Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

What I Did on My Summer Vacation, by Jay (Age 33)

The closest approximation of Havok’s powers in the standard emoji set is concentric hearts.

I discovered this a few months back, texting with the amazing Tea Fougner. “It kind of fits,” I remember typing. “I mean, the movie version has very Care Bear powers.”

There followed a Step 3, with a series of question marks; but by the end of the conversation, we had decided to make and exchange Summers Brothers Care Bears.

(I also ended up making a tiny Captain America bear, which astute readers will recognize as a panel-accurate replica of the Captain America bear Cyclops canonically owns, which appeared for one panel sometime in the late ’90s. Jean won it for him at a fair. Comics are great, y’all.)

ANYWAY, here are some process photos and notes. ENJOY!

UPDATE: Tea just sent me a slew of Havok Bear process photos and notes, so those will be up next week!

Also, since I forgot to link it initially, you can see both bears in action in this video review!



Jay & Tea Review the X-Men, Episode 93

Week of July 20, 2016:

In which we take the show on the road; Uncanny X-Men wraps up Apocalypse Wars; All-New Wolverine is a four-generation masterpiece; and Jay and Tea totally made Summers Bears.


  • Uncanny X-Men #10 (00:49)
  • *All-New Wolverine #10 (02:53)

*Pick of the Week (05:24)

Special thanks to Guest Co-Host and Partner in Bears Tea Fougner!

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