In which Havok goes surfing; Malice eats a poodle; Strong Guy’s ex is a big jerk; Sinister’s gotta Sinister; and Miles learns about a meme.
- The Puppet Master
- X-Factor #103-105
- Comparative Summers brooding
- Perks of being a mutant geologist and/or geophysicist
- Malice and Polaris’s complicated history
- A somewhat convoluted plan
- Several reasons to go to Rhinebeck, NY
- The extended Carosella family
- Candy stripers
- Mary, who is a big jerk
- A Sinister entrance
- The Nasty Boys (more) (again)
- Karate pants
- 14-year-old Chris Gethard’s feelings about Jamie Madrox
- Ionic vampirism
- Misguided vengeance
- Pushing back against whitewashing in comics
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In which Chris Claremont defines the X-Universe; Sunfire quits the team (again); Nightcrawler is the best; the narrator is nobody’s friend; Colossus is a good kid; Cyclops has a long series of bad days; everyone is a bondage Viking; Rachel is a space pedant, we meet the Phoenix, and Wolverine is the Batman of Marvel.
- Polaris’s kinda-powers
- Our first crossover event
- How much we love you
- Chris Claremont, and why he’s the definitive X-writer
- Comics In Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men
- Why Nightcrawler is the best point-of-view character
- The long game
- Tom Orzechowski’s dimension-folding lettering skills
- The malicious narrator
- Count Nefaria
- Sliding-scale ransom
- The life, death, and occasional reanimation of Thunderbird
- The care and feeding of cairns
- Erik the Red
- Quiet moments
- Sentinels and X-Sentinels
- Steven Lang
- The (first) death and return of Jean Grey
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Next week: Leprechauns!