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Learn Me The Legion, Episode 1 - Origin Stories & Adventure Comics #247

Learn Me The Legion, Episode 1 - Origin Stories & Adventure Comics #247

October 26, 2020

Welcome friends, to a whole new series - and part of the "New Fall Season" here at the channel.

Longtime Legion-denier, Chris (@acecomics) looks to right the wrong of keeping DC's future-teen-heroes as a deliberate blind-spot in his comics knowledge... and to do so, he's found himself a friend to help him navigate this twisting and storied franchise.  Lifelong Legion fan, Al Sedano (@AdamThanosPod) has graciously agreed to educate and guide me to... maybe eventual Legion-relevance... or, at least maybe being able to identify a dozen or so of these characters on sight!

For this first episode, we share our own Legion origins... or lack thereof, Al provides a brief overview of the franchise, and we start our coverage... well, at the start - with a look at Adventure Comics #247 from 1958!

As this series progresses, we will be alternating between covering Legion stories, and focusing on prominent Legion characters, to try and get me up to speed.  If you're in need of some "Legion Learnin'", this might be the show for you!  If you're already a certified "Doctor of Legionomics"... well, you still might enjoy hearing how ignorant I am about the property you hold so dear!  Or, you can at least stick around long enough to hear how I ruined a really good song to make our theme music (apologies to Jarvis...)!

Feedback is encouraged!  We invite you to write in and join us on this little audio journey!

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Major X-Lapsed, Episode 2 - Major X #2

Major X-Lapsed, Episode 2 - Major X #2

October 25, 2020

Because absolutely nobody demanded it...

... Major X-Lapsed returns with its second installment!

Today, I have far less fun with Issue #2 of Major X... which, rather than remaining a fun retro romp through the early '90s - starts taking itself a bit too seriously.  We've got Atlantean politics to deal with... and that's just the beginning!  I don't know about y'all, but Atlanteans are right up there with the Inhumans in the list of characters I couldn't care less about!

I'd love to hear everybody's thoughts on this series... good, bad, or indifferent - please don't hesitate to reach out!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 48 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 48 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #2

October 24, 2020

Keeping with our coverage of X-Men + Fantastic Four - this time out, Reed and the Gang are Krakoa-bound looking for their lost kids.  Only problem is, they ain't there!  Instead, they're out on an island somewhere with Uncle Doom and (Aunt?) Call Me Kate.

It's a knock down drag out affair when the X-Men and Fantastic Four go at it... and one that, despite how much I'm enjoying it, I'm going to poke several holes in.

Also: Some parting shots at Fallen Angels, a reminder of a hot-take I made about a potential romance between Cyclops and Polaris - which facilitates a plug for our Weird Comics History - Twilight of the Superheroes coverage, and an endorsement for... Major X-Lapsed?!

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Stuff I mentioned during the Episode:

Weird Comics History, Episode 23: Twilight of the Superheroes:

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-zv7n3-72a985

Talkin' Twelve @ Chris is on Infinite Earths:

https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/search/label/the%20twelve

Major X-Lapsed, Episode 1:

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-rpqbt-ef5fdb

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X-Lapsed, Episode 47 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 47 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #1

October 23, 2020

Today we begin the story I've been looking forward to since we first saw the tense confrontation between Reed Richards and Scott Summers way back in House of X #1 (Episode 001 of this very program)!  Today we bear witness to the skirmish over "The Impossible Boy", the recently-rapidly-aged, Franklin Richards!

An Omega Level Mutant, Franklin would definitely be an asset for the growing mutant nation of Krakoa... there are just four things standing in the way. Also, our boy Franklin's powers are depleting with each use... wassupwitdat?  Hopefully we'll find out here!

Starting this miniseries, X-Lapsed is now officially on the road to our milestone fiftieth episode... a milestone only to me! 

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X-Lapsed, Episode 46 - New Mutants #6

X-Lapsed, Episode 46 - New Mutants #6

October 22, 2020

Today we wrap up our time at the Bohusk Farm... and, it gets far bloodier than you might imagine.  We learn a little bit more about the Cartel, DOX... and those creepy grey-skinned black-eyed children.

