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Rough week for Will: first his hair caught on fire, then a friend said he wasn't a host of this podcast. Luckily, he got to read some lovely Empyre side-stories: Lords of Empyre, Empyre: Captain America and the Avengers, Captain Marvel vol 4: Accused, Fantastic Four by Dan Slott vol 6: Empyre, and Empyre: X-Men (all from 2020) — the last one joined…
 
It's crossover season! Will finishes Champions vol 1: Outlawed, and adds Ms. Marvel by Saladin Ahmed vol 3: Outlawed and Road to Empyre before getting to the good stuff: the big event of 2020, Empyre! Steve kicks off the main plot of Gnomon by Nick Harkaway, and tramples through a litany of symbols and themes along the way.…
 
Big changes in our Mostly New, Slightly Different era of Hype is my Superpower! Will reads Miles Morales vol 4: Ultimatum, Strikeforce vol 2: Fight Me, and the start of Champions vol 1: Outlawed. Steve abandoned his 90s X-Men project (for now) to dig in to the novel Gnomon by Nick Harkaway.By Will Freeland and Steve Stormoen
 
Will went crazy with ten books! Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer vol 8: Threats and Menaces, Iron Man 2020: Robot Revolution, Iron Man 2020: iWolverine, Iron Man 2020: Force Works, Guardians of the Galaxy by Al Ewing vol 1: Then It's Us, Daredevil by Chip Zdarsky vol 4: End of Hell, Avengers of the Wastelands, Ghost Rider vol 2: Hearts of Darknes…
 
Will shares the deets on Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer vol 7: 2099, Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality, Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider, and Ant-Man: Worldhive (all from 2020). Steve suffers through the worst week of comics he's ever read for this pod: X-Man Annual 1997, X-Factor vol 1 #138-141, Maverick vol 2 #4-7, X-Men Unlimited vol 1 #17…
 
Will tackles Thor by Donny Cates vol 1: The Devourer King, Valkyrie: Jane Foster vol 1: The Sacred and the Profane, and Spider-Woman vol 1: Bad Blood (all from 2020). Steve regales with tales from Deadpool (vol 3) #11, Cable (vol 1) #48-54, X-Man (vol 1) #31, and X-Man: All Saints Day.By Will Freeland and Steve Stormoen
 
This episode dedicated in loving memory to Sam MacKinley Vickers (Uncle Mac). Will reads Future Fight Firsts and King Deadpool vol 1: Hail to the King (both from 2020). Steve reads the start of Maverick vol 2, Gambit vol 2, Colossus One-Shot, and Wolverine Annual 1997 (all from the same year — I'll let you guess which).…
 
Will and Steve finally get to do a show together in person! Will reads Runaways by Rainbow Rowell vol 5: Canon Fodder and Dr. Strange, Surgeon Supreme vol 1: Under the Knife (both 2020). Steve unpacks the heartache of 1997 with Sabretooth: Back to Nature, Shadows and Light, issues of X-Factor and the grand debut of Alpha Flight vol 2!…
 
Will takes on Aero and Swordmaster: Origins and Odysseys, Fantastic Four by Dan Slott vol 5: Point of Origin, and Scream vol 1: Curse of Carnage (all from 2020). Steve labors through the complete Operation Zero Tolerance crossover, talks about genocide and Palestine, and blows Will's mind about Forge.…
 
Will reads Amazing Mary Jane vol 1: Down in Flames, Up in Smoke, Black Cat vol 2: On the Run, and Immortal Hulk vol 7: Hulk is Hulk (all from 2020). Notably, he does not read Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Steve reads Psylocke and Archangel: Crimson Dawn, Strong Guy Reborn, Daydreamers, and issues of Excalibur and Generation X (still stuck in 1997), and…
 
Will reads Miles Morales vol 3: Family Business, Morbius vol 1: Old Wounds, and Avengers/Defenders: Tarot (all from 2020). Steve reads issue -1 of all the X-Men titles (1997), and rants about how the soap opera structure makes superheroes into a genre hostile to social change.By Will Freeland and Steve Stormoen
 
