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Issue 62 – Colossus (Live at Rogue Comics)

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  • Intro

    • Thanks to everyone for coming to Rogue Comics!

    • New patron – Stephanie!
    • Plug for Play Comics – Chris and a guest play games based on comics, and determine how accurately the game depicts what happens in the comics (3:41)

  • Background (4:45)

    • Colossus (Piotr Nikolayevich Rasputin) created by Len Wein & Dave Cockrum in Giant Size X-Men #1 (May 1975)

    • Piotr was born on a Soviet collective farm with his family, including his sister Ilyana (Magik)

    • As a teen, he saved Ilyana from a runaway tractor, and discovered he had the ability to turn his body into organic steel

    • Joined the X-Men when Professor Xavier put together a team of mutants to rescue the original X-Men on Krakoa, and stayed as a member of the team

    • At one point, he helped save the Fall People in the Savage Land, and started a brief romantic relationship with a woman named Nereel, that resulted in a child named Peter, although Colossus doesn’t know he’s the father

    • Later started a relationship with Kitty Pryde, but ended things shortly thereafter

    • Temporarily paralyzed during battle with Riptide, and was unable to return to human form for a time

    • After Ilyana dies from the Legacy Virus, Colossus joins Magneto’s Acolytes for a while

    • Rejoined the X-Men

    • Sacrificed himself to spread cure to Legacy Virus – later revealed that his body was stolen by an alien to experiment on him – rescued by X-Men and restarts relationship with Kitty until she sacrifices herself to save the Earth from Breakworld

    • World War Hulk – battles Hulk, who breaks his arms while in metal form

    • Gains the powers of the Juggernaut for a while after Cyttorak takes them back from Cain Marko – Magik offers herself, but Piotr intercepts

    • Then gains the power of the Phoenix Force during Avengers vs. X-Men, only to lose it when he and Ilyana battle each other – Ilyana reveals that was part of her plan all along, because she wanted him to feel pain & regret – she frees him of Cyttorak’s influence while in Limbo, and he told her the next time they met, he would kill her

  • Issues (16:45)

    • Relationship with Ilyana – dangerous

    • Relationship with Kitty (25:30)

    • Duality of nature (33:33)

  • Break
  • Treatment (44:30)

    • In-universe

    • Out of universe

  • Q&A with Colossus (NOTE: This was originally going to just be for the attendees, but Anthony & Doc couldn’t find time to schedule a recording of a regular skit, so you lucked out!)
  • Ending
    • Next episode – history of psychiatry in comics
    • Robbie Reyes – Episode 66

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