It's a good time as always... as we head toward the "landmark" fiftieth episode of X-Lapsed (can it really be a landmark, if I'm the only one that cares?  Don't answer that!)

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X-Lapsed, Episode 45 - Fallen Angels #6

X-Lapsed, Episode 45 - Fallen Angels #6

October 21, 2020

What is that blinding light?  It's as though we're at the end of a seemingly endless tunnel!  That's right, friends... today, it ends.  After this episode of X-Lapsed, we never have to (knock on wood) discuss another issue of Fallen Angels... ever again.

Crank up the orchestral soundtrack for your favorite Final Fantasy game, because we're about to see Psylocke battling a bona fide god... for, like a page or two.  Lotsa build-up... for very little payoff, but we'll do our best to have fun talking about it.

Also: A lookback at the entire Fallen Angels miniseries, including taking a peek at its surprisingly solid sales figures... and another X-Tended Mailbag segment, featuring missives from a pair of listeners who just finished HoXPoX for the first time!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 44 - Excalibur #6

X-Lapsed, Episode 44 - Excalibur #6

October 20, 2020

The King is Weird... Long Weird the King!

As Excalibur (hopefully) wraps up its Otherworld arc, the place gets a new ruler... and he's a weirdo pervert.  At least he's a Braddock!  Today we have dueling siblings, crushed nuts, and perhaps the quickest resurrection of the Dawn of X era!

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 31 - Strikeforce: Morituri #31 (7/89) w/Brent Anderson!!!

Morituri Mondays, Episode 31 - Strikeforce: Morituri #31 (7/89) w/Brent Anderson!!!

October 19, 2020

Finally folks... we come to the end of our (regularly-scheduled) run on Morituri Mondays... but, never you fear - we've still got (at least) five thick issues of Strikeforce: Morituri - Electric Undertow on their way in the not-so-distant future.

But, that's a story for another day...

Today, not only do we wrap up the monthly run of Strikeforce: Morituri... but the Chris's had the absolute pleasure and privilege of chatting with Strikeforce: Morituri co-creator and artist - Brent Anderson!!!  Brent was kind enough to join us for nearly two-hours to chat about, not only this franchise that we hold so dear... but to answer some questions from our faithful friends and listeners!

It's a bittersweet episode - and we cannot wait for you all to hear it!

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Check out Brent's work and upcoming projects at:

http://www.brentandersonart.com/

El Jaguar: Origins:

http://eljaguarorigins.com/

In exchange for a $6 donation to the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco - you can get yourself an awesome Strikeforce: Morituri Insignia sticker - Make your donation through Brent's Contact/Order link at: http://www.brentandersonart.com/contact.asp

Follow Brent on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BrentEA

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Your July, 1989 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Scanner, Revenge, Lifter, Burn, (The Ghost, The Wind, The Tiger)

Alumni - Snapdragon (#4), Vyking (#6), Marathon (#12), Adept (#13), Wildcard (#13), Radian (#15), Scaredycat (#19), Blackthorn (#20), Toxyn (#21), Backhand (#22), Hardcase (#23), Silencer (#23), Scatterbrain (#24), Shear (#25), Brava (#28)

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Major X-Lapsed, Episode 1 - Major X #1

Major X-Lapsed, Episode 1 - Major X #1

October 18, 2020

Who's ready to party like it's 1991?

Welcome, friends to the first spinoff program to X-Lapsed - Major X-Lapsed!  That's right, today we're going to be covering the somewhat divisive little ditty from the somewhat divisive Rob Liefeld.  I'll probably be doing one of these a week for the next several.  If you're expecting this to be a half-hour of me bashing this first issue of Major X... well, you're probably going to be a little bit disappointed.

As someone who came into the comics fandom in the early nineties... this comic is more comfort food to me than anything.  "Popcorn Comics", which is sometimes exactly what the doctor ordered...

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X-Lapsed, Episode 43 - Marauders #6

X-Lapsed, Episode 43 - Marauders #6

October 17, 2020

Business just picked up!  Today, faithful friends and listeners... we're talking about one heck of an issue of Marauders.  Join me as we look at one of the strongest issues of the Dawn of X era yet!

Also: An X-Tended Listener Mail segment chatting pretty much everything from HoXPoX through to DoX... with a little EcksOfTens for good measure!

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