Episode 37 – X-Villains are the Bext Villains

Welcome to another episode of ComicNoobs! This week we continue our coverage of the Age of Apocalypse with the second issue of our three books. In Generation Next, Colossus and his team of young mutants infiltrate the Seattle Core to begin their rescue of Illyana Rasputin, and we run into one of the biggest creepster villains of the entire event. In Amazing X-Men, Quicksilver squares off against The Abyss, one of the Horsemen of Apocalypse as the rest of the team continues to evacuate humans. And finally in Astonishing X-Men, Rogue and her team fend off the vanguard of Holocaust as he sends his forces to massacre the citizens of Chicago! We also talk about the recent controversial Steve Rogers: Captain America and the new film, X-Men Apocalypse! Don’t miss it!

Issues Covered:
Generation Next #2
Amazing X-Men #2
Astonishing X-Men #2
Steve Rogers: Captain America #1

 

 

Episode 35 – X-tra 90s X-Men

Welcome to another episode of ComicNoobs! This week, in anticipation of X-Men Apocalypse, we go back to 1995 to cover the opening one-shot of the EPIC Marvel Comics event, X-Men AGE OF APOCALYPSE!! We get dropped directly into the dystopian present that befell the world after Legion went back in time and killed Professor Xavier before he could form the X-Men! It’s not pretty, it’s super 90s, and it’s a ton of fun! Don’t miss this awesome new episode!

Issues covered:

X-Men: Alpha (1995)

Also explained:

Legion Quest (1994-1995)

Episode 34 – Who Let Daredevil Drive?

This episode we take it a little easy after four weeks of covering the heavy events of Marvel’s Civil War. This week, we cover the Silver-Age 1960s nonsense that is the wedding of Reed Richards and Susan Storm of the Fantastic Four! It’s a ridiculous issue where Doctor Doom reaches peak dickness by calling a bunch of villains in to ruin the wedding of Reed and Sue, and tons of Marvel heroes show up to save the day! We also slide out of the Marvel universe for a bit to cover the first two issues of DC/Vertigo’s PREACHER from 1995 in anticipation of the new show on AMC TV! We introduce the main characters and biggest plot point of the series! Don’t miss this special episode before we jump in next week into X-Men’s AGE OF APOCALYPSE

Issues covered this week:

Fantastic Four vol 1 Annual #3
Preacher #1
Preacher #2

Marvel characters discussed:
Red Ghost, Doctor Doom, Mole Man, X-Men, Dr Strange, Fantastic Four, Nick Fury, SHIELD, Daredevil, Thor, Black Knight, Spider-Man, Super-Skrull, Captain America, Iron Man, The Mandarin, and more!

Episode 33 – Mystic Pizzas

Welcome to the final installment of our coverage of Marvel’s 2006 Mega-Event: Civil War. Some unexpected allies show up for Team Cap, Spider-Man switches sides, and Namor is a HUUUUGE creep! This episode covers Civil War issues 5, 6 and 7, and also discusses events in the Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine, Punisher, and Fantastic Four tie-in series! We find out what Doctor Strange is up to, Punisher makes an appearance, and all hell breaks loose in The Negative Zone! Don’t miss this exciting final episode!