Rachel & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Episode 64 – Ski Lodge of Apocalypse Podcast: Play in new window | Download

In which Louise Simonson saves X-Factor; Apocalypse gets off to a rough start; Cyclops is bad at people; Apocalypse should be the Kingpin of X-Men; Jean Grey is sick of your bullshit; you should totally cosplay Skids; and Mystique fundamentally misunderstands branding.


  • The Maximoff family tree
  • The Whizzer
  • X-Factor as sketch comedy
  • Louise Simonson
  • X-Factor #6-8
  • Apocalypse
  • Bulk
  • Glow Worm
  • Skids (Sally Blevins)
  • Weaponized fashion
  • Trish Tilby
  • Favorite Claremontisms
  • X-Finance

NEXT WEEK: The Mutant Massacre!

Special thanks to the Master of Maximoffs, Max Carleton of waitingforthet!

A very happy birthday to the Consulting X-Pert Kestrel!

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  • Pray
  • Soap&Skin
  • Sugarbread

Constantly announcing hell
The joy not to be
To die of not dying
How to be appalled
When you’re death’s best friend

Condemned to choke
Every word I pray

“Who was pretending us?”

Condemned to choke
Every word I pray

You came
And read the current and the gas
You closed the doors in our house politely
Like someone who isn’t well versed in life