The Nerd Byword

Episode 185 - Marvel returns to the Amalgam Universe

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Episode notes

Embark on a cosmic odyssey with Episode 185 of The Nerd Byword, where we catapult into the final frontier of the Amalgam Universe! In this supercharged installment, we dissect the last batch of one-shots birthed from the DC and Marvel collaboration. Was the best indeed saved for last? We scrutinize the intricate blend of characters like Doctor Doomsday and Thorion and weigh in on whether Marvel's storytelling prowess shone through or flickered out. We also dive into some juicy video game news that will set any nerds heart ablaze.

Nerd News

Marvel Rivals: Overwatch-inspired game announced
The Xbox Series X goes disc-less, signaling a digital dawn

Byword Big Talk

Challengers of the Fantastic by Karl Kesel, Tom Grummett, Al Vey & Joe Rosas

The Exciting X-Patrol by Barbara Kesel, Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary & Joe Andreani

The Magnetic Men featuring Magneto by Tom Peyer, Barry Kitson, Dan Panosian & Matt Webb

Spider-Boy Team-Up by R.K. Sternsel, Ladronn, Juan Vlasco & Joe Rosas

Thorion of the New Asgods by Keith Giffen, John Romita Jr., Digital Chameleon & Dan Brown

Nerd Commendations
Baldur's Gate 3

Ultimate Spider-Man #3 by Jonathan Hickman & Marco Checchetto


(00:00) Introduction
(01:05) Nerd News: Marvel Rivals and the all-digital Xbox Series X
(14:45) Amalgam Universe: Marvel's final foray in one-shots
(53:20) Nerd Commendations: Baldur's Gate III and Ultimate Spider-Man #3
(01:04:10) Closing thoughts and Call to Action