Weeks of September 10 and September 17, 2014
In which we play catch-up and review a record nine issues!
- From the week of September 10:
- Magneto #9*
- Death of Wolverine #2
- Nightcrawler #6
- X-Force #9
- From the week of September 17:
- Wolverine and the X-Men #9
- All-New X-Men #32*
- Uncanny Avengers #24
- All-New X-Factor #14
- Uncanny X-Men #26
*Picks of their respective weeks
Rachel wrote more about Uncanny X-Men #26 over here.
Where to Find Rachel at Rose City Comic Con
I’ll be floating around late Saturday afternoon (with Miles) and all day Sunday (solo). No official home base, but if you’re hankering for knuckle tats, I will have my sharpies, and if you find me and ask, I will draw words on your hands for moneydollars or barter.
I’m also on two panels, both on Sunday.
At 2:00 PM, in Panel Room 6:
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: The Role of the Fan in Geek Culture
Every fan has an opinion, and we all know what opinions are like (and why they stink). The fact of the matter is that the fans can help shape the course of whatever it is they love. They have all the power. In this panel hosted by writer David Walker (Number 13, The Army of Dr. Moreau), with guests Adam Rosko (Trek in the Park), Rachel Edidin (Wired and Comics Alliance), Mike Russell (culturepulp.com), and Kenna Conklin (Geek Portland) talk about the responsibility that comes with that power.
At 3:00 PM, in Panel Room 5 (I’m moderating this one):
All-Ages Isn’t Limiting: How to Craft Truly All-Ages Comics
Tired of dark and gritty? Looking to expand your market share? Want to make something your kids can enjoy? Just plain curious about why you should take all ages comics seriously? Join us for a discussion of what creates an exceptional all ages comic!
(Kinda bummed I missed the boat for Feminism and Fandom. Hey, people who organized that panel: can I crash?)
Anka Was Right »
In which Cyclops is once again a pretty convenient vector for discussing good visual storytelling.
1986 - The many unpublished covers for X-Factor #6
Oops, that should be X-Factor #1!
Go X-Men, Go! »
In which Rachel has ridiculous conspiracy theories, or at least scattered conspiracy-theory components for you to assemble like modular Swedish furniture.
(X-Men: First Class vol. 2 #4; Parker/Bax/Justice/Staples/Piekos)
Rachel and Miles are on vacation this week! We’ll be back on September 14, but if you need a fix before then, click over to Don’t F with the Original to hear us talking with Dimitri about cross-media adaptation and Days of Future Past!
Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Episode 22 - Through Death and Through Life »
In which Rachel and Miles celebrate an anniversary with a retrospective of one of the great romances of the Marvel universe; the Summers/Grey family tree is more of a transdimensional strawberry patch; the X-Men play some football; Professor Xavier is not a jerk; and Scott Summers and Jean Grey are the power couple of existentialism.
- Summers kids
- Scott and Jean
- X-Men #32
- The worst date ever
- Madelyne Pryor
- Plot-relevant prosopagnosia
- Three proposals
- X-Factor #53
- Uncanny X-Men #308
- “Fatal Attractions”
- That one panel that gets us every time
- X-Men vol. 2 #30
- Some really excellent wedding vows
- The best kiss in X-Men
- Cats Laughing
- Why “One” is actually a pretty decent first dance
- Existential ramifications of fictional romance
Next week: Rachel and Miles take a much-needed vacation.
Week after next: The New Mutants!
You can find a visual companion to the episode – and links to recommended reading – on our blog.
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For the people who asked for a wedding photo - this is one of our favorites.
Week of 9/3/2014
In which we actually feel pretty okay about a foil cover.
- Death of Wolverine #1*
- X-Men #19
- All-New X-Factor #13
- Uncanny X-Men #25
- A cat
*Pick of the week (Yes, really.)
Rachel and Miles and their various X-related X-ploits are all awesome, and you should give them your attention immediately, but I reblog this mostly to point out how kickass Rachel’s ‘Genosha is for lovers’ shirt is. I want that shirt.
Thanks! I originally made it for this Halloween costume; we’re hoping to do a (significantly nicer than this) version for the shop, but pending design and permission from the person who came up with the slogan, Quentin-Quire-style DIY is probably your best bet.
I should add: the t-shirt isn’t from the comics; it’s from a fantastic piece of art that I’m having trouble tracking down but will link as soon as I find it.