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Episode Notes We enter the world of Mutant X, and by that we mean we get distracted by other weird Marvel stuff of the turn of the century. Ranked this episode: X-Factor #145-149 Mutant X #1-3 Mutant X: Origins #1 Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam on Twitter @arthurstacy & never…
 
Episode Notes Everyone loves Vulcan. He's the third Summers brother and no one has ever disliked how clunkly he was put into the story and then used as a big deal in space for a while. Anyway our buddy Vishal is here to set up straight!Ranked This Episode: Rise & Fall Of The Shi'Ar Empire Emperor Vulcan War Of Kings Check out the Battle of the Atom…
 
Episode Notes This week it is all Wolverine all the time. If anyone makes those jokes where we talk about Logan and we all know we are talking about Logan and you pretend we are talking about Laura, I will be sad and tired. Ranked this episode: All-New Wolverine: Four Sisters All-New Wolverine: Enemy Of The State II All-New Wolverine: Orphans Of X …
 
Episode Notes Cartoonist Declan Shalvey is here with a vengeance to talk about vertical scroll comics and his just completed X-Men Unlimited story. Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam on Twitter @arthurstacy & never try to find Zack! Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men …
 
Episode Notes You know we won't all f f f f fade away. It's Generation X spectacular as the team gets mashed up into all sorts of detective comics. Ranked This Episode: Gen13/Generation X Generation X/Gen13 Generation Hex Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam on Twitter @arthurstacy…
 
Episode Notes We totally planned this What If...? episode around the TV show and this isn't a coincidence that we are talking about 3 X-Men What If...? stories today. Ranked This Episode: What If vol 2 #13 (Professor X was the Juggernaut) What If vol 2 #46-47 (Cable Killed the X-Men/Magneto Took Over The USA) What If vol 2 #77 (Legion Killed Magnet…
 
Episode Notes We have to go back to The Age Of Apocalypse and accept that it rules so much and we have no choice but to stan. We also make some of the weirdest structural decision about Ranking we have ever done. Ranked This Episode: X-Men: Alpha/Omega Astonishing X-Men (AoA) Amazing X-Men (AoA) Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!…
 
Episode Notes We're a Wolverine podcast now and we promise this isn't a bit. It isn't a joke. It is just us covering times Wolverine has killed literal thousands of people. Ranked This Episode: Wolverine #20-31 (Enemy Of The State) Wolverine #69-71 (Savage Land) Wolverine #10-14 (Wolverine's Revenge) Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking …
 
Episode Notes Hear us X-Fans, no longer are we the podcast you once know. We are hellfire and guilt incarnateNow & ForeverWe are The Hornheaders! Here's the thing, we're a Daredevil podcast now. Thusly, we are going to cover a whole one story with Matt in it. I am sure this will make both X-Men fans and Daredevil fans very happy with our decision m…
 
Episode Notes Longtime friend of the show Leah Williams stops by to talk about The Trial of Magneto, X-Factor and much much more! Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam on Twitter @arthurstacy & never try to find Zack! Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Sei…
 
Episode Notes We travel to 1986 for a tale of three stories the run the gamut of iconic and aimless. It's an apt description for that year of the book. Ranked This Episode: Uncanny X-Men #201 (The Duel) Uncanny X-Men #202-203 (Secret Wars II) Uncanny X-Men #207-209 (Ghosts) Details about the Phoenix series that never was here.We know we already ran…
 
Episode Notes We've got another Q Drop for you as Quintin Quire riots over our list. Ranked This Episode: Wolverine & The X-Men vol 1 #1-3 Wolverine & The X-Men vol 2 #1-6 (Tomorrow Never Learns) X-Force vol 6 #17-20 (Omega) Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam on Twitter @arthurst…
 
Episode Notes We contemplate our own mortality as we realize it's been two years of Hickman's X-Men and now time no longer makes any sense. Ranked this episode: New Mutants vol 4 (Hickman) Giant Size X-Men (Hickman) Empyre: X-Men Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam on Twitter @art…
 
