Entry 086 – Nimrod

Name: Nimrod Code Names: Nathan Hunter First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #191 (Mar  ‘85) Powers: Body transformation. time travel, teleportation, lasers Teams Affiliation: N/A About Evolution is key to the X-Men. Not just an evolution of characters and their powers, but an evolution of ideas. Since X-Men will never really end, at least not in the foreseeable future, nor […]

Anatomy of an X-Team: Case Study 2 – X-Factor #71-111

Last time we looked at the X-Men Gold team’s composition from the early ‘90s and whether and how close it adhered to The Template. This time, we’ll look at the concurrent run of X-Factor. X-Factor (1991 – 1995) Following the Muir Island Saga, the old roster consisting of the first X-Men was reclaimed and split […]

Battle of the Atom: Episode 4 – Vidit’s Delight

Zack and Adam both reveal huge influences on their teenage years and talk about the weirdest comic Zack has ever seen. Ranked this episode Mutant Genesis (X-Men Vol 2 #1-#3) Worst X-Man Ever #1-#5 New Mutants Summer Special 1990 Follow Zack and Adam on Twitter! Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade […]

Entry 085 – Havok

Name: Alex Summers Code Names: Havok First Appearance: X-Men #54 (Mar  ‘69) Powers: Plasma Beams Teams Affiliation: X-Men, X-Factor, The Brotherhood, The Six, The Starjammers, The Avengers About Siblings have a relationship that few others do. There is the unique challenge of living up to an older brother who is so accomplished. Younger siblings can feel left in the […]

Battle of the Atom: Episode 3 – Preubiquitous Wolverine

Zack and Adam talk about the source of every Wolverine story, the best idea that should never work, and the source of our great name. Ranked this episode Battle of the Atom Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem Wolverine vol 1 #1-#4 Follow Zack and Adam on Twitter! Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade […]

Entry 084 – Emma Frost

Name: Emma Frost Code Names: The White Queen First Appearance: X-Men #129 (Jan ’80) Powers: Telepathy, Organic Diamond Form Teams Affiliation: X-Men, Hellfire Club, Generation X About Ambition is a powerful force. The desire to control your own destiny and get what you want drives many lives. Ambition isn’t good or evil, ambition is just a quality in a […]

Battle of the Atom: Episode 2 – Move Right Into The Retcon

Zack and Adam jump in with a classic, a retcon, and modern mixed reaction Ranked this episode Giant-Size X-Men #1 X-Men: Deadly Genesis X-Men: No More Humans OGN Follow Zack and Adam on Twitter! Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto. […]

Why The Time Is Right To Relaunch X-STATIX

Peter Milligan & Mike Allred’s X-Force #116 from 2001, their first issues on the book, spends its’ first 18 pages introducing readers to a new team of superheroes. They were well-branded reality stars that the world loved to watch. They were nothing like the X-Force team of the last hundred-odd issues, they were the new […]

Entry 083 – Beak

Name: Barnell Bohusk Code Names: Beak, Blackwing First Appearance: New X-Men #117 (October ’01) Powers: All the bad parts of being a bird Teams Affiliation: X-Men, Exiles, New Warriors, Teen Brigade About I like to think we all know someone who means well, who is the sweetest guy, but life dealt them a bum hand. They aren’t […]

Domino’s New Look

This Editorial comes to us from Everett Christensen. Monday, July 31st 2017, we got our first look at Zazie Beetz in the role of Domino, a.k.a Neena Thurman, in the upcoming film Deadpool 2. These images showed us Domino as a black woman with vitiligo, lightening Domino’s trademark spot and ‘inverting’ her color palate. What followed […]