The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast

The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #9

Threessentials


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In a second(!) episode for April (clearly failing weekly offerings, that’s a step up from monthly!) we catch up with correspondence given short shrift since the last mail heavy episode, #6: Strawmanhunter from Mars. Besides reading all the long form comments since mid-March, Frank elaborates at length. For instance, he reads a letter about applying the “Three Point Model,” three short definitive statements about a character, to the Alien Atlas. Discussion includes the less than stellar Martian invasions of Earth, John Jones’ sociopolitical leanings, and more randomness that hopefully augments folks’ understanding of the character.

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 038

#MarvelSHP MPDC Spring Special 2015


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Face Front, True Believers! It’s been four months since #MarvelSHP Annual 2014, so we felt like it was time to push out another clip show as a seasonal event! However, due to another recording error where Frank’s stupid laptop with the dicey USB port defaulted to a crumby internal microphone, the vast majority of this extra-length, minimally-edited show will be new material! To listeners, anyway! Well, as new as our continuing to talk noise about comic book media adaptations and other nerd ephemera gets! Besides roughly an hour of Mister Joe Fixit taking the fore (for once,) we also dug into the vaults for a best of compilation of episode three– SDCC 2014 FYI and episode sixteen– NYCC 2014 FYI, scavenging whatever pearls we could find from our coverage of comic conventions from last year (including previously deleted tangents!) Also, before and after candor for
episode 21– Howard the Duck (1986)! While Moon Knight is barely a subject this episode, he’s an excellent figurehead for the show’s dissociative identity disorder, as we spend most of the second hour in the role of The DC Super Heroes Podcast! Cast a nostalgic ear toward the days when our equipment was garbage and there was tons of audible artifacts (Ooo thunderstorms! Dogs! TV in the background!) It’s even more strictly amateur hour than usual, so much so that we can’t even be trusted to keep it at an hour!

  • 0:01:19 Fixit on Herb Trimpe & Rob Liefeld
  • 0:02:43 Fixit samples the TV shows Constantine, Arrow, The Flash, & Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • 0:10:20 Fixit on the DC original animated movie Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
  • 0:12:18 The trio on the teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • 0:17:01 Fixit wants to add Suicide Squad to the mix…
  • 0:28:29 Furious 7 sucked.
  • 0:30:27 Clip Show: Star Wars movies from Dark Horse to Marvel
  • 0:33:25 Star Wars: The Force Awakens preview trailer
  • 0:42:09 We are not talking about Jurassic World
  • 0:47:07 …but we will talk about Jeff Goldblum…
  • 0:50:51 …and somehow, Straight Outta Compton
  • 0:54:17 “Deleted Scenes”: Superior Spider-Man, Bendis GotG, Angela, Geoff Johns & Ebola
  • 1:06:12 “Deleted Scenes”: Ducking Hell and the Burdens of Being an Aquafan
  • 1:11:38 “Deleted Scenes”: Moon Knight
  • 1:13:59 Marvel’s Ultimate “Catastrophe” and Batman Eternal
  • 1:17:03 “Deleted Scenes”: The Death & Return of Superman
  • 1:23:44 “Deleted Scenes”: The New 52
  • 1:31:04 The Peter David Discussion: Aquaman/Supergirl/Hulk
  • 1:41:42 The Jason Momoa Aquaman/Namor Proxy
  • 1:50:51 Batmen
  • 1:57:49 Not Iron Man 4
  • 2:00:02 Legos Helicarrier
  • 2:03:34 “Deleted Scenes”: Jim Shooter at Marvel & Valiant
  • 2:08:07 “Deleted Scenes”: Girlbusters & The Bill Murray Meme
  • 2:14:00 The not-so-Mighty Marvel Tweet Bag

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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast

The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #8

60 Years of Martian Manhunter – 1956


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After a hiatus of four episodes and three months, we finally return to our year-by-year overview of the Sleuth from Outer Space’s early adventures, 1956 being his first full year of publication with a dozen cases to cover. Co-creator and initial writer Joe Samachson is replaced first by Dick Wood before the arrival of the longest consistent scripter of the strip, Jack Miller. Joe Certa carries on with his own lengthy run on art, here mostly on Detective John Jones as a plainclothes policeman with extraordinary powers who only occasionally runs across challenges of a truly supernormal nature.

1956 Cover Dated Story Synopses

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 037

Hawkeye and the New Black Widow


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Face Front, True Believers! This episode, Iron Man faces the fantastic threat of: “Hawkeye, the Marksman!” From Clint Barton’s origin story in Tales of Suspense #57 (September 1964) through his reappearances in #60 & #64, you are there! And by there we mean you’ll hear Illegal Machine, Mister Fixit and Diabolu Frank talk about these comics, 1966 cartoon adaptation, and their general views of the villain-turned-hero! Also featuring Hawkeye’s Russian spy benefactor Black Widow, who soon switched from slinky dresses to battle togs as Clint’s tech-happy costumed partner in crime… and love! Check out our art gallery for the episode and watch the cartoon below! Excelsior!

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 036

The Ultimate Allegiance


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Face Front, True Believers! Our already edited and nigh-publishable Tuesday episode of #MarvelSHP was lost in the Negative Zone, so Illegal Machine & Diabolu Frank had to whip up an entirely new episode that night so that you wouldn’t have to do without this week! Can you center an hour-plus long podcast on a t-shirt? You be the judge as a heavily reworked version of Mike Zeck (and now mucho company) art from Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 unveils an Illuminati-like agenda! What do the incorporation of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the oeuvre of Quentin Tarantino have in common? How could this impact the Netflix Marvel shows and The Punisher? Is it possible we Homo-Superior-Phobes could have positive things to say about FOX’s Deadpool movie? Also, how awesome is Captain America? #JanetVanCrime! The Mandarin! All Your Mails Are Belong To Us! Excelsior!

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Guest Appearances

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode ⚓



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Burbank, CA and New York, NY, April 1, 2015 —Building on its strategy of delivering quality branded content to people around the world, FW Books (NYSE:FWB) has agreed to acquire Rolled Spine Podcasts, Inc. (NYSE:#MSHP) in a stock and cash transaction, the companies announced today.

Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of FW Books on August 28, 2014, Rolled Spine shareholders would receive a total of $0.00000076 per share in cash plus approximately 0.745 FW Books shares for each Rolled Spine share they own. At closing, the amount of cash and stock will be adjusted if necessary so that the total value of the FW Books stock issued as merger consideration based on its trading value at that time is not less than 40% of the total merger consideration.

FW Books, publisher of such titles as Hey Kids, Comics!: True-Life Tales From The Spinner Rack, will absorb Rolled Spine Podcasts’ inventory of recycled audio files and bellicose opinions. The current group of on air talent has been released from their contracts and will be temporarily replaced by the “popular” personalities Rob Kelly & The Irredeemable Shag until more appropriate, listener-friendly permanent hosts can be hired.

Based on the closing price of Disney stock on Friday, March 27, the transaction value is $1.81 Dollars Canadian. Investors in Rolled Spine Podcasts are advised to take stock of their lives.

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