8: Doom Quest (with Jay Edidin)

Jay Edidin of Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men joins Douglas to discuss the X-Men/Doctor Doom ’98 Annual, a.k.a. (as Jay puts it) “Victor Von Doom and the Mystery of Where Babies Come From.” Topics include the peculiar beard of the Onslaught homunculus, Jean Grey’s…

7: The Death-Trap of Doctor Doom! (with Katie Pryde)

Katie Pryde of Books with Pictures joins us to discuss Avengers #1 1/2–which was published in 1999, but 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…

6: Marked for Destruction by Doctor Doom! (with Matt Singer)

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…

5: Tomorrow Belongs to Me (with Alex Ross)

Alex Ross, the author of “Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music,” joins us to discuss Invaders #32-33, in which Adolf Hitler opens a dimensional portal to Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold (more or less) to retrieve Thor in order to convince him to…

4: The Micro-World of Doctor Doom! (with Arthur Wyatt)

This week, Arthur Wyatt (of 2000 AD and FutureQuake) joins us for a conversation about Fantastic Four #16 and 17, the earliest sighting of the Microverse, the excellence of Jack Kirby-designed helmets, Doctor Doom’s little-known mastery of disguise, how Doom might be like Pete Buttigieg,…

3: The Return of Doctor Doom! (with Dr. Ben Saunders)

Dr. 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…

A call for listener questions!

I’ll be adding a “listener questions answered” segment to Voice of Latveria soon–but I need to get some questions first! If there’s something you’d like to know about Victor Von Doom, drop a line to faithfulretainerboris [at] voiceoflatveria [dot] com, and I’ll see what I…

2: Captives of the Deadly Duo! (with Dr. Osvaldo Oyola)

Dr. Osvaldo Oyola of The Middle Spaces joins us to discuss Fantastic Four #6, the mystery of who wrote its dialogue, the strangely complicated plumbing of the Baxter Building, and his own origin story as a critic. (Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS )