Sooooo here’s the thing. I’ve been reading the X-Men since before the Saturday morning cartoon. I’ve left them for years at a stretch, but I always come back. The X-Men are allegory and parabola. They are a reflection of the real world and the trials and tribulations we all face trying to make our way through— oh wait, actually the X-Men is a hilarious satirical comedy you say? Cool that works too.
Basically, what Adam and Jeremy do is remind us that you can’t take life too seriously or you’ll never get out alive! Seriously! That’s straight from my brain I haven’t heard that somewhere else! Yes, we love the X-Men because they do shine a light on real life issues and flaws of society, we love the soap opera and the drama, we love when Wolverine Skits one claw, then two claws…wanna go for three? But when you stop and think about it, these people are running around in tights beating up brightly-colored windbags who always leave some sort of crafty escape plausibility for the infernal death machine traps. Adam and Jeremy inspect every panel, every word, every storyline with love and insight, and when necessary they rip holes across the fabric of Marvel reality and it’s just the most fun you can have with 90 minutes and a pair of speakers (yes, even in your iPhone, there are two speakers to create a stereo field, thats who the audio spectrum works) Does it help to be familiar with the X-Men? Yes, but you don’t need to be. They will take you in a tour of the X-Men’s world and explain every aspect of the characters and their backgrounds but its more than that. These guys just know what it is to love the characters and at the same time see the inherent hilarity in every issue. They’ve honed in on the lighter side of geek culture so perfectly, its just every time they point out something hilarious and have fun with it I think “I know right? Exactly! That’s so ridiculous!” Treat yourself to a couple episodes today.
Besides the hilarious nature of the cast, the truly do give full on synopsis of every issue of the Uncanny X-Men starting from issue 1. So in addition to laughing your face off, you’ll get the complete history of the X-Men from the very beginning and become a complete expert, even if you’ve never read a single page! Granted, it’ll take you, like, 300 hours to catch up from the beginning, but hey! What else do you have to do this month?
Thanks guys, I just recently discovered this podcast but I eagerly await every episode and all of my commutes are filled with the sound of past episode’s great character voiceovers you do while narrating the action. Get started on the Danger Room today!