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The X-Wife Podcast: An Introduction to X-Men Comics

English, Arts, 5 seasons, 232 episodes, 6 days, 24 minutes
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For every X-Men fan who’s wanted to get their partner into the conversation and every friend or family member who just doesn’t want to read the comics, welcome to “The X-Wife Podcast.” Justin’s wife Alicia has never read an X-Men comic and she plans to keep it that way… for now! Join as they dive in, break down and question Jonathan Hickman’s new vision of Marvel’s merry mutants on Krakoa. House of X, Powers of X, and the Dawn of X all kick off a story that’s billed as a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, but with more than 50 years of continuity that overwrites and contradicts itself, can there ever be a seamless start?
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Heir of Apocalypse #1, Ms Marvel: Mutant Menace #4, Ultimate X-Men #4, and Bubs!

Who shall become the fittest of them all!? Apocalypse lays down the gauntlet in our book of the week as 12 mutants vie to be his replacement on Earth. Wait, what? He can just do that? We do a speed round catch up for Ms. Marvel, Ultimate X-Men, Deadpool and Wolverine WWIII and Hellverine. Plus the first two issues of the new Infinity Comic, From the Ashes. We're saving the Wolverine and Jubilee Blood Hunt stories for next week to focus on the event as a whole! 01:33 News
08:59 Poll and Personal News
13:29 From the Ashes
18:30 Hellverine
25:24 Deadpool and Wolverine WWIII
30:50 Ultimate X-Men
40:17 Ms Marvel Mutant Menace
55:28 Heir of Apocalypse  We're floating in between Eras with bits of both sides carrying us through. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
6/19/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 53 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for March 23 - X Deaths of Wolverine #5, Devil’s Reign: X-Men #3, Wolverine: Patch #1, X-Men Unlimited #27 and Life of Wolverine #10

The final Week of Wolverine is upon us! Gather round bubs, there's a Wolverine for everyone. The present meets the future, with kids! X Deaths ends with a bang and a comeback. It's Emma vs Kingpin in Devil's Reign: X-Men. A battle of the minds? Wilson, you should know better. We got Wolverine Classic as Patch heads out on a Madripoor mission set in 1980's continuity at the start of this mini. Plus character moments between Strong Guy and Madrox in X-Men Unlimited while we cover a wide range of Wolverine in Life of Wolverine. How many times can you say Wolverine in one description. Wolverine. We talk X Deaths of Wolverine, Devil's Reign: X-Men, Wolverine: Patch and Infinity Comics Thanks for listening to our sixty third episode of Season 3! We're in that special in-between time, not quite Reign of X, not yet Destiny of X, but with a whole lot of Wolverine. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/25/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 53 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for March 16 - X Lives of Wolverine #5, X-Men Unlimited #26 and Life of Wolverine #9

It's the final life, folks. Cats have nine. Wolverines have ten. Animal Facts. A wild five issues as we close the first side in the Weeks of Wolverine. But just because Logan's a loner doesn't mean he's all by himself. We're diving in on all sorts of Hellfire Gala news with the revealed covers, questions from our friends and speculations on where we go next. Plus a double dose of digital with a St. Patrick's Day X-Men Unlimited and some Claremont Era nuggets in Life of Wolverine. We talk X Lives of Wolverine, Hellfire Gala and Infinity Comics Thanks for listening to our sixty second episode of Season 3! We're in that special in-between time, not quite Reign of X, not yet Destiny of X, but with a whole lot of Wolverine. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/18/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 52 seconds
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Reign of X: Interview with Joshua Cassara

Before the last X Lives of Wolverine comes out, we caught up with series artist Joshua Cassara, Breaker of Storms! We dive into his X-Force run, and travel around the time stream of his career. There's a pit stop at Justin's favorite Krakoan hangout spot and a whole bunch of Wolverines. We had a blast talking to Josh!! Thanks for listening to our sixty first episode of Season 3! We're in that special in-between time, not quite Reign of X, not yet Destiny of X, but with a whole lot of Wolverine. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/15/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 26 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for March 9 - X-Men Legends #12, Sabretooth #2, Lives #4, Deaths #4 and Infinity Comics

Two times the Wolverine, now with even more brain exploding twists! Lives and Deaths deliver the unexpected - and somewhat haunting. Our Logan adventure is nearing its end bubs, but not before we get in a few last snikts!! Sabretooth plays the hand he's dealt and it seems the Helmet Bros are overstepping their boundaries. We talk our first issue of X-Men Legends on the podcast as Nightcrawler and Shadowcat try and stop Mystique! And our Infinity Comics wrap up our OTHER Wolverine story and bring us further down the trail of our Wolverine Timeline. Wow that's a lot of Logan... we talk X-Men Legends, Sabretooth, X Lives of Wolverine, X Deaths of Wolverine and Infinity Comics Thanks for listening to our sixtieth episode of Season 3! We're in that special in-between time, not quite Reign of X, not yet Destiny of X, but with a whole lot of Wolverine. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/11/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 46 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for March 2 - Devil’s Reign: X-Men #2, X-Men #9 and Infinity Comics

A couple of Gerrys with some digital Logan on the side! A week without Wolverine!? Not quite. We jump in with Emma's story in all this New York drama of Devil's Reign. Witches be crazy. Then a jam packed issue of X-Men with so much happening! All the things - most of the things. Things pick up in Wolverine's team mission to find the missing mutant and Life of Wolverine takes us into the tube of Weapon X! We talk Devil's Reign: X-Men, X-Men, X-Men Unlimited and Life of Wolverine Thanks for listening to our fifty-ninth episode of Season 3! We're in that special in-between time, not quite Reign of X, not yet Destiny of X, but with a whole lot of Wolverine. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/4/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 51 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for February 23 - X Deaths of Wolverine #3 and Infinity Comics

Marvel heard your demands and they've gifted us with EVEN MORE WOLVERINES!?! I'm losing my mind at how many claws we have this week bubs. Seems there's some more slipping in the time stream of comics release dates and we've only got X Deaths of Wolverine this week to hold us over, but plenty to dissect as this story adds more layers. Plenty of Infinity Comics on the side to fill the gaps and give us even more to dive into - we're big fans of where the X-Men Unlimited story is going! We talk X Deaths of Wolverine, X-Men Unlimited and Life of Wolverine Thanks for listening to our fifty-eighth episode of Season 3! We're in that special in-between time, not quite Reign of X, not yet Destiny of X, but with a whole lot of Wolverine. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
2/25/202256 minutes, 46 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for February 16 - X-Men #8, X Lives of Wolverine #3 and Infinity Comics

