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X-Lapsed, Episode 265 - X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 265 - X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation #1

October 19, 2021

Today's episode is a very special one, as I'm joined by my great pal Walt (@waltkneeland) to discuss Way of X Number Si....err, X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation #1!  We'll share some of our experiences with the character, go deep on the issue itself, and discuss whether or not it was everything we hoped for when it was solicited!

Huge thanks to Walt for hangin' out!  If anyone listening wants to pop on as a special "tour guide" for a future show, please let me know!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 264 - X-Men #3

X-Lapsed, Episode 264 - X-Men #3

October 18, 2021

It's the X-Men vs. The High Evolutionary!

And, well... that's about it!  We do get some more environmental shaming though, so look forward to that!

Plus: Mailbag, Shout-Outs, This Week in X... and over a half-hour of my very own (as requested) Idiot's Guide to Podcasting!  The TL;DL version is... don't do anything I do!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 263 - X-Men Unlimited #6

X-Lapsed, Episode 263 - X-Men Unlimited #6

October 17, 2021

Gather round folks, so we can all learn how awful we are as human beings!  Turns out litter is far more dangerous to the Earth than supervillains, and evil mutants!

Yes, friends - it's part-two of our "very special episode", X-Men Green.

Well, at least there's It's Jeff! and the mailbag!

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The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 24 - Reign of X, Volume 2

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 24 - Reign of X, Volume 2

October 16, 2021

A kind of all-over-the-place collection of post Ecks of Tens stories... the ongoings appear to be attempting to rediscover their own unique identities after being intertwined in Otherworld for the past several months.

And, once they actually appear to GET their footing... well, then we'll toss a wrench into the works when we begin building to the Hellfire Gala!

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TIMESTAMPS:
(00:00:00) Marauders #16: "Consequences"
(00:41:54) New Mutants (vol.4) #14: "Welcome to the Wild Hunt"
(01:18:01) X-Force (vol.6) #15: "Trench Warfare"
(01:48:06) Excalibur (vol.4) #16: "They Keep Killing Braddocks"
(02:30:37) X-Force (vol.6) #16: "Into the Deep"
(03:08:06) X-Men (vol.5) #17: "Empty Nest"
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X-Lapsed, Episode 262 - X-Corp #5

X-Lapsed, Episode 262 - X-Corp #5

October 15, 2021

Ding-Dong, this book is done!

But, let's not get ahead of ourselves... we still need to discuss this final issue!  There's not a whole heckuva lot to it... and I spend most of the episode largely apologizing and agonizing over not liking it!

Agree?  Disagree?  Either way, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this series and respectfully discuss it further in future episodes!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 261 - X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 261 - X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2

October 14, 2021

Wanda - How can we miss you if you won't stay dead?

Today we continue working our way through one of the event miniseries which will take us into the next phase of the X-Books!  The Avengers have popped in for a visit... and to pick up Wanda's remains - only to find themselves embroiled in a battle with her former father figure!

We're going to talk a whole lot about Cerebro backups, telepathic torture, and so much more!

Plus - Mailbag, Shout-Outs, and News - oh, my!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 260 - Marauders #24

X-Lapsed, Episode 260 - Marauders #24

October 13, 2021

Enter Now: The Lame Duck Era!

The once (and still mostly) solid Marauders limps toward its conclusion with what feels like some time-killer filler.  Gotta buy some time before the big shake-up!

Plus: Mailbag, Shout-Outs, and more on Penguin Random House's shipping woes!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 259 - X-Force #23

X-Lapsed, Episode 259 - X-Force #23

October 12, 2021

Where's yer crown, King X-Lapsed?

Today your humble host is "workin' hurt", as the crown I had put in last week decided to pop out on me!  But, as we say... neither rain, nor sleet, nor X-Corp or dental trauma will keep us from our assigned X-Duties!

I guess it's a good thing we don't have a whole heckuva lot to talk about regarding today's issue... though, I do go on at length about the feeling that we're simply in "treading water" mode until the January retooling of the line!  Please listen anyway!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 258 - Excalibur #23

X-Lapsed, Episode 258 - Excalibur #23

October 11, 2021

Doom demands passage... to Otherworld?!  Oh c'mon, Vic... why ya gotta do us like that?

Today's Excalibur adventure takes us back to... where else?  It's also kind of a mess.

Least we got the Mailbag, Shout-Outs, This Week in X... and some news about Penguin Random House's shoddy shipping!  It's a good time as always, I hope you'll join me!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 257 - X-Men Unlimited #5

X-Lapsed, Episode 257 - X-Men Unlimited #5

October 10, 2021

It's not that you're wrong... you're just a jerk!

