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In which William Stryker is exceptionally difficult to kill; the terminology around Emplate’s powers is absolute nonsense even by comic-book standards; inkers deserve more credit; we would totally read comics about Murmur the Softpoken Mummy; Bishop comes to the rescue; and nothing really resolves.
- What happened to William Stryker
- Gratuitous use of the adjective “genetic”
- Emplate (again)
- Generation X #12-14
- Penance’s original backstory
- A really unpleasant reunion
- Accent problems
- Gayle Edgerton
- A somewhat chaotic victory
- Mutant teams from non-anglophone countries
- X-characters Miles would like to write
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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 on X-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*
*Details of the Corbeau Coloring Contest will go up on Monday, because Rachel’s parents are visiting this weekend. We appreciate your patience.
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
LINKS AND ADDITIONAL READING
- We are an entirely listener-supported podcast, and features like this Giant-Size episode are made possible by our kickass Patreon subscribers. You can become one of those here.
- “You dare call that thing human?”: Classic line from God Loves, Man Kills; AND the title of this X-cellent Adam Warrock album.
- Bobby interviewed us this episode, but we totally interviewed him first. So there.
- Miles’s favorite episode.
- Rachel’s favorite episode.
- This one was fun, too.
In which we launch our first-ever giant-size special; God Loves, Man Kills is the definitive X-Men story; Bobby makes his R&MXtXM on-air debut; we repopulate the world with X-writers; Rachel is really excited about x-plaining X-Cutioner’s Song; Miles takes a strong stance on Wolverine’s mask; we award some awards; and it’s all your fault.
- God Loves, Man Kills (Marvel Graphic Novel #5)
- William Stryker
- An inappropriate analogy
- Keeping it interesting
- Favorite episodes
- Bridging the fan/critic divide
- Our ongoing obsession with bit characters
- The challenge of keeping Charles Xavier relevant
- X-Planation Curation
- Several stories we’re really looking forward to covering
- X-Writers on a desert island
- Internet fights
- Favorite stories vs. best stories
- Stupid hats of the Marvel Universe
- Dr. Doom as Tim Gunn
- Havok vs. ceiling fans
- Educational standards of the Marvel Universe
- The First Annual Super Doctor Astronaut Peter Corbeau Awards for Excellence in X-Cellence
NEXT WEEK: Rachel and Chris Sims X-Plain Arcade
CORRECTION: In this episode, Rachel claims that there is only one Super Doctor Astronaut Peter Corbeau in the Marvel Multiverse. This is patently untrue. There are numerous versions of Super Doctor Astronaut Peter Corbeau in the Marvel Multiverse, who may or may not be able to combine Voltron-style into a giant Corbeau Singularity.
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