The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 023

Annihilation: Ronan (2006)

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Face Front, True Believers! This week we return for the penultimate Annihilation event tie-in mini-series (only two months after covering Annihilation: Nova!) But we’re also continuing the value-adding by looking at the first appearances of the Kree alien race and their Ronan the Accuser from Fantastic Four #64-65 (1967.) The Dogged Duo of Diabolu Frank & Illegal Machine will finish this event, even as a member of the trio has fallen by the wayside! This war must be won! Also, mail. Excelsior! Episode art tumblr here.

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5 thoughts on “The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 023

  1. Simon Furman is much beloved amongst fans of the Transformers comic, but this story was lackluster to put it kindly. That said, Ronan the Accuser is probably my favorite character from Marvel’s cosmic realm.

    I think Lee Pace was miscast as Ronan in Guardians of the Galaxy, but more than that, the makeup job on his face made his lips look fat and pouty like he was crying the whole movie. I couldn’t take him seriously. I’ve said it elsewhere but I’ll repeat it here: Michael Shannon’s General Zod was a better Ronan the Accuser than the one in GotG.

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  2. Every time we got together to do the Ronin podcast (3ish times), we would all groan and decide to do somethimg else. Frank cornered me and said, “lets just knock it out quick and add some of Ronin’s first (actually interesting) appearance”. Fixit wasnt available. Out of the state, i believe.

    Hes very much still in the troop. In fact, youll probably have some Mac-Free casts with just Fixit and Frank.

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  3. Thanks for another great episode.

    Like you guys, I think Ronan is a great character in concept. The look. The big hammer. The name. It all is sooo cool. But despite my love of his appearance and name, I can’t name one story that I know where he lives up to the trappings. And, luckily (based on your review), I didn’t read this one to further the trend.

    The run-down of Skrull and Kree history was interesting. I collected the Peter David Captain Marvel (the second run with CrisCross on art) and had run across the Kree in various FF/Avengers/Crossover stuff. So thanks for the background. That Kree Supreme Intelligence floating head with tentacles is such a bizarre image.

    Lastly, I agree that Agents of SHIELD was pretty lackluster until it synched up with the Cap 2 movie. Once the Hydra/SHIELD war took center stage, things have taken off and this season has been great.

    I agree that Mockingbird is fantastic on the show. She is tough and kicks the crap out of people. She is a brilliant interrogator. She is shown getting under the skin of whoever she is questioning. She doesn’t use feminine wiles or feigned emotionality to get the info. She just browbeats people. And, of course, it is Adrienne Palicki. I love her.

    But the most brilliant character on the show is Ward, the imbedded Hydra agent on the team who remains on the show as a foil/villain. He is crazy and obsessed with Skye and adds a nice element of lunacy.

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