Friday, March 13, 2015

Comics - Sentai Mike vs. the Uncanny X-Men

So this weekend some old friends and I went to Reading, PA mostly to see each other and hang out since we don't see each other very often. The impetus for us going to Reading was the 10th Anniversary of the Comic Geek Speak Podcast (CGS). Around this time in the past CGS held their SuperShow which was a small convention, but the ones who organized that show just got busy with life so that show has stopped happening. We all got together stayed in a house and went to the recording of the 10th Anniversary Podcast. We were able to hang out with some of the guys from the show. While we were there, and listening to the guys talk about how the show affected them, their audience, and just how that show created all the friendships we went there to celebrate. Cool Guys like Chad, Harold, and Bill, who I would never have known otherwise, and can't imagine not talking to those guys on a regular basis. Which is why I'm still a bit bummed that Comic Book Laundry fell apart, because I just miss talking to those guys more.

But as to the title of this post, it got me thinking more about comics. Also, realizing how close I am to finishing my goal of having a readable run of Uncanny X-Men. The early issues #1-66 I have as Essentials or Masterworks, I have an entire run of X-Men Classics which makes up Uncanny X-Men #94-206, and the rest I have as standard single issues. My plan was always to wait until I have them all and read through the entire series, start to finish. I have read a good chunk of it before, but much of book after Rouge joins the team till the 90s I have not, I havn't read Mutant Massacre, Inferno, or the Dark Pheonix Saga. I need to rectify that. My idea is do a Sentai Mike vs. the Uncanny X-Men podcast, stealing the idea from Tom Katers, who did this for Justice League, the Flash, and Aquaman. I will read one issue of Uncanny X-Men every weekday, talk about the issue for 5-10 minutes and find some of the fun, sillyness, drama, history, and plot twists of the book that made me love comics. I currently have 10 issues remaining to obtain, if they are available on Marvel's Digital Comics Unlimited, then I will begin soon.

***Runs to Internet***

It turns out I think every issue of Uncanny X-Men is on MDCU. So yeah I may begin this pretty soon, once I have the pipeline setup for posting episodes.