X-Reads: An X-Men Experience

X-Reads Podcast

Chris & Chandler recap vintage issues of X-Men comic books, commenting on the outfits, dialog, & storylines, featuring creators, artists, and celebrity guests. The library is open. New episodes publish every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Find us on social media @xreadspodcast

An Intro to X-Reads: An X-Men Experience
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Four close friends - Chris, Chandler, Jenny, & Michelle - all gather to reminisce about past holidays together all while recapping Uncanny X-Men 230. Longshot finds some talking jewelry and together the X-Men find a way to play Santa and deliver stolen items to the people who lost them. Lots of great Dazzler moments in this one!Follow our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Dec 1

1 hr 9 min

The incredible artist, Valentine Smith, joins Chris and Chandler as they gab about Rachel and Amara's Girls Day on the Town in Manhattan where they get into absolute Hellfire Club hijinks. Lewks ensue! Follow our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Nov 17

1 hr 34 min

The definitive voice of Wolverine, Cal Dodd, joins our show for a very special x-read of Wolverine #1 by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Cal voiced Wolverine in "X-Men: The Animated Series", plus all the arcade and video games for the character. Hearing Cal say aloud "I'm there best there is at what I do..." is probably a highlight of our entire lives. We had a blast with Cal! Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Nov 3

53 min 32 sec

Katie from A Date with Dateline is back and she's brought her co-host Jake from Date with the Bake for another issue of The Trial of Magneto. We had so much with covering the first issue, we had to keep going. Magneto has confessed to the murder of The Scarlet Witch, but is she even dead for the crime he has confessed to? Tune in to hear true crime observations mixed with "that's so comics" continuity and see what happens!Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Oct 20

1 hr 28 min

Want to learn what X-Reads is all about? Listen to our trailer to get the jump on what to expect in our deep dive episodes as we recap classic issues from the X-Men Universe, often with special guests, X-Men creatives, celebrities, and more.Follow us @xreadspodcast on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and your podcast platform of choice. We upload new episodes every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month - also known as New Comic Book Day! Business Inquiries can be sent to xreadspodcast@gmail.com

Oct 8

31 sec

Way of X artist Bob Quinn brings New X-Men #38 to the show to gush about Skottie Young's artistic style and how the issue convinced him that he had what it took to become an artist for Marvel Comics. Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Oct 6

1 hr 16 min

Senior Editor in charge of X-Men comics - Jordan D. White joins Chris and Chandler for a double-sized spectacular special issue of Excalibur #50. Jordan selected this issue to x-read due to his love of the team and the image this particular issue made on him as a young reader. Plus, he talks about organizing the Hellfire Gala and his beloved Sailor Moon podcast - Sailor Business!Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Sep 15

1 hr 54 min

In a very special crossover episode, Chris and Chandler have Kimberly and Katie from A Date with Dateline to discuss the Trial of Magneto. They are relatively novice X-Men fans, so they bring the hard hitting questions about the evidence, the suspects, and the timeline of events leading to the death of The Scarlet Witch.Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Sep 13

1 hr 47 min

It's the moment you've all been waiting for - the finale to the School Girls from Heck trilogy. The the pages of Excalibur 34, we've finally reached the end of this silly saga which ends with a giant cheerleader face-off. You won't want to miss it!Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Sep 1

1 hr 5 min

Part 2 of the School Girls from Heck trilogy from the pages of Excalibur. Kitty Pryde continues to face off against the mean girls of her boarding school while Chris and Chandler recap the pages of Excalibur 33.Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Aug 18

1 hr 3 min

Special guest Jack Plotnick (Girls Will Be Girls, Drawn Together) joins Chris and Chandler as they recap their first issue if Excalibur and the start to the three-issue mini arc on the School Girls from Heck. Kitty Pryde joins a UK boarding school and tackles the tropes of mean girls. Will she come out on top and rule this school? Tune in and find out!Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Aug 4

