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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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)
"Introduction"
"Colossus"
"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!

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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!

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Monday, July 26, 2021

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

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Twenty-Four

Cable (vol.4) #11 (August, 2021)
"Depression"
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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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Chris and Reggie's TOTAL PACKAGE - Crisis on Infinite Earths

Chris and Reggie's TOTAL PACKAGE

Crisis on Infinite Earths
(00:00:00) Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 50: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1-2
(02:12:44) Weird Comics History, Episode 22: The Pre-Crisis DC Multiverse
(03:37:25) Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 51: Crisis on Infinite Earths #3-5
(06:15:37) Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 52: Crisis on Infinite Earths #6-8
(07:28:41) Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 53: Crisis on Infinite Earths #9-11
(09:19:41) Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 54: Crisis on Infinite Earths #12, History of the DC Universe #1-2
Total Running Time: 11 Hours, 18 Minutes, 33 Seconds

The Celebration of Five Years of Chris and Reggie rolls on with a compilation of one the projects we were most proud of -- our coverage of Crisis on Infinite Earths!  This was a series several months in the making... and was comprised of hundreds of hours of research and writing.  This was an "around the clock" production... and the notes we took on Crisis actually filled more pages than Crisis itself!

It's a heck of series... and we had a blast getting to the bottom of it.  We bio EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER who appears (even if that appearance is in a single panel), we discuss the behind the scenes of Crisis-Era DC Comics, we cover every pre-Crisis appearance of the Monitor, we dissect EVERY SINGLE pre-Crisis alternate Earth (even those retroactively named via the Absolute Crisis Edition).  We also look at The History of the DC Universe, and chat up the fallout and the early post-Crisis landscape.  If you've got 12 hours to kill... this might be right up your alley!

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Blog Posts (featuring "behind the scenes" information):
Part One (including EVERY Pre-Crisis Appearance of The Monitor)
Part Two (including "that" page... you know the one)

Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 12 - Dawn of X, Volume 10 (2020)

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode Twelve

Dawn of X, Volume 10 (2020)
(00:00:00) New Mutants (vol.4) #9: "Something Rotten In..."
(00:53:44) Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1: "Haunted Mansion"
(01:44:58) Hellions #1: "Let Them Be Snakes"
(02:44:06) Wolverine (vol.7) #2: "Your Own Worst Enemy"
(03:19:44) X-Men (vol.5) #9: "The King Egg"
(03:57:34) Excalibur (vol.4) #10: "Verse X: A Crooked World"
Writers - Ed Brisson, Jonathan Hickman, Zeb Wells, Benjamin Percy, & Tini Howard
Art - Flaviano, Alan Davis, Stephen Segovia, Adam Kubert, Leinil Francis Yu, & Marcus To
Colors - Carlos Lopez, David Curiel, Frank Martin, Sunny Gho, & Erick Arciniega
Letters - VC's Travis Lanham, Clayton Cowles, & Cory Petit
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, Robinson, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $17.99
On-Sale: December 1, 2020

Finally... it's time for Hellions!

The Collected X-Lapsed rolls on with the introduction of, perhaps THE surprise hit of this entire era... a team of B, C, and D list villains (plus Havok) engaging in therapeutic violence under the watchful eye of Mr. Sinister... what could possibly go wrong?

Also, Broo eats an egg, Wolverine fights flowers, and a Giant-Size issue supposedly featuring Nightcrawler!  All 'at and the usual X-Lapsed nonsense to boot!

*NOTE: Episode 14 of The Collected X-Lapsed will feature something of 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!

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Friday, July 23, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 223 - X-Factor #10 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Twenty-Three

X-Factor (vol.4) #10 (August, 2021)
"Finale"
Story - Leah Williams & David Baldeon
Art - David Baldeon, David Messina & Lucas Werneck
Colors - Israel Silva
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Andrews-Ballesteros, Thomas, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 30, 2021

Welcome friends, to a day of Multiple Milestones!  Today we wrap up both the Hellfire Gala and the fourth volume of X-Factor... as well as celebrate TWO-THOUSAND days of Daily Comics Content at Chris is on Infinite Earths!

