Episodes

X-Factor, Ep. 1: Genesis & Apocalypse
18 Sep. 2017

X-Factor, Ep. 1: Genesis & Apocalypse


Kurtis and Jared take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of the origin of X-Factor, the return of Jean Grey and the debut of Apocalypse! There is plenty of great conversation about what it took to make this book possible and how it holds up against time, thirty years later! […]

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Fantastic Four, Ep. 20: Into the Time Stream
26 Aug. 2017

Fantastic Four, Ep. 20: Into the Time Stream


Kurtis and Eric rediscover the beginning of Walter Simonson’s short but great run on Fantastic Four! There are Celestials, dinosaurs, giant Russian robots, a million Kangs, and more d-list villains than you can shake a stick at! Plus, the four-part Annual crossover event, Days of Future Present! Issues discussed: Fantastic Four #334-346, Fantastic Four Annual #23, New […]

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Doctor Strange, Ep. 3: A Separate Reality
28 Jul. 2017

Doctor Strange, Ep. 3: A Separate Reality


Kurtis and Craig explore the mystical world of Doctor Strange during this period of wandering that takes the Doctor out of his own book and through a few other before settling back into his own title. There are monsters, spirits, gods, vikings, a giant caterpillar, and even village full of lizard-people! Issues discussed: Doctor Strange […]

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Wolverine, Ep. 1: Madripoor Nights
02 Jun. 2017

Wolverine, Ep. 1: Madripoor Nights


Kurtis and Drew begin their journey through Wolverine’s solo series with this first volume of early Wolverine stories when Logan was in the gritty city of Madripoor under the alias “Patch”! There are pirates, vampires, demons, and even a Hulk! Issues discussed: Marvel Comics Presents #1-10, and Wolverine #1-16. This episode uses clips from interviews […]

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Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 15: Ghosts of the Past
19 May. 2017

Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 15: Ghosts of the Past


Kurtis and Adam get together once again to talk about the wall-crawler in this period just after the Black Costume saga. You’ll see Black Fox, Silver Sable, Scorpion, Frog-Man, Spider-Kid, Puma, and of course… Hobgoblin! Join in the discussion about this important era of Spidey history! Issues discussed: Amazing Spider-Man #259-272, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #18-19, […]

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Iron Fist, Ep. 1: The Fury of Iron Fist
04 May. 2017

Iron Fist, Ep. 1: The Fury of Iron Fist


Hot on the heels of the new Netflix series, Kurtis and Brian take a look at the early days of Iron Fist, from the origin story in Marvel Premiere, to the change of pace when Claremont and Byrne launch Danny Rand’s first ongoing series, to the grand conclusion when the book was cancelled after fifteen […]

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Silver Surfer, Ep. 3: Freedom
07 Apr. 2017

Silver Surfer, Ep. 3: Freedom


This episode could be the only podcast episode to discuss the Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers run on Silver Surfer in great detail! After being tied to Earth by Galactus (and Stan Lee) for over twenty years, the Surfer is finally able to roam the galaxies once again! Listen to Kurtis and James discuss just […]

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Captain America, Ep. 9: Dawn’s Early Light
24 Mar. 2017

Captain America, Ep. 9: Dawn’s Early Light


Kurtis and Jared begin their series on Captain America with a look at the short but sweet run by Roger Stern and John Byrne, along with the several issues that follow. Jared makes an interesting observation about all of the fill-in issues, and they get a little bit political at the end (but this is […]

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Fantastic Four, Ep. 17: All in the Family
10 Mar. 2017

Fantastic Four, Ep. 17: All in the Family


Kurtis and Eric discuss that period of Fantastic Four that comes right after the John Byrne era. Johnny Storm marries Alicia masters! The FF battle the X-Men! Crystal and Ms. Marvel join the team! Steve Englehart’s run on Marvel’s First Family begins here! Issues discussed: Fantastic Four #296-307, Fantastic Four Annual #20, Fantastic Four vs. […]

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Thor, Ep. 16: War of the Pantheons
24 Feb. 2017

Thor, Ep. 16: War of the Pantheons


Kurtis and Craig talk about the beginning of Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz’s six year run on The Mighty Thor! The origin of Eric Masterson, Captain America picking up Mjolnir, and what it’s like to be inside the head of a Celestial are all discussed within. Issues discussed: Thor #383-400 This episode uses clips from […]

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