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Marvel Madness: 9-17-17 – Tales Of Suspense #79

Marvel Madness: 9-17-17 – Tales Of Suspense #79

With Secret Empire coming to a close, Eric brings us one of the earliest appearances, if not the 1st of the Cosmic Cube.

This wee we present, Tales Of Suspense #79 (July 1966).

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 #79
July, 1966
Editor-in-Chief Stan Lee
Cover Artists Gene Colan

“Disaster!”
Writers Stan Lee
Pencilers Gene Colan
Inkers Jack Abel
Letterers Artie Simek
Editors Stan Lee

“”The Red Skull Lives!””
Writers Stan Lee
Pencilers Jack Kirby
Inkers Frank Giacoia
Letterers Artie Simek

Synopsis for “Disaster!”
Following his battle against the Mandarin and his creation, Ultimo, Tony Stark has returned to the States to find that his factories have been closed, his accounts frozen, and himself with a warrant for his arrest for refusing to appear before a Senate committee to reveal the secrets of the Iron Man armor. Hiding, in the dark street, Stark soon finds that his chest plate is almost out of power and that he needs to recharge it or risk his heart failing him once again.

Caught in a bind, Stark rushes to Pepper Potts’ apartment but finds that she isn’t there, just as his chest plates power runs dangerously low. Changing to Iron Man so that the built in power supplied could temporarily recharge his chest plate, Stark then seeks the aid of Happy Hogan to find that he isn’t home either. …

Synopsis for “The Red Skull Lives!”

One day Captain America sees a group of costumed soldiers on the street of New York and tries to stop them from getting away. Unfortunately for Cap, nobody sees them but himself and they manage to get away leaving the crowd to think that Cap has gone crazy. This is far from the truth, as it turns out that they are operatives of the Red Skull who were using a hypnotic device that makes them appear invisible to everyone but Captain America, in an attempt to turn the public against Cap.

The Red Skull recalls how he and his men were put in suspended animation by a gas that leaked into their bunker as it was destroyed during the final days of World War 2 and how they would later be revived by the scientists of AIM (formally known as “Them”) and that they plan to continue their attacks to make the public distrust Cap, and to make Cap question his own sanity. …
Source Marvel Database

Notes

  • THEM officially becomes Advanced Idea Mechanics this issue.
  • In the Captain America story, we learn from a World War II veteran that Cap participated in the battle at Anzio.
  • The Iron Man story begins Marvel’s first multi-title crossover, beginning in this issue of Tales of Suspense, continuing into next issue, and concluding in Tales to Astonish #82.
  • Namor, Dorma and Krang had all appeared last in Tales to Astonish #81. It was there that Dorma and Krang first began their ascension to the surface world, in an effort to escape the vengeance of Namor after Krang had tricked Dorma into accepting his marriage proposal.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Mails of Suspense. Letters are published from Larry Ahokas, Steve Martinez, Earl Davis, and Ronald W. Lindenboom.
  • The Iron Man story is reprinted in Iron Man Special #1 and Essential Iron Man #1.
  • The Captain America story is reprinted in Marvel Double Feature #3 and Essential Captain America #1 and Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (1979). It is reprinted in trade paperback Captain America: Captain America vs. the Red Skull TPB #1.
  • References: Avengers #29, Tales to Astonish #81, and Strange Tales #146

P.O.W.! : NCBD Picks For Sept 13, 2017

P.O.W.! : NCBD Picks For Sept 13, 2017

Each week on the show, we bring you our picks of the week (P.O.W.) for the upcoming new comic book day (NBCD). Every Tuesday we will bring you those pics here on the site in this new column appropriately named P.O.W.! Welcome to your Intel Download!

 

 

 

Star Wars( 2015-) #36

Writer: Aaron, Jason

Artist: Larroca, Salvador

Cover Artist: Mayhew, Mike

* The Empire has held Threepio captive for far too long. * There’s no way they are prepared to deal with this rescue. * That’s right – Artoo is ready to take action!

