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…

14: Bedlam at the Baxter Building! (with Chelsea Gaia)

Chelsea Gaia–co-host of “Experience: A Career Stories Podcast,” and a former wedding photographer–joins Douglas Wolk to discuss Fantastic Four Annual #3, Marvel Heroes & Legends ’96, and Fantastic Four 40th Wedding Anniversary Special. Topics include Roz Kirby’s possible influence on Susan Storm’s wedding outfit, Stan…

10: Origin of Doctor Doom! (with Abraham Riesman)

Abraham Riesman, the author of True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee, joins Douglas to discuss 1964’s Fantastic Four Annual #2–which features both the first appearance of Latveria and the origin of Doctor Doom. Topics include what we know and don’t know about…

9: The Master Plan of Doctor Doom! (with Patrick A. Reed)

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…