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X-Lapsed, Episode 26 - Marauders #3

X-Lapsed, Episode 26 - Marauders #3

September 30, 2020

The Father and Child Re-oo-oo-niun... is only a mutant away-ay.

Today we hang out with the Shaws... Sebastian and Shinobi, as they (maybe?) attempt to put aside their differences and work together for the betterment of mutantkind... or, the financial milking of humankind.

Also: I wax nostalgic over Shinobi's old running buddies: the Upstarts, Bill Jemas' failed EPIC Comics relaunch (announced in Marville), and trawlin' Mall Cons looking for the early issues of X-Factor!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 25 - X-Men #3

X-Lapsed, Episode 25 - X-Men #3

September 29, 2020

Thank you for being a friend...

For this landmark 25th Episode of X-Lapsed, we are visited by an octogenerian group of "radical botanists" who have designs on controlling... or crushing Krakoa.  It's up to Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Sebastian Shaw to try and stop them.

Also: "Comedy" in comics, the Golden Age of Fandom, Learnin' the Legion, and much more!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 24 - Fallen Angels #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 24 - Fallen Angels #2

September 28, 2020

You ever hear the one about the butterfly?  Well, ya will today... a few times!

Join me as I look at the difficult second issue of Fallen Angels... of which, there isn't a whole heckuva lot to say.

Also: Some great listener mail!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 23 - X-Force #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 23 - X-Force #2

September 27, 2020

In the wake of the assassinations of REDACTED, X-Force goes on the offensive to track down who might have been behind it.  What they find is something... well, pretty gross!  Join me as we take a trip to a most peculiar South Korean Printing Press.

Also: Conflicts between logic and faith in a universe as extraordinary as the one we're reading about, more threats of discussing the Alan Moore Captain Britain, more feedback on the Uncanny Lives of Moira X... and much more!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 22 - New Mutants #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 22 - New Mutants #2

September 26, 2020

Order in the court!  (Ham and Cheese)

It's here that the New Mutants have their day in court... will Roberto's wicked space lawyer get them off, or will our young heroes wind up incarcerated by the Shi'ar Empire for life?  Worse yet, will they get stuck hanging out with Cannonball's annoying better half?  Those answers, and a whole lot more... in this very episode!

Also: Losing touch with friends, dealing with the realization that you're no longer a comics' intended audience, and some great listener mail!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 21 - Marauders #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 21 - Marauders #2

September 25, 2020

Trouble on the High Seas, and Terror in the Boardroom... Marauders #2 by Duggan, Lolli and Co. finally fills the Red Throne... with, exactly who you think.

Also: Tattoos, Dancing, Auctions, and Batroc the friggin' Leaper!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 20 - Excalibur #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 20 - Excalibur #2

September 24, 2020

Whattaya get when you cross an X-Men comic with a sub-par D&D campaign?  Uh, don't answer that.

Today we're discussing the second issue of Excalibur by Tini Howard and Marcus To... and, well... by no fault of the creatos, this really isn't the sort of story that falls in your humble host's wheelhouse.  Maybe I can be proven wrong... then again, maybe not.

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X-Lapsed, Episode 19 - X-Men #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 19 - X-Men #2

September 23, 2020

Who's ready for more Summers family weirdness?

On this episode of X-Lapsed, we join Cyclops, Prestige, and Cable as they investigate a new island that just appeared on the horizon... we also get to see a kink... err, softer side of Krakoa.  X-Men (vol.5) #2 comes to us from Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu, and was certainly not what I expected!

Some insightful (?) comics chat with a side of wonderful listener mail is waiting for you!

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 30 - Strikeforce: Morituri #30 (6/89)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 30 - Strikeforce: Morituri #30 (6/89)

September 22, 2020

Hello Friends,

Today's episode of Morituri Mondays is a special one that we couldn't wait to share!  Not only are we discussing the penultimate (monthly) issue of Strikeforce: Morituri, but we were granted a Q&A session with original Strikeforce: Morituri artist and co-creator, Brent Anderson!  The first half of those questions will be covered in this very episode!

But first, the Chris's go "Full Treadmill", providing a bio for Mr. Anderson from his earliest days in the fandom to when he took up the pencil for this very series.  Fans of Chris and Reggie's Cosmic Treadmill will hopefully fondly remember coverage of creator bios.

As for this issue we'll be discussing... it's another banger!  And, what's more, it opened up the opportunity for another Treadmillism to sneak its way back into the limelight... "The Hook" returns for a long-form discussion on some of the mysteries surrounding the death (?) of Elvis Presley!