Today, we kick off the second arc of the Marvel Unlimited X-Clusive - X-Men Unlimited... and they're calling it X-Men Green... with good reason.

We're going to join perpetual killjoy, Nature Girl as she shows us how much she values human life.  It's a rough one, that feels like it was written by a petulant teen-ager doing their best to rebel, but we'll get through it together!

Also, Jeff the Land Shark runs through a tulip patch.

Plus: We take a look at Marvel Previews for all the goods we're gonna be getting in December -- it's the "calm before the storm" month, wherein many of our favorites (and not-so-favorites) are coming to an end!

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The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 23 - Reign of X, Volume 1

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 23 - Reign of X, Volume 1

October 9, 2021

Ecks of Tens is firmly in the rear-view and we're rockin' and rollin' into the Reign of X era.

In today's compilation, we will be dealing with some Arrako-fallout, and formally introducing the world to the new-look S.W.O.R.D.!  Plus, all of my usual nonsense - you won't wanna miss it... well, if you missed it the first time around, anyway!

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The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 38 - X-Men #28

The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 38 - X-Men #28

October 8, 2021

Welcome to the world, Sean Cassidy!

Today we meet one of the more enduring X-Characters of the Silver-Age... future X-Man, Headmaster of the Massachusetts Academy, and Horseman of Apocalypse: Banshee!  I also somehow wander into complaining a lot about how commercialized internet search engines have become... and how difficult it is to research when you're wading through pages and pages of advertisements-posing-as-search-results.  Please listen anyway!

Plus: All of the late 60's era back-matter that you never knew you needed in your lives!

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The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 37 - X-Men #27

The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 37 - X-Men #27

October 7, 2021

With all of the D-List baddies outta the way, it's time to get back to X-Business as Usual... and reintroduce The Menace of the Mimic!  How did ol' Cal Rankin get his mojo back?  Is he friend or foe?  What does this mean to our Merry Mutant heroes?  We'll sorta-kinda get those answers and a whole lot more today!

Plus: In our Letters Page, we learn that Rascally Roy doesn't take to corrections and criticisms with the same charm and good humor that Stan the Man did!  Roy does NOT like being corrected!  Looks like these letters pages are about to become even MORE fun to cover than they already have been!

Check it out!

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The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 36 - X-Men #26

The Essential X-Lapsed, Episode 36 - X-Men #26

October 6, 2021

Wrapping up our two-part KooKoo epic!

... and despite how boring it was, we do get some interesting character beats to discuss!  Will Scott finally admit that he's got the hotpants for Jean Grey?  Will Warren swoop in, Professor X-style, at the last moment to snag all the glory?  And what of Jean's creepy co-ed, Ted Whatshisface?  It's starting to get soapy up in here, and I'm diggin' it!

Also: The All-New X-Men Letters Page, Bullpen Bulletins, our own Mailbag, Shout-Outs, and much more (including an x-tended pre-ramble about how I spent my October Vacation)!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 256 - X-Men Unlimited #4

X-Lapsed, Episode 256 - X-Men Unlimited #4

October 5, 2021

Scrollin', Scrollin', Scrollin'... get dem doggies Scrollin'

Prepare to work out yer thumbs, folks... cuz, we be scrollin' quite a bit in this one - almost to the point where this story feels like it actually has a bit of girth to it!  It doesn't though!  We've got Jeff to brighten our day though!

Plus - Mailbag, Shout Outs, and the Week in X!

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Action Comics Daily Appendix, Episode 1 - Action Comics Weekly PREVIEW/#601

Action Comics Daily Appendix, Episode 1 - Action Comics Weekly PREVIEW/#601

October 4, 2021

Is that idiot REALLY talking about Action Comics Weekly again?

Yes, I am!  Welcome, folks to the preview episode of the Patreon-first Action Comics Daily Appendix, wherein I will be translating my year-long written trek through Action Comics Weekly into an audio format, with particular attention and care paid to the Letters Pages.

In this Frankenstein's Monster of a first episode, I introduce the concept, we discuss the Retailer Preview, and all of the first chapters from ACW #601.  Plus, some relevant pro-mag ephemera from the long-ago, and a welcome missive from Senior Editor, Mike Gold!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on ACW as we work our way through!

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To the Choir, Episode 1 - Preacher #1 (4/95)

To the Choir, Episode 1 - Preacher #1 (4/95)

October 3, 2021

Welcome to a new ongoing series here at the channel!

