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Dear Watchers is a comic book podcast taking you through the omniverse where your Watchers Guido and Rob explore a different multiverse each episode, from Marvel’s What If to DC’s Elseworlds and far beyond. Join as we discuss the stories that were inspired by and take inspiration from each episode's alternate universe. Includes special episodes with guest creators, scholars and fellow podcasters to share their favorite trips to the multiverse and help ponder the possibilities of what lies ahead for comics and storytelling. For bonus episodes: www.ko-fi.com/DearWatchers

Dear Watchers: an omniversal comic book podcast Your Watchers, Guido & Rob

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Dear Watchers is a comic book podcast taking you through the omniverse where your Watchers Guido and Rob explore a different multiverse each episode, from Marvel’s What If to DC’s Elseworlds and far beyond. Join as we discuss the stories that were inspired by and take inspiration from each episode's alternate universe. Includes special episodes with guest creators, scholars and fellow podcasters to share their favorite trips to the multiverse and help ponder the possibilities of what lies ahead for comics and storytelling. For bonus episodes: www.ko-fi.com/DearWatchers

    What if Wolverine was gay (and an exile from another world named Howlett who was boyfriends with Hercules)?

    What if Wolverine was gay (and an exile from another world named Howlett who was boyfriends with Hercules)?

    Happy Pride Month, Bub! After many X-Men episodes we are finally focusing on the most famous X-Man of all: Wolverine! We romp through many multiverses and meet Howlett, a gay version of Wolverine who is in a relationship with Hercules. We start by covering Wolverine's legendary first appearance in The Incredible Hulk before tackling Howlett's debut across multiple Greg Pak scripted books that see him team up with Cyclops, Dazzler, a teenage Nightcrawler battling many evil Xaviers. Plus we talk if we will see a gay Wolverine in the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine movie and why we have never seen Howlett again. 
    Ep. 135 What if Wolverine was gay?
    from Astonishing X-Men #44+ and X-Treme X-Men #1+ (2011 Marvel Comics)Find us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
    The claws are out as we finally cover the legendary Wolverine and specifically, his gay multiversal counterpart. We give a history of Wolverine on the page and behind the scenes and talk his first appearance opposite The Hulk. Then we jump into a nearly 20 issue run from the mind of Greg Pak and others that sees Howlett, the gay Wolverine, reunite with his partner Hercules, partner with the 616 Cyclops and Dazzler and battle countless evil Xaviers across the old west, steampunk gods, dinosaurs and more. Plus we talk why we want Wolverine to be more of a Spike then an Angel, why Howlett has never returned and what we might expect from Hugh Jackman's last (?) appearance. 
    Reading / Watch List:
    The Incredible Hulk #180-181 (1974 Marvel Comics)Astonishing X-Men #44-47 (2011 Marvel Comics)X-Treme X-Men #1-13 (2011-2013 Marvel Comics)X-Termination #1-2 (2013 Marvel Comics)Astonishing X-Men #60-61 (2013 Marvel Comics)Age of Apocalypse #14 (2013 Marvel Comics)Email Podcast@DearWatchers.comFind us & support us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
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    What if Furiosa (of Mad Max) barely appeared in a comic of her own name (but remained the best character ever)? Plus what is Mad Max canon + NO SPOILERS for Furiosa!

    What if Furiosa (of Mad Max) barely appeared in a comic of her own name (but remained the best character ever)? Plus what is Mad Max canon + NO SPOILERS for Furiosa!

    Put the pedal to the metal and join us as we explore the world of Mad Max in comics and on screen! We talk about George Miller's one of a kind film series especially Fury Road before exploring the Mad Max: Fury Road comic book series that shows the origin stories for Nux and Immortan Joe plus prequel stories for Max and our featured character, Furiosa. We also speculate on what other stories we want to see from this universe in light of the new Furiosa film! 
    Ep. 134 What if Furiosa (of Mad Max) barely appeared in a comic of her own name (but remained the best character ever)?
    from Mad Max Fury Road - Furiosa #1 (DC Comics 2015)Find us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
    Grab your guzzoline and join us as we head to the post-apocalyptic world of George Miller's Mad Max on screen and in film (and video games!). We tell an (abbreviated) history of the franchise before discussing the 4-issue Fury Road comic book series (plus the collected addition only fifth story) that goes deeper into backstories for War Boy Nox, despot villain Immortan Joe, reluctant hero Max and the mysterious Furiosa who is getting her own film! We also speculate on why there haven't been more Mad Max comics and where else we'd like to see this franchise go. 
    Reading / Watch List:
    Mad Max (Film 1979)Mad Max 2: Road Warrior (Film 1981)Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (Film 1985)Mad Max: Fury Road (Film 2015)Mad Max: Fury Road - Nut & Immortal Joe #1 (DC Comics 2015)Mad Max: Fury Road - Furiousa #1 (DC Comics 2015)Mad Max: Fury Road - Max #1-2 (DC Comics 2015)Mad Max: Fury Road TPB War Rig (DC Comics 2016)Email Podcast@DearWatchers.comFind us & support us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
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    What if Deadpool was Frank-N-Furter in the Rocky Horror Picture Show (and was also in the Breakfast Club with Peter Parker aka Spider-Man)?

