November 22, 2011

Contest of Champions (CoC) Episode #15: Exodus vs. Prince of Orphans

Welcome to Contest of Champions (CoC) Podcast, Episode #15! 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’ve got a full house on the show, with our competitors Andy Liegl and Eli Anthony, a guest host, Tom McNeely, and our CoC Science Team, Rick Loverd and David Saltzberg!

Episode #15

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In our first segment, The Science of CoC, Rick and David answer a few questions:
Would beings like Cyclops (optic-blasts), Superman (heat vision), and Black Lighting (electrical discharge) have to consume extra calories in their diets to make up for the vast amounts of energy they expend with their powers? From listener Moses. Thanks Moses!
Why would writers connect Sue Richard’s ability to turn invisible with her ability to create impenetrable force fields? If she turns invisible, wouldn’t that mean that she would be blind?
Next, on this episode we shared our weekly Fights of the Week!
Eli mentioned Bird of Prey #3 by Duane Swierczynski & Jesus Saiz where Poison Ivy auditions for the team by taking on Katana and Starling.
Tom dug into the back issue bin again and chose 2009’s Mystic Comics (70th Anniversary Special) #1 by David Lapham where the Golden Age Vision takes on some gangsters and some monsters from his home realm.
Andy went a little meta and mentioned his fight of the week was him vs. Marvel and all the cancellations that have happened recently, like Daken: Dark Wolverine.
Jeff actually liked the Zero vs. Magneto fight in Generation Hope #13 by James Asmus and Ibraim Roberson.
Ian really liked Wolverine: The Best There Is #11 by Charlie Huston and Juan Jose Ryp where Wolverine finally takes on the evil Windsor, who has a pretty big tie to another Marvel villain!
And finally, here’s the big fight! This week we have quite a throw down as Andy’s mutant mentat takes on Eli’s mystical mist man.
You can click on the images to find out the characters’ power sets and history.


Managed by Andy Liegl


Prince of Orphans

Managed by Eli Anthony

at the World’s Largest Iceberg off the coast of Greenland

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, November 27 at 9:00pm ET 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 or leave us a voicemail or text at 706 761-0115 with your questions, comments, or rationales. You WILL make it on the show!
5. Listen to the next episode to see who wins! The winner will be announced during 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!
To listen to previous episodes and battles, visit this link.
Next week: Eli Anthony (Dr. Doom) vs. Dan Briand (Thor)!
CoC Standings
Eli Anthony 4-1-1
Beta Ray Bill
Dr. Doom
Red Hulk
Invisible Woman
Prince of Orphans
Environment Switch Card: 1, Double Team Card: 0
Dan Briand 3-3-0
Black Bolt
Protector (Noh-Varr)
Environment Switch Card: 1, Double Team Card: 0
Andy Liegl 3-3-0
Ms. Marvel
Environment Switch Card: 1, Double Team Card: 0
Tom McNeely 1-4-1
Dr. Strange
Thor Girl
Wonder Man
Environment Switch Card: 0, Double Team Card: 0
This week’s music is brought to you by Gillian Welch, Orphan Girl.
Jeff Jackson
Ian Johnson


One Comment

  1. […] go head to head to answer the eternal question of “who can beat whom in a fight?”After last week’s episode of Exodus vs. Prince of Orphans, the tape kept rolling as Ian Johnson, Andy Liegl, Eli Anthony, Tom McNeely, and Jeff Jackson […]

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