Episode 34: X-Men 2099 #1

We’ve put it off long enough. It’s time for host Nathaniel Wayne to take a look at one of the most 90s things to come out of Marvel: the 2099 line. An excuse to get even more outlandish than the company was already doing with far future versions of established characters (and also something called “Ravage” for some reason.) We kick it off with a glimpse at what’s changed for mutantkind in the future… spoiler, it’s not very much.

Listen to Episode 34: X-Men 2099 #1.

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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 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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Check out more from Professor Alan by taking heading over to Relatively Geeky or Dorkness to Light.

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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.

You can subscribe to the Council of Geeks Podcast, home of 90s Comics Retrial on iTunes or on Stitcher.

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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.

You can subscribe to the Council of Geeks Podcast, home of 90s Comics Retrial on iTunes or on Stitcher.

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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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