Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

As Mentioned in Episode 144 – Giant-Size Special #5 (feat. Kid Apocalypse)

Listen to the episode here.


  • Best X-Writer: Dennis Hopeless
  • Best X-Artist: Alti Firmansyah
  • Best X-Colorist: David Curiel
  • Best Ongoing Series: All-New Wolverine
  • Best Miniseries: Worst X-Man Ever
  • Good Sport Award: Scott Koblish
  • Best Book Miles Wishes He Hadn’t Put Off Reading For This Long: Marjorie Liu’s X-23
  • Fun-Matters-More-Than-Good Award: X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Best Actual Wolverine Award: Jonathan the Actual Wolverine
  • Irene Adler Memorial Award for Most Anticipated Upcoming Book Or Series: Generation X
  • Cyclops Has A Good Day award: Cyclops had no good days.
  • Best Stealth X-Series: New Avengers
  • Kristafer Anka Award For Best Withering Sneer In An X-Book: Emma Frost in Inhumans vs. X-Men #1
  • Wet Noodle Award: The Noodle Incident
  • Making Lemonade Award: Inhumans vs. X-Men
  • Best Non-X Marvel Book: The Vision

CLASSIC CORBEAUS (for older X-material covered in the podcast during 2016)

  • Best Cover Ever Forever: Excalibur #4
  • Buried TreasureHavok & Wolverine: Meltdown
  • Why-Isn’t-This-Collected Award: X-Factor: Judgment War
  • Still Crying Award: New Mutants #64
  • The Unhand That Elf Award: “Unhand that elf!”
  • Better To Reign In Hell Award: Madelyne Pryor
  • You Tried Award: Illyana Rasputin
  • ABD Award: Havok, for still not finishing his dissertation


  • Still the Best Listeners of Any Podcast, Ever – You!


  • Find Kid Apocalypse on Twitter and Bandcamp!
  • Listen to Dennis Hopeless’s original, super-secret, censored version of the Noodle Incident in the cold open of Episode 104!
  • You can hear Scott Koblish’s rap battle with Jay in the cold open to Episode 105
  • …and his performance of Jay’s song about Summers continuity in the cold open to Episode 134!


  1. …Raaahhhne?of?Terrrraaa?? ;( BAH! that sucked when i read it. either of thsoe 1st 2 Wolv annuals or one shots, whaterver, are better then that one.

  2. Until I saw this “As Mentioned” I’d forgotten just how… umm… beneath-even-peasant-level the peasant garb is amongst the populace of Geshem. Burlap and sackcloth is one thing, but Doug The Peasant ™ seems to be wearing something between a monks habit, a ball gown and an actual sack, which doesn’t even seem practical. (and his mother is wearing a matching outfit, but her’s has a hood too, which doesn’t improve the ensemble much)

    I know they’re supposed to be dirt poor, but seeing what the gentry are wearing, I am left hoping that one of Queen Rahne’s first orders is some sort of better quality of workwear amongst her subjects.

  3. Thanks for covering this. I never knew this issue existed but I will track it down now as it seems cool and I loved the NM

    BTW, anyone prefer Adam Kubert over Andy?

  4. Technically, Judgment War was collected in Essential X-Factor v3. But then, it’s B&W newsprint, and probably out of print by now. Still, I cherish my copy.

    (I’m glad that we got the whole of pre-90s relaunch X-Men & X-Factor just before Marvel scrapped the program. Shame we never got New Mutants too, but I understand why it wasn’t practical with the Bill S. artwork.)

  5. Rahne of Terra was reprinted in 2014’s ‘Wolverine by Larry Hama & Marc Silvestri Volume 2’ (ironically, since it was by neither creator. The actual Hama and Silvestri issues in the trade are great too.) Once Peter David takes over X-Factor (on one of the best X-runs of all time), the Rahne puns just keep on coming, most memorably with Rahne’s World, Rahne Man, and Rahne and Simpy.

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