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February 18, 2022
X-Ray Vision
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer & Poster Breakdown + Comics Corner with Jason Mantzoukas

In This Episode

On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion, Rosie Knight, and Jason Mantzoukas settle in and talk comics! That’s right, it’s time for another installment of X-Ray Vision’s Comics Corner. First in Previously On (2:30), Jason and Rosie spend a little time unpacking a few recent news stories, including the rebirth of Paramount and some of the Super Bowl trailers; then Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into the latest trailer and poster from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, offering plot and story theories, speculating on characters, and backing all of it up with extensive comics lore. In the Hive Mind (52:23), Jason Mantzoukas joins Jason and Rosie to review and recommend tons of comics, including what everyone is reading right now, some favorite comics for kids, and their back issue/quarter-bin pick, aka the comics they happened to stumble upon and fall in love with. In Nerd Out (1:41:27) a listener pitches us on alternative movie posters and in the Endgame (1:44:09), Jason and Rosie choose their mutant power.

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Our Pull List for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:

X-Men: Trial of Magneto – 5 issues; written by Leah Williams, art by Lucas Werneck, August 2021. Available here

House of M – 8 core issues with some crossover arcs; written by Brian Michael Bendis & illustrated by Olivia Coipel, June 2005. Available here.

Illuminati – The series with writing by Bendis that segues into Jonathan Hickman’s New Avengers run. Available here.

Marvel Zombies – 5 issue limited series; written by Robert Kirkman, art by Sean Phillips, covers by Arthur Suydam, 2005. Available here.

Savage Land – Chris Claremont’s Uncanny X-Men, beginning with Uncanny X-Men #94 and ending with Uncanny X-Men #279 when Claremont left Marvel in 1991. Available on Marvel Unlimited.

Young Avengersby Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen; America Chavez was introduced in 2011’s Vengeance #1 by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta.

Rosie’s Shuma-Gorath Nerdist Article.


Comics Corner Vol. 2 Full Pull List

Comics Origin Stories

Jason Mantzoukas:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel)
  • Chris Claremont’s X-Men / New Mutants with art by Bob McLeod (Marvel)

Jason Concepcion:

  • Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont (Marvel)
  • Daredevil (Marvel)
  • New Mutants by Claremont
  • X-Force by Rob Liefeld & Fabian Nicieza (Marvel)

Rosie Knight:

  • X-Men by Claremont (Marvel)
  • X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever by Max Bemis & Michael Walsh (Marvel)

What is everyone reading or excited about right now?


  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image)
  • Anything by Mark Russell – Flintstones, Snagglepuss, Billionaire Island, F4 – Life Story, Red Sonja, Lone Ranger (Indie)
  • Anything by James Stokoe – Orphan and the Five Beasts / Godzilla / Grunt (Indie)
  • Head Lopper by Andrew MacLean (Image)


  • New Masters by Shobo & Shof (Image)
  • The Good Asian by Pornsak Pichetshote & Alexandre Tefenkgi (Image)
  • X-Cellent, from the X-Statix team of Peter Milligan & Mike Allred (Marvel)
  • Sea of Stars by Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum, Rico Renzi, and Stephen Green (Image)


  • Nubia & the Amazons by Vita Ayala, Stephanie Williams, & Alitha Martinez (DC)
  • Nightwing #87 by Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas & Wes Abbott (DC)
  • Avengers by Aaron Kuder and more (Marvel)
  • Mashle: Magic and Muscles by Hajime Komoto (Viz for the English translation)
  • Black Panther Penguin Classics – Panther’s Rage  (Marvel)

Comics For Your Kids?

  • JM – Jonna & the Unpossible Monsters by Chris Samnee & Laura Samnee
  • JC – Fantasy Sports by Sam Bosma
  • RK – Bone by Jeff Smith

Quarter Bin Pick / Back Issues?


  •  Nextwave / Nextwave: Agents of HaTE by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen (Marvel)
  • Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith (Indie)
  • Catwoman by Ed Brubaker & Darwyn Cooke (DC)
  • Friday by Ed Brubaker & Marcos Martin (Indie)
  • Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin (Indie)
  •  The Case of the Missing Men by Kris Bertin & Alexander Forbes (Indie)


  • Anything by Art Adams (Marvel)
  • Anything by Barry Windsor-Smith including Machine Man (Marvel)


  • Strange Sports Stories by numerous (DC)
  • Spinning Doomsday’s Web by DG Chichester, Larry Stroman, Mark Farmer, Gloria Vasquez, and more (Marvel)
  • Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword, created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith (Marvel)


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