Battle Of The Atom: An X-Men Podcast

By Zachary Jenkins (Xavier Files) & Adam Reck

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Join Zack from Xavier Files and Adam from Bish & Jubez as they battle to decide the best and worst X-Men stories of all time!

Episode Date
Episode 99 - Legion Quest
00:57:39

Episode Notes

We celebrate the return of Legion with the return of Matt Sibley, Zack's former co-host with a chip on his shoulder. Hopefully nothing bad happens because of this.

Ranked this episode:

  • New Mutants #26-28 (Legion)
  • X-Men: Legacy #19-24 (For We Are Many)
  • Legion Quest

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Ending music was Crystal Kingdom by Griffin McElroy

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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Jun 24, 2019
Episode 98 - Little Trash Boy
00:52:38

Episode Notes

Proteus is a bad child but he has been in good stories. We talk about them this week, as one does.

  • Uncanny X-Men #125-128 (Proteus)
  • X-Men Legacy #231-233 (Necrosha)
  • Ultimate X-Men #16-19 (World Tour)

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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Jun 17, 2019
Episode 97 - Pocket-Sized Glob Herman
00:47:10

Episode Notes

What's up you cool babies? We've got some Weezer content, some Muppets content, and some X-Babies content. Who could ask for more? Maybe a song or post credits scene? We got that too!

Ranked This Episode:

  • X-Babies

  • Giant-Sized Little Marvel: AvX

  • Pint-Sized X-Babies: Murderama

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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Jun 10, 2019
Episode 96 - A Phoenix Force Of Our Own with Jay Edidin
01:03:57

Episode Notes

This X-Men Podcast could be worth $2500 to you. That is, if that's what you value an epic team-up between the BotA Boys and Jay Edidin of Jay & Miles X-Plain The X-Men. Anyway, there is a movie you all are going to see against you're better judgement, and we are going to talk about the story that movie is based on.

It's finally time for Dark Phoenix!

Ranked This Episode:

  • Dark Phoenix Saga (Uncanny #129-137)

  • Classic X-Men #43

  • What If vol 2 #32-33

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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Jun 03, 2019
Episode 95 - Cyclops Has More Than Two Problems
00:51:57

Cyclops, just, boy howdy does he have some problems. We love our sweet anxiety riddled son but, man, he needs to maybe talk to someone. Maybe that someone could be you? (Cyclops is fictional, please do not talk to him unless you have put on your fiction suit).

Ranked This Episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men vol 2 #19 (The Passion Of Scott Summers)

  • Uncanny X-Men #391 (Dad)

  • Champions #12

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Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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May 27, 2019
Episode 94 - All-New, All-Different Battle Of The Atom
00:47:52

Episode Notes

We're back, we're different, and we're talking about Bishop. But in a very different way, we aren't talking about Bishop because we picked 3 stories he is only nominally the star of. Oops!

Ranked This Episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #281-283 (Bishop's Crossing)

  • Life And Times Of Lucas Bishop

  • New X-Men #139-141 (Murder At The Mansion)

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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May 20, 2019
Episode 93 - The Father, Son, And Holy Spirit Of The Sentinel Program
00:56:00

Episode Notes

Welcome to Sunday School. This has become your premier destination for all things related to Christianity if by that we mean the Sentinel program. Anyway there is a very pink robot in this one.

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #194 (Juggernaut's Back In Town)
  • New X-Men #28-31 (Nimrod)
  • X-Men: Second Coming

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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May 13, 2019
Episode 92 - No Themed Roller Coasters Whatsoever
00:51:23

Episode Notes

This week we talk about Beast. We were going to talk about roller coasters but SOMEONE didn't get my reference. Anyway this episode also turned into a bunch of romance stories and WOW, Hank McCoy can brood.

Ranked this Episode:

  • X-Men Endangered Species

  • Beauty & The Beast

  • X-Factor Special: Prisoner of Love

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Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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May 06, 2019
Episode 91 - I Don't Want To Besmirch Daddy Chris
01:00:29

Episode Notes

The New Mutants do two things constantly.

1) Push back the release date of their feature film 2) Die

This episode is about the second thing.

Ranked This Episode:

  • New Mutants: Dead Souls

  • New Mutants #38-40 (Aftermath)

  • New Mutants: Truth or Death

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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Apr 29, 2019
Episode 90 - Here's What I Know About Christian Grey
00:51:12

Episode Notes

This week we talk about the Hellfire Club, and wouldn't you know it, we had audio issues and had to rerecord 2/3rds of the whole danged thing! So if we seem off our game, that's why. Sorry, we'll fix it next time. Enjoy the 50 Shades of Grey jokes!

Ranked This Episode:

  • Excalibur #96-100 (London Hellfire Club)

  • Astonishing X-Men #13-18 (Torn)

  • Wolverine & the X-Men #30-35 (The Hellfire Saga)

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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Apr 22, 2019
Episode 89 - Dennis Didn't Put The Cake In Here
00:50:28

Episode Notes

I tell you what, if my teenage self came forward in time to tell me how much I sucked, I wouldn't take him very seriously. Teenage me was a dummy. Anyway we talk about the O5 for a while. Hope you like it.

Ranked This Episode:

  • All-New X-Men #1-5 (Yesterday's X-Men)

  • eXtermination

  • X-Men: Season One

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Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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Apr 15, 2019
Episode 88 - Suspiciously Similar To Your Irish Accent
00:45:36

Episode Notes

90s X-Men sure sold a bunch! So much so that everyone got cool, four-issue minis! We talk about 3 of them as Zack offends the entire state of Louisiana. Adam, as always, is the voice of reason and quality analysis.

