In which we relax our definition of X-book; we really want Sunspot to grow a mustache; Miles gets an excuse to say “shillelagh”; Bill the Lobster goes on a rampage; and Fallen Angels is really, really, really wonderful.
Fallen Angels #1-8
Assembling a team
Sunspot as a point-of-view character
Compassion as a superpower
Da Costa’s Devils vs. Ma Guthrie’s Gorillas
An unfortunate incident
Somewhat harsh student evaluations
The moral compass of Magnum, P.I.
Warlock and Sunspot as mutual foils
Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox) and several notable duplicates
Siryn (Theresa Cassidy)
The Fallen Angels
The Marvel Girl Fan Club
Fallen Angels as a spiritual antecedent to Runaways
The tragic death of Don the Lobster
Fallen Angels II
How to party like Dr. Doom
Doom Patrol vs. X-Men
NEXT WEEK: A Sinister debut.
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In which we answer 45 straight minutes of your questions and alienate everyone with our answer to Jean vs. Emma, Miles is probably too nice to win in a fight, we are really into The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Rachel is the Vega to Miles’s Shepard, Excalibur is awesome, you should stop punching the DNA, Wolverine is Rogue, Longshot is the prettiest man, and Professor X is a pufferfish.
Who would win in a fight
The Rachel & Miles Fastball Special
Backissues, collections, and where to find them
Rachel Summers (more) (again)
Non-X stuff we’re into
X-Force versus the Comics Code Authority
How to keep track of crossovers
The Siege Perilous
Jean vs. Emma
Some good Nightcrawler and Iceman stories
The Glammest Timeline
Best and worst code names
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