January 17, 2012

Contest of Champions (CoC) Episode #18: Beta Ray Bill vs. Exodus

Welcome to the Contest of Champions (CoC) Podcast, Episode #18! 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.
After a longer than expected hiatus due to holidays and technical difficulties, the guys are back and ready to talk comics! This week, we’re joined by Eli Anthony, Tom McNeely, and Infinite Speech!

Episode #18

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

We’re down to 3 characters! What happens when an telepathic mutant takes on a horse-faced cyborg alien?
You can click on the images to find out the characters’ power sets and history.

Beta Ray Bill

Managed by Eli Anthony



Managed by Andy Liegl

in the Ruins of Genosha

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, January 22 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, leave us a voicemail or text at 706 761-0115, or tweet us @CoCComicAttack 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!
Also in this episode, we catch up on some questions and discuss the first wave of DC cancellations and replacements, how to fix the X-franchise, and the meaning of death in comics.
To listen to previous episodes and battles, visit this link.
Next week: If Exodus wins this, the game is over, but if Beta Ray Bill wins, he has to take on Magneto!!
CoC Standings
Eli Anthony 4-3-1
Beta Ray Bill
Dr. Doom
Red Hulk
Invisible Woman
Prince of Orphans
Environment Switch Card: 1, Double Team Card: 0
Dan Briand 4-4-0

Black Bolt
Protector (Noh-Varr)
Environment Switch Card: 0, Double Team Card: 0
Andy Liegl 5-3-0
Ms. Marvel
Environment Switch Card: 0, 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 The Pixies, Where Is My Mind?
Jeff Jackson
Ian Johnson



  1. SpidermanGeek

    Figures.. the only one I didn’t participate in is the one that “took”, lol.

  2. That means it was all your fault.

  3. This week’s intro is brought to you by my lovely wife, who makes fun of me every time I record it.

    • Moses

      Glad you’re getting more family participation.
      “Special Cameo by Mrs. Comic-book-Clergyman”

      • All are welcome to add the intro! Feel free to leave a voicemail at 706-761-0115 and I’ll put it in.

  4. @Geek… same here.

    : /

  5. Both of you sabotaged the other episodes. 🙂

  6. So, who’s gonna win this?

    • You mean the whole game or just this match? 🙂

      • Both!

  7. Eli

    Bill is going to win. For one, his name is INFINITELY cooler!

    For two he has a hammer.

    For three, if Exodus is getting the upper hand, Bill just smashes the whole island and sends it toward Exodus in the form of earthen shrapnel.

    Well, that or an arm wrestling contest.

  8. Moses

    I think Bill has this fight. He’s got an extensive record of defeating powerful foes. He’s got the experience of going toe-to-toe with some of the most powerful beings in the marvel Universe. While Exodus is no slouch, I can’t see him defeating Bill. Hasn’t Exodus been defeated by the X-Men? Who have no Odin-imbued powers? And show me some big-time foes that Exodus has taken down? Anyone… anyone…?

    Vote Beta Ray Bill.

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