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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X-Men Monday Episode 4: Terror in Central Park

A L L – N E W  W O L V E R I N E  #22
X – M E N  G O L D  #7

It’s Monday, start your work week with Ryan, Allen and special guest Anthony discussing 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!

Follow Anthony @DailyXmenFacts

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Zone 4 #332: Brother Bones: The Undead Avenger!

Welcome back to the Zone! This time, the crew adds a member as we welcome Jay to the show!

Then we welcome a special guest, Writer/Director/Co-Producer of the Brother Bones: The Undead Avenger movie Erik Franklin for a special feature interview! Learn all about the Brother Bones movie, the Kickstarter and more!

After that, we have some fun with Erik in a lightning round of questions.

For the second part of the show, Jay, Chris and Brant discuss Marvel Legacy and a few tangential topics before closing out the show.

So strap in for another fun-filled episode of your favorite podcast. You are now entering… ZONE 4!

Interview: 00:02:37

Marvel Legacy Discussion: 00:45:36

Links of Interest:

The Brother Bones Kickstarter page:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/333395674/brother-bones-the-undead-avenger

Erik Franklin’s website:
https://www.erikonpaper.com/

Comic Frontline
https://www.youtube.com/comicfrontline

Last Ember Press
http://www.lastemberpress.com

X-Men Monday Episode 3: Friggin’ Namor!

X – M E N   B L U E  #6

J E A N   G R E Y  #3

C A B L E   #2

It’s Monday, start your work week with Ryan and Allen talking about the X-Men books released the week prior. 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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X-Men Monday #2: What Ninjas?

Ryan and Allen discuss the X-Men books released the week of June 21, 2017. The guys give their overall thoughts on the books and ResurrXion line. Plus some Fastball Tweets from the #XMENMONDAY thread. Thanks for listening!

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Music:
Retcon X – Living Weapons

CCC: Talking Legion Quest Part 2

 

Legion has gone mad, seduces his future mother, and plans to kill Magneto? Allen and Ryan wrap up their coverage of Legion Quest and discuss the end of the X-Men!?

Books:
– Uncanny Vol 1 X-Men #321
– Cable Vol 1 #20
– X-Men Vol 2 #41

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CCC: X-Men Monday Podcast Ep. 1

The guys launch their new podcast discussing a selection of X-Men books released last week and more. Start your week out with some X-Men discussion. Thanks for listening!

Books:
• All-New Wolverine #21
• X-Men Blue #5

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Music:
Retcon X – X-Men Theme Song

Deconstructing Comics #552: “Logan”

Logan

This week, in our first Marvel-related movie review since Iron Man 2(!), Kumar and Dana discuss Logan. Is it an action movie? The action scenes are limited, but when they occur, there are no limits.

Deconstructing Comics site

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!

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

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Columbus Comics Corner Ep. 35: NCBW 5/24/17

The guys get together to share their thoughts on this week’s picks, plus the Rannnnnkingsss! Riri Williams and Victor Von Doom finally meet. Will Ryan have another meltdown after talking Iron Doom? Will the RessurXion titles ever lineup together? Tune in to find out. Thanks for listening!

Intro (0:00), Anderson: Deep End (1:40), X-O Manorwar #3 (16:25), Action Comics #980 (26:56), Jean Grey #2 (44:25), Infamous Iron Doom #8 (1:01:25), X-Men Blue #4 (1:18:00), Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider (1:32:30), Rankings (1:42:05), Honorable Mentions (1:58:28), Episode 36 Preview (2:02:58)

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Comic Frontline Live #151: Making Captain America Trump Again!

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

This week there’s no news due to the Cullen Bunn E-Panel conducted prior to the show. So join us for a brief discussion on Free Comic book Day, plus this week’s Worst Pick, Top 5, Cover of the Week, Most Anticipated and more!

