In which Havok and Wolverine head to Mexico; Havok tries his hand at noir; Wolverine gets serious about hair gel; Meltdown is probably not actually a common Russian surname; Susan X-Plains nuclear reactors; and we are pretty thoroughly besotted with Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown.
- Age of Apocalypse Corsair
- Epic Comics
- Marvel Comics Presents #24-31
- Leila O’Toole (Plasma)
- The Cold War
- Samantha Smith
- Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown #1-4
- General Meltdown
- Dr. Neutron
- The varying deadliness of vices
- Scarlett McKenzie (Quark)
- Some exceptionally gorgeous artwork
- Why we love Havok
- How nuclear reactors do and don’t work
- Other characters we’d like to see in Meltdown-type stories
- Adamantium vs. vibranium
Special Thanks Edit
Special thanks to guest reactor X-Pert Susan Beaver!
Kickass scientist Susan Beaver–who’s also the former associate director of the Reed Research Reactor–joined us in Episode 114 – Meltdown to talk about the actual science of nuclear reactors. Unfortunately, the downside of talking about complex science on a comics podcast is that there’s never enough time to go into as much depth as we’d like. Luckily for us–and you–Susan was kind enough to write a follow-up, discussing some of the terms and concepts we had to gloss over in the episode proper. -Jay
- Which is stronger: vibranium or adamantium? I thought that each of those was at one time or another said to be the strongest material known to man. Could Wolverine successfully cut, or at least scratch, Cap's shield?
- The obvious question related to Meltdown is this: at the end, we see more chess pieces, with the implication we should see more scheming. What other two characters would you want to see paired in a second miniseries like this?