For more Kris Anka, Russell Dauterman, sassy Emma Frost, space abs, and Adam X, click through to the visual companion to Episode 27!

Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Episode 27 – NYCC 2014 Special with Kris Anka and Russell Dauterman »

In which we sit down with two of our favorite X-artists for an hour of continuity, character design, and a lot of wine; Corsair is the coolest; Emma Frost is a secret viewpoint character; Bishop is the anti-Booster Gold; Adam X the X-Treme gets a new hat; and none of us know how to pronounce “Bachalo.”

X-Plained:

  • The secret X-origins of Kris Anka and Russell Dauterman
  • Definitive books and artists
  • Favorite characters and series
  • Mephistoid spacesuit logistics
  • Emma Frost as a reader stand-in
  • The secret origin of Psylocke’s pants
  • Uncanny X-Men
  • The best flashback montage ever
  • Underappreciated / underdeveloped characters
  • All the Rogues
  • Plot twists
  • Bishop
  • Dream teams
  • Sexy dudes with sexy abs
  • How to update Adam X the X-Treme

Next Week: What’s New, Shadowcat?


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In which we catch up after New York Comic Con, and Wolverine finally dies. (Also, Rachel reorganized her office. YAY!)

Reviewed:

  • Axis #1
  • Axis #2
  • Magneto #11
  • Death of Wolverine #4
  • Logan Legacy #1
  • Nightcrawler #7
  • Wolverine and the X-Men #10
  • Storm #4
  • X-Force #10*
  • Uncanny X-Men #27**

*Pick of the week of October 8

**Pick of the week of October 15

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Last weekend, we were at new York Comic Con! And it was AWESOME! We’ll be posting stuff from there all week–including episode 27, some photos of very cool X-cosplay, and a special bonus mini-episode–but while we’re recombobulating post-travel, here’s the full NYCC round-up from Rachel’s Cyclops Has a Good Day sketchbook!

intoitpodcast:

rachelandmiles:

intoitpodcast:

Into It is a new podcast by Elle Collins, culture critic and semi-professional queer nerd.
In each episode, Elle will be joined by a guest (sometimes more than one) for a conversation about a specific pop culture obsession. The show will host a wide variety of interesting people and give them a chance to talk about the things they love.
The topics of some of the episodes already in the works include Twin Peaks, Rat Queens, The X-Files, X-Men, karaoke, and The Venture Brothers. The guests include poets, dancers, artists, and journalists. Future episodes will cover ever-broader material, including music, movies, comics, novels, and whatever else the guests are into.
Barring unforeseen problems with hosting or iTunes, the first episode will become available on October 23rd. The website will go live between now and then. For all the updates, you can follow here or on Twitter. And feel free to ask any questions you may have, although the answer may be, “We’ll have to wait and see.”

So excited for this! Elle is one of our favorite people, and if you like what we do, there is a good chance you will very much enjoy her work as well.

I really want our podcasts to be best friends.

We’re… wait for it… INTO IT.

intoitpodcast:

rachelandmiles:

intoitpodcast:

Into It is a new podcast by Elle Collins, culture critic and semi-professional queer nerd.

In each episode, Elle will be joined by a guest (sometimes more than one) for a conversation about a specific pop culture obsession. The show will host a wide variety of interesting people and give them a chance to talk about the things they love.

The topics of some of the episodes already in the works include Twin Peaks, Rat Queens, The X-FilesX-Men, karaoke, and The Venture Brothers. The guests include poets, dancers, artists, and journalists. Future episodes will cover ever-broader material, including music, movies, comics, novels, and whatever else the guests are into.

Barring unforeseen problems with hosting or iTunes, the first episode will become available on October 23rd. The website will go live between now and then. For all the updates, you can follow here or on Twitter. And feel free to ask any questions you may have, although the answer may be, “We’ll have to wait and see.”

So excited for this! Elle is one of our favorite people, and if you like what we do, there is a good chance you will very much enjoy her work as well.

I really want our podcasts to be best friends.

