Episodes

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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What If…?, Ep. 1a: What if the Avengers Had Never Been?
28 Mar. 2020

What If…?, Ep. 1a: What if the Avengers Had Never Been?


Over on the Epic Marvel Podcast Facebook page, Kurtis has been livestreaming an issue of What If…? every day! He will continue to do so throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode is a compilation of some of those livestream episodes and features the following stories: What if Spider-Man had Joined the Fantastic Four? What if […]

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Marvel Movie Special: Xanadu
10 Mar. 2020

Marvel Movie Special: Xanadu


Steve and Doug return to the show to talk about another fabulous 1980s cult classic, this time, that unforgettable(?) disco fantasy dance musical staring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu! Of course, because this is a Marvel Comics podcast, they will also discuss the comic adaptation by J.M. DeMatteis, Rich Buckler and a host of […]

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Incredible Hulk, Ep. 4: In the Hands of Hydra
28 Feb. 2020

Incredible Hulk, Ep. 4: In the Hands of Hydra


Kurtis and Alex return to talk about the Hulk as the book and the character transition into the 1970s! They discuss Roy’s evolution as a writer, going from Stan Lee’s shadow into a writer of his own, and the evolution of Herb Trimpe’s artwork and his collaborations with John Severin and Sal Buscema! Plus, conversation […]

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Daredevil, Ep. 19: Root of Evil
20 Feb. 2020

Daredevil, Ep. 19: Root of Evil


In the aftermath of Fall From Grace, we see a harder, edgier, meaner, grumpier Daredevil! The topic of his attitude comes up often as Kurtis and Adam discuss this interesting period of Daredevil that serves as a stretch of issues with little direction and no clear sense of purpose. But did Kurtis and Adam like […]

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Master of Kung Fu, Ep. 1b: A Fortune of Death
07 Feb. 2020

Master of Kung Fu, Ep. 1b: A Fortune of Death


Picking up where they left off, Jason and Kurtis continue their conversation on the Hands of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu! This episode sees Shang-Chi travel all over the world in search of his father, the evil Fu Manchu! Moench and Gulacy set the stage through these issues, building to a big change to the […]

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Sep-Dec 2020 Epic Collection Announcements
30 Jan. 2020

Sep-Dec 2020 Epic Collection Announcements


Yesterday, The Uncanny Omar invited me to take part in a reveal of 11 new Epic Collections on his Near Mint Condition Youtube Channel! We had a blast talking about the upcoming Epics, and Omar has graciously allowed me to share that discussion with you hear on the podcast! Please check out his Facebook, Twitter, […]

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Marvel Movie Special: Muppets Take Manhattan
29 Jan. 2020

Marvel Movie Special: Muppets Take Manhattan


Steve and Doug reach back into Muppet history and rewatch Muppets Take Manhattan. How does this movie fair in the long line of Muppet movies? And in a surprising twist, they like the comic adaptation better than the film itself! But why is that? You’ll have to listen to find out! Issues discussed: Marvel Super […]

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Master of Kung Fu, Ep. 1a: Weapon of the Soul
17 Jan. 2020

Master of Kung Fu, Ep. 1a: Weapon of the Soul


Kurtis and Jason step out of the superhero world and enter the world of Kung Fu! The 70s were an experimental time for Marvel Comics and The Hands of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu became a cult classic! This episode explores the origins of this book, discuss the writing and art, and deconstructs the Asian […]

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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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