The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 048

Doctor Strange: Master Of Black Magic!

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Face Front, True Believers! Diabolu Frank & Illegal Machine with Mr. Fixit in tow are back to back to meet Stephen Strange for the first time all over again! This episode, we look at the earliest origins of one of the first and finest heroes from the House of Ideas in Stan Lee & Steve Ditko’s stories from Strange Tales #110-111 & 114-115 (1963) and Doctor Strange #169 (1968) by Roy Thomas and Dan Adkins! These stupendous stories see the introductions of The Ancient One, Baron Mordo, and Nightmare, accompanied by audio excerpts from the 1967 WBAI New York radio show and animated appearances! Also included is talk about the 1990s run and a surprise cameo appearance by one of the creators from that period! Excelsior!

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Diana Prince Wonder Woman Podcast #2

Wonder Woman ’77 Special #2

Five months later, the Diana Prince Wonder Woman podcast returns for a second installment! We’ll discuss that, including plans to rev up the show’s production in 2016. Diabolu Frank spends most of the episode dressing down The Cheetah, then moves on to the brief return of the 1970s Wonder Woman television series’ digital-first comic book adaptation, as well as addressing your lengthy, lovely letters.

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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #18

John Jones in Smallville, Part 1


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Beginning this episode: an irregular series of shows covering appearances by the Sleuth from Outer Space on the WB/CW’s long-lived Superboy Clark Kent developing into Superman TV show Smallville. This initial installment looks briefly at the show’s formative development, then summarizes John Jones’ cameo debut in the sixth season episode “Static,” followed by the launch of the Martian-less not quite a “Justice” League, and finally the full debut of the Manhunter as portrayed by Phil Morris in “Labyrinth.”

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 047

Strange: Beginnings and Endings (2004)

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Face Front, True Believers! It’s been three weeks since our last #MarvelSHP, which is like one-third as long a wait as for the last one, so we’re getting better! Illegal Machine returns to join Diabolu Frank to look at the 2004-2005 mini-series Strange, which was intended to be a sort of Ultimate Doctor Strange re-imagining by J. Michael Straczynski, but his protégé Samm Barnes got top billing over artist Brandon Peterson, and this revamp has been largely forgotten in the decade since its publication. That’s strange in itself, since it was clearly the basis for the 2007 DTV cartoon Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, and ranked between #24-53 in the top 100 comics sold in North America, selling 36-60K copies each during its six month run. That’s far better than anything starring the Master of the Mystic Arts since the last time he had his own ongoing series in the early ’90s. We reevaluate the book to see if it was undervalued, or if it just damaged the property in a highly visible manner. Also, we briefly mention Mark Waid & Emma Rios Strange 4-issue mini that bombed in 2010 (debuting at 89th place with 23,362 copies and plummeting from there.) Episode art tumblr here. Excelsior!

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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #17

Martian Manhunter #4 (2015)

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Frank summarizes and critiques the fourth issue of the New 52/DC You Martian Manhunter series by Rob Williams and Eddy Barrows! Also, a deeper, angrier critique of the series and look at sales, plus a brief look at the Supergirl pilot.

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