It’s time! Our podcast is ending, and so is Marvel’s Ultimate universe! Jeff Loeb’s contentious ULTIMATUM serves as the Final Destination of our comic book critique, and we have a loooot of things to say about it—almost two hours of material! For this crossover event we pull our original host Joe out of the Speed Force to help us analyze this wacky, wacky story.
Thank you very much for supporting Divisive Issues all these years—we hope you’ve enjoyed listening to us as much as we’ve enjoyed stubbornly arguing with one another! Stay in continuity!
Like Kraven, we’ve gotten old! And also like Kraven, we’ve got Spider-Man on the brain! Come join us as we read one of the best Spider-Man yarns ever spun: J.M. DeMatteis’s “Kraven’s Last Hunt”! And stay tuned to the end for a discussion on the fate of our Spectacular Podcast.
Flashuary continues! Under the tutelage of Jay Garrick, Wally West is now the current Flash—but not for long! A familiar face shows up at his doorstep and flips his world upside-down! In order to overcome this new adversary, Wally West will have to confront the legacy of Barry Allen—and surpass it!
Welcome to Flashuary, fellow Flash Museumgoers! This month our host Ryan is taking the boys through a curated list of some of the most infamous Flash stories, starting with Barry Allen v. Eobard Thawne AKA Professor Zoom (as well as an extended discussion over the trial of Barry Allen)! There’s drug rings, time travel, a wedding, and DEATH BY VIBRATOR, so don’t miss it!
Who shot JFK? It’s one of the enduring questions that America has never found a satisfying answer to. And it’s also… a question that pops up a lot in the Vertigo reboot of an old Steve Ditko character, Shade the Changing Man! Come on a wild ride with us as we hop into a serial killer’s body and explore the madness that is the American Scream!
Superman has gone rogue! Or… not-Superman has gone rogue and it’s up to the not-Justice League to stop him! Darryl, Phil, and Sly take a trip through the first eight issues of Mark Waid’s Irredeemable, and emerge out the other end… feeling bad for a genocidal killer? Best to listen to the podcast and not take that statement out of context!
Darryl can’t let go of his “-Man” suffix, Phil is the only person that knows the difference between Scylla and Charybdis, and Sly could do without all the sexual deviancy (that isn’t cucking.)
It’s the end of the year, which means we’ve compiled our favorites and least favorites of 2019! It was a pretty packed year, so things might shake out differently than you’d expect! Not only that, but Phil and Darryl dive into Superman: Grounded, and walk away from that long walk feeling pretty good.
Ho ho ho-ly cow! It’s been another year which means it’s time for another Christmas-themed podcast! This time the Divisive Issues crew will be diving into the X-Men animated series as well as X-Men Evolution. Gather ’round the fire and let us regale you with tales of scorpions, alien girls, and flying angels…
Ryan becomes the defender of the downtrodden sewer folk, Darryl keeps thinking the leader of the Morlocks is a greek nymph, Sly evolves his opinion on x-mas specials, and Phil believes in angels.
This is it! Ichigo must race to the soul palace to save the Soul King! Or… does he have to? Does it matter? Does any of this matter? The DI crew is losing their minds trying to process what is happening at the very end of Bleach, bringing us to perhaps the most daunting question of all: Would we recommend Bleach?
Darryl pronounces omniscience as “am-nish-sense” like a paulo stulti, Phil’s favorite fight ends on a whimper, Sly has had his fill of “BAN-KAI!” hype moments, and Ryan now knows the meaning of TRUE despair.
NaNoWriMo is close to wrapping up for the Steffens, and things are looking a little dire! Ian and Liz have slowed to a deathly crawl while Darryl keeps trucking along, trying his best to somehow wrap up his novel in a week! Will he manage to finish in time? And more importantly, will YOU manage to understand what he’s saying about his book?
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