    What if Deadpool was Frank-N-Furter in the Rocky Horror Picture Show (and was also in the Breakfast Club with Peter Parker aka Spider-Man)?

    Jump into the deep end of the (dead) pool with us as we dive into (get it?) the many multiverses of Wade Wilson aka Deadpool! We start by talking Deadpool's history in comics before chatting about Avenging Spider-Man #12-13 from Kevin Shinick and Aaron Kuder that sees the Merc with a Mouth and Spider-Man tangling Hyno Hustler in dreams within dreams including takes on The Breakfast Club and The Rocky Horror Show! We wrap up by talking exceptions for Deadpool & Wolverine and what other parodies we want to see Wade take on. 
    Ep. 133 What if Deadpool was Frank-N-Furter in the Rocky Horror Picture Show (and was also in the Breakfast Club with Peter Parker aka Spider-Man)?
    from Avenging Spider-Man #12-13 (Marvel Comics 2012)Find us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
    This one is a silly one! As we await the release of Deadpool and Wolverine, we return to Deadpool for the second time (and the first time in three years) to talk his origin story, his connections to Harley Quinn, his presence at Comic Con, why he is a gateway character for teens and so much more. We also see Deadpool become both Judd Nelson and Tim Curry in some wacky dream sequences as Deadpool tangles with Spider-Man in hypnosis inspired dream sequences. 
    Reading / Watch List:
    Our past episode on Deadpool, Episode #13 (podcast at DearWatchers.com)Avenging Spider-Man #12-13 (Marvel Comics 2012)Deadpool's movies, plus the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine (2024)Email Podcast@DearWatchers.comFind us & support us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
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    What if Rogue and Gambit of the X-Men revealed the greatest secrets of the Marvel Universe from Mister Sinister?

    What if Rogue and Gambit of the X-Men revealed the greatest secrets of the Marvel Universe from Mister Sinister?

    After many X-Men episodes, we finally do deep dive into everyone's favorite cajun: Gambit! We start by talking the debut issues for both Gambit and the twisted villain Mr. Sinister with whom Remy shares a dark secret. The secrets keep coming in the 90s aftermath of Age of Apocalypse that sees a fracture between Gambit and Rogue. For this week's alternate universe we look at a What If that sees Gambit, Rogue and Sinister battle it out to one heck of a twist ending! We end by looking at the the wedding of Colossus & Kitty, how it affected Remy & Rogue and wonder what is next for the couple on the current run of X-Men 97. It's a stacked deck! 
    Ep. 132 What if Rogue and Gambit of the X-Men revealed the greatest secrets of the Marvel Universe from Mister Sinister?
    from What If Volume #2 Issue #100Find us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
    It's a MEGA X-Men episode focused on Mr. Sinister, Rogue and especially the mysterious card slinger Gambit. We review books by an all-star list of creators including Chris Claremont, Ivan Velez, Jr., Klaus Janson, Jim Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Scott Lobdell, David Marquez, Marc Silvestri,  Fabian Nicieza, Andy Kubert, and more including Sinister and Gambit's first appearances, the length 90s "Gambit has a secret" saga to how Gambit and Rogue's relationship has evolved in the 21st century. Plus, Guido talks about some recent grail pickups and we continue to share our love for X-Men 97. 
    Reading / Watch List:
    Uncanny X-Men #221 (1987 Marvel Comics)Uncanny X-Men #266 (1990 Marvel Comics)X-Men #6 (1992 Marvel Comics)Uncanny X-Men #325-326 (1995 Marvel Comics)X-Men #45 (1995 Marvel Comics)Uncanny X-Men #350 (1997 Marvel Comics)What If #100 (1997 Marvel Comics)X-Men Gold #26-30 (2018 Marvel Comics)Email Podcast@DearWatchers.comFind us & support us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
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    What if Pinky and The Brain tried to be comic book superheroes and low-budget horror movie directors to take over the world?