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015-) # 24
Writer: North, Ryan
Artist: Henderson, Erica
Cover Artist: Henderson, Erica
* Squirrel Girl, Nancy and Tippy are trapped in the Savage Land! Good thing there’re only regular dinosaurs there and not, for example, a giant metal killer-dinosaur version of Ultron instead!! * Sorry, I’m just getting word that there is, in fact, a giant metal killer-dinosaur version of Ultron here, and Squirrel Girl needs to stop him before he takes over the world – a task that has regularly bested many other super heroes, including the Avengers themselves! * But don’t worry, because SQUIRREL GIRL IS NOT ALONE: She’s got Nancy (a regular human with no powers) and Tippy (a regular squirrel with no powers) on her side to help her out against the rage of Ultron! * And it’s not just any Ultron, but a new and improved Ultron with an extremely dangerous (and, we must admit, extremely awesome) Tyrannosaurus rex bod! * Oh, also Kraven the Hunter is in this issue too, so if you love dinosaurs, robots AND men in lion vests, boy howdy have we got a comic book for you!

Zombies Assemble 2 (2017) #2( of 4)
Writer: Komiyama, Yusaku
Artist: Komiyama, Yusaku
Cover Artist: Mizushima, Kiichi

Spoiler alert: No one is immune to the zombie virus – not even the Hulk! The Avengers face off against their strongest teammates while the race to find a cure continues. As the virus spreads across New York and among the Avengers, new information comes to light about Dr. Toshiko Amano, Jasper Scott and the interstellar origins of the zombie plague. Is it too late to stop it from spreading further? Printed in black-and-white in the original right-to-left reading orientation.

 

 

Rocket (2017) #5
Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Gorham, Adam
Cover Artist: Mayhew, Mike
* Castor Gnawbarque III is the richest sentient in three sectors and CEO of the Beavertron Corporation. Rocket is neither of these things. * By the end of this issue, one of them will be holding 10 billion credits and one will have a bullet in the head. * It’s the same one.

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #12
Writer: Thompson, Robbie
Artist: Stockman, Nathan
Cover Artist: Rodriguez, Javier
* It’s time for the Sorcerers to go home! * With their original mission finally complete, Doctor Strange must figure out a way to send everyone back to their original timelines. * Spoiler alert: Not everyone will make it home*

Color Your Own Star Wars Darth Vader
Artist: Larroca, Salvador
Cover Artist: Granov, Adi
Wield your pencils, markers or crayons like a lightsaber and bring life to the world of one of the greatest villains of all: Darth Vader! For the Dark Lord is rendered here in 60 pages of crisp black-and-white, and he finds the lack of color disturbing! Vader is waiting for you to add shades to the legendary struggle between the Empire and the rebels – and he’s brought along more Star Wars bad guys, like Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt and the all-new rogues: Doctor Aphra, B
eeTee, Triple-Zero and Black Krrsantan! Feel the power of the dark side and go to town with your charcoals – or bring out the Sith Lord’s rarely seen lighter side with pastels! Use the Force, or press lightly! But whatever you do, join Vader, and together you can rule this coloring book! All Ages

 

Defenders (2017-) #5
Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Marquez, David
Cover Artist: Marquez, David
* The Punisher strikes! With the mean streets of Marvel more dangerous than ever, what could possibly make Frank Castle turn on his fellow vigilantes? Don’t they all want the same thing? * Another dangerous chapter of the hottest new team in all of comics!
Generations Capt Mavel and Capt Mar-Vell #1 
Writer: Stohl, Margaret
Cover Artist: Nakayama, David
Carol Danvers, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL, finds herself face-to-face with someone she never thought she’d see again – Mar-Vell of the Kree, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL! But before she can get to the bottom of this impossible reunion, she gets embroiled in combat with someone who wants the Kree destroyed – talk about terrible timing!
Elektra Vol. 1: Always Bet On Red TP
Writer: Owens, Matt
Artist: Cabal, Juan
Cover Artist: Torque, Elizabeth
Running from her tumultuous past, Elektra attempts to lose herself in a vibrant sea of neon, noise and anonymity: the gambler’s paradise Las Vegas! But how long can a former ninja assassin really hope to escape the vortex of violence that encompasses her life, especially when there’s a new would-be kingpin in Sin City who has her in his crosshairs? Enter: Arcade! A string of clues – including high-tech weaponry, kidnappings and assassins – will lead Elektra to a game of chance more deadly than she ever expected. But she hasn’t forgotten her past, or any of the skills she’s learned – and Arcade will find out she’s more than ready for a Casino Battle Royale! If you know Elektra, you know to always bet on red! Collecting ELEKTRA (2017) #1-5. Rated T+

Marvel Madness: 9-11-17- Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival

Marvel Madness: 9-11-17- Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival

With Hurricane Irma threatening at time of recording, we still managed to get this week’s show/issue released. We bring you this week’s Marvel Umlimited pick, Kylan brings us this pick to you. This week’s pick is Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival

Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada
Cover Artists Claudio Villa

“Dead on Arrival”
Writers Larry Hama, Tito Faraci
Pencilers Claudio Villa
Inkers Claudio Villa
Letterers Dave Sharpe
Editors Cory Levine

Synopsis for “Dead on Arrival”
Death Stalker returns to take revenge on his arch-nemesis Daredevil. He almost succeeds until Captain America shows up to assist his old horn-headed friend.

