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149 – Panning for Callbacks

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In which Old Man Logan is probably better than it deserves to be; Steve McNiven is magical; the post-apocalyptic future probably belongs to the LARPers; Miles’s dad may or may not secretly be Hawkeye; all babies are supervillains; every movie should have a dinosaur chase scene; Emma Frost is our queen forever; and you should never trust a Hitler cosplayer.

X-PLAINED:

  • Wolverine: Lord of the Vampires
  • Mark Millar
  • Wolverine vol. 3 #66-72
  • Giant-Size Wolverine: Old Man Logan
  • The Hooded Man
  • “Old Man Logan” vs. Old Man Logan
  • The difference between Logan and Wolverine
  • Old-timey apocalypses
  • The Hulk Gang
  • Old Man Hawkeye
  • The Spider-Buggy
  • Moloids
  • Hammer Falls
  • Ultron-8
  • Several generations of supervillains
  • How the world fell under darkness
  • President Red Skull
  • Some very cathartic violence
  • Narrative functions of the rampage

NEXT EPISODE: Live from Emerald City Comic Con, with Dennis Hopeless & Charles Soule!


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119 – Red Night of the Soul (feat. Elisabeth Allie)

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

In which Elisabeth hacks the Matrix; Magneto is the worst at small talk; Hela overreaches; parents just don’t understand human speech; everything is better with super-rings; Selene has a Xena moment; almost anything can be solved with a kiss; and even if you transform Doug Ramsey into a giant red murder monster, he’ll still be a huge nerd.

X-PLAINED:

  • The S-Men
  • New Mutants Forever #1-5
  • Magma’s revised family tree
  • Updating the New Mutants
  • The delicate balance of the Forever line
  • The web
  • Idiom confusion
  • A flawed cultural analogy
  • Tiberius the Generic
  • Several profoundly dubious costumes
  • Family resemblance
  • Skull v. Skull
  • The dearth of canonically asexual X-characters

NEXT EPISODE: Different Nazis

Miles here – in one of the questions for this episode, I conflated asexuality and aromanticness. Those are totally two different things. Apologies – I’m still learning!


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