In which the moments of X-Universe are better than the whole; the code name “Dirigible” carries some inherent risks; Tony Stark is often more interesting without Iron Man; Clint Barton is no James Rhodes; there is somehow a Matt Murdock who makes even worse choices than the one from Earth-616; nobody should ever trust Mikhail Rasputin; and the baby’s name really doesn’t matter.
- J. Jonah Jameson’s stance on mutants
- A way to get cool stuff AND support Trans Lifeline
- X-Universe #1-2
- Gwen Stacy (Earth-295)
- Some really obnoxious white savior tropes
- The Marauders (Earth-295)
- How to waste Arcade
- Owl noises
- Tony Stark (Earth-295)
- Clint Barton and/or James Rhodes (Earth-295)
- Dr. Donald Blake (Earth-616)
- Dr. Donald Blake (Earth-295)
- Mikhail Rasputin (Earth-295)
- Ship, but not Ship
- Ben Grimm (Earth-295)
- Sue Storm (Earth-295)
- Bruce Banner (Earth-295)
- A great many overplayed references
- Matt Murdock (Earth-295)
- Manuel de la Rocha (Earth-295)
- Victor Von Doom (Earth-295)
- Marte and Rafe McGuffin
- The Upscale Program
- A very hazardous plan
- The Stryfe Force
- The dreams of Donald Blake
- A red herring named Frankie
- Augmented humans in a mutant-centric world
- How Wolverine communicates with animals
- How Professor X lost his hair
NEXT EPISODE: What-ifs and might-have-beens!
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In which Elle and Graeme save the day; Hank McCoy joins the real world (sort of) (briefly); Carl Maddicks may or may not be undead; academic discourse in the Marvel Universe leaves a few things to be desired; Steve Englehart is an unsung hero of X-Men; Mastermind lives up to his name; Warren Worthington has a good attitude about mutation; and Avengers Beast is the best Beast; and Graeme has strong feelings about Moira MacTaggert.
- The complex romantic life of Patsy Walker
- The increasingly terrible life choices of Hank McCoy
- Amazing Adventures #11-17
- Incredible Hulk #161
- Captain America #173-175
- Avengers #137, 144, & 178
- Marvel Team-Up #124
- Life after the X-Men
- The Brand Corporation
- Carl Maddicks (again)
- Vampire Secret Agent Linda Donaldson
- The dubious chemical cause of mutation
- Beast as proto-Wolverine
- Steve Englehart
- The high price of passing
- Several unusually realistic latex masks
- Norman Mailer’s Handbook for Unliberated Women
- Sad clowns
- Buzz Baxter
- Hellcat (Patsy Walker)
- Someone who might be Carole King, Indira Gandhi, or your sister (but isn’t)
- Questionable corporate practices
- Quasimodo (but not that one)
- Semantics of fur color
- The Griffin
- The Secret Empire
- Actual supervillain Richard Nixon
- Mimic (Cal Rankin)
- Avengers Auditions
- Best Beast stories
Special thanks to guest hosts Elle Collins & Graeme McMillan!
NEXT WEEK: Everything is terrible.
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