65 Podcast Episodes
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REVIEW and BREAKDOWN: Sins of Sinister #1 by Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck
Power of X-Men: Apocalypse
SPOILERS! SINS OF SINISTER #1 BREAKDOWN AND REVIEW! We got a lot to unpack!
25 Jan 2023
Off Panel #381: Judgment Calls with Kieron Gillen
Off Panel: A Comics Interview Podcast
Writer Kieron Gillen joins Off Panel to discuss his big year on A.X.E.: Judgment Day, Immortal X-Men, Once & Future, and beyond. Gillen discusses his writing schedule, balancing responsibilities, Judgment Day's position for him, his approach to superhero stories, the fluidity of storytelling, "gets" in superhero comics, the X-Office, the surprising nature of Judgment Day, writing tie-ins, Syne the Memotaur, his collaborators, how Immortal X-Men and X-Men Red fit together, Sins of Sinister, the current path he's on, and more.
26 Dec 2022
Ep 86: Uncanny X-Men 209 with Kieron Gillen!
X-Reads: An X-Men Experience
Writer and architect of the A.X.E. (Avengers | X-Men | Eternals) crossover event, Kieron Gillen, joins the pod to discuss his work on AXE, answer questions from Twitter, talk about Mister Sinister and recap Uncanny X-Men 209. Kieron selected a Nimrod issue as it's one of the first issues he read as a child that made an impact on him. It's an issue packed with the X-Men, The Hellfire Club, the Morlocks, The Body Shop, and more. It has TWO character deaths even! It's an amazing bit of work by Chris Claremont and John Romita Jr.Find us on the AIPT Podcast Network. Follow our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Check us out on social media @xreadspodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. For business inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at https://aiptcomics.com
19 Oct 2022
Kieron Gillen | DIE RPG | Wandering DMs S04 E20
Dan & Paul chat with award-winning comic creator Kieron Gillen on his new DIE RPG. Kieron Gillen is one of our favorite comic authors working today -- he's written series for the X-Men, Avengers, Eternals, Star Wars, Warhammer, Starcraft, and many more. He's also worked as a game journalist and co-founded the site Rock Paper Shotgun. Now, on the tail of his recent 20-issue fantasy series, DIE, he breaks new ground with his own RPG set in that world, years in the making, and currently funding on Kickstarter. DIE is a tabletop roleplaying game about fantasy versus reality, and poses the question of why we play games at all. The comic it’s based upon is occasionally jokingly described as “goth Jumanji”; DIE the RPG is designed from the ground up to let a group of players make their own personal version of the comic. In DIE you play a group of authentically flawed people from the real world who gather together to play an RPG and are dragged into a fantasy realm. They then have to find their way home… or not. “A deliciously dark Phantom Tollbooth-like journey told through a lens of broken humanity and a deconstruction of the role-playing game’s roots. I am entranced."Matthew Mercer, Critical RoleBack the DIE RPG on KickstarterWatch a DIE actual-play sessionBuy the DIE comic seriesFollow Kieron on Twitter Wandering DMs Paul Siegel and Dan “Delta” Collins host thoughtful discussions on D&D and other TTRPGs every week. Comparing the pros and cons of every edition from the 1974 Original D&D little brown books to cutting-edge releases for 5E D&D today, we broadcast live on YouTube and Twitch so we can take viewer questions and comments on the topic of the day. Live every Sunday at 1 PM Eastern time.
