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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Comic News Insider Episode 648 – NYCC: Kieron Gillen/Jamie McKelvie/Darryl Cunningham!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 648 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Assassin’s Creed #1, Chewbacca #1, I Hate Fairyland #1, The Twilight Children, Star Wars Rebels S2 premiere

Jimmy is joined in studio by Melissa Dowell. They chat/gush about the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and when they plan on seeing it. At NYCC, Jimmy sat down with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie to discuss The Wicked and the Divine, Phonogram, Young Avengers, and more! He also chatted with cartoonist Darryl Cunningham about his works Age of Selfishness, How to Fake a Moon Landing and Psychiatric Tales. News includes: Star Wars: Battlefront video game will allow you to play as familiar characters, the Art of John Cassaday will be on display at the Metropolis Gallery in NYC, FX is bringing a Legion TV series based on the X-Men character, FX is also working on a Y: The Last Man series based on the popular comic book series, Fox is producing an X-Men related series as well called The Hellfire Club, Entertainment Weekly is holding their first EW Fest in NYC this weekend and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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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.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

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