Episode 76: X-Men – "The Dream"
June 10, 2016•123 min
Thirty-one years after I picked up my first comic book, we recorded this podcast on the day I turned thirty-seven. As they say, the planet Jupiter does every twenty-eight years, in many ways my experience with comics made a full revolution around my life. The beginning of this journey filled me with curiosity, wonder, and life-lessons I never found in any other form of media, and the circle completed itself not too long after I had the opportunity to interview the most prolific X-Men writer ever — Chris Claremont. Joined by my friend, ComicsVerse X-Men writer, and podcast co-host Marius Thienenkamp, Episode 76 of the ComicsVerse Podcast, "X-Men: The Dream,” explored the significance of the metaphor of the X-Men both in and outside of comics through discussions of race, sexuality, inequality, and “othering” in western civilization. Podcast panelists Jamie Rice, Kay Honda, Nolan Bensen, and Corey Spanner weighed in on parallels between historical activists like Martin Luther King, Jr.,