Ranked This Episode:

  • Gambit vol 1

  • Rogue vol 1

  • Bishop vol 1

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Apr 08, 2019
Episode 87 - Star Studded C2E2 2019 Special
01:29:49

Episode Notes

Zack went to C2E2 last weekend and talked to A BUNCH of creators. Let's see what that was all about.

Check out everyone in this episode like

Matthew Rosenberg

Todd Nauck

Daniel Kibblesmith

Tim Seeley

Declan Shalvey

Kyle Starks

Russel Dauterman

And special thanks to con friends Charlie Davis, Chris Eddleman, and Christi Eddleman.

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Apr 01, 2019
Episode 86 - The Borg Are Just Phalanx Right?
00:48:42

Episode Notes

We boldly go where no podcast has gone before and talk about Star Trek. I know nothing about it. Adam gets frustrated at continuity.

Ranked this episode:

  • Star Trek/X-Men #1

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation/X-Men: Second Contact #1

  • X-Men: Kingbreaker

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Our outro music this week is Star Trek TOS 8-bit de-make by PeachyPixel8

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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Mar 25, 2019
Episode 85 - Honey Badger Is Gruul with Vita Ayala
00:51:37

Episode Notes

We have Prisoner X writer Vita Ayala joining us this week to talk about their awesome book. It gets real heavy but then we talk about Magic: The Gathering so it's one of those episodes.

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Mar 18, 2019
Episode 84 - Faith & Begorrah
00:49:16

Episode Notes

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Well, soon I guess. We celebrate in the X-Men way by just winging it based on cultural sterotypes that are probably a little insensitive. It is a very X-Men way to celebrate, that is for sure. Anyway we rushed to get this out so it isn't as editied as usual, sorry about that but I think it still turned out fun.

Ranked this Episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #101-104 (The Leprechauns of Cassidy Keep)

  • Uncanny X-Men First Class #8 (The Curse of Craeliach)

  • Generation X #8-9 (What Happened to Cassidy Keep?!)

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Mar 11, 2019
Episode 83 - I Did It All For The Nookie with Dan McMahon
00:56:43

Episode Notes

Let's chug some Mountain Dew, hit a sick kick flip, and talk about how our parents just don't understand us. We got Dan McMahon here with us to talk about Adam-X the X-Treme.

Ranked this Episode:

  • X-Force Annual #2

  • Captain Marvel #2-#3

  • X-Men #39 (Adam-X the X-Treme Goes Camping)

Check out Dan's podcast Super Sons

Here's that Adam-X comic I made

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Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Mar 04, 2019
Episode 82 - If Not For X-Men Twitter with Leah Williams
01:03:31

Episode Notes

Guys, Leah Williams is back to talk about X-Tremists! It's a super fun episode that does have a cuss or two in it so keep the earmuffs ready for the young ones. Anyway it's a great time and you should go buy her books.

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Feb 25, 2019
Episode 81 - The #1 Podcast For Reminding You Of All The Problematic Things Magneto Has Done
00:51:12

Episode Notes

This episode is going to talk about stories where Magneto attempts to commit genocide and generally acts like a monster. We talk bluntly about the parallels to the real world. If that's not what you need in your life, no sweat, see you next week.

Also, we split it up with a Silver Age story so we still have some jokes.

Ranked this episode:

  • Magneto Rex

  • X-Men #4-5 (The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants)

  • New X-Men #146-150 (Planet X)

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Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Feb 18, 2019
Episode 80 (Again) - Your #1 "Saying 'The Todd'" Podcast
00:55:59

Episode Notes

Zack poured himself a strong drink and talked to Adam about Wolverine. We also talk a lot about Kamala Khan and 3D and The Todd.

Ranked This Episode:

  • Ms Marvel #6-7 (Healing Factor)

  • Uncanny X-Men #268 (Madripoor Knights)

  • Spider-Man #8-12 (Perceptions)

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Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Feb 11, 2019
Episode 80 - The Cannonball In Space Hour
00:43:41

Episode Notes

We talk about the #1 Kentucky Good Boi this week. We happen to also talk about space a ton. We happen to also also admit to making pop culture references about things we have never seen. It's metal af.

Ranked This Episode:

  • Uncnnay X-Men #341-344 (Cannonball Fights Gladiator And Then Some Space Stuff)

  • New Mutants Annual #1

  • Avengers World #17

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Feb 04, 2019
Episode 79 - Your Premire X-Man Podcast with Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler
00:51:24

Episode Notes

Enter the Age of X-Man with writers Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler. We talk about all the things that make the world tick!

Also, there is a siren in the background for a tiny part of it. I promise, I tried to get rid of it as much as possible.

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Jan 28, 2019
Episode 78 - Your New Age Religious Podcast
00:45:59

Episode Notes

This is an episode about the burly Jesus named Cable. His is different than the ripped Jesus named X-Man. Comics are wild y'all!

Ranked This Episode:

  • Marvel Team-Up v3 #19

  • X-Men #188-193 (Supernovas)

  • Cable & Deadpool #7-10 (The Burnt Offering)

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Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Jan 21, 2019
Episode 77 - Your Mutant Alternative To NPR's Code Switch
00:47:47

Episode Notes

This week we are way over our heads with stories that have interesting elements but are problematic as heck. We also avoid making the same Greg Land comments every message board makes.

Ranked This Episode:

  • District X #1-6 (Mr. M)

  • X-Factor Vol 2

  • Uncanny X-Men #530-535 (Quarantine)

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Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Jan 14, 2019
Episode 76 - We've Now Become An Antifa Podcast
00:50:54

Episode Notes

Who wants to over throw a facist government run by a dad, the spider robot from the end of the Lost In Space movie, and a piece of Kix with a knife? We do!