17 Jun 2022
Creator Interview: Kieron Gillen
The Comics Collective
Alexis, Anne, and Dallas are joined by Kieron Gillen, writer of Immortal X-men, Die, Once and Future and so much more!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
31 May 2022
Episode 076: Nathaniel Essex (feat. Kieron Gillen)
In Episode 76 of CEREBRO, the SEASON 3 PREMIERE, Connor and contemporary comics legend Kieron Gillen map the machinations of Nathaniel Essex, Mr. Sinister! Created by Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri, but reimagined almost entirely in the 21st century by Gillen, this amoral geneticist became one of the most iconic X-Men villains.The CEREBRO character file on Mr. Sinister begins at 53:27.(Content Advisory: Nathaniel's story includes eugenics, racism, child abuse, brainwashing, child loss, stillbirth, the Holocaust, and lots of other really terrible stuff.)This episode has spoilers for Immortal X-Men #2 and Duggan's X-Men #11! You are forewarned.Here's a link to the Immortal X-Men playlist Kieron made, which we discuss in the episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1slXJJdxhqg2CxDKQHepogAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
22 May 2022
Kieron Gillen, The Death of Mid-Budget Movies, Emily Gardner (The Big Sick)￼
Love Hate Relationship
Love: Kieron Gillen Andy comes into this episode talking up one of the great comic book writes of the day, Kieron Gillen. He talks through his relatively late entry into the medium, some of Gillen’s best works, including The Wicked and the Divine and his Star Wars books, and cool stuff like his curated playlists for all of his works. Alex, meanwhile, learns that there’s another cool-ass music journalist/creative writer out there, and everyone who hasn’t read it gets to conjecture who Doctor Aphra may be. Hate: The Death of Mid-Budget Movies With plenty of help from an article by Justin Bailey over at Flavorwire, Alex takes his Hate time to lament the largescale loss of mid-budget movies from the contemporary cinema marketplace. HE talks about what qualifies as mid-budget, gets into numbers, and even shares his Top Five movies of all time. Andy, meanwhile, recalls the existence of Event Horizon and gets undercut before he can talk up A24 again. Relationship: Emily Gardner (The Big Sick) This episode’s question comes from Relationships.txt, where a Caucasian asker wonders if she’s a little racist for struggling with her partner’s Indian culture. Alex answers with a clear and concise “Yes,” mainly due to tons of implicit bias in her actual question, while Andy encourages savoring an opportunity for cultural exchange, and we’re all reminded that Kumail Nanjiani used to be funny.
17 May 2022
Once and Future by Kieron Gillen Featuring Guest Host: Matt Schreier
BAM POW Comic Hour
The tale of the legend of King Arthur is not always what it seems. Written by the infamous writer Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Dan Mora we review Once and Future deluxe hardcover edition published by Boom Studios. This introduces a new dark twisted modern perspective on a resurrected King Arthur with his plans to conquer Britain in todays society through fables and folklore brought to life. Its up to our heroes Duncan and his grandmother Bridgitte, to fight the King while fulfilling storybook roles that take on a character of their own. We discuss this book along with how pop culture shaped the epic mythology of King Arthur.
20 Apr 2022
Kieron Gillen, writing Immortal X-Men, Die and RPG advice
Graphic Policy Radio
Embrace the Neo-Claremontism and "warped Mutant Catholicism" as writer Kieron Gillen returns to X-Men comics as the writer of Immortal X-Men with artists Lucas Werneck & David Curiel. He's revisiting Mr. Sinister and Hope Summers, two characters he's left an indellible mark on, who have new prominance in the Krakoan Era of X-Men. There's politics, backstabbing and of course music. Here's his Immortal X-Men Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1slXJJdxhqg2CxDKQHepogAt about 1 hr and 5 minutes in Kieron offers some great advice to RPG players. Here's our most recent episode together - https://bit.ly/DieCanonCheck out Kieron's games https://kierongillen.itch.io/His enlightening newsletter https://buttondown.email/KieronGillen/
12 Apr 2022
Immortal X-Men #1 by Kieron Gillen Spoilers and Review!
Power of X-Men: Apocalypse
SPOILER WARNING! We recap and review Immortal X-Men #1 by Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck! Folks, Destiny of X has officially kicked off! We have shady Sinister behavior, upheaval in the council, and angry immortal mutants! We also pull every single Easter egg!
30 Mar 2022