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The Mutant Ages – X-Men TAS: Til Death Due Us Part (Part 1)

Maddy and Ryan return to X-Men: The Animated Series for the premiere of the second season, a strong episode that walks the line between serious political commentary and goofy fun times. Guess what? Morph’s back, and he’s ready to play all sorts of mind games on the X-Men. Meanwhile, the Friends Of Humanity are also playing mind games on the X-Men, except that’s way less fun to watch.

X-MEN SPOTLIGHT: Mr. Sinister, the glam god of plot holes and sexy torture! At last, Marvel’s goofiest antagonist has arrived on the scene.

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The Mutant Ages – Gambit & Wolverine do it on a Sentinel

Wolverine & Gambit made out on top of a sentinel, and it’s canon!

From the latest Mutant Ages episode, here is proof from the animated series that Wolverine and Gambit took a break from their X-Mission to do something else X-Rated.


The Mutant Ages – X-Men: The Animated Series – The Final Decision

Maddy and Ryan have just wrapped up watching the first season of X-Men: The Animated Series, and they’d like to remind you that Magneto was right… among other things. Magneto has captured Senator Kelly and the X-Men try to intervene, but before they can do that, the Sentinels rush in to capture Senator Kelly themselves. Now that humans and mutants have a common enemy in these big plastic robots, they’re able to put aside their bigotry.d

Is that realistic, even as a metaphor? Maddy and Ryan have some doubts, but nonetheless, they delve into this analogy and many others that have unfolded over the course of the season. They also review their favorite and least favorite characters so far, the episodes that should be skipped, and read some excellent mail from listeners about trans narratives in the X-Men and more!

X-Men Spotlight: Master Mold

Next week: THE FIRST X-MEN MOVIE! Watch along with us, won’t you?


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 – 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.