Marveling at Marvel's Marvels

Marveling at Marvel's Marvels

Every other week, Allen, Josef, and Jonathan discuss a comic book character, team, event, or movie. Jonathan, a lifelong Marvel fan, presents the subject. Josef, a lifelong comic hater, calls bull. And Allen, level headed voice of reason, mediates the mess. Full of fun, humor, and and heart with a frequently lefty slant.... Show More

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October 14, 2020 68 min

Join us for a detailed discussion of the recent comic series' that redefined the X-Men: House of X and Powers of X. Spoilers abound, so you may wish to listen after you've read the comics. Or not- Josef didn't & it had no impact on his enjoyment.

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September 30, 2020 66 min

It's been a few years since we talked about Laura Kinney, AKA X-23, AKA the other Wolverine. To present this awesome character, we've brought in a very special guest, long-time friend of the show, Erica!

You may want to revisit episode 75 (our original X-23 episode) for a refresher before diving into this one. Or not: we had to give Josef a refresher, too.

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September 16, 2020 56 min

For this moderator-less episode, Jon & Josef talk about the strange history of the Bloodstone! We cover the gem itself and its two most famous bearers: world renowned monster hunters Ulysses and Elsa Bloodstone!

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September 2, 2020 77 min

We finally go North of the border to discuss Canada's national superhero team, Alpha Flight! In this episode we'll introduce the core members of the team, their powers, and their beef with Wolverine.

For our first episode without Allen, we welcome a very special guest, Alyssa from Real Chills podcast! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/real-chills/id1458646903

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It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell to Allen, everyone's favorite moderator. We dedicate this episode to sending him off with the class and high level discourse you've come to expect from us. 

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August 5, 2020 74 min

On this all-new episode, we present Marvel's favorite freelance mechanoid peace-keeper, Death's Head! Never heard of him? Well, we can fix that! We dig deep into his origins, his cross-cultural guest appearances, and the history of Marvel UK!

Apologies up front: I (Jon) managed to royally screw up and used the wrong mic to record my part of the episode. As a result, I sound real rough and bring a lot of background noise (I ...

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July 22, 2020 59 min

You know him, you love to hate him: it's Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime! We talk about his supervillain origins, his best enemies, and his most villainous schemes! 

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In this episode we discuss Truth: Red, White, and Black, the landmark 2003 comic by Robert Morales and Kyle Baker. The series presents the story of African-American soldiers experimented on by the American government during WWII in an effort to make a new super-soldier serum. Be warned: it's a dark, sad tale mirroring actual historic events. 

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June 24, 2020 64 min

For this special episode, we all read Chelsea Cain's 2016 Mockingbird series! Join us as discuss and share our thoughts on this series. Needless to say, there will be spoilers- if you haven't read it already, we recommend doing so before listening.

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June 10, 2020 90 min

In 2001, Peter Milligan and Mike Allred turned X-Force into a one of the strangest teams in comic history with a comic so graphic it drove Marvel out of the Comics Code Authority. This group eventually became X-Statix, one of Jon's all-time favorite team comics and he's thrilled to share them with you!

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May 27, 2020 90 min

Welcome back for another episode from quarantine! We talk about Dr. Barbara Morse, also known as Bobbi, Mockingbird, Huntress, and the only woman willing to marry Hawkeye. We talk about her long history and recent controversies- you won't want to miss this extra long episode!

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May 13, 2020 73 min

This week we finally present a character we've been promising for 100 episodes: Jubilee! We'll talk about the utility of fireworks in combat, mall living, and Wolverine's predilection for teen sidekicks. It's a fun time!

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April 29, 2020 72 min

From the depths of Hell, we bring you Marvel's lord of darkness, Mephisto! We're all over the place this week, discussing the devil, quarantine, and the new New Warriors- join us for some socially distant fun!

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April 15, 2020 59 min

For a bit of a palate cleanser, we bring you Ghost Rider, the classic (?) 2007 Marvel movie starring the incomparable Nicolas Cage. Spoiler alert: we had a lot more fun talking about the movie than watching it.

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April 1, 2020 70 min

Quarantine got you down? We've got the cure, with one of the most notorious event's in comic history: Marvel's Spider-Man Clone Saga! We try to make a little sense of the madness, but more importantly we have some fun with the chaos. 

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March 18, 2020 50 min

It's one of Marvel's greatest supporting characters, Jarvis! Join us as we discuss the butler to the Avengers, Coronavirus precautions. and good toiletry habits.

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March 4, 2020 51 min

Who do super heroes call when they need help? Damage Control! We’ll explain how a limited series became integral to the fabric of the Marvel Universe! And we talk about meat. A LOT.

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February 19, 2020 51 min

Want to know what happens when a burglar throws a crowbar at Loki?  Well, have we got the episode for you- the Wrecking Crew! This episode is a blast, just take my word & listen!

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February 5, 2020 63 min

We'll forgive you for not knowing this character, but after listening to the episode, we don't think you'll forget Fantomex! We dive deep into the man with three brains and maybe confuse the hell out of you along the way... 

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January 22, 2020 57 min

We put out the call and our listeners answered! This week we bring characters suggested by the Marvelers out there: some real, some they created. Can Josef tell the difference?

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