Notes

  • This story appears out of continuity as Steve Rogers (Captain America) was assumed “dead” during this time frame and Bucky Barnes had assumed the mantle of Captain America.
  • It is also curious that Death Stalker did not refer to Daredevil by his given name Matt Murdock. Death Stalker had previously learned Daredevil’s true identity and normally referred to the hero as “Murdock” even creating a tombstone for him with his the name “Matt Murdock” inscribed

Source: Marvel Database

Marvel Madness: 8-27-2017 – The Defenders #1 (August 1972)

Marvel Madness: 8-27-2017 – The Defenders #1 (August 1972)

Welcome to Monday Marvel Madness. What is Monday Marvel Madness (MMM, Triple -M)? This is the weekly column where we highlight the Marvel Unlimited pick from the latest Mighty Marvel Geeks issue. But what about the weeks there is no show? Well, a title from Marvel Unlimited will be picked and added to our pick history located here. Do you have a suggestion for us, we would love to hear from you on our Facebook page or on Twitter.

Our first book, picked by Kylan, is The Defenders #1 from August 1972.

Editor-in-Chief      Stan Lee
Cover Artists          Sal Buscema, Jim Mooney, Sam Rosen

“I Slay by the Stars!”
Writers                   Steve Englehart
Pencilers                Sal Buscema
Inkers                     Frank Giacoia
Letterers                Artie Simek
Editors                   Stan Lee

 

Synopsis

While stalking through the woods, the Hulk is suddenly stopped by the Sub-Mariner who falls out of the sky. Finding the prince of the sea trapped in a strange energy shield, Hulk travels into New York to seek the aid of Dr. Strange, the only person the brute can think can help him.

Source: Marvel Database

Review – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Review – Spider-Man: Homecoming

I have seen just about every Spidey movie produced and have experienced varying degrees of satisfaction and frustration. When I heard about the Sony/Marvel collaboration for this film, I felt a bit of relief, but was still unsure about the project, as a whole. But, I was willing to keep an open mind, because Marvel Cinematic was behind it. Let just say that this movie was everything that I hoped that it could be, and then some! From the casting to the costumes, I was not disappointed one bit.

The movie interjected the right amount and kind of humor for a Spider-Man movie with no detriment to the seriousness of the story as a whole. Plus, I feel like that this is the first time that we actually get a realistic depiction of what a learning curve Peter is experiencing as a new superhero. From being in the suburbs and not having something attach a web to, to miscalculating how much, or how little, he needs to swing from point A to point B, we see it all. Plus, the difficulties that go with having a secret identity! Speaking of, it was so good to have an intelligent villain. It didn’t take half the movie for Vulture to figure out who Spider-Man was, and he wasted no time in making it known, either. I liked that a lot!

The movie is filled with easter eggs that go all the way back to Captain America: The First Avenger and up to Captain America: Civil War and it does that extra bit to tie it all together. Plus, to finally see Damage Control was a nice touch, too!! This movie clocks in wll over two hours, but you will not feel it and please stick around for the end credit scenes…they was well worth it! So, I do highly recommend Spider-Man: Homecoming. It is ideal for the younger ones, too, if you’re thinking of making it a family outing.

Mighty Marvel Geeks 171: Figures With John Tyler Christopher

Mighty Marvel Geeks 171: Figures With John Tyler Christopher

This week, the Intrepid Trio invites Marvel Comics artist John Tyler Christopher into the Above-Ground-Underwater-Volcano-Lair. John hits the ground running talking about his claim to fame, the action figure variant covers. Beginning with the Star Wars books and going to the most recent published books, he’s had his hand on it. John talks about what the action figure variants have meant to him as an artist and the guys talk about what it means for them as fans. JTC even goes on to discuss how a certain character could conceivably bridge the MCU and the Star Wars Universe. The Star Wars talk also brings up an obscure and missed character from the early Marvel run as well as toys that never saw the big screen. The talk then goes into his work on other Marvel books and characters that he really enjoy as a comic fan. From there the guys go to the comic shop for their (P.O.W.) Picks Of the Week!

