Entry 088 – Bishop

Name: Lucas Bishop Code Names: Bishop First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #282 (Nov ‘91) Powers: Energy absorption and redirection Teams Affiliation: XSE, X-Men, X-Force About When I was young I had a weird idea that I was just fixated on. I wanted the next Metal Gear Solid game to give Solid Snake a teen sidekick who could be […]

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Bish & Jubez: The Age of Strife Cover

Bish & Jubez is an underground anti-authoritarian X-Men memorial-licensed web comic written and drawn by Battle of the Atom co-host Adam Reck. Follow him on twitter @arthurstacy and tumblr at adamreck. 

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Battle of the Atom: Episode 6 – BONECLAWS!!!!

Zack and Adam talk about what a crossover should be, what a crossover shouldn’t be, and a bad book that means well. Ranked this episode Fatal Attractions Messiah CompleX X-Men: Heroes for Hope New content every week on XavierFiles.com Follow Zack and Adam on Twitter @Xavier Files and @arthurstacy! Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade […]

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Entry 087 – Magneto

Name: Max Eisenhardt, Erik Magnus Lehnsherr Code Names: Magneto First Appearance: X-Men #1 (Sept ‘63) Powers: Control of Magnetism Teams Affiliation: The Brotherhood, X-Men, Hellfire Club About Conflict is at the root of all storytelling. All the exciting set pieces and witty banter doesn’t mean much if there isn’t a strong conflict to get the audience invested. X-Men: […]

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Battle of the Atom: Episode 5 – Did You Do All That From Memory?

Zack and Adam talk about the Silver Age, how cool face tattoos are, and that good, good, Barry Windsor Smith art. Check out Max’s series Marvel TL;DR on YouTube. Ranked this episode X-Men #12-#13 (The 1st Juggernaut Story) Uncanny X-Force (The Dark Angel Saga) Uncanny X-Men #205 (Wounded Wolf) New content every week on XavierFiles.com Follow Zack and Adam […]

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My History With X-Men

This Editorial comes to us from Everett Christensen I. Love. the X-Men. I have loved the X-Men since some of my earliest memories of being a small child in a one bedroom apartment in Stockton. I had a Cable poster. I assured my single mother working three jobs that the poster would help protect me from […]

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Legion Quest Episode 14 – It’s Technically Still August

Zack & Matt talk about where you can find the actors as the off-season drags on. Make sure you rate and review the show! Follow Legion Quest on Twitter or just Zack & Matt on Twitter! If you want to support the show check out our Patreon!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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