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We promised a bonus episode and here it is. Fresh off of Endgame and our 2 part Iron Man series we jump into Tony Stark’s garage. We go through some of his major armors and how some of them were represented in the MCU.

Also, prepare yourselves cause in a few weeks we’ll be back with Part 1 of our Chris Claremont X-Men run series. 

Armors:

  • Mark I & II – Tales of Suspense #39 & #40
  • Mark III & IV – Tales of Suspense #48 (Mark III) & Iron Man vol 1 #38 (Mark IV)
  • Mark VII Silver Centurion – Iron Man #200
  • Mark VIII (New Red & Gold) – Iron Man #231
  • Variable Threat Response Battle Suit Mark I (War Machine Armor) – Iron Man #281
  • Telepresence Armor – Iron Man #290
  • Modular Armor (Mark XI) –  Iron Man #300
  • Post-Heroes Reborn Renaissance Armor – Iron Man Volume 3 #1
  • Model 29
  • Extremis Armor– Iron Man Vol 4 #5
  • Bleeding Edge – Invincible Iron Man #25
    • Iron Destroyer – Fear Itself #7
  • Black Armor – Invincible Iron Man #517
  • Model 40 & 41 – 
  • Black & Gold – Iron Man Volume 5 #1
  • Endo-Sym – Superior Iron Man #1
  • Model Prime – Invincible Iron Man vol 2 #1
  • Speciality Armors
    • Stealth
    • Space
    • RESCUE
  • Buster Armors
    • Hulkbuster
    • Thorbuster
    • Phoenixbuster
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Kriss and Dpalm are back right before the release of Avengers Endgame with the second part of their Iron Man deep dive. This is where the character of Tony Stark really gets interesting. Starting with Iron Man Volume 3, the character of Tony Stark had some big changes. Most of this could be due to the fact that the character would soon be the launching point for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first change comes in Volume 3 with Tony coming clean to the public that Iron Man isn’t piloted by an employee but by Tony Stark himself. This finally merges the characters of Tony and Iron Man into a singular point. Stories around the character evolve from a villain just wanting Tony’s company to villains wanting Tony himself because Tony is the technology. Tony begins to meld more and more with machine and with that bring into question his decision making and whether he can be trusted to do the right thing. And his battles with alcohol continue.

Make sure you subscribe to the Character Corner so you get the bonus episode we do on the armors of Tony Stark. Also…our next set of Character Corners will be: The Chris Claremont X-Men Run! Buckle up folks…you’re in for a ride

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To celebrate the release of Endgame this month we’re diving into the character that launched the MCU: Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Tony Stark is an interesting character for Marvel. On face value he might seem like Marvel’s attempt to duplicate Bruce Wayne. A rich playboy during the day who fights crime at night. The difference is, Tony Stark is the more interesting identity between Tony & Iron Man. A lot of early Iron Man villains are really Tony Stark villains who cross paths with Iron Man because Tony hides his true identity as Iron Man by claiming the Armored Avenger is just his body guard. It’s what makes early Iron Man issues very interesting in seeing Tony struggle with the dual identities and wanting to just be Tony Stark. For this episode we cover the early days of Tony Stark/Iron Man, Tony’s struggles with alcohol & Rhodey taking over, Armor Wars, the birth of the War Machine Armor and the unfortunate crossover The Crossing/Onslaught and Heroes Reborn. Just kidding…we don’t cover Heroes Reborn cause it’s garbage. 

Next episode we’ll pick up with Iron Man Volume 3 and the more modern takes on Iron Man. And after Endgame, we’ll do a bonus episode where we’ll go back and discuss the more memorable armors of Iron Man.

Issues:

