Fanbase Feature: 40th Anniversary Retrospective on ‘X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga’ (1980)

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.


In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and special guests Don Aguillo (Fanbase Press' The Sequels, Scout Comics' Rise), Phillip Kelly (Fanbase Press Contributor), and Chris Thorne (Sketch Card Artist, The Walking Dead, Star Wars) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Marvel Comics' X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga (1980), written by Chris Claremont with art by John Byrne, in light of the comic series' 40th anniversary, with topics including the theme of how absolute power corrupts absolutely, Byrne's character design and visual depictions, the original ending planned for the character of Jean Grey, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga abound in this panel discussion!)



Cast members
: Don Aguillo (Fanbase Press' The Sequels, Scout Comics' Rise), Phillip Kelly (Fanbase Press Contributor), and Chris Thorne (Sketch Card Artist, The Walking Dead, Star Wars), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer of Identity Thief, Something Animal)


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Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon


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