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In which ballistics get weird; Black Air is no W.H.O.; we have surprisingly mixed feelings about Pete Wisdom and Kitty Pryde as a couple; there is an actual creepy clown bar in Portland; blood eagles are excessively ostentatious; the Uncreated just want to be cool; and Rory Campbell continues his descent into supervillainy.
- The Forever Man
- Turner D. Century
- Excalibur #87-90
- Excalibur (more) (again)
- Genosha (more) (again)
- Some extremely confusing bullets
- Philip Moreau
- Jenny Ransome
- Black Air
- Dream Nails
- Spy bars
- Foundations of Kitty Pryde and Pete Wisdom’s relationship
- Work/life separation
- A creepy clown bar
- Easy Tiger
- Blood eagles
- A virus and/or bacteria
- The Uncreated
- Gor the God-Butcher
- Data security
- Rory Campbell vs. Spoor
- How the X-Men got their name
- Terrigen toxicity
NEXT EPISODE: Starjammers!
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LINKS & FURTHER ENRICHMENT:
- FLAMECON IS ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY! COME SEE US! WE ARE DELIGHTFUL!
- As Jay mentioned in this episode, The Ren & Stimpy Show was created by a really fucking terrible person. (CW: child abuse, predatory grooming, and a whole bunch of other horrific stuff.)
- You can get the skinny on Jenny Ransome and Philip Moreau in Episode 99 – Those Who Walk Away from Genosha.
In which nobody wears the pants in the X-Plain family; Havok is a remarkably okay boss; Polaris may want to find a new doctor; Quicksilver has no time for your nonsense; we are very conditionally okay with resurrections; and if you spoil Season 5 of Steven Universe for Miles, we will never ever ever forgive you.
- Jay & Miles at FlameCon
- Advantages of recording remotely
- X-Factor #81-83
- What Genosha’s been up to
- An impassioned speech
- An unfortunate accident
- Yet another return(ish) of Sauron
- Chain of command
- Yet another justification for the name of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
- Phantazia (again)
- Immovable vs. unstoppable
- What you do on a boat
- When Havok still cared
- “The Mutant Rap”
- Adventures in New York
- How to bond with Quicksilver
- An angry mob
- A derailed storyline
- The ignominious death of Rick Chalker
- Our opinions on the revolving door of death
- X-Men vs. electronics
- Superheroes from the Balkans
- Theoretical X-Men and Steven Universe team-ups
NEXT EPISODE: X-Editor Jordan D. White!
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In which the podcast gets a new name; Jay starts (another) imaginary band; mutant issues break away from the metaphor; Genosha’s leading industry is cognitive dissonance; invisibility to electronic surveillance is not always a plus; Rogue and Wolverine are the X-Men most likely to find themselves nude in a fight; Carol Danvers is awesome even when disembodied; and we both have a lot of feelings about Mad Max: Fury Road.
- The Havok dilemma
- Our new name
- Uncanny X-Men #235-238
- Jenny Ransome
- The Press Gang
- A really good bit of vintage slang
- The downside of electronic invisibility
- Naked teleportation
- The Genegineer (David Moreau)
- Philip Moreau
- The (sort of) return of (sort of) Carol Danvers
- The portmanteaus of Genosha
- Moral binary in superhero comics
- Possible antecedents of Sterling Archer
- The only good reason to bring Logan back
- Several versions of Madelyne Pryor
- “Gone to America”
- Off-page baby theft
- How to have fun re-reading
- This week, it’s all about Madelyne Pryor: her first contact with N’astirh and escalating romance with Havok; the first hints of her connection to Mister Sinister; her oblique connection to the Phoenix Force; and her first foray into baby theft!
NEXT EPISODE: Chris Claremont
CORRECTION: In this episode, Miles mentioned Those Who Walk Away From Omelas as having been written by Margaret Atwood. It was, of course, actually written by Ursula K. LeGuin. Miles blames the Jaspers Warp for this mistake.
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