Cable aka Soldier X

Cable aka Soldier X

Nathan Christopher Charles Summers' destiny was planned before his parents even met. Geneticist Mr. Sinister found that a union between the X-Men Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey (Marvel Girl) would produce a powerful genetically superior mutant. Sinister hoped he could control such a mutant and use it to defeat his immortal adversary, Apocalypse. Around this time Jean's form and consciousness was replaced by the reckless cosmic Phoenix Force while she healed from radiation poison in a cocoon at the …
X-23: Wolverine's

X-23: Wolverine's "Daughter"

I haven't been this excited for a film in a long time. Wolverine is a huge favorite of mine and with the plot line seemingly having his “daughter” X-23 in it I thought I would provide background info on her origins, how she became the new Wolverine etc. With Hugh Jackman hanging up the claws after this movie he very well may die, as he does in the comic books. Having Dafne Keen, who plays Laura Kinney aka X-23 in …
Logan - Movie Review

Logan - Movie Review

The Logan I've been waiting for! It's been a a while since I've been moved by a movie, even longer since one made me well up at the end. We'll get to that in a moment. Logan shouldn't be put in a category or genre of a comic book film even though its main characters are comic book icons. It's a drama that will make you laugh, cry and think about your whole life and what's its purpose and meaning are. …
Legion: Professor X's Powerhouse

Legion: Professor X's Powerhouse

I started watching the new FX series "Legion" and with that in mind I'd thought I share some info on who Legion aka David Charles Haller really is. I have high hopes for this show and I wanted to share some of his background and how he got his powers. I don't know if the show will follow his comic book exploits but I'm sure there will be examples pulled from them. So sit back and enjoy reading about this …
The Green Lanterns of Sector 2814

The Green Lanterns of Sector 2814

My love of the Green Lantern(s) is no secret (partly because I think I mention it on every single podcast that we do) and it's a franchise which has had a bit of a rough time over the last few years. We don't need to speak about the 2011 film which caused so much hate and arguably derailed Warner Bros plans for a DC Extended Universe before it even got off the ground but the comics also featured a Rebirth …
The Hulk: Monstrous Origins

The Hulk: Monstrous Origins

Since his inception The Incredible Hulk has been held up as an analogy for many things; the 60’s counter culture urge to rise up against repression – a reaction to the frustrations of war and the fear of nuclear side effects/ mutations and even a study on anger and justified violence. Stan Lee called the character ‘a golem’ in line with Jewish myth, and recalled Hulk as the Atomic Age Jekyll and Hyde. With so many dissonant personalities emerging over …
Sanity Among Craziness: My Take on

Sanity Among Craziness: My Take on "The Killing Joke"

“It's all a joke! Everything anybody ever valued or struggled for..it's all a monstrous, demented gag! So why can't you see the funny side?Why aren't you laughing?” - Joker
My next Alan Moore piece will be on The Killing Joke - maybe the greatest comic book story ever told. Most comic book fans know the story behind it and the events that took place. I'm going to try to explain the book a bit, so sit back, relax and …
AI Comic Pod Awards 2016

AI Comic Pod Awards 2016

As the year draws to a close, it seems only fitting to write one last article and it will sum up our recent 2016 Awards podcast and the accompanying Twitter polls as promised. A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to vote and share these polls, your engagement is so appreciated and there's been some great debate about these results which is what we want! We hope to do more interactive episodes like this in the future …
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AI Comic Pod: Episode 63 - The Evolution of Spider-Man

AI Comic Pod: Episode 63 - The Evolution of Spider-Man

Rory and Stu’s Spidey senses have been tingling with the resurgence of Peter Parker into the MCU. They discuss the positives and negatives of Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland’s portrayals over the years. They also look ahead to Homecoming Part 2, Sony’s animated title Spider-Man - Into The Spider-Verse, which introduces new Spidey Miles Morales and the hotly anticipated PS4 exclusive game due later this year.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 62 - Deadpool 2 Review!

AI Comic Pod: Episode 62 - Deadpool 2 Review!

Sorry we’re late. There was a bunch of handicapable children stuck in a tree. Yes, we’re back for round two with your favourite anti hero Wade Wilson in this bigger and dare I say bolder sequel. We give our honest reaction to the film, discuss new characters, new action set pieces and our favourite new quotes.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 61 - Infinity War Review - Part 2

AI Comic Pod: Episode 61 - Infinity War Review - Part 2

Continuing our review of Avengers: Infinity War, Marco Lopes helps Rory and Stu look at the wider impact of this film on the MCU, what this means for the future and what we might see in Avengers 4.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 60 - Infinity War Review - Part One

AI Comic Pod: Episode 60 - Infinity War Review - Part One

Rory and Stu are joined by old friend of the pod Marco Lopes, to discuss this centuries biggest cinematic release, Avengers Infinity War.The Russo Brothers have crafted a masterpiece, join us to discuss the film at length over this special two part podcast.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 59 - MCU Moments

AI Comic Pod: Episode 59 - MCU Moments

As we draw ever closer to Infinity War, join us as we take a look back at our favourite Marvel moments from the last ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 58 - Infinity War Trailer Reaction

AI Comic Pod: Episode 58 - Infinity War Trailer Reaction

Stu and Rory dissect the latest Infinity War Trailer, which reveals just enough of what we’re in store for ahead of Marvel’s landmark release.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 57 - Black Panther Review

AI Comic Pod: Episode 57 - Black Panther Review

New guest Zehra Zaidi, joins Stu and Rory to explore Wakanda in all its glory. They discuss the standout performances, the action, the set design, the production, direction and most importantly the political and cultural messages that can be learnt from this groundbreaking film. Join them in celebrating a brave, bold and beautiful film.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 56 - 2018 Comic Preview

AI Comic Pod: Episode 56 - 2018 Comic Preview

2018 looks to be a huge year for comic fans whether you prefer movies, TV or a bit of everything.Have you sharpened your claws for Black Panther? Have you gathered all your Infinity Stones for Infinity War? Are you ready to crack skulls with Jessica Jones? Then join Rory and Stu as we look ahead to 2018.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 55 - Black Panther Preview

AI Comic Pod: Episode 55 - Black Panther Preview

hotly anticipated films to release. Black Panther has been gaining serious hype since T’Challa appeared in Civil War and we got a taste of what newly crowned Wakandan king had to offer. 
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