Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

In which Havok and Wolverine head to Mexico; Havok tries his hand at noir; Wolverine gets serious about hair gel; Meltdown is probably not actually a common Russian surname; Susan X-Plains nuclear reactors; and we are pretty thoroughly besotted with Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown.

X-PLAINED:

Age of Apocalypse Corsair
Epic Comics
Marvel Comics Presents #24-31
Leila O'Toole (Plasma)
The Cold War
Samantha Smith
Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown #1-4
General Meltdown
Dr. Neutron
The varying deadliness of vices
Scarlett McKenzie (Quark)
Some exceptionally gorgeous artwork
Why we love Havok
Chernobyl
How nuclear reactors do and don't work
Other characters we'd like to see in Meltdown-type stories
Adamantium vs. vibranium

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