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Join Zack from Xavier Files and Adam from Bish & Jubez as they battle to decide the best and worst X-Men stories of all time!

Battle Of The Atom: An X-Men Podcast Zachary Jenkins (Xavier Files) & Adam Reck

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.7 • 103 Ratings

Join Zack from Xavier Files and Adam from Bish & Jubez as they battle to decide the best and worst X-Men stories of all time!

    The Power Of Love

    The Power Of Love

    Episode Notes
    L is for the way Land looks at me
    O is for the only storyline for Jean
    V is very, very, extra boring reading
    E is enjoyable podcast hosts that you adore

    Ranked this episode:



    Phoenix: Endsong



    Phoenix: Warsong



    New X-men #151-154 (Here Comes Tomorrow)



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    Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

    Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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    • 57 min
    The M-Word

    The M-Word

    Episode Notes
    The X-Men books have, at times, struggled with intersectionality and representation of the ideas they are inspired by. These ones though? They are good at it.

    Ranked This Episode:



    All-New X-Men v1 #9-14



    Generation X v2 #6-7



    Age Of X-Man: Prisoner X



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    Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

    Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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    • 56 min
    The Tail End Of Benjamin Button Disease

    The Tail End Of Benjamin Button Disease

    Episode Notes
    We are ageing backwards, all the way back to the first appearance of some of our favorite characters. Join us in the abyss.

    Ranked This Episode:



    Uncanny #265-267 (First Gambit)



    Uncanny #345, 347-350 (First Maggott & Trail of Gambit)



    X-Men #28 (First Banshee)



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    Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

    Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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    • 52 min
    Gambit Ajace

    Gambit Ajace

    Episode Notes
    Very few swords but very many minor appearances of Gambit on this one folks.

    Ranked this episode:



    X-Men vol. 4 #23-26 (The Burning World)



    X-Treme X-Men #5-9



    All-New X-Factor #3-4 (Stolen Island)



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    New content every week on XavierFiles.com

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    Our theme music is Junk Factory from the X-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

    Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

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    • 49 min
    X Of Swords Eve With Tini Howard

    X Of Swords Eve With Tini Howard

    Episode Notes
    Raise your blades because it's time for X Of Swords! Writer Tini Howard joins Battle Of The Atom to talk Excalibur, Tarot, and all things X Of Swords.

    Here's links to all the other stuff we mentioned:

    The Chrises On Infinite Earth's Interview with Jordan D. White

    The AipT X-Men Monday Interview

    Yoshi Yoshitani Tarot of the Divine & Beneath The Moon

    Biddy Tarot

    Cerebro Episode About Betsy

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    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-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

    Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

    If you want to support the show make sure you rate and review the show or check out our Patreon!

    • 58 min
    Nearly Religious Experience

    Nearly Religious Experience

    Episode Notes
    We both had dreams. Our dreams were the same. While you slept, the world changed. We both had dreams. Our dreams were the same. While you slept, the world changed. We both had dreams. Our dreams were the same. While you slept, the world changed. We both had dreams. Our dreams were the same. While you slept, the world changed. We both had dreams. Our dreams were the same. While you slept, the world changed. We both had dreams. Our dreams were the same. While you slept, the world changed.

    Ranked This Episode:



    House Of X/Powers Of X



    Marvel Comics Presents #17-24 (Cyclops: Retribution)



    Excalibur #115 (Missionaries)



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    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-Men Arcade Game by Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto.

    Cover art is by Adam Reck after Dave Cockrum with logo design by Mikey Zee

    If you want to support the show make sure you rate and review the show or check out our Patreon!

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

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A fantastic x-men podcast

I'm a freelance illustrator and i've been blowing through these while I work - super fun, great guests, great commentary and while i'm trying to fill in my gaps and find new things i haven't read yet, these guys provide an awesome round of books each week to check the heck out (or stay far, far away from.) Got me back into longbox digging for those obscure miniseries, and loving every second of it. Give it a listen!

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A must listen for any comic book fan!

This podcast helped get me back into reading comics regularly and X-Men specifically. Now I have nearly read every Uncanny issue. My only wish is for longer episodes, but I know both hosts have other obligations. I would listen to even more if it was available.

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