Amazing Heroes Interviews

Amazing Heroes Interviews Episode 3

James Dale Robinson at Comicpalooza 2017

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Interview conducted with esteemed comic book scripter and screenwriter James Dale Robinson at The Texas International Comic Convention, Houston’s Comicpalooza, on May 14, 2017. The interview has been edited for time, content, consistency and quality.

  • 01:20 The Silver Age with Howard Chaykin: An Outline
  • 06:33 Wildstorm Homage
  • 15:44 Justice League of America & Cable
  • 24:27 Heroes Reborn Captain America
  • 27:28 Airboy & the future

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 057

The Double Life of Private Steve Rogers

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Face Front, True Believers! Spoilers are in full effect for our entire Captain America discussion this week as Mister Fixit & Diabolu Frank debate “Hail Hydra” and especially #givecaptainamericaaboyfriend, plus some random Disney/Star Wars talk and a deeply dysfunctional edition of the Mighty Marvel Mail Bag! We have an especially robust tumblr gallery this time as well, so check that out! Excelsior!

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 050

Captain America’s Dodranscentennial Battles:
75 Years as Sentinel of Our Shores!

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Face Front, True Believers! The #MarvelSHP founding host trio of Illegal Machine, Mr. Fixit, & Diabolu Frank are joined by W.A.M. Count Drunkula and a couple of special cameo guests for a celebration of both our fiftieth episode and the 75th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Avenger with our first ever all Captain America episode! We hope you think it was worth the wait! Excelsior!

  • 0:02:05 Case No. 1. Meet Captain America radio theater
  • 0:09:10 Excerpt reading from Jules Feiffer’s The Great Comic Book Heroes
  • 0:10:38 Round Table: The Origin of Captain America!
  • 0:26:36 Excerpt reading from The Steranko History of Comics, Vol. 1
  • 0:33:06 Round Table: Enemies of America
  • 0:49:05 Round Table: Supporting the Sentinel of Liberty
  • 0:59:14 Round Table: Illustrating The Living Legend of World War II
  • 1:01:41 Excerpt reading from Grant Morrison’s Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero
  • 1:04:53 Round Table: Iconic Images of The First Avenger
  • 1:13:45 Excerpt reading from Gerard Jones & Will Jacobs’ The Comic Book Heroes: The First History of Modern Comic Books – From the Silver Age to the Present
  • 1:16:54 Round Table: The Human Writing Machine
  • 1:34:26 Excerpt reading from Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
  • 1:39:36 Round Table: Seeking the Sentinel of Liberty
  • 1:54:36 Mighty Marvel Mail Bag: Illegal Downloading Lecture Edition
  • 2:10:21 Over a half hour of bonus material (deleted tangents, bloopers, etc.)

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 040

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)


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Face Front, True Believers! This episode, Illegal Machine, Mister Fixit, and a hoarse Diabolu Frank offer extensive feature-length commentary on their theatrical experience at the sequel to one of, if not the, greatest super hero movies of all time: Avengers Assemble! Excelsior!

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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 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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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 035

Wild Agents of Marvel- Count Drunkula


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Face Front, True Believer! This week we introduce a new feature on the podcast, Wild Agents of Marvel, named after the 1990s fan club from the House of Ideas! Here we spotlight the stories of our friends and listeners! Regular commentator and occasional guest Count Drunkula tells how he got into comics, debates the vice/virtues of Hank Pym, and generally gabs with our own Diabolu Frank! Then, Illegal Machine returns to tackle the Mighty Marvel Mail Bag! Join us for the fan fun, and don’t miss the Count’s own podcasts, Dead Bothan Spies and Flowers & Fishnets! Excelsior!

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 026

Marvel/DC Movie Slate 2020 V v V– Penúltimo!

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Face Front, True Believers! You can really hear the screwdrivers kicking in as Illegal Machine and Diabolu Frank slur their way through 2016’s bout between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War! Straight edge Mister Fixit joins in during a second sober session at 23:19. Next, dated film material recorded on our original ghetto rig, because as we proved last week, we don’t throw much of anything out. The case in favor of heavy editing begins at 33:09 with Sony Spider-Man talk (and if you want to do one of those Marvel Omnibus cuts, this would be seated right after the Daredevil discussion featured in the extended Sub-Mariner section from the 2014 Annual– Rascally Roy!) Then we talk about Batman v Superman some more, but in the past, like a flashback! Ooo, temporal paradox! 41:39 brings us to the Josh Trank Fantastic Four flick. Plus, s’more Ant-Man, with references to X-Men and Batman throughout this back matter! 59:40 sees a truncated Mitey Marvel Mail Bag, and of course, a stinger for this shaggy dog episode! Excelsior!

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 001

Namor the First Marvel

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Face Front, True Believers! It’s our double-sized debut edition of The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast, featuring the very first Marvel character, Namor the Sub-Mariner! We’ll also be looking at Marvel NOW! announcements, the cartoon from which the podcast takes its name, and Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con 2014 special’s early photos from the future blockbuster film Avengers: Age of Ultron! Fasten your seat belt, faithful friends, for Diabolu Frank, Illegal Machine and Mister Fixit are the madmen at the wheel!

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    • 00:30 Our chromium collector’s special starts with the hosts’ personal experience with the Prince of the Blood. Episode art tumblr here.
    • 06:44 The View and fear of a menstruating Thor. More here.
    • 13:36 The Avenging Son under withering criticism.

18:30 The Superior Iron Man NOW! More here.

  • 20:12 Fearsome berth of the Sub-Mariner! The origin story synopsis & commentary.
  • 28:06 The Falcon takes over as Captain America NOW! More here.
  • 30:40 Time for school! Learn the basics about Namor writer/artist/creator Bill Everett and the pre-history of Marvel Comics.
  • 35:27 2014 Avengers NOW! More here.

 

  • 40:43 The Marvel Super Heroes TV show 101, plus our review of Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner Episode One- “Peril in the Surface World”/ “So Spreads the Net” / “The Unveiling”
  • 46:16 Thoughts on EW’s Avengers: Age of Ultron pics. More here.
  • 50:09 The Sub-Mariner’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? More here.
  • 53:16 Frank’s final thoughts on Namor and looking forward to further episodes, including the subject for next week. Jump to 57:14 for the Marvel Mail Bag, where we respond to (we hope!) every single comment left by listeners of our #0 introductory podcast.

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