ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 76: X-Men “The Dream”

Thirty-one years after I picked up my first comic book, we recorded this podcast on the day I turned thirty-seven. As they say the planet Jupiter does every twenty-eight years, in many ways my experience with comics made a full revolution around my life. The beginning of this journey filled me with curiosity, wonder, and life lessons I never found in any other form of media, and the circle completed itself not too long after I had the opportunity to interview the most prolific X-Men writer ever—Chris Claremont.

LISTEN: ComicsVerse interviews X-Men writer Chris Claremont!

Joined by my friend, ComicsVerse X-Men writer and podcast co-host Marius Thienenkamp, Episode 76 of the ComicsVerse Podcast, “X-Men: The Dream,” explored the significance of the metaphor of the X-Men both in and outside of comics through discussions of race, sexuality, inequality, and “othering” in western civilization.  Podcast panelists Jamie Rice, Kay Honda, Nolan Bensen, and Corey Spanner weighed in on parallels between historical activists like Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Gandhi which lead to conversations about dominant cultural hierarchies and the nature of humanity itself.

X-Men comics and characters are rife with meaning and serve as a mirror of how society treats anyone who is, and feels, different and how those same people cope in a world that hates and fears them. The concept of the X-Men served as a perfect platform during this podcast to embark on an analysis of American culture as a microcosm of human nature and what it ultimately means to be American.

HEAR: Want more X-Men analysis? These podcasts are all X-Men related!

As someone who read X-Men comics their entire life, I thought of no better birthday gift than to celebrate the medium and series that gave me, and continues to give me, the most hope and feeling. I am lucky in that I was able to hold such a conversation with such wonderful close friends, colleagues, and caring individuals.

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 40: Four Strong Comics Females (part 1) — X-Men’s Rogue

In this episode of the ComicsVerse podcast, Marlene Bonnely, editor-in-chief of Comics.Tumblr.com and personality at iLikeComicsToo.com, stops by to discuss X-Men’s Rogue in-depth.  We cover everything from her time as an Avengers villain and member of the Brotherhood of Mutants to Rogue’s joining the X-Men and romances with Gambit and Magneto.  Finally, we conclude with Rogue’s time on Mike Carey’s run of X-MEN: LEGACY and UNCANNY AVENGERS.

Appearing in this podcast from ComicsVerse is: Justin Gilbert Alba, Josh Cui and Tom Bacon.

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ComicsVerse X-Men Podcast: Episode 1 – GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1

In 1975, the world was undergoing a bout of profound change. Comics were no exception. The all-new, all-different Uncanny X-Men served as not only a mirror for society but as a counter cultural phenomenon that tried to speak the best in ourselves.

In this first episode of the ComicsVerse X-Men podcast, Tom and Justin walk through the issue in its entirety with Kathy providing the audience with a close reading of several pages of the comic book.

What do you think?  Did Giant Size X-Men have a profound impact on you as well?  Let us know what you think!

ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 32: Comic Book Space Operas (part 4) — X-MEN: RISE & FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE

In this episode of the ComicsVerse podcast, X-MEN: RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE is analyzed in part four of four in our series on space operas.

Podcast co-hosts and panelists include: – Justin Alba, Josh Cui and Gabrielle Beans

Back To The Bins! #30

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Join Scott H. Gardner and a SURPRISE MYSTERY GUEST as they travel ‘Back to the Bins’ to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned random Comic Book back issues!!

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Back To The Bins! #29

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Join Scott H. Gardner and a SURPRISE MYSTERY GUEST as they travel ‘Back to the Bins’ to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned random Comic Book back issues!!

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Back To The Bins! #27

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Join Scott H. Gardner and a SURPRISE MYSTERY GUEST as they travel ‘Back to the Bins’ to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned random Comic Book back issues!!

Follow Scott on Twitter!