X-Men Monday Episode 7: Emma Hasn’t Been Right Since IvX

C A B L E  #3
I C E M A N #3
X – M E N   B L U E #8
W E A P O N   X #6

Allen and Ryan get together this week to discuss the high and lows from the X-Men comics released last week. Cullen Bunn pulls a fastball, while the guys mention several tweets from the X-Men Monday thread. Thanks for listening!

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X-Men Monday Episode 5: LVL UP

G E N E R A T I O N  X #4
J E A N  G R E Y #4
O L D  M A N   L O G A N #26
W E A P O N  X #5
X – M E N  B L U E #7

It’s Monday, start your week with Ryan and Allen talking about the X-Men books released last week. The guys give their overall thoughts on the books and the ResurrXion line. Plus some Fastball Tweets from the #XMENMONDAY thread. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 92: X-Men, “The Dream” Part 3: Was Emma Right?

INHUMANS VS. X-MEN: Was Emma Frost Right? SPOILERS AHEAD!

Marvel’s INHUMANS VS. X-MEN, published in 2017, ended in an unexpected twist when circumstances revealed Emma Frost manipulated the war between both sides. Cyclops died in DEATH OF X from the deadly M-Pox virus. This happened not long after Cyclops killed Professor Xavier while possessed by the Phoenix Force. The deaths and/or new paths of Magneto, Professor Xavier, Cyclops, and Apocalypse left the mutant message in disarray.

A New Leader for a New Time?

Whoever would emerge as the new ideological inspiration behind the X-Men would require a powerful message. Cyclops, ever the mutant revolutionary, redefined Xavier’s dream after his death. Emma Frost, a former villain, chose to lie to everyone. She made them believe the Inhuman Black Bolt killed Cyclops on orders from Medusa. Emma Frost manipulated Scott Summers’ death into a battle cry catalyzing the X-Men into going to war against the Inhumans. To paraphrase Emma Frost’s words, she made his death matter. She turned him into an idea.

INHUMANS VS. X-MEN Mirrors Society’s Embrace of Alternative Facts

Like the inventor of the phrase, Emma Frost also falls prey to broadcasting alternative facts.

Kellyanne Conway possesses a great intellect. However, let’s remain honest, Conway is no Emma Frost in that regard. What the two women have in common includes two things: using mass media, or in Emma’s case telepathy, to broadcast a message and broadcasting a message sourced with alternative facts.

In the current political climate in the United States and the West, the rise of populism and the fleecing of voter information make it difficult to discern fact from fiction. Often times, deliberate misinformation spread to a populace seems to incite actions otherwise not considered.

LISTEN: Hear part one of our podcast X-Men, “The Dream.”

INHUMANS VS. X-MEN represents an extraordinary superhero version of today’s political events. For her own gain, Emma Frost uses her own people to purport an unnecessary aggressive agenda. This agenda only suits Emma Frost.

Emma Frost’s Defeat

Both the X-Men and the Inhumans defeat Emma Frost after she attempts the unforgivable. Emma appears to want to use mutant-killing sentinels and reprogram them to kill Inhumans. She sets her plan in motion. Most noteworthy, what makes this moment powerful relates to Emma Frost’s relationship with sentinels.

In Grant Morrison’s NEW X-MEN run, sentinels killed millions of mutants on the island of Genosha where Emma taught. Emma endured genocide against mutants, leaving her psychologically damaged forever. For Emma Frost to use sentinels to fight Inhumans, she must have gone to a dark place in her soul.

Before the Inhumans or the X-Men have an opportunity to punish Emma, Cyclops’s brother Havok seems to somehow teleport Emma to safety. Later, we see Emma wearing a helmet that looks exactly like Cyclops’s visor. Emma lost touch with reality.

Emma Frost lost her mind and becomes the female Cyclops in INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #6 page 26.

Emma lost her mind and becomes the female Cyclops in INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #6 page 26. Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

A New Dawn, and a New Day for the X-Men Metaphor

After Emma Frost, Kitty Pryde takes over in X-Men Gold #1

Kitty Pryde takes over the X-Men in X-Men Gold #1. Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

The fact things change makes the X-Men Universe a hopeful one. Many comics mire in a particular character or set up. They tell the same story time after time. X-Men always remained an exception to this rule. While the events of INHUMANS VS. X-MEN gave rise to a new normal, I can only hope the same thing happens in real life.

READ: ComicsVerse reviews X-MEN GOLD #1.

