Monthly Archives: February 2016

X-Books and Storylines: A History of the X-Men

Uncanny X-Men

A living document (and still a work in progress); here is my list of notable X-Men stories and milestones, with liner notes.

  • 1963: The X-Men (Original team Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl / Jean Grey)
    • (Magneto; Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch; Juggernaut; Boliver Trask creates the Sentinels / Master Mold)
  • 1975: Giant-Size X-Men #1
    • “Second Genesis” (Xavier hires the second team, Banshee, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Sunfire, Thunderbird, to rescue the first team)
  • 1981: becomes Uncanny X-Men (80’s: The New Mutants, X-Factor, & Excalibur released; Thunderbird dies)
    • “The Dark Phoenix Saga”
    • “Days of Future Past” (Future-Phoenix Rachel Summers returns to present, Nimrod follows)
    • “God Loves, Man Kills” (Rev. William Stryker)
    • “Mutant Massacre” (Mr. Sinister’s Marauders kill the Morlocks, rip off Angel’s wings)
    • “Fall of the Mutants” (Apocalypse brainwashes Angel as Archangel, the Four Horsemen’s Death)
    • “Inferno” (Mr. Sinister’s clone of Jean Grey, Madelyne Pryor, becomes Goblin Queen; Colossus’ sis Illyana becomes Darkchylde; demons invade NYC)
    • “Days of Future Present” (Ahab travels back from future of “Days of Future Past“)

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Spoiler-free Deadpool Reviews and Recommended Reading

Marvel's Deadpool cover by Marco D'Alfonso @m7781, Fan Expo 2013

Marvel’s Deadpool cover by Marco D’Alfonso @m7781, Fan Expo 2013

Recorded 2016-02-12. We give spoiler-free Deadpool reviews, get a little into Batman: Hush, and talk about other recommended comic book reads. Featuring Arden, Hopkins, Jarrett, Matt, and Pete.

Commissions from Fan Expo 2014

Sketches from Montreal 2013

A few more sketches from 2013 (Montreal Comic Con).

Commissions and sketches from Fan Expo 2013

Artwork I scored at FanX’13

Deadpool One-Shot SPOILERcast

Our first ever one-shot podcast dedicated to the merc with a mouth! In this episode we discuss our favourite scenes, funniest moments, ideas for the (already green-lit) sequel, and more. Recorded Feb.12 at our backup den with Arden, Hopkins, Jarrett, Matt, and Pete.

Hard at work

All of us have been hard at work getting the launch of our site and the content underway. It’s been exciting and exhausting at the same time. Matt and I have recorded comic book podcasts in the past but never had so much steam to really deliver it to the world – read About Us and how the podcast evolved to present day.

Our 2.0 incarnation is more than just evolved. It’s supercharged with alien DNA (alien to our first lineup) and the five of us are now greater than the sum of our parts. Our history as recorded shows a quick progression; from casual beer-fueled chatting about our “comic book origin stories” – how we got into comic books – in the site-exclusive episode #0; organized upcoming movie news in episode 1 (the first to be published on iTunes/Play); to a well-oiled machine of a special Deadpool One-Shot Spolier-cast with reviews and discussion coming out tomorrow.

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Advance Screening of Deadpool

A couple of photos of us at the advance screening of Deadpool last night (Feb. 11) :

We will be recording our Deadpool podcast tonight and posting it on Monday! #StayTuned

Introductions and 2016’s Insane Movie Schedule

Here it is – our first official episode of the comic book den podcast! In this episode, we introduce ourselves and discuss 2016’s hectic movie schedule (starting with Deadpool premiering this week).

Featuring Arden, Hopkins, Jarrett, Matt, and Pete.

Official launch!

We are extremely excited to bring you our official website and podcast!

Our website is officially up, and last night we recorded the first episode of our podcast. Stay tuned as we get everything setup. We need to finalize the overall look’n’feel of the website, link to our social media pages, and get the podcasts approved by Apple & Google.

The world will never be the same…

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