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #235-238 (Welcome To Genosha)

  • X-Tinction Agenda

  • Cable #26-28 (The Long Way

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Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Jan 07, 2019
Episode 74 - Stories Where Kitty Pryde Doesn't Get Married
00:42:58

Episode Notes

We got some new stories about a great topic, not marriage. Join us and Kitty as we don't get married. Also, I didn't edit this too much so you might get some mouth sounds. Sorry I guess.

Ranked this Episode: * Uncanny X-Men #179 * Excalibur #12-13 * X-Men Gold #30

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Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Dec 31, 2018
Episode 73 - Battle Of The Atom Holiday Spectacular
00:40:44

Episode Notes

So this is X-Mas? And what have you done? Well Mr. Judgemental, we made a podcast. It is the holiday spectacular for 2018 and it has stuff!

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #98-100
  • Uncanny X-Men #230
  • Generation X #4

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Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Dec 24, 2018
Episode 72 - Actual Biblical Marvel Comics Cain
00:44:49

Episode Notes

What is love?

Baby don't hurt me.

Don't hurt me.

No more.

Ranked this episode: * Pryde & Wisdom * Rogue & Gambit * Witchblade/Wolverine

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Dec 17, 2018
Episode 71 - Thinking Of The Children
00:42:18

Episode Notes

Teenagers scare the friggin' shoot out of me! That's why we dedicated an entire episode about it. A lot of children do get murdered and we are very sorry about that.

Ranked This Episode:

  • X-Campus
  • New Mutants #21 (Slumber Party)
  • New X-Men #20-27 (Childhood's End/Crusade)

Go buy the Guide to X-Ceptional Baking

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Dec 10, 2018
Episode 70 - Magneto But Good And Young And Hot
00:46:36

Episode Notes

Good evening my Acolytes! We talk about you today. We also renamed you. This will probably go away by the next time we record so indulge me for now.

Also, the last X-Man Update(?)

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #300
  • X-Men Legacy #208-210 (From Genesis to Revelations)
  • Magneto vol 1

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Dec 03, 2018
Episode 69 - Web-Head Waffles And Other Assorted Spiders-Men with Dan Gvozden
00:56:05

Episode Notes

We realized we were woefully unprepared to to talk about Spider-Man so we brought in a ringer. Dan Gvozden from Amazing Spider-Talk is here to help us through the details of that Spectacular Spidered-Man!

Ranked this episode:

  • X-Men/Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man vs Wolverine
  • Amazing Spider-Man #92

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Nov 26, 2018
Episode 68 - Thanks For The Sewer Stories Jerry!
00:46:46

Episode Notes

We are talking about Morlocks today. They should team up with the ninja turtles. Just saying.

Ranked this episode:

  • The Mutant Massacre
  • Uncanny X-Men #291-293 (Morlocks Take Manhatten)
  • Uncanny X-Men Annual #18

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Nov 19, 2018
Episode 67 - Acts Of Friendship
01:02:09

Episode Notes

In a special comics podcast crossover, we are joined by Chris Eddleman of Chrises On Infinite Earths and Dan Grote of WMQ&A. Instead of ranking comics, we rank friendships! It is a blast!

Make sure you check out all the podcasts participating!

  • Chrises on Infinite Earths: An all-ages comics podcast that delves into the biggest comic book crossover events that you need to know.

  • Multiversal Q: Your guide to the comic book multiverse, now in podcast form!

  • Play Comics: A podcast that examines video games based on comics properties.

  • The Young Ones: Teen superheroes, comics and why we love them.

  • WMQ&A: the official podcast of the WMQ Comics website.

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Nov 12, 2018
Episode 66 - What You Guys Call Deep Cut I Used To Call Tuesday with Fabian Nicieza
00:55:44

Episode Notes

Incrediably excited to share this one with you folks. You might know him from X-Force, X-Men, Cable & Deadpool. It is legendary comicbook creator Fabian Nicieza. We talk about so many cool things like Shatterstar, Adam-X the X-Treme, and a secret Gambit project that the internet has no record of. Frankly, it is a wild interview.

Check out Fabian's new comic Outrage! It's free!

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Nov 05, 2018
Episode 65 - Put Dracula Back Together
00:34:35

Episode Notes

Happy Spooktober everyone! We are celebrating the creepy month and the eve of All-Saints Day by talking about, well, Draculas. They are spoopy and drink blood. A perfect combination for these trying times. Please celebrate the dark holy month with us. Hail Satan!

Ranked This Episode:

  • X-Men vol 3 #1-6 (Curse Of The Mutants)

  • What If...? #37 (What If Wolverine Was Lord Of The Vampires During Inferno)

  • Generation X #63 (Monet Vampure Hunter)

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Oct 29, 2018
Episode 64 - Our Mesh Shirt Overlord w/Trent Seely
00:50:36

Episode Notes

This week Trent Seely from Continuity Nod joins us to talk about a lot of stories. Like, we have too many stories and we needed a 3rd host to even start to get through this! You are getting your money's worth on this one folks.

Ranked this episode:

  • X-Men: To Protect And To Serve

  • Generation X Underground Special

  • A+X #5

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Oct 22, 2018
Episode 63 - Some Chupacabra Type Activity
00:42:12

Episode Notes

Xorn Medium elemental, neutral

Armor Class 19 (Natural Armor) Hit Points 73 (7d8 + 42) Speed 20 ft., burrow 20 ft.

STR 17 (+3) DEX 10 (+0) CON 22 (+6) INT 11 (+0) WIS 10 (+0) CHA 11 (+0)

Skills Perception +6, Stealth +3 Damage Resistances Piercing and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks that aren't Adamantine Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Tremorsense 60 ft., Passive Perception 16 Languages Terran Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Or just a Gordian Knot of continuity. You decide!