Episode Notes Put on your business boy hat and talk about some of the fastest characters in X-Men history. Is it possible that this Chuckles Austen comic is THE BEST thing we rank this week? Find out. Ranked This Episode: Uncanny X-Men #414 (Fall Down, Go Boom) X-Factor: The Quick & The Dead New Mutants vol 2 #7-12 (The Ties that Bind) Check out th…
 
Episode Notes It's a whole episode about the bouncing blue Beast and his adventures in Steve Engelhardt's continuity fix stories. Ranked this episode: Amazing Adventures #11-16 Incredible Hulk #161 Avengers #137-138 Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam on Twitter @arthurstacy & nev…
 
Episode Notes This is an episode about Apocalypse. He is also only really an active participant in one of these stories. We do like him though, he's just not actually been good until 2019. Ranked This Episode: Ages Of Apocalypse Extraordinary X-Men: Apocalypse Wars X-Men: Black - Apocalypse Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New …
 
Episode Notes There are a lot of Guthrie children and today? We are going to talk about the lesser Guthries. So get ready for a wild range of stories from all-time greats to terrible, trash books. Ranked This Episode: X-Men #7 (The Crucible) Uncanny X-Men Annual '95 Uncanny X-Men #437-441 (She Lies With Angels) Check out the Battle of the Atom Mast…
 
Episode Notes Zack and Adam had to scramble after our great interview about Planet-Size X-Men got messed up. So we decided to answer your questions about X-Men, us and anything else. It's a fun session that has nearly no edits. All rippers no skippers. Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Foll…
 
Episode Notes Hello normal human podcast listeners, we are your regular human hosts. Nothing is wrong. He loves you. Ranked this episode: Secret Invasion: X-Men X-Factor/She-Hulk: Secret Invasion Captain Britain & The MI:13 #1-4 Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam on Twitter @arth…
 
Episode Notes We just love it when the X-Men team up with their great pal Spider-Man. These are some of those time. It's not just just a Marvel 2-In-1, it's a a 3-In-1. Good times to be had by all. Ranked This episode: Marvel Team-Up #100 (Karma, Storm & Black Panther) Marvel Team-Up #149 (Cannonball) Marvel Team-Up #150 (X-Men) Check out the Battl…
 
Episode Notes Because you demanded it, Zack & Adam are put on trial for their crimes of ranking X-Men stories badly for 199 weeks straight. Now? Their podcast is on the line as the rank harder than they have ever ranked before in this star studded 200th episode. The Trial Of Jean Grey The Trial Of Juggernaut The Trial Of Magento Check out the Battl…
 
Episode Notes You ever feel like playing the Dungeons and Dragons and pretending all your friends are wizards or whatever? Imagine if they did that for a whole comic with Wolverine in it! Ranked this episode: Wolverine: Rahne Of Terra Wolverine: Knight Of Terra New Mutants #47-50 (Magus) Help out the Reck family here. Check out the Battle of the At…
 
Episode Notes All men must die. All men must serve. Are we still talking about Game of Thrones? I don't think so but we're still talking about death and stuff this week so we're going to go with it. Ranked This Episode: Death Of X X-Men: The Exterminated Uncanny X-Men Annual 2019 Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content eve…
 
Episode Notes We get all flipped and inverted and talked about by comics. It wasn't great. Ranked This Episode: AXIS Magneto #9-12 (AXIS) Deadpool #36-39 (AXIS) Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam on Twitter @arthurstacy & never try to find Zack! Our theme music is Junk Factory fr…
 
Episode Notes We decimate the competition as we become the only X-Men podcast to rank 500 bespoke stories. We are celebrating with wonton destruction. Ranked This Episode: X-Men Vol 2 #177-179 (Decimation) Generation M The 198 Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam on Twitter @arthur…
 
Episode Notes Let's go back to the 1970s and fill in some classic tales of X-Men action that we ding dang forgot to do before. Ranked This Episode: Uncanny X-Men #105, #107-108 (Phoenix Saga) Iron Fist #15 (Enter, the X-Men) Uncanny X-Men #120-121 (Wanted: Wolverine! Dead or Alive!) Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content …
 
