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Welcome to But Why Tho? the podcast, where we talk about the parts of popular culture that people say matter and ask the question but why tho?


Kate, Adrian, and Matt answer this question with through passion, geekdom, history and even some scholarship.

Feb 15, 2017

On today's episode, we talk about one of Marvel's most well-known and influential series: The X-Men. 

We're joined by a super special guest Ryan (@RyanSmellers) from our PAX recap episode. He talks about the comic book history, including some of the most creative authors, illustrators and a Rob Liefeld. Kate then uses her comic studies/acdemic background to talk about how the comic stopped being a comic and started being an allegory for numerous minority experiences. Adrian makes the argument that X-Men: The Animated Series is reason we get Bruce Timm Batman and the animated comic universes. Tom invites us all to play a game about the 9 films in the franchise.



This is how Liefeld sees anatomy and the need of pouches


On X-Men and Civil Rights movement of the 60s
Some of Kate's sources can be found here and here.

Here's the Juggernaut! (Explicit language, you were warned)
The actual line from X3 is here. 

Anime X-Men Intro