Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

As Mentioned on Episode 5 – The Retcon That Walks Like a Man

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Further Reading:

Rachel made a separate guide to Kid Vulcan, which you can find here.

Giant Size X-Men #1

X-Men: Deadly Genesis

Cheryl Lynn Eaton on Storm and race



  1. I don’t have a question, I just wanted to let you guys know that i am practically GIDDY with the excitement of finally having the Summers’ lineage xplained to me.

  2. Out of curiosity, was Sunfire’s costume designed by Dave Cockrum or was it pre-existing? I’ve never been sure what the heck is supposed to be going on with his mask.

        1. Yeah, I looked at the cover to Uncanny Avengers and it’s a little less ridiculous there.

          I’m just surprised no one’s given him a full redesign. Especially since his costume dates back to that time where every Japanese hero needed to have a rising sun motif, even though that’s still a touchy subject in Japan.

  3. I have a question, that I hope isn’t too late to get answered. You mentioned that the X-Men comic went into reprints for a long time. During those years, how often did X-Cast characters pop up in other books or stories? I know Beast was in Avengers eventually, but otherwise did we see Slim, Hank, Marvel Girl, or Prof X in any comics?

    1. Marvel Masterworks The X-Men volume 7 collects these issues that came out between the end of the original run and Giant Sized X-Men:

      Beast stories from Amazing Adventures #11-17, Marvel Team-Up #4,
      The Amazing Spider-Man #92, The Incredible Hulk #150, 161,
      plus the covers to The X-Men #67-80 and Annual #1-2

      Essential Classic X-Men volume 3 also collects these (and some more stuff):
      X-Men #54-66, #67-93 (covers only);
      Marvel Team-Up #4;
      Amazing Adventures #11-17;
      Incredible Hulk #150, #161;
      The Amazing Spider-Man #92

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