Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

Rachel and Miles Review the X-men, Episode 30

Week of March 18, 2015

In which Magneto remains magnificent, Cyclops pretty much ends, some very important canon is confirmed, and we can’t believe we’ve done THIRTY of these.


  • All-New X-Men #39 (0:58)
  • Guardians Team-Up #3 (2:25)
  • *Magneto #16 (4:21)
  • Wolverines #11 (7:01)
  • Cyclops #11 (9:03)
  • Storm #9 (11:04)

*Pick of the Week (13:23)

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  1. Spider-Man lives a life of full of regrets.

    So, how much of what Fang is saying is utter lies and bullshit? It just seems weird for such a powerful being to be introduced just now, make all of these revelations, and judge all these people when he, himself, is clearly such a joyful irredeemable asshole. Bet he’s really the Beyonder coming back just in time for Secret Wars.

  2. I know this is a bit off topic, but Rachel, you’ve had some pretty rad ensembles before, but you were *really* rocking the minimalist androgyny this week.

    1. At one point I busted out laughing at the juxtaposition between Rachel using her serious voice to say serious things about a comic and the ridiculous cyberpunk shades. Kudos.

  3. I disagree with Rachel about ANXM 39 – I unreservedly love Sorrentino/Maiolo’s art. The are so, so many great layouts and facial expressions and postures that I can forgive the occasional confusingly blue Jean here and there.

    Not my favorite week overall, but ANXM and Magneto really killed it. I didn’t realize until Rachel mentioned it, but Magneto really is SO strongly defined by Bellaire’s colors. More than the writing or pencils, the page-by-page color schemes end up being the first thing I go to when I think about the comic.

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