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NoScans - Favourite Podcasts?

Now whilst, obviously, scans_daily is THE place to be on the web for comic related awesomeness, it seems only fair to acknowledge that there are other forms of comic fan media out there.

In the past I've made no secret of my liking for Rachel and Miles X-plain the X-Men, which has J.Rachel Edidin and Miles Stoke take us through a fun examination of, well, basically all the X-titles since 1963 in order. They're a nice combination of enthusiasm and trenchant analysis, particularly in terms of context and identity.

They also share my particular affection for Doug Ramsey and Warlock (We've just reached the start of The Fall of the Mutants, so this is not going to be a fun few weeks) which give them extra points from me), and they led me indirectly to this fascinating episode of The Uncanny X-Cast, where Louise Simonson speaks very entertainignly of her work in the X-Verse and WHY the New Mutants changed so much under her writing. I still can't entirely forgive her for New Mutants 60, but at least I understand more of the "Why".)

They are also taking part in the massive (in podcast terms) crossover which has become known as


Wonder Woman #39-40 + Annual #1


"Absolutely, Wonder Woman is a feminist icon. Throughout the course of her history, she has been a role model of strength and empowerment for young women, and today, those young women of the '60s and '70s are doctors and lawyers and executives for some of the world's biggest corporations. But I think that more importantly, Wonder Woman is a humanist and I would say that today, she is simply a symbol of equality and empowerment." - Meredith Finch

Writer: Meredith Finch
Artist: David Finch
Inkers: Batt, Danny Miki, Jonathan Glapion, and Sonia Oback
Colorist: Sonia Oback

Warning for violence.

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In light of her successful TV show, continuing a look at Supergirl's Rogues' Gallery, such as it is.

When Supergirl got her own comic, with Paul Kupperberg and Carmine Infantino as creators, Linda had moved to Chicago to go to her third college, Lake Shore University. (Some people keep on returning to higher education: Linda Danvers was one of those.) Kupperberg and Infantino tried to give her some memorable villains. Psi appeared in the first three issues of the DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL. One could consider it three separate appearances or one three-part story--I am inclined to the latter...but she oddly continued in some other DC comics, and made enough of a presence at DC as a whole to deserve an entry.

She died, but has resurfaced in the new 52. Of course, you could say the same for Supergirl.

Psi had the potential to be a GREAT Supergirl villain. In many ways she was as powerful as Jean Grey as Pheonix. She had a vast array of powers that did not duplicate Supergirl's...but she came across as more of a confused victim, rather than a formidable foe.

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The Snivellus Fan Club

You probably won't get this unless you've read the fifth Harry Potter book. Warning for depiction of bullying.

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X-Men Legacy #6

"Oh yeah, oh yeah, check us out with our grownup grid-layout.

"Some of these panels are pretty good evidence (I think) that big chunks of text don’t have to be anathema to the flow of a comics page. As long as the text is colourful, and as long as you’ve taken into account the influence it’ll have on the pace (ie: slowing things down, acting as a brake on the flow), then all the wanky “rules” about maximum words per balloon, maximum balloons per panels, blah blah blah, can be cheerfully bent."
-- Si Spurrier

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Silver Surfer #14 - "Hard Restart"

"Tom [Brevoort] had suggested to me as the artist to Dan [Slott], and Dan said -- well, it'll sound self-serving if I say the kind words that he said, but I'd like to say that Dan was excited by the idea of me doing it and told me that it ruined the idea of anybody else taking it on. So of course I found that extremely flattering. I love Dan. I love him as a person -- his life force, his joyfulness, his talent." -- Mike Allred

In the wake of the Beyonders' destruction of all reality in Secret Wars, the Silver Surfer and Dawn are tasked with creating a new universe to replace it...

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Cyborg #3


"Vic is on an evolutionary journey, one that will redefine who he is, what he is, and how he interacts with the word. We’re taking our hero on a journey, and it wouldn’t be much of a journey if he didn’t face new challenges and go through changes. If these challenges and changes can be viewed as a statement of intent, that’s fine. The real intent is for readers to get to know more about Vic as he learns more about himself — it’s about experiencing this evolutionary phase of his life as he’s going through it." - David F. Walker

Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Ivan Reis & Eduardo Pansica
Inker: Scott Hanna, Albert Oclair, Ivan Reis
Colorist: Adriano Lucas

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