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Jimmy returns to his home town of Jacksonville, FL and reunites the Jax Beach posse of Ashley Lanni and Ted Carruba. They chat about the nerd wins at The Oscars and Jimmy and Ashley go on about their love for both Zootopia and Moana. News includes: IDW is publishing a Jack Kirby artist edition book, Matt Reeves WILL direct the solo Batman film, Chris McKay is in talks to direct a solo Nightwing movie, Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood returns to Image Comics in May, American Gods will debut on Starz in late April, Siri will pretend to be the Batcomputer from Lego Batman, and Logan will be the last hurrah for both Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in their respective roles. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
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When Kumar was in Toronto in May and met up with Koom, one topic that came up was a 2000 anthology book called Streetwise, featuring autobiographical stories by a number of well-known comics artists (including Jack Kirby, Sergio Aragones, Paul Chadwick, Joe Kubert, John Severin & Roy Thomas, Walter Simonson, Rick Veitch, and Barry Windsor-Smith). This week, with Kumar back in Australia, they chat via Skype/phone about an overlooked book that’s worth a look.
This week the Dave and John sit down with one of the best creative teams to ever work in comics, Tom Defalco and Ron Frenz! They talk about some of the highlights and best moments of their careers. They tell us all about Spider-Man, Thor and of course Spider-Girl. Ron shares with us about how he came up with the design of Superman Blue and Tom shares with us the tale of how the Clone Saga came to be. Don’t groan at that last part, because without the Clone Saga the idea of Mayday Parker, Spider-Girl, would have never been born. Plus Tom gives us a new way of looking at Thor we never thought of before. So sit back, relax and enjoy one of the best conversations ever with 2 comic book giants!
#stumpthegeekspeak question of last week: In the mid-70s Marvel had a strange rule about wolverine involving hair. What was it?
Answer: He couldn’t have arm hair while in costume.
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Mike and Chris pick apart the last two stories of Captain America Comics #1, Mike summarizes the book’s two backup shorts and, then, reflect on the somewhat bumpy ride through early Kirby.