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Episode Description Edit

In which the New Mutants get a new status quo (and new costumes); we have deeply mixed feelings about Rob Liefeld; Cable is the comprehensive sex-ed to Xavier’s staunch denial and Magneto’s abstinence-only; Rictor gets a new dad by right of arms; and you should totally come party with us at Emerald City Comic Con!

X-Plained Edit

  • Feral Wolverine
  • Jay & Miles at Emerald City Comic Con
  • New Mutants #90, 91, 93, and 94
  • Early Rob Liefeld
  • Caliban vs. Sabretooth
  • Vertical spreads
  • Stately Xavier Ruins
  • How to confuse Freedom Force
  • Imaginary fashions of the early ’90s
  • How Rictor’s father may or may not have died
  • The New Mutants’ new uniforms
  • A lovingly-rendered butt
  • Improv with Apocalypse
  • The mystery of Rictor’s shirt
  • Seismic weaving
  • The Japanese branch of the MLF (Kamikaze, Sumo, and Dragoness)
  • The Mutual Liberation Front
  • Diana, Warrior Princess (again)
  • Several kisses
  • Sleet

Listener Questions Edit

  • Who do you think was portrayed the best in the X-Men nineties cartoon? I'd ask who was portrayed the worst, but we all know it's Cyclops.
  • My seven-year-old daughter recently told me she liked superheroes but they were only for boys. Thanks to your show (I don't actually read any comics but I love the show) I responded by listing about twenty female super heroes in less than a minute. But by making my list, I realized that an awful lot of them had ambiguous motivations or had gone through phases as villains. Jean Grey, Psylocke, Rogue, etc. Do female heroes really turn evil more than male heroes, and if so, why?