The ComicsVerse Podcast team has assembled to bring you, the listener, an in-depth discussion on the X-Men crossover, “Age of Apocalypse,” just in time for the upcoming film, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, due out on May 27th.

Be warned: The combined forces of Justin and Chris may have broken the ComicsVerse all-time record for profanities used on a podcast. It could even be suggested that, using the variety of colorful words that would make a Sailor uncomfortable, one could in theory, turn it into a drinking game. There’s plenty of material to work with.

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The ComicsVerse crew covers the entire run of the 1995–1996 crossover, providing everything from summaries of this nine-title event to an exploration of the deeper themes and tropes “Age of Apocalypse” provides.

The story itself begins when Professor X's son, Legion, goes back in time and kills Magneto, believing it was the only way to truly achieve his father's dream of peaceful coexistence between mutants and humans. His trip, though, is ill-fated: Instead of killing Magneto, he kills his father, which (in true X-Men fashion) completely misplaces and changes the original timeline and the lives of our favorite mutants, as well as the entire Marvel landscape.

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This complete reversal of the original X-Men timeline creates a post-apocalyptic world, brought on by none other than Apocalypse himself. This new timeline completely changes the landscape of the prominent characters of the time: Cyclops and Beast emerge as villains and Magneto as a hero and the leader of the X-Men (on top of being Rogue's husband). Most of the other Marvel heroes, like Spider-Man, are dead, while others, like Carol Danvers, never receive their powers. “Age of Apocalypse” completely changed the status quo of Marvel characters at the time.

So what are you waiting for? Press that “play” button and listen in for what should be an extremely entertaining podcast! We hope you enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. ray

    February 21, 2017 at 5:31 am

    You made a long way since episode one. This was fun to listen to, although a bit on the long side (the episode I enjoyed the most till now was the one about Emma Frost, which somewhat had more sense of direction).

    Justin is a great host, not only because he can control (for the most part) this large group of people but also because his great sense of humor, so even when the podcast digress and go completely off the rails it’s still make up to it by being hilarious.

    This episode made we crave for a complementary episode on the sense of the Exiles. I didn’t hear anyone talk about this great 2000’s series and I think it’s a damn shame.

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      Justin Gilbert Alba

      February 24, 2017 at 6:23 am

      Thanks for your great comments, Ray! I can’t tell you how much they mean to all of us! Especially since I was super nervous hosting this episode due to the large amount of material we need to cover.

      It shouldn’t be too long before we discuss Exiles 🙂

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