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Previously on X-Men: Character Spotlight: Mystique

On this episode of Previously on X-Men, it’s another character spotlight! This time, we dig into the history of that blue mischief, Mystique!

Eric and Hilary talk about her comic book history, her life and goal. They talk about Mystique’s various children, lovers and bouts with insanity. They also talk about her appearances in other media and whether or not she can turn into a bird.

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Previously on X-Men: Captive Hearts & Cold Vengeance

On this episode of Previously on X-Men, we talk about two episodes of the 90s animated X-Men series, Captive Hearts and Cold Vengeance!

While Eric finds these to be a bit of a comedown after the first few episodes, there’s plenty to like and dig into. Also, Eric and Hilary’s X-Men impressions get a bit louder in this episode. And they discuss the effectiveness of throwing snow in a fight.

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Previously on X-Men: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

On this episode of Previously on X-Men, Eric and Hilary re-watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine. A movie that was meant to lead to a whole bunch of solo X-Men films. This did not happen.

We talk about the 2007-2008 Writer’s Strike and it’s affect on the film, the new cast, the new prequel timeline, whether Wolverine’s first adventure will be his last and all the things the movie does right (ha!) and the things the movie does wrong (so many). Weirdly, it’s our longest episode yet.

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Previously on X-Men: Interview with Steve Englehart

On this episode of Previously on X-Men, Eric and Hilary interview comic book legend, Steve Englehart!

They talk to him about his time writing the Beast and the X-Men and his early Marvel comics career! For a while, Englehart was one of the only games in town when it came to keeping the X-Men going in the comics. Their own series had been canceled and it was up to other writers to include them in other books! And Steve Englehart made sure to keep the lights on!

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Previously on X-Men: Character Spotlight: Cyclops

On this episode of Previously on X-Men, we dig deep into the history of the field leader of the X-Men, Cyclops!

Eric and Hilary talk about Scott Summers’ childhood, his history with Mr. Sinister, his bad job at being a dad to multiple kids, his crazy life choices and more. They go into his powers, his relationships and his iconic presence. They also talk about his appearances in other media and how cheap he is in fighting games.

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Previously on X-Men: Enter Magneto & Deadly Reunions

On this episode of Previously on X-Men, we return to the 90s animated series, X-Men! And things really get cooking with the two episodes, Enter Magneto and Deadly Reunions!

Eric and Hilary talk about the show moving past the pilot and and really digging into it’s core themes. They talk about Magneto’s first appearance and adaptations from the comic pages. They also talk about the intense fight in the chemical plant and how you should always take Rogue on a mission. And how much Hilary doesn’t like (or maybe she does!) Sabretooth!

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Previously on X-Men: X-Men: The Last Stand

On this episode of Previously on X-Men, we go through the trilogy ending film, X-Men: The Last Stand! At the time, it was one of the biggest movies with a huge box office return. But, things soured quickly.

Eric and Hilary talk about the things that work and a lot of things that don’t. They try to find closure in this initial trilogy and discuss time healing all wounds. What went wrong with this film and is it worth watching anymore?

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Previously On X-Men: Interview with Fred Van Lente

In this episode of Previously On X-Men, Eric and Hilary get to interview author Fred Van Lente about his comic book work, specifically his time with the X-Men!

The talk about how he got his first X-assignment, his books X-Men Noir and Wolverine: First Class, writing stories in the Claremont-era and whether or not Wolverine is a werewolf!

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Previously on X-Men: Night of the Sentinels

On this episode of Previously on X-Men, Eric and Hilary finally get to the 90s animated series, with two-part pilot, Night of the Sentinels!

After discussing the failed pilot, Pryde of the X-Men, they talk about the continued difficulties the X-Men had getting to tv, which involved a prime time release, unfinished animation and recasting the whole voice crew! And, of course, they talk about how good the series is!

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Previously On X-Men: X2: X-Men United

On this episode of Previously On X-Men, Eric and Hilary talk about the 2003 sequel, X2: X-Men United!

Eric talks about how stupid excited he was for the movie, how important it was, his favorite scenes, moments, cameos, hints to the future and how his life is just about sitting around for new X-Men movies. Hilary likes the movie too.

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