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  • Episode 250 – X-Men Fools Gold

    hero_5This week, we take a look at the controversy surrounding the recent X-Men: Gold #1 comic.  Muslim artist Ardian Syaf stirred up a lot of anger after including some arguably anti-semitic “easter eggs” in his drawings.  To understand what is going on, it helps to know that the messages were in support of a movement against recently ousted Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.  He was charged with blasphemy for criticizing the Koran (although it would appear he didn’t actually do that but we’ll get into that during the podcast).  We talk about the whole mess with our guest, Marvel super fan Mark Sherman.  Mark also becomes the first guest to answer our new five questions!

    For more, here’s an article from Bleeding Cool with several relevant links.

    Also interesting is this piece by G. Willow Wilson, who is also a Muslim.

    And hey – here’s one of the panels in question.

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  • Episode 248 – Logan

    20161021_n_nerdistnews_logantrailer_1x1This week, we take a look at the latest installment in the X-movie franchise, Logan. This partial adaptation of the Old Man Logan storyline from the comics is reported to be Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine and before you listen to the episode, we will warn you that we are going to spoil the shit out of the film. If you don’t want to know what happens, there are other fine episodes in which we don’t discuss this film and, as a result, we don’t spoil any of it.  Check those out.  After discussing our thoughts on the movie, we really for sure this time read off the last of the answers to our old five questions.  Next week, we debut a new five questions so you can look forward to that!