Sunday, July 14, 2013

ARP - 03 - Phoenix Saga (X-Men)

Dylan and John discuss the Phoenix Saga and Dark Phoenix saga from X-Men 101-108 and 129-138. Marvel Comics published these stories in 1976 and 1980.

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Arc Reactions Podcast - 03 - Phoenix Saga.mp3

Talking Points
Jean - weakest X-Man to Strongest X-Man (106?)

Professor is a coward

Did Hellfire (Mastermind) manipulate Jean to release the Dark Phoenix?

Weird fill-in issue (106 - another issue with the new team fighting the old team. same as 100)

Wolvie/Jean and Peter/Kitty romances

Best Mastermind story ever?

Storm's ability to make her costume with her 'powers' (also Phoenix and Colossus at times)

Family relations (brother/cousin) being immune to your mutant power

Trope of women being incapable of handling great power and self sacrificing

The mental blocks holding back the Phoenix and allowing Jean to control it

 First appearances
 Black Tom Cassidy (101)
 Kitty Pride (129)
 Starjammers (107)
 Dazzler (130)
 Sebastian Shaw (129)
 Emma Frost (129)
 Hellfire Club (129)
 Senator Kelly (135, mentioned in 133)
 Gladiator (107)
 Storm's Origins (102)

Our next podcast will be covering A Death in the Family and Killing Joke, both Batman tales. That podcast will be uploaded on July 28th.

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