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September 6, 2011

Contest of Champions podcast episode #5: Quasar vs. Red Hulk

Welcome to Contest of Champions (CoC) Podcast, Episode #5! CoC is an interactive player vs. player game where your favorite Marvel characters go head to head to answer the eternal question of “who can beat whom in a fight?”

Join Jeff Jackson and Ian Johnson every week as they welcome two team managers who have a stable of five characters each ready to blast, zap, snikt, thwip, and smash their way to be the last one standing! It’s a little bit fan fiction, a little bit debate, a little bit role playing, and a whole bunch of fun! It’s an interactive adventure for the managers, and for the ComicAttack.net community.

This week, we’re joined by Tom McNeely and Eli Anthony! And we also get a special visit from Infinite Speech, who wandered into the show like a drunk guy at a concert.

First, we want to remind you, if you are a comic artist, and you would like to provide a sketch or drawing of the characters battling this week, please send a link to your sketch to jeff@comicattack.net. We would love to spotlight your stuff!

Next, on this episode we shared our weekly Fights of the Week! Tom gives props to Stuff of Legend (Vol. 3) #1 by Mike Raicht, Brian Smith, and Charles Paul Wilson III, where Jester fights some pirates Last of the Mohicans-style. In pure Eli fashion, he was into Spider-Island: Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #1 by Anthony Johnston and Sebastian Fiumara with Master of Kung-fu, Shang-Chi and Iron Fist taking on random joes with spider-powers and the disgusting Bride of Nine Spiders. Jeff and Ian both loved Uncanny X-Force #14 by Rick Remender and Jerome Opena, but for different fights. Jeff liked Genocide blasting Wolverine into a smoking husk, while Ian loved Psylocke taking out War and Dark Beast. Finally, we were joined by Infinite Speech who also liked Spider-Island, and talked about Peter Parker rallying his fellow New Yorkers in Amazing Spider-Man #668 by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos.

Most importantly, here’s the show:

Episode #5

(You can click the link to listen to the podcast or right click “save link as” to download it.)

This week, we have a noggin’-scratcher with the wielder of the Quantum bands vs. the Big Red Machine! You can click on the images to find out the characters’ power sets and history.


Managed by Tom McNeely

Quasar by DB


Red Hulk

Managed by Eli Anthony

Red Hulk by Paulo Santana

at the Limmat River, Switzerland

Here are the rules for the managers, check ’em out.

Here’s how CoC works for you folks at home:

1. Listen to the podcast.
2. Come back here to Comicattack.net to this very post. Share your opinion, comment below, and help sway the public opinion. Even comments provided by the Comicattack.net fans will be considered by Jeff & Ian in their decisions.
3. VOTE on the poll below! You have until Sunday night, September 11 at 9:00pm EST to vote. That’s when we record the show. Votes at the time of recording will be the only ones that will count.
4. E-mail us at jeff@comicattack.net or leave us a voicemail at 706 761-0115 with your questions, comments, or rationales. You may make it on the show!
5. Listen to the next episode to see who wins! The winner will be announced at the beginning of the show.
6. One small disclaimer: This is all subjective. Have fun with it and if your favorite character doesn’t win, laugh it off and keep on listening!

Don’t forget to leave us an iTunes Review by clicking here. Follow us on Twitter @CoCComicattack, or Like us on Facebook. To listen to previous episodes and battles, visit this link.

Next week: Tom McNeely vs. Dan Briand.

CoC Standings

Eli Anthony 1-0
Beta Ray Bill
Dr. Doom
Red Hulk
Invisible Woman
Prince of Orphans
Environment Switch Card: 1, Double Team Card: 1

Dan Briand 1-1
Black Bolt
Protector (Noh-Varr)
Environment Switch Card: 1, Double Team Card: 1

Andy Liegl 1-1
Ms. Marvel
Environment Switch Card: 1, Double Team Card: 1

Tom McNeely 0-1
Dr. Strange
Thor Girl
Wonder Man
Environment Switch Card: 1, Double Team Card: 1

Current Environments in Play:
Golden Gate Bridge
Oil Rig Hibernia
The Limmat River, Switzerland

This week’s music is brought to you by Pearl Jam, Red Mosquito.

Jeff Jackson