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February 25, 2022
X-Ray Vision
Peacemaker with Chukwudi Iwuji

In This Episode

On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight get a hug from an eagle! First in Previously On (2:07), Jason and Rosie discuss casting news, including the Sonyverse’s Chameleon and MCU’s Blade, how immersed Paul Dano got in his Riddler role, and the release of more Thor: Love and Thunder Legos and what that might tell us about phase 4 and 5 of the MCU. In the Airlock (29:57) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeeep) into HBO Max’s Peacemaker, discussing James Gunn’s trademark style, Peacemaker season 2, and the historical precedents for DC / Marvel creative crossovers. In the Hive Mind (1:22:24), Jason is joined by Peacemaker star Chukwudi Iwuji for a charming conversation about working with James Gunn, acting from the page, his father’s burgeoning cinephilia, and trying to keep up comedically with John Cena (plus how that opening dance sequence came together). In Nerd Out (1:41:22) a listener pitches us on Amazon Prime’s The Legend of Vox Machina and the webseries Critical Role that inspired it. And in the Endgame (1:44:48), Jason and Rosie name their favorite villain turned hero.

 

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Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it?

 

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PLUGS:

Rosie’s IG, website, author archive, & Letterboxd.

 

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

A-Force – Marvel’s first all female team of Avengers; debuting in 2015, created by writers G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett and artist Jorge Molina, and appearing in an alternate universe during 2015’s Secret Wars before being folded into the main continuity. It was critically lauded, but canceled in 2016 due to poor sales. Available on Marvel Unlimited.

 

A Death in the Family – A 1988 storyline written by Jim Starlin and penciled by Jim Aparo, with cover art by Mike Mignola, and infamous because readers could call two 900 numbers to decide whether Jason Todd, aka Robin, would live or die. Serialized in Batman #426-429 and considered one of the most important Batman storylines for pushing the character’s series and tone in a darker direction. Available on Amazon.

Rosie’s Rec – Arrive in My Hands by Trinidad Escobar, available from Black Josei Press.

 

 

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