Archive for September 2015

74 – This Dumb Rumpus

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 9/20/2015 at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 9/20/2015 at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

 

In which Franklin Richards is definitely a normal human meat child; Thing’s code-name is delightfully ambiguous; your kids are probably robot sailors; it’s always a Doombot; Rachel accidentally identifies with Reed Richards; all dramatic roads lead to Latveria; and superheroes are terrible at conflict resolution.

 

X-PLAINED:

  • Franklin Richards
  • Rachel & Miles at Rose City Comic Con
  • Rachel & Miles X-Plain the X-Men LIVE
  • Fantastic Four Versus the X-Men #1-4
  • The best hugs in the biz
  • The Fantastic Four
  • Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
  • Invisible Woman (Susan Richards)
  • Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
  • Thing (Ben Grimm)
  • The Fantasticast
  • Special dreams (but not that kind)
  • Alicia Masters (sort of)
  • Dubiously informative cover art
  • The doomed frenemyship of Reed Richards and Victor von Doom
  • Varyingly competent parenting
  • An awful lot of incidental nudity
  • Ethics of super-science
  • Robot sailors
  • Latveriandroids
  • Agency
  • Dubious conflict-resolution skills
  • Human Torch costume logistics
  • Dr. Doom’s history with Magneto
  • Relative roles and themes of Marvel teams

NEXT WEEK: X-Factor still hasn’t really gotten the hang of doors.


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Rachel & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 53

Week of September 9, 2015:

In which if you don’t know by now whether you want to read Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX, nothing we say is likely to sway you much one way or the other; Rachel’s favorite Cyclops is notably absent; and you should totally come see us at Rose City Comic Con!

REVIEWED:

  • *Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #4

*Pick of the week, but comes by it honest.


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You can find more information about our RCCC lineup over here, and more about the show itself here!

As Mentioned in Episode 73 – Evolving Evolution

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 9/6/2015 at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 9/6/2015 at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

Listen to the episode here!

LINKS AND FURTHER READING:

  • You can watch all of X-Men: Evolution for free on YouTube, starting here! How cool is that? So cool.
  • The Unauthorized X-Men is a collection of essays about the X-Men from folks all over the creative/critical/fan spectrum, edited by Len Wein.
  • Artist Steven E. Gordon has a ton of process material about the X-Men: Evolution character designs on his blog. Go look!
  • Want to know more about what Rachel and Miles will be up to at Rose City Comic Con? We’ve got our whole schedule–including panel and party details–over here!

73 – Evolving Evolution, with Robert N. Skir

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 9/6/2015 at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 9/6/2015 at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

In which Rachel holds down the fort; Robert N. Skir X-Plains several cartoons; teenagers are basically mutants; Southern goths are the best goths; and you should really just watch X-Men: Evolution already.

X-PLAINED:

  • Bad parenting choices
  • Rachel & Miles @ Rose City Comic Con
  • Secret origins of Robert N. Skir
  • The development of X-Men: Evolution
  • The Unauthorized X-Men
  • Point-of-view points of entry
  • The Evolution series bible
  • Spyke (Evan Daniels)
  • Mutants in society
  • Rogue variations
  • Brushes with fandom

NEXT WEEK: Fantastic Four vs. X-Men


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Rachel & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 52

Week of September 2, 2015:

In which X-Men ’92 and Star Lord and Kitty Pryde end; House of M is a better miniseries than event; Age of Apocalypse is a better event than miniseries; and we have big plans for Rose City Comic Con!

REVIEWED:

  • *X-Men ’92 Infinite Comic #8 (00:42)
  • House of M #2 (03:02)
  • Age of Apocalypse #3 (06:21)
  • Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #3 (09:06)

*Pick of the Week (11:24)


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You can find more information about our RCCC lineup over here, and more about the show itself here!

 

Rachel & Miles at Rose City Comic Con

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Our hometown show, Portland’s own Rose City Comic Con, is coming up on September 19 and 20! LET’S DO THIS THING!

TABLE DETAILS

LIVE EPISODE & PANELS

LISTENER MEETUP & PARTY

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September 2015 Shirt of the Month: I SURVIVED SECRET WARS

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As yet another crossover event draws to a close, it’s time to count our longboxes, lick our wounds, and breathe a sigh of relief that we’ve lived to read another day. In that spirit, we present September’s shirt of the month, designed by the one and only Dylan Todd!

Secret-Wars

 

(Because, really, if there’s one single moment that sums up everything about crossover events, it’s the time Spider-Man had to teach the Beyonder to poop.)

As usual, the design is available on a whole mess of apparel–including kid and infant sizes, because if there’s any lesson you should take away from our podcast, it’s that continuity-heavy bathroom humor is for everyone. There are also tote bags and stickers!

NOTE: This is a limited-run shirt! It will DISAPPEAR FOREVER from the shop on October 1, 2015; get ’em while they last!