Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

420 – The Legendary House of Wolverine, feat. Christopher Michael Roman

In which Jay sits down with scholar Christopher Michael Roman to discuss his recent book, Queering Wolverine in Comics and Fanfiction: A Fastball Special; alongside queer theory, porous bodies, and nontraditional mentorship.

CONTENT NOTE: This episode includes graphic discussions of physical trauma as well as consensual if weird fictional sex.

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  1. A fascinating conversation, so thank you both for that, if one I feel singularly unqualified to add much to, as sometimes even I know when it’s case of “Better to keep quiet and be thought a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt”

    In terms of nominally older people who Wolverine can relate to, the one that sprang immediately to mind was Nick Fury, who Logan seems to have retained more memory of working with than most.

    1. I always enjoy any time he teams up with Carol Danvers. It feels like he really respects her abilities and knowledge, even when her life gets messy.

  2. Thank you so much for answering my question about queer reading recommendations! I’ll absolutely be looking into those.

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