All-New Marvel Preview

In which we walk through the newly announced post-Secret Wars X-lineup:

  • All-New X-Men (1:17)
  • Extraordinary X-Men (3:05)
  • Uncanny X-Men (4:24)
  • Old Man Logan (6:35)
  • All-New Wolverine (8:25)
  • X-Characters in Other Titles (10:06)

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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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As Mentioned in Episode 63 – Wildways

Listen to the episode here!



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ART CHALLENGE: Design a new graduation costume for one or more of the New Mutants! Send your designs to xplainthexmen(at)gmail(dot)com, with the subject line GRADUATION, and we’ll collect ‘em on the blog at the end of the week!

63 – Wildways

Guest art by Ryan Hill!

Guest art by Ryan Hill!

In which cartoon logic is terrifying; it’s immensely frustrating to be Doug Ramsey; Psylock gets evil robot eyes; queer subtext is not just for the ladies; Danger Room cold opens are the new Kitty’s costume changes; Mojo predicts reality TV; Longshot joins the X-Men; and we answer what may be the best question we have ever gotten.

X-PLAINED:

  • Captain Britain Corps
  • Alan Davis
  • New Mutants Annual #2
  • X-Men Annual #10
  • Captain Britain (Brian Braddock)
  • Psylocke (Betsy Braddock)
  • Slaymaster
  • Mojo
  • Why cartoon logic is terrifying
  • Animal Man vol. 1 #5, “The Coyote Gospel” (Incorrectly described as “The Ballad of Wile E. Coyote” in episode)
  • Wildways
  • Robot eyes
  • Template
  • Snitch
  • Straight Arrow
  • Jubilee (but not that Jubilee)
  • The trouble with determining character ages in superhero comics
  • The stated mission of the New Mutants
  • The proto-X-Babies
  • Longshot’s X-Men debut
  • The New Mutants’ graduation costumes
  • A really charged costume choice
  • Tonal shifts in New Mutants
  • X-Men vs. geese

NEXT WEEK: APOCALYPSE NOW!


ART CHALLENGE: Design a new graduation costume for one or more of the New Mutants! Send your designs to xplainthexmen(at)gmail(dot)com, with the subject line GRADUATION, and we’ll collect ‘em on the blog at the end of the week!


You can find a visual companion to this episode on our blog!

Find us on iTunes or Stitcher!

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Special thanks to Ryan Hill for this week’s art, and to Claire Miller for the research X-Pertise!

 

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)


You can (and should) buy the Three Wolverine Moon shirt here until July 1, 2015.


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Now You Can Punch Kangaroos, Too!

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If you want to try your hand at the adventure we played through in Episode 62, Logan’s given us a PDF of the whole shebang, along with a full complement of character sheets!

It’s worth noting that Logan originally designed this a) as a two-part story, and b) for a slightly different party than we ended up playing; so what you see in the written version won’t match up exactly with what you heard on the podcast. This module was written for the 1998 Marvel Superheroes Adventure Game, and to play it properly, you’ll need a set of the cards from that game, as well as either a working understanding of the rules or a core sourcebook.

Click through below to download the adventure!

X-Men: The Animated Saga 6-1 & 6-2: “Down Under”

 

Contest: Roll to See if I’m Getting Drunk!

Rachel here!

Have you seen David Wynne’s awesome X-Men vs. D&D illustration from the Summer Special? We are pretty darn in love with it. And as it happens, David also sent us a blank-background version, which I’ve been having wayyyy too much fun crudely modifying:

 

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THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN: Add your own caption or dialogue to the image below, and send it to XplaintheXMen(at)gmail(dot)com by MONDAY, JUNE 29 with the subject NATURAL20. We’ll post your edits to the blog–and send a whole mess of fancy dice and other goodies to our favorite!

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As Mentioned in Episode 62 – Giant-Size Special #2

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62 – Giant-Size Special #2

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 6/28/2015 in the shop, or contact David for the original.

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 6/28/2015 in the shop, or contact David for the original.

In which we welcome Logan Bonner, Mikey Neilson, and AdministratriX Tina to the gaming table for an original X-Men Animated Adventure; the real enemy is BS&P; Australia is kind of terrible; Rogue is concerned about kangaroos; Wolverine taps into the power of love; Storm makes a long-distance call; and Cyclops plans for failure (but not color-coded labels).

FEATURING:

  • Logan Bonner as Writer, Gamemaster, and Broadcast Standards & Practices
  • Tina Abate as Wolverine
  • Mikey Neilson as Storm
  • Rachel Edidin as Cyclops
  • Miles Stokes as Rogue

NEXT WEEK: Walking the Wildways!


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Find us on iTunes or Stitcher!

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Buy prints of this week’s illustration at our shop, or contact David Wynne for the original!

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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