Spider-Man

Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 4b: The Goblin Lives
14 Jan. 2021

Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 4b: The Goblin Lives


Rounding out a six-week series on the Amazing Spider-Man, Franck and Kurtis discuss the remaining issues in the Goblin Lives Epic Collection which includes multi-part stories with Mysterio and Vulture, and the two issues of The Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine, featuring the dynamic return of the Green Goblin! Join them as they discuss writing, art and […]

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Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 4a: The Tentacles and the Trap
08 Jan. 2021

Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 4a: The Tentacles and the Trap


Kurtis and Franck ring in the new year with more classic stories from the early days of the Amazing Spider-Man! The discussion strongly centers around the art of John Romita and how he was aided by Don Heck and Mike Esposito. Other topics include the multi-part Doctor Octopus story, the missteps in the return of […]

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Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 3b: Spider-Man No More
12 Dec. 2020

Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 3b: Spider-Man No More


In the issues discussed in this week’s episode, Kurtis and Franck discuss John Romita’s evolving art style and Stan Lee’s shaping of the cast. Plus, the introduction to the Kingpin is an important part of the Marvel Universe, but how does this first appearance hold up? Another strong batch of stories to discuss! Issues discussed: […]

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Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 3a: How Green Was My Goblin
06 Dec. 2020

Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 3a: How Green Was My Goblin


The Romita era starts off with a bang, and Kurtis and Franck are reading though it to bring you the most interesting and engaging podcast conversation they can! We will discuss the origins of new characters like Rhino and Shocker, the return of others like the Lizard and the Vulture. And of course, the real […]

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Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 2b: If This Be My Destiny
26 Nov. 2020

Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 2b: If This Be My Destiny


The Ditko era comes to a close in the issues that Kurtis and Franck discuss on this week’s episode. How do the early issues compare to the later ones once Steve gets more creative freedom, and how does that present itself in the Master Planner Saga? Plus, the introduction to many new characters and the […]

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Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 2a: Great Responsibilty
19 Nov. 2020

Amazing Spider-Man, Ep. 2a: Great Responsibilty


We have reached the mid-point of Steve Ditko’s time on Spider-Man and in this episode Kurtis and Franck take a look at the transformation that Ditko undergoes as he takes a more active role on the title and improves in all aspects of his art and storytelling! Plus, more great villains are introduced, like Scorpion […]

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Interview: Gerry Conway on Marvel Monsters of the 70s
20 Apr. 2020

Interview: Gerry Conway on Marvel Monsters of the 70s


Writer Gerry Conway returns to the show to talk about the Comic Code Authority and the events that led to the Code becoming more irrelevant and ushering in a new era of Marvel Comics! The discussion includes Conway’s contributions to such classic Marvel titles like Werewolf By Night, Tomb of Dracula and Man-Thing! More exclusive […]

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Crossover Special: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man
09 Apr. 2020

Crossover Special: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man


Will and Jim are back to discuss the very first meeting of two universes! The very first cross-company superhero team was Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man in 1976 and it was give the super-sized treatment for this action packed “battle of the century”! Does it hold up over time? Are there better crossovers out there? […]

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Crossover Special: Spiders, Ducks and Dragons
04 Feb. 2020

Crossover Special: Spiders, Ducks and Dragons


The crossover that isn’t a crossover, but really is a crossover! In this unofficial crossover, Spider-Man teams up with Howard the Duck while Savage Dragon teams up with Destroyer Duck! But how did they do it when the companies didn’t actually want to do it? And what did all this have to do with the […]

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Crossover Special: Spider-Man/Gen13
02 Dec. 2019

Crossover Special: Spider-Man/Gen13


The subject of this month’s Crossover Special features one of the hottest superhero teams of the 90s and one of the hottest superheroes of all time! It’s Gen13 and Spider-Man–together for the first time! Does this comic have any relevance past the 90s? You’ll have to listen to Will and Jim’s conversation to find out! […]

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