As Mentioned In Episode 1 – The Strangest Podcast of Them All April 13, 2014 Jay 9 comments Listen to the podcast here! Magneto, in X-Men #1, also speaks for our feelings about this podcast. Professor X X-Plains the X-Men in X-Men #1 Every problem with Jean Grey’s characterization, summed up in one panel from X-Men #1 See this? This is why Cyclops is eventually gonna get the girl. (X-Men #1) Play along at home: How many lies is Professor Xavier telling in these panels from X-Men #1? One of the many miracles of magnetism portrayed in X-Men #1 is Magneto’s Incredible Mutating Hat. Everything Magneto knows about supervillainy, he learned from the Wicked Witch of the West. (X-Men #1) YAYBO! (X-Men #1) Professor X knows how to decorate in X-Men #2. Snow grenades, from X-Men #1. At some point, we’re going to have a long conversation about the X-Men and the concept of the model minority. (X-Men #2) Natural consequences, as explored in X-Men #2. This actually happens in X-Men #3, because the Silver Age. Two for the price of one: Cyclops angstily humblebragging, and the Ubiquitous Plaid Suit! (X-Men #3) Recommended for new readers: X-Men: Season One New X-Men (Grant Morrison) Astonishing X-Men (Joss Whedon) Share this:EmailRedditTwitterTumblrFacebookPinterest Related Post navigation Previous Post1 – The Strangest Podcast of Them AllNext PostYAYBO! Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men is now on iTunes!
Great first episode! I laughed aloud several times. Looking forward to the next one.
“Where continuity goes to die…” So good! Thank you guys. I look forward to future episodes, and to following the “catch up” suggestions to read some of the best-of collections.
Just discovered this podcast,
listened to two episodes
and it has become one of my favorites.
Keep up the good work!
Hi! I’ve just listened the first episode and it was awesome. I think that it would be a good reading for new X-Men readers the series “X-Men First Class” by Jeff Parker and Roger Cruz. This series tell new adventures about the original X-Men in their beginnings.
just discovered you guys, so I have a year+ of content to catch up on during drives to work. I love the show and I love your style of nerdery.
I found your podcast JUST as I was beginning to plan a tabletop supers RPG, and I’ve been inspired to throw in Claremontian elements like love stories and long payoffs on early story hints. So thanks!
If you ever wanna play in a superhero tabletop RPG via the internet (www.roll20.net, specifically), let me know!
Just like you said:
I totally agree with Rachel about Professor X being a total jerk. Also, X-Men definitely has a problem with representation. Marvel could take a tip or two from DC, which is unfortunate.
Hi I’m a little late. I want to start this from the beginning but I’m completely new to the comic book world. I’m a simple person, could you direct me to what you’re actually discussing so I can buy the comics and read along please?
Hi, Jonathan – so glad you’re here! I’m a little terrified that we’ll be your introduction to the comics world, but hopefully we won’t lead you too far astray.
Starting with episodes 5 and 8, we discuss specific comic issues in each episode. If you go to the corresponding episode post on our site, we list which ones we’re covering in italics in the X-Plained section. (Like on this post, for instance!) Our site isn’t the easiest to navigate (we should probably fix that one of these days), but if you Google the name of the episode that’ll usually get you where you want to be.
If you’re planning to read along, I’d highly recommend subscribing to Marvel Unlimited – it’s a way more cost-effective method of reading that many comics than buying them each individually. It doesn’t have everything, but it seems to have about 95% of what we cover.