FAIRLADY blends fantasy and crime noir with a feminist spin. ComicsVerse talks with Brian Schirmer about his newest series from Image Comics.
Marlene Bonnely, editor-in-chief of Comics.Tumblr.com, stops by to discuss X-Men’s Rogue in-depth.
Most people with little knowledge of comic books and comic book characters know a few things about X-Men’s Storm, aka Ororo Munroe. After losing both her parents during the Suez Canal Crisis in Cairo, Egypt, an orphaned Ororo became a young pickpocket. From there, she wandered into Kenya where a group of uncontacted peoples worshipped her as a goddess. It was in Kenya that Professor Charles Xavier, creator of the original roster of X-Men, sought her out to join a second incarnation of X-Men with Wolverine, Thunderbird, Colossus, Nightcrawler and others from around the world. Ororo gave up her life as a goddess to accept Professor Xavier’s proposition to join a world that, not only doesn’t worship her, but despises her for being born with a genetic mutation — the power to control the weather.
The ComicsVerse Podcast team has assembled to bring you, the listener, an in-depth discussion on the X-Men crossover, “Age of Apocalypse,” just in time for the upcoming film, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, due out on May 27th.
Chris Claremont’s continuous X-Men run from 1975 to 1991 changed the way we look at superheroes forever and matured not only a Marvel franchise but the superhero genre in comics itself.
X-Men comics and characters are rife with meaning and serve as a mirror of how society treats anyone who is and feels different and how those same people cope in a world that hates and fears them. The concept of the X-Men served as a perfect platform during this podcast to embark on an analysis of American culture as a microcosm of human nature and what it means to be American.
Women, in general, seemed to take a hit in 2016. ComicsVerse has decided to turn the tables and celebrate the X-Men women in a post-Trump world.
Was Emma Frost right? In INHUMANS VS. X-MEN, Emma Frost led the charge in a fight against the Inhumans based on false pretenses.
A crew of young X-Men fans participates in a discussion about X-Men’s civil rights metaphor and the equality message translating to their generation.