  • Tales of Suspense
    • Iron Man Epic Collection: The Golden Avenger (Collects Tales of Suspense #39 – 72)
    • Tales of Suspense #39 – First Appearance of Tony Stark/Iron Man
    • Tales of Suspense #45 – First Appearance of Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts
    • Tales of Suspense #50 – First Appearance of The Mandarin
    • Tales of Suspense #59 – First Appearance of Edwin Jarvis
  • Avengers #1
  • Iron Man Solo Book
    • Issues #17 – 23 – Beginning of the End
    • Issue #55 – First Appearance of Thanos
    • Demon in a Bottle
      • Iron Man Vol 1 #120 – 128
    • Issues #149 & 150 –Doomquest. Iron Man and Doctor Doom go back in time to the days of King Arthur (We cover it in more detail in our Doctor Doom episode)
    • Denny O’Neil Run of Iron Man – Issues 160 – 200
      •  Iron Man Epic Collection: The Enemy Within (Collects 158- 177 & Annual #5)
      • Iron Man Epic Collection: Duel of Iron (Collects #178 – 195, Annual #6-7)
      • Issue #163 – First appearance of Obadiah Stane
      • Issue #167 – Tony relapses into alcoholism
      • Issues #169 – 170 – Rhodey takes over as Iron Man
      • Issues #191 – 192 – The uncalibrated Iron Man armor makes Rhodes go crazy and Tony has to stop him
      • Issues #199 – 200 – Tony puts on the Silver Centurion Iron Man armor and defeats Stane
    • Armor War 1
    • Issues #242 – Tony shot and paralyzed by Kathy Dane
    • Armor Wars 2
      • Issues #258 – 265
    • The Dragon Seed Saga
      • Issues #272 – 275 – The Mandarin, Fin Fang Foom, Dragons…yeah
  • West Coast Avengers
    • Issue 1 – Iron Man (Rhodey) becomes charter member. Happens between  170 – 190 of the Iron Man solo
  • Avengers The Crossing
  • Onslaught
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Sorry for the delay folks but we’re finally back to wrap up *checks notes* Captain Marvel Part 3? Or is this Shazam? Yeah we waste no time in this episode addressing the elephant in the room: What the heck do we call this character? Kriss & Dpalm have varying opinions but one thing that is agreed upon is that this is all DC’s fault. They destroyed Fawcett because the “Superman Clone” was more popular than Superman, then tried to resurrect the character 20 years later after the name had already been registered by Marvel. So we’re covering the ups and downs of the “Original Captain Marvel”. We cover the Whiz Comics years, the DC relaunch, Roy Thomas’ interesting yet unfinished attempt at the character, Jerry Ordway’s Power of Shazam and the struggle of DC trying to figure out what to do with the character that once outsold Superman

Also…one of you asked for this so Dpalm also does a quick explanation of Marvelman. Just know it involves Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison. Buckle in folks. You’re in for a ride.

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Early Fawcett Years:

  • Whiz Comics #2 – First appearance of Billy Batson/Captain Marvel, Shazam (the Wizard) and Dr. Sivana
  • Captain Marvel Adventures #18 – First Appearance of Mary Bromfield/Batson
  • Whiz Comics #25 – First Appearance of Freddy Freeman
  • Master Comics #21 – First Appearance of Captain Nazi
  • Captain Marvel Adventures #26 – First Appearance of Mister Mind
  • The Marvel Family #1 – First Appearance of Black Adam
  • Shazam! A Celebration of 75 Years – Contains more than the Fawcett comics but is a good catch-all
  • The Shazam!  Archives
  • The Shazam! Family Archives

The DC Relaunch

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We’re back to wrap up our two-part Captain Marvel series with two of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe: Monica Rambeau and Carol Danvers. These are not only some of the most power female characters in the Marvel stable but two of the most powerful characters ever. We start first with Monica Rambeau, the first black female character to become a member of the Avengers. While Monica has never really had her own on-going solo series, she played a significant role on the Avengers in the 80’s (even becoming Chairwoman of the group). Then we move onto the life of Carol Danvers. With the launch of Ms. Marvel in 1977, Carol not only gets super powers  but becomes Marvel’s feminist icon answer to DC’s Wonder Woman. Unfortunately an extremely poor decision to have Carol raped (even though the book is written as if she’s not) really sets the character back. Chris Claremont takes Carol back and brings her into his X-Men book which starts Carol on her long, slow return to prominence and eventually taking the tile of Captain Marvel.

Coming next month, the original Captain Marvel from Fawcett/DC: Shazam!

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Monica Rambeau

Carol Danvers

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Carol Danvers makes her live action debut as Captain Marvel next month. To prepare, Kriss and Dpalm are tackling the mantle of Captain Marvel. We’re focusing on the three main characters to hold the title in the Marvel Universe (We’ll be covering Fawcett/DC’s Captain Marvel/Shazam next month): Mar-vell, Monica Rambeau and Carol Danvers. 

But even before that, we start with a little bit of a crash course in the background of the Kree & the Skrull since they’re not only playing a heavy role in the upcoming movie but are integral in the backgrounds of Mar-Vell and Carol. Then we focus on the life, death and legacy of Mar-Vell. His death due to cancer is probably the most impactful death and the one that will never be undone. 

Episode 2 we’ll do a deep dive into Monica and Carol so make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it. 

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Kriss and Dpalm are back for the second part of their break down of the history of comic books. This episode we’re tackling the Bronze Age and the Modern Age. Now the Bronze Age goes from approximately 1970 to 1985 and the Modern Age is from 1985 to the present. We think the Modern Age as it’s officially broken out is a bit long and could technically be broken out into two more ages. We discuss key moments & books of the Bronze Age, the formation of Image Comics, the comic speculator market bubble bursting, how comics recovered and much more. These time periods in comics are personal to us because these are the conics and moments we grew up with.