LOOK OUT! We're reaching Maximum Wolverine Overload this week! A Wolverine for every occasion. You want a guy who says he's a loner but he's looking for people with other people? Try X-Men Unlimited. You want a comic that's more of a list than a story? Read Life of Wolverine. How about a guy who isn't even a guy but a girl and she's just as stabby about it? Check out X-Men. Or go for the grab bag special and get 10 Wolverine's for the price of 1! Oo wee Justin's having way too much fun with that one... we talk X-Men #8, X Lives of Wolverine #3, Life of Wolverine #5 and X-Men Unlimited #22 Thanks for listening to our fifty-seventh episode of Season 3! We're in that special in-between time, not quite Reign of X, not yet Destiny of X, but with a whole lot of Wolverine. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
2/18/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 8 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for February 9 - Secret X-Men #1, X Deaths of Wolverine #2, New Mutants #24, and Infinity Comics

So many mutants, so little time! The runner-up squad gets wrangled into a Shi'ar secret -  Berto's outdone himself this time. Things get intense in the hunt for Moira as Mystique and Technogan pull in closer. And in New Mutants we get a whole lot of closure to our threads, gearing up for the new arc in the next issue. X-Men Unlimited is X-Corp in disguise! Life of Wolverine needs a bibliography... We talk Secret X-Men #1, X Deaths of Wolverine #2, New Mutants #24, Life of Wolverine #4, and X-Men Unlimited #21... phew another packed episode! Thanks for listening to our fifty-sixth episode of Season 3! We're in that special in-between time, not quite Reign of X, not yet Destiny of X, but with a whole lot of Wolverine. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
2/11/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 57 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for February 2 - Sabretooth #1, X Lives of Wolverine #2, The X-Cellent #1 and Infinity Comics

The claws are out and tearing into this whole episode! Wolverine, Sabretooth, and a bunch of other guys... we're talking the debut issue of Victor Creed's Pit. A wild surprise of a comic that we both loved. Keeping things going throughout time with Wolverine's mission to save Charles Xavier and not get caught sleeping with Omega Red 😬 Over with the X-Cellent vs X-Statix, we're both a bit out of our depths having not read the original series. Onto the digital side, we're doubling up on the Infinity Comics with a light jaunt through Wolverine history and a final chapter in Juggernaut and Deadpool's buddy comedy. We talk Sabretooth #1, X Lives of Wolverine #2, The X-Cellent #1, Life of Wolverine #3, and X-Men Unlimited #20... phew what a packed episode! Thanks for listening to our fifty-fifth episode of Season 3! We're in that special in-between time, not quite Reign of X, not yet Destiny of X, but with a whole lot of Wolverine. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
2/4/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 23 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for January 26 - X-Men, Marauders Annual, Black Panther and X-Men Unlimited

A tale of new beginnings for our Krakoan Captains! We're going all around the X-Men universe with this one. It's the full reveal of Captain Krakoa's origin in X-Men and there's some conflict brewing between the team and the council in the wake of what's happened. The new Marauders crew comes together and gets their first mission in an annual issue that sets us up for an exciting new run. And the 200th legacy issue of Black Panther ties into Storm's position as Arakko's Regent as well as another mutant with secret ties... Plus the penultimate Paradise Lost! We talk X-Men #7, Marauders Annual #1, Black Panther #3 and X-Men Unlimited. Thanks for listening to our fifty-fourth episode of Season 3! We're in that special in-between time, not quite Reign of X, not yet Destiny of X, but with a whole lot of Wolverine. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
1/31/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 39 seconds
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Reign of X: X Deaths of Wolverine #1

Disguised as a Wolverine comic, this trojan horse invaded our hearts with an epic story! If you thought we enjoyed Lives, just wait till we talk about Deaths. The complete opposite side of the coin, X Deaths stakes out its identity with threads built-up through  X-Force along with some added new intrigue and a recently human geneticist. We talk all about X Deaths of Wolverine #1 and Life of Wolverine #2 Thanks for listening to our fifty-third episode of Season 3! Logan is ready to shred through the timestream and he's not taking any gruff. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
1/27/202251 minutes, 13 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for January 19 - Devil’s Reign, Death of Doctor Strange and X-Men Unlimited

Two times the tie-ins! We've got no regular X books this week and a double helping of events. The Kingpin - er I mean Mayor Kingpin is causing trouble for all of New York's supers and now he's coming for our Treehouse team. Better watch your back, witches get stitches! And then things get magical as the Black Knight(s) team up to save our same X-Men in the wake of Doctor Strange's death. Over in Infinity Comics, we take the battle to Krakoa with the Human Adaptoid leveling up his skills. We talk Devil's Reign: X-Men #1, Death of Doctor Strange: X-Men/Black Knight #1, and X-Men Unlimited Thanks for listening to our fifty-second episode of Season 3! We're in that special in-between time, not quite Reign of X, not yet Destiny of X, but with a whole lot of Wolverine. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
1/24/202247 minutes, 45 seconds
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Reign of X: X Lives of Wolverine #1

Grab your Cerebro helmets, we're going time traveling! A mystery of a story starts to unfold, kicking off with threads from Wolverine and X-Force and starring everyone's favorite canucklehead as he gets to the bottom of things. But it's not just a Wolverine event, he's got a team behind him and a bigger story brewing in the background. We talk X Lives of Wolverine #1 and Life of Wolverine #1 Thanks for listening to our fifty-first episode of Season 3! AND our 100th episode!! Logan is ready to shred through the timestream and he's not taking any gruff. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
1/21/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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Road to Inferno - Illyana Rasputin

