130 – Infinity Gauntlet

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Who’s the better villain, Thanos or Darkseid? We set out to answer the question by reading “Infinity Gauntlet” by Jim Starlin. This classic of the genre inspired so many future universe-wide comic book events as Thanos grabs ultimate power and utterly succeeds at dominating the Avengers and the rest of existence. It’s powerful stuff, if you have the whimsy for it. We talk about the great pencil work, Thanos’ retirement, and why “event” comics just don’t feel like this anymore. For information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!

104 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Legacy

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We finally wrap up our “Hosts’ Choice” series by reading Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with art by Paul Pelletier. A latter follow-up to Annihilation, the Guardians come together to stop the hemorrhaging of their universe but soon they’ll find out that they’re a little in over their head. We talk about the team’s chemistry, the moral implications of telepathic persuasion, pacifist skrulls, and the Universal Church of Truth. Convert or die! I BELIEVE! If you believe, you can find out about past or future shows at www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!