ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 96: Investigating X-MEN’s Polaris Before THE GIFTED

X-Men film franchise spin-off THE GIFTED premieres on Fox Television October 2017. It will feature prominent longtime X-Men teammate Polaris aka Lorna Dane. Polaris happens to be the daughter of Magneto. Created in the 1960’s, almost original X-Men character Polaris plays the role of the on-again/off-again daughter of Magneto. In honor of the television debut of the character of Polaris, ComicsVerse hosted a podcast about Polaris’s role in THE GIFTED as well as the emotional identity of Lorna Dane.

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CCC: Talking Legion Quest Pt. 1

Ryan and Allen get together to discuss the first three issues of the Legion Quest crossover event. Which serves as the prelude to the big staple event “Age of Apocalypse”. Things get wacky as David Haller’s actions throw the X-Men and even your hosts into a classic bizarre 90’s event. Thanks for listening!

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– X-Factor Vol. 1 #109
– Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #320
– X-Men Vol. 2 #40

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 88: Marvel’s Muslim Superheroes – Ms. Marvel, Monet St. Croix, and Dust

Before we get into the specifics of this podcast on Marvel Muslim superheroes, first, some context:

It’s not a secret. Anyone born after 1978 likely cannot recall a time in American politics as divisive as now.

During the Reagan years, I was a child, blissfully unaware of most of the world around me. I remember Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman in American politics to have a clear shot at the White House as Vice President with her running mate, Walter Mondale, former Vice President under President Jimmy Carter. I remember the day the Challenger exploded on its maiden voyage. I remember the rise of A.I.D.S. and the Reagan administration’s avoidance in declaring the spread of HIV a crisis, something that indirectly caused the virus to infect millions more.

The cultural divide of the American landscape, of the collective psyche of America as a nation-state, was always at odds with itself, the teetering threat of the aforementioned divide becoming an uncrossable chasm constantly looming over our heads as it continues to this today. Looking back, I never could have imagined what would become of us. While a second American Civil War is hardly imminent, at times, I wonder if the preservation of the Union during the first American Civil War was the right choice given how much we seem to have grown to hate one another.

Perhaps the rise of social media and the technology necessary to democratize different people from all extremes of the political spectrum amplifies the sour sound of the voices of hatred? The calls to despise our neighbor, to think of them as people who “just don’t get it” or with evil or selfish intentions never have sung as loudly as they do now. Any environment containing this much enmity is a breeding ground for scapegoatism, a fertilizer that, when operating from our rage, makes it easy to point a finger outside of our house and into yours.

READ: ComicsVerse’s culture section discusses the damage normalizing the American alt-right can do!

Why Bother Discussing Marvel Muslim Superheroes?

Marvel Muslim Superheroes Kamala Khan, Monet St. Croix, and Sooraya Qadir Dust

Marvel Muslim Superheroes. From left to right: Monet St. Croix aka M, Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel, and Sooraya Qadir as Dust. Images courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

At this moment in America, two distinct groups of people seem to be the victims of our inability to cope with our own disagreements: Muslims and illegal immigrants.

Those arriving at this article from a different perspective need to know I am not pretending there aren’t people causing harm who are Muslim or immigrants. Rather, what I ask for is a mere reality check, a refreshing of one’s self of the factual data, something that isn’t agreed on anymore that, additionally, seems to no longer carry value.

While the cause of illegal immigration is a close one to me, being of Hispanic descent, the focus of ComicsVerse’s 88th Podcast is Marvel Muslim superheroes. Through the newly elected Donald Trump, The United States of America recently issued its second travel ban targeted at predominantly Muslim nations. The travel ban prevents Muslims from certain countries from traveling to America.

The conservative think tank, the Cato Institute, performed a study, the results of which can be found here. Allow me to skip to the end: “[the Cato Insitute] compiled a list of foreign-born people who committed or were convicted of attempting to commit a terrorist attack on U.S. soil from 1975 through 2015.” The total tally of that number equals zero. Yes, zero people from the countries Trump banned from entering the United States committed an act of terror on our soil.

Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel is a Marvel Muslim Superhero.

The first issue of MS. MARVEL #1 sees Kamala Khan tempted to eat pork. Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

The executive order behind the travel ban will prevent families from seeing one another. It will keep the best and brightest minds of these countries from American universities that sorely need their skill sets. Moreover, the travel ban is ethically wrong, and we, the American people, have given birth to it simply because it’s easier to point the finger elsewhere and blame others for our figuratively insurmountable border wall that keeps people, who normally would get along and come to a workable agreement, hating one another.

In NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #39, Dust, a Marvel Muslim superhero, invokes Allah's name as she prepares to take on a demon in Limbo.

In NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #39, Dust invokes Allah’s name as she prepares to take on a demon in Limbo. Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

I’ve always remained open about my past, and there are numerous articles on this website that speak to that truth, my truth. I’ve, personally, been a scapegoat before. I know how it feels to have done nothing wrong and be blindsided by the ugly recesses of humanity when I was only trying to live my life free of discrimination. That knowledge is why we chose to focus on Marvel Muslim superheroes. To our surprise and delight, the panel on this podcast consisting of ComicsVerse editor Jamie Rice, writer A. Chowder, Marvel editor for ComicsVerse Kat Vendetti, Marvel Editor for ComicsVerse Alex Bisignaro, writer Anika Hossain, with special guests Amna Pervez, Jose Robledo, podcast veteran Nolan Bensen and myself as host, the three most compelling Marvel Muslim superheroes are strong and diverse, three-dimensional women. Each deserves a podcast in her own right.

LISTEN: Want more women of Marvel? Last episode we discussed our favorite X-Men women!

Before the focus of our conversation became Marvel Muslim superheroes Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, Sooraya Qadir/Dust, and Monet St. Croix/M, we took it upon ourselves to do some research. We felt an obligation, before discussing the internal lives of these characters and what connotates their “Muslimness,” to dispell a bevy of American myths surrounding Islam. As three panelists on our panel know, as former and current practitioners of Islam, the world can often use a reminder of the truth behind the stereotype and just what a minuscule portion of Islam it is that poses any sort of threat to the western world’s way of life.

In X-FACTOR #217, Monet tells Strong Guy she is a Marvel Muslim superhero.

In X-FACTOR #217, Monet St. Croix tells Strong Guy she is Muslim. Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

As we dissected each Marvel Muslim superhero, the same questions arose over and over. Is this character authentic? Do they purport any negative stereotypes? What makes us able to determine any of this at all? The conversation, both illuminating and intense, was one of my favorite podcast moments at ComicsVerse.

Despite moments of utter silliness and banter between friends and colleagues, we never lose sight of our goal: raising awareness of a self-perceived flaw in the consciousness of the people of the United States of America and the west; finding out what exactly it is that motivates three incredible characters created by Marvel; and just how far their efforts have come, as a publishing company, for Marvel Muslim superheroes to serve as a beacon of anti-discrimination and hope for all the young Muslim women and men who read their comics.

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EMX: Episode 11.1 Nose Shrimp Cocktail

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Individually they were just like those guys who like to hang around the comic book shop and talk comics but together they form EMX!

In this eXplicit, uncut and unedited episode of EMX we cover the X-Men books of September 2013. Featuring guest host Peter Rios! (http://www.thedailyrios.com)

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All-New X-Men #16
Astonishing X-Men #67
Cable and X-Force #14
Savage Wolverine #8
Uncanny X-Force #11
Uncanny X-Men #12
Wolverine #9
Wolverine and the X-Men #36
X-Factor #262
X-Men #5
X-Men Battle of the Atom #1
X-Men Legacy #16-17

 

 

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EMX: Episode 10 Voltron Iceman

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In this eXplicit, uncut and unedited episode of EMX we cover the X-Men books of August 2013. Featuring guest host In this eXplicit, uncut and unedited episode of EMX we cover the X-Men books of August 2013. Featuring guest host Shawn Pryor!  (http://www.actionlabcomics.com)

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All-New X-Men #15
Astonishing X-Men #65-66
Cable and X-Force #12-13
Uncanny X-Force #10
Uncanny X-Men #10-11
Wolverine #8
Wolverine and the X-Men #34-35
X-Factor #260-261
X-Men #4
X-Men Legacy #15

 

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EMX: Episode 9 I’m My Own Grandpa

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In this eXplicit, uncut and unedited episode of EMX we cover the X-Men books of July 2013. Featuring guest host Chris Haley! (Let’s be Friends Again)

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All-New X-Men #14
Astonishing X-Men #64
Cable and X-Force #11
Savage Wolverine #7
Uncanny X-Force #8-9
Uncanny X-Men #8-9
Wolverine #6-7
Wolverine and the X-Men #33
X-Factor #259
X-Men #3
X-Men Legacy #13-14

 

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EMX: Episode 8 Hug It Out, Bro

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In this eXplicit, uncut and unedited episode of EMX we cover the X-Men books of June 2013. Featuring guest host Spazzy!

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All-New X-Men #12-13
Cable and X-Force #9-10
Uncanny X-Men #7
X-Factor #257-258
X-Men Legacy #12
Wolverine and the X-Men #31-32
X-Men #2
Astonishing X-Men #63
Uncanny X-Force #6-7
Wolverine #4-5
Savage Wolverine #6

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EMX: Episode 7 Fried Chicken and Waffles

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In this eXplicit, uncut and unedited episode of EMX we cover the X-Men books of May 2013. Featuring guest host Featuring guest host Ryan Drost from the Star Joes Podcast!!

