Art by David Wynne.
In which Professor X is (canonically!) a jerk, Miles has Sidrian Hunter feelings, Kitty Pryde is Clarissa Darling with a dragon, we introduce a drinking game, the X-Men do Barbarella, Rachel has a ‘shipper moment, Rogue joins the team, Storm gets a haircut, Mastermind is still the worst, and Madelyne Pryor is underrated.
Uncanny X-Men #168-175
A one-sided rivalry
The lowest-drama X-romance
The Cream of Wheat box as a metaphor for infinity
Kitty’s Kostume Korner
Rachel’s questionably-canon ships
Class privilege and the mutant metaphor
A dubbing error
Gender dimorphism in superhero media
Storm’s first major character arc
Our single favorite superhero artist
A Charles Xavier we can believe in
Cyclops vs. formalwear
Art Challenge: Send us your Kitty Pryde costume redesigns--any era, any codename--to xplainthexmen(at)gmail(dot)com
Next Week: Claremont and Miller’s Wolverine!
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