In which we take a substantial detour; Minipax is no Raul Julia; Corsair tries (and fails) to retire; everything is cooler in space; vengeance is more of a vocation than a career; the Starjammers win an intergalactic war with a slide show; and we pitch some television.
Mister Sinister’s X-Gene
The Starjammers (more) (again)
Magneto vs. Magento
Several major galactic powers
Sharra and K’ythri
The Uncreated (again)
Chaff mirror throwers
Several character developments which later will be ignored
A frustratingly pat resolution
Longshot vs. Domino
X-books and teams we’d like to see adapted for television
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In which Spotlight on Starjammers is basically a RPG module; Jay may or may not have developed superpowers; artfully tattered clothing is a Summers family tradition; the Starjammers kill a planet; Raza may or may not be super progressive; and Professor X dies (again).
Spotlight on Starjammers #1-2
The Starjammers (more) (again)
The space plank
The Groff System
Vam & Mer
Cr’eee’s dubious past
Several really on-the-nose planets
A critical comma
The expected endurance of the Starjammer
A Shi’ar imperial poop fight
An entirely gratuitous superhero slugfest
Several dropped plot threads
Our thoughts on ResurrXion
Creative teams vs. characters
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Proof that Miles does, in fact, have a Corsair costume.
I’m not sure there’s any scene from X-Men that’s been redrawn as frequently as this one. (Guardians of the Galaxy #12)
Corsair’s first appearance in X-Men #104
Look at these glorious weirdos. LOOK AT THEM. (X-Men #107)
Make good choices, Jean. (X-Men #107)
The best scene in X-Men, ever. (X-Men #114)
Sometimes Scott Summers is not the brightest crayon in the box. (X-Men #114)
Cyclops is the worst at hugs. (Uncanny X-Men #391)
Dude has a point. (Uncanny X-Men #391)
Reports of Corsair’s death have been somewhat exaggerated. (All-New X-Men #23)
Scott has questions. (Guardians of the Galaxy #12)
Aw, kiddo. (Guardians of the Galaxy #12)
Remember when you were sixteen, and everything was super serious, and your not-quite girlfriend got kidnapped by space birds and put on trial for the crimes that her past-future adult self committed by possessed by a cosmic force? (Guardians of the Galaxy #13)
Remember when you were sixteen, and everything was super serious, and also your dad was a space pirate? (Cyclops #1)
Key party in Shi’ar space!. (Cyclops #1)
Hepzibah and Corsair are one of the great unsung romances of the Marvel universe. (Cyclops #1)
Grown-up Cyclops finds out about the new Cyclops ongoing series. (All-New X-Men #26)
In which death is a revolving door, we really liked Days of Future Past, space pirates are the best pirates, Vulcan is (still) the worst, Miles has a Corsair costume, Lilandra has lovely plumage, no one knows how to pronounce “M’Kraan,” we studiously avoid discussing the Phoenix force, Saurids speak Hebrew, Raza Longknife’s name is a bit on the nose, Rachel is the worst at hugs, Greg has a ‘ship, and we all kind of identify with Cyclops.
The Starjammers (and how to pronounce their names)
The Neremani Dynasty
The secret origins of the Starjammers
Why Hepzibah talks like that
The Rule of Cool
Cyclops’s dubious deductive skills
The All-New, All-the-Same X-Men
Cyclops vs. Scott
Rachel’s convention sketchbook
Greg’s Kitty Pryde feelings
An exceptionally vivid threat
Key parties in space
The greatest romance of the Marvel Universe
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