September 20, 2011

Contest of Champions (CoC) Podcast Episode #7: Prince of Orphans vs. Hercules

Welcome to Contest of Champions (CoC) Podcast, Episode #7! 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 community.

This week, we’re joined by Eli Anthony and…no Andy Liegl??

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 We would love to spotlight your stuff!

Next, on this episode we shared our weekly Fights of the Week! Eli, ever the Iron Fist fanboy, goes to the back issue bin and picks Immortal Iron Fist #14 by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, and David Aja, where the Immortal Weapons put the kung-fu magic on some HYDRA goonsIan once again highlights the awesomeness that is Uncanny X-Force #15 by Rick Remender and Jerome Opena, where Psylocke jabs an umbrella into Pestilence’s mouth and Blob drops the hammer on her. Finally, Jeff picks a different X-book with X-Men Legacy #255 by Mike Carey and Steve Kurth, where Rogue pulls a fast one on Horse and Sovel Redhand.

Most importantly, here’s the show:

Episode #7

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This week, we have the most mysterious Marvel character around and the one with the biggest libido! You can click on the images to find out the characters’ power sets and history.

Prince of Orphans

Managed by Eli Anthony

Prince of Orphans by Nicholas Foster



Managed by Andy Liegl


Hercules by Roger Cruz

at the Sand Dunes of Death Valley, CA

Mesquite Flat Dunes

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 to this very post. Share your opinion, comment below, and help sway the public opinion. Even comments provided by the fans will be considered by Jeff & Ian in their decisions.
3. VOTE on the poll below! You have until Sunday night, September 25 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 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: Dan Briand vs. Eli Anthony.

CoC Standings

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

Dan Briand 2-1-0
Black Bolt
Protector (Noh-Varr)
Environment Switch Card: 1, Double Team Card: 1

Andy Liegl 1-1-0
Ms. Marvel
Environment Switch Card: 1, Double Team Card: 1

Tom McNeely 0-2-1
Dr. Strange
Thor Girl
Wonder Man
Environment Switch Card: 1, Double Team Card: 1

Current Environments in Play:
Golden Gate Bridge
The Limmat River, Switzerland
Sand Dunes, Death Valley, California

This week’s music is brought to you by Spin Doctors, Two Princes.

Jeff Jackson