Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

As Mentioned in Episode 145 – Remy & ‘Ro

Listen to the episode here.


  1. Hey guys, what ever happened to Storm’s ancestral ruby? I remember hearing about it but no one has really touched on it in years. Care to X-plain that one?

    1. I think it was a heretofore perfectly ordinary ruby randomly turned into one of a set that could open dimensional portals in the 00’s X-Treme X-Men. Don’t think it’d been used for anything fancy prior to that, or since.

  2. Wait, BWS and BS teamed up to do an issue of Excalibur!?! I guess I must have given up on the series during the never-ending Cross Time Caper, because I can’t believe I could have forgotten that combo even if the issue was terrible. Pretty sure BS was my favorite artist in 1990, I certainly knew who he was (from Doctor Zero, don’t think I ever really registered his name during his New Mutants run).

    Also, I’ve got to admit I think I started regularly buying the X-men again when Jim Lee took over. For all its faults, it really was fun art, and that seemed to translate over to the stories. Flip side, I hated the Shadow King stuff. He’d already worn out his welcome with me by that storyline with Karma in NM, and Claremont’s attempt to make him the biggest villain of the X-world really grated.

  3. that was REALLY interesting, about the alternative gambit origin/etc sytory, that they didnt end up using! id never heard that b4.
    X-TRA good ep! nice one guys

  4. Looking at the original comic, in the panel where Ororo’s dad is turning into Reisz, his skin is white, the same shade as Reisz’s. It’s even more terrifying because the transformation is more jarring. And because other reasons that could probably be explored in greater depth.

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