We’re… wait for it… INTO IT.

intoitpodcast:

Into It is a new podcast by Elle Collins, culture critic and semi-professional queer nerd.
In each episode, Elle will be joined by a guest (sometimes more than one) for a conversation about a specific pop culture obsession. The show will host a wide variety of interesting people and give them a chance to talk about the things they love.
The topics of some of the episodes already in the works include Twin Peaks, Rat Queens, The X-Files, X-Men, karaoke, and The Venture Brothers. The guests include poets, dancers, artists, and journalists. Future episodes will cover ever-broader material, including music, movies, comics, novels, and whatever else the guests are into.
Barring unforeseen problems with hosting or iTunes, the first episode will become available on October 23rd. The website will go live between now and then. For all the updates, you can follow here or on Twitter. And feel free to ask any questions you may have, although the answer may be, “We’ll have to wait and see.”

So excited for this! Elle is one of our favorite people, and if you like what we do, there is a good chance you will very much enjoy her work as well.

intoitpodcast:

Into It is a new podcast by Elle Collins, culture critic and semi-professional queer nerd.

In each episode, Elle will be joined by a guest (sometimes more than one) for a conversation about a specific pop culture obsession. The show will host a wide variety of interesting people and give them a chance to talk about the things they love.

The topics of some of the episodes already in the works include Twin Peaks, Rat Queens, The X-FilesX-Men, karaoke, and The Venture Brothers. The guests include poets, dancers, artists, and journalists. Future episodes will cover ever-broader material, including music, movies, comics, novels, and whatever else the guests are into.

Barring unforeseen problems with hosting or iTunes, the first episode will become available on October 23rd. The website will go live between now and then. For all the updates, you can follow here or on Twitter. And feel free to ask any questions you may have, although the answer may be, “We’ll have to wait and see.”

So excited for this! Elle is one of our favorite people, and if you like what we do, there is a good chance you will very much enjoy her work as well.

As Mentioned in Episode 26 – The Other Team America (featuring Chris Sims) »

Click through for super-teens, everyone’s favorite baffling motorcycle dudes, and surprise!BlackMesa!

professorxisajerk:

All-New X-Men #38 variant cover by Phil Noto.

professorxisajerk:

All-New X-Men #38 variant cover by Phil Noto.

postcardsfromspace:

comicsriot:

Since today’s Rachel's birthday, I decided to try and make a Cyclops playlist. It's, uh, kind of mopey. But I guess that was inevitable?

Songs for Scott Summers from therealelle on 8tracks Radio.

<3
You are the best, ever.

Listening to this all the way to Montreal.

postcardsfromspace:

comicsriot:

Since today’s Rachel's birthday, I decided to try and make a Cyclops playlist. It's, uh, kind of mopey. But I guess that was inevitable?

Songs for Scott Summers from therealelle on 8tracks Radio.

<3

You are the best, ever.

Listening to this all the way to Montreal.

Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Episode 26 – The Other Team America (featuring Chris Sims) »

In which Danielle Moonstar is the Wolverine of the New Mutants, Henry Peter Gyrich is the Walter Peck of the Marvel Universe, Michael Rossi is no Peter Corbeau, Xavier is a Brood Queen (who is a jerk), Bob McLeod draws really good teenagers, the New Mutants do an after-school special, Chris Sims drops in for some emergency X-Plaining, Elsie Carson is the Harvey and Janet of Hydra, and Team America is generally sort of baffling.

X-Plained

  • Viper
  • Brood stuff
  • The original New Mutans (more) (again)
  • The New Mutants #1-6
  • Denial
  • Dani vs. the Danger Room
  • Mall stories
  • Neighborhood kids
  • Henry Peter Gyrich
  • Sebastian Shaw (again)
  • Project Wideawake (sort of)
  • Michael Rossi
  • A poorly-timed crossover
  • Gabrielle Haller
  • A profoundly unethical relationship
  • A Very Special Episode
  • Overkill
  • Magnum, P.I.
  • Team America (but not that one)
  • Elsie Carson, middle manager of Hydra
  • The Girl With the Silver Eyes
  • X-Men reading order

The visual companion for this episode will go up mid-week, due to New York Comic-Con generally kicking our asses (Among MANY other things, Rachel is tweeting–mostly cool X-cosplay pics–from the show floor, and Miles is working at the Dark Horse booth. Come say hi!). Meanwhile, for further supplemental material, we recommend reading Chris’s in-depth history of Team America:

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