In which Glen Danzig was the most popular Wolverine fancast for a weirdly long time; breasts have physical mass; the Shi’ar empire is not your friend; Deathbird should not be left in charge of anything alive; Jubilee learns about privilege; Sinister is not subtle; plasma is the new magnetism; Scott and Jean return from the future; and Nick Fury probably sews his name into the waistband of all his underpants.
- Some guy from Earth-1610
- X-Men: Unlimited #5
- X-Men #34-35
- Shi’ar sexting
- A rude awakening (literal)
- Rococo Stryfe
- Some uncomfortable fashion choices
- Definitely nude Charles Xavier
- Shi’ar imperial bullshit
- A very impressive headdress
- Reality TV… in space!
- A rude awakening (metaphorical)
- Shi’ar childhood
- A total dick move
- Another total dick move
- Beast’s brief tenure as field leader of the X-Men
- The return of Threnody
- The titles of several sex tapes
- High-tech spelunking
- Sinister’s secret DNA library
- Controversial outfits
- Nick Fury’s stuff
- Sunset Grace
- The racism inherent to Evan Sabahnur’s background
- A question we’ve answered before and will probably answer again
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In which Jean commits genocide, the Shi’ar are total dicks (again), we have feelings about X-Men #137, Claremont and Byrne do what they do best, shit gets real on the moon, Kitty joins the team, and the Dark Phoenix Saga concludes.
- The Kree
- The Terrigen Mist
- The Dark Phoenix
- Cameos with cosmic implications
- The Phoenix event horizon
- Establishing scale
- Psychic battles
- The winged never-nudes of the Marvel Universe
- Danger-room exposition
- The Shi’ar’s really dubious justice system
- Why X-Men #137 is the definitive issue of X-Men
- The power of friendship
- Quiet moments
- The blue area of the moon
- The best last stand
- Moon vandalism
- The Phoenix Retcon
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