The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 064

Werewolf by Dead of Night (2009)

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Face Front, True Believer! Illegal Machine, Mister Fixit & Diabolu Frank return to Jack Russell! By which we mean probably at least two-thirds of us forgot that we’d touched on him already on the first Tigra episode, definitely including Frank, who just wanted to blow out a Halloween episode with an easy out of continuity mini-series Fryhole loaned to Fixit loaned (unbidden) to Frank years ago! But don’t fret Real Frantic One, because we all enjoyed a book from a line tailor made for our combination of grossly immature language/subject matter and being a Permanent Marvel Maximus with the “MAX” adult content boutique line! 2009’s Dead of Night featuring Werewolf by Dead, despite featuring a lengthy redundancy in title, is a kick butt four-parter by Duane Swierczynski and Mico Suayan! Plus, we go off into the wilderness to howl at the moon over the Universal Monsters, Frankenstein, Legion of Monsters, Power Records, Monster Squad, werewolf movies in general and The Howling franchise specifically! Plus, the Mighty Marvel Mail Bag! Excelsior!

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1 thought on “The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 064”

  1. (reposting this at Blogger and WordPress)

    Most important comment first: Was it Shannon Tweed, the blonde soft-core queen that Mac was trying to remember during this episode?

    Moving on… Yes, I love the classic WEREWOLF BY NIGHT series from the ’70s. And yes, it is very melodramatic and Jack is really mopey for the first couple issues, but the middle of the run, like from issue #11 to #22 or so is outstanding.

    There were two other DEAD OF NIGHT four-part miniseries that came out around this time, one starring Man-Thing and one Daimon Hellstrom.

    Being a fan of the classic series and werewolf stories, I tried reading this WbN miniseries when it first came out: Perhaps because I loved the original take on Marvel’s werewolf so much, I hated the changes in this story. I never liked the voice or tone of the series, and I thought the werewolf panic room was dumb (the BBC show JEKYLL did the same thing a year or two earlier). I only read the first two issues of the series back in 2009. A few years ago, I tried to go back and read the whole thing and still could not make it past issue #2.

    Duane Swierczynski has the dubious distinction of not writing a comic I ever liked, and I’ve read about twenty of his comics.

    Anyway, good episode as always!


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