1 hr 4 min

Did you know that the New Mutants and the Hellions got wasted, hooked-up, played rough, and bonded all during an 80s-era Hellfire Gala?! Tune into this episode as Chris & Chandler celebrate two years of podcasting with a special double-issue episode featuring The New Mutants 53 and 54. Also Cypher is the worst in these issues!Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Jul 21

1 hr 45 min

Animation producer/writer Michael Vogel (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) joins us to recap All-New X-Men #1 by Brian Michael Bendis. Together we relive the moment the original five came back to the future to talk some sense into preset-day Cyclops. Bobby wears cargo-shorts to butch up and Kitty cosplays at Marge Simpson. Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Jul 7

1 hr 22 min

Happy Pride! Chris, Chandler, and Anthony Oliveira gather to celebrate Pride Month and re-cap and review X-Men (Vol. 2) #46. Anthony, who has written for Marvel on "Emperor Hulkling" and the Marvel Voice's Pride Issue, selects this issue from 1994 as it lays groundwork for Iceman's eventual coming out as gay. Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Jun 16

1 hr 26 min

Kitty Pryde joins the X-Men in issue #139. She doesn't like the codename Ariel, but she likes Sprite as long as you don't pull on her tab. Nightcrawler gives muppet energy and Wolverine reveals his first name to the group - James - we mean Logan!Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Jun 2

1 hr 21 min

We went into this issue with open minds and left with a belly full of laughs. Severe Moira, bondage a go-go X-Men uniforms, mermaids, and so much more. Plus the last page ad alert brought a startling surprise when we called the customer service line. Stay til the end!Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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May 19

1 hr 23 min

For the landmark 50th Episode, Chris and Chandler speak with the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz! Together they tackle Bill's iconic work on The New Mutants with issue #21 titled 'Slumber Party,' where he recalls working at Marvel alongside Chris Claremont, Jim Shooter, Louise Simonsen, Ann Nocenti, and more.Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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May 5

1 hr 56 min

Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra, guest stars on a special episode where we talk about the mini series Havok and Wolverine Meltdown. Bryan was influenced early on in his life by the watercolor painting in the comic by Jon J Muth and Kent Williams. Plus! He sings us a Carly Simon song.Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Apr 21

1 hr 5 min

Special guest star Karen David (Once Upon a Time, Fear the Walking Dead) joins the show in a Fantasy/Zombie crossover extravaganza with X-Men Fairy Tale #4 by C.B. Cebulski. Plus, Chris and Chandler convince her to sing 'A Whole New World' with them making all their dreams come true.Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Apr 7

1 hr 1 min

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Mar 24

1 hr 2 min

Chris and Chandler celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a visit to Cassidy Keep where the X-Men face off against Black Tom Cassidy and the Juggernaut. Good thing they have the luck of the Irish with them as they get help from the local leprechauns.Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Mar 17

1 hr 1 min

We have a witchy surprise to feed into the Scarlet Fever. For a special bonus episode, Chris and Chandler recap House of M #1 which ties into WandaVision and Elizabeth Olsen's wishes for an even wilder Scarlet Witch story.Subscribe to our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Follow us on social media @xreadspodcast. For business inquiries, email xreadspodcast@gmail.com

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Mar 10

58 min 3 sec

Juggernaut - a Dazzler fan? That's right! Chris and Chandler recap and review Uncanny X-Men 217 which finds Dazzler one-on-one with The Juggernaut only to find out he's a big fan of hers....awkward!

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Mar 3

1 hr 6 min

Influential Marvel writer, Ann Nocenti (Longshot, Daredevil), joins the show to talk about her creations of Longshot, Spiral, Mojo, and more. Together they examine Longshot #3 and the exploration of being intimidated and feeling insignificant around superhero culture. Plus, we hear what it was like working for Marvel in the 80's alongside Chris Claremont, Arthur Adams, Louise Simonsen, and so much more.

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Feb 17

1 hr 9 min

Kari Wahlgren (Emma Frost; 'Wolverine and the X-Men') joins Chris and Chandler to read and recite iconic Emma dialog from New X-Men 116 by Grant Morrison. Fans also submit juicy dialog for Kari to read.

