284 – Precious Baubles, feat. Chip Zdarsky

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In which we sit down with writer Chip Zdarsky to talk crossovers, continuity, metaphors, and X-Men/Fantastic Four!


  • X-Men/Fantastic Four
  • A reunion
  • Richards kids
  • The state of Franklin Richards’ powers
  • Balancing characters in team books
  • Superhero teams as families
  • Several metaphors
  • Chip’s definitive X-Men
  • Reed Richards vs. Charles Xavier
  • Doom
  • Krakoan fashion
  • Switching gears
  • An exchange of portraits
  • Whether Garfield is a mutant
  • Evolution

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  1. Icon_UK says:

    The comment about freezing time reminds me of an old Batgirl villain, a crimelord called the Velvet Tiger who had that exact power with a very creative drawback. When she froze time for the world around her she continued to age at the normal rate personally. So if she froze time for six hours, she was six hours older at the end, when everyone would have aged no time at all.

    And she was a very thorough criminal, committing her crimes and spending time making sure no traces were left, and that aged her a LOT, to the extent that Batgirl had trouble tracking her down because she was looking for a woman in her thirties, when all her official records listed her as being twelve years old.

  2. Pat Gunter says:

    You guys will be the 1st X-Pod to get to AOA. Very prrestigious!

  3. Mel says:

    Oh my gosh Chip + Jay and Miles = makes me laugh for the entire listener question segment of this!!! Loved it so much!

  4. […] from many cis writers and it meant a lot for queer & trans readers to learn that Chip Zdarsky intended for this to be a major interpretation of the story. It felt like ammunition in some of the discourse that evolved after the release of issue #1. The […]

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