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!
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!
This week we start off our X-Men series with “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont. As Cyclops leaves the team, a new generation of X-Men step in, including new member Kitty Pryde. We talk about the fight with Wendigo and the tryst into a bleak, sentinel-ruled alternate future. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!