Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #4

A Final Adventure of Wonder Woman (1985)

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This episode finally, irrevocably breaks from its previous incarnation as a podcast! A seasonal/bi-annual show no more! No longer only coming out only when an issue of Wonder Woman ’77 corresponds with the episode number! This edition, we cover an entire story arc, encompassing the entire (very brief) run of Wonder Woman’s first female writer, Mindy Newell! That’s “Tropidor Heat” & “A World in Chaos!” & ” To Everything a Season…” from Wonder Woman #326-328 (July-December, 1985) plus the concluding 48-page story of the original volume, “Of Gods and Men,” written by Gerry Conway! Don Heck draws most of this swan song to the Pre-Crisis Amazing Amazon, with a little help from Pablo Marcos. We also read excerpts from magazine articles and letters columns contemporaneous to the end of this era, and look forward to the next, which signals the changes coming to this show in celebration of the 75th anniversary year!

In the meantime, do check out Wonder Woman: Warrior for Peace: A podcast that explores the history of Wonder Woman on page and screen. It’s currently five episodes deep chronologically covering the Golden Age, Iron Age, New 52, and 1970s TV show!

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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #29

Comics Bulletin & Alex Ross
On the Cusp of J’onn J’onzz’s 61st Anniversary

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On October 8, 2014, the website Comics Bulletin published a discussion between Bryan Stroud and the famous painter of Marvels and Kingdom Come in the article Alex Ross Talks About the Martian Manhunter on the Cusp of J’onn J’onzz’s 60th Anniversary. Nearly two years later, with the Alien Atlas’ next birthday imminent and with the help of an online text-to-audio program, Diabolu Frank joins their conversation…


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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 062

Tigra Two-in-One
featuring Spider-Man & The Thing

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Face Front, True Believer! Dr. Anj of Supergirl Comic Box Commentary fame finally joins Diabolu Frank & Mister Fixit for an episode focusing on the Were-Woman! Connecting the dots of Tigra’s various late Bronze Age solo and guest appearances, we cover Marvel Chillers #4 and Marvel Two-In-One #19 (both 1976,) Fantastic Four #177-184 (moving into 1977,) Marvel Team-Up #67 and Marvel Premiere #42 (1978,) before concluding with Marvel Team-Up #125 (January, 1983!) Besides multiple pairings of Tigra with Ben Grimm and Peter Parker, she also faces Kraven the Hunter twice; joins Invisible Girl, Thundra, Human Torch and Mr. Fantastic for an extended adventure; loses her mentor Dr. Tumolo; and faces the return of Zabo from her comics debut as Greer Grant Nelson: The Cat! Talent on these stories includes Chris Claremont, John Byrne, George Pérez, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Ron Wilson, Joe Sinnott, J.M. DeMatteis, Kerry Gammill, Len Wein, Sal Buscema, Bill Mantlo, Frank Robbins, Jim Shooter, Archie Goodwin, John Warner, Ed Hannigan, Mike Vosburg & Ernie Chan! That kind of spread requires an episode tumblr gallery! We even managed to work Superman & Big Barda in (and out again!) That’s a lot of comics to bring in at under 90 minutes! Excelsior!

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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #28

Adjudicating J’Onn J’Onzz
ComicsVerse v Martian Manhunter

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The website Comicsverse, “your source for in-depth comics analysis” very very briefly ran a series of podcasts (exactly two to date, the last one in January) under the banner “Best Underrated Characters in Comics.” Mind, this is out of 80 shows in total, and there’ve been 19 since, so perhaps they just abandoned the premise. I tend to think that’s for the best, since I find the title misleads one into thinking they’re going to select a character they find deserving of attention they haven’t received and tell you why they’re boss.

Unfortunately, in the episodes shining a white hot interrogation lamp on two heroes I’m very fond of, the shows instead felt like inquisitions to determine whether they are in fact underrated, or just poo (with the moderator’s thumb on the scale weighing toward poo in both cases.) One was Doctor Strange, and you should know by the subject of this blog who the other was…

Join me for a special feature length episode with Diabolu Frank for the defense in the case of ComicsVerseS the Manhunter from Mars, but you should lead with the prosecution’s case before you allow me to retort! Superman, Batman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and the rest of the Justice League will be called into question and occasionally treated as hostile witnesses as part of The Trial of the Incredible Hulk Sleuth from Outer Space!

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