24: Sanctuary!* *With Apologies to William Faulkner (with K. Thor Jensen)

Writer, artist and cartoonist K. Thor Jensen joins Douglas to discuss Doctor Doom’s appearances in The Incredible Hulk #143-144. Topics include Doc Samson’s haircut, Doom’s signature weapon in Marvel vs. Capcom games, strange flags, the number of times Valeria has appeared, what cocktail conversations are…

23: Unto You Is Born… The Doomsman! (with Paul Tobin)

Paul Tobin (writer of Bunny Mask, Bandette, Colder, Doctor Doom and the Masters of Evil, etc.) joins Douglas Wolk to discuss the utterly wild Doctor Doom serial (by Roy Thomas, Wally Wood, Larry Lieber and George Tuska) in the first five issues of Astonishing Tales….

22: The Baxter Building Besieged! (with Greg Matiasevich)

  Greg Matiasevich (of Multiversity Comics’ Robots from Tomorrow podcast) joins Douglas to discuss Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Comics Magazine! #1-12, a 2001 Lee/Kirby tribute miniseries spearheaded by Erik Larsen and Eric Stephenson. Topics include “Jack Kirby” as a genre, a Kirby black-light poster…

21: In the Darkness Dwells… Doom! (with Bryan Stratton)

Bryan Stratton of the Marvel by the Month podcast joins Douglas (during the heat bubble in Portland) to talk about Sub-Mariner #20 and Rise of the Black Panther #4. Topics include Prince Namor’s straightedge side, the many beverages of Victor Von Doom, the staircase-as-Slip ‘n’…

20: The Power and the Pride! (with Charles Hatfield)

Charles Hatfield, Professor of English at California State University and the author of Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, joins Douglas Wolk to discuss Kirby’s final contribution to the Doctor Doom story, Fantastic Four #84-87. Topics include the influence on this story…

19: This Man… This Demon! (with Laura Hudson)

Comics critic, cultural commentator and screenwriter Laura Hudson joins Douglas to discuss Marvel Super Heroes #20–Doctor Doom’s first cover feature, and the first appearance of Valeria! Topics include the nature of the capsules that Diablo keeps in his costume, Doom’s problematic modes of thinking about…

18: Don’t Look Now, But It’s–Dr. Doom! (with Christine Hanefalk)

Christine Hanefalk of The Other Murdock Papers and the #savedaredevil campaign joins Douglas Wolk to discuss Doctor Doom’s battle with Daredevil in Daredevil #37-38 and Fantastic Four #73. Topics include the quasi-science of Daredevil’s radar sense, the question of whether it’s a good idea for…

17: Behold the Savage Sky! (with James Romberger)

James Romberger – artist (Post York, 7 Miles a Second, The Late Child and Other Animals), teacher, and author of “Steranko: The Self-Created Man” – joins Douglas Wolk to discuss Jim Steranko’s Nick Fury serial in Strange Tales #160-167… in which Doctor Doom only appears…

16: The Peril and the Power! (with Rhett Thomas)

Comics historian Rhett Thomas joins Douglas Wolk to talk about Fantastic Four #57-60, Silver Surfer: Loftier than Mortals #1-2 and “The Silver Burper” from Not Brand Echh #1! Topics include the unwieldiness of the device with which Doctor Doom steals the Silver Surfer’s power, the…

15: Enter… Dr. Doom! (with Dugan Trodglen)

Dugan Trodglen–musician, comics retailer, journalist, and technically a character within the Marvel Universe–joins Douglas Wolk to discuss Avengers #25 (and the final panel of #24), in which we learn that Doctor Doom has a transparent dome that can cover the entirety of Latveria, and that…