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Like the last episode Kriss used two audible books for sources (both are also available on Kindle or Paperback):

Superheroes! Capes, Cowls and the Creation of Comic Book Culture

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

  • Bronze Age (1970 – 1985)
  • Amazing Spider-Man The Green Goblin Lives publishes without the Comic Code Authority Seal
  • Relaxing of the Comic Code Authority Rules
  • Green Lanten/Green Arrow #85-86 Snow Birds Don’t Fly story arc
  • Marvel Overtakes DC Market Share
  • The Death of Gwen Stacy
  • X-Men Giant Size #1 and the explosion of the X-Men
  • Superman The Movie and the fight for creator credits
  • Secret Wars 
  • The debate over Crisis on Infinite Earths
  • Modern Age (1985 – present)
  • Where we break the Modern Age up and why
  • The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen
  • DC and Marvel Imprints
  • Image Comics is created
  • The speculator market and the crash of Comic Books
    • The Death of Superman
  • Marvel files for Bankruptcy
  • The rebound
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%CODE1% Dpalm is joined once again by James Roberts, author of IDW's critically acclaimed Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye comic series. On the heels of smashing final issue, Mr. Roberts is on hand to talk about working with editors and corporate, talk about introducing a brand new cast for fans to love, and walks us through all of Season 2. We even get a sneak peek of what lies ahead as Roberts previews the (presumed )return of Rodimus and crew to our comic shelves in Lost Light 1, available everywhere in December. Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site Contact Us: MTrailerReviews@MovieTrailerReviews.Net Check us out on Youtube Twitter – @Dpalm66& @MTrailerReviews
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%CODE1% We end our 3 part Rogue War Character Corner special with the only group of villains to actually be Rogues (well at least part of them). They might have silly costumes and silly names but when you realize that these villains go up against the Fastest Man Alive and routinely give him hell, you realize just how powerful and dangerous Flash's rogues are. Dpalm and Kriss make the case that not only are the Rogues of Barry Allen and Wally West underrated, but that this is actually the best Rogues Gallery in comic books. Bold statement but we have plenty of evidence to back it up. So give this show a listen. The Minor Players Murmur Girder Rainbow Raider Turtle Peek-a-Boo Magenta Blacksmith The Rogue “Affiliates" Doctor Alchemy Gorilla Grodd Flash Vol. 2 #178 Flash Vol.2 #192 - 194 Flash Vol.2 #210 - 211 Gorilla Warfare Abra Kadabra The Rogues Pied Piper Trickster/Jesse James Captain Boomerang/Digger Harkness Mirror Master/Sam Scudder Legacy Rogues Trickster/Axel Walker Captain Boomerang/Owen Harkness Mirror Master/Evan McCulloch Flash Vol. 2 #212 Weather Wizard Heatwave The Top Flash Vol. 1 #243 - First "death" Golden Glider Captain Cold The Flash Vol. 2 #182 The Speedsters Inertia/Kid Zoom/Thaddeus Thawne Savitar Flash Vol. 2 #108 - 111 Black Flash/Black Racer The Rival Professor Zoom/Hunter Zolomon Flash: Blitz Reverse Flash/Eobard Thawne The Death of Iris West Allen The Return of Barry Allen Runs Flash: Wonderland - Flash Vol. 2 #164-169 Flash: Rogues - Flash Vol. 2 #177-182 Flash Vol. 2 #19 - A Meeting of Rogues Final Crisis: Rogue's Revenge Flash: Rogue War - Vol. 2 #220 - 225 Flash: Rogues Revolution - Vol. 3 0, 9-12, Annual 1 Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site Contact Us: MTrailerReviews@MovieTrailerReviews.Net Check us out on Youtube Twitter – @InsanityReport & @MTrailerReviews
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%CODE1% So here it is. Part One of our Rogue War Character Corners. First up, we talk about Batman's classic gallery of rogues. And when I say "talk" I really mean that. We put together 2 1/2 hours worth of discussion on the villains that oppose the Bat and even then we had to limit it to the most well known of the villains (Sorry, no Kite Man). We tried to break them out into categories to keep the flow going. Also, unlike previous Character Corners where we have a fairly linear list of comic book runs, I just listed out most of the books we discussed since there's a lot of jumping around. Also the links to the issues go to Amazon where you can buy the Comixology digital copies. Mobsters Carmine Falcone Sal Maroni Penguin Two-Face Stone Cold Killers Victor Zsasz Deadshot Monsters Killer Croc Clayface (Basil Karlo) Solomon Gundy Mr. Freeze Psychological villains  Hugo Strange Scarecrow Femme Fatales  Poison Ivy Catwoman Harley Quinn Strategists Hush Riddler Bane Ra’s Al Ghul The Joker Key Issues: The Long Halloween Dark Victory Hush Birth of the Demon Tower of Babel Batman: Prey Batman and the Monster Men Batman Annual #1 Gotham City Sirens Batman Vol 5 Zero Year - Dark City Vengeance of Bane/Bane of the Demon Knightfall Death in the Family The Killing Joke Death of the Family End Game Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site Contact Us: MTrailerReviews@MTRNetwork.Net Check us out on Youtube Twitter – @InsanityReport , @Dpalm66 & @TheMTRNetwork
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