Interview: Larry Lieber on Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip
20 Sep. 2018

Interview: Larry Lieber on Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip


We are back with round two with none other than Larry Lieber! Kurtis asks him questions about the Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip from which he recently retired, they discuss the writing process¬† of his novel, and Larry shares stories of being in the service in the 50s! Note: This is a companion episode to Amazing […]

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Captain America, Ep. 12: Society of Serpents
13 Sep. 2018

Captain America, Ep. 12: Society of Serpents


Jared and Kurtis return to Captain America to begin the highly acclaimed run by Mark Gruenwald! This is the origin of the Serpent Society! The departure of Nomad! The fate of the Steve Rogers/Bernie Rosenthal relationship! Gruenwald step in after a short run my Mike Carlin and really shakes things up. And this is just […]

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Interview: William Messner-Loebs on Thor and much more!
06 Sep. 2018

Interview: William Messner-Loebs on Thor and much more!


William Messner-Loebs has fallen on hard times in recent years. On September 29, 2018 there will be a benefit auction at the Great Lakes Comic Expo where the proceeds will be given to Bill and his wife Nadine. You can participate in the auction by proxy if you are not able to make it to […]

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Incredible Hulk, Ep. 2a: The Hulk Must Die
30 Aug. 2018

Incredible Hulk, Ep. 2a: The Hulk Must Die


Kurtis and Alex jump into the Tales to Astonish days of the Incredible Hulk and discuss some of the earliest Hulk stories featuring the Leader, the Watcher, Hercules and more! This is where all of the major players in the Hulk mythos get developed and we finally get a look at how the book is […]

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Interview: Bob Budiansky on Transformers
23 Aug. 2018

Interview: Bob Budiansky on Transformers


Featured in today’s episode is the man behind the Transformers – Bob Budiansky! It was Bob who created the character bios of most of the Transformers that we all know and love, and he wrote Marvel’s Transformers series for over 50 issues! This interview discusses the first half of his TF run and what it […]

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Transformers, Ep. 1: More Than Meets the Eye
16 Aug. 2018

Transformers, Ep. 1: More Than Meets the Eye


We take a break from our normal Epic Collection talk to take a look at the creation of the Transformers universe as it unfolded in the pages of Marvel’s Transformers comics from the 80s! Kurtis is joined by TF fan Peter Ha and the two of them compare the comics to the animated series and […]

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Interview: Erik Larsen on Spider-Man
09 Aug. 2018

Interview: Erik Larsen on Spider-Man


In this all-new episode, Kurtis talks to Erik Larsen about the two times he took over Spider-Man from Todd McFarlane, his short stints on Excalibur (Marvel Comics Presents) and Punisher, and what it means to be part of a long line of creators trying to develop a characters in a new and different way. This […]

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Defenders, Ep. 6b: Mind Games
02 Aug. 2018

Defenders, Ep. 6b: Mind Games


Welcome back to the Defenders! In this episode, Jason and Kurtis finish up the second half of their Defenders episode with the fallout from the Six-Fingered Hand saga! Huge implications for Hellcat, Son of Satan, Devil-Slayer, Valkyrie, Gargoyle and, well, pretty much everyone, are seen throughout this volume. Plus! Guest appearances from Wonder Man, The […]

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Defenders, Ep. 6a: The Six-Fingered Hand
26 Jul. 2018

Defenders, Ep. 6a: The Six-Fingered Hand


In this episode, Kurtis is joined by new co-host Jason as they jump into the Defenders. Is this a good starting place for people who have never read Defenders? Do all of the B-List characters work well together? Is there more to the Defenders than just fighting demons? Just how many different versions of Satan […]

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Interview: Larry Lieber
12 Jul. 2018

Interview: Larry Lieber


There are only a few people still alive who were there at the beginning of the Marvel Age of comics. Larry Lieber is one of them! Larry wrote many stories and scripted many of Stan’s plots in the early days and for the past 30 years has been writing and drawing the Spider-Man newspaper comic […]

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