Once a demon sorceress, always a demon sorceress! Another string of episodes has led us here, as we track Illyana Rasputin's history in and out of Limbo. Illyana's story brings us in on an internal struggle made harder by external forces as a young mutant deals with her warring sides, fearfully embracing her true power. We discuss Illyana's road to becoming the Darkchilde and the inciting Inferno Thanks for listening to our fiftieth episode of Season 3! Things are even heating up in our classic episodes!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
1/17/202258 minutes
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Reign of X: New Comics for January 12 - X-Men Vote, Marauders, X-Men and X-Men Unlimited

We catch up with a double dose of Duggan and then jump in on 2022's X-Men Vote. Have you made your choice? You have until Thursday, Jan 13 at midnight EST. Speaking about adding X-Men to the team, woah Captain my Captain. Welcome, Scott hates it. Marauders comes to its first ending, a close to Gerry's run on the title while preparing it for its next jaunt at sea. We talk Marauders #27, X-Men #6, the X-Men Vote, and a double dose of X-Men Unlimited Thanks for listening to our forty-ninth episode of Season 3! Things are heating/have already simmered, depending on reading order... Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
1/13/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 37 seconds
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Road to Inferno - Madelyne Pryor

There's been something building in the background. It started with the Hellfire Club's manipulations of our dear friend Jean Grey. It twisted further when her retcon revealed itself. It was built even greater as the embers of Inferno started to gather. Madelyne's story gives us a peek into the X-Men's journey, while also building up a tragic hero's story, manipulated at every instance into becoming the Queen she always could be. We discuss Madelyne's road to becoming the Goblin Queen and the inciting Inferno Thanks for listening to our forty-eighth episode of Season 3! Things are even heating up in our classic episodes!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
1/10/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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Reign of X: Inferno #4

End of the line friends and oo what a doozy! We talk all about Jonathan Hickman's final issue of X-Men comics in the Krakoan Age, at least for the known future he types hopefully. Bittersweet. Was it all that you wanted? Are you left with any remaining questions or dangling plot threads unanswered? Let us know on social media! Thanks for listening to our forty-seventh episode of Season 3! Things are heating up around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
1/6/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ugly X-Mas 2021!

We had our second annual Ugly X-Mas live show extravaganza, diving deep into the comics with friends while also having some holiday fun! There's so much to pick apart about HoX/PoX and the connections to Inferno. Join us as we speculate and question where we are and where we're going next! This is an audio recording of our live YouTube show. Head to our YouTube page to check out the video! Thanks for listening to our forty-sixth episode of Season 3! Things are heating up all around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
1/2/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 36 seconds
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Reign of X: Interview with Ben Percy

Sharpen those claws bub and get ready to dive in as we talk Wolverine with Marvel comics writer Benjamin Percy! Percy has been on Krakoa since the start, seeding national threats in X-Force and taking Logan further into the field in Wolverine. With X Lives and X Deaths of Wolverine on the horizon, we get into the inspiration and scope of this upcoming event and some of the eras that'll be relevant to the story. We had a ton of fun talking with Ben and really dug into some of our favorite parts of his work, getting to know him as a writer and creator. Thanks for listening to our forty-fifth episode of Season 3! Things are heating up all around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
12/29/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 2 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for December 22nd - SWORD, Trial of Magneto, Wolverine and Infinity Comics

Even more X endings!! The final issue of SWORD reveals more about the true allegiances of everyone involved and it doesn't look good for anyone. The Trial of Magneto closes out with a gift for the mutant people and an unexpected mutant accused. And Wolverine's keeping the Krakoan coastline clean as he takes his skills into the depths. Don't forget about Deadpool Pancakes with the Juggernaut led team in Paradise Lost. We talk SWORD #11, X-Men: Trial of Magneto #5, Wolverine #19 and X-Men Unlimited Thanks for listening to our forty-fourth episode of Season 3! Things are heating up all around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
12/26/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for December 15th - Excalibur, X-Force and Infinity Comics

More X endings!? But with teases of what's to come. Excalibur's war in Otherworld rages to its conclusion...for now! Look for Knights of X coming in April. Over on the shores of Krakoa our X-Force crew explores the depths and surfs with danger. Broken hearts are better than broken bones, right? A double dose of Infinity Comics surprises us with Paradise Lost and the Mighty Marvel Holiday Special. We talk Excalibur #26, X-Force #26, and Infinity Comics Thanks for listening to our forty-third episode of Season 3! Things are heating up all around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
12/17/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 43 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for December 8th - Hellions, Marvel Voices, Devil‘s Reign and X-Men Unlimited

A flurry of Destiny of X teasers and announcements kick off our sleepy Sunday conversation before we dive into the newest Infinity Comics arc starring Juggernaut and Deadpool. Justin has some X relative story nuggets from the Marvel Voices: Comunidades issue as well as the kick-off to Devil's Reign - Wilson Fisk will soon bring problems for our mutants residing in New York with an X-Men tie in fast approaching. Then we close it out with the meat of our episode, the final issue of Hellions. What a run it has been friends, and we're going to miss this team-focused book with all its heart and humor. We talk Hellions #18, Devil's Reign #1, Marvel Voices: Comunidades, and the latest X centric Infinity Comic Thanks for listening to our forty-second episode of Season 3! Things are heating up all around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
12/12/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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Reign of X: Inferno #3

Hold on to your butts, we've gone time traveling! Who is playing who? What a rollercoaster of an issue y'all. We break down the twists and turns of Inferno. The layers to this story! Get ready for things to burn as we talk all about Inferno #3 Thanks for listening to our forty-first episode of Season 3! Things are heating up around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
12/10/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 30 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for December 1st - Trial of Magneto, New Mutants and Marauders

A triple dose of new X comics as a few stories are nearing their ends! The Trial of Magneto takes a magical turn as Wanda tries to keep up with her selves. We get an intense showdown between our New Mutants and the shadowy mindscape. And Marauders is getting the Hellfire gang back together as Iceman flexes his Omega status. We talk X-Men: Trial of Magneto #4, New Mutants #23 and Marauders #26 Thanks for listening to our fortieth episode of Season 3! Things are heating up all around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
12/3/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 41 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for November 24th - X-Men and Wolverine

