Posts Tagged ‘Roy Thomas’

Avengers, Ep. 4b: When Strikes the Squadron Sinister
23 Jul. 2020

Avengers, Ep. 4b: When Strikes the Squadron Sinister


This episode is the conclusion to our six-week long journey through the early days of the Avengers! The discussion in this episode revolves around the rotating cast of Avengers, the introduction to new super teams like Squadron Sinister and the Zodiac, the incredible world of Arkon, the return of the Sons of Serpents and their […]

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Avengers, Ep. 4a: Behold… The Vision!
15 Jul. 2020

Avengers, Ep. 4a: Behold… The Vision!


The issues discussed in this Avengers episode chronicle the debut of the Vision, the master plan of Ultron-5, the wedding of Wasp and Yellowjacket, and the transformation of Hawkeye into Goliath! And if that isn’t enough, we get Wakanda worldbuilding, a Dr. Strange team-up, and Hawkeye’s mysterious past! Plus, great art from Buscema, Colan and […]

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Avengers, Ep. 3b: The Masters of Evil
08 Jul. 2020

Avengers, Ep. 3b: The Masters of Evil


More Avengers talk is headed your way as Chris and Kurtis discuss the new and improved Masters of Evil, the introduction of the Collector, the return of Kang, and a crossover with the X-Men (featuring X-Men co-host Jared!) Issues discussed: Avengers #51-56, Annual #2, X-Men #45, Not Brand Echh #5, 8 Check out our exclusive […]

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Avengers, Ep. 3a: The Black Knight Lives Again
01 Jul. 2020

Avengers, Ep. 3a: The Black Knight Lives Again


The adventure continues as Chris and Kurtis plow their way through the early days of Roy Thomas’s Avengers! New villains show up (Red Guardian, Typhon) and old villains return (Super-Adaptoid, Diablo), plus–The Mandarin gathers together a whole bunch of Avengers antagonists, the beginning of a long Magneto saga, and the debut of Dane Whitman as […]

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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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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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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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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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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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