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X-Lapsed, Episode 208 - Wolverine #12

X-Lapsed, Episode 208 - Wolverine #12

June 21, 2021

Wolverine is... still fighting Vampires?  Ya kidding me?  Don't we have a Gala to prepare for or something?

This time out Cranky Chris complains about this story that refuses to end... and wonders how much longer it's going to go.  Oh yeah, we also go to friggin Otherworld for the third time this month, so I'll complain about that too!

At least there's our always X-Cellent Mailbag... and our "This Week in X" segments!

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Chris and Reggie’s TOTAL PACKAGE - The Comics Code Authority

Chris and Reggie’s TOTAL PACKAGE - The Comics Code Authority

June 20, 2021

Celebrating FIVE YEARS of Chris and Reggie with a compilation of our first "big" project together!  If you've ever wanted to listen to our Comics Code Authority series... but found the Archives to be too daunting (which they are!), here is a one-stop shop for nearly eight-hours of post-war comics chatter.

If all you know about the CCA is "Frederic Wertham did it!", I invite you to give this a listen, because ol' Doc W. is only a itty bitty part of the package!  We actually READ Seduction of the Innocent, went line-by-line through the 1954 Senate Subcommittee hearings on Juvenile Delinquency, deep-dive on its main architect, Senator Estes Kefauver, go through all permutations of the Code while it was still relevant, and end with something of an op-ed on the current post-Code comics landscape.

I hope you enjoy!

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TIMESTAMPS:
(00:00:00) Part 1: "Before the Comics Code"
(00:39:39) Part 2: "Seduction of the Innocent"
(02:23:04) Part 3: "The Kefauver Trials"
(04:06:27) Part 4: "Life Under the Code"
(05:35:40) Part 5: "Life After the Code"
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The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 07 - X-Men + Fantastic Four

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 07 - X-Men + Fantastic Four

June 19, 2021

Stepping away from our regular Dawn of X storyline... due to a dramatic event that occurs in the sixth issue of one of our ongoings, we're taking a look at the four-part X-Men + Fantastic Four miniseries, which your humble host was absolutely chomping at the bit for.  Marvel must've known that, as they wasted very little time rendering the entire thing moot by de-Mutantifying Franklin Richards!

In todays Collected Edition, we'll discuss all four parts of the event miniseries as well as the issue of Fantastic Four where it's revealed that Franklin Richards isn't... and never, ever was... a Mutant!

This compilation also includes the landmark 50th episode of X-Lapsed, wherein I spend a good half hour or so being wildly self-indulgent in reflecting on my time in audio comics commentary. 

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TIMESTAMPS:

(00:00:00) X-Men+Fantastic Four #1: "The Impossible Boy"
(00:33:32) X-Men+Fantastic Four #2: "Broken Borders"
(01:06:00) X-Men+Fantastic Four #3: "To the Victor"
(01:41:49) X-Men+Fantastic Four #4: "Welcome to the New World"
(02:49:53) Fantastic Four (vol.6) #26: "One Stop From Everywhere"
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X-Lapsed, Episode 207 - Way of X #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 207 - Way of X #2

June 18, 2021

It's my favorite day of the X-Lapsed Month... Way of X day!

After reading the first issue of this series, I was sure nothing could ever top it... and then they went and DID!  A truly wonderful issue, indeed - listen to me gush over it for over a half hour!

Plus: Our Always X-Cellent Mailbag!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 206 - X-Factor #9

X-Lapsed, Episode 206 - X-Factor #9

June 17, 2021

When is a penultimate issue more like a finale?  Well, when your actual final issue is a chapter of an Event Crossover... like the Hellfire Gala.

Oh, you didn't know?  There's a Hellfire Gala on the horizon.  They totally don't talk about it every chance they get... so, I don't blame you for not knowing!

Today, we look at a book whose watchword is "truncation".  The axe of cancellation appears to have fallen during the production of this issue... and yet, Williams and Baldeon still manage to deliver an enjoyable outing!  We've got Morrigan and Mojoworld... um, please listen anyway - I promise it'll be fun!

