Welcome To The All New, All Different X-Aspirations!

Welcome back to our long term listeners and Greetings and X-Salutations to any new listener, reader, or comic book enthusiast that have found their way to us! We hope you like the new layout. There is still quite a lot of dust and debris scattered about, but we figured better to just roll it out and work out the kinks mid-stream than only half-launch (i.e. half-ass) it. While we loved the old, crazy cartoon-y feel of the previous website it was a bit lacking in actual utility.

As of Episode 075, the podcast has reached the era of Claremont and his All New, All Different X-Men which are more familiar to the modern X-man fan, including Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, and of course the inimitable Wolverine. In comic book parlance that makes this an excellent jumping on point, as most of the characters we covered in the first 70+ episodes have moved off-stage for now. So if you want to know where to start, Episode 075 is it. Come right on in, our X-men hot tub is bubbling and we checked the chlorine levels just yesterday. If you end up enjoying your time, feel free to check the previous 74 episodes at your leisure. They are not going anywhere.

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Episode 097, “Visions of Death!”

X-Men #115, November 1978

In Which We Learn That The Savage Land May Destroy Your Shirt But The Delicious Mansculpting Kind Of Makes Up For It, That Cyclops Is Such A Coward That Not Even Kenny Rogers Could Redeem Him, And That I’ll Be Fine With Flame Skin Drawings As Long As They Cut The Stupid Chinese Symbols Crap! You Don’t Speak Flame Chinese Either, Poseur!

Episodes 096, “Desolation!”

X-Men #114, October 1978

In Which We Discover That One Should Never Bother A Living Embodiment Of Rebirth Until After Its First Cup Of Coffee, That Wolverine Is Basically A Walking Cable-Knit Sweater, And That Summers Can Not Decide Whether To Get The Tom Sellick Or Go For The Full Oates!

Episode 095, “Showdown!”

X-Men #113, September 1978

In Which We Discover That Scott Needs To Use His Words When He Makes Boom Boom, That If You Give Storm A Bowl Of Cherries You’ll Get Back A Pile Of Bowline and Hitch Knots, And That With Four Opposable Thumbs No One Should Be Surprised That The Beast Gets So Handsy!

Episode 094, “Magneto Triumphant!”

X-Men #112, August 1978

In Which We Find That Magneto Is Like a Box Of Chocolates, Only Its Just Two Flavors And They Both Taste Nasty, That While Moira MacTaggert May Look Good In The French Maid Outfit That Is As Far as It Goes, And That Wolverine Has a Rational Fear of Giant Knives In His Face!

Episode 093, “Mindgames!”

X-Men #111, June 1978

In Which We Learn That Beast Has A Singin’ In The Rain Wardrobe Always At The Ready, That You Have To Pay Extra For The Yukon Blow Off, And That Wolverine Is McCoy’s Feral Brother of Another Mother!

Episode 092, “The ‘X’-Sanction!”

X-Men #110, April 1978

In Which We Discover That Wolverine Treats Every Problem Like A Gordian Knot, That The Mansion Workplace Environment Really Improved Once The Professor Instituted The No Pining For Jean Grey Rule, And That Wolverine Likes To Win His Ladies The Right Way: Popping The Biggest Claw!

Episode 091, “Home Are The Heroes!”

X-Men #109, February 1978

In Which We Learn That Sharing A Bedroom Wall With Banshee Must Be A Total Nightmare, That Colossus Needs To Recognize That Not Every Hairy Dude Wants To Be Compared to Chewbacca, And That When Wolverine Wears Someone’s Leopardtard, He Is Sharing Costumes With Everyone THEY Shared WITH and Everyone THEY Shared WITH and So On…

Episode 90, “Armageddon Now!”

X-Men #108, December 1977

In Which We Find That Most Space Pirate Lizardmen Would Kill For A Tube Of Chapstick, That Alien Guard Dwarfs Fearlessly Wield Their Crotches Like Pubescent Girl Gymnists, And That Ben Affleck Was This Close To Going With The Story Of The X-Men and the M’Kraan Crystal, Only Alan Arkin Refused To Wear The Damn Adamantium Claws!

Episode 089, “Where No X-Man Has Gone Before!”

X-Men #107, October 1977

In Which We Discover That That No One Gets Wolverine’s Constant References To Early Silver Screen Comedic Duos, That You Haven’t Seen An Old Boys Club Until You Have Seen An Old Boys Club Entirely Composed of Insect Men, And That Xavier’s Embodiment Of All His Psychic Energy, Potential, and Focus Is Kind Of A Man-Slut!

Episode 088, “Dark Shroud of the Past!”

X-Men #106, August 1977

In Which We Find That For Teleportation Nightcrawler Has No Choice But To Use His Night and Weekend Minutes, That As A Canadian Wolverine Is Unable To Resist A Fine Ice Sluice, And That Once The X-Men Meet Xavier’s Alter Ego They Will Be Green With Envy!