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Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1972 Part One

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1972 Part One

August 28, 2019

This episode takes a concentrated look at roughly one-third of the most-significant of Marvel’s output throughout 1972. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Stan Lee returning to Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four as the FF meet the Air Walker the newest herald of Galactus in issues 120-123; Shanna the She-Devil's debut issue; the interminable Kree-Skrull War terminates in Avengers 95-97; Daredevil and Karen break up and DD moves to San Francisco with Black Widow in Daredevil 86-87; Spidey and Human Torch join forces in Marvel Team-Up 1-2; Dracula's Marvel debut in Tomb of Dracula 1-2; Werewolf by Night makes the scene in Marvel Spotlight 2-3; Adam Warlock makes Todd uncomfortable in Marvel Premiere 1-2; and the Beast mutates in Amazing Adventures 11-13. The boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart, Steve Gerber, John Buscema, Neal Adams, Joe Sinnott, Gil Kane, Mike Ploog, Gene Colan and Tom Sutton.

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing the most significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1971 Part Three

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1971 Part Three

July 24, 2019

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing the most significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

 This episode takes a concentrated look at roughly one-third of the most-significant of Marvel’s output throughout 1971. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four combat with the Eternals' Over-Mind (and the transitioning of Stan Lee off of the title) in issues #113-116, Captain America getting truly ridiculous about race relations in issue #143, the Hulk, Sub-Mariner and Dr. Strange combining to form the Defenders in Marvel Feature #1-2, Spider-Man growing four extra arms and dealing with the debuting Morbius in Amazing Spider-Man #100-102, and Thor yet again foiling Loki's plans to take the Throne of Asgard in Thor #191-194. The boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, the newly-arrived Archie Goodwin & Gerry Conway, Gary Friedrich, Sal & John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Gil Kane and John Romita. The S4 then reveal their picks for the best of 1971 Marvel.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1971 Part Two

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1971 Part Two

July 7, 2019

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing the most significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

 This episode takes a concentrated look at roughly one-third of the most-significant of Marvel’s output throughout 1971. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four and how Ben Grimm is a jerk who can only be stopped by the Hulk in FF #111-112, the beginning of the interminable Kree/Skrull war in Avengers #89-94, Captain America goes undercover in Harlem while the legendary Stan Lee gives up writing Cap in issues #139-142, the Hulk deals with the annoying Doc Samson and the bizarre Tom Wolfe in Incredible Hulk #141-142 and Peter Parker's friend Harry develops a drug habit while Spider-Man appears on the Tonight Show to discuss prison reform in ASM #96-99. The boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema, Herb Trimpe, John Buscema, John Severin, Gil Kane and John Romita.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1971 Part One

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1971 Part One

June 17, 2019

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing the most significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

 This episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1971. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four and their new status quo, the return of the Squadron Sinister/Supreme in Avengers, Captain America taking on the Falcon as his official partner, the Hulk gets microversial and the Defenders unofficially team up for the first time. The boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema, Herb Trimpe, John Buscema, Gene Colan and John Romita as well as legendary writer Harlan Ellison.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1970 Part Two

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1970 Part Two

April 25, 2019

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing the most significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

This fiendish FIFTEENTH episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1970. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man and his battles with the Doc Ock and the shocking death of Captain Stacy, Captain America's campus chaos and a Bogus Bucky, the quiet finale of Lee & Kirby’s The Fantastic Four, more mediocre Mar-Vell and the separation of the Incredible Hulk and Bruce Banner as well as a phony Valkyrie in Avengers; the boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, Herb Trimpe, John Buscema, Gene Colan and John Romita.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1970 Part One

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1970 Part One

April 2, 2019

This forsaken FOURTEENTH episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1970. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man and his battles with the Kingpin, the Mighty Thor's epic tale the Fall of Asgard featuring Surtur, the amazing achievement of 100 issues of Lee & Kirby's The Fantastic Four, the debut of the villain team Zodiac in Avengers and the final pre-reprint days of the Original X-Men; the boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, Sal Buscema, Denny O'Neil and John Romita.

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing on 10 significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

 

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1969 Part Two

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1969 Part Two

February 27, 2019

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing on 10 significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

This thirsty THIRTEENTH episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1969. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ X-Men and its dynamic new artist (plus the return of Magneto and the debut of Sauron), Captain America's new/old partner Rick "Bucky" Jones and his new/new partner the Falcon in their battles against Madame Hydra and the returning Red Skull, the debut of the Rick Jones/Captain Marvel pairing plus the return of Ultron and the debut of the Squadron Sinister in Avengers; the boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Jim Steranko, Gene Colan, John Buscema, John Romita as well as the debuting Neal Adams, Sal Buscema, Gil (that's gotta be) Kane and Barry (not yet Windsor) Smith.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1969 Part One

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1969 Part One

February 1, 2019

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing on 10 significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

