Hooray!!! It’s episode 100!!!! Only a week late, but better late than never! We start out this time with a mini-profile of the All-Father Odin, and then we launch into our retrospective of the Walt Simonson run! (Thor #337-382) – Special thanks to all of you, who’ve helped make this show fun to do, [...]
It’s a thoroughly random email segment where Angela picks her sexiest Superman and names all 11 Doctor Who actors in order – kind of – before Micheal and Andrew kick off “But it’s not got super heroes in it!” season. Andrew guides the Battlestar Galactica through the choppy waters of 70′s MARVEL and Micheal picks [...]
This is it, folks! This episode we wrap up the Walt Simonson era of Thor with issue #382, which also just happens to be Thor’s 300th issue! – Utgard-Loki invades Asgard, and Destroyer Thor invades Hel! Nuff said!
As we count down to the end of the Simonson era, we cover Thor #381, which features some unconscious Avengers, the frost giants going down, down, down into a burning ring of fire, and the shiniest (and arguably most bad-ass) incarnation of Thor EVER! We also welcome our listeners over from 1000 Mikes radio, I [...]
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I tangent a little bit about Disney’s “John Carter” movie, and some thoughts on why I think it didn’t do well. Then we review Thor #380 (the all splash-page issue!) where our hero, faces off in EPIC battle against that eeeeevil tree-murdering Jormungand… the Midgard Serpent!!
This week we cover Thor #379, featuring the epic face off between Thor and…. wait for it….. Fin Fang Foom! It’s like “My Dinner With Andre” with scales! We also wonder where you can get dragon-sized orange swim trunks, explain why you can’t melt metal into slag, Heimdall puts children in danger, and Fin Fang [...]
This week we dip back into ancient Norse lore with “The Theft of Idunn’s Apples”, and after that we have a look at Thor #378! - This episode has it all! Burning eagles, melting giants, quick costume changes, collapsing supporting cast, lots of pain for Loki, and a mutant guest-star! Plus, Thor’s cool new armor! [...]
In this episode we have flying elves, big explosions, and a dude with a large pink “war club”, as Thor faces off against Grendell! Add to that Iceman in bondage, giant giants (as opposed to shrinky-dinked giants) and more of Loki’s EEEEEEEEvil plans, and you have Thor #377!
“Are We Still Back?” “We’re Still Back!” ______________________________________________________________________________ Disenfranchised by the modern comics industry, Paul Spataro, Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey (of ”View From The Longbox” and “From Crisis To Crisis: A Superman Podcast” fame) now ply the timestream in a never-ending quest to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that [...]
This week we cover Thor #376, where brittle-bone Thor faces off against… The Absorbing Man!! Also, Balder sheathes his big sword, Heimdall gets changed into a tree, the smallest multitude ever, Loki is a mad scientist, we discuss whether it’s a good idea to make kids immortal, and return of fictional journalism legend Chuck Cherkle!
Happy Hangover!!…er… 2013!!… With the end of the Walt Simonson era in sight, we continue with Thor #375 (Jan. 1987) which features kidnapping, breaking & entering, and aggravated manslaughter… and that’s just what the GOOD guys do!
Come with us back to 1986, as we continue on with Walt Simonson’s run in Thor #373 and 374! Hela gets to not be nice, Thor has adventures with annoying children, The Marauders do what they do best, and the Morlocks just get burned up at the thought. X-Factor co-stars.
This week we return to the Walt Simonson era, where we cover a story that’s simply Dredd-ful, as Thor meets Justice Peace in Thor #371 and 372! See Balder and Thug Thatcher both get theirs… Hela’s up to no good… Plus, Jane Foster DIES!!
This weeks’ episode brought to you by Cloverine Salve! First some big casting news on Thor 2, and then we have a look at Thor #369, where Thor and Balder play Angry Birds!! Finally, we have a story called “The Hammer of Thor” from all the way back in 1959! Batman & Robin co-star.
This week, we cover the Lee/Kirby goodness of Thor #148, featuring the introduction of my second favorite Thor villain, The Wrecker!! Then we learn that women are NOT to be trusted in Thor #368, courtesy of Simonson & Buscema!
Starting out, I give a few thoughts on the new Amazing Spider-Man movie! (no spoilers) Then we look at The Mighty Thor #147 in which Thor gets arrested! Plus the return of the eeeevil Loki!! Then we cover Thor #367! The Asgardians are about to make Balder king! But Kurse has other plans! Plus, Loki [...]
This time around, our good friend Scott Coles joins me for a look at The Mighty Thor issues #365 and 366, the conclusion of the Frog Thor saga! SEE Thor take someone’s flute into his mouth! SEE the Asgardians choose a guy who’s been missing for months as their new ruler!! SEE lotsa rats, frogs [...]
We open the show this week with a mini-profile of the Norse war god, Tyr, and then launch into the Frog Thor storyline in Thor #364! There’s more rats and frogs than you can shake your flute at! Plus an alligator or three! Then we have a look at The Mighty Thor #146, in which [...]
Join us this week, as we cover the fourth and final issue of the Balder The Brave miniseries, the most Legion-y issue yet, which leads to a discussion of Shrinky-Dinks! Then we have a look at The Mighty Thor #144, where we find our heroes in battle against the evil Enchanters, one of whom has [...]
This time around, we have a look at Thor #143, featuring the menace of the eeeeeeevil Enchanters…and embellishing by Bill Everett! We ponder why Asgardians seem to have this thing about running out into traffic, and Thor sets out to steal a pink ‘frothy beverage’ – Plus Tales of Asgard! Then we continue our laborious slog [...]