Comic Frontline #149: Outsiders Legacy Button

Every week the Comic Frontline crew unites to do a LIVE Show through Google Hangouts where we discuss the news and comics of the week and have some fun while doing it!

This week it’s a full crew as they discuss: DC’s Dark Matter Line, Nova coming to an end, Inhumans origin story told, Claire missing from Punisher, Cloak and Dagger trailer, Kingsmen, Powerless is pulled, Riverdale recasts Reggie, DC’s new Digital TV Service, Locke & Key goes to Hulu, and more!

Plus Worst Pick, The Top 5 Comics and Cover of the Week, Most Anticipated 3 comics for next week, let your voice be heard in our weekly poll and more!

Video Version:

ARP – 03 – Phoenix Saga

Dylan and John discuss the Phoenix Saga and Dark Phoenix saga from X-Men 101-108 and 129-138. Marvel Comics published these stories in 1976 and 1980.

If you want to download the episode as an MP3 for later listening, right click the link below and select Save As

Arc Reactions Podcast – 03 – Phoenix Saga.mp3


Talking Points


Jean – weakest X-Man to Strongest X-Man (106?)

Professor is a coward

Did Hellfire (Mastermind) manipulate Jean to release the Dark Phoenix?

Weird fill-in issue (106 – another issue with the new team fighting the old team. same as 100)

Wolvie/Jean and Peter/Kitty romances

Best Mastermind story ever?

Storm’s ability to make her costume with her ‘powers’ (also Phoenix and Colossus at times)

Family relations (brother/cousin) being immune to your mutant power

Trope of women being incapable of handling great power and self sacrificing

The mental blocks holding back the Phoenix and allowing Jean to control it


First appearances


Black Tom Cassidy (101)

Kitty Pride (129)

Starjammers (107)

Dazzler (130)

Sebastian Shaw (129)

Emma Frost (129)

Hellfire Club (129)

Senator Kelly (135, mentioned in 133)

Gladiator (107)

Storm’s Origins (102)



Our next podcast will be covering A Death in the Family and Killing Joke, both Batman tales. That podcast will be uploaded on July 28th.


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We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening.

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #111: Avengers vs. X-Men Event Review

Episode #111

Avengers vs. X-Men has ended, and since we needed a show topic, here’s our review. Did it change everything? And just when you get sick of our voices, we play YOUR AvX voicemails. Listen in!

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 6: The Jean Grey Podcast – Phoenix and Dark Phoenix Sagas

Kathy, Jim, Justin, and Anatole give an in-depth discussion about Jean Grey’s role in the X-Men including the Phoenix & Dark Phoenix Sagas including Jean Grey’s role in a larger context outside of comic books.

Podcast Hosts:

  • Justin Alba
  • Anatole Ashraf
  • Kathleen Wisneski
  • Jim Sliney, Jr.

Comic books covered in this podcast:

  • Early Claremont X-Men
  • The Dark Phoenix Saga