We wrap up our X-Men series with Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s “Astonishing X-Men” series. In volume one, we see the return of Colossus after years of torture at the hands of the villain Ord and the Danger Room awakens as its own self-formed sentient A.I. But that’s just plot. The wonderful stuff here are the characters and their relationships. That, and some of the best X-Men art we’ve ever seen. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
We bring our X-Men arc to the current age in comics by reading “New X-Men, Vol.1” by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. In this story, a mutant/spirit thing/space entity tried to obliterate all life on Earth. Or maybe just Professor X because he tried to kill it in the womb. But hey, what happens between two fetuses can’t be judged. Is this starting to weird for you? Yeah, us too. Thanks, Mr. Morrison! For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
The second episode of our X-Men series drops a big old philosophical, religious, and racial bomb on us with “God Loves, Man Kills” by stalwart Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson. Aside from being prodigal mutants-as-metaphor-for-racism story, this graphic novel features some of the most cinematic panel work of its day and is a really pleasure to read. Well, except for the grotesque, violent murder of children and babies. Also, Magneto knows how to make an entrance. For information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!