Also: An X-Panded Mailbag Segment full of x-cellent x-chatter!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 205 - X-Corp #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 205 - X-Corp #1

June 16, 2021

Welcome, friends... to, hands down, the most difficult episode of X-Lapsed I've ever done!  If you've been following this show for any length of time, you'll know I really don't like being negative about our books... but, this one... hoo boy.  I literally almost threw up the white flag.

I feel like I need to publicly apologize to Fallen Angels, Empyre: X-Men, the Broo King Egg story, X-Men #12 and #14 being the same damn book, and even X-Men: Curse of the Man-Thing... because, those were all a dream compared to this!

On a positive note... if you can make it through my negativity long enough - we've got some great mailbag discussion to close out!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 204 - Children of the Atom #3

X-Lapsed, Episode 204 - Children of the Atom #3

June 15, 2021

The CotA "slow burn" continues... and, well - there ain't a whole heckuva lot to say about it!

We do have some great mailbag discussion today though!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 203 - X-Men: Curse of the Man-Thing #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 203 - X-Men: Curse of the Man-Thing #1

June 14, 2021

Today we cover a One-Shot... that is actually a Part III... which includes Chapters 7-9 of a story that started two One-Shots ago... and ran through a second One-Shot, that all had different names.  Also, it's just not very good!

Today I'm going to complain all about it... and Steve Orlando's wildly unnatural sounding dialogue!

Plus: Great Mailbag, including the return of a recently X-Lapsed friend

And - a plea to the comics social media bubble NOT to rush to spoil this week's Planet-Sized X-Men (ehh, who am I kidding... it's GOING to be spoiled for us...)

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The ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT X-Lapsed Voicemail!

623-396-5375 (or, 623-396-JERK)... as in "Professor Xavier is a..." and not anything off-color!  Shame on you for thinking it was!

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Generation X-Lapsed, Episode 12 - Generation X #87

Generation X-Lapsed, Episode 12 - Generation X #87

June 13, 2021

It's the final episode of Generation X-Lapsed!

Will the Loser Squad be able to defeat M-Plate?

Will Jubilee be able to adequately use her newly returned PAFF powers?

Will we ever see these characters again?

Those answers... well, might be in this issue.

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Help me pick the next Sunday Special Series!

  • Mr. & Mrs. X-Lapsed

    • 18 Episodes

      • Rogue & Gambit 1-5
      • X-Men Gold Wedding Issue
      • Mr. & Mrs. X 1-12
  • JEANeration X-Lapsed
    • 12 Episodes

      • Jean Grey 1-11
      • Generations: Jean Grey
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The ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT X-Lapsed Voicemail!

623-396-5375 (or, 623-396-JERK)... as in "Professor Xavier is a..." and not anything off-color!  Shame on you for thinking it was!

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The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 06 - Dawn of X, Volume 5

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 06 - Dawn of X, Volume 5

June 12, 2021

We're at our traditional "penultimate chapter" issues of each of our Dawn of X launch titles... however, only one of the six seems to be playing along!

Fallen Angels gets ready to wrap up by finally putting together their team (who we'll never see work together again after this series) - X-Men decides to ignore Fallen Angels completely by having X-23 fall back into her pre-FA character and costume... before the other series even ends -  Forge acts a chucklehead in X-Force - we resume our New Mutants space story (never thought I'd be so happy to see Deathbird!), your humble host becomes more accustomed to the new take on Bobby Drake, and Excalibur begins it's "Have I missed an issue?" meme!

All that, plus the always X-Cellent Mailbags!  If you are only now discovering X-Lapsed through these Collected Editions - please, reach out and let me know your thoughts!

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TIMESTAMPS:

(00:00:00) Marauders #5: "A Time to Sow"
(00:28:18) Excalibur (vol.4) #5: "Verse V: Panic on the Streets of London"
(00:55:41) New Mutants (vol.4) #5: "Endangered Birds"
(01:35:21) X-Force (vol.6) #5: "Necessary Force"
(02:12:58) Fallen Angels (vol.2) #5: "Sensei"
(02:38:30) X-Men (vol.5) #5: "Into the Vault"
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The ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT X-Lapsed Voicemail!

623-396-5375 (or, 623-396-JERK)... as in "Professor Xavier is a..." and not anything off-color!  Shame on you for thinking it was!

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