The X-Wife Podcast: An Introduction to X-Men Comics
X-Books: First Team by Robbie MacNiven

X-Books: First Team by Robbie MacNiven

May 3, 2021

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!

DoX Vol. 1: Fallen Angels #1 (2019) - Wayward Warriors

DoX Vol. 1: Fallen Angels #1 (2019) - Wayward Warriors

April 29, 2021

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!

Retcon Wranglers - Psylocke

Retcon Wranglers - Psylocke

April 26, 2021

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!

Retcon Wranglers - Cable

Retcon Wranglers - Cable

April 22, 2021

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!

Reign of X: Krakoa’s X-Men

Reign of X: Krakoa’s X-Men

April 17, 2021

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!

X-Men: The Animated Series - Interview with Eric and Julia Lewald

X-Men: The Animated Series - Interview with Eric and Julia Lewald

April 12, 2021

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!

Seminal Moments: X-Men #1 (1991) - It Comes Home

Seminal Moments: X-Men #1 (1991) - It Comes Home

April 5, 2021

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!

DoX Vol. 1: X-Force #1 (2019) - The Wilds of Krakoa

DoX Vol. 1: X-Force #1 (2019) - The Wilds of Krakoa

March 29, 2021

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!

DoX Vol. 1: New Mutants #1 (2019) -  Space Pirate Adventures

DoX Vol. 1: New Mutants #1 (2019) - Space Pirate Adventures

March 22, 2021

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!

DoX Vol. 1: Excalibur #1 (2019) - For Avalon

DoX Vol. 1: Excalibur #1 (2019) - For Avalon

March 18, 2021

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!

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