Our Annual extravaganza must once more come to a close, as we finish the second half of the Mark Millar epic, Ultimates 2. Does it fly off the rails as hard as Ultimates 1, which we covered last year? Listen to find out! And make sure you listen to part one first!
On this episode, we get INTO it. The four hosts choose some interesting lines in the sand on if the Avengers movie improved on Millar’s work or, god forbid, took away from it? Ryan think anything less than 10 issues is too subtle and rushed. Sly has some shocking reveals on his opinions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phil discusses the nuances of mental health awareness, through the lens of a teenaged edgelord. And Darryl might be the only one left with any sense on what constitutes a good book anymore.
In this episode, the gang continues what they started and read Mark Millar’s Ultimates 2. The Millarfication of the Marvel Universe continues! This is the one that everyone seems to love, but will the gang agree with the general consensus? It’s a Mark Millar book so probably not. But tune in anyway to find out!
This is actually our second take at this episode because we actually did lose our original audio despite our claims to the contrary in the emergency MCU episode. So in this episode, gasp as Ryan’s lie is revealed, laugh as Sly gets his kneecaps broken, cry as Phil gives his heartfelt apologies, and snore as Darryl recalls the points he made during our original take.
On this very special episode, technical difficulties pushed our Annual Extravaganza back two weeks and Ryan, Sly, and Darryl get together to talk about the MCU. What makes it a success, what we’re worried about for the future, how excited we are for Captain Marvel and much more!
We finally finish talking about Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Marvel Comics in general as we wrap up this long trek through comic history with Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel. And we end it on a high note.
In this episode, we all praise G. Willow Wilson and her success at an editorially mandated Marvel character, Kamala Khan. Ryan is the loremaster this time around because Sly is just too hyped about the next Edgelord August. Phil was just a big smily face emoticon while reading this and Darryl has finally gotten over his ex, Carol Danvers.
We’re ALMOST done talking about Captain Marvel! This is the last Carol Danvers episode! We made it! We cover her arc during Civil War and AvX! Carol Danvers separates kids from their moms over politics and then makes out with Captain Marvel as part of her initiation to take up the mantle!
On this episode, we finish up Carol’s saga. We only have ONE more Marvel-ous episode left, we promise! Sly dumps a bunch of lore. Darryl gets a warboard. Phil still kinda likes Civil War. Ryan is still talking about Civil War tie ins.
We’re back to talk about CAPTAIN MARVEL. Or at least the current one, Carol Danvers. But before she was Captain Marvel. When she was Ms. Marvel. And Binary. And Warbird. You know, Carol Danvers!
Listen to our first three Captain Marvel episodes here
In this episode, we finally cover one of our most requested comics, *shudders* Avengers 200! We also cover some of Ms. Marvel’s history with Rogue and with alcoholism! Phil learns about White Holes, Darryl stands in awe of Avengers #200, Ryan is more like Beast than he realizes, and Sly is gonna get himself both an alien empress AND a clone body.
And Darryl told me to tell you he’s sorry that he accidentally recorded in a bathtub.
Yesterday was Christmas, but now it’s time to look towards the future. I mean, let’s live in the past! As part of our annual Back Issues tradition, we make Phil and Darryl read a book we covered in our FIRST EPISODE EVER. Marvel’s Civil War! By our nothing-but-problematic-fave Mark Millar! We actually liked it a lot two years ago, but does it hold up to our comic newbie hosts?
We also pick our favorites and least favorite books we covered in 2018 and hoo boy, for four boys with no honor, we sure have a lot of honorable mentions.
In this episode, Sly wants to regulate the Speed Boys of the world, Phil prefers the Millar Universe to the Marvel one, Ryan is proud of Phil for the first time in his life, and Darryl is the only one saddened by the mindless slaughter of Z-list villains.
Sorry, y’all. We’re packing it up. Oops has reached the end of a two year road. And at the end of that road, like all roads, is darkness and nothingness. But the adjacent road is our comic book podcast, Divisive Issues, and that road’s still going on and on and on. That’s not going anywhere. And our facebook group and discord are sticking around, too. Bye, everybody. Forever and always, our viewers you’ll be.
Happy holidays and Merry Christmas! Santa galore here at DI HQ! We celebrated by showcasing some of our favorite Christmas comics from Marvel and DC. Some of our meaning some hosts, the actual opinions seem to vary wildly. We hope you and your family get along better than we do.
On this episode, we cover a myriad of issues. Like the time Dr. Doom was Santa! And the time The Punisher was Santa! Or the time Batman was Santa! Or when a homeless guy was Santa (and hung out with Starman). Also: Superman prevents a holiday suicide and Thanos visits dolphins with baby dolly. Sly has another Freudian slip. Darryl learns the true meaning of bravery. Ryan tries to add in some Christmas spirit. And Phil gets yelled at. A lot.
It’s almost the end of the year! Finally! But before we can get there, let’s take a look back on some things that happened throughout the year, some you’ve heard before, some you (maybe?) haven’t, and some you’ve forgotten! Topics range from Trump, to international scuffles, to local rulings, to… (sigh) Dark Futurology.
In this episode, Phil wants a lawyer dog, Sly loves his viewers, Ryan spoils The Prestige, and Darryl doesn’t want Mark Zuckerberg to be his boyfriend.