The Doctor Doom Cast, Episode 13: "What Is It, Blithering Ones?" (Astonishing Tales #6-#8)

The Doctor Doom Cast, Episode 13: "What Is It, Blithering Ones?" (Astonishing Tales #6-#8)

"Greetings, fools!"  The world's leading Doctor Doom focused podcast returns!

This episode finds us diving into Astonishing Tales #6, "The Tentacles Of The Tyrant!", Astonishing Tales #7, "...And If I Be Called Traitor!", and Astonishing Tales #8, "...Though Some Call It Magic!"

Doom fights the Black Panther, who, as Bill tells us, was briefly known as "Black Leopard"? This begs the question...are there black leopards?

We learn that Doom is pro torture (sometimes?), and seemingly has disdain for hunters (and perhaps a love of endangered species?) He also has a henchman named "Ramon"? Was he the inspiration for WWE legend Razor Ramon? (Our verdict: probably not).

We get Latverians speaking with a Scottish accent, and we continue the search for the elusive letterer extraordinaire Jean Izzo. We also learn that Bill does NOT travel back in time to do research for each show (as Craig does), question just how much administrative work goes into trying to conquer the world, and ponder why the greatest comic book villain of all time (that would be Doom) had to share a comic title with...Kazar.

Also, ask yourselves this, and let us know your thoughts: Who are Doctor Doom's greatest and worst adversaries? Define "greatest" and "worst" however you'd like. "Greatest" can mean toughest to defeat, closest to Doom's level of greatness, etc., and for the sake of this survey, we'll assume Reed Richards is a given. "Worst" could mean least competent, easiest to hate, most unworthy of being considered a Doom foe; however you'd like to define it. Let us know your thoughts!

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