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The DoomBots Podcast
80 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Episode 027: One Year Later
Celebrate with us! One full year of exploring and lovingly mocking some of Marvel's craziest stories. We'll see how things are progressing from various topics we've discussed such as Conan the Barbarian's time on the Avengers, how immortality affects mutants' souls, and how the United Nations feel about Dracula. Featuring special guest appearance from Zach's 3-year-old, who it turns out, knows more about Marvel than he does!
55 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Episode 26, Captain America Conquers America
Captain America is one of those comics that seems like it would be pretty straightforward. Well, we’ll rid you of that notion by explaining how he conquered America during “Secret Empire”, look at what he was doing during Watergate, and why his villains don’t even bother trying to kill him anymore.
54 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
Episode 25: Black Widow Dies, Again
A long time ago, in an October far, far away, we recorded an episode about Black Widow. And now, you too, can learn all the things we know. We'll explore her origin, ways she's been used poorly in the past, and what we want to see from future Black Widow stories. We'll analyze her most recent death-and-resurrection cycle, examine ways that the movies and comics affect each others' stories, and say nothing about the movie because we haven't seen it, yet.
62 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
Episode 24: Theorizing Various Attributes of the Time Variance Authority
With the new "Loki" show about to be released on Disney+, a lot of people are speculating about the Time Variance Authority. Searnold will tell you what he knows, then he and Zach will have an extended discussion about all things time travel, including each of their favorite cartoons, "Gravity Falls" and "Gargoyles."
59 minutes | May 22, 2021
Episode 23: M.O.D.O.K., Marvel Offers Doombots Obscure Knowledge
How do you humanize a Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing? Let Patton Oswald and Jordan Blum write a 4-issue mini-series about him! In this episode, we’ll discuss the comic “M.O.D.O.K. Head Games” and why it is the best M.O.D.O.K. story ever written. Oh, and also, what is a M.O.D.O.K.??? WARNING:This episode contains extreme spoilersContinue reading "Episode 23: M.O.D.O.K., Marvel Offers Doombots Obscure Knowledge"
50 minutes | May 8, 2021
Episode 22: A Jubilation and a Judgment of Marvel Mothers
Who makes a better mom, a vampire or a shapeshifter? Do clones count as your children? What parental obligations do you have if your child is older than you are? Zach and Searnold will discuss these extremely common parenting concerns and more in our special Mother's Day episode.
60 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
Episode 21: King in Black, What Was There Before There Was Nothing?
Marvel's latest comic event, "King in Black" just wrapped up, and we're gonna tell you all about it! In some ways, it started 3 years ago with Donny Cates's run on "Venom." In some ways, it started before the big bang. We'll provide all the context you need to know, including a full review of 2019's "Absolute Carnage" event, an examination of the Klyntar species, and whether or not Eddie Brock has a son (it's more ambiguous than you'd think!)
66 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
Episode 020: Marvel’s 25 Most Arbitrarily Chosen Pets
In this listicle format episode, Searnold chose 25 pets from the Marvel universe to explain to Zach. We discuss which ones you may actually see in the MCU, which ones meet with an unfortunate demise, and why Searnold couldn't narrow his list down to a reasonable number. PLUS! Zach has the biggest surprise he's ever had on this podcast.
45 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
Episode 019, Deadpool is the King of the Monsters
This episode really pitches itself. We'll discuss the why and the how of it all, what it really means to be a monster, and Jeff the Landshark. Plus crossovers and black goo creatures! This episode has it all.
53 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
Episode 018: The Winter Solider, What Happens If You Pee on a Cosmic Cube?
For the most part, The Winter Soldier movie was a faithful adaptation of his origin. But then he went off to an alien planet and fought his future son to prevent an elderly Loki from getting his hands on some hallucinatory drugs. Because comics! Don't worry, Searnold & Zach will explain it all in this episode of Doombots!
47 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
Episode 017: Why Are We Talking About Batman
What's happening here? Why is everything backwards? Have we entered some sort of parallel universe? Listen up as Zach explains "Batman: Last Knight on Earth" to Searnold.
55 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Episode 016: Wandavision Would be Better with Babies for Hands
If you thought "Wandavision" was weird, just wait until Zach and Searnold tell you about the comics it is extremely loosely based on. No spoilers from the show included.
87 minutes | Jan 30, 2021
Episode 015, Immortal Hulk is My New Favorite Comic
Not hype. Not hyperbole. It takes Searnold over an hour to fully express how good Immortal Hulk is. A follow-up to last week's discussion with Mike Gray, this episode features life, death, kaijus, and some of the best horror art ever made.
46 minutes | Jan 16, 2021
Episode 014: Comic Talk with Mike Gray, Featuring IMMORTAL HULK
Zach & Searnold talk to cartoonist Mike Gray about... comics. The conversation naturally finds itself twisting and turning all over the place, but in a good way. The main focus is the new "Immortal Hulk" comic by Al Ewing and Joe Bennet. We also talk about Civil War, the Marvel Unlimited App, and how we know that Zach's 2-year-old is a reincarnated gangster.
62 minutes | Jan 2, 2021
Episode 013: Why Are They Called Infinity Stones If There Are Only 6?
Where did the Infinity Stones come from? What does the Soul Stone actually do? And why can't Loki ever seem to win? Zach & Searnold will discuss these questions and what they would do with the Infinity Stones in this week's episode.
57 minutes | Dec 19, 2020
Episode 012: Santa Claus, Marvel’s Most Powerful Mutant
Who is Marvel's version of Santa Claus? What would you get Hawkeye for Christmas? Do any of our heroes celebrate Hannukah? Listen as Zach & Searnold ruin... I mean spoil... a bunch of old Marvel Holiday Specials.
72 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
Episode 011: X of Swords
What all is on Apocalypse's wife's to-do list? Can Cypher talk his way out of getting stabbed to death? And should Captain Britain cheat on his wife to save the universe? Zach & Searnold will answer these questions and more as they discuss 2020's 22-part X-Men crossover event: X of Swords!
58 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
Episode 010: Fantastic Four vs the X-Men
How did Mister Fantastic overcome Entropy using semantics? Why are so many people allowed to be on a team called Fantastic FOUR? And are the X-Men just evil now? Time for our Fantastic Four episode!
52 minutes | Nov 7, 2020
Episode 009: Why Are There Two Spider-Mans?
In our ninth episode, Zach & Searnold will debate whether Miles Morales or Peter Parker makes a better Spider-Man. We'll explain Miles's origin and why there are two Spider-Mans now. (Spider-Mens? Spiders-Man?)
50 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Episode 008: Dracula is the King of Chernobyl, and other Avengers Adventures
In our eighth episode, Searnold will explain to Zach how Dracula became the king of Chernobyl, and we might talk about some comic books, too! Our Avengers episode features the first 33 issues of Jason Aaron's run, including some literally Earth-shattering revelations about the nature of our planet and its abundance of superpowers.
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