Episode 32: Spawn #8

Time for that dark knight of the streets: Spawn (what, you thought I’d be referring to somebody else?) For this tour of the Spawn version of Hell, written by the legendary Alan Moore, I thought I’d bring my own Alan to help unpack this: Professor Alan Middleton. Join us on this journey into damnation.

Listen to Episode 32: Spawn #8.

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And I do have a few page samples this time, scripted by Alan Moore with art by Todd McFarlane.

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Strangling a child in her sleep: our POV character, ladies and gentlemen. Ain’t he relatable?

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Don’t ask how that demon fit in that skin. Those kinds of questions aren’t EXTREME.

 

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Spawn had to be put on a rather extensive workout plan before he was allowed to go to the earthly plane.

 

Finally, a reminder that the podcast theme song is by Erica Dreisbach, and you can find more of her work at her website right here.

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Episode 31: Spectacular Spider-Man #197

For the podcast’s first foray into the Spider-Man of the Spectacular variety, host Nathaniel Wayne takes a look at this issue which saw the pairing of Spidey with a classic team of X-Men characters to take on… well we won’t say who. We’ll let it be a surprise. As in, we’ll be surprised if you’ve ever heard of this guy.

Listen to Episode 31: Spectacular Spider-Man #197.

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Finally, a reminder that the podcast theme song is by Erica Dreisbach, and you can find more of her work at her website right here.

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Episode 30: Morbius #1

Marvel didn’t just come up with insane new characters for the 90s, they also tapped into their stable of older characters and gave them EXTREME makeovers. This included the “Living Vampire” (which, to be clear, differs in no practical way from a garden variety vampire) known as Morbius. Host Nathaniel Wayne brings in Ryan Daly to see if this blood sucker should be allowed to live another night or needs to be staked and left out in the sun.

Listen to Episode 30: Morbius #1.

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You can find one of Ryan’s many podcasts here: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/show/midnight-the-podcasting-hour-2/

Finally, a reminder that the podcast theme song is by Erica Dreisbach, and you can find more of her work at her website right here.

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Episode 29: X-Men Adventures #6-8

Comic books based off of popular cartoons aren’t exactly the strangest thing in the world, not even in the 90s. However a surge in comics related Saturday morning cartoons led to the curious phenomenon of comic books based off of cartoons based off of comics. Host Nathaniel Wayne looks at three such cases with X-Men Adventures #6-8

Listen to Episode 29: X-Men Adventures #6-8.

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Finally, a reminder that the podcast theme song is by Erica Driesbach,and you can find more of her work at her website right here.

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Episode 28: Shaman’s Tears #1

Here we go with Image Comics again. Their promise of creator freedom lured in all kinds, including writer/artist Mike Grell. His contribution was the series Shaman’s Tears. Host Nathaniel Wayne only has this first issue, so let’s hope it starts strong because this is the only shot it has!

Listen to Episode 28: Shaman’s Tears #1.

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And I’ll add one interior look from writer/artist Mike Grell so that you can know what the costume I talk about looks like.

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I’m not sure about this new exercise routine.

Finally, a reminder that the podcast theme song is by Erica Driesbach,and you can find more of her work at her website right here.

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Episode 27: The Amazing Spider-Man #366

Back when host Nathaniel Wayne covered issue #365 in episode 19, that ended with the surprise reveal that Spidey’s long dead parents are in fact alive. Time to find out how that happened and what mysterious villain is involved! Oh wait, he’s right there on the cover. Twice in fact. Nevermind, we can go home everybody!

Listen to Episode 27: The Amazing Spider-Man #366.

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Finally, a reminder that the podcast theme song is by Erica Driesbach,and you can find more of her work at her website right here.

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Episode 26: Fantastic Four Unlimited #1

There are only two issues of Fantastic Four on the docket for this podcast. But with it being an oversized issue like this, host Nathaniel Wayne had to bring in one half of the Fantasticast. Andrew Leyland comes in to help take a look at what happens when Marvel’s First Family goes EXTREME.

Listen to Episode 26: Fantastic Four Unlimited #1.

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Ok so this doesn’t work, but the interior art is a different art team, so maybe it gets better.

And now for some interior pages from the comic written by Roy Thomas and with art by Herb Trimpe.

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Ok, so this isn’t off to a good start on the inside either.

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Notice the guy behind Black Panther and to the right. This has got to be his first day on the job.

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I don’t even have words at this point.

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“Somebody call 911, the boss had a stroke!”

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I can’t figure out what’s worse, Mr. Fantastic carrying that gun, or whatever’s happened to his head.

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How about we pallet cleanse with an actual good piece of art, by Dave Hoover.

Finally, a reminder that the podcast theme song is by Erica Driesbach,and you can find more of her work at her website right here.

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