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In which Miles gets an etymology lesson; Nightcrawler is the most dateable guy in the X-Universe; Meggan is basically all the cryptids; Michael Higgins must be stopped; Alistair Stuart is terrible at adulting; we really hope Brian wasn’t too attached to that airplane; and in retrospect, there probably should have been a Spalding Gray joke in there somewhere.
- The Montesi Formula
- Excalibur #28-31
- The Gilded Lady
- The quintessential post-college experience
- The word “cooter”
- Relative gullibility
- A generally unacceptable issue
- Vampires, kind of
- Some uncomfortably colonial imagery
- Krakoa, Jr.
- The Vega Men
- The aftermath of Axis
- Colossus’s probable politics
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In which we welcome back Emergency Backup Co-Host Chris Sims; comics writers are basically supervillains; Cyclops is not here to have fun; Spider-Man flirts with objectivism; Murderworld is probably not financially sustainable; you should totally cosplay the Proletarian; Arcade may or may not secretly be the Archie Andrews of Earth-616; and Doctor Doom remains absolutely delightful.
- Captain Britain
- Francisco Scaramanga
- The vastly inferior Arcade of Earth-1610
- Uncanny X-Men #123-124, 146-147, 197
- Chris’s first X-Men
- A really sweet truck
- Spider-Man’s brief flirtation with objectivism
- What the X-Men do on their night off
- Hella nipples
- Miss Locke
- Mr. Chambers
- Marvel comics in the Marvel Universe
- A large number of elaborate deathtraps
- Soviet Nick Fury
- The Proletarian
- Phil and Tobe
- One way to celebrate your birthday
- Avengers Arena
- Miss Coriander
- The best non-X Arcade stories
- The end of
- Arcade at the Arcade
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Week of December 24, 2014
In which we sneak out of Christmas to review funnybooks, and Sixis finally (finally!) ends.
- All-New X-Factor #18 (0:33)
- Axis #9 (2:37)
- All-New X-Men Annual #1 (3:51)
- *Uncanny X-Men #29 (5:56)
- Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #7 (8:08)
- Cyclops #8 (10:24)
- Magneto #13 (12:16)
*Pick of the Week (14:31)
Week of December 17, 2014
In which it’s a good week for Iceman and Rachel is pretty much done with Sixis.
Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #4 (0:28)
Storm #6 (2:04)
Axis #8 (4:15)
Axis: Revolutions #4 (5:55)
*All-New X-Men #34 (8:50)
*Pick of the week (11:31)
Week of December 10, 2014
In which we face another eight-book week, Miles makes Nauck faces, and Leverage-but-in-the-1940s-and-starring-Mystique-and-Destiny is Rachel’s favorite imaginary TV show.
- X-Men #22 (00:48)
- Axis #7 (1:29)
- Spider-Man and the X-Men #1 (2:43)
- X-Force #13 (4:19)
- Nightcrawler #9 (5:33)
- *Amazing X-Men #14 (6:19)
- Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #6 (8:33)
- Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 (10:44)
*Pick of the Week (12:46)
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Week of December 3, 2014
In which everything is pretty okay, we guess.
- Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #3 (00:28)
- *Axis: Revolutions #3 (3:10)
- All-New X-Factor #17 (5:57)
*Pick of the week (9:32)
Special thanks to the eternally glam-as-hell Miz Moody for the use of her spangly shades.
Week of November 26, 2014
In which we really want a Nightcrawler-and-Northstar road-trip buddy movie and are guardedly optimistic about Cyclops.
Cyclops #7 (00:25)
*Amazing X-Men #13 (2:37)
Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #5 (6:06)
Wolverine and the X-Men #12 (8:48)
*Pick of the week (11:18)
Week of November 19, 2014
In which we examine the phenomenon of death-by-kinda-high-concept, Uncanny X-Men remains spectacular, and Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program is surprisingly solid.
- Axis #6 (0:31)
- Axis: Revolutions #2 (4:19)
- X-Force #12 (6:20)
- Storm #5 (8:12)
- *Uncanny X-Men #28 (10:35)
- Magneto #12 (13:51)
- Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #2 (15:38)
*Pick of the week (18:04)