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.
Our Captain Marvel bonanza continues! Legacy’s all grown up now and he’s the new Captain! After his dad came to Earth and died, he came to Earth himself. But what happened next? Did he do his dad’s legacy proud? Spoilers, not exactly… Legacyvember continues HERE!
On this episode, we talk about the first arc of Peter David’s second run on the fifth volume of Captain Marvel. You know, the one that stars the fourth Marv? Or was it fifth? Maybe third? I can’t keep track anymore. Phil finally learns to appreciate quips. Darryl really wants God to just randomly mess everyone up. Ryan finds out how Darryl really feels about him. And Sly has the father of all Freudian Slips.
After doing our regularly scheduled Holiday and New Year’s Episodes, we’ll be back in January to pick up where we left off with Captain Marvel! Is it FINALLY time to learn more about Carol Danvers? If they’re making a movie, she must be the most accessible and streamlined version of Captain Marvel? Well… tune in next year to find out!
On this episode, we cover some more people trying to take live up to Captain Marvel! Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Gennis-Vell! Sly defends sexism and Spider-Man. Ryan defends 90s writers. Phil defends X-Treme characters. Darryl offends us all.
We’re going to spend the next month tackling one of the most convoluted and messy names in comics! Not Shazam, not Marvelman, but the one (of seven), the ONLY (of seven), CAPTAIN MARVEL! This episode focuses on the Kree warrior, Captain Mar-Vell! What a very different and original name! From his first appearance, through the little boy big boy revamp, all the way to the obviously named Death Of Captain Marvel!
On this episode, Sly attempts to summarize the history of the name Captain Marvel, both in universe and in lawsuits. Phil gets real personal when it comes to his own INEVITABLE death. Darryl strikes some bizarre and wide eyed poses. And Ryan’s got a bit of a cold, so he’s bringing his nasaliest A-game for you.
We cover Steve Ditko (and Stan Lee’s) classic Dr. Strange run, primarily the 12 part epic that ran from Strange Tales 130-141! Ditko may have recently passed, but he remains one of our most beloved creators, even if he was a Randian Objectivist!
On this episode, we get trippy to delve into what makes Dr. Strange one of Sly’s all time favorite comic books. Darryl channels his inner Toad, but which one? Phil reveals more ways he bullied Sly when they were in 8th grade. And Ryan argues minutiae.
Ryan forgot to mention it on the episode, but he and Sly were just on They See Me Rollin’, a wonderful actual play podcast and we had a LOT of fun playing a one shot in Fiasco!
On this episode, Darryl takes the main role and EXPLAINS LORE, which is truly the most Unthinkable part. Sly can’t tell the difference between Mark Waid and another Divisive Issues favorite writer. Phil yearns for a weapon that makes him more like Sly. Ryan really wants to marry Mark Waid, and we’re not even talking about his favorite run yet.