The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 017

To Hell with Mockingbird

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Face Front, True Believers! Agent 19 of S.H.I.E.L.D., A.K.A. Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Morse, is the subject of this week’s podcast! Long, long before she made the trip to weekly live action television star, the future Mockingbird was totally unrecognizable and unnamed in 1971’s Astonishing Tales #6 before becoming a supporting character to Ka-Zar with ties to the origin of Man-Thing! Who knew? Supposedly created by Len Wein and Neal Adams for a story in Savage Tales magazine that was long delayed in publication, Morse went through so many changes that a case could be made for her having a half dozen or more other pappies before becoming the character we kinda sorta know today. She’s the one who was married to Hawkeye, right? Mister Fixit, Illegal Machine and Diabolu Frank will take you to Hell and back with their discussion of Mockingbird, but not everybody will make it through the journey home. Huge debt for information relayed in this week’s episode owed to Brian Cronin’s 2011 Comics Should Be Good article A Hell of a Past – Mockingbird article, recently updated with major new developments, so check it out! Especially because his article is a defacto extended episode art gallery, though we added a few large images to the episode art tumblr.

On the back end, we discuss the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and open the Mighty Marvel Mail Bag. That happened on Sunday night, so Frank took Mac’s advice to go slack ass on editing. Please excuse the mess of umms and awkward pauses. There’s a great big chunk of our discussion that took up too much time, so that’ll have to get plugged in somewhere else down the line. Somebody leave a comment about why the hell Bobbi’s codename is Mockingbird, k? Oh, hey, and yes Mac, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey was published by Marvel Comics. It was adapted by Evan Dorkin of Milk and Cheese fame, as was the twelve issue ongoing series that followed. th’sheridans’ Health music video isn’t embeddable, but if you touch that different colored glowy text a few words back, it will take you on a short journey to YouTube.

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 016

NYCC 2014 FYI

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Face Front, True Believer! West Side was represented in episode 3, so now it’s East Side’s turn! The slightly less world renowned but still well regarded and now more heavily attended New York Comic Con held its 2014 gathering earlier this month, and our vociferous speakers Diabolu Frank, Mister Fixit & Illegal Machine have cranked out over an hour of commentary on news surrounding the event with our first ever special guest, Pekita Trotamundos! How’s that for service, effendi?

  • 01:39 Captain America: Civil War. The Warner Brothers DC Comics Cinematic Universe. The Fantastic Four grim n’ gritty reboot. Knocking out the big stuff right at jump.
  • 13:40 Talking early comics-related experiences in Mexico with Pekita!
  • 22:25 Let’s talk about the latest batch of actors who ultimately won’t be cast as Doctor Strange, especially Keanu Reeves. Also, what about his villains? And screw it, Frank offers his top 5 Clea casting picks, for all anyone cares.
  • 29:12 Wonder Woman ’77. Bitching about Black Widow. Guardians of the Galaxy, Nicole Perlman, and the Gamora ongoing series. More girl power at Marvel. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Daredevil on Netflix. DC Domino Dancing.
  • 39:38 Apocalypse casting. The Zod Distraction.
  • 46:42 The Mighty Marvel Mailbag in broken English! Includes Pekita’s ranking of the Marvel Studios movies.

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 015

Tigra, the Were-Woman! (1974)

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Face Front, True Believers! This week Illegal Machine and Diabolu Frank look at the 1974 radical revision of the feminist super-heroine The Cat* into the bikini-clad cat-woman Tigra, begun in the left field title Giant-Sized Creatures #1 (July 1974)! We follow that up with a gander at Tigra’s second appearance in the black & white horror magazine Monsters Unleashed #10 (December 1975)! Weird wild stuff! Apologies for the dodgy sound quality, as our digital mixer made margaritas instead of resonance, but at least the new microphones keep the flat, hollow, two-guys-in-a-den sound clear of the perpetual haze of distortion hiss you’re probably used to by now and prefer. Sigh. By the way, we stumbled upon some Ramona Fradon art for The Cat here and here, so don’t miss that! Finally, we didn’t receive a single comment on the blogs about last week’s Nova episode, and we know it didn’t suck like Ka-Zar the Great, so we blew off the Mail Bag this week. Count Drunkula, why hast thou forsaken us? Feel free to leave a comment about how we left the comments out. Frank’ll spend the time he saved on editing to respond. Episode art tumblr here.

[*Editor’s Note: The Cat made her audio commentary debut appearance in Episode 012! Yes folks, now even The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast itself has continuity! –Rascally Roy]

Read a high quality version of Giant-Sized Creatures #1 on Marvel Unlimited, or crappy little scans here. Since you can’t read Monsters Unleashed #10 at Marvel, try here.

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 014

Annihilation: Nova (2006)

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Face Front, True Believers! This week we return for another Annihilation event tie-in mini-series (almost done,) but along the way we also talk about 1976’s The Man Called Nova and 1989’s Quasar #1! This one is a rare instance where Diabolu Frank, Illegal Machine and Mr. Fixit are unanimous in their decision on a book, but is it thumbs up or thumbs down? Also, the Mighty Marvel Mail Bag was rather full this week, but that doesn’t stop Frank from tacking on a Dr. Strange casting discussion! Episode art tumblr here.

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