"... to the Choir" will be an issue-by-issue look at the legendary DC Comics/Vertigo series, Preacher!  Join a Preacher newbie (Chris) and a Preacher veteran (Dave) as we kick off this exciting new project!

For this first episode, we will be talking about when we discovered the character, and what our initial impressions were.  In addition to chatting up the entire first issue, we will also be diving into the pre-historic Internet reaction from back in the day, when we dip into the dicey ol' USENET BBS's!

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this title - as well as your thoughts on the "envelope pushing" within!

 

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The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 22 - X of Swords, Volume 2

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 22 - X of Swords, Volume 2

October 2, 2021

The second-half of the twenty-two chapter X of Swords saga -- in which our heroes engage in a meal with the enemy, and run the gauntlet of her Royal Whyness' ridiculous contests.  It's a long one... weighing in at just shy of eight hours, so - if nothing else, I'll keep ya company throughout an entire work day!

Plus - All the usual X-Lapsed Nonsense!  Mailbag, hot takes, anecdotes and et-cetera!

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TIMESTAMPS:

(00:00:00) X-Men (vol.5) #14: "X of Swords, Chapter 12"
(00:34:00) Marauders #14: "X of Swords, Chapter 13"
(01:04:39) Marauders #15: "X of Swords, Chapter 14"
(02:01:59) Excalibur (vol.4) #14: "X of Swords, Chapter 15"
(02:32:48) Wolverine (vol.7) #7: "X of Swords, Chapter 16"
(03:09:42) X-Force (vol.6) #14: "X of Swords, Chapter 17"
(03:48:22) Hellions #6: "X of Swords, Chapter 18"
(04:29:45) Cable (vol.4) #6: "X of Swords, Chapter 19"
(05:21:54) Excalibur (vol.4) #15: "X of Swords, Chapter 20"
(06:24:50) X-Men (vol.5) #15: "X of Swords, Chapter 21"
(07:08:53) X of Swords: Destruction #1: "X of Swords, Chapter 22"

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X-Lapsed, Episode 255 - New Mutants #21

X-Lapsed, Episode 255 - New Mutants #21

October 1, 2021

Shoes just keep on droppin' as we draw closer and closer to Inferno!

You remember that "dupe rule" we discuss like... all the time on the show?  Well, this issue changes a lot of what we thought we knew about it.  Only, will this turn out to be one of those situations wherein it's far easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission?  Could we be witnessing the beginnings of a schism between The Five and the Quiet Council?

We'll ask questions like that... and many more - today!

Plus: Mailbag, Shout-Outs, and the June, 2021 sales charts (WITH actual #'s shipped!)  

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X-Lapsed, Episode 254 - Hellions #15

X-Lapsed, Episode 254 - Hellions #15

September 30, 2021

Welcome to the Future - The Future is... Chimera!

It's a shoe-drop issue of Hellions, where secrets are revealed - betrayals become apparent - and many interesting questions are raised!  There is so much to get into here, your humble host can hardly contain himself!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 253 - Wolverine #15

X-Lapsed, Episode 253 - Wolverine #15

September 29, 2021

Wolverine and Seyvr Blackmore talk... and fight... then talk again...

That's really about it!

It's not BAD or anything... but, there isn't much more to say about it!

Plus - Mailbag, Shout-Outs, Thank Yous, and X-Men Green???

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X-Lapsed, Episode 252 - Cable: Reloaded #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 252 - Cable: Reloaded #1

September 28, 2021

In which your humble host gets FAR too hung up on lazy use of "dur-hur, pouches!" references - and we meet our All-New X-Terminators team... in what's definitely not a back-door pilot for a post-Inferno ongoing series!

It's also part of the Last Annihilation crossover - so, if you're following that story, you'll wanna check this out!

Plus - Mailbag, Shout-Outs, Corporate Intrigue and much, much more!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 251 - X-Men Unlimited #3

X-Lapsed, Episode 251 - X-Men Unlimited #3

September 27, 2021

In which the opening arc of X-Men Unlimited creeps ever so slowly forward, and your humble host makes the argument that Jeff the Land Shark could save the comics industry (well, not really... but sorta!)

Plus: Great Mailbag, Voicemails, X-News and Rumors, This Week in X, more sappy thank yous, and much much more!

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Questerdays: An EPIC ElfQuest Podcast, Episode 7 - ElfQuest #7 (2/86)

Questerdays: An EPIC ElfQuest Podcast, Episode 7 - ElfQuest #7 (2/86)

September 26, 2021

Questerdays is back - and today we get a sandwich-type story wherein we learn the value of teamwork!

