In which the moments of X-Universe are better than the whole; the code name “Dirigible” carries some inherent risks; Tony Stark is often more interesting without Iron Man; Clint Barton is no James Rhodes; there is somehow a Matt Murdock who makes even worse choices than the one from Earth-616; nobody should ever trust Mikhail Rasputin; and the baby’s name really doesn’t matter.
* J. Jonah Jameson’s stance on mutants
* A way to get cool stuff AND support Trans Lifeline
* X-Universe #1-2
* Gwen Stacy (Earth-295)
* Some really obnoxious white savior tropes
* The Marauders (Earth-295)
* How to waste Arcade
* Owl noises
* Tony Stark (Earth-295)
* Clint Barton and/or James Rhodes (Earth-295)
* Dr. Donald Blake (Earth-616)
* Dr. Donald Blake (Earth-295)
* Mikhail Rasputin (Earth-295)
* Ship, but not Ship
* Ben Grimm (Earth-295)
* Sue Storm (Earth-295)
* Bruce Banner (Earth-295)
* A great many overplayed references
* Matt Murdock (Earth-295)
* Manuel de la Rocha (Earth-295)
* Victor Von Doom (Earth-295)
* Marte and Rafe McGuffin
* The Upscale Program
* A very hazardous plan
* The Stryfe Force
* The dreams of Donald Blake
* A red herring named Frankie
* Augmented humans in a mutant-centric world
* How Wolverine communicates with animals
* How Professor X lost his hair
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