The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #4

Martian Manhunter Multiversity

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As part of a Super Blog Team-Up crossover, we look at Imaginary Stories featuring the unfamiliar J’Onn J’Onzzes of parallel dimensions! Trip the light fantastic with the below blogs/vlogs/podcasts!

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 029

Doctor Zero

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Face Front, True Believers! As part of a Super Blog Team-Up crossover, the boys look at The Shadowline Saga, four interconnected “realistic” super-hero titles created by Archie Goodwin and written by D. G. Chichester & Margaret Clark that were published in 1988 under the Epic Comics imprint! The emphasis is on Doctor Zero, an eight issue series about a near-immortal “Shadow Dweller” of great power who pretends to be a costumed savior while secretly manipulating Cold War politics! Mister Fixit, Diabolu Frank and Illegal Machine also take a brief course on “independent comics” and tour other failed Marvel imprints ahead of their being folded into the Marvel Universe proper as part of Secret Wars 2015! Episode art tumblr here! Excelsior!


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The Under Guides Graphic Novel Podcast Vol I

Buying Image Comics on Minimum Wage

Three decades long fans offer their views on “indie” comic books, which basically encompasses everything without a Marvel or DC logo. Join Diabolu Frank, Mister Joe Fixit and the Ill Mac “Illegal Machine” as they toss through titles from Image, Valiant, Dark Horse, First, Fantagraphics, IDW, Epic, Pacific, Slave Labor Graphics, Vertigo, Drawn & Quarterly, Avatar… basically everything in the shadow of the so-called “Big Two.”

Kicking it 1990s style for the debut episode as we talk the launch of Image Comics, with an emphasis on early and recent material from Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood, and Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon. Then, our spotlight original graphic novel is Bob Fingerman’s Minimum Wage Book One from 1995 for Fantagraphics Books, recently reprinted in the large Image Comics collection Maximum Minimum Wage. Also, a brief nod toward Love and Rockets.


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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 028

Introducing: The Sensational Black Panther!

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Face Front, True Believers! The fabulous Fantastic Four are trapped in the incredible realm of… “The Black Panther!” Also featuring: the way-out and wonderful Wyatt Wingfoot! It had to be told… as only mighty Marvel could tell it, by Smilin’ Stan Lee & Jolly Jack Kirby! Episode art tumblr here! Excelsior!

Martin Gray asks, “Was either of these the mystery First Superman Issue Read by Mac or Fixit?
Oddly, my first Superman was also a sun cover, you may recall the Jurgens homage
And no, I didn’t buy it in 1962 or whatever, it was a passed-on old comic!”

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 027

Marvel/DC Movie Slate 2020 Part 6: The Final Insult

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Face Front, True Believers! After six non-consecutive weeks of blathering on about prospective movies that are mostly in the spit-balling stage with no fo’reals actual news to process, Illegal Machine, Mister Fixit and Diabolu Frank are finally going to shut up, but not for another, like, 90 minutes or so! There’s still a lot to discuss with the barest of facts, including the casting for Jessica Jones and Luke Cage on their Netflix Marvel series and Daredevil (01:12), then Justice League Parts 1 & 2 v Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2 (14:42); plus some left field coverage of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Deadpool (35:13)! Finally, the Mighty Marvel Mail Bag (37:37); where Mac & Frank almost catch up with a few weeks worth of accumulate mail for about twenty minutes! And that’s it! Episode art tumblr here. Good night folks! Nothing more to see here! 01:33:43? That’s a long time code for an hour long episode, huh? Excelsior!

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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #3

60 Years of Martian Manhunter – 1955

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Three episodes in, we finally cover the debut comics of J’Onn J’Onzz, the Manhunter from Mars. The Batman and Roy Raymond TV Detective stories from Detective Comics #225 are given brief nods before diving into a synopsis of “The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel” (01:46). A rather overwrought analysis of this first story of Detective John Jones (05:54) precedes coverage of the second “half” of the origin, the run-of-the-mill mostly standalone tale “The Case of the Magic Baseball” (18:46). Finally, “Martian Morphing Mail” (21:10) has already morphed away from the previous episode’s audio, and is a bit livelier this round. Coming in at a stout 31:24, look for the show to lean back up again now that the heavy lifting of our subject’s introduction is out of the way (and hopefully less painful voice “acting.”)

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