Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

Rachel & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 68

Week of December 23, 2015:

In which What Cyclops Did has basically become the Noodle Incident; Colossus’s beard is the true hero of Extraordinary X-Men; and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is just spectacularly delightful.


  • Extraordinary X-Men #4

Pick of the Week: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3

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  1. I’m still finding EXM really bland and mediocre. My favourite Sinister is the Gillen version, and I’m disappointed Lemire didn’t carry on that take. But the real problem is Iceman’s joke about Storm “getting into this leadership thing.” What the hell is that even supposed to mean? That came across as just really condescending and insulting. Like she hasn’t been the leader since the early ’80s.

    By the way, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl actually came out last week. This week did have Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, and Hellcat.

  2. Jay and Miles, thanks as always, for the reviews. I agree with you guys that Extraordinary X-Men is getting better. I also loved Iceman in this issue. I’m excited about the *big reveal* at the end of the issue, as well as about the possibility of a heartwarming conversation between Iceman and Victor. I’m not sure how I feel about the Sinister plot yet, because honestly, I haven’t read stories wit him. (Basically, I know what you guys have discussed on the podcast). But we’ll see how it goes.

  3. Is there a character who has a power like in Paycheck/”for want of a nail” where they have the one little thing they need in that situation? That’s what I wanted Longshot’s powers to be, I think it’s more interesting than just luck.

    1. The closest I can kind of think of would be Honey Lemon from the comic version of Big Hero 6. She’s got the Power Purse, which she can reach into to grab things she needs. Including, at one point, grabbing some kind of gadget out of Mr. Fantastic’s Andromeda Galaxy lab, which he declared to be at least six kinds of impossible.

      That’s the only character I can think of, though.

  4. Can we all assume that Miles does all the same nodding, gesturing and all-around mugging when Jay is talking even when the cameras AREN’T on? I just picture him doing the same kind of nodding and smiling whoever I listen to the podcast and don’t hear him saying anything. Love it!

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