Special Edition Podcast

Booksplode #23 – Iceman, Vol. 1: Thawing Out

Show Notes

Thanks to our awesome Patrons, we’re proud to present another Booksplode!

What’s a Booksplode you might ask? It’s a bi-monthly special edition show in which we take a look at a single graphic novel or collected edition, something we really just don’t have time to do on the regular show.

This month, Josh Flanagan and Conor Kilpatrick take a look at Iceman, Vol. 1: Thawing Out by Sina Grace, Alessandro Vitti, Ibraim Roberson, Edgar Salazar, Ed Tadeo, Rachelle Rosenberg, & Joe Sabino!

Running Time: 00:17:45

“Ice Breaker Blues”


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  1. Great Booksplode.

    Interesting to hear you guys discuss Bobby’s role in X-history (surprisingly subdued compared to his teammates) as well as how that’s been reinterpreted by Bendis and now Grace. When I read this trade I also found the relationship between the older/younger Bobbys compelling, especially in how Grace uses younger Bobby to make older Bobby even more awkward and uncomfortable, yet strangely inspired too. Can you imagine living with a younger version of you who made better choices, and was more evolved than you?

    I also think Grace bringing Daken into this story provides much food for thought. I see Daken as the socially/corporately-acceptable version of queer: yes he likes guys… but he also likes women! And he’s mysterious, and violent! And self-assured! And slick, buff, and related to Wolverine! Bobby, like most gay people, doesn’t have it so easy. He doubts and over-analyzes his choices. He’s not yet where he wants to be in life. His parents aren’t Wolverine – they represent uglier, more divisive aspects of life. So it’s cool that readers get to see a character like this Bobby Drake. I look forward to reading more of him, to watch him grow.

  2. Just thought I’d mention that Amazon has the digital version of this for less than $2. Going to use that iFanboy Amazon link to grab myself a copy after listening to the episode.

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