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290 – The Obvious, the Silly, and the True
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In which it’s kind of a relief to be talking about a fictional apocalypse right now; Joe Madureira defines the look of the mid-late 1990s; Sunfire is less cheesecake than crepes Suzette; it all comes back to capes; Wild Child is more than he seems; Holocaust sucks about as much as you’d expect of someone who picked that code name; Jay has surprisingly strong feelings about Morph; Miles is all about judging some babies; resistance is fundamental to the X-Men’s identity within a superhero-universe paradigm; nobody deserves to be quarantined with Quentin Quire; and our two-week lead is making proofing these podcasts an increasingly surreal experience.
- Several things Blink might have done but did not.
- The status quo as of mid-March, 2020
- Earth-295 (more) (again)
- Astonishing X-Men #1-4
- Our coverage of the core Age of Apocalypse series
- Age of Apocalypse as proof of concept
- The best character design of Earth-295
- Some guy named Rex
- A lake of blood which may or may not be figurative
- Sabretooth’s last-ish stand
- The revolutionary value of silliness
- Jay’s favorite Orwell quote
- The Infinite Processing Plant
- DefCon Armageddon
- A very cool fight scene
- Mutants without the metaphor
- Best and worst X-Men to be quarantined with
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