Episode 118, “Dark Phoenix”

X-Men #135, July 1980
“Dark Phoenix”
Written by Chris Claremont, Pencils by John Byrne, Inks by Terry Austin, Lettered by Tom Orzechowski, Colors by Bob Sharen, Edited by Jim Salicrup, Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter.

Got A… Stranger Magic!

In Which We Discover That Nightcrawler Knows That Dying Is Easy But It Is Comedy That Is Hard, That Ironically Peter Rasputin Is Currently Reading The Golden Bough, And That In The 12-Step Program For Omnipotence, It Is That Amends Step That Really Eats Up All Your Time!

Alas, Bobby, The Lowest Cut Of All Is To Be Ranked Below Angel!

In the opening episode of Netflix’s Stranger Things, the kid protagonists specifically call out Uncanny X-men #134, the issue in which the Dark Phoenix is born. This sets a perfect tone for their story of strange girl with similarly untapped, dark powers. By now (Sept. 2016), most people have already jumped on the Stranger Things SuperTrain, but if you have missed it, Don’t. It is as good as they say.

While Marvel’s ROM remains in a publishing limbo, IDW Publishing has finally returned the Space Knight to the paneled page. This new ROM is part of a push to create a Hasbroverse in which all their properties (G.I. Joe, Transformers, etc.) can play together.


Do not forget to turn off the Fasten Seat Belts sign when Jean Grey is your passenger.

A man can love a tree, but should he?

Jean, parts of your dance were magic, but most was just tragic. You may have the power of the cosmos, but next week you won’t be Dancing With The Stars!

Wait, did I say Sentinels? I meant to say “Plastics”. Plastics.

The Thing keeps his rocks smooth with Suave… I’m just talking about his head… I mean, his rocky head.. Oh, never mind.

Jean will tear this universe apart for a tube of Visine!

Marvel Heroes and the Wonders of the Reproductive System was an ill-considered foray into Health Education.

Scream all you want, but the sun makes you wrinkle. Deal with it.

In the extended version of On Top of Spaghetti, the meatball’s journey takes an unexpected turn.

Like most Empresses, Lilandra likes a good 50 foot Splash Zone around her bed.

Scott is mostly depressed over the kitchen decor. I mean, really, Avocado?!?

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