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For every X-Men fan who’s wanted to get their partner into the conversation and every friend or family member who just doesn’t want to read the comics, welcome to “The X-Wife Podcast.” Justin’s wife Alicia has never read an X-Men comic and she plans to keep it that way… for now! Join as they dive in, break down and question Jonathan Hickman’s new vision of Marvel’s merry mutants on Krakoa. House of X, Powers of X, and the Dawn of X all kick off a story that’s billed as a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, but with more than 50 years of continuity that overwrites and contradicts itself, can there ever be a seamless start?

The X-Wife Podcast: An Introduction to X-Men Comics Justin and Alicia

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For every X-Men fan who’s wanted to get their partner into the conversation and every friend or family member who just doesn’t want to read the comics, welcome to “The X-Wife Podcast.” Justin’s wife Alicia has never read an X-Men comic and she plans to keep it that way… for now! Join as they dive in, break down and question Jonathan Hickman’s new vision of Marvel’s merry mutants on Krakoa. House of X, Powers of X, and the Dawn of X all kick off a story that’s billed as a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, but with more than 50 years of continuity that overwrites and contradicts itself, can there ever be a seamless start?

    From the Ashes Begins! X-Men #1 Kicks off in Alaska

    From the Ashes Begins! X-Men #1 Kicks off in Alaska

    We're in our new era folks, a scattering around the globe and beyond. We take a peek into one of the directions forward after the end of Krakoa as Cyclops gathers a team in the barren lands of Alaska. Did you read X-Men #1? Plus we continue our grudge match between those vying for Apocalypse's crown - who will be the last one standing? AND we catch up on a Wolverine throwback story with Deep Cut. The From the Ashes Unlimited Comic (digi) brings up old wounds and new mysteries from Chuckles... intrigue!
    New comics from July 10, 2024
    01:27 News04:39 Data is Beautiful, Personal News and Poll 09:52 From the Ashes19:07 Wolverine: Deep Cut28:59 Heir of Apocalypse48:59 X-Men
    From the Ashes! Rising up out of the end of Krakoa, a new slate of titles takes the mutants in a variety of directions. What will they discover? How will they play off each other? Join us as we find out! Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Heir of Apocalypse #2 and some Catch Up!

    Heir of Apocalypse #2 and some Catch Up!

    We're moving fast through these books - but not as fast as Apocalypse's tournament is moving through contestants, am I right? A deep dive into Big A's version of Survivor! Plus a number of other books that we catch up on with some high level reactions and feels. Hellverine was the surprise Wolverine book we weren't aware of. Iron Man's love story pulls on our heart strings. And then we bounce around other times and timelines while also checking in on those crazy lovebirds Scott and Jean.
    01:31 News09:06 Personal News and Poll 11:11 General Questions17:41 From the Ashes23:35 Madripoor Knights27:46 X-Men 9732:52 Invincible Iron Man36:08 Hellverine45:35 Heir of Apocalypse
    We're floating in between Eras with bits of both sides carrying us through. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Blood Hunt - First Half

    Blood Hunt - First Half

    Bring on the blood! We dive into the vampire event that has sunk its teeth into our hearts. A high level conversation about the major plot points and players of main event story, followed by our X specific tie ins. Are you reading Blood Hunt? What tie-ins are you picking up?
    05:40 Main Event #1-4 39:44 Jubilee #147:02 Wolverine #1-201:00:04 Magik #1
    We're floating in between Eras with bits of both sides carrying us through. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Heir of Apocalypse #1, Ms Marvel: Mutant Menace #4, Ultimate X-Men #4, and Bubs!

    Heir of Apocalypse #1, Ms Marvel: Mutant Menace #4, Ultimate X-Men #4, and Bubs!