We bid a sad farewell to our Boneyard residents, mysteries are awkwardly solved, people are horribly dressed... and wrap up with the discovery of SPOILER ALERT's dead body!  Whodunnit... well, we're going to have to wait and see!

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 222 - Way of X #3 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Twenty-Two

Way of X #3 (August, 2021)
"Joy of X"
Writer - Si Spurrier
Art - Bob Quinn
Colors - Java Tartaglia
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Andrew-Ballesteros, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 23, 2021

If we were using Marvels Legacy Numbering, this would be X-Lapsed LGY#275!

And to commemorate, we're discussing one of the best books in the line!  Today, as Nightcrawler recovers from a raging hangover, he (and we) get a lesson in how Making More Mutants might not be the best "way" forward for the nation of Krakoa.

Also, some psychic-sexytime facilitated by Legion, and an appearance from a character from the Joe Casey era... and no, I'm not talking about Warp Savant!  It's a great issue... and a really fun conversation I had with myself - I'd love to hear your thoughts as well!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 221 - S.W.O.R.D. #6 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Twenty-One

S.W.O.R.D. (vol.2) #6 (August, 2021)
"This is What Comes Next"
Writer - Al Ewing
Art - Valerio Schiti
Colors - Marte Gracia
Letters - VC's Ariana Maher
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 23, 2021

S.W.O.R.D. takes us into some Hellfire Gala fallout... and, it's all pretty great!  To say any more would be to spoil it... and, since the events of this story WERE spoiled for your humble host, I will do you all the kindness of saying no more!

You don't wanna miss this one!

Plus: My usual Musings, Mailbag, and more Facebook Friends!

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 220 - Wolverine #13 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Twenty

Wolverine (vol.7) #13 (August, 2021) [LGY#355]
"What They Did in the Shadows"
Writer - Benjamin Percy
Pencils - Scot Eaton
Inks - Oren Junior
Colors - Matthew Wilson
Letters - VC's Cory Petit
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Amaro, Basso, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 23, 2021

In what could've (and perhaps should've) been the next issue of X-Force, the Mutant CIA deals with the Telefloridian Menace... while also attempting to reconcile Beast's involvement in making them so!

This leads into your humble host having rather the odd conversation with himself, wherein I do my damnedest to come to the Beast's defense (sorta).  I'd love to hear your thoughts on current-year Hank McCoy - is there ANY saving this character?  Inquiring mind(s) wanna know!

Plus: Great Mailbag, and some super-fun discussion from some new Facebook friends! 

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Monday, July 19, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 219 - X-Corp #2 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Nineteen

X-Corp #2 (August, 2021)
"A Shark in the Water"
Writer - Tini Howard
Art - Alberto Foche
Colors - Sunny Gho
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Amaro, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 16, 2021

It's X-Corp day... let's just push forward!

For those of you who can make it - there's some great listener mail, Planet-Size X-Men fallout and "This Week in X" to discuss!

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Questerdays, An EPIC ElfQuest Podcast, Episode 5 - ElfQuest #5 (12/85)

Questerdays, An EPIC ElfQuest Podcast, Episode Five

ElfQuest #5 (December, 1985)
"Bridge of Destiny"
By Wendy & Richard Pini
Colors - Glynis Oliver
EPIC Edits - Archie & Jo
Chief - Jim Shooter
Cover Price: $0.75 USD / $1 CAN


Picking up right where we left off last time - Cutter and Rayek are in the midst of THE CHALLENGE, and there two trials remain!  We'll discuss'em both right here!

Also: Our usual "back-matter", including the Quests & Answers Letters Page, the Bullpen Bulletins, and an extended look at the Ads... which feature some of our very favorite ones of the era: Saturday Morning Cartoons!

