Elle Collins and I spend a lot of time talking about X-Men and the Marvel Universe, but this week, we did it on the record! R&MXtXM tends to be really continuity-crunchy and microfocused; being a guest on Into It was a really different (and really fun) chance to take a more macro look at comics and characters I love, starting with X-Men and ultimately sprawling into most of the Marvel Universe (with bonus Heathers, terrifying Franklin Richards, and more).
In which we welcome back Greg Rucka, Rachel makes a valiant effort to read Secret Wars, Earth-200500 is still the best Earth, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine is kind of dodgy, Ogūn is low-rent Mister Sinister, Miles talks about empathy, Greg has an Edna Mode moment, and we all love Kitty Pryde.
Kitty’s Fairy Tale
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1-6
Some really dodgy stuff
The best Kitties Pryde
Smart kids in fiction
Why we love Shadowcat
Point-of-entry characters and gender
Our favorite new podcast
Next Week: Cyclops is the worst at vacations.
You can find a visual companion to the episode – and links to recommended reading – on our blog.