Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

Rachel & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 71

Week of January 27, 2016:

In which Extraordinary X-Men should have started with #6; Worst X-Man Ever is remarkably self-aware; and Old Man Logan is the kind of thing you like if you like that kind of thing.


  • *Extraordinary X-Men #6 (00:27)
  • X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #4 (04:46)
  • Old Man Logan #1 (09:14)

*Pick of the Week (12:40)

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  1. I found EXM to be good. Not spectacular, not anything to change anyone’s mind. But good. The Iceman/Anole scene was good. And Illyana is always great. The series is definitely better than when it started. I will say that, if this was the opening arc, I would probably still be picking it up, instead of mooching from someone else. If it keeps this quality, I might start picking it back up.

    I love Sorrentino and Maiolo’s art in Old Man Logan. They’re fantastic. They do action and brutality well.

    Worst X-Men Ever is definitely a lot of fun.

  2. You mentioned that characterization for Magik hasn’t been done all that well since Claremont and Simonson’s stuff – I was wondering what you guys felt about Gillen’s work on her – specifically, towards the end of Avengers vs X-Men, when she reveals she could’ve just cut Colossus away from the Juggernaut powers anytime she wanted, she just wanted him to understand how much of a monster she was.
    Every appearance of her I’ve seen since has sort of been in context of that.
    (also this is slightly nitpicky and I apologize for that but I’m pretty certain Sapna is pronounced to rhyme with up-la.)

    1. I generally liked Gillen’s take on Illyana – especially the part you mentioned with Colossus – but for me, she felt like a different character than she used to be. (I suppose, technically she is given all the New X-Men stuff.) She’s a good Illyana, just not my Illyana.

  3. Welcome back, Jay! (I haven’t had time to read the X-books this week, but thought it was important to say that)

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