All that, plus some news on the ElfQuest AUDIO MOVIE and an update on the ElfQuest lead figurines we didn't even know were a thing a few episodes back!

Special Thanks to the ElfQuest Facebook Group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2209159129

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TIMESTAMPS:
(00:00:00) Intro & ElfQuest News
(00:14:20) Bridge of Destiny
(00:55:07) Quests & Answers
(01:08:15) Bullpen Bulletins
(01:28:28) Ads
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Leave us a Voicemail! 623-396-JERK

Saturday, July 17, 2021

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 11 - Dawn of X, Volume 9 (2020)

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode Eleven

Dawn of X, Volume 9 (2020)
(00:00:00) New Mutants (vol.4) #8: "A-Hunting We Will Go"
(00:30:00) Marauders #9: "Journey to the Center of Pyro"
(01:37:28) Cable (vol.4) #1: "Big Guns"
(02:23:32) X-Men (vol.5) #8: "Swarm"
(03:01:52) Excalibur (vol.4) #9: "Verse IX: Schools of Magic"
(03:52:13) X-Force (vol.6) #9: "The Moral Jungle"
Writers - Ed Brisson, Gerry Duggan, Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, & Benjamin Percy
Art - Marco Failla, Matteo Lolli, Phil Noto, Mahmud Asrar, Marcus To, & Joshua Cassara
Colors - Carlos Lopez, Edgar Delgado, Sunny Gho, Erick Arciniega, & Dean White
Letters - VC's Travis Lanham, Joe Caramagna, Joe Sabino, Clayton Cowles, & Cory Petit
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, Robinson, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $17.99
On-Sale: November 10, 2020

Welcome to the fold, Cable!  Hope you enjoy your (relatively short) stay!

Our eleventh Collected Edition sees Kid Cable best Wolverine in battle before getting swept away to deal with some, of all things, Spaceknight stuff.  Excalibur is... back in Otherworld (duh), The New Mutants deal with boring Nova Roma stuff, X-Men focuses on Vulcan... and banging Brood in what might be the worst story to come out of this volume, X-Force heads into Terra Verde, and Marauders sees Pyro infected by a tiny little fellow.

All that, plus the usual backmatter nonsense you know and tolerate!  Lotsa Crucible fall-out chatter!  You're gonna love it (I hope)!

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Friday, July 16, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 218 - New Mutants #19 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Eighteen

New Mutants (vol.4) #19 (August, 2021)
"Party of the Century"
Writer - Vita Ayala
Art - Alex Lins
Colors - Matt Milla
Letters - VC's Travis Lanham
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 16, 2021


The New Mu's are in their Carnation Abominations, and are ready to strut their stuff down the Green Carpet for the Hellfire Gala.  What's up with Tier?  Where's Gabby?  What's the deal with Amahl Farouk?  Can Doug and Warlock still be pals in a post-Bei the Blood Moon world?  Is Tran gonna show up?
 
Some of those answers and more... today!
 
Also: Mailbag and a little bit of x-relevant news for fans of Marvel mobile games
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Thursday, July 15, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 217 - Planet-Size X-Men #1 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Seventeen

Planet-Size X-Men #1 (August, 2021)
"Fireworks"
Writer - Gerry Duggan
Art - Pepe Larraz
Colors - Marte Gracia
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: June 16, 2021

Finally... we get to talk about the event that we had mostly spoiled for us months ago!  It's no longer the worst kept secret in the X-Books... it's out in the open!

So, for the few of you asking what it IS that I'm talking about -- Well, you'll have to listen (or, ya know, read the issue AND listen) to find out.

We've got some X-Cellent X-Tended Mailbag today as well, introducing a new letter writer to boot!

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 216 - Children of the Atom #4 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Sixteen

Children of the Atom #4 (August, 2021)
"Captured"
Writer - Vita Ayala
Art - Paco Medina
Colors - David Curiel
Letters - VC's Travis Lanham
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Andrews-Ballesteros, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 9, 2021

Taking a sidebar from the #HellfireGala to check in on the COTA kids... who are still, after four issues, trying to figure out their way through the Krakoan Gates!

