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All About X-Men Comics Podcast Episode 23

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The All About X-Men Comics Podcast is spoiler heavy and occasionally NSWF

In this episode of the All About X-Men Comics Podcast we have recaps and reviews for: A Plus X # 17,  Amazing X-Men #4, Night Of Living Deadpool #3, Savage Wolverine #15, Uncanny X-Men #17and X-Men 11.

We also preview: Wolverine #2, Wolverine and the X-Men #42, Origin II #3, Uncanny Avengers #17, and Deadpool #24.

This week we also “Spike the Punch,” and “Pity the Fool” along with a “SeXiest Moment!” In this X-Men comics podcast, the truth about the Bamfs is revealed!

Streaming audio player at the bottom of the page, or also enjoy the YouTube archive and mp3 download link.

Preview from Uncanny X-Men #17: 

Uncanny X-Men #17 begins with Magik dropping off the kids of the secret New Xavier School in the middle of nowhere, as part of an impromptu training session. In this kind of school you’re really almost always training, but it turns out the middle of nowhere is a hyper-time pocket of land in Montana, where evolution is 130 million years ahead of most of the rest of Earth. I can’t stress enough how much I love what happens next, as Cyke’s new class of X-Men use their powers and their wits to interact with (and when necessary defend themselves from) these strange and previously un-encountered wonders and dangers of the universe. The color schemes change wildly from purple, to green, to yellow, just as adventurously as the story, which takes a dark and not completely explained turn for Eva.

Preview from X-Men 11: 

The X-Men do an awful lot of talking in this issue, as they try to assess their situation. It takes them about four pages to figure out how they just got tricked. I’m not against dialogue though, and maybe it’s a good thing that they don’t all automatically agree on exactly what the villain is doing right away. They arrive at an interesting conclusion too: Deathstrike isn’t just back and leading a new Sisterhood, but whoever brought her back has a larger agenda.

Makes sense, because this whole thing has connections to the “Necrosha” event, where X-Men villain Selene was destroyed. A powerful interest managed to store some form of her essence in a vault, and the Sisterhood buy it, literally paying for it on some kind of black market, and resurrect her. So here we have two stories related to death and resurrection, maybe there are more specific relations between them. One thing to note – this idea of resurrecting legendary X-Men villains to fight the X-Men, um, they’re dead for a reason, right? I get it, they want people with an ax to grind and plenty of them, but it’s not a totally watertight plan to begin with, is all I’m saying.

 

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