Turn 103 – What a Shame he’s not a Whole Guy

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Featuring John MusiM, Scott “Artisan002″, and Stretch.

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Its been a while and I might not have done that much editing but we’re back!  This turn we discuss Remember Me, Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed 2, Infamous, Dragonage Origins, The Stanley Parable, Hawkeye, X-Men, Continuum, and Agents of Shield.

Turn 75 – Eat, Pray, Mechs


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Our intended topics of discussion are Battlestar Galactica, Prometheus, Avengers, Dragon Age Origins, Shadowrun, Mech Warrior, and a minute or Mass Effect 3 news.

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X-Men 101-108 – The Phoenix Saga

The issues reference in the title do no actually call the story arc “The Phoenix Saga” but it is, not to be confused with “The Dark Phoenix Saga”.  Jean’s still in her green threads.  I have never read this before and holy crap people.  These issues are so chock full of awesome I had to do a play by play of awesome moments.  This will in no way cover the story but come on people.  Holy.  Crap.  Awesome.

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Turn 71 – Exploding Pen


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Featuring John “MusiM”, Suzy “Specter”, and Sam Bell.

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This turn almost didn’t happen as nobody could make it, so thank Sam for showing up!  Our intended topics of discussion are The Dresden Files, X-Men, Wolverine and the X-Men, Drive, Unbreakable, Salute Your Shorts, Top Gear, Dragonvale, Skyrim, and Back to the Future.

Be sure and email us for the next show at carouselpodcast@gmail.com!

 

UPDATE

Sorry for the delay but this turn is now functioning.

X-Men: Some stuff about 51-100

So its a lot harder to just pick 10 goofy or relevant things to tell you about X-Men 51-100.  Part of it is that from issues 67  through 93 Marvel starting reprinting earlier stories with new covers.  67 was a reprint of the first appearance of the Juggernaut and they simply went on from there, oftening reprinting two issues in a single issue.  From 1970 to 1975 X-Men was basically not a series.  I can’t even fathom how angry fans must have been.  Luckily Lein Wein came along in 1975 and published Giant Sized X-Men.  Once that happened everything changed as Chris Claremont started writing the monthly series and Chris was not afraid to have just as much if not more drama than action.  But I now bring you tidbits.  Little interesting nuggets of information that are fact in the context of issues 51-100.  They may not all be funny, but they will be informative and entertaining.  And in the future I may have to look at smaller issue sets to do.

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TV Review: Wolverine and the X-Men

The hardest part about loving any comic property turned TV show, anime, or movie, is letting go of the comic.  This is especially true in the X-Men’s case, a series with so many characters that cause such extreme loves and hatreds that translating it becomes nearly impossible.  Wolverine and the X-Men has stories and characters that are shadows of the comic series.  At times it seems like Grant Morrison’s New X-Men or Chris Claremont’s two issue Days of Future Past are the inspiration for the series.  The writers purposely ignore the essence of the characters, simply carrying over the look and power of the character, which is more than X-Men 3: The Last Stand did.  Its a complicated series to critique because its 26 episodes vary to such a  degree in quality.  Either way, I will tell you what I know.  I understand now what fans see in this series and why its such a disappointment the second season was never finished.

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X-Men: 10 Facts from 1-50

After reading the first 50 issues of the original run of X-Men I decided it would be fun to present 10 interesting tidbits which might be retroactively changed later because that’s what comics do.  The original X-Men are radically different from what they become.  And if you aren’t familiar with them, the original team only consisted of Cyclops, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Beast, Iceman, and Angel.

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TV Review: X-Men Anime (2011)

Marvel commissioned 4 Japanese animations back in 2009 including Iron Man, Wolverine, Blade, and the one we’re going to talk about, X-Men.  No franchise inspires such arguing and hatred among fans like X-Men.  Whether the fan is team Cyclops or team Wolverine or one of the other mutants, everyone has a favorite character and a few characters they hate.  And on top of all this with literally a few thousand X-Men comics in existence, half a dozen movies, and half a dozen TV shows, there’s a lot of material to completely change any given character.  Most Americans, for better or worse, probably get most of their X-knowledge from the 90′s Fox animated series.  Well the X-Men anime, by Madhouse and directed by Fuminori Kizaki, is not any of these things but I’m still here to tell its a lot of fun.

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Turn 56 – Grams of Hope

Will John find a way to bring up Joss Whedon?  Will Joey find a way to bring up Vonnegut again?  Find out and listen!


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With the help of our new friend Eggy, we explore geekdom once more in under 2 hours!

Starting out with videogames we talk about Team Fortress 2, Monday Night Combat, Plants vs Zombies, World of Warcraft, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Infamous, Uncharted 3 Beta, Duke Nuke ‘Em Forever, Duke Nuke ‘Em 3D, The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus, Torchlight, and Trenched.

And then launching into literature we traverse the landscapes of X-Men, Marvel Civil War, Planetary, Watchmen, Wildstorm, The Authority, Preacher, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, No Hero, 1984, Good Omens, and The Cape.

And finalize with moving pictures including Transformers Dark of the Moon, Captain America, Unbreakable, and The Hunger Games.

Other stuff of interest:

Play Uncharted 3 Beta with the Carousel this Tuesday at 7 pm Central!

Look for the Afterhours podcast every Friday!

See MusiM TONIGHT at Reverb in Tulsa opening for God in a Machine and Chant!

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