    What if Pinky and The Brain tried to be comic book superheroes and low-budget horror movie directors to take over the world?

    What are we going to do on this episode? The same thing we do every episode: Host a comic book podcast and try to take over the world! Yes, we talk everyone's favorite megalomaniac mice as we discuss Pinky & The Brain on TV and in comics. We start with the duo's debut on The Animaniacs before talking their solo TV debut. We head to the world of comics that see P&B become superheroes in their debut issue and later riff on Ed Wood and Plan 9 From Outer Space. We wrap up by talking Pinky and the Brains 2020s (brief) comeback and why there needs to be more mice in the future. Eegads! You won't want to miss it. 
    Ep. 131 What if Pinky & the Brain  tried to be comic book superheroes and low-budget horror movie directors to take over the world?
    from Pinky & The Brain #1 and #6Find us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
    Narf! We head back to the 1990s by talking the would be world conquerors Pinky and The Brain! We give a short history on both Pinky and the Brain and the creation of The Animaniacs from Tiny Toons to Steven Spielberg. We talk the histories of Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarch too, the iconic voices behind the duo and many, many other animated characters from TMNT to The Critic. After talking P&B on TV, we head to the world of comics with parodies of superheroes and 50s sci-fi movies. We wrap up by talking the return of Pinky and The Brain on the 2020s Animaniacs sequel and why we want to see more mouse adventures soon. All this plus The Honeymooners, Ed Wood, The Brain in drag, Yakko's World, and much more. 
    Reading / Watch List:
    Steven Spielberg Presents The Animaniacs - Episode 2 (TV episode 1993)Pinky and The Brain - Episode 1 (TV episode 1995)Pinky and The Brain - Vol. 1, Issue 1 (DC Comics 1996)Pinky and The Brain - Vol. 1, Issue 6 (DC Comics 1996)The Animaniacs (TV episode 2020)Email Podcast@DearWatchers.comFind us & support us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
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    What if Wonder Woman and Ororo Monroe (Storm of the X-Men) were amalgamated to become Amazon? (from Amalgam Comics / Marvel & DC)

    What if Wonder Woman and Ororo Monroe (Storm of the X-Men) were amalgamated to become Amazon? (from Amalgam Comics / Marvel & DC)

    Grab your magic girdle, it's getting stormy out! This week, we return to the world of Amalgam comics to discuss the Wonder Woman and Storm mashup that is Amazon! After some quick backstory on both WW and Storm, we talk Wonder Woman's reboot courtesy George Perez and company in 1987 before diving into John Byrne's Amazon #1. We continue to follow Amazon as she teams up with the JLX (the JLA meets the X-Men) as the team battles Fing Fang Flame in a one-off issue from Christopher Priest and Oscar Jimenez. We also talk the future of amalgam and Amazon as a character and who else we would combine Wonder Woman or Storm with. 
    Ep. 130 What if Wonder Woman and Ororo Monroe (Storm of the X-Men) were amalgamated & became Amazon? from Amazon #1 (Amalgam Comics / Marvel & DC 1996)Find us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
    We are thrilled to be back in the world of Amalgam Comics as we discuss Amazon - the mashup of DC's Wonder Woman and Marvel's Storm. We head back to 1987 to talk Wonder Woman's big reboot before touching on what makes Storm such an amazing character. After some background history on Amalgam Comics, we talk some of Amazon's appearances in her own book and teaming up with the JLA meets X-Men team, the JLX. We wrap up by pondering Amazon and Amalgam's future and why Storm is a hard character to pair with. Plus, some thoughts on X-Men 97! 
    Reading / Watch List:
    Wonder Woman #1 (DC Comics 1987)Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics 1975)Amazon #1 (Amalgam Comics 1996)JLX Unleashed #1 (Amalgam Comics 1997)Email Podcast@DearWatchers.comFind us & support us at https://linktr.ee/dearwatchers
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Customer Reviews

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41 Ratings

Muzzakfeind ,

Talking about the comics not many do!

Y’all are fantastic! I love that y’all cover a wide range of comics that I find quite a few others don’t! Keep up the great work 🫶

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Wonder no more!

For comic book fans, the words “What If…?” should conjure up the limitless possibilities of storytelling and entertainment wrapped up in those two little words. Luckily for all us listeners there’s a podcast to match that same spirit. Dear Watchers is a true treat for comic fans both new and old!

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