Wooooo this one was a hoot. Will took on Venom by Donnie Cates vol 4: Venom Island, Yondu: My Two Yondus, Avengers by Jason Aaron vol 6: Starbrand Reborn, and Iron Man: The Ultron Agenda (all from 2020). Steve handled issues of Hulk, X-Force, X-Men, and Deadpool (yup, still stuck in 1997).By Will Freeland and Steve Stormoen
 
Announcement! Will's still going with the guest spots at Superhero Ethics — go listen to him talk Falcon and the Winter Soldier with our favorite philosophical podcast friends. But hey, also listen to us here! In this episode, Will discusses Captain Marvel vol 3: The Last Avenger (2020), Ms. Marvel by Saladin Ahmed vol 2: Stormranger (2020), and Da…
 
After such a tardy first Dawn of X podcast, we decided not to tease it at all this time. Quickly taking care of some appetizers first (Will: the rest of Spider-Verse: Spider-Zero (2020); Steve: 1997 issues of X-Factor, X-Men, Deadpool, Excalibur, and X-Force), we then settle down for the main course: the conclusion of the first arc of Dawn of X (vo…
 
First piece of news: Will was a guest on another podcast! Go listen to him on Superhero Ethics where he talks about race and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. In this episode of this podcast, Will works through his vacation reading backlog, including Silver Surfer Black (2019), Ghost Rider: the War for Heaven books 1 & 2 (2006), Savage Avengers: to Di…
 
Will and Steve put aside everything else to go deep on Dawn of X vols 1-4 (2020), and gush at about one of our new favorite issues of any comic book, ever. Indies also get a bit of love when we answer a listener question: what non-superhero comics still hold a place in our hearts? It's not an April Fools joke guys, I promise. We actually finally ta…
 
With Dawn of X still on the horizon, comic reads take a back seat this week (besides Captain America by Ta-Nehisi Coates vol 3: The Legend of Steve (2020) on Will's side, and Imperial Guard (1997) on Steve's. Instead, the boys talk about the role of historical figures in a "shared universe" continuity, debate quick reboots vs long-running titles, a…
 
Lots of books, lots of digressions into nonsense. Will dishes on Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, The Life and Death of Conan Book Two, Avengers by Jason Aaron vol 5: Challenge of the Ghost Riders, and Ghost Rider vol 1: King of Hell (whew!) Steve talks about Domino, the Juggernaut one-shot, and a look at the X-book status quo of 1997.…
 
Will and Steve talk Wandavision! But not until the end, so don't you worry your pretty little head about spoilers. In between, we answer a listener question, and Will talks Venom: Absolute Carnage and Ghost Spider vol 1 (2019); Steve discusses Venom: Tooth and Claw, Logan: Shadow Society, and Deadpool #1 (1997).…
 
We start the show with a new recurring feature where we dive deep on a comic we both loved — in this episode, House of X/Powers of X (2019). Next, Will discusses the rest of Tales through the Marvel Universe (2019) and Steve talks about some more 1996-7 crap. Finally, we reminisce about how we both got into comics in the first place.…
 
Will talks about Age of Conan: Valeria (2019) and Tales through the Marvel Universe (Marvel Comics Presents) (2019). Steve talks about The Rise of Apocalypse, X-Force's "The Shatterstar Saga", Punisher's "Total X-Tinction", and X.S.E., all published in 1996.By Will Freeland and Steve Stormoen
 
Isaac Hempstead-Wright as guest with Kristian Nairn & Jake Stormoen. A podcast about the ups and downs of working as an actor; from auditions, to roles on award winning HBO shows. With some geeky flare, video game talk, and a whole lot of nonsense. In fact…mostly nonsense. Hodor.By Kristian Nairn / Jake Stormoen
 
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