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

In which X-Factor loves press conferences, Archangel provides many opportunities for terrible puns, Cyclops gets to be happy for a whole five pages, X-Factor learns how doors work, the X-kids are generous (except Boom Boom), Infectia makes monsters to fight the patriarchy, Ship is your cool aunt, and Destiny accidentally predicts Cable.

 

X-PLAINED:

Apocalypse versus Ed Wood
X-Factor #27-31
Superhero mortality
Star-crossed mugger romance
Marvel Girl as, and not as, Team Mom
The greatest line in all of X-Factor
Ship’s anatomical resemblances
Combat and relationship discussion multitasking
X-Men Evolution Syndrome
Iceman as joker-by-necessity
Infectia and the Anti-Bodies
Rambo Nukes Commando In Nicaragua
Wacky sitcom humor
Warren Worthington, PI
Earth 13122 and LEGO optic blasts
Musical careers of the X-Men

NEXT WEEK: Magik versus Forge.

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