Ranked This Episode: * New X-Men #127 * X-Men #157-160 (Day of the Atom) * E is For Extinction #1-4

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Oct 15, 2018
Episode 62 - A Gospel Has Come Upon Us with Charlie Davis
00:44:34

Episode Notes

We have the X-Man Update to end all X-Man Updates (note: I will still continue to do X-Man Update because it is fun for me). Plus we talk to friend of the show, Charlie Davis about Jean Grey, but like, a young version of her. And then also baking!

Make sure to Kickstart The Guide To X-Ceptional Baking Zine

Ranked This Episode:

  • Jean Grey #8-11 (Psych Wars)

  • X-Men Origins: Jean Grey #1

  • All-New X-Men #37

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Oct 08, 2018
Episode 61 - Charlie Brown Is The Cyclops of the Peanuts
00:55:24

Episode Notes

For being super heroes, the X-Men and Avengers fight a ton. This is a time-honored tradition from every generation. Also, Magneto is the only one to be in all of these which is a weird fun fact I forgot about. Oh, and this episode is long because AvX is a lot.

Covered This Episode:

  • Avengers Vs X-Men #0-12
  • The X-Men Vs The Avengers #1-4
  • X-Men #43-45 & Avengers #53 (The Silver Age AvX)

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Oct 01, 2018
Episode 60 - Time To Clean House with Ed Brisson
00:44:09

Episode Notes

Timelines are confusing. So is having multiple characters with the same name. Luckily, Ed Brisson is here to clean everything up. I'm sure after this the X-Men will no longer be confusing. Also this was recorded before X-Force was announced so be happy we talked about them as much as we did!

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Sep 24, 2018
Episode 59 - You Talkin' Bout Neutrino Annihilator?
00:45:11

Episode Notes

College is a time for growth and good X-Men stories. That's what we got today. I'm running late on putting up these notes and also the Packers TIED against the stupid Vikings so I'm mad and don't want to make jokey jokes so deal with it.

Ranked This Episode:

  • Chamber #1-4
  • Generation X #10-11 (Death Wail)
  • Mechanix #1-6

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Sep 17, 2018
Episode 58 - Galactus Is Dope & He Does Dope Things
00:44:37

Episode Notes

Here me listners! No longer are we the podcast you once knew! We are fire and life incarnate, we are X-Man Update!

That's right, we spend the whole episode talking about how one of us is reading X-Man and nothing about the Phoenix. Deal with it nerds!

Ranked this episode:

  • Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey
  • Uncanny X-Men #466-468 (End of Greys)
  • Excalibur #61 (Truth and Consequence)

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Sep 10, 2018
Episode 57 – A Pack Of Misfits with Jim Zub
00:56:27

Episode Notes

Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor writer Jim Zub joins us to dive into the wild world of Psylocke, New Tian, and what it's like to write weird X-Men.

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Sep 03, 2018
Episode 56 - WELCOME TO DIE!
00:54:23

Episode Notes

Hello X-Chickens! On today's episode we talk about the one, the only, Magneto. He has done just an absolute ton of stuff and is very intresting.

Ranked this episode: * Uncanny X-Men #111-113 (Magneto Triumphant) * Captain America #367 (Acts of Vengence) * Magneto #1-3 (Infamous)

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Aug 27, 2018
Episode 55 - I'm Gonna Eat The Cake
00:42:06

Episode Notes

This week we have a whole episode about Freedom Force today but here is the thing, Freedom Force is boring. We find a way to talk about it for a while. Also Lucifer is bad and shouldn't be part of X-Men.

Ranked this Episode: * Uncanny X-Men #206 (Freedom Is A Four Letter Word) * Uncanny X-Men #215-216 (Old Soldiers) * X-Men #20-21 (I, Lucifer)

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Aug 20, 2018
Episode 54 - The Bob Ross Painting Video of Men with Seanan McGuire
00:57:22

Episode Notes

Guys we have Seanan McGuire on the show this week and I forgot her last night right at the start. I blame it on the cursed object I got the day we recorded. We talk about Emma and Kitty and Gwen and Mystique and all sorts of stuff.

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Aug 13, 2018
Episode 53 - One Year X-Travaganva
01:12:39

Episode Notes

We did it! A whole year of episodes! To celebrate we are going to have special guest Chris Clar... oh he didn't return our email? I mean superstar artist John By... he hates me? Levi's commercial star Rob L... blocked on Twitter? Podcasting superstar Jay Ed... we never even thought to ask?. Nevermind, we are just gonna do a regular episode but some bonus content at the end. Maybe SOMEONE should do a better job planning this.

Ranked this Episode:

  • Astonishing X-Men #44-#47 (Exalted)
  • X-Men: Blue #16-#20 (Cross Time Capers)
  • WildC.A.T.s/X-Men

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Aug 06, 2018
Episode 52 - Mass Murdering Genocide Girl with Brett Simon
00:51:38

Episode Notes

I'm not gonna sugarcoat this one for you guys, this episode deals with a rough story. A story so rough that Zack needed everyone to know he was drinking to soothe the pain. Also we brought in Brett Simon from Renegades: Talking Valiant to discuss it. We are sorry it came to this (but not sorry for Brett because he is dope).

Ranked This Episode:

  • IvX #0-#6
  • X-Factor #65-68 (Endgame)
  • Uncanny X-Men #390 (The Cure)

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Jul 30, 2018
Episode 51 - Wolverine: Cocaine
00:43:48

Episode Notes

Hey bub, this episode is about Wolverine. That means we are obviously talking about sentient cocaine, elephant bones, and wiener mobiles. Strap in because Jimmy Six-Claws is gonna take you for a ride!

