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Click through for a visual companion to Episode 24 - Ororo, Queen of the Galaxy!

You can get prints of David Wynne’s Storm-as-Barbarella here until October 5 - or contact him directly to inquire after the original.

Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Episode 24 – Ororo, Queen of the Galaxy »

In which Professor X is (canonically!) a jerk, Miles has Sidrian Hunter feelings, Kitty Pryde is Clarissa Darling with a dragon, we introduce a drinking game, the X-Men doBarbarella, Rachel has a ‘shipper moment, Rogue joins the team, Storm gets a haircut, Mastermind is still the worst, and Madelyne Pryor is underrated.

X-Plained:

  • Lockheed
  • Uncanny X-Men #168-175
  • Reset issues
  • A one-sided rivalry
  • The lowest-drama X-romance
  • The Cream of Wheat box as a metaphor for infinity
  • Kitty’s Kostume Korner
  • Rachel’s questionably-canon ships
  • The Morlocks
  • Class privilege and the mutant metaphor
  • Callisto
  • Caliban
  • Sunder
  • Plague
  • Masque
  • A dubbing error
  • Gender dimorphism in superhero media
  • Storm’s first major character arc
  • Our single favorite superhero artist
  • Rogue
  • Rogue’s accent
  • A Charles Xavier we can believe in
  • Yukio
  • Punk Storm
  • Madelyne Pryor
  • Closure
  • Cyclops vs. formalwear

Art Challenge: Send us your Kitty Pryde costume redesigns–any era, any codename–to xplainthexmen(at)gmail(dot)com

Next Week: Claremont and Miller’s Wolverine!


You can find a visual companion to the episode – and links to recommended reading – on our blog.

Find us on iTunes or Stitcher!

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rachelandmiles:

We definitely didn’t commission this design from Dylan just because Rachel really, really, really wanted to own one (but it might have been a factor).
Buy here. (A version on lighter shirts / stickers / totes / other stuff is also in the works; we’ll link once it’s up. But we were too excited to wait to post this one in the meantime.)

BOOM! LIGHT VERSION’S UP! (That one’s also available as stickers, totes, &c.)

rachelandmiles:

We definitely didn’t commission this design from Dylan just because Rachel really, really, really wanted to own one (but it might have been a factor).

Buy here. (A version on lighter shirts / stickers / totes / other stuff is also in the works; we’ll link once it’s up. But we were too excited to wait to post this one in the meantime.)

BOOM! LIGHT VERSION’S UP! (That one’s also available as stickers, totes, &c.)

We definitely didn’t commission this design from Dylan just because Rachel really, really, really wanted to own one (but it might have been a factor).
Buy here. (A version on lighter shirts / stickers / totes / other stuff is also in the works; we’ll link once it’s up. But we were too excited to wait to post this one in the meantime.)

We definitely didn’t commission this design from Dylan just because Rachel really, really, really wanted to own one (but it might have been a factor).

Buy here. (A version on lighter shirts / stickers / totes / other stuff is also in the works; we’ll link once it’s up. But we were too excited to wait to post this one in the meantime.)

Week of September 24, 2014

In which the week belongs to the colorists.

Reviewed:

  • Storm #3
  • Amazing X-Men #11
  • Savage Wolverine #23
  • Magneto #10
  • Cyclops #5*

*pick of the week

Video reviews are made possible by the support of our Patreon subscribers. If you want to help support the podcast–and unlock more cool stuff–you can do that right here!

Click through for a visual companion to Episode 23 - Meet the New Mutants!

Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Episode 23 – Meet the New Mutants »

In which Rachel and Miles return triumphant, the X-Men get a second ongoing series, we hit peak Moira MacTaggert, R-A-H-N-E is definitely pronounced “rain,” Sam Guthrie is the nicest henchman, Claremont is hit-and-miss on cultural diversity, and Bobby da Costa is the teenageriest teenager of them all.

X-Plained:

  • Nova Roma
  • The New Mutants and The New Mutants
  • Marvel Graphic Novels
  • Greenberg the Vampire
  • call-backs
  • Karma
  • Wolfsbane
  • Sunspot
  • Cannonball
  • Mirage
  • Whitewashing in superhero comics
  • The mercurial Guthrie family
  • Xi’an the Obscure
  • The Dr. Claw Effect (and why Dr. Doom and Arcade are exceptions)
  • Donald Pierce
  • Eras of New Mutants
  • Lila Cheney
  • The Hellions

Next Week: The X-Men do Barbarella


You can find a visual companion to the episode – and links to recommended reading – on our blog.

Find us on iTunes or Stitcher!

Support us on Patreon!

comicsriot:

So here’s a new thing I made. I hope you enjoy it. Watch out, it’s dirty.

Hotter Than My Diamonds from therealelle on 8tracks Radio.

Remember Elle’s amazing New Mutants mixes? She has made a new one for Emma Frost, and it is ON POINT.

comicsriot:

So here’s a new thing I made. I hope you enjoy it. Watch out, it’s dirty.

Hotter Than My Diamonds from therealelle on 8tracks Radio.

Remember Elle’s amazing New Mutants mixes? She has made a new one for Emma Frost, and it is ON POINT.

Weeks of September 10 and September 17, 2014

In which we play catch-up and review a record nine issues!

Reviewed:

  • From the week of September 10:
    • Magneto #9*
    • Death of Wolverine #2
    • Nightcrawler #6
    • X-Force #9
  • From the week of September 17:
    • Wolverine and the X-Men #9
    • All-New X-Men #32*
    • Uncanny Avengers #24
    • All-New X-Factor #14
    • Uncanny X-Men #26

*Picks of their respective weeks

Video reviews are made possible by the support of our Patreon subscribers. If you want to help support the podcast–and unlock more cool stuff–you can do that right here!

Rachel wrote more about Uncanny X-Men #26 over here.

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