CM Podcast 226 – X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

A few months back, Jon and I decided not to see the X-Men: Dark Phoenix movie because we did not hear good things about it.

Instead, we did a review on the original Dark Phoenix Saga comic story and it was so epic that we had to break it down into 2 parts. Here are the links to those podcasts:

Dark Phoenix Saga Part 1

https://comicsmisremembered.com/2019/06/29/cm-podcast-214-the-dark-phoenix-saga/

Dark Phoenix Saga Part 2

https://comicsmisremembered.com/2019/07/06/cm-podcast-215-the-dark-phoenix-saga-part-2/

We had originally planned to do a comic review this week but I had recently been to my local departments store and saw that X-Men: Dark Phoenix recently came out on Blu Ray and 4K Hi Def Disc (just like comics, I like my movie’s physical, not digital). So on a whim, I picked up a copy of the movie and asked Jon if he’s like to watch it and use it as the topic of discussion for this week’s podcast.

Guess what? He decided it was a great idea, so we watched it. We both decided to go in with low expectations and see what kind of story were we going to get. Well, the movie is a bit of a mixed bag. We like some parts and hated other parts. Overall, we both agree it was ‘okay’.

Listen to the podcast for our full review and why we recommend watching this movie depending on you level of love for the source material.

Listen to the Dark Phoenix Saga podcasts to find out why this epic story will probably never be filmed correctly.

Jim

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CM Podcast 215 – The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 2

Welcome back to the 2nd half of our discussion on Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s seminal X-Men storyline: The Dark Phoenix Saga.

In this podcast, we pick up were we left off: The X-Men escaping the clutches of the Hellfire Club and heading back to the X-Mansion. During their flight back, Jean Grey loses control of the Phoenix and the Dark Phoenix emerges…

As you can tell from these covers, the X-Men do not have a good time when the Dark Phoenix is around. The Dark Phoenix attempts to kill all the X-Men, then she goes and snuffs out a galaxy and finally the X-Men have to fight for their lives and the fate of Jean Grey…on the moon. There is a lot of story and we try to cover all of it and more in the podcast.

We also take a look behind the scenes to find out what decisions Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter and co-plotters: Chris Claremont and John Byrne made to come to the epic conclusion of the X-Men story.

Towards the end of the podcast, I explain why the Legion of Superheroes (group on the left) look a lot like the Shi’ar Imperial Guard (group on the right).

If you have never read the Dark Phoenix Saga, we highly recommend checking it out. You can read it digitally through Marvel.com or buy a trade paperback like we did. Thanks for listening and we will see you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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