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Who is the Big Bad of X-Men '97?
Episode 53212th May 2024 • The Superhero Show Show •
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On this week's episode of The Superhero Show Show, the Taste Buds talk about X-Men '97's introduction of Asteroid M, and on Spider-Man: The Animated Series, the Tablet of Time is starting a gang war!


In this episode of the Superhero Show Show, the hosts discuss the X-Men animated series and the Spider-Man animated series. They talk about the intense moments and surprising twists in the X-Men episode, including Wolverine ripping out his adamantium-plated bones and Magneto controlling his own asteroid. They also discuss the blue and gold teams and the fights against Bastion and Sinister. The hosts share their excitement for the upcoming X-Men 97 series and their love for the comic book references in the episodes. In this part of the conversation, Ryan and Mike discuss various moments and scenes from the X-Men animated series and Spider-Man: The Animated Series. They highlight the standout moments, including the battle between Sinister and Morph, the pacing of the battles in X-Men, and the interactions between Magneto and Professor X. They also mention their favorite soundbites and discuss the website ideas they've been working on. In the second part of the conversation, they dive into the Neogenic Nightmare episode of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, focusing on the exploration of the Tablet of Time and the introduction of Hammerhead as a villain. In this conversation, Ryan and Mike discuss the Spider-Man animated series episode 'Tablet of Time.' They express their love for the character Hammerhead and his unique abilities. They also highlight the humorous moments in the episode, such as Hammerhead charging headfirst into a boat and Spider-Man's witty one-liners. The conversation covers various themes, including the relationship between Kingpin and his wife, the use of technology in the show, and the interconnectedness of New York City. The hosts also give out awards for the best moments in the episode.


The Neogenic Nightmare storyline revolves around Spider-Man's encounter with various villains and the consequences of his exposure to neogenics, a fictional scientific concept in the Marvel Universe. Throughout the arc, Spider-Man deals with transformations and mutations caused by his exposure to neogenics, which often lead to new challenges and adversaries.

In this arc, you might expect to see Spider-Man facing off against iconic villains such as the Scorpion, the Vulture, and the Kingpin, among others. The storylines typically involve Spider-Man's efforts to find a cure for his mutations while also balancing his responsibilities as Peter Parker.

Chapter 11 could involve significant developments in Spider-Man's journey, such as breakthroughs in his quest for a cure, confrontations with powerful enemies, or revelations about the origins of the neogenic mutations. It might also explore themes of identity, responsibility, and the consequences of scientific experimentation.


  • The X-Men animated series had intense moments and surprising twists
  • The blue and gold teams and their fights against Bastion and Sinister were highlights
  • The hosts are excited for the upcoming X-Men 97 series
  • The episodes included fun comic book references The battles and character interactions in the X-Men animated series were particularly memorable and well-paced.
  • The dialogue and action scenes between Magneto and Professor X were standout moments in the X-Men series.
  • The Neogenic Nightmare episode of Spider-Man: The Animated Series introduced the Tablet of Time and the villain Hammerhead.
  • The conversation also touched on website ideas and the importance of elegant design in web development. Hammerhead is a favorite character in the Spider-Man animated series
  • The episode features humorous moments and witty one-liners
  • The relationship between Kingpin and his wife is explored
  • The interconnectedness of New York City is highlighted

Try to find where the Taste Buds said these wild things!

  • "We don't. Let's talk about the end."
  • "He believes in institutions."
  • "Magneto just always played with sportsman-like conduct before tonight."
  • "Do your character work, he would never come back."
  • "Team."
  • "Crushing the fastball special like that is a much better version of our favorite move."
  • "Hammerhead is my favorite villain in the history of the show"
  • "He charges at a boat"
  • "Spider-Man almost died, and also can you imagine how stinky?"



00:00    Intense Moments and Surprising Twists in the X-Men Animated Series

13:23     The Blue and Gold Teams and Their Epic Fights

21:17     Fun Comic Book References in the Episodes

38:44    Introduction of the Tablet of Time and Hammerhead in Spider-Man: The Animated Series

43:42    Street Crime Stories and the Importance of Elegant Design in Web Development

45:43   Humor and Witty One-Liners

49:36   The Interconnectedness of New York City





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