The glacial pace continues... we'll talk Mutant Appropriation, Pit-Sweat Consent, and much more!

We've also got some great Mailbag!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 215 - X-Men #21 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Fifteen

X-Men (vol.5) #21 (August, 2021)
"The Beginning"
Writer - Jonathan Hickman
Art - Nick Dragotta, Russell Dauterman, Lucas Werneck, Sara Pichelli
Colors - Frank Martin, Matthew Wilson, Sunny Gho, Nolan Woodard
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 9, 2021

It's the FINAL ISSUE of X-Men (vol.5)... and it's where we FINALLY get our first actual X-Men team of the Krakoan Era!  This should be super-exciting... if only Marvel didn't spoil it for us three month ago!

Oh well, we'll make the best of it!

Plus: More Sinister Secrets!  Illuminati Talk!  Mailbag!  I wax on about Beast's Ethical Handcuffs for way too long!  And much much more!

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Monday, July 12, 2021

X-Lapsed, Episode 214 - Excalibur #21 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode Two Hundred Fourteen

Excalibur (vol.4) #21 (August, 2021)
"Don't Feel Like Dancin'"
Writer - Tini Howard
Art - Marcus To
Colors - Erick Arciniega
Letters - VC's Ariana Maher
Design - Tom Muller
Head of X - Hickman
Edits - Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: June 9, 2021

Welcome back to X-Lapsed... I wish we could be meeting under better circumstances, but alas - it's Excalibur day!  

The Hellfire Gala rolls on, and Betsy Britain and the Gang engage in some ridiculous global politics, Rictor broods, and one of our team members is lucky enough to escape this book!

You WILL believe that a Coven of Witches can impact the global landscape... or not, but you'll see it either way.

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Chris and Reggie's TOTAL PACKAGE - The History of Underground Comix

Chris and Reggie's TOTAL PACKAGE

The History of Underground Comix
(00:00:00) Part I: Tijuana Bibles, Joe Shuster, Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, and More!
(01:13:54) Part II: 1968, Robert Crumb, art spiegelman, Trina Robins, Marvel's "Comix Book", and More!
(02:47:49) Part III: Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Harvey Pekar - Underground-to-Indie: Peter Bagge, Wendy & Richard Pini, Dave Sim, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and More!
(04:23:18) Part IV: Underground-to-Corporate: Marvel's EPIC Comics, DC's Vertigo, Webcomics, Minicomics, and More!
Originally Weird Comics History, Episodes 12-15 (2017)
Total Run Time: 5 Hours, 41 Minutes, 53 Seconds

Continuing the celebration of FIVE YEARS of Chris and Reggie with a compilation of another one of our "tentpole" series' wherein we go deep into the somewhat seedy, certainly salacious, world of Underground Comix!  We start with Tijuana Bibles... and don't stop until present day... talking about what Underground Comix were, what they became, and how they're still relevant to this day.

I hope you enjoy!

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BREAK SNIPPET (Part One):

Will Eisner speaks well of Harvey Kurtzman at the Dallas Fantasy Fair on July 5, 1990
https://youtu.be/z5OFquX5riA


BREAK CLIP (Part Two):

Excerpt from Arena: The Confessions of Robert Crumb, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1987

BREAK CLIP (Part Three):
Harvey Pekar on Late Night with David Letterman 7/31/87
https://youtu.be/D0akXKxbflM

Break Clip (Part Four):
Levi's 501 "Button Your Fly" commercial from 1990, directed by Spike Lee, starring Rob Liefeld

