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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!

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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!

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Great for X-fans and list junkies.

By JVVVJVVJVVJVVV - Nov 04 2019
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I love War Rocket Ajax. Particularly the Every Story Ever portion of their podcast. However, I don't care about DC comics, so half the time I'm tuning out or skipping forward thru certain portions of the program. I was quite happy when discovering Battle of the Atom, because it takes my favorite portion of a great comics podcast and applies it exclusively to the X teams of Marvel comics. It's fun listening to people talk about comics I love (gotta agree to disagree on a few opinions) and also great to get info and recommendations of comics I haven't discovered yet. The hosts are goofy and fun. Adam's more laidback style works well with Zack's slightly manic enthusiasm as the two hosts banter. Keep up the great work and thanks for the podcast! X-men junkies, this podcast is for us!

Less survival and more lovin’ the experience.

By intrepidtravler - Oct 17 2019
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Not sure what it is about these 2 X-Men fans but man! Do they make you wanna jus read X-Men comics everyday.. Since I don’t have the time to go through and find the gems, I’m glad Zack & Adam have, as well as starting this podcast! I enjoy binging and stocking up on episodes. Lots of X-Men knowledge as well as lots of laughs. Thanks gents for always giving me something to look forward to on Monday morning.

iTunes Ratings

70 Ratings
Average Ratings
63
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2
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Great for X-fans and list junkies.

By JVVVJVVJVVJVVV - Nov 04 2019
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I love War Rocket Ajax. Particularly the Every Story Ever portion of their podcast. However, I don't care about DC comics, so half the time I'm tuning out or skipping forward thru certain portions of the program. I was quite happy when discovering Battle of the Atom, because it takes my favorite portion of a great comics podcast and applies it exclusively to the X teams of Marvel comics. It's fun listening to people talk about comics I love (gotta agree to disagree on a few opinions) and also great to get info and recommendations of comics I haven't discovered yet. The hosts are goofy and fun. Adam's more laidback style works well with Zack's slightly manic enthusiasm as the two hosts banter. Keep up the great work and thanks for the podcast! X-men junkies, this podcast is for us!

Less survival and more lovin’ the experience.

By intrepidtravler - Oct 17 2019
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Not sure what it is about these 2 X-Men fans but man! Do they make you wanna jus read X-Men comics everyday.. Since I don’t have the time to go through and find the gems, I’m glad Zack & Adam have, as well as starting this podcast! I enjoy binging and stocking up on episodes. Lots of X-Men knowledge as well as lots of laughs. Thanks gents for always giving me something to look forward to on Monday morning.

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Battle Of The Atom: An X-Men Podcast

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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!

Rank #1: Ep.104 - One Chart, For Which It Stands

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Episode Notes

Welcome to the new mutant nation. Spoilers from House Of X abound. Also, we lucked into this being THEMATIC.

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #515-522 (Nation X)

  • Uncanny X-Men #148-150 (I, Magneto...)

  • Excalibur #1-4 (Forging The Sword)

Check out the good work Peter is doing.

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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!

Jul 29 2019

54mins

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Rank #2: Ep.62 - A Gospel Has Come Upon Us with Charlie Davis

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We have the X-Man Update to end all X-Man Updates (note: I will still continue to do X-Man Update because it is fun for me). Plus we talk to friend of the show, Charlie Davis about Jean Grey, but like, a young version of her. And then also baking!

Make sure to Kickstart The Guide To X-Ceptional Baking Zine

Ranked This Episode:

  • Jean Grey #8-11 (Psych Wars)

  • X-Men Origins: Jean Grey #1

  • All-New X-Men #37

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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

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

Oct 08 2018

44mins

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Rank #3: Ep.82 - If Not For X-Men Twitter with Leah Williams

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Guys, Leah Williams is back to talk about X-Tremists! It's a super fun episode that does have a cuss or two in it so keep the earmuffs ready for the young ones. Anyway it's a great time and you should go buy her books.

