In which the 616 was inside Age of X all along; everyone is very sassy; an attempt at political commentary falls very flat; Wolfsbane kills a straw man; everything is better with Larry Stroman; the Rule of Cool is not transitive; X-Factor Quicksilver is the best Quicksilver; and some allegories are subtler than others.
- How to hide a universe
- “War and Pieces”
- X-Factor #76-78
- The Incredible Hulk #390-392
- Open-ended vs. trade pacing
- Rick Jones, professional tag-along
- The Eisenhower Doctrine
- The Reagan Doctrine
- The ethics of cannibalism
- Fictional pigeon aficionados
- As story that isn’t about abortion but is definitely about abortion
- X-Factor vs. due process
- A very hazardous game of tug-of-war
- Gratuitous X-planation
- An unnecessary but well-intended rescue attempt
- The death of Vic Chalker
- Irresponsible parenting
- The second generation of mutants
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