Our podcast series X-Men, “the Dream” examines real world applications for different X-Men ideologies. In addition, last year’s episode dealt with Xavier’s Dream versus Magneto’s Dream. Finally, this year we focus more on Magneto’s Dream, Emma Frost’s war with the Inhumans, and Cyclops’s role as a mutant revolutionary.

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 87: Celebrating the Women of X-Men

It’s no secret that the American left was rendered speechless on the night of November 8, 2016. What we hoped would be the year of the woman, that moment when Hillary Clinton became the most powerful female in the history of the world, ended up shocking us to the core. What remained in place of our idealism and hope was an inconvenient fact — despite outnumbering men, women were still an oppressed “minority,” forced to deal with slings and arrows long ago deemed inappropriate for males of most races and ethnicities. It is with this glaring fact in mind that ComicsVerse has dedicated our 87th episode to our favorite X-Men women.

Why Celebrate the X-Men Women Now?

It doesn’t matter which side of the political aisle you fall on. Heck, it doesn’t even matter if you’re not political at all. It’s obvious the west has some work to do when it comes to fairness between the two binary genders. Instead of arguing the point, we at ComicsVerse have decided to celebrate the point by celebrating the X-Men women: Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Mystique, Jean Grey, Storm, and Emma Frost.

What makes each of these ladies tick? How do they celebrate their femininity? What are their hopes, dreams, and fears? All this and more is discussed in episode 87 of the ComicsVerse Podcast — Celebrating the X-Men Women! Oh, and if your favorite female X-Man isn’t mentioned above, stay tuned to the end of the episode and our honorable mentions!

Keep in mind; this podcast is about celebrating our favorite X-Men women. In most cases, we’ve spent between two to four hours discussing each of these characters in their own right:

We hope you enjoy this episode, and we can’t wait to hear who some of your favorite X-Men women are!

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 54: The Origins of X-Men’s Emma Frost

Emma Frost is arguably one of the most polarizing female characters in X-Men for men and women alike. After reading the 18 issues that make up the origin story — EMMA FROST by Karl Bollers, as well as FIRESTAR, GENERATION X, and UNCANNY X-MEN, we found that not everybody thoroughly enjoys her for the same reasons. The CEO of ComicsVerse, Justin Gilbert Alba, is joined by fantastic editor and contributor Jamie Rice, along with Kay Honda, Malia Knight, Brian Delpozo, and Nolan Bensen for her character analysis based on her origin story. We have an in-depth discussion that delves into her history, characterization and why she allows — and seemingly embraces — the heavily sexualized permutation of her identity. I, personally, don’t believe it can just be dismissed as “daddy-issues,” although her tenuous relationship with her father contributes to why she presents herself as the icy White Queen that can play both villainess and heroine. In fact, it is arguable that she can fulfill any role that a person desires. Although her diamond shape-shifting ability is not discussed in the origin story, it is clear that the power and control she gains over her mutation very cleverly reflect her defense mechanisms in emotional situations. She keeps what’s “hers” deep inside, while reflecting what people want of her off her appearance.

LISTEN: Want more Emma Frost? We discussed the beginning of her relationship with Cyclops at length in Grant Morrison’s NEW X-MEN podcast.

We also use excerpts from Susan Batson’s Truth: Personas, Needs, and Flaws in The Art of Building Actors and Creating Characters as a reference when analyzing Emma. These excerpts including discussing the three specific facets of her identity: The “Public Persona”(the identity she presents to everyone around her), the “Need” (the identity most authentic to the self but most vulnerable to the world), and the “Tragic Flaw” (the result of the conflict between the “Public Persona” and the “Need”).

Despite the various silly digressions, we go into analyzing her familial relationships, but also how her interactions with peers and other authority figures shape her attitudes toward trust, intimacy, and control. As a personal favorite of Justin’s, as well as various other contributors, Emma Frost is given a shot in this podcast to prove that there’s a true and personable identity and reasoning beneath all the skin, legs, and breasts. It’s easy enough to discount a female character in any medium as being a sexual play-thing at the mercy of the men around her. Fortunately, Emma is not at all such a submissive character, unless that’s what she desires at the time.

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The following members of the ComicsVerse family appeared in this podcast:
Justin Gilbert Alba, Kay Honda, Jamie Rice, Brian Delpozo, Nolan Bensen and Malia Knight.

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ComicsVerse Episode 46: Interns Take Over! NEW X-MEN by Grant Morrison

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In this episode of the ComicsVerse comic book podcast, ComicsVerse interns and contributors take over!

