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Rachel & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 49

Week of August 12, 2015

In which Esad Ribic is the best at Doom; Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde is the best at fun; and you are probably underestimating the importance of colorists.

REVIEWED:

  • Secret Wars #5 (00:58)
  • *Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #2 (05:16)
  • Year of Future Past #4 (08:08)

*Pick of the Week (12:45)

NOTE: To the best of our knowledge, no actual murder has occurred in the Murder Basement. It’s just kind of generally terrifying.


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Rachel Reviews the X-Men, Episode 48

Week of August 5, 2015:

In which we introduce Castle Sexy Dracula and (briefly) lose Miles to a scheduling S.N.A.F.U.; the kids are pretty into Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX; we’re pretty into X-Men ’92; and whether or not you’re pretty into Age of Apocalypse will probably depend on when you started reading X-Men.

REVIEWED:

  • Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #3 (00:59)
  • *X-Men ’92 Infinite Comic #6 (2:43)
  • Age of Apocalypse #2 (5:16)

*Pick of the week (7:04)


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Rachel & Miles Review the X-men, Episode 47

Week of July 22, 2014:

In which Uncanny X-Men concludes, E for Extinction gets awesome, Peter Quill is totally a Disney prince, and Rachel and Miles prepare to move to CASTLE SEXY DRACULA.

REIVEWED:

  • Uncanny X-Men #35 (1:08)
  • *E is for Extinction #2 (4:31)
  • Magneto #20 (6:06)
  • X-Men ’92 Infinite Comic #5 (9:09)
  • Old Man Logan #3 (11:56)
  • Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #1 (15:24)

*Pick of the week (17:09)


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Miles Reviews the X-Men, Episode 45

Week of July 8, 2015:

In which Cassandra Nova is the stuff of nightmares, Inferno remains stellar, Age of Apocalypse is a blast from the past, and everything is late because Rachel is in Alaska (sorry!).

REVIEWED:

  • Age of Apocalypse #1 (0:39)
  • *Inferno #3 (3:22)
  • X-Men ’92 Infinite Comic #4 (5:28)
  • Alaska (10:29)

*Miles’s pick of the week (7:57)


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Rachel & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 44

Week of July 1, 2015

In which there are suddenly a lot of books; stuff goes down in Secret Wars; Giant-Size Little Marvel remains delightful; and Doc Sampson trumps noir Wolverine.

REVIEWED:

  • Secret Wars #4 (0:43)
  • X-Tinction Agenda #2 (3:46)
  • Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX #2 (5:46)
  • *Years of Future Past #2 (7:25)
  • Secret Wars Journal #3 (8:58)

*Pick of the week (10:20)

Check out our rundown of the recently announced post-Secret Wars X-lineup here!


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Rachel & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 43

Week of June 24, 2015 –

In which the fact that we’re biased doesn’t mean we’re not also right; we disagree about which Silent Hill game makes the best metaphor for E is for Extinction; and Miles probably does not actually have the Legacy Virus.

REVIEWED:

  • Uncanny Avengers #5 (3:01)
  • *X-Men ’92 Infinite Comic #3 (5:17)
  • E Is for Extinction #1 (7:18)

*Pick of the Week (13:20)


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Rachel and Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 42

Week of June 17, 2015 –

In which force lightning is probably gratuitous, Old Man Logan continues to be intriguing, and we continue to be huge dorks.

REVIEWED:

  • Magneto #19 (00:26)
  • Old Man Logan #2 (03:37)

Pick of the Week: Thors #1 (05:12)


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Rachel & Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 40

Week of June 3, 2015 –

In which one series ends better than another, Marguerite Bennett is your god now, and Secret Wars continues to be a suspiciously well-constructed summer event.

REVIEWED:

  • Wolverines #20 (00:49)
  • All-New X-Men #41 (6:37)
  • Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #1 (11:04)
  • *Years of Future Past #1 (12:44)
  • Secret Wars #3 (16:34)
  • X-Tinction Agenda #1 (21:03)

*Pick of the Week (23:34)


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As Mentioned in Episode 59 – X is for Xtinction, with Chris Sims & Chad Bowers

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59 – X is for Xtinction, with Chris Sims & Chad Bowers

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 6/7/2015 in the shop, or contact David for the original.
Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 6/7/2015 in the shop, or contact David for the original.

In which Chris and Chad teach us to stop worrying and love the ‘90s; the line between parody and homage is thin and flexible; everything happens at the mall; no one wants to play volleyball with Cyclops; and we totally fail to resolve the question, “Does a mall babe eat chili fries?”

WARNING: This episode contains minor spoilers for X-Men ’92 #1.

X-PLAINED:

  • The Westchester Wars
  • Battleworld
  • X-Men ’92 #1
  • Digital vs. print pacing
  • A continuity error
  • Narrative restrictions of Battleworld
  • The actual X-Men of 1992 (and the post-Claremont X-Universe)
  • X-Men Adventures
  • X-Men Collector’s Edition
  • Mutatant Genesis
  • X-Cutioner’s Song
  • Early Deadpool
  • Piecing together the Marvel Universe from trading cards
  • The X-Men animated series
  • Concurrent and complimentary adaptation
  • Cassandra Nova ‘92
  • The fine line between homage and parody
  • Definitive story arcs of the 1990s

NEXT WEEK: Rachel Summers and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


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