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X-Lapsed, Episode 92 - Excalibur #11

X-Lapsed, Episode 92 - Excalibur #11

December 31, 2020

Today we look at an issue of Excalibur that sorta-kinda feels like bunch of unfinished scenes all smooshed together to fit a standard-sized comic book.  That doesn't mean it's not a good time... it's just, a bit disjointed.  Maybe it's the Otherworld effect?  Sure, let's go with that!

Also: More X-Cellent Listener Mail!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 91 - X-Force #11

X-Lapsed, Episode 91 - X-Force #11

December 30, 2020

The Path to #EcksofTens rolls on... and we start getting some swords into hands!  If you're excited for the big ol' slobberknocker between Colossus and Omega Red that the cover suggests then... hoo boy, you're gonna love this one!

In addition to the story, I talk a lot about X-Force tropes... and why the overreliance on them is kind of dragging these issues down a peg for me.

Also: Great listener mail!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 90 - Marauders #11

X-Lapsed, Episode 90 - Marauders #11

December 29, 2020

We're officially on the "Path to" X of Swords - Follow along with all the fun with #EcksofTens

We've still got a few problems to solve before we hop into crossover mode, however... and one of 'em won't stop telling us to "call her Kate".  With today's comic, we will, by hook or by crook, put that problem behind us.  How will they do it?  Well, maybe they'll finally remember Kitty's entire mutant gimmick?

Also: Some excellent feedback in the mailbag - including some discussion of The Crucible from X-Men (vol.5) #7!  It's a great time as always - I hope you decide to join us!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 89 - Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 89 - Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1

December 28, 2020

Back to business as usual... and back to our Giant-Size side-series!

Get ready for some Fantomex... as he spends many pages re-entering a chaotic Danny the Street... er, I mean "The World".  It might feel like we're reading "Baby's First Grant Morrison Comic", but it's got some of the finest art we're likely to see in a saddle-stapled offering!

All that, plus some great and thoughtful discussion in the return of the Mailbag!

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Phoenix ResurreX-Lapsed, Episode 4 - Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #4

Phoenix ResurreX-Lapsed, Episode 4 - Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #4

December 27, 2020

In our penultimate episode, the veneer starts to crack... in more ways than one.  The X-Men spend half the issue fighting... and the other half explaining.  How and why is Jean Grey back?  Well, there are some theories floated in this story... and we'll talk all about it!

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From Claremont to Claremont, Episode 3f - X-Factor #73

From Claremont to Claremont, Episode 3f - X-Factor #73

December 26, 2020

From Claremont to Claremont, Episode 3 rolls on - with the final segment I've got in the hopper - Jeremiah (@bigox737) and I go dupe-crazy when we discuss X-Factor #73!

From there, Jeremiah will share with us the "Soundtrack of his Life" - It's a great conversation, that I've been sitting on for far too long - we hope you'll join us!

Also: I heard from several... a handful... okay, a couple of people, who said they'd like for me to break the previous two episodes of FCTC into individual segments... and so, that will likely begin in the coming weeks!  If you haven't heard 'em - they're new to you!

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Merry X-Lapsed - Generation X #4 (1995)

Merry X-Lapsed - Generation X #4 (1995)

December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas, friends!

Today we wrap up our little holiday vacation from the paradise that is Krakoa with... a Christmas story that isn't!  I mean, someone does eat a candy cane... and someone does wear a Santa hat... but, other than that - ain't no Christmas to see here!

Today we take a look at one'a those "Feared and Hated"-focused stories that we get from time to time in our X-Reading... but, it's a good one - right out of my own personal wheelhouse - written by Scott Lobdell and drawn by the amazing Chris Bachalo.

I hope you've enjoyed this "break" in our normal coverage... which will resume following the weekend.  Thank you all for indulging me - To You and Yours, from Me and Mine - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Merry X-Lapsed - X-Men (vol.2) #109 (2001)

Merry X-Lapsed - X-Men (vol.2) #109 (2001)

December 24, 2020

Welcome to Day Four of Merry X-Lapsed - and Merry Christmas Eve!

Today we're talking about the end of Chris Claremont's return to the X-Books around the turn of the century, and reading the "soft-pilot" to his all-new X-Treme X-Men title - it's a bumpy one...

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Merry X-Lapsed - Uncanny X-Men #143 (1981)

Merry X-Lapsed - Uncanny X-Men #143 (1981)

December 23, 2020

At the midway point of our vacation from Krakoa, we take a look at... perhaps that "Christmas with the X-Men" book that pops into most of our heads anytime we think about "Christmas with the X-Men" books -- even though, when it comes down to it - it ain't all that Christmassy!

Today we're going to get into the head of the newest X-Man, Kitty Pryde, as she tries to protect her home from the dreaded Wet Bandits... err, N'Garai Demon.  We also meet Captain Aletys Forrester - listen along as I mispronounce THAT name a half-dozen ways, and probably never say it right even once!

We'll also discuss the ending of the Claremont/Byrne era, the not-so-subtle inspiration for this issue... and much more!

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Merry X-Lapsed - Uncanny X-Men #341

Merry X-Lapsed - Uncanny X-Men #341

December 22, 2020

Our Holiday Week rolls on... and we haven't even left Rockefeller Center yet!  Today's comic, Uncanny X-Men #341 (1997) clearly takes a few of its cues from X-Men #98... just with a bit more turn-of-the-century sorta flare.

We'll talk all about Cannonball's recent promotion - as well as a quick n' dirty catch-up on who in the hell Joseph is... was... whatever!

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Other Chris and Reggie Episodes Mentioned:

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 100 - Age of Apocalypse, Part One

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-qgwd9-95a77e

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 101 - Age of Apocalypse, Part Two

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-v43sa-961e74

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 102 - Age of Apocalypse, Part Three

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-g5x8j-96fa08

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 103 - Age of Apocalypse, Part Four

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-fdb6n-9793f6

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 104 - Age of Apocalypse, Part Five

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-hci4f-981e2c

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 105 - Age of Apocalypse, Part Six

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-jzuvy-98ba17

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 40 - X-Men (vol.2) #8 (1992)

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-mbdib-c2b26b

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 41 - X-Men (vol.2) #45 (1995)

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-8u8ia-c3ac9d

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 144 - The X-Traitor!

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-p2ewa-c3110d

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