Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

427 – Standard Deviation

In which we have grown to love Adam Pollina; the Vanisher is delightfully awful; Ekaterina Gryaznova gets a new look; Domino rejoins X-Force; superheroes actually have a conversation instead of fighting; Cannonball rejoins X-Force; we don’t even remember recording this one; and something cool is coming (stay tuned).


  • Arcadia DeVille
  • The Deviants
  • X-Force #81-84
  • What’s been up with X-Force
  • The goddess Pele and the heart thereof
  • Beachwear
  • An episode of The Brady Bunch
  • Krotok the Lava Man
  • Lava Men, in general
  • Gortokians
  • Jinku the Lava Man
  • A diabolical plan
  • Jesse Aaronson (Bedlam) (but not that one)
  • Terry and/or Christopher Aaronson
  • The Aguilar Institute
  • The Griffin (Ekaterina Gryaznova, again)
  • Infinite Guthries
  • Ulysses Dragonblood
  • Odysseus Indigo
  • Lucas Wyndham
  • M.U.S.E. (Mutant Underground Support Engine)
  • A very Summers situation
  • Foreshadowing
  • Whether Shard can (and should) be resurrected by the Five
  • Accidental foreshadowing

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  1. The timing of the questions at the end of this episode are serendipitous. I just listened to the episode closing off Inferno with Sam Humphries and it’s interesting that two of the things discussed kind of worked their way into the recent Dark Web event. One was J. Jonah Jameson leading demons and the other was a more anti-hero approach to Madylene Pryor. Does it count as precognition or is it just a case of this podcast being that influental? Or. and I consider this more likely, just writers who share the same feelings as some of us longtime X-Fans about what would be fun for these characters?

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