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Hey Kids!

Your X-hosts had a busy year, including the relocation of our worldwide X-Aspirations headquarters. I am not going to say the website got neglected, but every time I Googled the word “neglect” it kept returning this web site (heyo!). Anyway, that is all water under the bridge as we have really snazzied up the place. The rugs have been beaten, the couches have been cleaned behind, and we finally threw out that aluminum foil monstrosity from the back of the meat drawer!

For starters, we have updated both the Mighty Marvel Mutant Count (M.M.M.C.) and the Suggested X-Reading List. In particular, the reading list got a major overhaul, adding links to reprints that actually contain the comics we are covering right now, so you, the listener, can actually follow along. We also greatly beefed up the comic history section with more of the reference material I have been digging into for the history section of the ‘Cast.

We also added a whole new section, the Episode Guide, with detailed descriptions of all the different episodes, so if you wanted to go back and listen to a particular topic, you no longer have to click through every episode, trying to decipher my cryptic descriptive hints. If you want to know more about Neal Adams you can now just scroll down to where it says Neal Adams Biography, click the link. Episode 57, by the way.

And if you are liking what you hear, please consider dropping a little something into our lovebucket. Donations to X-Aspirations help keep the ‘cast on your pod. The easiest way is to just make an Amazon purchase through one of links, which adds nothing to the price you pay, but sends a trickle of dough our way. Alternatively we do have a donation button… Oh hey! There it is:

As always, the podcasts are also available via iTunes. Please leave us a review, if you can, it only takes a minute and helps others find the show (and gives us a warm fuzzy feeling). We are also active on Twitter and Facebook, just check those links to the right.

Welcome To The All New, All Different X-Aspirations!

Welcome back to our long term listeners and Greetings and X-Salutations to any new listener, reader, or comic book enthusiast that have found their way to us! We hope you like the new layout. There is still quite a lot of dust and debris scattered about, but we figured better to just roll it out and work out the kinks mid-stream than only half-launch (i.e. half-ass) it. While we loved the old, crazy cartoon-y feel of the previous website it was a bit lacking in actual utility.

As of Episode 075, the podcast has reached the era of Claremont and his All New, All Different X-Men which are more familiar to the modern X-man fan, including Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, and of course the inimitable Wolverine. In comic book parlance that makes this an excellent jumping on point, as most of the characters we covered in the first 70+ episodes have moved off-stage for now. So if you want to know where to start, Episode 075 is it. Come right on in, our X-men hot tub is bubbling and we checked the chlorine levels just yesterday. If you end up enjoying your time, feel free to check the previous 74 episodes at your leisure. They are not going anywhere.

And hey, if you are liking what you hear, please drop something special into our lovebucket. Donations to X-Aspirations will help keep the ‘cast on your pod. No pressure.

The podcasts are also available via iTunes. Please leave us a review, if you can, it only takes a minute and helps others find the show (and gives us a warm fuzzy feeling). Also, we have our Suggested X-Reading List, invaluable if you want to get your hands on these comics and read along. They are just a couple of Amazon clicks away. We are also active on Twitter and Facebook, just check those links to the right.

iTunes Link

Subscribe to our free Podcast feed through iTunes! We are still having a few glitches getting the iTunes store search to find us, so in the meantime just click this link, or the one available at the bottom of the page.

X-Salutations!

Welcome to X-Aspirations! This is the blog which you can come to comment about each episode of the X-Aspirations Podcast. The podcasts are all available via iTunes. Please leave us a review, if you can, it only takes a minute and helps others find the show (and gives us a warm fuzzy feeling). Of course you can always just listen to all the podcasts here. Enjoy and please leave a comment, so we know that someone out there is enjoying our blatherings.

X-Aspirations

The site is now fully operational, but we are constantly tinkering with it and adding content and functionality. If you see a problem that annoys you or have a suggestion for something awesome we are missing, feel free to let us know via xteam@x-aspirations.com. Please follow us on Twitter (@Xaspirations) and friend us on Facebook. We have also set up an merchandise store. We have a Zazzle Store too, if that’s what you’re into. For now that just means you can get our logo on a t-shirt (and all sorts of things), but keep your eye out as we have future fun stuff planned. Also, we have our Suggested X-Reading List, invaluable if you want to get your hands on these comics and read along. They are just a couple of Amazon clicks away. Excelsior!

If you are liking what you hear, please drop something special into our lovebucket. Donations to X-Aspirations will help keep the ‘cast on your pod.