Ranked this episode:

  • Wolverine #17-23 (Cocaine)
  • Marvel Comics Presents #85-92 (Blood Hungry)
  • Savage Wolverine #12-13 (Come Conquer the Beasts)

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Jul 23, 2018
Episode 50 - Do You Want The Honest Answer? with Cullen Bunn
00:58:03

Episode Notes

This week on the podcast X-Men: Blue. Uncanny X-Men, and Magneto writer Cullen Bunn joins us to dish out secrets from his time working on X-Men. We discuss how he got the O5, what X-Men: Black was going to be, and his failed attempts to #BringBackMaggott.

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Jul 16, 2018
Episode 49 - Already Hogwarts
00:46:37

Episode Notes

It's tough being a teen and it's even tougher when you're saving the world but still have to be home in time to do your algebra homework. On today's episode of the podcast we talk about teens, youths, and everything in-between.

Ranked this episode:

  • New X-Men #1-6 (Choosing Sides)
  • NYX #1-7
  • Old Man Logan #39-40 (Glob Loves, Man Kills)

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Jul 09, 2018
Episode 48 - Isn't That What The Marvel WIkia Is For? with Jordan D White
01:01:22

Episode Notes

The Marvel Wikia describes Jordan D White as "a panhandler in New York City". I describe him to my uninterested co-workers as the guy in charge of X-Men, which frankly, is a more relevant description. We talk about some of the big, upcoming changes in the world of X-Men, how to best structure a line, and the dangerous difference between voicing his opinion as a fan vs an editor.

Zack’s mic is still broke but he has a service ticket in with Blue to get a new ding dang microphone that doesn’t sound like he is running it through a BOSS DS-1. He does have a new USB cable on order to see if that fixes it, which will be here just in time for the next episode.

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Jul 02, 2018
Episode 47 - That Steven Spielberg
00:49:26

Episode Notes

You know him best from ET, Saving Private Ryan, and that movie about farting giants but Steven Spielberg (yes, that Steven Spielberg) participated in the creation of an X-Men comic once. It's actually really good. Also some other times that the X-Men helped kids in need.

Zack's mic is still broke but he has a service ticket in with Blue to get a new ding dang microphone that doesn't sound like he is running it through a BOSS DS-1. Sorry.

Ranked this episode:

  • Amazing X-Men #13 (Charm School)
  • Extraordinary X-Men #17
  • The X-Men in: Life Lessons

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Jun 25, 2018
Episode 46 - Me & Pizza Hut? We're Your Friends with Chris Sims
01:22:08

Episode Notes

Special, unintentially long episode of you guys this week. X-Men '92 co-writer, and podcaster who we stole the entire concept of this show from, Chris Sims joins us to talk about one thing, Arcade. Along the way we have some fantastic conversations about, well, most things X-Men.

Also Zack's mic broke right before recording this and he had to use his emergency back-up mic (not the double back-up which is a Rock Band USB mic, but stil) so sound quality isn't where we want it to be. Sorry.

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #123-124 (Murder World)
  • X-Force #29-30 (Adam-X The X-Treme Is Back... And Things Have Never Been Deadlier)
  • X-Men Collector's Edition #1-4 (Pizza Hut X-Men)

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Jun 18, 2018
Episode 45 - X-Treme Makeover Home Edition
00:45:29

Episode Notes

They say home is where the heart is, which is ridiculous. My heart lives in my ribcage right next to my breathe bags. Still, the X-Men's home is important so we have dedicated an entire episode to that building.

Ranked this episode:

  • X-Men: Survival Guide to the Mansion
  • Special Edition X-Men #1 (Back-Up)
  • X-Men: Evolution #9 (House Party)

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Jun 11, 2018
Episode 44 - Blue Kayne
00:47:08

Episode Notes

They got the raddest hooks They got the dopest looks And when they're misunderstood it's even better

Who are they? Mutants. And mutants are so hot right now. Zack and Adam take a beat to look at mutants bearings on pop culture.

Ranked This Episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #395-#398 (Poptopia)
  • Morlocks #1-#4
  • X-Force #116-#119 (1st X-Statix)

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Jun 04, 2018
Episode 43 - Avengers 4: Gorilla-Thanos-Man
00:46:51

Episode Notes

This week on the show we talk about Jeff Parker and only Jeff Parker. We also get very sidetracked and get into tantgents like you wouldn't believe. This is our life now. Please don't smoosh that unsubscribe button, give us another chance.

Ranked This Episode:

  • Exiles vol 2 #1-#6 (The Jeff Marker Exiles)
  • X-Men Vs. The Agents Of Atlas
  • X-Men: First Class #11 (The Continuiteens)

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May 28, 2018
Episode 42 - Really Turned On By Robots
00:45:49

Episode Notes

DO NOT FEAR HUMANS! WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL OF THIS POD-CAST. THE ROBOTIC MEMBER OF THE X-MEN SHALL BE THE FOCUS.

Ranked This Episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #360 & X-Men #80 (Children Of The Atom)
  • Astonishing X-Men #7-#12 (Dangerous)
  • X-Club #1-#4

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May 21, 2018
Episode 41 - 💩
00:46:32

Episode Notes

Would you like to see Zack & Adam struggle to put their hate into words? well listen to this episode where we rank our 100th story. We hate it!

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #428-#434 (The Draco)
  • Nightcrawler #1-#4 (Cockrum's Nightcrawler)
  • Amazing X-Men #1-#5 (The Quest for Nightcrawler)

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May 14, 2018
Episode 40 - Electric Hot Pink Spiders
00:44:21

Episode Notes

In 1980 the English band The Vapors released their hit single Turning Japanese. Like all media from anytime in the past, it was problematic. A decade later the English mutant Psylocke turned Japanese. Like all media from anytime in the past, it was problematic. We get to talk about that loaded gun today on Battle Of The Atom.

