Here it is folks! The exciting Episode 1 where we discuss all things Chris Claremont’s run on the Uncanny X-Men! That’s right, there’s geekery galore as Christopher and Dom run amok on your favorite mutants and their most profound creator/writer (and discuss other properties his run influenced and why we think the X-films mostly suck.)
And another round of apologies for the sound. We are figuring it out, and getting better all the time… just not this time. We are on separate continents (excuses, excuses… I know). Almost there however.
Next up some definitions to help you figure out what the hell this podcast is all about (however, I recommend you give a listen to our Episode 0 for a deeper understanding: https://elevatingthegenre.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/episode-0/):
Third up some definitions to help out:
Morrison’s original definition of “Elevated Genre”:
Genre films that tackle “hi-concept” sci-fi concepts on a limited budget focusing on character and “reality” with the concept relegated to the background of the movie. As opposed to a big budget blockbuster where the concept becomes the driving force of the film.
Elevating the Genre Podcast working definition:
Any element in any “genre” (re: geek) piece of IP/story that raises that piece (or a moment or element in the piece) above the normal expectations of that genre.
Fourth up we do record a visual version of the podcast as well. You can find that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFmUYXkMjcg
And, finally, as always the links to the stuff we are talking about:
Wild Cards book series: http://www.wildcardsonline.com/
Karaoke Rhapsody: KaraokeRhapsody.com
Save the Day (Joss Whedon’s Super Pac announcement): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaMaeNK_gqs
Stuart Ng Books (to get your Euro comics/Bande Dessinée fix): http://stuartngbooks.com
Primer on the man himself if you wish: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Claremont
Check out panel 5 for Betsy Braddock/AKA Psylocke’s before the Psylocke you know and love pic (as Dom puts it ‘Super-hero Yoga-Teacher): http://cbr.imgix.net/imglib/psylockehistory12-fb48b.jpg?auto=format&lossless=1&q=40&w=700&h=1029&fit=crop
And I forgot that LIFEDEATH was a double sized issue too boot! Check out the gorgeousness of this cover: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_kPm8oDExOk/USL80gQllkI/AAAAAAAAK7w/aUfB1LUHuyE/s1600/Uncanny+X-Men+186-00.jpg
The cover and the back cover of Marvel Graphic Novel #5: ‘God Loves, Man Kills’: http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/40/3017248-1.jpg
And this is US:
Dominic Mah: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1394256/
Christopher Morrison: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1392571/
Find Morrison online here: http://christophermorriso.wixsite.com
One of Dom’s online presences: https://www.facebook.com/ThorHulkCritic