In which Abs-lantis will not be denied; “slightly traumatized” is basically the default state of Xavier’s original students; we pick up the slack for Nicieza; Banshee and Moira MacTaggert probably have an active and varied love life; Xavier miscounts the X-Men; we look back over the Claremont/Simonson era of the X-Universe; and Jay makes a case for the re-resurrection of Jean Grey.
The conclusion of the Muir Island Saga
Uncanny X-Men #280
Cool orange spacesuits that make you immune to telepathy
Off-brand Magneto hats
Literary terrors of our childhoods
Agents DeMarco & Heacock (R.I.P.)
Casual use of nuclear weaponry
The end of the Shadow King
The most dysfunctional timeline
Uncanny X-Men #200-278
The case for an eclectic X-Universe
Resurrections, and when they do and don’t work
NEXT EPISODE: Ed Piskor’s Grand Design
The visual companion to this episode will be up sometime before the end of 2017, by which point Jay’s lungs will hopefully be working again. Yay?
(Seriously, though, fuck this cold. Fuck this cold so much.)
In which Franklin Richards is definitely a normal human meat child; Thing’s code-name is delightfully ambiguous; your kids are probably robot sailors; it’s always a Doombot; Rachel accidentally identifies with Reed Richards; all dramatic roads lead to Latveria; and superheroes are terrible at conflict resolution.
Rachel & Miles at Rose City Comic Con
Rachel & Miles X-Plain the X-Men LIVE
Fantastic Four Versus the X-Men #1-4
The best hugs in the biz
The Fantastic Four
Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
Invisible Woman (Susan Richards)
Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
Thing (Ben Grimm)
Special dreams (but not that kind)
Alicia Masters (sort of)
Dubiously informative cover art
The doomed frenemyship of Reed Richards and Victor von Doom
Varyingly competent parenting
An awful lot of incidental nudity
Ethics of super-science
Dubious conflict-resolution skills
Human Torch costume logistics
Dr. Doom’s history with Magneto
Relative roles and themes of Marvel teams
NEXT WEEK: X-Factor still hasn’t really gotten the hang of doors.
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