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Comics critic Douglas Wolk ("All of the Marvels") and guests take a weekly trip through the Marvel Comics history of Doctor Doom: hero of Latveria, master of science and sorcery, roboticist supreme, and arch-rival of the Fantastic Four's accursed Reed Richards. The Voice of Latveria is a project of the Cynthia Von Doom Memorial Foundation. Our motto: "We will always tell you the truth... as Doom sees it."
 
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Episode Notes Jay Edidin of "Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men" joins us to discuss the X-Men/Doctor Doom '98 Annual, "Victor Von Doom and the Mystery of Where Babies Come From," the peculiar beard of the Onslaught homunculus, Jean Grey's spotty memory of her Antarctic adventure, what was happening just off-panel while Wolverine was getting eviscerated…
 
Episode Notes Jeet Heer--national affairs correspondent for "The Nation," master of intellectually omnivorous Twitter threads, and Jack Kirby scholar--joins Douglas Wolk to discuss Fantastic Four #39 and 40. Topics include Doctor Doom as Hobbes' Leviathan, Kirby's personal background and how it informed Fantastic Four's characters, the proto-Doom i…
 
In this episode, Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) why she thinks that Andrew Martin from Bicentennial Man is totally trans. Be our Co-host Directions to apply for the Co-Host Position Follow us on Twitter @totallytranspod Get bonus content on https://www.patreon.com/totallytrans Buy our merch https://www.teepublic.com/user/totally-t…
 
Art by David Wynne. Wanna buy the original? Drop him a line! In which Swimsuit Catalog is not an actual style of martial arts; Onslaught dabbles in vandalism; Crule is a special guy; we identify briefly with X-Force; and Charles Xavier is the Keyser Soze of Onslaught. X-PLAINED: Externals on Krakoa Relative levels of violence in X-books X-Force #52…
 
Episode Notes Kian Ross of the 616 Society joins Douglas Wolk to discuss Spider-Man/Human Torch #1, from 2005! Topics include the evolving relationship between Peter Parker and Johnny Storm, which mutant is best prepared to do the bookkeeping for X-Corp, Doom's surprising credulousness, and what exactly goes on in Douglas's secret book club for his…
 
"Zemo is the only character with an ideology" - Brandon Wilson "A real Captain America looks to the rest of the world like The Joker" - Spencer Ackerman Talking about Disney's latest Marvel TV show, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier with two of my favorite Marvel experts. Spencer Ackerman award winning national security journalist and author of REI…
 
In this episode, special guest Julian K. Jarboe (@JulianKJarboe) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why they think Cameron from Ferris Bueller's day off is totally trans and then they all got really off-topic and talked about teen movies and gender for two hours. Directions to apply for the Co-Host Position Follow us on Twitter @t…
 
This would usually be a skip week, but the world is still being a jerk, so we made you a bonus, entirely unedited, and almost entirely off-topic episode. This time, in honor of the 1995 film’s 1337-week anniversary, we talked about the finest movie about technology ever made, Hackers. Topics, roughly: Hackers Mister The Plague What David Bowie and …
 
Episode Notes Abraham Riesman, the author of "True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee," joins Douglas Wolk to discuss 1964's Fantastic Four Annual #2, the first appearance of Latveria, and the origin of Doctor Doom. Topics include what we know and don't know about Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's working relationship at this point, Lee's unusual inte…
 
In this episode, special guest Mx Dee Twenty (@mxdeetwenty + @adcreeps) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why they think the party executive and dean of partyology Spuds MacKenzie is totally trans. Important Links The Dick Clark Interview The Other Media we Reviewed and Discussed The AdCreeps Episode about Spuds MacKenzie Directi…
 
Art by David Wynne. Wanna buy the original? Drop him a line! In which we take a break from the lead-up to Onslaught; Hannah Conover is the queen of dangling plot threads (and also of the Brood); Wolverine is the strangest angel; William Conover is the chillest minister in the Marvel Universe; and Excalibur writer Tini Howard gives us the inside sco…
 
Doctor Julian Bashir is Deep Space Nine’s resident physician, humanitarian, James Bond cosplayer and disaster bisexual. We are joined by Ali Nagib, Assistant Director of Illinois NORML, an organization that was key to ending cannabis prohibition in Illinois. In this episode, Ali helps us discover why Dr. Bashir was so important for representation, …
 
Episode Notes Patrick A. Reed, comics historian and Associate Curator of the exhibition "Marvel: Universe of Super-Heroes," joins Douglas to discuss Fantastic Four #23. Topics include baby dinosaurs, the peculiar dynamics of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's collaboration at this point, Reed Richards being even more of a jerk than usual, the aptness of the…
 
In this episode, Henry (@punkgroucho) tells and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why he thinks that Ludo from the 1997 film Ma Vie En Rose is totally trans. Ma Vie En Rose is currently available to rent digitally in various places and potentially available from your public library! If you want to be our co-host, please follow these directions to apply. If you…
 
Art by David Wynne. Wanna buy the original? Drop him a line! In which the podcast turns seven; Matt has officially edited half the podcast; a lot of things are made by metal; Doctor Strange is a big weirdo; Gambit is a scoundrel, not a villain; Wolverine goes goth; Onslaught could probably use a better herald; Bishop fires two guns whilst going aaa…
 
In this episode, special guest Jay Edidin (@NotLasers + @XPlaintheXmen) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why he thinks Speed Racer from the Wachowski Sister's 2008 Speed Racer is totally trans. Citations Notes Towards a Trans Speed Racer Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men Order Jay's "Marvel Snapshots Cyclops" from Books with Picture…
 
