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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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    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

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 Hellfire Gala - Interview with Matteo Lolli

    The Hellfire Gala - Interview with Matteo Lolli

    We were hanging out on the Green Carpet and caught up with Marauders' artist Matteo Lolli! He tells us all about what it's like to be a part of such a huge X-Men event, collaborating with Gerry Duggan, how some key character developments have happened along the way, and a behind-the-scenes explanation for Iceman's flip flops in issue #1! We had a ton of fun talking with Matteo! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


    Thanks for listening to our fifth episode of Season 3! We're talking all about the Hellfire Gala, Marauders, and more with artist Matteo Lolli! 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!

    • 55 min
    The Hellfire Gala - Part 2

    The Hellfire Gala - Part 2

    The party's just getting started! And Rictor wants nothing to do with it. Neither do AAAK. And maybe even the Avengers... but don't worry the new X-Men team will save the day! Eyes to the skies for what's still to come.


    Thanks for listening to our fourth episode of Season 3! We're doing a time jump and talking about what's happening now in the X universe with The Hellfire Gala! 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 6 min
    The Claremont Run - The Phoenix Saga

    The Claremont Run - The Phoenix Saga

    Things are heating up for the X-Men as one of their team members literally becomes fire incarnate! We're tackling the classic story of Jean Grey's initial leveling-up, The Phoenix Saga. Not to be confused with every movie adaptation, this one's a slow burn. We first take a tour of the X-Men Villains' Greatest Hits before we actually reach the first arc highlight of Claremont's legendary run.


    Thanks for listening to our third episode of Season 3! Summer's coming and that means things are heating up with solar flares! 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 6 min
    The Hellfire Gala - Part 1

    The Hellfire Gala - Part 1

    We're jumping into real-time dahlings! Alicia had wanted to read the Hellfire Gala as it was coming out and has been BINGEING comics for the last week to make some sense of it all. We talk about the first three issues of the new Hellfire Gala story arc. Y'all she's reading comics that came out this week!! She wanted to do it!!!


    Thanks for listening to our second episode of Season 3! We're doing a time jump and talking about what's happening now in the X universe with The Hellfire Gala! 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!

    • 58 min
    Dawn of X - Opening Arcs Vol. 1-6

    Dawn of X - Opening Arcs Vol. 1-6

    For our fiftieth episode, we've made it giant-size folks! We laid the foundation with Volume 1 of Dawn of X and now Alicia has read the other 5 volumes of the opening arcs. That's 36 comics! Justin has succeeded!! And she enjoyed it all... to varying degrees.


    Thanks for listening to our first episode of Season 3! This is a high-level conversation and breakdown of the opening arcs of the Dawn of X. 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!

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Seminal Moments: New X-Men (2001) - It Goes Extinct Part 2

    Seminal Moments: New X-Men (2001) - It Goes Extinct Part 2

    The end is near! Ms. Cassandra Nova has predicted the downfall of homo sapiens unless something drastic is done and she's recruited the perfect fall guy to carry out her plan for genocide. Did you know there were 32 million mutants? Were being the keyword... holy Genosha it's our surprise Season Finale!


    Thanks for listening to our thirty-second episode of Season 2! This is part two of the fifth and final of our Seminal Moments series, the game-changing stories throughout X-Men history. 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!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

justpatquinn ,

Charles! Flipppffsshh!

(That was my attempt at spelling out the page turn opening to the podcast) I found the X-Men through the ‘92 animated series like a lot of people but very soon after became obsessed with the comics. I also feel like I don’t really have people in my real life to share with so this has been a very cool experience to listen along with and almost feel like a part of the conversation! I can already tell this is THE X-Men related podcast for me and I will be sticking around for the long haul!

Shannon Klein ,

Relive your love of X-men through Alicia’s reactions

I’m living for Alicias reactions. This podcast takes precedence over all others. It’s a must play as soon as soon as it’s posted. I started just a few weeks ago, got caught up and am now stuck anticipating 🤨. There’s so much to cover.

Mad props to Justin. It’s not easy to break down All the X-lore for new readers. He’s very patient in explaining all the concepts and really fleshes it out in a way that’s digestible.

I’d love to hear Alicia’s reaction to The Phoenix Saga straight through its epic end. It’d be great to know how sees the differences between the movie and the original story but I understand that there’s a method to how these stories are being introduced — The Claremont Run episodes really prepare Alicia and listeners for the House of X Storylines going on now. I trust in Justin. Alicia has gone from “My brain hurts” to obsessively researching and hitting is with knowledge (the meaning of Nimrod 🤯) and drawing Murder Boards.

This is an amazing podcast.

-Gitdown

DeathCry99 ,

Such Charisma

This show is such a joy to listen to!

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