When the elves work together... nothing can stop them!  Not half-snake/half-cat demons... and not half-horse/half-camel abominations!

We talk more about the generational schism among the elves regarding the curse of Recognition... and also, an almost unhealthy amount about Go-Bots!  It's a great time as always, we hope to see you there!

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The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 21 - X of Swords, Volume 1

The Collected X-Lapsed, Episode 21 - X of Swords, Volume 1

September 25, 2021

Welcome, friends - to a giant-size installment of The Collected X-Lapsed!

It's time to kick off EcksofTens... and so, let's spend the next eight or so hours tracking down swords we're not going to use!  This episode includes the entire first-half of the... twenty-two part crossover event, plus as a special "bonus", I've included my look at the X-Men Free Comic Book Day 2020 special - so we can see the potential changes that were made to X of Swords during the Covid-hiatus... and also, you can hear me kvetch about what a waste FCBD truly is!

It'll be a good time... or, at the very least I'll help getcha through an entire day of work!

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TIMESTAMPS:
(00:00:00) Free Comic Book Day 2020: X-Men
(00:37:20) X of Swords: Creation #1: "X of Swords, Part 01"
(01:40:31) X-Factor (vol.4) #4: "X of Swords, Chapter 02"
(02:34:59) Wolverine (vol.7) #6: "X of Swords, Chapter 03"
(03:03:16) X-Force (vol.6) #13: "X of Swords, Chapter 04"
(03:28:18) Marauders #13: "X of Swords, Chapter 05"
(04:19:24) Hellions #5: "X of Swords, Chapter 06"
(04:52:39) New Mutants (vol.4) #13: "X of Swords, Chapter 07"
(05:31:13) Cable (vol.4) #5: "X of Swords, Chapter 08"
(05:53:29) Excalibur (vol.4) #13: "X of Swords, Chapter 09"
(06:31:50) X-Men (vol.5) #13: "X of Swords, Chapter 10"
(07:02:08) X of Swords: Stasis #1: "X of Swords, Chapter 11"
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X-Lapsed, Episode 250 - X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 250 - X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1

September 24, 2021

Friends, we have arrived at 1/4 of 1000 episodes of X-Lapsed... and what better way to celebrate than by kicking off one of our most anticipated series'?  This one's been a long time coming... and, we might eventually look back at is as the first domino being tipped over in wrapping up the Hickman Era!

Plus: Mailbag, Shout-Outs, Gushy Thank Yous, and the announcement of the X-Lapsed Patreon Launch (along with the entire first episode of the Patreon X-Clusive X-Lapsed Point One!)

Thank you all so much for being part of this silly journey of mine back into X-Relevance!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 249 - X-Corp #4

X-Lapsed, Episode 249 - X-Corp #4

September 23, 2021

On the eve of #XLapsed250, we take a look at (hopefully?) the penultimate issue of X-Corp... and, fair warning from your humble host: I don't like this book.  If that's something you take issue with... maybe skip this one.  We can still be friends!

Plus: Mailbag, Shout-Outs, and More!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 248 - Way of X #5

X-Lapsed, Episode 248 - Way of X #5

September 22, 2021

It's a most bittersweet day here at X-Lapsed... as we wrap up the Way of X volume (but thankfully, not its story!).

Here we tackle and deconstruct the Third Krakoan Law "Respect this Sacred Land", discuss the mundanity of Mutant Death, and chat up the Onslaughtian Revelations we are gifted with.  This is (was) a wonderful series... and I am going to miss it dearly.

Also - Mailbag and Shout-Outs, Oh My!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 247 - Marauders #23

X-Lapsed, Episode 247 - Marauders #23

September 21, 2021

When the most consistently good book in the line feels like it's "phoning it in", it still makes for a decent issue.  Unfortunately, I've come to x-pect so much more from this book.

This is the tale of two stories... and, feels more like an issue of (original recipe) X-Men Unlimited than an issue of Marauders!

Plus - Mailbag, Shout-Outs, and news about the rumored futures of several of our X-Ongoings come 2022!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 246 - X-Force #22

X-Lapsed, Episode 246 - X-Force #22

September 20, 2021

Wrapping up our two-part Man-Slaughter storyline... basically because they seemingly ran out of pages to devote to it!  Does the XENO story move forward any?  Of course not, don't be redeekolous!

Plus: Mailbag, Shout-Outs, The Week in X, and a brief news bit about the upcoming Sabretooth series!

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