?  We spend a lot of time (perhaps too much) discussing the ramifications of that concept.  We also wrap up the story of Domino's doppelganger - and ramp up for a violent clash with the nebulous XENO organization.

All that, and some great listener mail - and an X-Lapsed "Call to Arms".  If you're digging the show -- or at the very least, appreciate the time and effort that goes into making it every single day, please consider telling a friend that it's a thing that exists in the world!  Thank you all.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 060 - New Mutants #8 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Sixty

New Mutants (vol.4) #8 (April, 2020)
"A-Hunting We Will Go"
Writer - Ed Brisson
Art - Marco Failla
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: February 26, 2020

We're back with the New Mutants "B" team a/k/a the Amalgamated Young Mutants of Krakoa, LLC for this issue - and what's more, they're taking us all on a trip to Nova Roma.  It's a weird one-and-done, that - in about 10 minutes - you might just forget you've even read!  Let's hope the same can't be said for your listening experience!

Also: Sebastian Shaw does something pretty cool... so, at least there's that!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 059 - Wolverine #1 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Fifty-Nine

Wolverine (vol.7) #1 (April, 2020)
"The Flower Cartel"
"Catacombs"
Writer - Benjamin Percy
Art - Adam Kubert & Viktor Bogdanovic
Colors - Frank Martin & Matthew Wilson
Letters - VC's Cory Petit
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Robinson, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $7.99
On-Sale: February 19, 2020

Welcome friends, to Wave Two of the Dawn of X line (also the 400th Program uploaded to the Chris and Reggie Channel)!

Today we've got a Wolverine two-fer - two complete stories... well, two complete "part ones", to kick off the berzerker's seventh (oi) volume.  One's got some Drug Cartel stuff... the other is all about vampires.  Woof.  Plenty of good conversation will be had, and there is some great listener mail to boot!

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Major X-Lapsed, Episode 4 - Major X #4 (2019)

Major X-Lapsed, Episode Four

Major X #4 (July, 2019)
Writer - Rob Liefeld
Pencils - Brent Peeples
Inks - Adelso Corona
Colors - Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Letters - VC's Joe Sabino
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: May 29, 2019

It's issue four... and it's another fight-scene.  I might actually have to listen to this episode myself, since I can barely remember what happened here.

Major X has somehow married some of the worst aspects of two generations of comic book storytelling - it is as shallow and vapid as many books of the early 1990's, while being decompressed to the gills like so many "current year" comics.

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 058 - New Mutants #7 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Fifty-Eight

New Mutants (vol.4) #7 (April, 2020)
"Spoilers"
Writer - Jonathan Hickman
Art - Rod Reis
Letters - VC's Travis Lanham
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: February 19, 2020

We had our fun in space... but, now - let's get these kids home!

Today we wrap up the New Mutants "A" storyline, reuniting bird-person child with (death)bird-person aunt... and finally plant our Krakoan seed in Shi'ar Space!  Also: A strange Dungeons and Dragons-style battle - complete with your humble host rolling virtual dice!  A fun issue... though, depending on your mileage - perhaps a hair too "cute" in the Deadpooly sort of way.  Lemme know your thoughts!

Speaking of letting me know your thoughts - I share a hot-take theory from a listener that might just change the way you look at these books!  Again, lemme know!

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Friday, November 6, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 057 - Marauders #8 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Fifty-Seven

Marauders #8 (April, 2020)
"Furious Anger"
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: February 19, 2020

To Me, My X-Lapsed!

Today we're going to discuss the necessary "next step" issue of Marauders, in which, much of our team finds out exactly what happened to Call Me Kate.  It's an issue of reactions - which I myself will react to, and have a good time doing so.  There's also some mutant on nameless, faceless mercenary goon violence... which never gets boring (citation needed).

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 056 - X-Men #6 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Fifty-Six

X-Men (vol.5) #6 (April, 2020)
"The Oracle"
Writer - Jonathan Hickman
Art - Matteo Buffagni
Colors - Sunny Gho
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: February 12, 2020

Torn from the pages of HoXnPoX, comes a very special Mystique-focused issue of X-Men!  Today we're going to find out some of the things that went on between the panels of the big Mother Mold Mission, when the X-Men raided the Orchis Satellite.  We're also going to flash back to a story from... well, sometime before Uncanny X-Men #255, where Destiny has a very important message to share with her wife.

It's been awhile since I've engaged in "hot takes", but - an issue like this, really invites the semi-critical thinking... and makes my mind percolate trying to figure everything out.  It's a goodie, and I hope you take the time to check it out!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 055 - X-Force #7 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Fifty-Five

X-Force (vol.6) #7 (April, 2020)
"Domino Has Fallen"
Writer - Benjamin Percy
Art - Oscar 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: February 12, 2020

Two great issues of X-Force in a row?!  Could it possibly be?

Yes, folks - thanks to my goof-up, where we very nearly missed an issue of X-Force, we get two really fun, and thought-provoking issues of the title in a row!  Today, we are going to discuss the potential collectivist nature of Krakoa, and how - for the needs of the many, the trauma of the few might be getting brushed under the rug.  We question whether or not the individual mutant is valued as highly as the "collective" Krakoa... and what the ramifications of this might end up being.

It's fun food for thought - and I hope to hear what you all think!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

X-Lapsed, Episode 054 - X-Force #6 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Fifty-Four

X-Force (vol.6) #6 (March, 2020)
"Intelligence"
Writer - Benjamin Percy
Art - Stephen Segovia
Colors - GURU-eFX
Letters - VC's Joe Caramagna
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Robinson, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: January 29, 2020

Today we're talking about a surprisingly x-cellent issue of X-Force!  Not only that - it's a one-and-done, that raises the stakes and advances our overarching plot!  Now, that doesn't feel like a "current year" book, does it?

In X-Force #6, our point-of-view character is Hank McCoy... who is going to do some pretty bad things in the interests of the greater good.  We establish a new potentially Omega-Level threat in Nanoflorites - and get another formerly unwilling nation to sign on the dotted line for some Krakoan Magic Meds!

Also: Great listener mail, discussing the "silent" Giant-Size issue, as well as some more kind words about our milestone 50th Episode!  It's a great time as always, I do so hope you'll join us!

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