Classic Comics Forum Podcast
Classic Comics Forum Podcast #28: Avengers #211-230 - The Fall of Yellowjacket part 2

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #28: Avengers #211-230 - The Fall of Yellowjacket part 2

September 15, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by Icctrombone for the second part of a three part discussion of the classic — or infamous, depending on your point of view — Fall of Yellowjacket storyline from Avengers #211-230.

In the first installment, Icctrombone and I discussed the long history of Hank Pym, as well as the first three issues of the storyline, #211-213, including the infamous Trial of Yellowjacket issue, which still haunts the character and company to this day.

In this second installment, we continue discussing issue #213 before moving on to cover issues #214-220. 

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Classic Comics Forum Podcast #27: Avengers #211-230 - The Fall of Yellowjacket part 1

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #27: Avengers #211-230 - The Fall of Yellowjacket part 1

August 15, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by Icctrombone for the first part of a three part discussion of the classic — or infamous, depending on your point of view — Fall of Yellowjacket storyline from Avengers #211-230.

In this first installment, Icctrombone and I discuss the long history of Hank Pym, as well as the first three issues of the storyline, #211-213, including the infamous Trial of Yellowjacket issue, which still haunts the character and company to this day.

This episodes begins with an interview where we learn about Icctrombone's collecting tastes and history, and then the discussion of this storyline begins at the 13:24 mark. 

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Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us episode 1 - guest starring Shaxper

Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us episode 1 - guest starring Shaxper

August 1, 2020

Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us invites comic book fans to recount their own personal reading and collecting origin stories by discussing the ten individual comic books that affected their journey the most.

 

In this first episode, I'm joined by Classic Comics Forum found Shaxper to hear his Origin Story!

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #26: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 6

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #26: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 6

July 15, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by The Confessor for the sixth part of our epic deep dive into the original classic Marvel Comics run of Star Wars, which ran for 107 issues plus annuals beginning in 1977. Along the way, we have also discussed exclusive supplemental stories published in Pizzazz, and in Marvel's UK Star Wars weekly comic.

In this sixth and final installment, Confessor and I discuss issues #95-107, featuring the slow car crash that was the end of the Jo Duffy run and the end of the Marvel Star Wars series, as interference from LucasFilm and one very misguided editorial decision regarding a fill-in issue led to an abrupt and bizarre end to the run.

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Classic Comics Forum Podcast #25: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 5

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #25: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 5

June 15, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by The Confessor for the fifth part of our epic deep dive into the original classic Marvel Comics run of Star Wars, which ran for 107 issues plus annuals beginning in 1977. Along the way, we will also be discussing exclusive supplemental stories published in Pizzazz, and in Marvel's UK Star Wars weekly comic.

In this fifth episode, Confessor and I discuss Annual #3, The Return of the Jedi mini series #1-4, and issues #81-94 of the main series, featuring Jo Duffy's take on what happened after the end of the original trilogy — and how her bold ideas were messed up by strict editorial interference from LucasFilm.

Plus, Confessor delivers his impassioned defense of Ewoks! "When people say that they don't like the Ewoks or think they're rubbish, I just think, 'I'm not sure you've really understood Star Wars.'"

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Classic Comics Forum Podcast #24: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 4

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #24: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 4

May 15, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by The Confessor for the fourth part of our epic deep dive into the original classic Marvel Comics run of Star Wars, which ran for 107 issues plus annuals beginning in 1977. Along the way, we will also be discussing exclusive supplemental stories published in Pizzazz, and in Marvel's UK Star Wars weekly comic.

In this fourth episode, Confessor and I discuss Annual #2, the Marvel UK stories by Alan Moore and others, and issues #64-80 of the main series, including the transition from David Michelinie to Jo Duffy as writer and the setup for Return of the Jedi.

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Classic Comics Forum Podcast #23: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 3

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #23: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 3

April 13, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by The Confessor for the third part of our epic deep dive into the original classic Marvel Comics run of Star Wars, which ran for 107 issues plus annuals beginning in 1977. Along the way, we will also be discussing exclusive supplemental stories published in Pizzazz, and in Marvel's UK Star Wars weekly comic.

In this third episode, Confessor and I discuss issues #39-63, including the adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back, the end of the Archie Goodwin and Carmine Infantino era, and the beginning of the David Michelinie and Walt Simonson run.

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Classic Comics Forum Podcast #22: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 2

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #22: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 2

April 8, 2019

In this episode, I'm joined by The Confessor for the second part of our epic deep dive into the original classic Marvel Comics run of Star Wars, which ran for 107 issues plus annuals beginning in 1977. Along the way, we will also be discussing exclusive supplemental stories published in Pizzazz, and in Marvel's UK Star Wars weekly comic.

In this second episode, Confessor and I discuss the Archie Goodwn and Carmine Infantino era, stretching from Star Wars #11 through #38, leading into the adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back.

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Classic Comics Forum Podcast #21: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 1

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #21: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 1

October 8, 2018

In this episode, I'm joined by The Confessor for the first part of our epic deep dive into the original classic Marvel Comics run of Star Wars, which ran for 107 issues plus annuals beginning in 1977. Along the way, we will also be discussing exclusive supplimental stories published in Pizzazz, and in Marvel's UK Star Wars weekly comic.

In this first episode, Confessor and I discuss the origins of the Marvel Star Wars series, covering the contributions of writer Roy Thomas from the title's genesis through issue #10.

The episode begins with a brief exploration of Confessor's reading and collecting history, with the Star Wars discussion beginning at the 12:57 mark. Enjoy! 

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Classic Comics Forum Podcast #20: The Brave and the Bold #50-73 part 2

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #20: The Brave and the Bold #50-73 part 2

July 18, 2018

In this episode, I'm again joined by MDG for the conclusion of our two part look at The Brave and the Bold #50-73, where DC invented the superhero team-up book and then struggled to perfect the concept. This tme around, MDG and I talk about #57-73, including the first appearance of one of my least favorite characters, Metamorpho the Element Man. 

 

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