A Brief Heads-Up

Art by Russell Dauterman.

(Dauterman / Sotomayor)

Jay here!

A quick heads up: for the next few weeks I’ll be out of town, getting and then recovering from top surgery (Yay!).

Here’s what to expect:

PODCASTS: Business as usual! We’ve recorded ahead a few weeks out, and the splendid Elisabeth Allie is going to be filling in so that I can take a few consecutive weeks off. Miles will be handling the copy and visual companions for an episode or two; please be nice to him as he gets his sea legs.

VIDEO REVIEWS: Miles is flying solo while I’m in Florida! Depending on the concentration of books, video reviews will go up either weekly or every other week. Also, I stole the external mic so we could record episode 93, so, that might be a thing. SORRY, MILES!

EVERYTHING ELSE: Blog and social media will probably be pretty quiet for at least the first week; and you should expect significant delays on e-mail correspondence. If you need to get in touch with us about something time-sensitive between now and January 23, please e-mail xplainthexmen(at)gmail(dot)com with “ATTN: MILES” in the subject line.




  1. Icon_UK says:

    Hope the surgery goes as smoothly as you would hope Jay, and best wishes for your recuperation!

  2. Daniel S. says:

    You will be missed but I’m super happy for you. Congrats on this next step in your journey!

  3. Paul heaberlin says:

    Top surgery?

  4. just another listener says:

    Happy for you, Jay! Best wishes for a smooth surgery and speedy recovery!

  5. Ratters says:

    Best wishes for an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery!

  6. David Katzin says:

    Hope your surgery and recovery go well. I’m looking forward to Elizabeth Allie. Maybe I’m biased towards the Asgard episodes, but I liked her last time she appeared. I’m kind of curious what the captions of Miles’ companion images will sound. Will he be trying to approximate your witty snark or will they reflect his brand of genuine love of liking things?

  7. WizarDru says:

    Here’s hoping everything goes smoothly and as painlessly as possible!

  8. ray says:

    Be well, Jay! Hope the surgery go quickly without pain.

  9. BRANDOR says:

    Wow! All my best wishes for the surgery, and congrats!! In the mean time, thanks Miles for filling in. I always look forward to your videos, and especially the podcasts.

  10. Sam says:

    You’ll be missed, but I hope it’s all smooth sailing with your surgery! Wishing you the best.

  11. Justin says:

    Best wishes for a quick, easy recovery!

  12. Keith Frederick says:

    Good luck, Jay. I hope the surgery goes well.

  13. Neil Trichel says:

    Hope the surgery goes perfectly. Heal quick, Jay.

  14. Keran says:

    Good luck!

  15. David says:

    Be well; recover quickly. You’ll be missed, but we’ll be overjoyed when you’re back!

  16. Sam Williams says:

    Good luck.

  17. Jimmy says:

    Best wishes and hope for a speedy recovery 🙂

  18. Miles says:

    To confirm: I’ll be reviewing this week and next week’s comics together next week. That video should go up on the 21st or 22nd!

  19. Sean says:

    Best wishes on your surgery jay I hope everything goes perfect and that you have a swift recovery!!

  20. gary says:

    All the best in your surgery, Jay.

  21. Lauren says:

    Good luck and best wishes! 🙂

  22. Eisen-Mitternacht says:

    Same thing everyone up there said!

    Well, except Miles because I’m here as a well-wisher rather than a video comics reviewer. But everything else!

  23. AlexDumas says:

    Best wishes, Jay!

  24. Jen says:

    Best wishes!!

  25. Ggodo says:

    Good luck with Surgery, Jay. It’s always wierd to me to hear people x-plain X-Men without your voice. Recover well.

  26. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  27. Ryan says:

    We’ll miss you Jay and all hoping everything goes off without a hitch! You two are just the best and thanks for all that you do!

  28. Li Izumi says:

    Hope all is well with you, J, and for a speedy and painless recovery.

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