It's a great time as always... made better by Brent!  We hope you enjoy, and will return for Part Two of the Q&A next episode!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 18 - Fallen Angels #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 18 - Fallen Angels #1

September 21, 2020

Y'ever hear the one about the butterfly?  No?  Well, you're going to... a lot.

Today we wrap up the first wave of Dawn of X #1's with, perhaps the oddball of the group - Fallen Angels #1 by Bryan Hill and Szymon Kudranski.  Who said we only needed on Psylocke?  Probably the same person who said we only need one Psyocke-led book!  Will this one be near as interesting as Excalibur?  Let's find out together...

Also: I remember rate the Dawn of X Wave One #1's in the order I most enjoyed them, and some great listener feedback with some varying opinions on the HoX/PoX/DoX landscape!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 17 - X-Force #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 17 - X-Force #1

September 20, 2020

During today's episode, in which we discuss X-Force #1, we learn a valuable lesson about trust.

And also, someone gets shot in the head.

Also: Listener mail which (accurately?) calls your humble host out as a cynic!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 16 - New Mutants #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 16 - New Mutants #1

September 19, 2020

The Kids are Alright... and they're in SPAAAAAAAAACE!

Today the Dawn of X enters into Shi'ar Space with New Mutants #1!  Watch (or listen) as they tick off their ride, and generally make a mess out of everything.  It's a fun issue - a good time will be had by all!

Also: Some more great HoX/PoX reaxxions!  Have a (non-spoilery) HoX/PoX/DoX hot-take to share?  Please, don't hesitate to reach out!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 15 - Excalibur #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 15 - Excalibur #1

September 18, 2020

We continue "forging" our new Dawn with a look at the first issue of Excalibur.  We got more Braddocks than you can shake a shiny sword at... and a fun little team of mutants along for the ride.  Next stop: Otherworld!

Prepare for LARPers, witchbreeds, sleepy flora, and my many attempts at imitating Mallory's boyfriend Nick from Family Ties!  (please listen anyway)

Also: Some great listener mail, which is helping me learn to see both the forest AND the trees!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 14 - Marauders #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 14 - Marauders #1

September 17, 2020

We're on a Boat!

Ahoy, Muties!  Today we're talking about sailing the high seas with Kitty... err, Kate... err, who am I kidding, I'm always going to call her "Kitty" Pryde and the Marauders!  The Hellfire Corporation is running some miracle medicine... and they're taking us along for the ride... err, sail.  Had a blast talking about this one... I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Also: A wonderful piece of listener mail that discusses the finer points of HoX/PoX and some of the DoX roll-out!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 13 - X-Men #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 13 - X-Men #1

September 16, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have finally arrived!

Welcome to Dawn of X... well, about a year later than everybody else.  Today we're kicking off the new post-HoX/DoX X-Men landscape with a look at X-Men #1... or izzit, X-Men LGY#645?  Ehh, who worries about silly things like numbering?  Certainly nobody out there would ever devote like five minutes to complaining about something so silly.  Err, please listen anyway.

We check up on Orchis, meet a posthuman in "current year", and have an uncanny dinner with the Summers Family.  Prepare to be weirded out!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 12 - Powers of X #6

X-Lapsed, Episode 12 - Powers of X #6

September 15, 2020

We have finally made it, gang!  I can actually now say that I've read the entirety of HoX/PoX.  I always intended to read it... but, I never saw myself actually talking about it on the air for something like ten hours (or would that be "x" hours?).

Today we wrap things up... but perhaps not with as tidy a bow as I'd hoped, as we read Powers of X #6.  We've got A LOT to talk about here... and I'm so happy to finally be part of that conversation.  Feedback is definitely appreciated!  Thanks to those of you listening in real-time for your support... and for not spoiling me on anything!

What happened?  What still "is"?  What never "was"?  Where do we go from here?  I... well, um... I don't know if any of those questions get answered here, to be honest... and, if you listen, you'll probably have even more questions when we're done!

Join me next time, as we jump into the Dawn of X proper with X-Men #1... or, izzit X-Men LGY#645?  Ehh, we'll save that senses-shattering discussion for then.

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 29 - Strikeforce: Morituri #29 (5/89) w/John Celestri!!!

Morituri Mondays, Episode 29 - Strikeforce: Morituri #29 (5/89) w/John Celestri!!!

September 14, 2020

For today's episode of Morituri Mondays, the comic we're discussing, while a goodie, is secondary to our special guest... the Animator behind the first appearance of Boba Fett (during the Star Wars Holiday Special), as well as Rock & Rule, He-Man, She-Ra, and Dragon's Lair - John Celestri!

Mr. Celestri hangs out for a couple of hours and gives the Chris's a wonderful and entertaining education as it pertains to the art and history of animation.  We even get in on the fun ourselves as we deliver Season Two of Strikeforce: Morituri for the returning Pitchforce: Morituri segment!

