This Is Everything You Need To Know About Battle of the Atom
October 9th, 2013

This Is Everything You Need To Know About Battle of the Atom

Panel 2: Hank has a quizzical look, as if he just thought “Hmmm I wonder what action future ME is getting into!”

Just as curiosity killed the cat, so too does curiosity lead you to discover that in the future you will be having super-depressing “sex” with a giant ball of yarn.

And also, you are now a cat.. so that’s like.. some kind of double metaphor/life lesson kind of thing.. right?

Look, I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about anymore, but I do know that Euge and I are both really, REALLY enjoying “Battle of the Atom”. Just constant texts and emails and in person conversations about how dope it is. “Battle of the Atom” is that rare comic “event” that I actually wish was going to be longer, and I think that is really saying something. I never would have believed I’d love Brian Michael Bendis on the X-Men as much as I am, but I will gladly go on record as saying we are in the midst of the best time to read X-Men comics ever.

I also know that the writing of this (and several other strips) took place during the previously mentioned test recording of the “Let’s Be Friends Again Podcast” that we may or may not ever let you hear.

In it we discuss what the funniest possible thing is that Beast could be having relations with in that last panel. A giant ball of yarn was not the thing that made us laugh the most during the recording of said podcast, but it was what we decided to go with anyway.

I keep mentioning this podcast we recorded because we’re really torn over whether or not to release it.

On the one hand, we think it’s interesting hearing two people just talking with no regard for the fact that they are being recorded as they struggle through the creative process to figure a joke out.

On the other hand, it’s like an hour long, is completely unpolished, and there are parts where we’re just sitting there kind of banging our heads against the wall trying to struggle through the creative process to figure a joke out.

As someone who used to absolutely love listening to those old Penny Arcade podcasts where they’d just record themselves brainstorming a strip, I think there’s something fun/interesting/informative about hearing other people’s creative process, dead ends and all. But that might just be me.

What do you guys think?



  1. Pedro

    RELEASE IT!!!! :D :D :D


  2. B Lau

    C’mon, post it!


  3. Nick

    Dude, young Hank needs to know that current Hank is having grand ol’ time with his Xenophiliac Experimentation Partner Abigail Brand!


  4. Euge

    I think we are going to try another podcast and bank a few, bc I am of the opinion that we shouldn’t release it simply bc I think it’s not that interesting and/or good.


  5. ryan

    you need to get the store up or the donation button updated/put back up so i can GIVE YOU MY MONIES. also, please start/kickstart/post the LBFA podcast


  6. Euge

    Donate button won’t be back up. We are going to do a donation drive, and will obviously sell merch/books when we get more along with stuff.


  7. Cleon

    I never really thought about it because I’m enjoying it so much in the moment, but actually reflecting on this whole Marvel NOW! “era” of X-Men and comparing it to previous runs/eras really does make me feel like this is the best place X-Men has ever been in.

    I’m not sure whether once this whole thing is over (whenever that might be ) I’d have the same opinion, but experiencing this right now definitely makes me feel like I’m enjoying reading the X-Men more than ever before


  8. Mrs. Nesbitt of Star Command

    I showed this to my friend who grew up with the 90s X-Men cartoon and she’s traumatized and won’t talk to me


  9. TheMightyMass

    Dude, just release the podcast. You know you want to anyway.


  10. JimLind

    I had to read the comic description because the ball of yarn just looked like an pile of spidey costumes.


  11. Martinimanjoe

    I love Battle of The Atom, but I’m really struggling with why the “teen” XMEN should stay arguement.


  12. Pat!



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