Tag: x-men

The Mutant Ages – X-Men: The Animated Series – Repo Man

This week’s episode of X-Men: The Animated Series is all about Wolverine, so we can’t help but like it, even though it’s not THAT good. But Ryan did own a copy of it on VHS as a young boy, so that’s important to note. (Maddy didn’t, which is very sad.) Anyway, this episode is called “Repo Man,” and it’s all about Logan’s exes trying to repossess him. In other words, it’s about Alpha Flight, which is the Canadian superhero team that got created to give Logan a backstory.

X-Men Spotlight: Heather Hudson! But also, a summary of Alpha Flight’s powers and history.

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The Mutant Ages – X-Men: The Animated Series – Red Dawn

This week, Maddy and Ryan wish they had paid more attention in history class, because they’re pretty sure that X-Men: The Animated Series’ take on the dissolution of the Soviet Union didn’t involve a tentacled super-mutant laying waste to Eastern Europe. That’s what happens in “Red Dawn,” but don’t worry–the X-Men are on the scene, ready to intervene in an international incident! Meanwhile, Jubilee sets the standard for Nazi-punching bravery in this episode. Hell yeah.

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SINISTER.

X-Men Spotlight: Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina, Colossus’ sister, a.k.a. Magik, a.k.a. Darkchylde, a.k.a. Lightchylde, a.k.a. X-Men Had A Goth Phase

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The Mutant Ages – Whatever It Takes

Sometimes, X-Men: The Animated Series is packed with prescient political allegories. And sometimes… it’s not.

The third episode of the show’s second season isn’t political and it’s not even accurate to the comic books. In spite of that, we enjoyed the heck out of it. This week, Maddy and Ryan cover Storm’s manufactured backstory in X-Men: TAS, as well as her canonical backstory from the comic books, and the various retcons involved. Since there’s almost no politics to discuss this week, we spend that time talking about our favorite black female heroines of the ’70s and ’80s Marvel era (Misty Knight and Monica Rambeau) and, later, detail our frustrations with the current state of the live-action adaptations of the X-Men and the MCU. Sooo, strap in for that rant!

Also, we have a special announcement: We will be at Arisia 2018, speaking on panels about the X-Men, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, videogames and horror make-up!

X-Men Spotlight: Storm!!!

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The Mutant Ages – Mr. Sinister & The Nasty Boyz

Introducing Sinister… MISTER Sinister.

AND his personal boy band “The Nasty Boyz”

Performing now at the Sinister Night Club.

Listen to the full episode here!


The Mutant Ages – Til Death Due Us Part (Part 2)

Welcome to the Mr. Sinister Show! Mwahahhaa!! Maddy and Ryan have a villain-packed episode for you this week. The second episode of season 2 of X-Men: The Animated Series is all about our favorite campy villain and his henchman, who call themselves The Nasty Boys. This episode has some serious moments, but it’s mostly goofy and delightful — and the queer subtext is barely subtext at this point. It’s just text.

X-MEN SPOTLIGHT: The Nasty Boys!

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Warcraft Valley – Episode 3 – Here Come the X-Men!

The time has come… The X-Men are here!

Well. Some of them at least.

As we dive further into Katie and Ryan’s fanfiction universe they wrote as teenagers, we meet the X-Men. This is the start of a long landslide of Warcraft Valley becoming mostly an X-Men fanfiction intertwining with other universes. All of the women are in charge, and all of the men cry and have relationships with each other. In this, Wolverine gets sick “for the first time” and sobs about it, Goliath gets a procedure below the belt that takes up at least 5 pages, Cyclops is into some weird kinky stuff with Jean behind closed doors, and Poochy’s a doctor who refuses to give any actual diagnoses or is useful in any kind of way.

There are marriages, life or death situations, cameos by characters who may have been made up on the spot, renaissance fairs, and lots of gruff men crying.

Welcome back to Warcraft Valley!

Tell us about YOUR teenage fanfictions and stories by e-mailing us at warcraftvalley@gmail.com!


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 – Let’s Watch 2 Movies Cross Over – X-Men (2000)

The Mutant Ages delve into a live-action adaptation for the first time, and they also have their very first guest: Mary Ellen from Let’s Watch 2 Movies, the other podcast that Maddy co-hosts at Atomic Blue Productions! Welcome, LW2M fans, to a show that discusses queer subtext in the X-Men and also tries to turn that subtext into text at every turn.

We hope you all enjoy this visitation of Maddy and Ryan’s teenage years, including a rundown of all the WAV files Maddy had of voice lines from this movie, the mall food court where Ryan first saw the X-Men movie trailer, and Mary Ellen feigning interest in Marvel minutiae. If you enjoy this episode, consider listening to Let’s Watch 2 Movies (@letswatchtwomovies).

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The Mutant Ages – X-Men 2000 Announcement!

We have a very special episode of The Mutant Ages coming out this Thursday – Maddy and Ryan review X-Men (2000) with guest star Mary Ellen, from Let’s Watch 2 Movies!


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.