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In which we make our Comics Alliance debut, Cyclops makes a startling discovery, Carol Danvers joins the team (sort of), Chris Claremont calls out some bullshit, Havok still has terrible taste in hats, and Peter Corbeau gets his own theme music
Content note: In this episode, we spend a lot of time talking about a rape that occurs in a previous Avengers arc, the community and narrative response thereto, and the larger landscape and ethics of portrayals of sexual violence in superhero comics.
- Mystique’s mercurial alliances
- Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men
- Uncanny X-Men #154-158
- Avengers Annual #10
- Bollywood Starjammers
- The dread Psi-Scream
- Shi’ar Fashion Technology
- Dr. Peter Corbeau (more) (again)
- Carol Danvers
- The Whole Marcus Thing
- Chris Claremont vs. rape culture
- Gender politics of the Dark Phoenix Saga
Next week: Dracula!
Clarification, since we neglected to specify in the episode: Avengers #200 was written by James Shooter, George Pérez, Bob Layton, and David Michelinie; Avengers Annual #10 was written by Chris Claremont.
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