Art by David Wynne. Wanna buy the original? Drop him a line! In which Nate Grey has the soul of a man in a mesh shirt; Black Air is somehow even worse than you thought it was; Hulk does not want to be x-treme teen from alternate dimension; we are excited as hell for the upcoming Frasier/Ewing Gamma Flight; and Moira MacTaggert is (sometimes) the ad…
 
Episode Notes Katie Pryde of Books with Pictures joins us to discuss Avengers #1 1/2, published in 1999--although it sort of purports to be from 1963. Topics include the secret origin of Teflon, Doctor Doom's economical reuse of failed death-traps, Bruce Timm's stellar Jack Kirby pastiche, and Hank Pym's ability to turn his worst habits into superp…
 
CN: This book deals with transmisogynistic violence, suicide, miscarriages, and all sorts of heavy shit In this episode, Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) talk about Torrey Peters' new book Detransition, Baby. We start with a relatively short review and then have a very in-depth discussion. Detransition, Baby is currently available fro…
 
This would usually be a skip week, but the world is still being a jerk, so we made you a bonus, entirely unedited, and almost entirely off-topic episode. This time, we talked about the Internet. Topics, roughly: Blazing fast 28.8 Kbps dial-up AOL CDs Final Fantasy, MIDI-style Angelfire vs. Carrd The Gaming Intelligence Agency The Brunching Shuttlec…
 
Episode Notes ScreenCrush.com editor (and Spider-Man expert) Matt Singer joins us to discuss Amazing Spider-Man #5, the vanity of Doom's death-traps, Flash Thompson's man-crush on Spidey, the Fantastic Four's callous disregard for Peter Parker's life, the glories of Steve Ditko's fight choreography, and why Doom would have been an excellent recurri…
 
In this episode, special guest Mia Moore Marchant (@stoptweetingmia + @CoolestTrans) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why she thinks Marceline the Vampire Queen from Cartoon Network's Adventure Time is totally trans. Check out our annotated watchlist here Adventure Time is currently on HBO Max. Citations Susan Styker's My Words …
 
Art by David Wynne. Wanna buy the original? Drop him a line! In which Sam Guthrie will take all your money; Gambit has exceptionally poor judgment; having friends who are couples means getting to be the big spoon AND the little spoon; Hank McCoy is the agrarian Rube Goldberg; and there are a lot of ways to appreciate a comic. X-PLAINED: Several col…
 
CN: This episode discusses a LOT of transmisogyny Listen to Gayest Episode Ever In this episode, Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) about Phyl Petrillo from the Golden Girls and the episode where she realized the Golden Girls would probably hate her. You can find The Golden Girls on Hulu Follow us on Twitter @totallytranspod Get bonus…
 
Episode Notes Alex Ross, the author of "Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music," joins us to discuss the role of Wagner's Ring Cycle in Invaders #32-33, whether it's possible to play Wagner's piano music in armored gloves, and whether Thor or Alberich would have been a stronger candidate for plucking out of operatic reality and sending …
 
In this episode, Henry (@punkgroucho) tells and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why he thinks that Ratigan from the 1986 Disney film The Great Mouse Detective is totally trans. The Great Mouse Detective is currently available on Disney+ Follow us on Twitter @totallytranspod Get bonus content on https://www.patreon.com/totallytrans Buy our merch https://www.t…
 
Art by David Wynne. Wanna buy the original? Drop him a line! In which nobody’s ages ever make sense; Sebastian Shaw catches up on villain speeches; nobody puts Louise Simonson in a corner; Tabitha Smith has a bad day; Gambit and Bat Manuel have a lot in common; and Warpath outruns Adam X. X-PLAINED: X-Force #49-51 Haircuts The return off Sebastian …
 
Traumatized people processing loss by watching TV sure do connect with a TV show in which a traumatized person processes loss via the medium of television. Disney+ newest Marvel TV show is a timely hit. I'm joined by three fascinating guests for a nuanced and necessary conversation. "When someone tells a Black woman she’s not supposed to be there i…
 
In the first episode of season 2, special guest Julia Ftacek (@JuliaFtacek) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why she thinks that Jonathan Swift's 1726 book Gulliver's Travels is totally trans. Gulliver's Travels can be found at your local library. Follow us on Twitter @totallytranspod Get bonus content on https://www.patreon.com…
 
Art by David Wynne. Wanna buy the original? Drop him a line! In which it’s hard to be a hologram; the Internet is terrible and you should probably avoid it; we have no idea how Naze is still alive; this is not your mom’s Adversary (if your mom is Fall of the Mutants); Forge is an order muppet; and Sabretooth is not a great addition to most teams. X…
 
Episode Notes Ben Saunders, the director of Comics and Cartoon Studies at the University of Oregon, joins us to discuss Fantastic Four #10, Jack Kirby's expressive command of design and gesture, the debut appearance of Kirby and Lee on panel, and the relationship between the way Mr. Fantastic addresses the Thing in this issue and "The Merchant of V…
 
Totally Trans Co-Host Henry Giardina goes on Gayest Episode Ever with Drew G Mackie and Glen Lakin The Golden Girls is beloved by many in the queer community, and for good reason, but the series is not batting a thousand when it comes to LGBT representation. This third season episode features a character who may just be the first trans man characte…
 
This would usually be a skip week, but the world is still being a jerk, so we made you a bonus, entirely unedited, and almost entirely off-topic episode. This time, we talked about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Topics, roughly: Daredevil parodies The nature of mutation The four humors Archetypes of masculinity Legal status of mutant animal peop…
 
"Realism is unfortunate"- Michel Fiffe Michel Fiffe is the creator / writer /artist of the action series COPRA. He’s worked with Marvel and DC on top of fully producing Panorama for Dark Horse, Bloodstrike: Brutalists for Image Comics and Zegas for Fantagraphics. We talk about the development of comics art styles in depth and a graph he made attemp…
 
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