It's a twosie this week, with one that was hard to come by! The X-Men are handling threats left and right, but the one that gets them is delivery issues (ahh!!) as a number of shops don't receive issue #5. One compulsive digital buy later and we're diving in! In Wolverine, we follow up with Bannister on the run. Are the wrong people finding our friends? We talk X-Men #5 and Wolverine #18 Thanks for listening to our thirty-ninth episode of Season 3! Things are heating up all around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
11/26/20211 hour, 11 minutes
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Reign of X: New Comics for November 17th - X-Force, SWORD, and X-Men: Green

Ride the wave bubs! It's a new round of Krakoan comics to crush. Wolverine shreds the gnarliest waves Krakoa has to offer and is maybe a bit too gullible for his own good as Quentin Quire has a good then terrible day. SWORD! Following up on the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers from the last issue as we take a dive into the life and plans of Takeshi Matsuya. Over on Arakko, Storm and the team deal with the aftermath of Lethal Legion's attack... And it's our last issue of X-Men Green! Trials and judgments made. We talk X-Force #25, Hellions #10, and X-Men: Green Thanks for listening to our thirty-eighth episode of Season 3! Things are heating up all around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
11/19/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for November 10th - Excalibur, Hellions, and X-Men: Green

There are just so many cliffhangers!! What a double dose of issues this week friends. Excalibur's swords are in full swing as the battle for Otherworld rages on. Can this possibly end in a positive way? Oh my, Hellions... someone get a hold of Orphan Maker, because we are about to have some problems. We talk Excalibur #25, Hellions #17, and X-Men: Green Thanks for listening to our thirty-seventh episode of Season 3! Things are heating up all around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
11/12/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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Retcon Wranglers - The Death of Jean Grey

The revolving door of death in comics strikes again! It's time to wrangle the retcon that nearly broke Chris Claremont's heart, as Alicia finds out what really (retroactively) happened to Jean Grey during the Phoenix and Dark Phoenix Sagas. All around the Marvel Universe and back up to Alaska for a quick character assassination. Will Alicia ever be able to look at Scott the same way? Thanks for listening to our thirty-sixth episode of Season 3! This is the fifth of our Retcon Wranglers series, the stories that add a little extra new continuity into our X history. We talk through some of the introduction of Betsy Braddock and her entanglement with the woman named Kwannon! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
11/5/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 55 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for October 27th - Wolverine, Marauders, SWORD and X-Men: Green

As Inferno burns in the Quiet Council chamber, there's plenty more happening throughout the X universe. Krakoan Karaoke lights up the Green Lagoon as everyone's listening in Wolverine... everyone. The Marauders are in desperate need of a ride IN SPAAACE!! In SWORD we've got special guests on Arakko, some invited, others not. And just a bit on the Green team's building conflict. We talk Wolverine #17, Marauders, #25, SWORD #9 and X-Men: Green Thanks for listening to our thirty-fifth episode of Season 3! Things are heating up all around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
10/31/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Reign of X: Inferno #2

The fire builds!! The second issue of Hickman's final arc keeps adding new twists and turns as it shines a light on previous pages throughout recent books. Knowledge and power are shifting and the ground the Council is set seems to be on edge. Get ready for things to burn as we talk all about Inferno #2 Thanks for listening to our thirty-fourth episode of Season 3! Things are heating up around the island of Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
10/29/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Claremont Run - Trial of Magneto

Courtroom drama mixed with high-flying super-heroics. It's the original Trial of Magneto, Uncanny X-Men #200 with special guests, Dylan and Regina from House of X Podcast. Magneto stands accused of all/most of his murdery actions as a deeper threat builds throughout the world in the X-Men's name. Can this classic X villain be redeemed?? Thanks for listening to our thirty-third episode of Season 3! Throwing it back to the beginning of this legacy title, the first time Magneto had legal problems in The Claremont Run. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
10/26/20211 hour, 25 minutes
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Reign of X: New Comics for October 20th - Trial of Magneto, X-Men Green and Giant-Size Little Marvels

The Trial of Magneto's third issue brings three times the Wanda, three times the Kaiju, and three times the questions!! We obsess over the details to see what further connections can be made to quantum theory and religion. Let's get weird! We talk X-Men: Trial of Magneto, X-Men: Green and Giant-Size Little Marvels Thanks for listening to our thirty-second episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala is long over and there seems to be something dangerous brewing on Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
10/22/202157 minutes, 52 seconds
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The X-Wife Podcast Annual #1

Can you believe it, folks? We've been making The X-Wife Podcast for a whole year! October 16 is when we launched our first intro episode, one year ago today. We take some time to talk about how far we've come in the last year with Justin's elaborate scheme to get Alicia into X-Men comics - we may need a new tagline! We also have our cell phone recorded audio from New York Comic Con. Some clips sound better than others, sorry! Until next time old friends... Thanks for listening to our thirty-first episode of Season 3! AND it's our first Annual, a one-off adventure that has little to do with the main story. Comics do them, so why not us too! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
10/16/202155 minutes, 8 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for October 13th - X-Force, X-Men, and X-Men Green

The one two X punch with a little Infinity on the side! X-Force plays its hand on a few long brewing story threads as security around the island is threatened. The X-Men have a spooky visitor filling in their minds with unpleasantness. Plus Nature Girl and Curse make the team up we never knew we needed to read! We talk X-Force #24, X-Men #4, and X-Men: Green Thanks for listening to our thirtieth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala is long over and there seems to be something dangerous brewing on Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
10/15/20211 hour, 44 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for October 6th - Excalibur, Hellions, New Mutants and X-Men Green

It's all falling apart! Otherworld is on the brink of war, our Hellions are crushed after the events of the last issue and Shadow King is oddly in tune with the potential dark futures ahead. Plus Nature Girl is building up a team in Infinity Comics and Wolverine's not a fan. We talk Excalibur #24, Hellions #16, New Mutants #22, and X-Men: Green Thanks for listening to our twenty-ninth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala is long over and there seems to be something dangerous brewing on Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
10/8/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 18 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for September 29th - X-Men: Green, Wolverine and Sword

The tallest comics in the world! It's a new arc of X-Men: Unlimited as Nature Girl goes rogue, tackling threats to our environment. Wolverine "wraps up" his arc with Sevyr and Solem and the two Arakkii keep playing games with our favorite bub. And it's a huge expansion of Arakko and its government as Storm's leadership is tested. We talk about the X-Men Unlimited issues thus far, Wolverine #16 and Sword #8 Thanks for listening to our twenty-eighth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala is long over and there seems to be something dangerous brewing on Krakoa!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
10/3/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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Reign of X: Inferno #1

