In which “wolves” proves a remarkably broad category in the 616; we at least nominally wrap up X-Cutioner’s Song; Stryfe could really use a style guide; we issue our first-ever music challenge; Jubilee is an agent of chaos; Gambit’s powers are a metaphor; Charles Xavier has a complicated relationship to disability; the quality of Jay’s penmanship is a matter of official record; Boom Boom is a remarkably good costume designer; Cannonball comes into his own as a leader; and every “WHAT?!” you hear on this show is fresh and original.
- Wolves, to a very limited extent
- Jay & Miles (kinda) at NYCC
- X-Cutioner’s Song
- Stryfe’s Strike File
- Uncanny X-Men #297
- X-Force #19
- A gentle bird caught in a swirling tornado of lust and desperation
- Shades of me
- Shades of you
- Shades of them
- Our first-ever music challenge
- Some foreshadowing
- A very nice hug
- The one good side effect of Stryfe’s technoorganic virus
- Charles Xavier vs. disability politics
- Several practical jokes in very poor taste
- Teacher-student bonding
- An excellent epithet
- Some lettering choices
- An extended Hail Caesar riff
- The Clooney Scale
- An enduring mystery
- Clone powers
- Exclamatory logistics
NEXT EPISODE: Hey, remember Excalibur?
MUSIC CHALLENGE: Write and record a song based on or using text from Stryfe’s Strike File (or any of his rants from X-Cutioner’s Song)! Send your masterpieces (or links to ’em) to xplainthexmen(at)gmail(dot)com, with the subject STRYFE SONG!
Check out the visual companion to this episode on our blog!
Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men is 100% ad-free and listener supported. If you want to help support the podcast–and unlock more cool stuff–you can do that right here!