Archive for July 2016

Jay & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 94

Week of 7/27/2016:

In which another chapter of Apocalypse Wars wraps up; X-Men ’92 takes on time travel; Old Man Logan has lady problems; and we have a lot of feelings about Ghostbusters.

REVIEWED:

  • Extraordinary X-Men #12 (01:10)
  • *X-Men ’92 #5 (07:41)
  • Old Man Logan #9 (12:06)

*Pick of the Week (19:48)

Filmed at Books With Pictures in Portland, OR.


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As Mentioned in Episode 118 – Extrude the Grappling Arms!

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118 – Extrude the Grappling Arms!

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

In which you really can’t compete with Cable; the X-Men may or may not ditch a funeral; Nanny extrudes the grappling arms; Boom Boom is more responsible than she looks; Jean Grey is the cool stepmom; we posit an alternate explanation for Brexit; and ravens are the best dinosaurs.

X-PLAINED:

  • What happened to the Inferno babies
  • X-Factor #40-42
  • Madelyne Pryor’s funeral
  • Post-Inferno X-Factor
  • Archangel’s inconsistent appearance
  • Secret origins of Nanny and the Orphanmaker
  • Teenagers (more) (again)
  • Tom Jones (Alchemy)
  • Conversations we probably shouldn’t have with Neal Conan
  • Trolls of London
  • Dubious super-parenting
  • Phy
  • Phay
  • Phee
  • Phough
  • Phumm
  • Troll economics
  • A grocery list
  • The Ravenmaster
  • Miles’s mom

NEXT EPISODE: Miles and Elisabeth X-Plain New Mutants Forever!


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Jay & Tea Review the X-Men, Episode 93

Week of July 20, 2016:

In which we take the show on the road; Uncanny X-Men wraps up Apocalypse Wars; All-New Wolverine is a four-generation masterpiece; and Jay and Tea totally made Summers Bears.

REVIEWED:

  • Uncanny X-Men #10 (00:49)
  • *All-New Wolverine #10 (02:53)

*Pick of the Week (05:24)

Special thanks to Guest Co-Host and Partner in Bears Tea Fougner!


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As Mentioned in Episode 117 – How to Pee Like a Supervillain

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117 – How to Pee Like a Supervillain

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

In which Gossamyr definitely probably doesn’t get blown up; we engage in a long and surprisingly canon-based exploration of Hellfire Club bathroom etiquette; the New Mutants break up with Magneto; you should probably never go swimming in the Marvel Universe; and it is possible (but unlikely) that Jay yells “IMPERIUS REX” more than is strictly necessary.

X-PLAINED

  • New Son/New Sun
  • Post-Inferno New Mutants
  • New Mutants #74-76
  • Babies
  • Ship shipping
  • Inanimate objects Warlock has attempted to befriend
  • Hellfire Club bathroom etiquette
  • A long-anticipated showdown
  • Magneto’s on-again-off-again children
  • The Mutant Wars
  • The Grey King (but not The Grey King)
  • Undersea creatures that have no business near New York
  • An Atlantean artificat of dubious provenance
  • How to deter a giant and possibly supernatural octopus
  • Recycled powers
  • Friendly sentinels

NOTE: The Dispossessed is in fact by Ursula K. Le Guin.

NEXT EPISODE: Trolls!


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Jay & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 92

Week of July 13, 2016:

In which Old Man Logan continues to impress, All-New X-Men wraps up Apocalypse Wars, Marvel is still (probably) not trying to destroy everything you love, and Jay makes a critical omission.

REVIEWED:

  • *Old Man Logan #8 (00:44)
  • All-New X-Men #11 (05:43)
  • Marvel Now Announcements (12:34)

*Pick of the Week (11:14)

Filmed at Books With Pictures in Portland, OR.


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Miles Reviews the X-Men, Episode 91

Week of July 6, 2016

In which Jay takes a sick day (but still gets stuck editing); Civil War II remains relatively civil; Deadpool V Gambit remains bafflingly delightful; and Miles weighs in on a few newly-announced titles.

REVIEWED:

  • Civil War II: X-Men #2 (01:12)
  • *Deadpool V Gambit #2 (04:53)

*Pick of the Week

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


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Double Gatefold Foil Die-Cut Skip Week: Collector’s Edition

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Miles here!

So: we were planning to record episode 117 this past Saturday (giving us our usual eight days of time for editing, post-production, proofing, and patching) – things were going to be a little tighter than usual for our producer Kyle since he was traveling during the second part of the week, but he volunteered to kick extra ass around his day job to get the episode done around his trip.

Aaaaand then Jay very suddenly got very sick, and between our schedule and Kyle’s, by the time it became clear that they weren’t going to be able to record, it was too late to find an emergency back-up co-host, do the prep we’d need for a guest, and record and produce an episode.

All of that to say: we’ll be recording episode 117 a week later than we planned, which means it’s going up a week later. Jay’s going to be fine and we’re going to do what we can to make sure this doesn’t happen again, but we won’t have a new episode this coming Sunday.

Apologies to all of you – and thanks for your understanding. In the meantime, we’ll have video reviews up at the usual times this and next week, and episode 117 will be up on July 17th.

As Mentioned in Episode 116 – The Pooper of This Party

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