The beginning of the end! Hickman's final arc on X-Men comics begins here, exploding with callbacks and connections. A follow-up to the epic House of X/Powers of X series that started it all. Get ready for things to burn as we talk all about Inferno #1 Thanks for listening to our twenty-seventh episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
10/1/20211 hour, 17 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for September 22nd - X-Corp, Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men

It's a time for endings big and small. X-Corp is dealing with closing costs in its last issue as everyone tries to get a piece of the company. The Last Annihilation event comes to its finale and surprisingly, so does Guardians of the Galaxy! Some major space alliance shuffling is in the works... And our X-Men keep one threat at bay in the High Evolutionary with even more brew in the background. We talk about X-Corp #5, Guardians of the Galaxy #18 and X-Men #3 Thanks for listening to our twenty-sixth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
9/25/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 24 seconds
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Reign of X: X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation

Krakoa is under attack from within! Can Nightcrawler and his team free everyone from the clutches of the most 90's X villain ever? The long-term plans of Onslaught are set into motion as the Cruciball nears, threatening the lives of countless mutants. We're talking all about X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation #1 Thanks for listening to our twenty-fifth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
9/24/202150 minutes, 11 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for September 15th - The Last Annihilation: Wakanda, Marauders and X-Men: Trial of Magneto

Around the outer reaches of space and back in time for a murder mystery tour! First, we head all the way to Shi'ar territory with a Wakandan rescue team as we round out our penultimate stop in The Last Annihilation. Back in Sol, there's some trouble brewing on Arakko with a mysterious traveler... is this Star Wars or what?? And then the Avengers stop by for some conversation and criminology. We talk about The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1, Marauders #24, and X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2 Thanks for listening to our twenty-fourth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
9/17/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for September 8th - X-Men: Unlimited, Excalibur and X-Force

Vertical comics!? What in the Marvel Unlimited is this?? Thursday's newest X-Men announcement is part of a larger new storytelling format for Marvel's digital comics. It's like you did what Hickman wanted after all... but back from the SWORD station and out to faraway magical worlds with Lord Doom himself as Excalibur reluctantly helps the doc out. We're coming up on something big in X-Force as everything collides together and points to even more mysteries out there. We talk briefly about the X-Men: Unlimited announcement and then Excalibur #23 and X-Force #23 Thanks for listening to our twenty-third episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
9/10/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 46 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for September 1st - Wiccan and Hulkling, New Mutants and Hellions

Two Krakoas with a tie-in on the side. The former Young Avengers turned Krull/Skrull Royalty mix their pasts with the galaxy's present as we kind of move forward with The Last Annihilation Generations of New Mutants coming together against classic threats! A double-feature as Warpath's students get more than they bargained for and our classic ladies close in on what's really going on with these kids. The Five has a few things to say about resurrections that may shake up protocol. And Praise Tarn! We're getting all jumbled up in Sinister's lab. Amino Fetus stares through our souls and gives us nightmares. Watch out for the team's special guest! We talk about The Last Annihilation: Wiccan and Hulklink #1, New Mutants #21, and Hellions #15 Thanks for listening to our twenty-second episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
9/4/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Claremont Run - The Demon Bear

Something's brewing in the back of Dani's mind, clawing its way into the physical realm. Watch out y'all, it's the Demon Bear Saga! We're joined by a couple of awesome co-hosts, Mav and Steph to take on this monstrous story. Thanks for listening to our twenty first episode of Season 3! Those demons are after our mutants again!! And this time, it's personal. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
8/31/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 41 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for August 25th - Wolverine and Cable: Reloaded

It's all about adamantium and pouches this week folks! Our Madripoor mystery gets some more info and so does Solem. So much backstory on our adamantium-skinned Arakki mutant, who Alicia totally knew about, because she's finished X of Swords. The Last Annihilation throws a big old bullet in the chamber with Cable: Reloaded. He's gathered the team and ready to get things done! We talk about Wolverine #15 and Cable: Reloaded #1 Thanks for listening to our twentieth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
8/27/202153 minutes, 5 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for August 18th - X-Corp, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marauders and Way of X

Alicia's on a 50/50 split with the other four X relative issues this week, but it's all good because we're both EXTRA hyped for Marauders and Way of X. Corporate espionage and magical pentagrams brewing near and far. A few new recruits as Hellfire Trading handles their business. And this is the Way to cliffhang us on the last issue! We talk about X-Corp #4, Guardians of the Galaxy #17, Marauders #23, and Way of X#5, the series end... for now! Check out our other episode for X-Men: Trial of Magneto #1 Thanks for listening to our nineteenth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
8/22/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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Reign of X: The Trial of Magneto

Intrigue... Murder!! Deception!?! The gang's all here as The Quiet Council's foundation starts breaking beneath them. The Scarlet Witch was found dead in the all too often spoiled ending of X-Factor 10. We finally get the starts into those juicy details. Who do you think killed her?? We're talking X-Men: The Trial of Magneto today, but start our episode with Johnathan Hickman's upcoming X-Men swansong announcement as well as the details behind Leah Williams' final issues on X-Factor and how it led into this issue here today. Stay tuned for another episode about the other books from this week! Tomorrow? Sunday? Who knows! Thanks for listening to our eighteenth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
8/20/202149 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Claremont Run - Magik

Life can be confusing when your age doubles in mere seconds, am I right? Illyana's big brother still sees her as this six-year-old snowflake yet she's been slaying demons and grilling tiger steaks for as long as she can remember. Today we're talking about Uncanny X-Men #160 and Magik (Illyana and Storm) #1-4, the real origin of Magik! Thanks for listening to our seventeenth episode of Season 3! Hellfire, Phoenix Fire, and now Demon Fire!?!?  Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
8/17/20211 hour, 33 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for August 11th - Children of the Atom and X-Force

