Chris Claremont is best known for his 17 year unbroken run on the X-Men comic series — a feat in world building that has supported many uses, from comics to movies to video games and more. Now Chris is returning to that world, with a new comics series titled X-Men Forever. This time, the rules are different. Mr. Claremont addressed thoughts and considerations that go into building a world that can support years of use, and variations. How has the concept of world-building changed over time? What is the purpose of continuity? Multiplicity? How to take into account growth and risk, and play outside the rules.
This week, Tucker, Chris, Matt and Joe talk about Shiguru Mizuki and Wolverine. To be clear: there is a differentiation between the two topics. You don’t have to listen to the Mizuki stuff to keep up with the Wolverine conversation, or vice versa. Obviously, we’d hope that you want to hear both conversations—that’s why they were recorded at the same time. But we can’t make these decisions for you. We wouldn’t ever try. That wouldn’t be fair to you, to your people.
This week, Tucker, Chris, Matt and Joe talk about Wayward Girls, Zaucer of Zilk, a bit on Dredd, then Saga, then something else about comics, there’s a part where Tucker yells too long and Chris sort of loses it, Matt uses the word "integrity", Anne Sullivan and the Trails of Helen Keller, and then Tucker talks about Godzilla.
This week, the team discusses which fine artists they most wish had done comics, a discussion which leads into Jesse Jacobs and his new book, By This Shall You Know Him. After that, it’s time for Chester Brown and the recent release of Ed The Happy Clown, which opens up a whole bag of history: and unsurprisingly, Joe has you covered. This one is accidently a little longer than usual, and Tucker’s volume drops a little too much for our liking..but we’re getting there! An RSS feed is to come as well!