Archive for October 2015

As Mentioned in Episode 78 – The Eye Killers and Other Cautionary Tales

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78 – The Eye Killers and Other Cautionary Tales

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 10/18/2015 at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 10/18/2015 at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

 

In which we persevere in the face of adversity; Storm goes on a quest; Mr. Sinister makes his first appearance; Dazzler learns about teamwork (again); it still sucks to be Havok (but not as much as it sucks to be Madelyne Pryor); you should probably put down that cactus; the Murder Grampas join Freedom Force; Storm’s life is a metal-album cover; and the X-Men are doomed as hell.

 

X-Plained:

  • The Mr. Sinister / Summers family time loop
  • Uncanny X-Men #220-224
  • Actual and potential origins of Mr. Sinister’s name
  • How Longshot’s powers work in combat
  • Teamwork (again)
  • Representing sound and silence in a visual medium
  • A protracted fight
  • Forge (again)
  • Naze (kind of)
  • The Adversary
  • Eye Killers
  • One of many reasons not to masturbate with a cactus
  • The X-Men in San Francisco
  • Madelyne Pryor vs. fate
  • Storm vs. Forge
  • Character names vs. code names
  • X-Makeovers

NEXT WEEK: X-Men vs. Avengers


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Rachel Reviews the X-Men, Episode 57

Week of October 7, 2015:

In which Miles calls in sick, and/or Rachel steals the video reviews to spread the gospel of Secret Convergence on Infinite Podcasts and Siege #4.

REVIEWED:

  • Old Man Logan #5 (01:37)
  • Secret Wars #6 (02:58)

Pick of the Week: Siege #4 (04:11)


For more on the Secret Convergence on Infinite Podcasts, check out the announcement!

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Announcing: SECRET CONVERGENCE ON INFINITE PODCASTS!

Art by Brandon Graham

Art by Brandon Graham

Once upon a time (this past April), a few comics podcasters were joking around on Twitter.

“What if we took a cue from comics and did some kind of ridiculous crossover event?” someone asked.

“I’d do that,” someone else responded.

And then Al Kennedy started an e-mail thread.

Six months later, we are SUPER pleased to announce the first-ever SECRET CONVERGENCE ON INFINITE PODCASTS! SCOIP is a nine-show crossover event, spanning Fan Bros Show; Into It; SILENCE!; Less than Live; Journey into Misery; Wait, What?; House to Astonish, War Rocket Ajax, and Rachel & Miles X-Plain the X-Men. We’re producing nine stand-alone episodes, each hosted by a different show and featuring a mash-up cast from among more than fifteen hosts, and all airing between October 29 and November 29.

This is big, y’all. This is really big. We’re talking plot. The Beyonder. Original art by Brandon Graham (above) and James Stokoe (to be revealed). A guest star (also to be revealed).

To follow along with Secret Convergence on Infinite Podcasts, follow the Convergence on Twitter at @scoipodcasts; on Tumblr at secretconvergence.tumblr.com, and in the hashtag #SCOIP on both–and look for regular updates from all of the participating podcasts.

Will we die? Emerge with new costumes? LEARN TO POOP?

There’s only one way to find out.

 

 

Rachel & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 56

Week of September 30, 2015 –

In which we desperately wish there were more Inferno; Rachel is either too sober or not sober enough for E is for Extinction; and we PROMISE to to get these up on time next week.

REVIEWED:

  • *Inferno #5 (00:25)
  • E is for Extinction #4 (2:58)

*Pick of the Week (05:10)


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As Mentioned in Episode 77 – Die Hard with a Lobster

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77 – Die Hard With a Lobster

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 10/11/2015 at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 10/11/2015 at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

 

In which we relax our definition of X-book; we really want Sunspot to grow a mustache; Miles gets an excuse to say “shillelagh”; Bill the Lobster goes on a rampage; and Fallen Angels is really, really, really wonderful.

X-Plained:

  • Devil Dinosaur
  • Moon Boy
  • Fallen Angels #1-8
  • Jo Duffy
  • Assembling a team
  • Sunspot as a point-of-view character
  • Compassion as a superpower
  • Da Costa’s Devils vs. Ma Guthrie’s Gorillas
  • Goat Simulator
  • An unfortunate incident
  • Somewhat harsh student evaluations
  • The moral compass of Magnum, P.I.
  • Warlock and Sunspot as mutual foils
  • Chance
  • Ariel
  • Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox) and several notable duplicates
  • Siryn (Theresa Cassidy)
  • Gomi
  • Bill
  • Don
  • The Fallen Angels
  • The Vanisher
  • The Marvel Girl Fan Club
  • Lobster feelings
  • Kirby monsters
  • Doris Danger
  • Dinosaur World
  • Fallen Angels as a spiritual antecedent to Runaways
  • The tragic death of Don the Lobster
  • Fallen Angels II
  • How to party like Dr. Doom
  • Doom Patrol vs. X-Men

NEXT WEEK: A Sinister debut.


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October 2015 Shirt of the Month – 616 OR BUST!

616_or_bust_preview

Forget California–Marvel fans know where the real action is! Hitch a ride into the multiverse with October’s shirt of the month, a collaboration from Katie Moody and Rachel Edidin.

616_or_bustThis design is available on a whole bunch of apparel–including kid and infant sizes–as well as tote bags, travel mugs, throw pillows, and stickers.

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