Episode DescriptionEdit

In which we wade into the first arc of the Dark Phoenix Saga, Rachel does not like Sage, the Hellfire Club are the mean girls of the Marvel Universe, Cyclops and Phoenix have a Moment, Mastermind ruins everything, Emma Frost is a force to be reckoned with, Wolverine gets awesome, and we meet the Dark Phoenix.


  • Sage
  • The Hellfire Club
  • The Inner Circle
  • Jason Wyngarde (again)
  • Sebastian Shaw
  • Harry Leland
  • Emma Frost
  • Donald Pierce
  • Hegemony and social politics of the Hellfire Club
  • 18th Century bondage cosplay
  • Kitty Pryde
  • The worst disco ever
  • Alison Blaire
  • Tiny shorts
  • How to make Wolverine work
  • Sexual politics of the Dark Phoenix
  • Why Magneto’s powers are broken post-AvX
  • The P.E.N.I.S. five

Listener QuestionsEdit

  • The Dark Phoenix Saga is my favorite comic book story of all time. Lately, though, I've read people on Tumblr call the story problematic because it tells a story of a woman with too much power not being able to control that power, and thus needs to be killed. How problematic is The Dark Phoenix Saga in y'all's opinion, and how much does that affect how you react to the story?
  • Can you X-Plain why Magneto's powers are broken post AvX? He wasn't on of the Phoenix 5.