Your regularly scheduled Morituri coverage is also intact... the story is heating up in a big way as we, ever so quickly, rush toward the end of the series proper!  Only two episodes to go before we hop in the Electric Undertow... and Beyond! 

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X-Lapsed, Episode 11 - House of X #6

X-Lapsed, Episode 11 - House of X #6

September 13, 2020

It's the penultimate issue of HoX/PoX... and, boy these "other shoes" just keep droppin', don't they?

Join me for House of X #6, as I discuss Xavier stepping over the Rubicon... and also establishing the first Krakoan government, complete with a trio of laws!  It's an issue that will leave your humble host with chills, a few times over!  It's conflicting, scary, and so WRONG that it can't help but to feel RIGHT... plus, there's a party at the end that almost brought me to tears!

All that, plus listener mail, and an apology to Jonathan Hickman for ever discounting his work.

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X-Lapsed, Episode 10 - Powers of X #5

X-Lapsed, Episode 10 - Powers of X #5

September 12, 2020

Welcome to Episode X... er, Ten... er, 10.  How are we saying that now?  I'll never get it right!

Today, as we head toward the conclusion of the HoX/PoX Event with Powers of X #5, we do a little bit of world-building in X⁰... and a little bit of world-destroying in X³... guess which one I enjoyed reading more?

We learn how some of the Krakoan sausage is made, and also get a really awesome cameo from a certain Sub-Mariner.  If only the issue ended there...

Also: Your listener mail, and a brief anecdote about the how this show became "a thing" that I do.  Thanks everybody!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 9 - House of X #5

X-Lapsed, Episode 9 - House of X #5

September 11, 2020

Welp... that other shoe just dropped, dinnit?

Today we're discussing the big bombshell reveal in House of X #5.  Who were those mutants hatchlings?  Where did they come from?  What will they go on to be?  Why is Goldballs here?  Those answers, and a whole lot more in this very episode!

S'more of that "more" includes: the United Nations ruling on Krakoa's sovereign status as well as the idea that Krakoa is for all mutants.  If you're following along, this is an episode you won't wanna miss!

Thanks to everyone listening along in real-time for not spoiling this huge reveal for me!  I look forward to finally being part of the conversation... and hearing how everyone else received it!  Please reach out and share your thoughts!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 8 - Powers of X #4

X-Lapsed, Episode 8 - Powers of X #4

September 10, 2020

Something Sinister this way comes... and your humble host has a field day trying to figure out exactly what this might mean moving forward.  We're playing with X-History here... in a way that I'm kinda diggin' on!  We get the origin story of Krakoa, some Doug Ramsey... Xavier in a pith helmet... Then... we check in with X³ and I nearly lose all motivation to move forward!  No worries, though... push on I shall!

Also: Some great Listener Mail... and baby-steps toward putting together a potential BooX Club!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 7 - House of X #4

X-Lapsed, Episode 7 - House of X #4

September 9, 2020

So, who's ready for even more HoX/PoX Hot Takes from your fumblin', stumblin' humble host?  Boy, the issue we're discussing today (House of X #4) does not pull any punches.  We've got a lot to talk about here... and, lemme tell ya, I had quite the conversation with myself over the direction of this event!  I look forward to continuing the discussion with actual humans!

Also, some great and helpful feedback... and, in the Krakoan spirit, planting the first seeds of an idea for a "BooX Club" (clever, no?  Okay, not really.)

As always, a huge thank you to everyone whose listened and reached out over the course of the first handful of episodes (it means the world!), I hope you'll continue to join me for my long-overdue wild ride into X-Relevancy... even though I seemingly can't shut up about the over reliance on info-pages!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 6 - House of X #3

X-Lapsed, Episode 6 - House of X #3

September 8, 2020

Who's ready for some Hot-Takes?  Because, as we reach the halfway point of the HoX/PoX event, your fumblin', stumblin' humble host has got a bunch of 'em!

Your paranoid pal has started to worry about the man in the Cerebro helmet... and the potential disposability of his favorite mutant heroes!  It's all wickedly off-the-cuff... and hopefully unfounded... but, in the interest of passing along the thoughts that are rushing through my head as I read this... they're all here for you to laugh at!

In House of X #3, Cyclops leads his team to the Orchis Protocol Satellite to deal with the Mother Mold problem... and we learn a bit more about Krakoan diplomatic immunity.  It's a great issue... and hopefully it inspires some fun conversation.  Be gentle!

