Phoenix Song: Echo, written by Rebecca Roanhorse

When the Phoenix Force is given a host that isn’t a mutant you tend to get a lot of unhappy X-Men fans. Being wildly unfamiliar with the Daredevil comics, I picked up two random middle issues of “Phoenix Song: Echo” thinking that she might be a new X-character. I saw that Echo, aka Maya Lopez,… Continue reading Phoenix Song: Echo, written by Rebecca Roanhorse

Fall 2021 Behind the Scenes Reading

Welcome to the first post of what I am calling “Behind the Scenes Reading,” where I discuss my bookshelves and what I’m reading when I’m not working on reviews for this blog. As a reminder, if you didn’t read the end-of-the-year wrap up post, this post will feature books/comics/articles I read from September through November… Continue reading Fall 2021 Behind the Scenes Reading

X-Men Zines and Headcanons!

It's been a long time since I've been so enthused about anything X-Men related as I've been since reading "And the Rest Will Follow." Talk about a rejuvenating fannish experience. Anyway, when I received my order for the comic from Books with Pictures I also received two of Jay's X-Men zines "Warlock Befriends Appliances" and… Continue reading X-Men Zines and Headcanons!

X-Men: Marvel’s Snapshots, “And The Rest Will Follow” written by Jay Edidin

So I went into this excited because I’ve love Jay’s work already and I also trust Jay as someone with good opinions and thoughts on the Summers brothers.  Now I’ve read one-shots/minis series’ of Scott Summers’ origin story before, the two that come immediately to mind are “X-Men: Children of the Atom” and “X-Men Origins:… Continue reading X-Men: Marvel’s Snapshots, “And The Rest Will Follow” written by Jay Edidin

Scott Summers and Public Speaking in X-Men: Schism

Notes: This is an essay I originally wrote for a rhetoric and writing class in 2015 and cleaned up in 2017. As a result, the tone of the paper is skewed towards the perspective of someone who is unfamiliar with the X-Men, because of this it may come across as over explanatory to fans familiar… Continue reading Scott Summers and Public Speaking in X-Men: Schism

All Your Faves Are Trans! All of your favorite characters are trans. All of them.Feat. Guest Murphy Lee In my consolidating of the content I've created I figured it would be a good idea to get these puppies circulating again. This is episode one of the two episode demo of the podcast I assembled for a class in college.… Continue reading All Your Faves Are Trans!

Iceman: Thawing Out written by Sina Grace

(repost, because I’m an idiot with two thumbs who deleted the original) [Edit: Originally published June 22, 2018] Love from parents is the trickiest kind of love. You want to love your parents and you want your parents to love you. I think that’s something that every child wants, no matter how badly their parents… Continue reading Iceman: Thawing Out written by Sina Grace

Iceman issue 11 by Sina Grace

[Edit: Originally published May 25, 2018] First things first, it’s frankly criminal that Marvel canceled Iceman. I know I’m late making my opinion known about that but I’ve been busy. I wanted to look at issue 11 for a number of reasons. Firstly, and this ties in with Iceman being cancelled, it doesn’t feel like… Continue reading Iceman issue 11 by Sina Grace

X-Men Rarities: Deal with the Devil, Man in the Sky and Open Volley

[Edit: Originally published January 28, 2017] Deal with the Devil written by Chris Claremont A dark meeting in a club, between Ororo Munroe and Raven Darkholme. I gotta say Mystique has some Looks in this issue. It’s got dual narration from both Ororo and Mystique which honestly is super cool. The purpose of the meeting… Continue reading X-Men Rarities: Deal with the Devil, Man in the Sky and Open Volley

Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown by Walter and Louise Simonson

[Edit:  Originally published October 15, 2016] Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown or, as I like to call it, Alex and Logan try to have a nice vacation and things go south because the X-Men can’t have nice things apparently.  We first see Alex and Logan in a bar in Mexico where Logan’s picked a fight with some… Continue reading Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown by Walter and Louise Simonson