#244: Secret Wars Is Hell (w/Chip Zdarsky and Matt Fraction)
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by Richard Burgess, Chip Zdarsky, Jamie Wenger, Robb Milne, Matt Fraction, Bryan Stratton
1w ago
Chip Zdarsky is writing about 40 different things these days and drawing several of them as well. They're all great, and you can find out all about them by going to his website and signing up for his must-read newsletter. Matt Fraction co-created Sex Criminals with Chip, which has just been released in a very reasonably priced single-volume collected edition. It might be the best comic ever made? You should check it out if you haven't already. This episode was made possible by a generous donation from listener Richard Burgess to our friend Jennifer's GoFundMe to help her in her battle against ..read more
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#243: MONSTER by the Month 12 (w/Bronze-Age Monsters) - "A Candle For Sainte-Cloud"
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by Jacob Balcom, Bryan Stratton, Matt Howell, Jamie Wenger, Robb Milne
2w ago
Jacob Balcom and Matt Howell are the hosts of Bronze-Age Monsters, the definitive podcast of the monster comics of the 1970s. Be sure to check out their Patreon, which delivers a horrific amount of frighteningly good content! For 40 minutes of bonus content — including our in-depth discussions of a Lovecraftian vampire tale in Giant-Size Dracula #4 and some otherworldly high fantasy in Giant-Size Man-Thing #3 — support us at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth. Subscribers at the $4/month level get instant access to our bonus feed of content that contains over 130 extended and exclusive episodes — wi ..read more
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PREVIEW - #242: January 1975 Omnibus (w/Carl Sciacchitano) - "Among Us Walks... Black Goliath!"
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by Carl Sciacchitano, Robb Milne, Bryan Stratton, Jamie Wenger
3w ago
Carl Sciacchitano is a Portland  writer and illustrator whose work can be seen in comics by Monkeybrain, Archie, and IDW, including The Army of Dr. Moreau with friend of the show David F. Walker. Carl's latest work is the extraordinarily moving The Heart That Fed, a graphic novel published by Simon and Schuster/Gallery 13 that recounts his father's experience in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive and the fall of Saigon. It's on sale June 4th at the best bookstores and comics shops, so add it to your stack next week! The complete version of this episode is available to Patrons who support us ..read more
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#241: January 1975 (w/Elliott Kalan) - "Who Is Adam Warlock?"
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by Jamie Wenger, Robb Milne, Elliott Kalan, Bryan Stratton
1M ago
Elliott Kalan is the co-host of The Flop House, the world's greatest podcast, the former head writer of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, and most importantly (for the purposes of this blurb), the writer of Dynamite's new Disney comics series, Hercules! For one full hour of bonus content — including our in-depth discussions of the first appearance of Gerald Ford in Incredible Hulk #185-186 and the first team-up between Spider-Man and the Punisher in Giant-Size Spider-Man #4 — support us at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth. Subscribers at the $4/month lev ..read more
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PREVIEW - #240: December 1974 Omnibus - "Lift-Off!"
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by Bryan Stratton, Robb Milne, Jamie Wenger
1M ago
The complete version of this episode is available to Patrons who support us at the $4/month level at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth — join today to hear us cover all of these issues: "Lift-Off!" - Captain Marvel #37, written by Steve Englehart and Al Milgrom, art by Al Milgrom and Klaus Janson, letters by Tom Orzechowski, colors by Glynis Oliver Wein, ©1974 Marvel Comics "Middle Game!" - Fantastic Four #156, written by Roy Thomas and Len Wein, art by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott, letters by John Costanza, colors by Janice Cohen, ©1974 Marvel Comics "Midgard Aflame!" - Thor #233, written by Gerr ..read more
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#239: December 1974 (w/Robert K. Elder) - "Silent Night... Deadly Night!"
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by Robert K. Elder, Jamie Wenger, Bryan Stratton, Robb Milne
1M ago
Robert K. Elder is the president and CEO of Outrider Foundation, an award-winning author of 20+ books, including Hemingway In Comics. Find him online at robelder.com. For 20 minutes of bonus content — including our in-depth discussion of the debut of the Headmen in Defenders #21 and the repercussions of the original Clone Saga — support us at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth. Subscribers at the $4/month level get instant access to our bonus feed of content that contains over 120 extended and exclusive episodes — with more being added every week!   Stories Covered in this Episode:  "The M ..read more
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PREVIEW - #238: November 1974 Omnibus - "Kang War II"
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by Bryan Stratton, Jamie Wenger
1M ago
The complete version of this episode is available to Patrons who support us at the $4/month level at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth — join today to hear us cover all of these issues: "Kang War II" - Avengers #132, written by Steve Englehart and Roy Thomas, art by Sal Buscema and Joe Staton, letters by John Costanza, colors by Petra Goldberg "... What Time Hath Put Asunder!" - Giant-Size Avengers #3, written by Steve Englehart and Roy Thomas, art by Dave Cockrum and Joe Giella, letters by "L. G. Peter" (Gaspar Saladino), colors by Petra Goldberg "Madrox the Multiple Man!" - Giant-Size Fantastic ..read more
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#237: November 1974 (w/Ben Saunders) - "The Mark of Madness!"
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by Ben Saunders, Bryan Stratton, Robb Milne
2M ago
Ben Saunders is an academic expert in comic and cartoon studies, pop culture and English literature who co-founded and directs the University of Oregon's minor in Comic and Cartoon Studies, the first undergraduate minor of its kind in the country. He's also the series editor of the Penguin Classics Marvel Collection and the curator of the Marvel: University of Super Heroes exhibition, which has appeared at museums in Portland, OR; Charlotte, NC; Dearborn, MI; Seattle, WA; and Basel, Switzerland. For 90 minutes (!!!) of bonus content — including our in-depth discussions of Captain America #180 ..read more
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PREVIEW - #236: October 1974 Omnibus (w/Douglas Wolk) - "Games Godlings Play!"
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by Douglas Wolk, Jamie Wenger, Bryan Stratton
2M ago
The complete version of this episode is available to Patrons who support us at the $4/month level at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth — join today to hear us cover all of these issues: "Games Godlings Play!" - Giant-Size Defenders #3, written by Steve Gerber, Jim Starlin, and Len Wein, art by Jim Starlin, Dan Adkins, Don Netwon, and Jim Mooney, letters by Charlotte Jetter, colors by Glynis Wein, ©1974 Marvel Comics "Mind Tap!" - Daredevil #117, written by Chris Claremont and Steve Gerber, art by Bob Brown and Vince Colletta, letters by Dave Hunt, colors by Petra Goldberg, ©1974 Marvel Comics "A S ..read more
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#235: October 1974 - "The Yesterday Connection!" (w/Ibrahim Moustafa)
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by Ibrahim Moustafa, Bryan Stratton, Jamie Wenger
2M ago
Ibrahim Moustafa is the brilliant writer-artist behind the original graphic novels Count and Retroactive, as well as the co-creator of the Eisner Award-nominated High Crimes (with Christopher Sebela), and yes, a bunch of Marvel stuff too! His latest OGN, Cyn, comes out this summer from Humanoids, and you can order it right now from your local comics shop — Previews order code APR241574! For 25 minutes of bonus content — including the first appearance of the Wrecking Crew and a Luke Cage guest appearance in Defenders #17-19 — support us at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth. Subscribers at the $4/mon ..read more
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