Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

As Mentioned in Episode 57 – Apocalypse Soon

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  1. My first guess about Vera’s appearance and behavior was that it was part of the long comics tradition of middle-aged creators trying and failing to depict youth culture, but Layton would only have been in his early 30s when these comics came out, and Guice was in his mid 20s.

    I am curious about the logistics of Warren wearing a bathrobe. Does he cut wing holes in them, or does he get them specially tailored?

  2. Just an FYI. Guice “rhymes with nice”.

    In the back of an issue of the Micronauts, Butch Guice did a page where he talked to the readers and mentioned how to pronounce his name.

  3. I know I’m waaay late on the commentary here…but having been a pre-teen during this era – my guess is that Vera’s appearance / depiction is meant to mock the growing “finding yourself” movement which was popular among young feminists and progressives in the late 1980s.

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