What in the Jonathan Hickman is going on here!? Some newsie with another twosie.  Children of the Atom takes us back in time to Gala glory as we close out this team's story... for now. X-Force is doing what they do best, pruning their opponents... for now? Plants EVERYWHERE! We talk about Children of the Atom #6 and X-Force #22 Thanks for listening to our sixteenth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
8/14/202154 minutes, 14 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for August 4th - Hellions and X-Men

Only two issues this week, but they pack a punch! The Hellions match-up we've been leading to for months, praise Tarn it's here. What's better than a sassy Sinister? Two sassy Sinisters! Over in X-Men, we've got our second issue of this new team as they start to gel and play off of each other in the field. Stand out moments from a handful of our team and ooo that tease at the end. Praise. Tarn. We talk about Hellions #14 and X-Men #2 Thanks for listening to our fifteenth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
8/7/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for July 28th - Wolverine, Cable, and SWORD

We're traveling all around the Marvel Universe this week! From Madripoor, to demon dimensions, and all the way out to the Kree Throneworld. Wolverine delivers in a really great issue that jumps to the top of Alicia's pile and Justin calls one of the best of the run. We say goodbye to Cable, the series, but not before we throw in a few confusing time-traveling and clone-related conundrums. And things get annihilated in Sword - Throneworld and that dinner table 😬 Good thing Brand and her team conveniently show up at the right time to save the day... We talk about Wolverine #14, Cable #12, and SWORD #7 Thanks for listening to our fourteenth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
7/31/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 59 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for July 21st - New Mutants, Marauders, and Guardians of the Galaxy

The fallout continues after the Hellfire Gala. Our New Mutants are trying to figure out what to do with Gabby - get ready for the Weekend at Xavier's! Alicia is rocking out to her Emma Frost song as she creeps up to the top of her favorite character list and Justin is stuck in a terrible Scottish accent. AND WE GO COSMIC! A threat is approaching in GOTG, but who even are these Guardians?? We talk about New Mutants #20, Marauders #22, and Guardians of the Galaxy #16 Thanks for listening to our thirteenth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
7/27/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 58 seconds
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Reign of X: New Comics for July 14th - X-Corp, Excalibur, and Way of X

Mental Parasites, Wizards, and Corporate Espionage, Oh My! We're in it now folks! Somehow, I've tricked Alicia to keep reading the new Krakoan era X-Men issues as they come out. We talk all about X-Corp #3, Excalibur #22, and Way of X #4. Thanks for listening to our twelfth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
7/18/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Claremont Run - The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 2

The Hellfire Club was victorious at the end of our first half. The Black Queen, long may she reign, has turned on her friends. How can the X-Men save her!? And what's in store once the Phoenix Force is truly unleashed... It's the epic conclusion of The Dark Phoenix Saga!! Thanks for listening to our eleventh episode of Season 3! Summer's coming and that means things are heating up with the Phoenix Force!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
7/13/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 10 seconds
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Reign of X: X-Men #1 (2021) - The Heroes of Krakoa

Get ready for the newest team to rock the streets of New York City! The X-Men make their return to the Central Park area with an incredible treehouse base. And there's plenty of bad guys brewing to go around... It's Alicia's first time experiencing a new X-Men team in real-time from the start - and a great jumping-on point if you haven't yet been reading! Thanks for listening to our tenth episode of Season 3! Our new team of X-Men makes their debut! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
7/9/20211 hour, 44 seconds
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The Hellfire Gala - Part 5 Finale, Big Picture and More

Well, folks, we're at our night's end. And what's a party without a murder mystery - or two... As the event comes to a close, so does X-Factor. We also comb through our favorite moments of the Hellfire Gala and dive into a Tale of Two Cables. Thanks for listening to our ninth episode of Season 3! We're doing a time jump and talking about what's happening now in the X universe with The Hellfire Gala! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
7/3/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Claremont Run - The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 1

Our heroes are just trying to catch a break between big bads, maybe recruit a new member or two, but no! Jason freaking Wyngarde has other plans!! Enter The Hellfire Club. And they have their eyes fixed on Ms. Jean Grey. The X-Men may never be the same... There was an error with our initial episode and a section was missing! This is the updated episode. Thanks for listening to our eighth episode of Season 3! Summer's coming and that means things are heating up with Hellfire! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
6/29/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Hellfire Gala - Part 4

After the party is the after-party! And the Hellfire Gala is no different. Heck, we have an after-after-party!! Plus a reflective conversation with our helmet and some familial reconciliation. Will the Regent of Sol please stand up #Queen Thanks for listening to our seventh episode of Season 3! We're doing a time jump and talking about what's happening now in the X universe with The Hellfire Gala! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
6/26/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Hellfire Gala - Part 3

An episode that is out of this world! We're getting Planet Sized y'all. Some big things are on the horizon for mutantkind as we catch up with our Omegas. Back at the gala we check-in on the New Mutants and our X-Corp CXOs. Thanks for listening to our sixth episode of Season 3! We're doing a time jump and talking about what's happening now in the X universe with The Hellfire Gala! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
6/19/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Hellfire Gala - Interview with Matteo Lolli

We were hanging out on the Green Carpet and caught up with Marauders' artist Matteo Lolli! He tells us all about what it's like to be a part of such a huge X-Men event, collaborating with Gerry Duggan, how some key character developments have happened along the way, and a behind-the-scenes explanation for Iceman's flip flops in issue #1! We had a ton of fun talking with Matteo! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Thanks for listening to our fifth episode of Season 3! We're talking all about the Hellfire Gala, Marauders, and more with artist Matteo Lolli! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
6/15/202155 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Hellfire Gala - Part 2

The party's just getting started! And Rictor wants nothing to do with it. Neither do AAAK. And maybe even the Avengers... but don't worry the new X-Men team will save the day! Eyes to the skies for what's still to come. Thanks for listening to our fourth episode of Season 3! We're doing a time jump and talking about what's happening now in the X universe with The Hellfire Gala! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
6/12/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Claremont Run - The Phoenix Saga

Things are heating up for the X-Men as one of their team members literally becomes fire incarnate! We're tackling the classic story of Jean Grey's initial leveling-up, The Phoenix Saga. Not to be confused with every movie adaptation, this one's a slow burn. We first take a tour of the X-Men Villains' Greatest Hits before we actually reach the first arc highlight of Claremont's legendary run. Thanks for listening to our third episode of Season 3! Summer's coming and that means things are heating up with solar flares! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
6/8/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Hellfire Gala - Part 1

