Episode 076: Nathaniel Essex (feat. Kieron Gillen)


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In Episode 76 of CEREBRO, the SEASON 3 PREMIERE, Connor and contemporary comics legend Kieron Gillen map the machinations of Nathaniel Essex, Mr. Sinister! Created by Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri, but reimagined almost entirely in the 21st century by Gillen, this amoral geneticist became one of the most iconic X-Men villains.

The CEREBRO character file on Mr. Sinister begins at 53:27.

(Content Advisory: Nathaniel's story includes eugenics, racism, child abuse, brainwashing, child loss, stillbirth, the Holocaust, and lots of other really terrible stuff.)

This episode has spoilers for Immortal X-Men #2 and Duggan's X-Men #11! You are forewarned.

Here's a link to the Immortal X-Men playlist Kieron made, which we discuss in the episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1slXJJdxhqg2CxDKQHepog

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