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 28 - Strikeforce: Morituri #28 (4/89)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 28 - Strikeforce: Morituri #28 (4/89)

September 7, 2020

As we continue counting down to the final issue of Strikeforce: Morituri... we finally see our new "Killer Morituri" in action!  Nobody's safe... especially our heroes (and their beloved Super-Train)!  It's a roller coaster of an issue... cramming a whole lotta graham into just twenty-odd pages of comic!

Also: The show turns a little blue as we discuss things like snuff films and... entering the World of F.I.S.T.!  Team-building, learning how to draw, kicking field goals and a whole lot more... this week, on Morituri Mondays!

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Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 149 - Collected Adventures of the Fabulous Furry Freak Bros. #1 (1971)

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 149 - Collected Adventures of the Fabulous Furry Freak Bros. #1 (1971)

September 6, 2020

Greetings, smokers, tokers, and midnight chokers! In this, the penultimate episode of Chris and Reggie's Cosmic Treadmill, we look at one of Reggie's favorite underground comix, The Collected Adventures of the Fabulous Furry Freak Bros. #1 by Gilbert Shelton, first published in 1971 by Rip-Off Press! There's Shelton's bio, and some info about Rip-Off Press, and then we go through every panel of this 48-page zonkfest, attempting to keep it cool around the fuzz. After a few words from Gilbert Shelton himself, Chris and Reggie look at the history of some drugs in the United States--and marvel at the punitive measures against them! It's a (formerly) patron-only exclusive episode, so feel free to bogart it all you like.

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X-Lapsed, Episode 5 - Powers of X #3

X-Lapsed, Episode 5 - Powers of X #3

September 5, 2020

For today's episode I am joined by a special HoX/PoX "tour guide", Jeremiah Jones-Goldstein (@bigox737) as we learn the final (?) fate of X-to-the-Second-Power... which is to say, the X-Men: Year 100 crew... as well as Moira the IX!

Jeremiah will also share some of his memories of following along with these two series'... that are one, during the Summer of 2019.  It's a very fun discussion, and we hope you all enjoy!

As always, a huge thank you to everyone who reached out over the course of these first few episodes (it means more than you know!), I hope you continue to join me for my long-overdue wild ride into X-Relevancy!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 4 - Powers of X #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 4 - Powers of X #2

September 4, 2020

Welcome back, X-Perts!

Today, we're going to learn a bit more about of various Powers of X... and your humble host might just have to eat a little bit of crow.  More discussion of the "rules" of comic book storytelling, and worries that everything I ever knew about the X-Men (even the inconvenient stuff) might wind up getting wiped out of continuity!

It's a (mostly) stream of conscious one-man debate... you won't wanna miss it!

And, of course - Thanks to everyone who reached out over the course of these first few episodes (it means more than you know!), I hope you continue to join me for my long-overdue wild ride into X-Relevancy!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 3 - House of X #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 3 - House of X #2

September 3, 2020

Whatever happened to Moira X?

Join me as I get quite the education on the founder of the Muir Island Institute.  This is certainly a case of the old Marvel standby "Everything you thought you knew... was wrong!", but it's one that (despite some reservation) I'm having trouble getting mad at.

In House of X #2, we'll work our way through (most of) the ten lives of Moira Kinross... and discuss whether or not this game we're playing has any rules.  I'm trying not to get too attached to any of this, for fear that the rug might be yanked out from under me at any moment.

Thanks to everyone who reached out over the course of these first few episodes, I hope you continue to join me for my long-overdue wild ride into X-Relevancy!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 2 - Powers of X #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 2 - Powers of X #1

September 2, 2020

Welcome back to X-Lapsed... so far we've survived the experience!

Today we begin our look at the other of the "Two Series that are One", Powers of X.  Now, if I'm being honest, this was the half of the HoX/PoX event that initially caused me to tap out back in mid-to-late 2019.  This here issue is dealing with the far-flung future... and, if you know anything about my tastes... you'll know that's about as far out of my wheelhouse as the X-Men can go!

Thanks to anyone who's following along... I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 1 - House of X #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 1 - House of X #1

September 1, 2020

You ever have one'a those reading projects you just can't seem to get around to?  Yeah, me too!  Today, I'm going to try and change that... with this new series that I'm calling X-Lapsed (and yeah, I totally know that sounds a lot like Ex-Lax!).

Despite having been a rabid reader of the X-Men for nearly three decades, I now find myself in the very bizarre position of a "new reader".  These characters might be familiar... but, I'm anything but comfortable with them!  Hopefully this reading exercise will help me get back into the X-Groove.

I hope you'll decide to join me on this little journey, as I fumble and stumble my way through HoX/PoX en route to the Dawn of X line-up!  If you have anything about the Dawn of X X-Men you wanna discuss, I'd love to chat... and hopefully learn a thing or two!

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