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Feb 3

55 min 28 sec

Writer Fabian Nicieza (X-Men, X-Force, Deadpool) joins us to x-read the milestone issue X-Men 100 to pay tribute to Dave Cockrum and Chris Claremont as the Phoenix Saga kicks off. Plus, Fabian gives us exclusive info about 'X-Men Legends', what to expect with his new novel 'Suburban Dicks', and his confession of loving 'General Hospital'.

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Jan 20

1 hr 24 min

Chris and Chandler recap X-Men 99 that features more Sentinels, more fighting and more AD ALERTS, which bring up the question - if you could bring only one DC Comics character into the Marvel Universal, who would it be?

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Jan 6

1 hr 6 min

Earlier in 2020, X-Reads co-host Chandler was given the amazing opportunity to moderate a cast reunion of X-Men the Animated Series in remembrance of Norm Spencer - the voice of Cyclops - who died August 31st, 2020. We hope our listeners enjoy the special moment for fans of the animated series.On the panel:Alison Sealy-Smith - StormCal Dodd - WolverineChris Britton - Mr. SinisterChris Potter - GambitGeorge Buza - BeastLenore Zann - RogueRon Rubin - MorphLarry Houston - Writer/Producer/ArtistWatch this touching reunion on YouTube "X-Men the Animated Series: Reunited (Cast Reunion)"

Dec 2020

1 hr 18 min

It's Christmastime in New York City and the X-Men are gathering at Rockefeller Center to celebrate the holiday until they are swiftly attacked by the return of The Sentinels!

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Dec 2020

1 hr 6 min

Dylan Carter of House of X guests on our newest episode featuring the first appearance of The Hellions! This is our first episode about The New Mutants, and we loved it!

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Dec 2020

1 hr 2 min

We're back with part 2 of the Emma/Storm body swap! What will Emma make Storm wear? What will Storm put Emma's body through? Tune in and find out what happens when you pull Storm's hair.

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Nov 2020

54 min 29 sec

Will Storm ever forgive Emma for taking control of her body and powers?? Chris and Chandler read Uncanny X-Men 151 where Kitty leaves the X-Men and Emma and Storm swap bodies.

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Nov 2020

1 hr 3 min

Our 2nd annual Halloween special brings us back fang to fang with Dracula who is biting EVERYONE these days. Kitty is a crying mess this issue and Storm is not to be messed with. Also, we did our first live stream of our recording on Twitch. Follow TaurenLA to see us record live.

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Oct 2020

59 min 41 sec

After a clunky first half of the issue with near-naked Cyclops and drama at the mansion, the last half features all the fun of Kitty Pryde, Storm, Spider-Woman, and Stevie Hunter attending a Dazzler concert with VIP seating. The gals on the town are interrupted by the first appearance of Caliban, which is a hot mess of continuity. Tune in to find out what happens!

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Oct 2020

1 hr 10 min

Part 2 of Spirituality and the X-Men continues with special guest and tarot expert Holland Phoenix as Chris and Chandler have her dissect the Free Comic Book Day X-Men #1 issue that features several tarot cards. After that, Holland answers x-pert questions from fans and does a special tarot reading on the outlook of Jean, Scott, and Logan's love triangle.

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Sep 2020

1 hr 7 min

Surprise! It's a bonus episode! Spiritualist special guest Holland Phoenix joins Chris and Chandler as they discuss current-day comics and the spirituality of the X-Men including the ties between Cerebro and the Akashic Records, and how mutants could be considered Star Seeds. Listen in as we dive into these topics and more.

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Sep 2020

1 hr 2 min

Chris and Chandler get extra gay with special guest Khelan Bhatia from Homo Superior Podcast as they reminisce over Uncanny X-Men 199, the homoerotic ad alerts and the necessity of the International Male Catalog as a young teen.