Episode Notes What is best in life? To read comics and do podcasts about them I guess. We talk about Conan and Conan-related wizards on this one. It's a fun time. Ranked this episode: Uncanny X-Men #190-191 (An Age Undreamed Of) Savage Avengers #1-5 (The City Of Sickles) X-Men #1/2 (Thrall) Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New …
 
Episode Notes Who will fall? Who will rise? Who will be the last host standing? You know a schism was coming between Adam and Zack, you just never thought it would be this ugly. Ranked this episode: Schism Generation Hope #10-12 X-Men: Regenesis Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam…
 
Episode Notes Y'all like weird X-Men guest appearances in toy comics? We do! We love them so much that we got our buddy Austen Gorton on the show to talk about ROM the Spaceknight. Ranked This Episode: ROM #17-18 (Hybrid!) X-Men and the Micronauts Saga of Crystar, Crystal Warrior #6 (Demon) Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New …
 
Episode Notes We wanted to talk about Magik and Shadowcat, we ended up talking about Jim Shooter and Daredevil. This is what happens every time we pick three single issues to talk about. Plus, see Zack slowly descend into madness as he loses his voice more and more over 45 minutes. It sure is content.Ranked This Episode: Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 #33 Unc…
 
Episode Notes The old men of Battle of the Atom provide all the Old Man content you need. This includes talking about Mark Millar, arguing about New Jersey and talking about Johnny Cash. Ranked This Episode Old Man Logan (Millar/McNiven) Old Man Logan vol 2 #1-4 (Bezerker) Dead Man Logan Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New con…
 
Episode Notes It's the Marc Silvestri Power Hour where we talk all about the life and work of Marc Silvestri. Once again, Zack's audio is bad and he is so so tired. Ranked this episode: Uncanny X-Men #232-234 (Earthfall) Wolverine #35-37 (Blood & Claws) Cyberforce/X-Men Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on…
 
Episode Notes What's Wolverine's favorite video game system? The XBox I'm sorry. We're talking about X-Men games tie-ins, some video, some card. These comics are not good, they have never been good, and they never would be good. But they are weird hell and I know you crazy kids love weird comics. Honestly? We get pretty distracted and don't talk ab…
 
Episode Notes We dive into Nova Roma. It's bad. We don't care for it. So we listen to "Up The Wolves" by The Mountain Goats, a song that must have been inspired by that terrible New Mutants arc. John Darnielle please confirm. Ranked This Episode: New Mutants #7-12 (Nova Roma) New Mutants Forever Necrosha Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Rank…
 
Episode Notes We all love Breakworld right? It's such a good fun place with a lot of stories that we all care about right? Right? Ranked This Episode: Astonishing X-Men (Unstoppable) Uncanny X-Men #504-507 (Lovelorn) Uncanny X-Men #535-538 (Breaking Point) Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com …
 
Episode Notes We complete our double Dazzler coverage by looking at recent stories featuring the disco Dazzler and oops, it's a lot about the Inhumans. Get ready for us to remember how annoying they were. Oh, and WWAC Editor-In-Chief and CXF contributor Nola Pfau joins us to relitigate some real weird times. Also, there's a bunch of doggo noises bu…
 
Episode Notes It's the first of our Double Dazzler celebration! This week it's old school with Disco stories featuring Allison Blaire. Ranked this episode: Dazzler #9-11 (Herald of Galactus) Dazzler #38 (Vs The X-Men) Dazzler: The Movie Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com Follow Adam on Twitt…
 
Episode Notes Everyone loves Cable. He's a terrific athlete! But, oh no, many people are fighting him this week. He's even fighting some of the children he takes care of. We should do something about that, like rank it. Ranked This Episode: Cable And X-Force #1-5 (Wanted) Deadpool Vs X-Force X-Force #49-50 (Cable Vs X-Force) Check out the Battle of…
 