SOURCES & LINKS:
Tijuana Bibles: Art & Wit in America's Forbidden Funnies, 1930s to 1950s by Bob Adelman (Simon & Schuster, 1994)
Vintage Tijuana Bible Library (WARNING: VERY NSFW)
http://www.tijuana-bibles.com/tijuanabible-comics.html
The Incredible True Story of Joe Shuster's Nights of Horror
http://cbldf.org/2012/10/the-incredible-true-story-of-joe-shusters-nights-of-horror/
Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America by Bill Schelly (Fantagraphics, 2015)
Humbug (2 volume set) by Harvey Kurtzman, et al. (Fantagraphics, 2008)
Trump: The Complete Collection by Harvey Kurtzman et al. (Dark Horse Books, 2016)
witzend (2 volume set) by Wallace Wood et al. (Fantagraphics, 2014)
A History of Underground Comix by James Estren, Ronin Publishing, 1974
Comic Book Creator #5, Spring 2014, "The Comix Book Life of Denis Kitchen" pg. 34-79

The Best of Comix Book by James Vance and Denis Kitchen, Kitchen Sink Books, 2013

Amazing Underground Comix Resource
http://comixjoint.com/

The Aline Kominsky-Crumb Interview, The Comics Journal #139 (December 1990)
http://www.tcj.com/the-aline-kominsky-crumb-interview/

"I Felt Like I Didn't Have a Baby But at Least I'd Have a Book": A Diane Noomin Interview, The Comics Journal
http://www.tcj.com/i-felt-like-i-didn%E2%80%99t-have-a-baby-but-at-least-i%E2%80%99d-have-a-book-a-diane-noomin-interview/

Harvey Pekar: Conversations, edited by Michael G. Rhode, University Press of Mississippi, 2008

Saturday, July 10, 2021

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 10 - Dawn of X, Volume 8

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode Ten

Dawn of X, Volume 8 (2020)
(00:00:00) Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1: "Into the Storm"
(01:02:19) Marauders #8: "Furious Anger"
(01:27:42) New Mutants (vol.4) #7: "Spoilers"
(01:53:52) X-Force (vol.6) #8: "Game of Dominoes"
(02:33:55) X-Men (vol.5) #7: "Lifedeath"
(03:41:18) Excalibur (vol.4) #8: "The Unspeakable and the Uneatable II"
Writers - Jonathan Hickman, Gerry Duggan, Benjami Percy, & Tini Howard
Art - Russell Dauterman, Stefano Caselli, Rod Reis, Bazaldua, Leinil Francis Yu, Wilton Santos, & Marcus To
Inks - Sean Parsons, Roberto Poggi, & Victor Nava
Colors - Matthew Wilson, Edgar Delgado, GURU-eFX, Sunny Gho, & Erick Arciniega
Letters - VC's Clayton Cowles, Cory Petit, Travis Lanham, Joe Caramagna, & Joe Sabino
Design - Tom Muller
Edits - Bissa, Robinson, White, Cebulski
Special Thanks - Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
Cover Price: $17.99
On-Sale: October 20, 2020

This "collected edition" includes, among other things, the first mention of an X-Lapsed favorite: THE CRUCIBLE!  If you're new(er) to the show, and would like to hear where my fascination with the concept began... well, go no further!


Also: An homage to the 'NUFF SAID! issue of New X-Men by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely, with a bit of a Weird Comics History lesson on exactly what 'NUFF SAID! was, and much much more!


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Friday, July 9, 2021

The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 015 - X-Men #10 (1965)

The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode Fifteen

X-Men #10 (March, 1965)
"The Coming of... Ka-Zar!"
Writer/Edits - Stan Lee
Pencils - Jack Kirby
Inks - Chic Stone
Letters - S. Rosen
Col... errrrs
Cover Price: 12¢

Today we take a trip to my second least favorite place in all the Marvel Universe... The Savage Land!  Listen to me mispronounce Ka-Zar's name about five-dozen times!

That - plus the original Letters Page discussion from the issue, the prehistoric Marvel Bullpen Bulletins, and the MIGHTY Marvel Checklist!

Also: An X-Tended X-Cellent Mailbag feature!

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