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November 03, 2021
X-Ray Vision
Comics! - Best Introductory Arcs For New Readers & All-Time Favorites

In This Episode

On a very special Episode 10 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion is joined by both co-hosts, Rosie Knight & Cody Ziglar, for an all hosts, all comics, all conversation! In Previously On…(1:10) Jason goes solo (and Soprano) to unpack the trailer of Disney+’s  Boba Fett, Sony’s Morbius, and celebrate the formation of the brand new Comic Book Workers United union at Image Comics (link to support below!). In the Airlock (9:51) Jason, Rosie, and Zig dive deep (deeeeep) into the world of comics, offering entry points for eager new readers, some all time personal faves, and what they’re looking forward to in all things panel & page. In The Endgame (1:00:22), Jason, Rosie, and Zig play Some Assembly Required, picking their comics character to go head-to-head-to-head in a randomly selected scenario (Hint: stock up on Koopa Shells). Use #XRVEndgame & let us know what you think of their choices!


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The Listener’s Guide for all things X-Ray Vision!

Black Widow (2020) – Kelly Thompson & Elena Casagrande. Available here.


Hawkeye (2012) – Matt Fraction & David Aja. Available here


Hellions (2020) – Zeb Wells & Stephen Segovia. Available here.


Young Avengers (2013) – Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, & Matt Wilson. Available here.


Infinity Gauntlet (1991) – Jim Starlin, George Pérez, & Ron Lim. Available here.


Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos (1990) – Ron Lim & Jim Starlin. Available here.


X-Men: Grand Design (2018) – Ed Piskor. Available here.


Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) – Brian Michael Bendis with Mark Bagley, Stuart Immonen, David LaFuente, & Sara Pichelli. Available here.


Avengers Disassembled / New Avengers (2004) – Brian Michael Bendis with various, including David Finch & Steve McNiven. Available here.


Saga of Swamp Thing (1984) – Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, & John Totleben. Available here.


Batman: Year One (1987) – Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli. Available here.


Hellboy: The Chained Coffin and Others (1998) – Mike Mignola. Available here.


Invincible (2003) – Robert Kirkman with Cory Walker & Ryan Ottley. Available here.


This One Summer (2014) – Mariko & Jillian Tamaki. Available here.


Super Mutant Magic Academy (2015) – Jillian Tamaki. Available here.


Very Near Mint (2011) – Justin Peterson. Available here.


Scott Pilgrim (2004) – Bryan Lee O’Malley. Available here.


Love and Rockets (1982) -The Hernandez Brothers, Gilbert, Jaime, & Mario. Available here.


Akira (1982) – Katsuhiro Otomo. Available here.


Fantasy Sports (2015) – Sam Bosma. Available here.


We3 (2004) – Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly. Available here.


Demon Days (2021) – Peach Momoko. Available here.


Trial of the Amazons DC Event (2022) – Written with input by Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, Vita Ayala, Stephanie Williams, Joelle Jones, and Jordie Bellaire. Start with Nubia & The Amazons, available here.


The Antagonists (2020) – Tyler F. Martin with Felipe Dunbar, Kelechi Nwaogwugwu, Kieran Jack, Giacomo Guida. Available here


Fist of the North Star re-release by Viz (2021) – Buronson & Tetsuo Hara. Available here.


The Good Asian (2021) – by Pornsak Pichetshote & Alexandre Tefenkgi. Available here.


The Department of Truth (2021) – James Tynion & Martin Simmonds. Available here.



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