Category: The Mutant Ages

The Mutant Ages – The Archangel Monologues

WARREN WORTHINGTON’S GONE. THERE IS ONLY ARCHANGEL NOW.

This excerpt is from a piece we call “The Archangel Monologues”, performed by Maddy and Ryan on their podcast, the Mutant Ages.

Archangel is a fallen death angel, an empty shell of who he was. We know because we read his online blog.


The Mutant Ages – X-Men: The Animated Series – Days of Future Past (Part 2)

Who’s the TRAITOR? Senator Kelly is DEAD! (Sort Of)

Ryan and Maddy check out the second half of X-Men: The Animated Series’ adaptation of Days of Future Past, and it’s a lot stronger than Part 1. This episode smooths over the rough edges of Bishop and Wolverine’s future together, plus it solidifies the threesome between Bishop, Wolverine and Gambit. And by “solidifies,” we mean, “it’s not canon, but come on. Just watch that poker scene!”

Anyway, this episode manages to juggle its many plot-lines and characters with ease. The only part we don’t like is the Blob. We talked about his portrayal in Pryde of the X-Men, and we don’t like it here either.

X-Men Spotlight: Senator Kelly

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The Mutant Ages – X-Men TAS: Days of Future Past (Part 1)

This week, Maddy and Ryan watch Part 1 of X-Men: The Animated Series’ adaptation of Days of Future Past, and we get amped up about Wolverine’s butt. Even more than usual. You know who else is amped about Wolverine’s butt? Bishop! According to us.

The X-Men: TAS adaptation of Days of Future Past moves fast and takes some shortcuts through comic book canon. In this episode, Bishop acts like a total jerk and makes a bunch of impulsive mistakes, but is that really so different from his comic book incarnation? Ryan says no. Maddy ends up agreeing, but at the end of the episode, she still makes the case that Bishop has potential as a character and deserves more. More of Wolverine’s butt! But also better-written stories, and maybe even one of those Netflix shows or something.

X-Men Spotlight: Bishop


The Mutant Ages – FIXING X-Men: Apocalypse

What if X-Men: Apocalypse was actually GOOD?

Maddy and Ryan FIX the film “X-Men: Apocalypse” by re-writing the script into a tangible story with an actual plot.

Anyway hire us, Marvel.


The Mutant Ages – X-Men: The Animated Series – Come the Apocalypse

The “Come the Apocalypse” episode of X-Men: The Animated Series can’t possibly be canon. For starters, none of the X-Men remember Archangel, which contradicts future episodes. Meanwhile, Rogue and Mystique don’t recognize one another, either. In spite of this episode’s plot holes and multiple confusing fight scenes, Ryan and Maddy enjoyed it a lot… because they were laughing at it, not with it. If you want to see an episode of X-Men: TAS that deals with serious political themes, circle back to the episode previous to this one. “Come the Apocalypse” is just plain goofy.

X-Men Spotlight: Apocalypse

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The Mutant Ages – Professor Xavier is a JERK

PROFESSOR XAVIER IS A JERK.

Let Maddy and Ryan explain to you why, through this clip of the Mutant Ages!


The Mutant Ages – Callisto’s Morlock Dungeon

How did Callisto get footage of Cyclops fighting Sentinels? Who are all of these weirdly doodled Morlocks watching Callisto makes Cyclops her mate? There are SO MANY QUESTIONS — And somehow, this is a kid’s show.

Catch the full episode here!


The Mutant Ages – X-Men: The Animated Series – The Cure

Maddy and Ryan delve into “The Cure,” a metaphor-heavy episode of X-Men: The Animated Series that makes it crystal clear how mutant powers serve as a metaphor for being gay. In this episode, we meet Warren Worthington III, a closeted mutant who’s super-rich and funding a “cure” for his mutation. The inventors of the alleged “cure” are Mystique and Apocalypse, though, and you just can’t trust those two with anything! Meanwhile, Rogue wants the cure for herself, even though Gambit would be happy to risk a kiss with her. Ryan brings out all his best Rogue impressions in the process.

X-Men Spotlight: Mystique

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And don’t forget… WARREN’S GONE.


The Mutant Ages – Wolverine & Sabretooth’s Sexy Wrestling

Are Wolverine and Sabretooth actually fighting? Or are they ex-boyfriends battling out their past grudges by having skin tight sexy wrestling matches on the X-Mansion floor? Only Ryan and Maddy know on the Mutant Ages!


The Mutant Ages – The Unstoppable Juggernaut

This week on Maddy and Ryan’s X-Men: The Animated Series rewatch, we meet Colossus, from Russia! You know he’s from Russia because he just can’t stop telling us that. We also meet the Juggernaut, who is the actual focus of this episode, not that we want him to be. Wolverine and Jubilee become besties with a killer sense of teamwork, but aside from that, this episode is a real snooze. Let us recap it for you (with jokes) so that you don’t have to watch it yourself, hm?

Spotlight X-Men: Colossus

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