Episode DescriptionEdit

In which Louise Simonson saves X-Factor; Apocalypse gets off to a rough start; Cyclops is bad at people; Apocalypse should be the Kingpin of X-Men; Jean Grey is sick of your bullshit; you should totally cosplay Skids; and Mystique fundamentally misunderstands branding.


  • The Maximoff family tree
  • The Whizzer
  • X-Factor as sketch comedy
  • Louise Simonson
  • X-Factor #6-8
  • Apocalypse
  • Bulk
  • Glow Worm
  • Skids (Sally Blevins)
  • Weaponized fashion
  • Trish Tilby
  • Favorite Claremontisms
  • X-Finance


Special thanks to Master of Maximoffs Max Carleton of Waiting for the Trade.

A very happy birthday to the Consulting X-Pert Kestrel!

Listener Questions Edit

  • You've both spoken at length about Claremont's writing tics, but is there a repeatedly used line that's a favorite?
  • Talking about Sam and his family in Episode 61 made me think: does Xavier (or Emma Frost or Brian Braddock or whoever's in charge) financially compensate the team members or students? I mean, I don't think anyone could juggle the team and a second job, and most of them aren't independently wealthy. At least the Brotherhood could be stealing money or valuables, but I doubt the X-Men are. Especially Sam, the best kid.

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