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Exceptionals (Back Matter) w/ Armaan Babu and Becca Petunia
Episode 320th September 2022 • Team-Up Moves • Fiona Hopkins and Stephanie Burt
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Come for the uncharacteristically sloppy opening, keep listening for a great discussion about Exceptionals by Gar Atkins, and stay to the end for a li’l song.

In this back matter episode, we dig into character creation, game mechanisms, and the comics we think go with this game.

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Back Issues

  • New Mutants Vol. 4 (2020) #14–present by written by Vita Ayala and art by Rod Reis
  • New Mutants Vol. 3 (2009) #33 written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
  • New Mutants Vol. 1 (1983) #21, “Slumber Party” (and Steph’s article about why it’s the best) and many others by Chris Claremont and Louise Simonson
  • X-Men Evolution s2e1 “Growing Pains”
  • Any story with the Morlocks
  • New X-Men Vol. 1 #135–138, “Riot at Xavier’s” written by Grant Morrison
  • Comic by Raphael Salimena (@linhadotrem): (translated)
  • New Mutants Vol. 2 (2003) written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir
  • Astro City by Kurt Busiek
  • Domino Annual (2018) by Gail Simone
  • X-Men Unlimited #22, “Cat and Mouse” by Brian K. Vaughan

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The Cast

Armaan Babu (he/him, @ArmaanBabu) — Find his work at ComicsXF and on Twitter.

Becca Petunia (she/her, @UnclePetunio) — Look for Hubba-Wha?! on Tough Pigs’ podcast feed and hear her on the first two seasons of Roll Out!

Stephanie Burt (she/her, @accommodatingly)

Fiona Hopkins (she/her, @fionawhim)

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Theme Music: “Play” by Sleepyhead