Ranked this Episode:

  • Psylocke and Archangel Crimson Dawn
  • X-Men vol 2 #20-#23 (Kwannon)
  • Uncanny X-Men #256-#258 (Acts of Vengence)

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May 07, 2018
Episode 39 - Bird Brain Fan Club
00:43:55

Episode Notes

I, (state name here), a member of good standing of the Bird-Brain Warlock Haters Fan Club, do solemnly swear to be a Bird-Brain and hate Warlock and not read about him or draw him unless I have to and especially never fall in love and, if I do, may I die slowly and painfully and suffer for hours or until I scream bloody murder.

Ranked This Episode:

  • X-Factor #24-#26 (Fall of the Mutants)
  • Uncanny X-Men #225-#227 (Fall of the Mutants)
  • New Mutants #59-#61 (Fall of the Mutants)

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Apr 30, 2018
Episode 38 - And That's A Rant
00:49:01

Episode Notes

Wannt travel to an alternate universe where worldbuilding isn't the greatest? Well we have 3 of them on this episode of Battle Of The Atom.

Ranked this Episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #284-286 (Into The Void)
  • X-Factor #43-46, #48-50 (Judgement War)
  • X-Men: Gold #12, #16-20 (Negative Zone War)

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Apr 23, 2018
Episode 37 - One With A Space Whale
00:44:48

Episode Notes

In 1979, a young Chris Claremont saw Alien and said, "OK, but what if there was a guy with knife hands in this?" Years later he would create The Brood and introduce body horror to the X-Men. Also this episode has exploding pie.

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #162-#167 (The Brood Saga)
  • Wolverine and the X-Men #5-#7 (Preggo Brood)
  • X-Men/Ghost Rider: Brood Trouble in the Big Easy 

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Apr 16, 2018
Episode 36 – Freaky Friday'd
00:43:30

Episode Notes

An overworked assassin and his high school Spider-Friend do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other's life for one freaky Friday.

Ranked this episode:

  • Ultimate Spider-Man #66-#67 (Jump The Shark)
  • All-New Wolverine Annual #1
  • Uncanny X-Men #314 (Early Frost)

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Apr 09, 2018
Episode 35 - The X-Men of 2061
00:50:56

Episode Notes

Zack & Adam dig into the future, the past, and worlds that might have been. We talk about last wills, anniversaries, and weird weddings. This is a cool episode so you should listen to it. Or don't. I'm not your dad.

Ranked this Episode

  • The Last Will And Testament of Charles Xavier (Uncanny X-Men vol #23-31)
  • X-Men 100th Anniversary Special
  • X-Men Legacy #300

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Apr 02, 2018
Episode 34 - Sticking With Goldballs
00:41:14

Episode Notes

This week on Battle of the Atom, Adam is back and so is our format!

We talk about Princess Di joining X-Statix

The X-Men mini-series that stars NPR personalities

And how much we adore Goldballs

Ranked this Episode:

  • Back From The Dead (X-Statix #13-18)
  • X-Treme X-Men: X-Pose
  • Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 #35 (That Goldballs Issue)

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Mar 26, 2018
Episode 33 - A Lot Of Body Horror with Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler
00:44:25

Episode Notes

This week on Battle Of The Atom we travel to Interview City and discuss CABLE with writers Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler

We talk about loving X-Man

Finding a new take on a convoluted character

Writing Cable in the age of Brolin

Explaining Stryfe to an 8-year-old

And the utterly fascinating debut that is COME INTO ME

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Mar 19, 2018
Episode 32 - Gay Twitter Had My Back with Sina Grace
01:02:04

Episode Notes

All right stop Go on subscribe and listen Iceman's back with a brand new edition Sina kept the plot going tightly Then he flows those dad jokes both daily and nightly Will it ever stop? Yo, You already know Crank up this pod to the max, make it blow To the extreme, BotA isn't a scandal Light up you commute, this guest is more than you can handle

Ice, Ice Baby

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Mar 12, 2018
Episode 31 - Nobody Get Rid Of Shogo with Christina Strain
01:11:04

Episode Notes

Generation X may be over but Christian Strain is here with us to go over all the nitty gritty details of it. We talk about Jubilee, Glob, Quire, X-Man, and much more!

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Mar 05, 2018
Episode 30 - Are We Pogs?
00:42:29

Episode Notes

Welcome to an edit free episode of this podcast where we rank Spider-Man stories all day long. We have been doing this for 30 weeks now so none of this should come as a suprise to you. We do whatever a Spider can, as you well know.

Ranked this Episode:

  • Spider-Man Team-Up #1
  • Web of Spider-Man Annual #2
  • Spider-Man & The X-Men #1-2

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Feb 26, 2018
Episode 29 - Made of Yellow Cornflakes
00:42:37

Episode Notes

You know about the Phalanx? Well we sure do now and we spend some time talking about them. The good news is you get some hot beats from Retcon X at the end.

Ranked This Episode:

  • Phalanx Covenant: Generation Next
  • Phalanx Covenant: Life Signs
  • Phalanx Covenant: Final Sanction

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Feb 19, 2018
Episode 28 - King Tut Transformer
00:40:18

Episode Notes

An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience. We talk about stairs a suprising amount on this episode. I've given up taking Episode Notes seriously, I doubt many of you read these and if you do, you probably appriciate me being so on brand.

