In which we are broken by leprechauns.
- A very necessary title change
- The leprechauns of Cassidy Keep
- Generation X #7-9
- How to kiss Chamber
- Banshee’s epic past ponytail
- Amiable grumbling
- The evolution of Emma Frost’s ethics
- Giant shirts of the 1990s
- An unlikely disappearance
- Rapid power creep
- Another dimension
- Whether or not Eamon O’Donnell is a leprechaun
- Existential leprechaun uncertainty
- Grande Dame
- How glamour works, sort of
- A dragon
- Uncanny X-Men: First Class #8
- Uncle Havok
- Whether Kid Apocalypse is an External
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While the Super Doctor Astronaut Peter Corbeau Awards for Excellence in X-Cellence* officially made their debut in last week’s Giant-Size Special, we wanted to take a moment to revisit them: the X-books, creators, and concepts that rocked our year.
Also, there is a coloring contest.
If your name–or a project to which you contributed–appears on the list below,** and you would like an actual, physical Corbeau Award to hang on your wall, please drop us a line, and we will make and mail you one. It will be beautiful and classy as hell, it will definitely involve some glitter glue.
And so, without further ado, it is out great pleasure to present:
THE 2014 SUPER DOCTOR ASTRONAUT PETER CORBEAU AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN X-CELLENCE!
- Best X-Writer – Brian Michael Bendis, for Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Men, and general line architecture
- Best X-Artist – Kris Anka, for Uncanny X-Men and general visual and costuming impact
- Best X-Colorist – Chris Sotomayor, for Cyclops
- Best X-Letterer (Now and Forever) – Tom Orzechowski, for everything ever forever
- Jean Grey Award for Creative Resurrection – Nightcrawler (Amazing X-Men)
- Best New Character – Forget-Me-Not (X-Men Legacy #300)
- Best Complete Arc – Cyclops #1-5, by Greg Rucka, Russell Dauterman, Chris Sotomayor, Carmen Carnero, et. al.
- Best Soap Opera – All-New X-Men, by Brian Michael Bendis et. al.
- Silver Lining Award – Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #4, by Marguerite Bennett, Juan Doe, et. al.
- Golden Retcon – X-Men: Days of Future Past
- Irene Adler Award for Most Anticipated Future Run – G. Willow Wilson onX-Men
- About Damn Time – Storm, by Greg Pak et. al.
- Cyclops Has a Good Day Award – Wolverine and the X-Men #40, by Jason Aaron, Pepe Larraz, et. al.
- Best Listeners of Any Podcast Ever – YOU**
CLASSIC CORBEAUS (for older X-material covered in the podcast during 2014)
- Harvey and Janet Award for Best Walk-On – The staff and guests of the Heartbreak Hotel
- Lost Treasure – Beauty and the Beast, by Ann Nocenti, Don Perlin, et. al.
- Sure, Why Not? – The Leprechauns of Cassidy Keep
- Still the Best Issue After All These Years – Uncanny X-Men vol. 1 #137
*Did you know you can just straight-up make up your own awards and give them to whomever you want? The Internet is awesome, y’all.
Listeners, while we love you dearly, we do not love you quite enough to make and mail all roughly ten-thousand of you your own Corbeaus. If you want a Corbeau of your very own, you’ve got two options:
1) Make your own, using the art below. We officially certify that it will be official and the Real Deal, and if anyone challenges you on that, we will glare meaningfully in their direction.
2) Show us your coloring skills. That’s right. It’s a CORBEAU COLORING CONTEST. Color the following image using in any medium you want: digital art, crayons, spray-painted macaroni–the sky is the limit. E-mail us a picture of your work at xplainthexmen(at)gmail(dot)com, with the subject line CORBEAU COLORING CONTEST, by
January 14 January 21. The listener whose Corbeau comes closest to the transcendent perfection of its namesake will receive a physical Corbeau–glitter glue and all–to hoard privately or share with their remaining nine-thousand-odd peers at their discretion.
Alternately, Rachel made this in Blingee. Use it as you see fit:
Listen to the podcast here!
In which Rachel refuses to back down from a challenge, we reject a point of canon, Leprechauns know Wolverine’s secrets, Erik the Red is (still) awful, Professor X is (still) a dick, the X-Men are your D&D party, the Shi’ar do a Star Trek riff, Phoenix is kind of a big deal, the circus comes to town, and Magneto gets creepy.
- Cassandra Nova
- More early Claremont
- Sound effects
- Cassidy Keep
- Image inducers
- Black Tom Cassidy
- Supervillain bromance
- Bronze-age pacing
- Hovercraft rental
- Muir Island
- The Shi’ar Imperial Guard
- The M’Kraan Cyrstal
- Phoenix 101
- Secret volcano lairs
- Magneto’s mercifully short-lived age-play fixation
- The (dis)continuity of mutant powers
You can find a visual companion to the episode – and links to recommended reading – on our blog.
Next week: Wolverine punches a pterosaur, Cyclops grows a mustache, and everyone gets possessed!