Episodes

X-Force, Ep. 2a: X-Cutioner’s Song, Part One
26 Mar. 2022

X-Force, Ep. 2a: X-Cutioner’s Song, Part One


Kurtis and James return to the pages of X-Force to discuss the two-part Cable mini-series, Blood and Metal. Then, they are joined by Lars and Jared and together they have a roundtable discussion about the famous 90s X-Men crossover, X-Cutioner’s Song! The four of them go through, issue by issue, and unpack all of the […]

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X-Factor, Ep. 7b: Belles & Whistles
12 Mar. 2022

X-Factor, Ep. 7b: Belles & Whistles


Kurtis and Jared continue their discussion about Peter David’s X-Factor and the title leads up to the X-Cutioner’s song story. In this episode, the conversation revolves around the early appearances of Stryfe, the development of characters like Wolfsbane and Strong Guy, and the overly political plotlines in every issue – abortion, illegal refugees, racial profiling, […]

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X-Factor, Ep. 7a: All-New, All-Different X-Factor
05 Mar. 2022

X-Factor, Ep. 7a: All-New, All-Different X-Factor


Out with the old, in with the new! Kurtis and Jared talk about the groundbreaking shakeup of the X-Factor team in the midst of the X-Men boom of the early 90s! The discussion surrounds the new team of relatively lesser known mutants, the comedy of Peter David, and the dynamic style of Larry Stroman! Plus, […]

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New Mutants, Ep. 6a: Inferno
26 Feb. 2022

New Mutants, Ep. 6a: Inferno


Illyana’s story arc reaches its climax as she faces he past demons, while the New Mutants and X-Terminators defend New York from hundreds of demons! The Inferno crossover story was a big event for the X-books in the 80s, and Kurtis, Franck and Jared are here to discuss the New Mutants half of the story! […]

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New Mutants, Ep. 2b: Legion
12 Feb. 2022

New Mutants, Ep. 2b: Legion


Kurtis and Franck discuss the post-Demon Bear Saga issues of New Mutants! These stories include a Cloak and Dagger tale, a Dazzler gladiator event and the debut of Legion! This is more goodness from Bill Sienkiewicz, but how does it hold up against the classic story that came before it? Issues discussed: New Mutants 25-31, […]

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New Mutants, Ep. 2a: The Demon Bear Saga
04 Feb. 2022

New Mutants, Ep. 2a: The Demon Bear Saga


Kurtis and Franck dive into the most well known and well loved New Mutants story, The Demon Bear Saga! But before they get into that, they visit the last of the Sal Buscema issues, including a story about the Hellions! The discussion includes the development of Magik and her powers, the introduction to a few […]

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Captain America, Ep. 3: Bucky Reborn
28 Jan. 2022

Captain America, Ep. 3: Bucky Reborn


Captain America gets a new partner, and Cap’s old partner comes back from the dead! Stan Lee and Gene Colan’s run on Captain America comes to a close, but not before they cram in as many villains as they can! Scorpion, Mandarin, Red Skull, Mole Man and so many more! Plus a team up with […]

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Captain America, Ep. 2b: The Coming of… The Falcon
17 Dec. 2021

Captain America, Ep. 2b: The Coming of… The Falcon


Captain America body swaps with Red Skull! Rick Jones becomes the new Bucky! Steve Rogers meets Sam Wilson for the first time! Captain America dies??? Kurtis and Drew discuss another batch of classic Captain America comics, including the landmark three issues by Jim Steranko! Issues discussed: Captain America #110-119       https://pinecast.com/listen/77272c24-e888-4ddf-b86a-74d420b07692.mp3Podcast: Play in […]

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Captain America, Ep. 2a: Slave of the Skull
11 Dec. 2021

Captain America, Ep. 2a: Slave of the Skull


Captain American bursts forth in all his patriotic glory from playing second fiddle to Iron Man in the pages of Tales of Suspense to becoming his own full-fledged, self-sufficient superhero franchise! Kurtis and Drew discuss these transitional Captain America issues and the evolution of the character, the storytelling and the artwork. How do Jack Kirby’s […]

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Generation X, Ep. 1b: Whatever Happened to Cassidy Keep?
03 Dec. 2021

Generation X, Ep. 1b: Whatever Happened to Cassidy Keep?


Kurtis and Gabe continue to read through the early Generation X issues, talking about the development of all these new mutant characters! They reveal a few behind the scenes tidbits and discuss the various artists and how their styles differ. Plus, even though these issues are not included in the Epic Collection, Kurtis and Gabe […]

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