This totalitarian TWELFTH episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1969. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man’s “Crisis on Campus”, The Incredible Hulk’s first Annual/Special, the debut of the original Guardians of the Galaxy in "Marvel Super Heroes" as well as the Origin of Galactus story in the pages of Thor; the boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Marie Severin, Herb Trimpe, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan and John Romita.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1968 Part Two

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1968 Part Two

December 10, 2018

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing on 10 significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

This eclectic ELEVENTH episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1968. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD, The Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, the Amazing Spider-Man and Captain Marvel; the boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jim Steranko, Gary Friedrich, Marie Severin, Joe Sinnott, John Buscema, Vince Colletta and Roy Thomas; and the S4 go in-depth into return appearances from Galactus, the Red Skull and the Warriors Three as well as important debuts from the previously mentioned Captain Marvel, future Captain Marvel Carol Danvers, and the embodiment of evil, Mephisto.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1968 Part One

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1968 Part One

October 24, 2018

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing on 10 significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

 

This tremendous TENTH episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1968. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Avengers, Thor and the First Family of Marvel, The Fantastic Four; the boys once again discuss the contributions of architects Stan Lee & Jack Kirby as well as other contributors John Buscema, Vince Colletta and Roy Thomas; and the S4 go in-depth into return appearances from the Silver Surfer and Galactus as well as important debuts from the Annihilus, the Wrecker, Ultron and the Vision.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1967 Part Two

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1967 Part Two

September 27, 2018

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics' publishing history, focusing on 10 significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

 

This nostalgic ninth episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel's output throughout 1967. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics' Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, Tales to Astonish, Tales of Suspense, X-Men and Daredevil; the boys once again discuss the contributions of architects Stan Lee & Jack Kirby as well as other contributors John Romita, Marie Severin, Gene Colan, Don Heck, Roy Thomas and Werner Roth; and the S4 go in-depth into return appearances from Kraven, the Black Widow, Hercules, Mary Jane Watson & Harry Osborn as well as important debuts from the Kingpin and MODOK.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: Episode Eight - 1967 Part 1

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: Episode Eight - 1967 Part 1

September 11, 2018
 

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth, year-by-year look at Marvel Comics' publishing history, focusing on 10 significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

This enterprising eighth episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel's output throughout 1967. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics' flagship Fantastic Four's adventures as well as Strange Tales featuring Dr. Strange and Colonel Nick Fury; the boys once again discuss the contributions of architects Stan Lee & Jack Kirby, as well as a trio of newcomers in Roy Thomas, Jim Steranko and the recently departed Marie Severin; and the S4 go in depth into the first appearances of Ronan the Accuser, Blastaar and the Living Tribunal.

 
 
Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: Episode Seven - 1966 Part 2

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: Episode Seven - 1966 Part 2

August 14, 2018

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth year-by-year look at Marvel Comics' publishing history, focusing on 10 significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

This serendipitous seventh episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel's output throughout 1966. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics' revitalized Tales of Suspense series, which now featured Captain America solo tales in addition to Iron Man adventures, the Avengers, Daredevil, Tales to Astonish (now featuring the Incredible Hulk) and Thor's rechristened solo series; the boys once again discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, "Jazzy" John Romita, and Don Heck, as well as the debuting Gene Colan and Gil Kane; the S4 go into the first appearance of the Gladiator, Power Man and the Swordsman; They also discuss Steve Ditko's last Dr. Strange story and our team breaks down the surprising reveal of Ego, the Living Planet.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four-Episode Six: 1966 pt1

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four-Episode Six: 1966 pt1

August 1, 2018

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth year-by-year look at Marvel Comics' publishing history, focusing on 10 significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

This stupendous sixth episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel's output throughout 1966. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics' flagship titles of the Amazing Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four and their move towards more long-form, serialized stories with gigantic ramifications for the Marvel Universe, the boys once again discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, as well as the debut of legendary Spider artist "Jazzy" John Romita, the S4 go all in on the arrival of Galactus and the Silver Surfer, Steve Ditko's finest Spider-Man tale "If This be My Destiny", the debut of the Black Panther as well as the stunning reveal of the Green Goblin's secret identity, and our team breaks down new Marvel supporting characters Gwen Stacy, Wyatt Wingfoot & Harry Osborn.

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: Episode 5 -1965 Pt 2

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: Episode 5 -1965 Pt 2

July 11, 2018
Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth year-by-year look at Marvel Comics' publishing history, focusing on 10 significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.
 
This fab fourth episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of Marvel's output throughout the  1965. The Sarcastic Four talk about Marvel Comics' further expansion and its shared sandbox in the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man and Journey Into Mystery's only annual as well as a full year's worth of Strange Tales stories with both Dr. Strange and the debut of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.,the boys once again discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, as well as John Severin, Joe Sinnott and Vinnie Colletta, the S4 go in-depth on the longest Marvel story arc to date and our team breaks down the high school graduation of Peter Parker, the debut of the mighty Hercules, and Marvel's entry into the world of espionage. The recent passing of legendary co-creator of Spider-Man and Dr. Strange, Steve Ditko, is acknowledged and the team talk about his importance to the foundations of the Marvel Universe.​