    Who shall become the fittest of them all!? Apocalypse lays down the gauntlet in our book of the week as 12 mutants vie to be his replacement on Earth. Wait, what? He can just do that?We do a speed round catch up for Ms. Marvel, Ultimate X-Men, Deadpool and Wolverine WWIII and Hellverine. Plus the first two issues of the new Infinity Comic, From the Ashes. We're saving the Wolverine and Jubilee Blood Hunt stories for next week to focus on the event as a whole!01:33 News
 08:59 Poll and Personal News
 13:29 From the Ashes
 18:30 Hellverine 
25:24 Deadpool and Wolverine WWIII
 30:50 Ultimate X-Men 
40:17 Ms Marvel Mutant Menace
 55:28 Heir of Apocalypse We're floating in between Eras with bits of both sides carrying us through. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    X-Men #35 / Uncanny X-Men #700 - The Finale of the Krakoan Era

    X-Men #35 / Uncanny X-Men #700 - The Finale of the Krakoan Era

    KRAKOA! Oh wow what a ride, y'all. Twists, surprises, emotions, betrayals, confusion and more. It feels surreal. So ends the First Krakoan Age. The toys go back on the shelf and yet never the end.
    We talk X-Men #35 / Uncanny X-Men #700
    Thanks for listening to our forty-five episode of Season 5! The LAST ISSUE OF KRAKOA. Emotional writing that. Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Rise of the Powers of X #5, Wolverine #50 and X-Men: The Wedding Special #1

    Rise of the Powers of X #5, Wolverine #50 and X-Men: The Wedding Special #1

    Enigma! We catch up and close out the second week of Krakoa's goodbye tour as we get a match up of cosmic proportions. Phoenix is mutants, a development that hits with mixed reactions but ultimately makes sense for what they've been building to. Wolverine gets his last hoorah before bubsing off into the sunset, along with a goodbye tour of some notable Krakoan spots. Plus X-Men: The Wedding special showcasing a variety of LGBTQ characters and creators in a connected anthology centered around Destiny and Mystique's wedding. Love!
    New comics from May 29 we talk Rise of the Powers of X #5, Wolverine #50 and X-Men: The Wedding Special #1
    01:18 News04:09 Data is Beautiful06:45 Personal News, Poll and General Questions17:45 X-Men: The Wedding Special35:00 Wolverine01:00:28 RotPoX
    Thanks for listening to our forty-fourth episode of Season 5! We've maybe stopped falling? There's some rise and resurrection happening, but it still doesn't look great. Fighting through? Like, subscribe, follow, email, and @ us all over the internet at thexwifepodcast. If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and tell your friends!

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

jlynch8 ,

Expanding My Horizons!

I’m super happy to have found this podcast!! Like Alicia, I had never read a comic before in my life (*gasp*) and had only had a marginal understanding of the X-Men from the movies… But that all changed last year when by some external force of nature I stumbled across HoX/PoX and found myself 100% committed to knowing and understanding the Krakoan Age!

As I’ve caught up to the Fall of X, I found myself yearning to learn more about the broader X-community and connect with others on this mutant journey Hickman started, and the X-Wife podcast was everything I was looking for and more. Justin’s incredible knowledge of the subject and ability to walk Alicia through both distilled X-Men history and the recent Krakoan Era makes for wonderful listening that perfectly strikes the balance between informal discussion, content, and analysis. Even on a larger whole, this dynamic husband-&-wife duo simply podcast well - a feat that I think is easier said than done - as it’s one of only a handful of podcasts I’ve found wherein I actively enjoy listening and find myself listening to for hours!

I’m still in the midst of listening to season 2, but look forward to their many episodes leading to the present.

tl;dr: highly recommend for fans of X, new and old - Justin and Alicia are a delight to listen to and bring a wonderful level of analysis to the content and the comic book medium :)

DMVCBN ,

A must listen pod for fans of recent X-Men comics!

Long time listener of the pod. It’s been amazing to follow Justin and Alicia’s comic reading journey, they have come so far! I really appreciate their enthusiasm and dedication to reviewing all the latest X-Men books. Hope they keep up the good work!!!

Boston Gabe ,

I’m finally caught up.

I’m a newish listener. I started at episode 1 and got caught up around new years 2024.

BTW I agree with Alicia for different reasons. Audio books don’t count as reading. Speaking as a heavy audio book listener who only READS comics.

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