We're jumping into real-time dahlings! Alicia had wanted to read the Hellfire Gala as it was coming out and has been BINGEING comics for the last week to make some sense of it all. We talk about the first three issues of the new Hellfire Gala story arc. Y'all she's reading comics that came out this week!! She wanted to do it!!! Thanks for listening to our second episode of Season 3! We're doing a time jump and talking about what's happening now in the X universe with The Hellfire Gala! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
6/5/202158 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dawn of X - Opening Arcs Vol. 1-6

For our fiftieth episode, we've made it giant-size folks! We laid the foundation with Volume 1 of Dawn of X and now Alicia has read the other 5 volumes of the opening arcs. That's 36 comics! Justin has succeeded!! And she enjoyed it all... to varying degrees. Thanks for listening to our first episode of Season 3! This is a high-level conversation and breakdown of the opening arcs of the Dawn of X. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
5/31/20212 hours, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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Seminal Moments: New X-Men (2001) - It Goes Extinct Part 2

The end is near! Ms. Cassandra Nova has predicted the downfall of homo sapiens unless something drastic is done and she's recruited the perfect fall guy to carry out her plan for genocide. Did you know there were 32 million mutants? Were being the keyword... holy Genosha it's our surprise Season Finale! Thanks for listening to our thirty-second episode of Season 2! This is part two of the fifth and final of our Seminal Moments series, the game-changing stories throughout X-Men history. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
5/27/202148 minutes, 56 seconds
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Seminal Moments: New X-Men (2001) - It Goes Extinct Part 1

Sweet mummudrai we've got ourselves a doozy of a story! Grant Morrison's epic New X-Men run kicks off with our final Seminal Moment. It seems Alicia's developed a Secondary Mutation and it involves an inability to be left on a cliffhanger... so be on the lookout for Part 2! Thanks for listening to our thirty-first episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener. It's the fifth and final of our Seminal Moments series, the game-changing stories throughout X-Men history. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
5/24/202144 minutes, 57 seconds
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Marvel Legends - History, Age of Apocalypse and House of X

It's a legendary episode as we dive into Justin's other Marvel obsession! Comics may have lit the nerd spark, but Marvel Legends added fuel to the fire. Little does Alicia know, she had a hand in causing the madness of the full-blown collection that currently takes over the Room of Requirement. We talk through the history of the toy line, open the Age of Apocalypse wave while discussing the characters, and check back into the House of X. Thanks for listening to our thirtieth episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener. It's the first time we've done an episode entirely about Marvel Legends. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
5/17/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 49 seconds
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Seminal Moments: Age of Apocalypse (1995) - It Gets Apocalyptic

A new age is upon us! And Legion has some serious explaining to do. We kick off the 1995 smash hit Age of Apocalypse with X-Men: Alpha #1. Charles is dead? Magneto is leading the X-Men? Apocalypse is in charge!? Everything's different!! Alicia loves it. Thanks for listening to our twenty-ninth episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener. It's the fourth of our Seminal Moments series, the game-changing stories throughout X-Men history. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
5/10/202150 minutes, 20 seconds
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X-Books: First Team by Robbie MacNiven

It's our second foray into X-Men novelizations with the action-packed adventure, First Team! Things are looking grim as Purifier rallies intensify across the nation. Anole, Greymalkin, and Cipher are just students at the New Charles Xavier School, feeling the weight of these dangerously historic times.  Author Robbie MacNiven has a background in building out worlds through his tie-in novels and he brings that experience full force into the X universe.  We had a whole ton of fun talking with him. Thanks for listening to our twenty-eighth episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener. It's the second of our  X-Books series, deeper narrative dives into specific characters and events. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
5/3/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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DoX Vol. 1: Fallen Angels #1 (2019) - Wayward Warriors

Newfound freedom following a decades-long caged existence - what do we really know about this Psylocke before us? Her visions are pulling her away from the security of Krakoa towards the mysterious Apoth. Cable and X-23 join in for the ride, because, well, safety sucks! Thanks for listening to our twenty-seventh episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener, knowing that it builds off of House of X and Powers of X, Season 1 of the show. It's the sixth and final of our Dawn of X Vol 1. series, the fresh starts of this new mutant world. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
4/29/202142 minutes, 16 seconds
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Retcon Wranglers - Psylocke

Talk about an out-of-body experience! When most people hear Psylocke, they think of a deadly ninja assassin in tights. But, Betsy Braddock began her life as an Englishwoman, the twin sister of Brian Braddock - Captain Britain. Throw in a magical relic, a meddling feud between Japanese crime lords, and a mysterious woman named Kwannon and you'll start to be able to piece together this multilayered retcon. Thanks for listening to our twenty-sixth episode of Season 2! This is the fourth of our Retcon Wranglers series, the stories that add a little extra new continuity into our X history. We talk through some of the introduction of Betsy Braddock and her entanglement with the woman named Kwannon! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
4/26/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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Retcon Wranglers - Cable

Nathan Christopher Charles Summers is here to muck up your timeline and blow your mind wide open! Gigantic guns and a grizzled attitude are all key components to this boy of Summers. He's a baby, an old man, and then a teenager... time travel! Thanks for listening to our twenty-fifth episode of Season 2! This is the third of our Retcon Wranglers series, the stories that add a little extra new continuity into our X history. We talk through some of the chronological introduction of the character Cable! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
4/22/202157 minutes, 9 seconds
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Reign of X: Krakoa's X-Men

The votes have been tallied and the team has been announced! The nation of Krakoa has its first-ever roster of X-Men, charged with acting on behalf of the mutant people. We talk through the results of the fan vote as well as the new team roster, answering questions and sharing our feels. Thanks for listening to our twenty-fourth episode of Season 2! This was another random, surprise episode teasing a little of Reign of X, current continuity all caught up, where Justin's reading! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
4/17/202131 minutes, 5 seconds
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X-Men: The Animated Series - Interview with Eric and Julia Lewald

