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In which we return triumphant from hiatus; it's still always Inferno in here; no one should ever under any circumstances date Cameron Hodge; Kenneth is a fundamentally hilarious name; Magneto's family gets retconned to death; Pterosaurs are still the absolute worst; and Magik totally deserves a sidekick.


Ka-Zar's real name
Shanna the She-Devil
Our new production set-up
What we did on our summer vacations
Previously on X-Men
Further limits of the mutant metaphor
Uncanny X-Men #273-275
A crisis of leadership
A comic that is a metaphor that is also a comic
Cable's OkCupid profile
Changing creative dynamics on the X-line
Archangel's middle name
Gambit vs. Wolverine
Censorship Steam
The protean X-bathroom
Magneto's retconned family
Colonel Semyanov
A perhaps ill-conceived team-up
The Self-Styled Mistress of Magnetism
Some remarkably lucky timing
The semantics of heel turns
Gender and sidekicks
Mr. Sinister's powers

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