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.”
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!
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?”
Marvel Snap was mobile game of the year in 2022. Millions-ish of people play it every day. But nowhere in the game does it explain who all the random ass characters and locations in the game are. So we’re going to! We’ll examine the mechanics of the game, discuss what works, what we don’t like, and start describing essentially every single Marvel character. Let’s begin!
To ring in the new year, Zach and Searnold are celebrating with a fun, specially-tailored trivia challenge!
Watch Zach’s mind break as we discuss not-even-close-to-actually every issue of Marvel comics from 2022. What are Spider-Man, Daredevil, Punisher, Thor, Mister Sinister, Mystique, and Destiny up to these days? If you’ve ever had that very specific thought, then this episode is for you. The fist of the Hand meets the hand of the Fist. Somebody is playing with time and murder. Mystique has a hidden identity! I know, I’m as surprised as you are!
Welcome to the first part of our 2022 Year In Review — in which we focus almost exclusively on Marvel’s major crossover event , A.X.E.: Judgement Day. As you might guess from the acronym, it’s all about the Avengers, the X-Men and the Eternals. And also judgement.
Do you need to know more than what’s in the title? Yes you do! That’s why you should listen to this episode of the Doombots Podcast. While the topic may sound silly, we actually get into some pretty deep discussion about what responsibility creators have to make sure their work isn’t used for ill. Does the modern Krakoan era of X-Men stories accidentally promote racism? What is the value of incorporating known mythology into modern “pop” stories? And what does it mean that “If you die in Otherworld, you come back wrong.”
This week we ostensibly talk about Nightcrawler starting his own New Age-y religion for mutants on Krakoa, but there’s a great big chunk that’s mostly about how much Zach hates Doctor Nemesis and thinks the way Marvel handles godly power in the comic universe is nonsense. Enjoy!
Taking a bit of a diversion from our usual chatter about comic book weirdness, this week the Doombots are talking about video game weirdness. Searnold loves X-Men on Genesis (until that one part), Zach get really mad about someone being “the world’s most famous murderer,” and they both bond over their recovery from a ravaging Marvel’s Strike Force addiction.