Find more on www.comicfrontline.com and www.youtube.com/comicfrontline

Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rot6u17VSHU

Comic Timing – Episode 186: We List Things Better

Episode 186 is here, bub. Ian and Brent have seen Logan, so the second half of the episode is devoted to that, with spoilers aplenty. But before we get to that, Ian, Brent and Brandon do what they do best: list stuff! The Hollywood Reporter put out their list of the Top 50 Best Superhero Performances Ever, and we think we can do better. But don’t worry, we only do a Top 15, so you don’t have to sit through fifty different choices.

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. You can follow Ian on Twitter @i_am_scifi, on Instagram at i_am_scifi or on Tumblr at heehaw-ds9.tumblr.com; Brent is on Twitter too @kossinab; Brandon is on Twitter @TheDabbaDon, thedabbadon on Instagram, and Geekcetra on Tumblr.

Thanks again for listening, and we’ll see you next time for our C2E2 wrap up and more!

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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Thanks to everyone from ComicsVerse for appearing in this episode!

ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 91: X-Men, “The Dream” Part 2: How Young X-Men Fans View Progress in X-Men’s Civil Rights Metaphor

X-Men comics persist to ignite the imagination of readers everywhere. Yet, what originally charmed readers back when the stories first came out may now mean something else for an entirely new generation of young X-Men fans. This podcast explores how much of a divide there is, and what still holds up in modern times.

LISTEN: ICYMI – X-Men, “The Dream” Part 1 explores the real world applications of ideologies held by Professor Xavier and Magneto.

It’s a popular saying to claim age is just a number. While this is true in most instances, what college-aged kids in 1963 valued varies drastically from what they value today. A young X-Men fan is defined as someone who’s love of the stories derives influence from a modern day understanding of the series. This means the added complexities of Magneto are already well established, as well as other crucial plot points that developed later in the series. Political strife consumes the world of the 2010s. This influences the reading of the comics tremendously. Additionally, a young fan is aware of the complexities of their society parallel those in the comic. They respond to the material accordingly, to ensure their society doesn’t become the one in the stories.

HEAR: X-Men, “the Dream” Part 3 examines Emma Frost’s role in INHUMANS VS. X-MEN!

The world of the mutants is timeless, yet their stories aren’t. Sometimes, as political identities shift and the expectations of the consumer changes, the stories that were thought to be groundbreaking no longer are. Characters from diverse ethnic backgrounds became normalized as time went on; making comics that center around this idea trivial at best, patronizing at worst. While some stories fall by the wayside for the new generation, others still resonate throughout time. They might deceive some into thinking they firmly grasp their time and their time only, yet certain problems remain consistent. Debates on race, gender, and sexual identity have progressed but not enough. In conclusion, it is when X-Men tackles these harder subjects that readers, no matter when they were born, can love this unique franchise.

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Comic Timing – Episode 185: 2016 Year in Review

Applause! Comic Timing is back! With a bang, one would hope. This episode, Brent and Ian are joined by Raph, Brandon, and returning guest for the first time in forever, Chris Chavez, as we dissect the year that was. 2016 has come and gone, and we go into the best and worst of it when relating to comics. We also give our quickie review and thoughts on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Raph also gives us his take on Doctor Strange, and Ian goes into the joy that is Justice League Action.

As you heard at the top of the episode, there is something that makes this particular episode special. This one was produced differently than any other Comic Timing has been so far. If you can guess what happened, you’ll win $10 on Comixology! Just post on the Facebook thread for this episode, and let us know what you guess happened.

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. You can follow Ian on Twitter @i_am_scifi, on Instagram at i_am_scifi or on Tumblr at heehaw-ds9.tumblr.com; Brent is on Twitter too @kossinab; Brandon is on Twitter @TheDabbaDon, thedabbadon on Instagram, and Geekcetra on Tumblr; Raph is @RaphReadsComics on Twitter. And Chris has a Facebook too, yo.

Thanks again for listening, and we’ll see you next time for our Extra Point coverage of Doctor Strange and Luke Cage! And here’s to a great 2017 for all.