Jay & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 90

Week of June 29, 2016:

In which Apocalypse Wars continues; there’s a lot going on in Uncanny X-Men; nobody draws Venom like Humberto Ramos; Miles shows off a tattoo; and Jay has strong feelings about Power Man & Iron Fist.

REVIEWED:

  • Uncanny X-Men #9 (00:37)
  • *Extraordinary X-Men #11 (05:50)

*Pick of the Week (09:57)

Filmed at Books With Pictures in Portland, OR. Special thanks to Katie Proctor.


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8 comments

  1. Andrew says:

    Whoa, are you both Mass Effect fans or just Miles? I’ve thought about a Mass Effect X crossover 100 times. Garrus would totally hang out with Nightcrawler and Tali with Kitty.

    • Miles says:

      Both of us like the series, but I definitely obsessed over it more. Agreed on the crossover potential – the character dynamic in Mass Effect always felt very X-Men-ish to me!

  2. XMenXPert says:

    UXM was, I thought, OK. The Apocalypse Wars story is fine. It’s fine. There’s some good stuff. I definitely enjoyed the interactions between Magneto and Mystique – their animosity is a lot of fun. Genocide bores me, though. He’s a lame villain. And yeah, I really wasn’t sold on Magneto’s stuff about Archangel. The Monet/Empath story was much better. And not just because I love Generation X. But that story is really personal, and really cool.

    EXM . . . ugh. Lemire writes the second-worst Storm I have come across (the worst will always be Dickie, from that abominable Before the Storm mini). And then Kurt kills two guys. Just straight-up kills them. Really? This issue just felt so bland and lackluster and not good. The Sapna interlude grabbed me far more than the main story, and I am looking forward to seeing more of that story. It is going to lead to so much tragedy and I am absolutely invested in that.

    Power Man & Iron Fist is SO GOOD! It’s fantastic! It’s all about friendship and it’s fun and I love it.

    And yay for Jubilee this weekend!

  3. Loki says:

    Miles, the only thing you should be apologising about in terms of your look is not wearing an eyepatch. Yarr!

  4. Kaos Machina says:

    I will say this as to Magneto being all mopey and depressed over the whole Mutant situation.

    Mutants are literally being killed by a floating gas cloud. They are being gassed to death by another race that, arguably, sees themselves as superior and unarguably sees themselves as a regal, royal ruling force. It is… imaginable that Magneto has some SERIOUSLY dour feelings about that.

    • XMenXPert says:

      Sure. But traditionally, something like that probably would’ve just made him angry and vengeful. Like what we’re seeing in CWII X-Men.

      But really, the weirdness is that he’s mopey about Archangel. That’s the bit that Bunn has failed to sell.

  5. Eisen-Mitternacht says:

    [squirrel] EATS NUTS [squirrel]

    Nightcrawler and the Special Class ought to be bringing me back into Extraordinary, but I felt peculiarly ungrabbed flipping through it in the store. I’ve only been following Young Beast in the other book, so possibly it’s the continuing story I don’t care about?

  6. Brian J. says:

    Power Man and Iron Fist, yes!

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