Episode Notes Things get Magikal as we explore three stories featuring Magik. Also, there's a story where a small child becomes a sword, and that's weird. Ranked This Episode: Uncanny X-Men #160 (Chutes and Ladders) Uncanny X-Men #231 (Colossus Pretends To Be A Ghost) Extraordinary X-Men #13-16 (Kingdoms Fall) Check out the Battle of the Atom Maste…
 
Episode Notes New Mutants and Children Of The Atom writer Vita Ayala joins us again to talk about these teen and making good comics. This week's episode art was by Jen Overstreet with colors by Luke Herr and he is a good teen boy. Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on ComicsXF.com or on Twitter Join the CXF…
 
Episode Notes This week we talk about Lorna Dane, the lady known as Polaris. She had a rough go of it at the start of the 00s and we dive right into that whole ding dang mess. Also, Zack got a football fact wrong and is very sorry that he implied that the traitor Tommy Tuberville used to coach Alabama, not Auburn. It's been a long week and Zack tri…
 
Episode Notes Happy 2021! We're exhausted from that whole thing so we are talking about Inventory Issues. One of these? One of these is a video game tie in for a canceled text based adventure game. Ranked this episode: Marvel Fanfare #1-4 (Savage Land) Marvel Fanfare #33 (Quest Probe) Marvel Fanfare #40 (Angel/Mystique) Check out the Battle of the …
 
Episode Notes This whole episode is about The Blob. Freddy Dukes is a good boy now and we want nothing but the best for him at all times. So should you. Ranked this episode: Age Of X-Men: X-Tremists All-New X-Men vol 2 #4-7 Marvel Fanfare #7 Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on XavierFiles.com Follow Zack …
 
Episode Notes Merry Chrises-Mas to all and to all a good episode of podcast talking about different X-Men stories from around the holidays with our good friends, Chris & Christi Eddleman. Ranked This Episode: Wolverine #49 Merry X-Men Holiday Special Power Pack #20 Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on Xavi…
 
Episode Notes We are unpacking the power of the Power Pack this week as we discuss why Leech is the best, Annalee is the worst, and learn the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Zach Rabiroff joins us because, darn it, we just wanted to share in the fun. Ranked This Episode: Power Pack #19 Power Pack #11-12 Uncanny X-Men #195 Check out the Battle of the …
 
Episode Notes Senior Editor Jordan D. White joins us to talk about X Of Swords, Reign Of X, and a deep dive into how artists get cast on a book! Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on XavierFiles.com Follow Zack and Adam on Twitter @Xavier Files and @arthurstacy! Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Me…
 
Episode Notes We're going back to the beginning as we talk all about Wolverine's origins! We’re sponsored this week by the MARVEL MADE PARAGON COLLECTION: CHRIS CLAREMONT from Marvel. Go to GETMARVELMADE.COM/ATOM to pre-order your copy today! Ranked This Episode: Weapon X (Marvel Comics Presents #72-84) Wolverine #48-50 (The Shiva Scenario) Origin …
 
Episode Notes This week it is all about the late, and interesting Ultimate Universe. We're sponsored this week by the MARVEL MADE PARAGON COLLECTION: CHRIS CLAREMONT from Marvel. Go to GETMARVELMADE.COM/ATOM to pre-order your copy today! Ranked This Episode: Ultimate Comics: X Ultimate Comics: Hawkeye Ultimate Comics: X-Men #29-33 (World War X) Che…
 
Episode Notes This one is all about Hope Summers. You know her. She is great. Ranked This Episode: Uncanny X-Men #526-529 (Five Lights) Generation Hope #1-4 (The Future Is A four Letter Word) X-Force vol 4 #11-15 (Us Vs. Them) Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on XavierFiles.com Follow Zack and Adam on Twi…
 
Episode Notes This week Connor Goldsmith, host of CEREBRO joins us to talk about her excellence, Emma Grace Frost. Ranked This Episode: X-Men Black: Emma Frost New X-Men #33-36 (Mercury Falling) Emma Frost #1-6 (Higher Learning) Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List! New content every week on XavierFiles.com Follow Zack and Adam on T…
 
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