In which evil robots are fundamentally more optimistic than climate change; Ozymandias could probably use a new hobby; Wolverine goes full Kate Beaton; “Luck Be a Lady” would be a kickass hymn; Shard gets a body (kinda); and the X-Men definitely do that.
Some of Stryfe’s team-ups
Fatal Attractions (briefly)
X-Cutioner’s Song (briefly)
Genesis / Tolliver / Tyler Dayspring
Several other individuals named Genesis
Lost noses, historical and fictional
Uncanny X-Men #332
Uncanny X-Men Annual 1996
Zoe Culloden (The Expediter)
Wolverine, golden retriever
An Elektra cameo
Bishop and Shard (again)
The return of Preacher
The Hound (again)
Krakoan team niches
What heroes do
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CONTENT NOTE: Episode 113 contains fairly extensive discussions of fictional violence, including gun violence. If you don’t want to listen to that right now, that is absolutely okay. If you want to listen to it later, it’ll still be here. And if you never want to listen to it, that is absolutely okay, too.
We were on the fence about whether to post this episode today. We ultimately decided to go ahead, for two reasons:
There’s value in routine in the face of tragedy.
There are times when continuing to exist visibly and publicly is itself an act of defiance.
Love and solidarity to everyone who’s grieving right now, and especially to our Florida friends and family, and to fellow members of the queer community.
-Jay & Miles
EPISODE 113: PLAY IT AGAIN, PATCH
In which Wolverine gets an ongoing series; the constitution of Madripoor is probably just a list of pulp noir genre conventions; Tyger Tiger is a kinder, gentler crimelord; Jessica Drew gets possessed a lot; the Silver Samurai and Lindsay McCabe are our dream team; Joe Fixit is a font of endless delight; and someone should probably sit Wolverine down and explain how disguises work.
The other Murasama
Life after Inferno
The Princess Bar
The hierarchy of Casablanca references
What makes a good solo series
Wolverine’s signature drink
Silver Samurai (again)
Bloodsport & Roughouse
Archie Corrigan and his plane
Landau, Luckman, & Lake
General Nguyen Ngoc Coy
Prince Baran and His Remarkable Pants
The worst possible way to celebrate someone’s birthday
NEXT EPISODE: Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown!
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