Rachel and Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 17

Week of December 10, 2014

In which we face another eight-book week, Miles makes Nauck faces, and Leverage-but-in-the-1940s-and-starring-Mystique-and-Destiny is Rachel’s favorite imaginary TV show.


  • X-Men #22 (00:48)
  • Axis #7 (1:29)
  • Spider-Man and the X-Men #1 (2:43)
  • X-Force #13 (4:19)
  • Nightcrawler #9 (5:33)
  • *Amazing X-Men #14 (6:19)
  • Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #6 (8:33)
  • Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 (10:44)

*Pick of the Week (12:46)

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  1. Laughing Magician says:

    Well, actually (yes, I went there), it was never stated that Peter Parker got de-aged by OMD, a lot of people assumed that it happened for some reason and superheroes never age properly anyway.

  2. Brett Adams says:

    I LOVED Spider-Man and the X-Men. I went into it very skeptical that it would be any good, but it turned out to be quite funny.

  3. T16skyhopp says:

    I LOVE Nauck faces ;_; Own 2 headsketches from him. Not huge into comics overall so I discovered him on youtube where he post progress vids. Nightcrawler is the first book Ive read of his haha.

    Haven’t tackled my few books of this week yet but I’m glad the SIXIS tie in I got in Amazing XM will be decent.

  4. Gurkle says:

    The history of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver’s origins and parentage is a cold open topic I’d love to hear you do, what with the Whizzer and the magical Roma dad who imprisoned their souls in dolls and Magneto being their dad and then not. And did I mention The Whizzer? Because he’s fun to mention.

  5. Sol says:

    Just saw this this morning: http://slaymonstrobot.blogspot.com/2014/12/spoiler-saturday-those-who-dont-know.html

    Though on consideration: you can be a mutant even if Magneto’s not your father. Have they really gone through 50 years of history as characters without anyone noticing they don’t have the X gene?

  6. Seth says:

    Well since you’re not following Spider-man it makes your Spiderman and his Amazing Friends references kind of amusing. In the Spiderverse crossover they just killed the entire cast of the cartoon.

    Though to be fair the 60’s cartoon Spider-man and the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon are still alive and teaming up with Miles Morales. 🙂

  7. STomboy says:

    Is that Pete Wisdom cosplay, Rachel? Even if it is not, it just looks great.

    Good to know someone other than me likes this run of X-Force (It is just recognizing yourself in all these crazy people, and learning to cope from them) and Destiny too 🙂

  8. Maki P says:

    Spider-man and the X-men is out this week! Crap I live in the 3rd World, I can’t keep up.
    And what I can keep up is AXIS (extra-legally, comics are expensive in the 3rd World) and fuck, AXIS wants to destroy me. I literally only care about Evan in AXIS and I think he’s dead, Apocalypse killed him; and then he killed one of Evan’s only friends

    • Seth says:

      Maki…I’ll be honest I’ve read every issue of Axis and I keep feeling there were weird jumps between issues…but I think Apocalypse is just the morally-inverted Evan.

      So theoretically when they finally reverse this nonsense (or reveal it’s all happening inside the Red Skull’s head or something) Evan should be back.

  9. Betti says:

    Rachael, I love the outfit, but I would have paired it with my X-men tie. Bought it in the 90’s and it is delightful.

  10. Andy B says:

    Speaking of books tangentially related to X-men, is Uncanny Avengers any good?

    • NewtypeS3 says:

      It’s surprisingly solid. The concept isn’t bad – a “unity team” that has X-Men and standard Avengers running around together sounds fun. While it’s not random antics like AvX, the stories have been solidly enjoyable.

      Also, Remender doesn’t mind wrecking the world a few times to tell his stories. That alone is worth the price, really.

  11. discordinc says:

    Sixis really does have one of the worst comic book logo designs in recent memory.

  12. Evilgus says:

    You know, given the times, Mystique and Destiny could easily pop up in the upcoming Agent Carter series! They’d be excellent foils and with Mystique being a popular character from the films…

    Oh hang on, movie rights 🙁

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