Ep. 83: What is Krakoa and Why Are the X-Men Falling?

It’s the end of the Krakoan era! Probably! At least, Marvel’s publicity department certainly wants you to think so. But in this episode of the Doombots Marvel Podcast, Searnold will explain why he doesn’t believe that will happen. We’ll also discuss the history of Krakoa, the sentient island the X-Men live on, including looking at one of the worst retcons of all time, “Deadly Genesis.”

Ep. 82: Who Are The X-Men Villains The Children Of The Vault?

On this week’s new Doombots Podcast, we’re getting into the war between the mutants on Krakoa and the mysterious power-hungry superpowered Children of the Vault!

Ep 81: Spider-Man Again part 2, the Death of Ms. Marvel

Spoiler alert! The internet has been all abuzz about Marvel’s decision to kill off Ms. Marvel in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man. So, after spending last episode discussing Kindred in order to establish where Nick Spencer’s run ended, this episode, we’ll finally be discussing Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr’s current run on Amazing Spider-Man. We’ll learn why creating 2 fake kids is never the right plan. We’ll discuss the value of mystery reveals. And we’ll explain why Mary Jane should be a badass. All this, and Kamala Khan, too.

Ep 80: What Is Marvel’s Most Convoluted Retcon

A lot of Spider-Man stories are straightforward. This one is not. Searnold and Zach sat down to talk about the latest run of Amazing Spider-Man by Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr because of Marvel’s decision to *spoiler* Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel. But first we had to set up Spidey’s current status quo, which meant explaining how Nick Spencer’s run ended. And that meant explaining Kindred. And that meant explaining the Grey Goblin, which meant going back to his origins in J.M. Straczynski’s run on Amazing Spider-Man circa 2001-2007. And how can we talk about JMS’s run without talking about “Brand New Day”, the story where Peter Parker and Mary Jane make a deal with Mephisto to erase their marriage. Is this starting to make sense? If not, you really need to listen to the episode.

Ep 79: Is it Really Our 3rd Anniversary?

It’s finally here! The 3-year anniversary of The Doombots Podcast! This whole new episode will feature a slew of cut content from past episodes and some original content. From overly emotional reactions, to discussions about the possible scourge of A.I. revolution, this episode has it all.

Ep 78: What Happened During Secret Invasion?

Secret Invasion is coming to the MCU, so we’re going to talk about the comics it is ostensibly based on. We’ll talk about what it was like to read the event live, Dan Slott’s attempt to redeem Hank Pym, Brian Michael Bendis’ crafty plans, and why the event was ultimately a failure. We’ll also discuss a lot of really dumb names, featuring Game of Thrones!

Episode 76, Who Are All the Spiders in the Spiderverse?

Every Spider-Man Ever! That’s how Marvel promoted the original Spiderverse comic, as a convergence of every iteration of Spiders-Mans that had ever existed across all media. This week, we’ll take a look at who those are and talk about the threat to the web of life and destiny that brought them together. Which ones are still hanging around in the main Marvel universe, and why doesn’t Miles get his own superhero identity? All these questions and more in this week’s episode of the Doombots Marvel Podcast!

Episode 74: How Are the Guardians of the Galaxy Different in the Comics?

With the release of the third (and final?) Guardians of the Galaxy movie, we thought it would be fun to examine the ways the Guardians are different in their comic book versions. We’ll talk about the original guardians from the years 1969 and 3000, and how their name transferred into the modern era via time travel. We’ll discuss Starlord’s connection to the Master of the Sun, and why his creator only wrote one story with him in it. We’ll talk about Rocket Raccoon’s origins in the pages of Incredible Hulk and discuss whether or not Drax is an expert saxophone player. Spoiler alert – yes he is.

Episode 72: Who is the Blue Marvel?

Dr. Adam Brashear was Marvel’s first black superhero. Even though he wasn’t created until 2006. Retcons are confusing! Let us explain in this week’s episode of the Doombots Marvel Podcast. We’ll also examine the Blue Marvel’s various trips outside of everything that exists, and see how he discovered that global warming is the biggest threat to the Marvel universe.

Episode 71: Is Marvel SNAP a Good Game?

There are more cards and locations in Marvel SNAP than can be discussed in a single episode! This time, we’ll be discussing locations like the Nova Roma, the Roman colony in the Amazon; characters like Onslaught, the physical manifestation of 90’s comics; and well-known Marvel teamups like Odin and Jubilee! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXTREME SPOILERSContinue reading “Episode 71: Is Marvel SNAP a Good Game?”