Marius has chosen to dissect to Grant Morrison’s NEW X-MEN on an in-depth level while having a lot of fun! In fact, we probably got into too much fun! There’s definitely some intense shit discussed about and laughed about here! If you’re a fan of Grant Morrison, comics, the X-Men, Jean Grey, the X-Men cartoon or anything of the sort, you should really enjoy this podcast!

This episode of the ComicsVerse podcast features Justin Gilbert Alba and Kathleen Wisneski as hosts with a summary by Marius Thienenkamp and Jamie Rice. We are joined by a panel of interns, contributors and friends including: Malia Knight, Kay Honda, Brian Delpozo, Chris Massari, Josh Cui and Alex Katz.

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Super Hero Speak – #107: Greg Horn

This week Dave sits down with one of the most talented comic book artists of all time Greg Horn! Greg is known for his covers he’s done for She-Hulk, Emma Frost and Elektra. And today is the exclusive artist for the Gamestop variant covers released by Marvel, including the Death of Wolverine and The Amazing Spider-Man #1. So sit back and enjoy this rare and exclusive long-format interview with the Gregarious Greg Horn!

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 22: Top 25 Most Iconic and Influential Couples in Comics (part 3)

ComicsVerse has ranked the Top 25 Most Iconic and Influential Characters in Comic Books. In this second-to-last episode of our couples podcast, we discuss numbers #12 through #7:

#12 – Cyclops and Emma Frost

#11 – Green Arrow and Black Canary

#10 – Gambit and Rogue

#9 – Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman

#8 – Nightwing and Oracle

#7 – Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy

Podcast Co-Hosts include: Justin Alba, Anatole Ashraf, Kathleen Wisneski, Karen Hernandez, Josh Cui, Derek Yang, Dale Church, Eryn Roberts, Travis Czap, Andrew Benson, Steve DiMaria, Gabrielle Beans, and Brandon Lewis.

ComicsVerse Episode 10: Comics We’re Thankful For (Part 3 of 4): Astonishing X-Men

ComicsVerse delves into ASTONISHING X-MEN arcs “Gifted” and “Unstoppable.” Topics discussed include the Astonishing X-Men team line-up, Kitty Pryde seeing a very alive Colossus after thinking he had died, and the return of the debate about Scott Summers and Emma Frost or Scott Summers and Jean Grey. ComicsVerse also discusses the metaphor of the cure as well as what Joss Whedon may be trying to say about American culture through the Breakworld. Special guests include: Derek Yang, Josh Cui, Karen Hernandez, Arthur Cheng, and Julien Hawthorne.

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.

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Talking Points

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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

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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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ARP – 01 – Avengers vs. X-men

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We will be updating on a biweekly schedule on Sundays. The next episode will go up on June 30, 2013.

In this episode of the Arc Reactions Podcast, Dylan and John discuss the 19-issue mini-series from Marvel Comics entitled Avengers Vs. X-Men. The podcast has a couple explicit words in it. We have decided that all future podcasts will be kept PG in order to allow all listeners to enjoy the content.

The topics covered in this episode are:

  • Short summary of the story
  • Discussion of the VS issue fights
  • Hope’s powers.
  • Who was in the right?
  • How this led into Marvel Now.

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #63: Choose Your X-Men

Choose Your X-Men

We doubled up last week, so we skipped this week. Since we don’t want to leave our friends at The Comics Podcast Network without an update, we’ve loaded one of our recent debate shows. Don’t be sad, we’ll be back next week with an all new show.

With all of Marvel’s X-Men teasers lately, the Magnificos decide to form their own X teams. If you could only pick 5, who would you choose? We’re gonna need more mansions.

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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

 

F BombCast: 89: Comics? Yeah, We Like Comics

You want to know how tired TJ is? Just look at the title of the Episode in iTunes, it is misnamed, It was supposed to be Comics, Yeah we Like Comics, but Oh well, we talk like comics too.  After about 15-20 minutes of stories of his daughters fecal matter, His fathers selfish TV viewing, and Tales of touring with Phish, Kev and TJ break out the comic talk and it just never goes away. There are so many discussed that i will try to hit them all, We talk Hulk 23, Supergirl, 53, Superman 700, Detective 866, Titans Something, The Wolfman/Pérez Titans OGN coming out in september and a Shit load of the Ultimate books. If that is not enough comic talk for you then we also break out some comic news discussing Recent Castings as well as the new appointment of Jeph Loeb at marvel. Get out your geek hat, For Comics is the special of the day.

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