This week, Johnny and Paul offer a perspective and critiques of the “Dawn of X” mutant titles from Marvel, drawing on theory of the “literary carnivalesque” from Mikhail Bakhtin to describe what’s intriguing about the X-books in the wake of Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X relaunch. Our discussion then touches on all the DoX titles so far, including “X-Men,” “Excalibur,” “New Mutants,” “X-Force,” “Fallen Angels,” and “Marauders.”
But first, the What We’re Reading segment touches on Strnad and Corben’s “Mutant World,” Jemisin and Campbell’s “Far Sector” (DC), Mignola’s “Cosmic Odyssey” (DC), Minh Le and Andie Tong’s “Green Lantern: Legacy” (DC Kids), Cates and Stegman’s “Venom” (Marvel), “Noisemakers: 25 Women who raised their voices and changed the world” (Random House), Johns and Franks’ “Doomsday Clock” (DC), and Bill Amend’s “FoxTrot.”
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