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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?

    Reign of X: New Comics for July 28th - Wolverine, Cable, and SWORD

    Reign of X: New Comics for July 28th - Wolverine, Cable, and SWORD

    We're traveling all around the Marvel Universe this week! From Madripoor, to demon dimensions, and all the way out to the Kree Throneworld. Wolverine delivers in a really great issue that jumps to the top of Alicia's pile and Justin calls one of the best of the run. We say goodbye to Cable, the series, but not before we throw in a few confusing time-traveling and clone-related conundrums. And things get annihilated in Sword - Throneworld and that dinner table 😬 Good thing Brand and her team conveniently show up at the right time to save the day... We talk about Wolverine #14, Cable #12, and SWORD #7


    Thanks for listening to our fourteenth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! 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 13 min
    Reign of X: New Comics for July 21st - New Mutants, Marauders, and Guardians of the Galaxy

    Reign of X: New Comics for July 21st - New Mutants, Marauders, and Guardians of the Galaxy

    The fallout continues after the Hellfire Gala. Our New Mutants are trying to figure out what to do with Gabby - get ready for the Weekend at Xavier's! Alicia is rocking out to her Emma Frost song as she creeps up to the top of her favorite character list and Justin is stuck in a terrible Scottish accent. AND WE GO COSMIC! A threat is approaching in GOTG, but who even are these Guardians?? We talk about New Mutants #20, Marauders #22, and Guardians of the Galaxy #16


    Thanks for listening to our thirteenth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! 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 14 min
    Reign of X: New Comics for July 14th - X-Corp, Excalibur, and Way of X

    Reign of X: New Comics for July 14th - X-Corp, Excalibur, and Way of X

    Mental Parasites, Wizards, and Corporate Espionage, Oh My! We're in it now folks! Somehow, I've tricked Alicia to keep reading the new Krakoan era X-Men issues as they come out. We talk all about X-Corp #3, Excalibur #22, and Way of X #4.


    Thanks for listening to our twelfth episode of Season 3! The Hellfire Gala has ended and we snuck back to the island of Krakoa, trying to keep up with all the new mutant stories!! 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
    The Claremont Run - The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 2

    The Claremont Run - The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 2

    The Hellfire Club was victorious at the end of our first half. The Black Queen, long may she reign, has turned on her friends. How can the X-Men save her!? And what's in store once the Phoenix Force is truly unleashed... It's the epic conclusion of The Dark Phoenix Saga!!


    Thanks for listening to our eleventh episode of Season 3! Summer's coming and that means things are heating up with the Phoenix Force!! 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 22 min
    Reign of X: X-Men #1 (2021) - The Heroes of Krakoa

    Reign of X: X-Men #1 (2021) - The Heroes of Krakoa

    Get ready for the newest team to rock the streets of New York City! The X-Men make their return to the Central Park area with an incredible treehouse base. And there's plenty of bad guys brewing to go around... It's Alicia's first time experiencing a new X-Men team in real-time from the start - and a great jumping-on point if you haven't yet been reading!


    Thanks for listening to our tenth episode of Season 3! Our new team of X-Men makes their debut! 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
    The Hellfire Gala - Part 5 Finale, Big Picture and More

    The Hellfire Gala - Part 5 Finale, Big Picture and More

    Well, folks, we're at our night's end. And what's a party without a murder mystery - or two... As the event comes to a close, so does X-Factor. We also comb through our favorite moments of the Hellfire Gala and dive into a Tale of Two Cables.


    Thanks for listening to our ninth 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 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 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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