Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

As Mentioned in Episode 176 – My Flashback With Andre

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  1. Um, actually the girl in refrigerator trope was coined when referring to the murder of Kyle Rayners girlfriend not Hal Jordans

  2. I am excited to hear the State Fair comic reviewed, because as a kid who grew up a hundred miles out of Dallas in the 80s and 90s, I saw it at every comic, swap meet, con, etc I went to and I always lumped it in with the Teen Titans “say no to drugs” promo, the Supergirl comic about wearing a seatbelt, etc. By the time I was old enough to maybe want to read it for a laugh, it was a lot harder to find.

    1. Oh man, I had that Texas State Fair comic when I was a kid too, and read it cover to cover a lot of times (enough to recognize it just from the centaur panel). I think it may have been given out for free in the newspaper? It was actually the only X-Men comic that I owned for a long time, until I decided to subscribe to X-Factor.

  3. Just noticed that Marvel Unlimited now has “Rahne of Terra” available for digital view.

    You two planning on reviewing?

    Gotta love the Warlock and Doug cameos, as short as they were.

    And Mage/Cable doing his best Murtaugh impression.

  4. Man, there’s something about seeing Wolverine drawn very 90s in his classic blue-and-yellow that just screams “childhood” to me.

  5. Yes, the brighter, more garish costume, even though it’s a revival, feels very right for the ‘90s.

    The comics ‘90s, that is. One of the things that I’ve never quite gotten a grip on is how out-of-step the superhero*-comics of the ‘90s feel with the rest of the ‘90s. The brightness, the over-the-topness, the militaristic elements like straps and pouches, the heavy-metal touches like “Bloodwynd” and “Blüdhaven” — that all feels more ‘80s to me.

    I’m not sure how much of this is simply because I dropped out of reading superhero comics during the decade, so this wasn’t part of my personal ‘90s — but when you compare the way ‘90s superhero comics look and feel to quintessential genre products of the era like the X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer – even space operas like Babylon 5 and Deep Space 9, I think my feeling isn’t completely ungrounded.

    *Definitely superheroes, specifically, not American comics in general. Vertigo brown? That feels very ‘90s to me.

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