Marvel has announced a continuation of their beloved audio podcast dramatic series with Marvel’s Wastelanders: Doom. The fifth story featured in the Wastelanders universe, this upcoming chapter will be focused on everyone’s favorite Marvel villain: Doctor Doom. Written by acclaimed Flash and Daredevil writer Mark Waid, along with fellow writer James Kim, the podcast will run for a total of 10 episodes. It also will feature music and sound design by Mark Henry Phillips and is directed by off-broadway director Jade King Carrol.
Actor Dylan Baker will return to voice Doctor Doom. A character who was last seen in the series in Marvel’s Wastelandars: Star-Lord. The series will also feature performances by Danny Burstein (Hulk), Keith David (Kingpin), John Hawkes (Klaw), Kristen Johnston (She-Hulk), Elijah Jones (Johnny Claymore), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Valeria), Hamish Linklater (Sandman), Nadine Malouf (Cora), and Luke Kirby (Maximus).
Set thirty years after his imprisonment, Wastelander’s Doom is a revenge story where Victor Von Doom seeks out those who betrayed him on V-Day. He teams up with Valeria Richards, the daughter of Reed and Sue Richards, AKA Doom’s greatest nemeses. Chapter one sees Doom make some uneasy allies as Valeria tracks him down all for an unlikely partnership of sorts.
“I’ve written plenty of Fantastic Four comics in my time, but I’ve never had more fun – or brought a greater sense of menace and dread to our heroes – than in this story,” says Mark Waid in a press release from Marvel. “James Kim was an excellent partner, and combining his skills with my Marvel Comics knowledge, we were able to create something special.”
“I grew up watching the nineties Fantastic Four animated series, and I was always drawn to Doctor Doom because he’s one of the most complex characters in the Marvel Universe,” James Kim replied. “What drew me to this project was the amazing story Mark Waid laid the groundwork for – pairing Doctor Doom with his greatest nemesis’ daughter, Valeria Richards.”
Kim continues, “The story starts where they are both at the lowest points of their lives. And when I started writing on this series, I also was at rock bottom. So, it was cathartic to put that energy into these characters, and to figure out the means they will go to get what they want.”
Episodes 1 and 2 are available on the SXM App and Marvel Podcasts Unlimited. Episode 1 is also available on Pandora, Stitcher, and all major podcast platforms in the U.S.