Saturday mornings were all about the X-Men in the early '90s. Now, with Disney+, there's a whole new generation of fans humming the iconic intro. We dove in with the Lewalds, talking everything X-Men: TAS and their recent, visually dynamic book, "X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series." Eric developed the series for television, serving as story editor for the full 76 episode run. Julia was a series writer for the show and has since cultivated a vibrant fan community via social media, sharing in the fandom that so many grew up with. Thanks for listening to our twenty-third episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener! We're talking all about the fan-favorite, X-Men: The Animated Series as well as the new book, detailing the art and making of the series.  Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
4/12/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 2 seconds
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Seminal Moments: X-Men #1 (1991) - It Comes Home

Bring on the nostalgic Blue and Gold of the '90s! The X-Men have traveled, split off, and now it's back to basics in the mansion, forming two strike teams to respond to the threats of the world. Magneto really just wants to go home too. Retire in a nice space base overlooking the stars, but his future Acolytes have something else in mind for the Dread Lord of mutantkind. Thanks for listening to our twenty-second episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener. It's the third of our Seminal Moments series, the game-changing stories throughout X-Men history. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
4/5/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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DoX Vol. 1: X-Force #1 (2019) - The Wilds of Krakoa

Some mutants are getting a little too comfortable in the promise of paradise. There's something evil brewing in and around the island, best not let your guard down. Things can change quickly. Is X-Force up to the task? Thanks for listening to our twenty-first episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener, knowing that it builds off of House of X and Powers of X, Season 1 of the show. It's the fifth of our Dawn of X Vol 1. series, the fresh starts of this new mutant world. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/29/202144 minutes, 33 seconds
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DoX Vol. 1: New Mutants #1 (2019) - Space Pirate Adventures

These Krakoan youths aren't so new anymore! They've been around long enough to build their own community in the Sextant. But someone's missing, especially when it comes to the OG New Mutant team. Catch a ride with the Starjammers, add in a new face and a half (heh Chamber) and get ready for some space pirate adventures! Thanks for listening to our twentieth episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener, knowing that it builds off of House of X and Powers of X, Season 1 of the show. It's the fourth of our Dawn of X Vol 1. series, the fresh starts of this new mutant world. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/22/202144 minutes, 13 seconds
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DoX Vol. 1: Excalibur #1 (2019) - For Avalon

Holy theoretical gates we've stepped into an Otherworld! Witches, magic, and mystery abound in this first issue of the new series of Excalibur. Ooo Alicia has questions with this one folks - Justin's just trying to keep up! Thanks for listening to our nineteenth episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener, knowing that it builds off of House of X and Powers of X, Season 1 of the show. It's the third of our Dawn of X Vol 1. series, the fresh starts of this new mutant world. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/18/202153 minutes, 46 seconds
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DoX Vol. 1: Marauders #1 (2019) - Ahoy, Muties!

We've navigated the high seas of continuity and found our way back to the Dawn of X! It's our first issue of Marauders, a seafaring adventure of omega proportions. There's something wrong with Kitty.. er Kate? Krakoa doesn't seem to be welcoming her, but maybe that's exactly what she needs. New opportunities abound, darling! Thanks for listening to our eighteenth episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener, knowing that it builds off of House of X and Powers of X, Season 1 of the show. It's the second of our Dawn of X Vol 1. series, the fresh starts of this new mutant world. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/15/202139 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Claremont Run - Excalibur Draws the Sword!

Gather ye Knights of the Roundtable, it's a story of the Excalibur times... sort of. It's the X-Men go UK! We're doing a six-year jump from our last episode and catching up with fan favorites Shadowcat, Nightcrawler, and Rachel Summers/Phoenix as they meet up with Captain Britain and Meggan to save the day in this reality and maybe the next. Join us as we dive into Excalibur: The Sword Is Drawn! Thanks for listening to our seventeenth episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener! We're laying a Dawn of X foundation with stories from The Claremont Run, a 16-year run of X-Men stories. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/11/20211 hour, 27 seconds
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WandaVision - Episode 9 The Series Finale

This is it folks, the final showdown. WandaVision ties up some threads and leaves us with more to make you scratch your brain. It's the series finale and we're not ready to deal with that. Thanks for listening to our sixteenth episode of Season 2! We're straying from our comic book roots to talk WandaVision! We can't believe it's over!! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/8/202142 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Claremont Run - God Loves, Man Kills Part 2

The showdown between Stryker and his Purifiers against the X-Men with Magneto! Supervillain zealot William Stryker knows how to sell out a theater with his hate speech. His plan to take on all mutants goes a step further as our heroes take a stand. Will Xavier and his dream ever be the same?  Thanks for listening to our thirteenth episode of Season 2! This is part 2 of a contained story. Check out part 1! We're laying a Dawn of X foundation with stories from The Claremont Run, a 16-year run of X-Men stories. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/4/202151 minutes, 6 seconds
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WandaVision - Episode 8's and Heartbreaks

We're still on that WandaVision crazy train y'all! Things get too darn emotional as we explore the backstories and further connections of our main characters. It's getting a little Chaotic in Westview if you ask me... Thanks for listening to our fourteenth episode of Season 2! We're straying from our comic book roots to talk WandaVision! GET READY FOR THE SEASON FINALE! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
3/1/202140 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Claremont Run - God Loves, Stryker Sucks

Stryker!! No, it's not X2, but part of the source. The X-Men are back after the Brood Saga and we have a contained story of biblical proportions! Supervillain zealot William Stryker has been studying the X-Men and he's destined to take them down. Head on with the Purifier army, armed with ridiculous technological resources. And nationwide with a public campaign, swaying the country to join the Stryker Crusade. Thanks for listening to our thirteenth episode of Season 2! This is a standalone episode, great for any listener! We're laying a Dawn of X foundation with stories from The Claremont Run, a 16-year run of X-Men stories.  Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
2/25/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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WandaVision - Episode 7 and Beyond!

We're taking a break from our regularly scheduled program to talk about our current media obsession, WandaVision! We break down and question key moments from episode seven and how they relate to the series as a whole. There's something sinister happening in Westview and with every question answered, two more are asked. Thanks for listening to our twelfth episode of Season 2! We're straying from our comic book roots to talk WandaVision! Who do you think is behind it all? Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!
2/22/202136 minutes