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In which Justin Thyme is a forgotten superstar of comics; Nazis should pretty much never be used as a metaphor; Charles Xavier is somehow even worse than usual; Excalibur may lack object permanence; Phoenix defeats Hitler with the power of gayness; we may have hit Peak Nocenti; Brett Blevins should draw Boom Boom forever; and the New Mutants get a taste of media theory.
- The exact nature of Shatterstar and Longshot’s relationship
- Excalibur: Weird War III
- New Mutants Summer Special: A Mutant in Megalopolis
- Justin Thyme
- Bad Kansas
- Nazi Charles Xavier
- Kinda-Nazi Moira MacTaggert
- The Reichsmen
- Lightning Squad (again)
- Naked Space Xavier
- Largely unsuccessful denouement
- The Wobbly Sneaker Gang
- Media theory and several of its anthropomorphic personifications
- Socially conscious comics
- The Gifted
- The New Mutants trailer
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Links and Further Reading
- Information and links to donate toward Bill Mantlo’s ongoing care
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- The Hero Initiative
- Some notes on X-Men Origins: Jean Grey, and why we’re adamantly pro-Jean.
In which we dive into two crossovers; our DCU is the DCAU; the Greys just cannot catch a break; Darkseid is basically Santa Claus; the Phoenix Force has Cyclops feels; Baron Karza is the sonic screwdriver of supervillains; and the Enigma Force is aptly named.
CONTENT NOTE: The Micronauts portion of this episode involves not-particularly-graphic but still fairly involved discussions of sexual violence. If that’s not something you want to listen to, we’d recommend stopping the episode after the Teen Titans portion at 26:26, and fast-forwarding to 47:52 for conclusions, questions, and outro.
- Crossover Earth
- The Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans
- The Teen Titans
- The One True Flash
- Cosmic Kirby
- The Source Wall
- Deathstroke the Terminator
- Butte sex
- Cyclops and the Phoenix Force
- The X-Men and the Micronauts #1-4
- Bill Mantlo
- The Hero Initiative
- The Microverse
- Baron Karza
- Evil Xavier (more)(again)(seriously, how is anyone still surprised when this happens)
- Several moral event horizons crossed in quick succession
- Female protagonists in X-books
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