In which the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning should really be the setting of a stoner comedy; Garrabed Bashur’s brain is probably 90% porn by now; the tide always takes the castle; William Drake remains terrible; Adam X the X-Treme deserved better; Jay pitches a series; disability is not a boolean and exclusively medically-defined state; and we are all about some weird X-Men tie-in products.
Mariko Yoshida in the afterlife
Some upcoming X-books
Uncanny X-Men #319
Many unhealthy coping mechanisms
Commcast (Garabed Bashur)
An exceptionally resonant callback
The domestic dynamics of the Drake household
The remarkably poignant return of Adam X the X-Treme
The opposite of a Jack London story
An unlikely intergenerational frienship
A novel use of a novel superpower
Mutation as and intersecting with disability
X-Men tie-in products we’d like to see
NEXT EPISODE: X-Factor fills in!
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In which it has been a pretty intense month; there is a lot to unpack about Psylocke; we are confused by hip teen lingo; Cyclops definitively lacks game; organized crime is anything but; and the mystery of the third Summers brother officially begins.
How the Maximoffs joined the Avengers
X-Cutioner’s Song fallout
An X-ceptionally convoluted set of retcons
How not to repair an airplane
One way to get out of an awkward conversation
Several Betsys Braddock
Dubiously organized crime
Awkward family conversations
Twin Peaks Season 3
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In which everything is terrible; miscommunication triangles are way more awkward than love triangles; Boom Boom is universally delightful; Miles has feelings about ‘80s fashion; Apocalypse is judging your band posters; X-Factor still hasn’t gotten the hang of doors; Cyclops’s life continues to be an anxiety dream; the Twelve are better in foreshadowing than practice; and Angel dies as he lived: half-naked, at an airport.
The evolution of Angel
X-Factor so far
A miscommunication triangle
Boom Boom (Tabitha Smith)
Rachel’s Marc Silvestri causality loop
Boom Boom vs. Jubilee
Master Mold (more) (again)
NEXT WEEK: Technoorganic blues!
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In which Cassandra Nova is the stuff of nightmares, Inferno remains stellar, Age of Apocalypse is a blast from the past, and everything is late because Rachel is in Alaska (sorry!).
Age of Apocalypse #1 (0:39)
*Inferno #3 (3:22)
X-Men ’92 Infinite Comic #4 (5:28)
*Miles’s pick of the week (7:57)
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