Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

Rachel and Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 6

Weeks of September 10 and September 17, 2014


In which we play catch-up and review a record nine issues!


  • From the week of September 10:
    • Magneto #9*
    • Death of Wolverine #2
    • Nightcrawler #6
    • X-Force #9
  • From the week of September 17:
    • Wolverine and the X-Men #9
    • All-New X-Men #32*
    • Uncanny Avengers #24
    • All-New X-Factor #14
    • Uncanny X-Men #26

*Picks of their respective weeks

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Rachel wrote more about Uncanny X-Men #26 over here.


  1. Welcome back! It was only a passing mention Rachel’s part, but I think Maggot is a good character too. You’ve also made similar remarks about Cipher (I don’t understand why understanding and expressing all forms of body language weren’t part of skill set — that would have covered fighting ability) Which mutant hero or villain do you think is the most unfairly maligned character?

  2. I need some advice from my fellow X-fans. I’ve read the Morrison run on New X-Men, the Whedon run on Astonishing, and all of the flagship titles since Manifest Destiny. I’m reading House of M right now, which is hit and miss, but worth reading I think. Are there any other post-Claremont X-Men arcs you guys would recommend?

    1. I’d recomend trying some of the other x books coming out while morrison was writing new xmen. Peter Milligan’s xstatic is fantastic, Joe Casey did a short run on uncanny that holds up well and Brian K Vaughn did a great Chamber mini series.

      1. Thanks. I’ll check those out. I’ve been thinking about reading some of the major arcs of the Blue/Gold era, but I don’t know if I can stomach the 90s art.

  3. I really enjoy Peter David in joke-telling sitcom mode. I just knocked off his short run on Wolverine (V2, #11-16) and it’s amazing how many laugh-out-loud moments he can pack into a book when he’s on a roll. Sort of makes me wish that he’d fully commit to a “funny” series and not worry so much about big arcs and world-shaking consequences and blah blah blah. He clearly loves to do social commentary, and humor is often a much better approach for that stuff than straight-ahead dramatics.

    You guys glossed over a moment I really enjoyed in Uncanny Avengers: a short convo that may end up being Wolverine’s last moment with Rogue before his death. “You climbed this mountain before, you’ll climb it again.” Awww.

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