This week, it’s the end of an era as we cover the very last Lee/Kirby issue of Thor! This issue features stretchy faces, Loki/Thor (or is it Thor/Loki??), some mystery inks, and Igron gets sent to the trolls!
This week we cover The Mighty Thor #170! The evil Loki has taken over, leaving only a few valiant heroes to oppose him! Plus Odin is trapped in a giant vibrator, and a certain DOOMerific fire giant is on the loose! By the rubbery, wobbly horns of Surtur, you don’t want to miss this one!
Reviews: American Legends #1, Humans #1, Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #1, Doctor Who, Big Hero 6
Last minute guest co-host cancellation so Jimmy flies solo this week! Been awhile since you’ve had him all to yourself SO ENJOY. News includes: Star Wars 7 gets a subtitle, Howard Shum has a great new Kickstarter, Evil Dead TV series is on the way, CM Punk to write a story in Thor annual, Doctor Doom character change for upcoming Fantastic Four remake, IDW to publish new Jack Kirby book, John Lasseter to direct Toy Story 4, hundreds of retro games free online, and Mark Wahlberg will the 6 Billion Dollar Man. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
This week, freshly back from vacation, we take a Journey Into Mediocrity with The Mighty Thor #175! Loki steals Odin’s bling and becomes ruler of Asgard! Thor fights some gangsters who think you can make duck soup with pigeons! Kirby phones it in! Nuff said!
Reviews: Deathlok Vol 5 #1, Pirouette #1, The Rage Vol 1: Zombie Generation, Rasputin #1, Over the Garden Wall
Old pal and newly dubbed podcast brother Jon Hoche joins Jimmy in studio along with the podcast mistress Emily Edwards. They applaud Marvel for finally adding Jack Kirby’s name to the credits in their comics and chat about Emily’s lackluster sandwich. News includes: DC Comics announces next big event with Convergence, Netflix orders live action Richie Rich series and Marvel to crossover with Attack on Titan. And, in a very special segment, we bring you some awesome radio play action with KING RA: LIGHT’S OUT!Written by Bryce Weinert and directed by Emily Edwards. Voiced by Jimmy Aquino, Rebecca Comtois, Lex Friedman and Jon Hoche. It’s a fun superhero romp with a twist. You’ll laugh, cry and wet yourself! Special thanks to composer George Shaw for letting us use his awesome music! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
This week, we look at Thor #174, where Thor fights a generic giant Kirby-bot and a mama’s boy who’s a bit of a suicidal loser! Also Don Blake lies to an old lady, and talks to a psychic police captain! Excelsior!!
This week, it’s time to go back to the circus…the EVIL circus, that is! It’s the return of the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime! Plus Ulik! We talk about how easy it was to disguise your self in the Silver Age, and pick apart a story that doesn’t make much sense… Nuff said!
If you’re into American comics at all, you undoubtedly know how Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and others changed the industry with their work in the 1960s, and set the template for kinds of stories Marvel still publishes today.
That’s just part of the story that Sean Howe researched for his 2012 book Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. Through interviews, research of media reports, and of course tons of comics reading, Howe uncovered the backgrounds of many comics stories and rumors that longtime readers may have wondered about. There’s plenty of intra-creator acrimony to be found in its pages, yet Howe found that the book helped some of those involved to move on from decades-old wounds.
This week Tim talks to Sean Howe about the research, the reaction, and what this book has to say to aspiring creators.