by Victor J. Irizarry

by Victor J. Irizarry

Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Episode 206 – A…

Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Episode 206 – Anatomy of a Phoenix:

In which you should all come see us at FlameCon; all lizards are good lizards; we recap a recap; the Phoenix force is really complicated; Earth-99476 may or may not be the secret history of Earth-616; Alan Davis takes on continuity; the X-Men fail to save the day; the Phoenix says its piece; Rachel takes a vacation in space; Captain Britain doesn’t like to be psychoanalyzed; and the Crazy Gang gets a happy ending.


  • Evil Shadowcats
  • Jay & Miles at FlameCon
  • Excalibur #51, 52, and 54
  • A brief history of Excalibur
  • The Phoenix Force
  • A recap of a recap
  • What this episode isn’t covering
  • Lizard Excalibur
  • The most meta t-shirt in the multiverse
  • Several long-ago Halloween costumes
  • Dinosaurs of Earths-616 and -99476
  • National Lampoon Vacation apocrypha
  • Earth-99476 and its Savage Land
  • The Fantastic Five
  • A vow of vengeance
  • Feron as an antecedent to Kubark
  • Alan Davis’s modern authorial counterpart
  • A telepathic journey
  • The full history of the Phoenix Force (as established circa 1991)
  • Inherited vs. inherent mutant powers (and a No-Prize explanation thereof)
  • The rehabilitation of Rachel Summers
  • Several retcons yet to come
  • Jean Grey’s inconsistent relationship to the Phoenix Force
  • A mysterious disappearance
  • What the Crazy Gang has been up to
  • The nicest kind of twist
  • A very easy way to make Kitty Pryde textually queer
  • Differentiating X-teams
  • The X-Plain Discord
  • Strong Guy’s new hobby

NEXT EPISODE: Cable: Blood & Metal

UPDATE: Not only can birds see color, but they can see a wider spectrum than humans. THE MORE YOU KNOW!

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Olivia Munn photographed for Entertainment Weekly at SDCC 2018



Therapist: What do you want in life?

Me: *crying* For Marvel to treat Cyclops right


Therapist: I’m sorry m’am, but please choose something more realisitic


Wolverine: You guys don’t think I’ll be alone at 50, right?
Cyclops: Aw, come on. You’re not gonna make it to 50.

This is the final issue of the Prelude to Infe…

This is the final issue of the Prelude to Inferno omnibus, excluding some bonus material at the end of the book, and it’s the final issue before we start Inferno proper. I haven’t been doing any reviews for these books as I’ve been going, but I plan on doing a big review for everything after I finish Inferno that covers everything I’ve read since the first issue of X-Factor. This, in my mind, encapsulates Jean Grey’s resurrection and all of the consequences that were caused by that event. (New Mutants #70 – Dec 1988) Happy holidays 1988!!!





glamorousladies: Natalie Alyn Lind photograp…


Natalie Alyn Lind photographed by Benjo Arwas for TINGS Magazine Issue #01 (2018)



Jamie Chung takes a photo onstage at the ‘The Gifted’ Panel during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California.