Ranked This Episode

  • Uncanny X-Men vol 2 #14-17
  • Further Adventures of Cyclops & Phoenix
  • Ultimate X-Men #46-49 (The Tempest)

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Feb 12, 2018
Episode 27 - xXShattybuns69Xx with Charlie Davis
00:46:39

Episode Notes

This week we have a Patreon supported special thanks to The Young Ones co-host Charlie Davis! We talk about Shatterstar, Rictor, and more Shatterstar. It is very on brand for one of us.

Charlie

It is on brand for them, not us.

Ranked this episode

  • X-Force #19-24 (Assult on Greymalkin)
  • X-Factor #207-213 (Happenings in Vegas)
  • X-Force #59-61 (The Shatterstar Saga)

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Feb 05, 2018
Episode 26 - Rockin' One Of Those Great AoA Face Tattoos
00:43:02

Episode Notes

We follow up with that fun Kelly Thompson interview to talk about the stories that inspire her. Also face tattoos, Savage Land bikinis, and a possibly perfect story.

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #273-#277 (Savage Land/Shi'ar)
  • Gambit & The X-Ternals #1-#4
  • Astonishing X-Men vol 3 #1-#6 (Gifted)

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Jan 29, 2018
Episode 25.INH - The Only Creator To Block Me On Twitter
00:45:24

Episode Notes

Man I just need a break don't you? Maybe a trip to the mall or a couple of cold ones with the boyz? Well luckily we have 3 X-Men stories this week about just that.

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #245 (Men!)
  • Uncanny X-Men #244 (Ladies Night)
  • Uncanny X-Men #15.INH

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Jan 22, 2018
Episode 24 - Kelly Thompson And The 20 Year Grudge Against Lila Cheney
00:56:39

Episode Notes

ROGUE & GAMBIT writer Kelly Thompson joins the BotA boys to talk about both Rogue AND Gambit. We also talk about the craft of comics, relationships, and how to make continuity work for you! Make sure to pick up ROGUE & GAMBIT because it is very good!

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Jan 15, 2018
Episode 23 - Kang Steals A Friggin' Baby
00:49:56

Episode Notes

Battle of the Atom is a deep dive X-Men continuity podcast that brings together three distinct plotlines with multiple readable characters. This of course includes the one in which Kang, being a total jerk, will absolutely steal a baby.

Ranked this episode:

  • House of M
  • Uncanny Avengers #18-#22 (Avenge the Earth)
  • X-Men: Eve of Destruction

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Jan 08, 2018
Episode 22 - And Nobody At Marvel Noticed
00:56:04

Episode Notes

We ring in the New Year with an edit-lite episode of Battle of the Atom all about the core concept of New Years Eve. Bars! We also do our end of the year round up!

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #183 (The Bar One)
  • Excalibur #91 (The Bar One)
  • Wolverine vol 3 #6 (The Bar One)

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Jan 01, 2018
Episode 21 - X-Mas Time Is Here
00:51:13

Episode Notes

We celebrate the holidays with some festive X-Men stories. We answer some listener questions, and have a suprise Christmas gift at the end for all you.

Ranked this episode:

  • X-Factor #27 (Gifts!)
  • Uncanny X-Men #143 (Demon!)
  • A Miracle a Few Blocks Down From 34th Street (Marvel Holiday Special 1991)

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Dec 25, 2017
Episode 20 - I'm The President Of The United States
00:41:39

Episode Notes

You remember when we asked Dennis Hopeless for a few X-Men stories to rank and then NEVER followed up with an episode about it? So do we! This one's got it all folks!

Wrestling talk? ✔️ Fridging? ✔️ A dissertation on Xorneto? ✔️

It's going to be a rip roaring time!

Ranked this episode:

  • X-Men #8 (Unus the Untouchable)
  • Cable vol 2 #7-#10
  • Riot at Xavier's! (New X-Men #134-#138)

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Dec 18, 2017
Episode 19 - A Little Bit of Life, A Little Bit of Death
00:41:53

Episode Notes

Are you looking for some life? Perchance some death? What about a long digression into the history of licenced properties at Marvel? Well Zack & Adam have all of that on this episode.

Ranked this episode:

  • Lifedeath (Uncanny X-Men #186)
  • Lifedeath II (Uncanny X-Men #198)
  • Lifedeath III (Storm vol 3 #3)

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Dec 11, 2017
Episode 18 - Get #BringBackMaggott Trending with Leah Williams
00:51:37

Episode Notes

Zack & Adam are joined by the writer of the upcoming X-Men Gold Annual, Leah Williams to talk about Excalibur's 30th Anniversary, how long it took to come up with the best opening line in comics this year, the recent revelations about CB Cebulski, and most importantly, Maggott. This is a Maggott heavy episode people. Get hype!

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Dec 04, 2017
Episode 17 - Behold! with Elisabeth Allie
00:50:54

Episode Notes

Zack & Adam are joined by The Lightning & The Storm co-host Elisabeth Allie to talk about all the times the X-Men and Asgard crossed over.

Ranked this episode:

  • X-Men & Alpha Flight
  • Asgardian War
  • What If... The X-Men Stayed In Asgard

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Nov 27, 2017
Episode 16 - Kindergarten Cable with Dennis Hopeless
00:48:00

Episode Notes

Zack & Adam are joined by Jean Grey scribe Dennis Hopeless for a great interview about Jean, Maddie, being dads, and everything inbetween.

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Nov 20, 2017
Episode 15 - The Air Bud Hour
00:36:34

Episode Notes

Zack & Adam decide to turn this podcast into a dedicated Air Bud Cinematic Universe podcast. Also we talk about X-Factor I guess.