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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

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

Feb 25 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #4: BONUS EPISODE: Boku No X-Anime

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Because you demanded it! Battle Of The Atom host Zack Jenkins and friend of the show Luz Bianca have teamed up for a prestige, 12 episode podcast series called Boku No X-Anime about the 2011 Marvel Anime: X-Men. We're putting the first episode up on the Battle Of The Atom feed and if you like it, please subscribe to the main feed for all the future goodness!

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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!

Nov 01 2019

34mins

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Rank #5: Ep.74 - Stories Where Kitty Pryde Doesn't Get Married

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Episode Notes

We got some new stories about a great topic, not marriage. Join us and Kitty as we don't get married. Also, I didn't edit this too much so you might get some mouth sounds. Sorry I guess.

Ranked this Episode:
* Uncanny X-Men #179
* Excalibur #12-13
* X-Men Gold #30

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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

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

Dec 31 2018

42mins

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Rank #6: Ep.98 - Little Trash Boy

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Episode Notes

Proteus is a bad child but he has been in good stories. We talk about them this week, as one does.

  • Uncanny X-Men #125-128 (Proteus)
  • X-Men Legacy #231-233 (Necrosha)
  • Ultimate X-Men #16-19 (World Tour)

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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!

Jun 17 2019

52mins

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Rank #7: Ep.71 - Thinking Of The Children

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Teenagers scare the friggin' shoot out of me! That's why we dedicated an entire episode about it. A lot of children do get murdered and we are very sorry about that.

Ranked This Episode:

  • X-Campus
  • New Mutants #21 (Slumber Party)
  • New X-Men #20-27 (Childhood's End/Crusade)

Go buy the Guide to X-Ceptional Baking

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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

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

Dec 10 2018

42mins

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Rank #8: Ep.117 - From A to Zombie!

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It's Halloween y'all. We did stories about demons because we wanted to. Sometimes we get to do what we want.

Ranked This Episode:

  • Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Hearts Of Darkness

  • X-Men #75 (Anatomy Of A Monster)

  • New X-Men #37-41 (The Quest For Magik)

Subscribe to Boku No X-Anime here.

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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!

Oct 28 2019

47mins

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Rank #9: Ep.28 - King Tut Transformer

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An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience. We talk about stairs a suprising amount on this episode. I've given up taking Episode Notes seriously, I doubt many of you read these and if you do, you probably appriciate me being so on brand.

Ranked This Episode
* Uncanny X-Men vol 2 #14-17
* Further Adventures of Cyclops & Phoenix
* Ultimate X-Men #46-49 (The Tempest)

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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

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

Feb 12 2018

40mins

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Rank #10: Ep.81 - The #1 Podcast For Reminding You Of All The Problematic Things Magneto Has Done

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Episode Notes

This episode is going to talk about stories where Magneto attempts to commit genocide and generally acts like a monster. We talk bluntly about the parallels to the real world. If that's not what you need in your life, no sweat, see you next week.

Also, we split it up with a Silver Age story so we still have some jokes.

Ranked this episode:

  • Magneto Rex

  • X-Men #4-5 (The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants)

  • New X-Men #146-150 (Planet X)

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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

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

Feb 18 2019

51mins

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Rank #11: Ep.116 - Big, Burly Men, Flying At The Screen, Yelling

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Episode Notes

We're talking about Northstar and all the choices that have been made around him. Let me tell you what, there are several.

Ranked This Episode

  • Astonishing X-Men #48-56
  • X-Men Annual #1 (2007)
  • Alpha Flight #106

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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!

Oct 21 2019

48mins

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Rank #12: Ep.94 - All-New, All-Different Battle Of The Atom

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We're back, we're different, and we're talking about Bishop. But in a very different way, we aren't talking about Bishop because we picked 3 stories he is only nominally the star of. Oops!

Ranked This Episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #281-283 (Bishop's Crossing)

  • Life And Times Of Lucas Bishop

  • New X-Men #139-141 (Murder At The Mansion)

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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!

