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THE 2017 SUPER DOCTOR ASTRONAUT PETER CORBEAU AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE AT X-CELLENCE:
- Best Writer: Charles Soule, for Astonishing X-Men
- Best Artist: Alessandro Vitti, for Iceman
- Best Colorist: Felipe Sobreiro, for Generation X
- Best Ongoing Solo Series: Iceman
- Best Ongoing Team Series: Generation X
- Irene Adler Memorial Award for Most Anticipated Upcoming Series: Storm, by Ta Nehisi Coates and Jen Bartel
- How-Was-This-So-Good? Award for a Premise That Shouldn’t Have Worked But Did: “Weapons of Mutant Destruction” by Greg Pak
- Cyclops Has A Good Day: Champions #12, for good friends being good friends.
- So That Happened: Last page of Jean Grey #10
- Nate Grey Award for Best Cross-Dimensional Import: Bloodstorm in X-Men: Blue
- Coming Back Strong: Hope Summers in Jean Grey
- Norman Osborne Award for Gratuitous Resurrection: Logan
- Light of Our Life: Honey Badger
- These Deep Cuts Form a Picture: Gifted
- Best Non-X Marvel Title: Runaways by Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
- Buried Treasure: “Weapon X,” as published in Marvel Comics Presents
- You Tried: Chris Claremont, circa 1991
- Why Havok Didn’t Finish His Dissertation This Year: He was busy being Magistrate on Genosha
- Object Permanence Is Overrated Award for Inconsistent Corporeality: Amanda Sefton
- Murder Rainbow Award for Most Entertainingly and Chromatically Redesigned Costumes: Late-run New Mutants
- Lurking in the Wings Award: Guido Carosella
- Sauron’s Jorts Award for Draculas Who Are Not Draculas but Try Real Hard: Crimson and the Blackbirds
- Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Charles Xavier’s swimsuit area as distressingly rendered by Whilce Portacio
- Major Christopher Summers Award for Most Awkward Family Reunion: Rachel Summers and Jean Grey in “Days of Future Present”
- Kitty Pryde Sartorial Exception of Excellence: The Rocketeer ensemble from X-Men: True Friends
- On-the-Nose Award for Effective Use of Heavy-Handed Metaphor: Genosha
- Best Jacket Ever Award: Cyclops in X-Factor Forever
- Erik the Red Award for Justifying the Existence of This Podcast: Jen Askani
- Future Past Award for Most Anticipated Upcoming Series Coverage: X-Factor
- Best Listeners of Any Podcast, Ever: YOU. Extra hard, this year.
When Nick Fury has all that gear on, what do you think it sounds like when he moves?
I know I’m a few years late here, but I can give you a different perspective on the X-Men #1.
My introduction to X-Men came from reading Classic X-Men comics- mostly from the Cockrum and Byrne runs. So I knew the classic characters quite well.
Several times I wanted to transition from reading those classic issue to reading the (then) current ’80s Uncanny X-Men, but found it mind bogglingly difficult. There was basically no way to figure out what was going on. Somehow, that wasn’t such a big problem for X-Factor or the other X-Men comics at the time.
X-Men #1 was the first time I was able to understand what the hell was happening in a current X-Men comic without consulting my friends who made up a whole bunch of lore because they didn’t understand what the hell was going on either.
I am squarely on the side that Clairmont left on a good note, even if he would have objected to moving back toward an older status quo. And with the best looking Magneto that I had ever seen.