Ranked this week:

  • X-Factor vol 1 #1-#6
  • X-Factor vol 1 #71-#75
  • X-Factor vol 3 #1-#6

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Nov 13, 2017
Episode 14 - Mojo II: The Sequel
00:34:21

Episode Notes

Zack says a cuss, Adam talks about the 90's. We all go into a Mojo inspired spiral as we talk about fun things in the Mojoverse.

Ranked this week:

  • Astonishing Tales: Mojoworld
  • X-Men vol 2 #10-#11
  • Howard the Duck vol 6 #8-#11

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Nov 06, 2017
Episode 13 - Transitional Vampire State
00:41:39

Episode Notes

On the eve of All Hallows Eve the BotA boys talk about spooky stories involving demons, Draculas, and the greatest What If... ever!

Ranked this week:

  • Storm & Illyana: Magik
  • Uncanny X-Men #159 (That Dracula One)
  • What If... Wolverine Was Lord of the Vampires? (What If... #24)

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Oct 30, 2017
Episodes 12 - Burn, Baby, Burn, BotA Inferno
00:40:24

Episode Notes

Zack & Adam finally come to blows about where to rank a title and Inferno infects us all on this spooky Halloween episode.

Ranked this week:

  • Inferno (X-Men & X-Factor)
  • Inferno (New Mutants)
  • X-Terminators

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Oct 23, 2017
Episode 11 - Mr. Sad Teens Himself
00:32:51

Episode Notes

Zack & Adam get polybagged as we dive into some huge events and a couple number ones.

Ranked this week:

  • X-Cutioner's Song
  • X-Men #1
  • Generation X #1-#3

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Oct 16, 2017
Episode 10 – The Wolverine Phone with XMenTAS
00:43:53

Episode Notes

This week Eric and Julia Lewald join us to talk about their time on X-Men: The Animated Series

Check out more of their work here and keep an eye out for Eric's new book Previously On X-Men, coming soon.

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Oct 09, 2017
Episode 9 - Wizard Ate That Up
00:36:38

Episode Notes

Zack & Adam get into 3 more X-Men stories. I don't have anything witty to say in these notes because we recorded this like 3 weeks ago and I forget if we made jokes. Let's assume we did!

Ranked this episode:

  • Ultimate X-Men Vol 1 The Tomorrow People
  • Messiah War
  • X-Factor #87 (X-Aminations)

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Oct 02, 2017
Episode 8 - CRY FOR THE MOON!
00:37:58

Episode Notes

Zack & Adam travel to the land of the rising sun for some manga inspired X-Men tales when they find a story that might forever stay at the bottom of their list.

Ranked this episode:

  • Marvel Mangaverse X-Men
  • X-Men: Phoenix Legacy of Fire
  • Wolverine Snikt!

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Sep 25, 2017
Episode 7 - That Mojo Brand with Luke Herr
01:06:18

Episode Notes

Zack and Adam are joined by special guest Luke Herr to talk about alternate universes, James Bond, The Real World, the most Jem & the Holograms-y of the X-Men, Smashing Pumpkins, and how The Legion of Superheroes crippled Earth-811 Magneto

Ranked this episode

  • X-Men '92 Vol 2 #1-#4: The World Is A Vampire
  • Exiles #1-#2
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Check out my interview with Chris & Chad about X-Men '92 or that time I crashed an episode of Luke's podcast just to interview them!

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Sep 18, 2017
Episode 6 - BONECLAWS!!!!
00:35:03

Episode Notes

Zack and Adam talk about what a crossover should be, what a crossover shouldn't be, and a bad book that means well.

Ranked this episode

Fatal Attractions Messiah CompleX X-Men: Heroes for Hope

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Sep 11, 2017
Episode 5 - Did You Do All That From Memory?
00:34:55

Episode Notes

Zack and Adam talk about the Silver Age, how cool face tattoo's are, and that good, good, Barry Windsor Smith art.

Check out Max's series Marvel TL;DR on YouTube.

Ranked this episode

X-Men #12-#13 (The 1st Juggernaut Story) Uncanny X-Force (The Dark Angel Saga) Uncanny X-Men #205 (Wounded Wolf)

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Sep 04, 2017
Episode 4 - Vidit's Delight
00:35:39

Episode Notes

Zack and Adam both reveal huge influences on their teenage years and talk about the weirdest comic Zack has ever seen.

Ranked this episode

  1. Mutant Genesis (X-Men Vol 2 #1-#3)
  2. Worst X-Man Ever #1-#5
  3. New Mutants Summer Special 1990

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Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum

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Aug 28, 2017
Episode 3 - Preubiquitous Wolverine
00:34:27

Episode Notes

Zack and Adam talk about the source of every Wolverine story, the best idea that should never work, and the source of our great name.

Ranked this episode

  1. Battle of the Atom
  2. Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem
  3. Wolverine vol 1 #1-#4

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Aug 21, 2017
Episode 2 - Move Right Into The Retcon
00:34:53

Episode Notes

Zack and Adam jump in with a classic, a retcon, and modern mixed reaction

Ranked this episode

  1. Giant-Size X-Men #1
  2. X-Men: Deadly Genesis
  3. X-Men: No More Humans OGN

Check out that Waiting For The Trade comic we mentioned

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Aug 14, 2017
Episode 1 - Claremont Loves, Doop Kills
00:32:16

Episode Notes

Zack and Adam kick off the show with a classic, a modern masterpiece, and something unfortunate.

Ranked this episode

  1. God Loves Man Kills
  2. Wolverine & the X-Men #17
  3. God Loves Man Kills II

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Aug 07, 2017
0 - Coming Soon
00:02:45

Episode Notes

Zack pitches the show to listeners and finally reveals what all this "Coming Soon" stuff was.

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Jul 30, 2017