X-Lapsed, Episode 331 – X-Men #8 (2022)

X-Lapsed Episode Three Hundred Thirty-One

X-Men (vol.6) #8 (April, 2022)
“The Buffet is Undefeated”
Writer – Gerry Duggan
Art – Javier Pina
Colors – Marte Gracia
Letters – VC’s Clayton Cowles
Design – Tom Muller
Head of X (?) – Hickman
Edits – Amaro, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: February 16, 2022

We’re back to the “flagship”… which, is unfortunately a book seemingly stuck between two eras.  Not quite Reign of… but also not yet full-blown Destiny of.

It’s widescreen mutant action… in that Morrison JLA style, which is to say… not my favorite approach.  Snark and quips take the place of characterization… and, oh yeah — M.O.D.O.K. shouts “For Science!” – that’s a punchline, y’all.  Laugh!

In the mailbag we discuss the shifting in what it means to be a Mutant in the post-Hickman landscape — plus, a little bit more on the “seams showing” in XLADOW.

Then, I get a bit self-indulgent — talking about the future of this (and other) shows on the channel… which, heck – if you made it that far, don’t feel bad about clicking “stop”.

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