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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: Gambit (1999)

In this episode of Previously on X-Men, Eric and Hilary talk about Gambit’s 1999-2001 solo series by (mostly) Fabian Nicieza.

They talk about where Gambit was at the time of the series starting, Nicieza’s use of established villains and new characters and how well the series stands up today!

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Previously on X-Men: Character Spotlight: The Scarlet Witch

On this episode of Previously on X-Men, we deep dive in the history of the Scarlet Witch. While some may know her only as an Avenger, there are others of us who ever read her in roles in the X-Men.

We talk about her history with both teams, her time as both hero and villain, her importance in the X-Men series and her appearances in other media.

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Previously on X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men

In this episode of Previously on X-Men, Eric and Hilary talk about the failed pilot, Pryde of the X-Men! We had to cover this before we could get to the 90s animated series, but, you know what? We’re glad we did!

We talk about the the issues the X-Men had coming to television and how nothing ever came of this series. We talk about the pilot and discuss weather it’s worth watching these days. Also, yes, Australian Wolverine. But, also, Dazzler and her sweet jacket!

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Previously on X-Men: X-Men: The Movie

In this episode of Previously on X-Men, Eric and Hilary talk about the first X-Men movie! Or, X-Men: The Movie, to some. Or, X-Men 2000, as the super cool kids say today. It makes the movie seem weirdly futuristic for something twenty years old!

We talk about the history of the movie and it’s tough rode to getting into theaters. We go through the film and talk about how well it holds up, what it gets right, the changes it made and where it puts the future of this new franchise!

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Previously on X-Men: Giant-Size X-Men #1

In this episode of Previously on X-Men, Eric and Hilary talk about the series changing issue, Giant-Size X-Men #1. There’s a bit about the history of the X-Men comics up to that point and where the franchise was in the 70s.

They talk about the story, how it holds up today and how important it was to Eric when he first read this issue.

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