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All-New X-Men #11
Cable and X-Force #8
Uncanny X-Men #6
X-Factor #255-256
X-Men Legacy #10-11
Wolverine and the X-Men #29-30
X-Men #1
Uncanny X-Force #4-5
Wolverine #5
Savage Wolverine #5

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Alternate Reality – Episode 370

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Alternate Reality – Episode #370

Guess who’s back??? That’s right ladies and gents it none other than Chris Partin. Mr. Partin has finally gotten his life back in order and now he stands ready to tackle the tough chore of hosting Alternate Reality once more, and just in time too, cause we were low on reviews of ancillary independent titles that no one reads!!! This week’s reviews were all over the place. Charlie loved X-Factor as it winds down to its final issues, Jon was severely burned on Age of Ultron and vows revenge, and Chris talk about everything from zombies to Houdini. You don’t wanna miss a moment!!!

Enjoy!!!

00:00:00 – Cold Open

Comic Reviews

00:08:23 – X-Factor #258
00:15:31 – Fanboys vs Zombies #15
00:21:02 – Age of Ultron #10
00:36:02 – Mara #5
00:38:34 – Captain Midnight #0
00:49:19 – Indestructible Hulk #9
00:55:55 – Animal Man #21
01:02:59 – After Houdini #1
01:15:29 – Superior Spider-Man #12

01:25:04 – Close Out

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Alternate Reality – Episode 363

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Alternate Reality – Episode #363

Hey, guess whose back???  Chris Partin joins us once again this week as we talk comics.  Charlie’s all about the X-Titles with a review of Wolverine and the X-Men as well as X-Factor.  Jon gives us our bi-weekly Age of Ultron update and Chris espouses his love for the Morning Glories.  Finally the guys all discuss their thoughts on the Valiant Comics title X-O Manowar as Chris reviews issue #13 of the series and Jon and Charlie talk about the first trade paperback of the series that they picked up at C2E2.


Enjoy!!!

00:00:00 – Cold Open

Comic Reviews

00:07:26 – Wolverine and the X-Men #29
00:15:12 – Conan the Barbarian #16
00:24:31 – Age of Ultron #8
00:33:53 – X-Factor #256
00:39:51 – Morning Glories #26
00:50:59 – Nova #4
00:56:45 – Regular Show #1
01:02:36 – X-O Manowar TP Vol 1
01:26:15 – X-O Manowar #13

01:43:36 – Close Out

Intro/Exit Music: Kelly Loveless

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EMX: Episode 6 Diet Nightcrawler

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In this eXplicit, uncut and unedited episode of EMX we cover the X-Men books of April 2013. Featuring guest host Adam Warrock!

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All-New X-Men #10
Cable and X-Force #7
Uncanny X-Men #4-5
X-Factor #254
X-men Legacy #9
Wolverine and the X-Men #28
Age of Apocalypse #14
X-Treme X-Men #13
Astonishing X-Men #61
X-Termination #2
Savage Wolverine #4

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Breaking the 4th Wall – Episode 18

In loving memory of Tim Sharp, Forever 18.
This week we talk DC Cancellations, and discuss Constantine, Archer & Armstrong, Justice League of America, Thor God of Thunder, Harbinger, Deadpool, Uncanny Avengers, Suicide Squad, Avengers, Über, Storm Dogs, Chin Music, Twelve Reasons to Die, Batman, Star Wars, Bravest Warriors, and Hinges. We also talk about our favorite Marvel books, like Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy, Young Avengers, Indestructible Hulk, Hawkeye, Daredevil, FF, All New X-Men, Fearless Defenders, New Avengers, X-Factor, X-Men Legacy, Captain Marvel, and the Ultimate Universe
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Jon Hamm is The Punisher, Robert Barone was actually deaf and porn on the cob (NSFW!)

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NSFW!!!!

Just so much to hate on today’s show (so business as usual really)

Let’s get it on! 

 

Altered Reality TV shitstorm

If you’re a single dude, simply become morbidly obese to get a wife

Labby and Stav need to be put into a lab and then stabbed

Lawrence Mooney is a smug jar of piss

Raymond Ramano’s brother is actually deaf

Hahn Super Dry; Fuck off!

Green Arrow DOES NOT shine bright like a diamond

UFP Crew questions!

First ever pornos

Indie comics turned into movies

Jon Hamm IS The Punisher

Thor’s helmet is nowhere to be seen!

Why do we hate everything?

Become a god to everyone or a god to just nerds?

 

NERD NEWS! at 1 hr and 01 min!

X Factor Cancelled

Gail Simone to do Plastic Man

New Shazam and Booster Gold series

Death of Wolverine

X-Men: Battle of the Atom

Spider Man 2099 Returns

Colin Firth cast in The Secret Service

Charles Soule on Thunderbolts

New Pacific Rim Trailer

New GTA V Promos

EMX: Episode 5 Redneck Dr Doom

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In this eXplicit, uncut and unedited episode of EMX we cover the X-Men books of March 2013. Featuring guest hosts Ian and Brent from Comic Timing

Age of Apocalypse #13
All-New X-Men #8-9
Cable and X-Force #5-6
Savage Wolverine #3
Uncanny X-Force #3
Uncanny X-Men #3
Wolverine #1
Wolverine and the X-Men #26-27
X-Factor #253
X-men Legacy #7
X-Treme X-Men #12
X-Termination #1

Comic Timing Podcast

 

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