May 20 2019

47mins

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Rank #13: Ep.70 - Magneto But Good And Young And Hot

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Good evening my Acolytes! We talk about you today. We also renamed you. This will probably go away by the next time we record so indulge me for now.

Also, the last X-Man Update(?)

Ranked this episode:

  • Uncanny X-Men #300
  • X-Men Legacy #208-210 (From Genesis to Revelations)
  • Magneto vol 1

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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

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

Dec 03 2018

46mins

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Rank #14: Ep.3 - Episode 3 - Preubiquitous Wolverine

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Zack and Adam talk about the source of every Wolverine story, the best idea that should never work, and the source of our great name.

Ranked this episode

  1. Battle of the Atom
  2. Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem
  3. Wolverine vol 1 #1-#4

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

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

Aug 21 2017

34mins

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Rank #15: Ep.90 - Here's What I Know About Christian Grey

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This week we talk about the Hellfire Club, and wouldn't you know it, we had audio issues and had to rerecord 2/3rds of the whole danged thing! So if we seem off our game, that's why. Sorry, we'll fix it next time. Enjoy the 50 Shades of Grey jokes!

Ranked This Episode:

  • Excalibur #96-100 (London Hellfire Club)

  • Astonishing X-Men #13-18 (Torn)

  • Wolverine & the X-Men #30-35 (The Hellfire Saga)

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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!

Apr 22 2019

51mins

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Rank #16: Ep.105 - It's All Fun Make 'Em-Ups with Jordan D White

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Senior X-Men Editor Jordan D White joins us today to talk about his first year overseeing the line as well as what's to come in the Dawn of X

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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!

Aug 05 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #17: Ep.38 - And That's A Rant

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Wannt travel to an alternate universe where worldbuilding isn't the greatest? Well we have 3 of them on this episode of Battle Of The Atom.

Ranked this Episode:
* Uncanny X-Men #284-286 (Into The Void)
* X-Factor #43-46, #48-50 (Judgement War)
* X-Men: Gold #12, #16-20 (Negative Zone War)

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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

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

Apr 23 2018

49mins

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Rank #18: Ep.76 - Your Mutant Alternative To NPR's Code Switch

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This week we are way over our heads with stories that have interesting elements but are problematic as heck. We also avoid making the same Greg Land comments every message board makes.

Ranked This Episode:

  • District X #1-6 (Mr. M)

  • X-Factor Vol 2

  • Uncanny X-Men #530-535 (Quarantine)

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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

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

Jan 14 2019

47mins

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Rank #19: Ep.27 - xXShattybuns69Xx with Charlie Davis

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This week we have a Patreon supported special thanks to The Young Ones co-host Charlie Davis! We talk about Shatterstar, Rictor, and more Shatterstar. It is very on brand for one of us.

Charlie

It is on brand for them, not us.

Ranked this episode
* X-Force #19-24 (Assult on Greymalkin)
* X-Factor #207-213 (Happenings in Vegas)
* X-Force #59-61 (The Shatterstar Saga)

Check out Charlie on The Young Ones

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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

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

Feb 05 2018

46mins

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Rank #20: Ep.63 - Some Chupacabra Type Activity

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Xorn
Medium elemental, neutral

Armor Class 19 (Natural Armor)
Hit Points 73 (7d8 + 42)
Speed 20 ft., burrow 20 ft.

STR
17 (+3)
DEX
10 (+0)
CON
22 (+6)
INT
11 (+0)
WIS
10 (+0)
CHA
11 (+0)

Skills Perception +6, Stealth +3
Damage Resistances Piercing and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks that aren't Adamantine
Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Tremorsense 60 ft., Passive Perception 16
Languages Terran
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Or just a Gordian Knot of continuity. You decide!

Ranked This Episode:
* New X-Men #127
* X-Men #157-160 (Day of the Atom)
* E is For Extinction #1-4

Check out the Battle of the Atom Master Ranking List!

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

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

Oct 15 2018

42mins

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