In which Nextwave is both canon and not-canon; Inferno officially begins; X-Terminators is basically a cartoon; Bill Gaines cannot catch a break; Artie and Leach are superbabies; Takeshi Matsuya is fantastic; you should probably never take our advice about anything; Boom Boom is pretty good at superhero costume design; Walter Peck was right; Miles still won’t stop saying that one line about stealing a baby; N’astirh is no pigeon; and “No Mutant Is an Island” is a patently inaccurate statement.
- The Beyond Corporation
- The Defilers
- X-Terminators #1-4
- The first 35 issues of X-Factor, briefly
- Two teams with the same name
- Fredric Wertham
- Bill Gaines
- A boarding school that may or may not be Phillips Exeter Academy
- Saint Simon’s Academy
- Wiz Kid (Takeshi Matsuya)
- Medical advice from goblins
- The Goblin Buster
- Metareferential snack food
- RadSport Sport Fashion Outfitters
- An exceptionally specific Ghostbusters reference
- Helen and Tim
- Dubious spell semantics
- How not to incorporate a crossover into a miniseries, and vice versa
- “No Mutant Is an Island”
- A brief history of Magneto’s helmet
- Definitive Magnetos
NEXT WEEK: The fall of Magik.
Special thanks to multiversal metacontinuity wizard Al Ewing for the last-minute assist on the cold open!
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