Posts Tagged ‘Stan Lee’

Black Widow, Ep. 1a: Beware the Black Widow
22 Aug. 2020

Black Widow, Ep. 1a: Beware the Black Widow


In this startling first episode, Kurtis and Pearce team-up to explore the origins of Black Widow in the pages of Tales of Suspense and Avengers! How did Stan, Roy and the gang evolve this character from Russian femme fatale to avenging super spy? This, and much more, discussed in this episode! Issues discussed: Tales of […]

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Avengers, Ep. 2b: The Torment and the Triumph
22 Jun. 2020

Avengers, Ep. 2b: The Torment and the Triumph


Let’s all join Kurtis and Chris for their continuing journey through early Avengers issues! This episode tackles the first few issues of Roy Thomas’s legendary take on the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! The discussion revolves around Greek history, science-fiction, racism, romance, and the art of Don Heck! Issues discussed: Avengers #31-40 Check out our exclusive interviews […]

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Avengers, Ep. 2a: Once an Avenger
16 Jun. 2020

Avengers, Ep. 2a: Once an Avenger


Kurtis and Chris return to the early issues of the Avengers to discuss the team as they grow into a formidable force! The team is now Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, and in this volume we see the return of the Wasp and Giant-Man, now called Goliath! Plenty of villains, plenty of fun! […]

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Fantastic Four, Ep. 1b: A Visit with the Fantastic Four
27 May. 2020

Fantastic Four, Ep. 1b: A Visit with the Fantastic Four


Continuing on with the conversation about the early days of the Marvel Universe, Kurtis and Eric take a look at the remaining issues in the first FF Epic Collection and talk about the new villains, such as The Red Ghost, The Thinker and The Impossible Man, the use of returning villains like Dr. Doom and […]

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Not Brand Echh, Ep. 2: The Bad Guys Win!
24 Apr. 2020

Not Brand Echh, Ep. 2: The Bad Guys Win!


Greg Russell and Kurtis return to Marvel’s humour mag of the 1960s, Not Brand Echh! Together, they meticulously dissect every panel, explaining and discussing every cultural reference they can! Are you able to stomach a whole two hours of this garbage? We want to see you try! Issues discussed: Not Brand Echh #3-4 Check out […]

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Fantastic Four, Ep. 1a: The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine
03 Apr. 2020

Fantastic Four, Ep. 1a: The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine


Here is where it all begins! Kurtis and Eric discuss the issues that introduce the Marvel Universe! The origin of the Fantastic Four! The first appearances of Dr. Doom, Namor, Mole Man, Puppet Master and more! You won’t want to miss this discussion about the start of one of modern literature’s greatest mythologies! Issues discussed: […]

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Not Brand Echh, Ep. 1: Who Says a Comic Book Has to Be Good??
03 Jan. 2020

Not Brand Echh, Ep. 1: Who Says a Comic Book Has to Be Good??


Part of what made Marvel so well known in the 60s is their sense of humour. Stan and the gang didn’t shy away from being funny, self-depreciating and overall goofy. So what happens when you take all of that energy and channel it into one title? You get Not Brand Echh! Greg Russell and Kurtis […]

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X-Men, Ep. 1b: Among Us Stalk…The Sentinels!
19 Sep. 2019

X-Men, Ep. 1b: Among Us Stalk…The Sentinels!


Continuing right where they left off, Kurtis and Jared finish their discussion on the very first X-Men Epic Collection! With Juggernaut and Sentinels as the high points and Count Nefaria and his c-list villains as the low point, there is plenty to talk about in these early issues of the X-Men! Issues discussed: X-Men #12-23 […]

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X-Men, Ep. 1a: Children of the Atom
12 Sep. 2019

X-Men, Ep. 1a: Children of the Atom


Kurtis and Jared explore the monumental origins of Marvel’s biggest franchise! But it wasn’t so big at the beginning. In fact, X-Men in the early years struggles a bit to find its footing, resulting in one of the weaker beginnings of a Silver Age Marvel title. But the groundwork is still laid for future writers […]

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Incredible Hulk, Ep. 3: The Leader Lives
31 May. 2019

Incredible Hulk, Ep. 3: The Leader Lives


Alex and Kurtis return to discussion the Hulk’s transition from 10-page serialized stories in Tales to Astonish to getting full-length stories in his very own title! The Leader returns and the Hulk takes on the Mandarin, Namor, Sandman, the Inhumans, Rhino, Ka-Zar and all of Asgard! Issues discussed: Tales to Astonish #97-101, Incredible Hulk #102-117, […]

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