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Sep 2020

1 hr 25 min

Drag Queen and Cosplayer Extordinaire, Dax Exclamationpoint, guest stars on the latest episode where we x-read Dax's favorite issue, Uncanny X-Men 312, featuring Storm in a fierce new green look, a budding lesbian romance between her and Yukio, and our favorite himbo, Gambit.

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Aug 2020

1 hr 15 min

Chris and Chandler reach the epic conclusion of the Brood Saga featuring the X-Men returning to Earth, meeting the New Mutants and the insane transformation of Professor Xavier. Plus, Kitty wears her fifteenth outfit during the entire saga.

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Aug 2020

1 hr 4 min

X-Reads turns one year old with this 5th installment of the Brood Saga Double Bonanza Issue.

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Jul 2020

1 hr 9 min

Things get steamy aboard the space yacht has the X-Men hook-up and pair off. Will Kitty and Colossus become an item? What happening between Wolverine and Nightcrawler? And where did Storm get her fierce yellow jumpsuit? Listen to find out as Chris & Chandler x-read Uncanny X-Men 165.

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Jul 2020

1 hr 1 min

The Brood Saga continues on X-Reads as Chris and Chandler tackle the space opera of the X-Men's introduction to Binary in Uncanny X-Men 164. Ad Alerts cover Atari, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Legos, and more.

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Jun 2020

1 hr 6 min

Our Brood Saga continues as Wolverine embarks on a rescue mission to save the X-Men and Carol Danvers from the clutches of The Brood. Chris & Chandler read Uncanny X-Men 163 and learn what the term "namby pamby" comes from and get into intimate details on scratch and sniff stickets.

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Jun 2020

56 min 31 sec

Chris and Chandler tackle The Brood Saga in a 6-part ongoing series starting with Uncanny X-Men 162 - also known as the issue Wolverine runs around naked in a hentai film.

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May 2020

55 min 25 sec

We’re proud to participate in joining the X-Men podcast community together to fundraise support for local Comic Book Shop owners through the Book Industry Charitable Foundation ("BINC") and their Comicbook United Fund. To do this, we are offering perks to our listeners who donate to the fund. Every dollar goes towards the fund. We will be fundraising from now until the end of May, so please get your donations into BINC and send us the verifications as soon as you can. Let’s hear it for all the other podcasts participating in this cause! X is for Podcast, Comic Book Queers, The Cerebros, The Wolverine Podcast that Goes Snikt!, and Homo Superior.

May 2020

5 min 34 sec

Chris and Chandler x-read Uncanny X-Men 231, which is essentially a gratuitous comic of Colossus looking thirsty AF and battles some storybook demons. Get ready for the beef-cakiest issue of X-Men ever!

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May 2020

1 hr 4 min

Chandler celebrates his birthday issue with a fierce read of Uncanny X-Men 156 alongside his co-host Chris as they delve into Kitty's amazing sci-fi lewks, how Chris get squeamish around the Acanti, and how both hosts grew up taking martial arts classes.

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Apr 2020

1 hr 9 min

This episode is dedicated to all our listeners. Special thanks to Joe Lewallen for recommending this issue. The heat is on as the X-Men battle Magneto in his Volcano villain base in the depths of Antarctica. Chris and Chandler read Uncanny X-Men 113 where Nanny the robot caters to the X-Babies, while the Professor and Lilandra vacation in the Greek Isles.

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Apr 2020

57 min 30 sec

Chris & Chandler battle their way through MURDERWORLD in Uncanny X-Men 123 as the X-Men struggle to stay alive in Arcade's death camp. SFLANNG! Ad Alerts bring us another OJ Simpson gem, Battlestar Galactica, and Star Wars! Also, who Cracklin' Rosa?

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Apr 2020

1 hr

Cyclops, a new father, and a de-powered Storm duke it out in the Danger Room to determine who will lead the X-Men. Chris & Chandler read Uncanny X-Men 201 where we meet baby Cable, and the X-Men strip down to their undies and play ball. Ad Alerts bring us GoBots...wtf are GoBots??

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Apr 2020

1 hr 2 min