I Am Groot (2017-) #2

Star Wars Droids Unplugged #1

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016-) #8

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme (2016) #9

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015) #20

Thanos Vol 1 Thanos Returns TP

Black Panther (2016-) #15

Star Wars Poe Dameron #16

Elektra (2017-) #5

Marvel Unlimited Pick-Figment II (2015)

Mighty Marvel Geeks 168: Gamma Induced Glutes

Mighty Marvel Geeks 168: Gamma Induced Glutes

Coming at you from the above-ground-underwater-suborbital-volcano-lair, the Intrepid Trio (with gamma induced glutes) are here,with you Marvel News of the week! The week was light, but interesting, all the same! Mike starts things off with the question “Who would you cast Emma Watson as in the MCU?” Mike also gives everyone a website to go and make a Guardian of the Galaxy! Kylan heads up the discussion of the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer and Mike and Eric share their insight, too. Eric follows with an article about the newest ride at Disney California Adventure Guardians: Mission Breakout. Mike finishes the news with a piece about a new one-shot that’s coming out Star Wars Droids: Unplugged. From there we head to the comic shop for the Picks of the Week and Eric’s Marvel Unlimited Pick.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016-) #7

Deadpool The Duck (2017) TP

Gwenpool, The Unbelievable (2016-) #16

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #8

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #19

The Totally Awesome Hulk #19

Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015-) #22

Moon Knight (2016-) #14

Secret Empire (2017-) #3 (of 9)

Marvel Unlimited pick
Star Wars A New Hope Manga 1998 1

Mighty Marvel Geeks 167: Inhuman SWORDS

Mighty Marvel Geeks 167: Inhuman SWORDS

On the heels of a busy news week, Mike and Kylan, without Eric(feel better, dude!!) hit the ground running with the Marvel news you can use! Mike starts the show off with an article about Marvel’s Inhumans and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and how their scheduling will work. There’s even a bit of speculation on how all of this will, or can, work. Keeping things with TV, Kylan joins in with a piece Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and S.W.O.R.D. He gives a brief synopsis of the organization and how would they fit in the Cinematic universe. Mike follows up with an article about Mantis being all wrong in Guardians Volume 2, according to her creator. Kylan brings in two news stories regarding the spiderverse. The Venom movie has a new lead and director. It looks like it is going to be epic! And, for a bit of nostalgia, check out the article after the Venom story. Mike then gets to close out this week’s news segments with two articles: once is about a new solo book featuring Mace Windu and the second article is about a new book featuring Captain Cassian.!! From there we taking it to the comic shop and Kylan has the Marvel Unlimited pick of the week!!

I Am Groot #1

Star-lord Annual #1 Annual

All New Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Black Panther #14

Captain America Steve Rogers #17

Elektra #4

Mighty Marvel Geeks 166: We Did Not Start The Hydra

Mighty Marvel Geeks 166: We Did Not Start The Hydra

After weathering a Hydra cyber attack, the Intrepid Trio has returned in full for with a show filled to the brim with Marvel news! And they hit the ground running with Mike kicking things off with the results from the Star Wars poll asking the fans which character they’d like to see with their own action figure! It may be a bit of a surprise!! Then Eric gives us the most recent numbers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Let’s just say that they are speaking loud and clear!! Then Kylan joins in with an interesting piece about the real reason why Doug Liman left the Channing Tatum Gambit movie. Eric follows that with an article about the future of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Kylan keeps it in the television realm with some information regarding FXX’s new Deadpool adult animated series. After this, Mike and Eric team up on a story about Marvel fans burning copies of the Free Comic Book Day book of Secret Empire. Along with that is a piece about Marvel’s reactions to the recent developments in Captain America’s narrative. Mike then closes out the news segment with a piece about 30 Marvel title either already or set to be cancelled. Check to see in your faves are on that list. From there the guys head to the comic shop for the P.O.W.) Pick Of the Week!! Then Mike gives us his Marvel Unlimited Pick!

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #15

Powers #8

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #20

The Mighty Thor #19

Doctor Strange #20

Star Wars #31

Luke Cage #1

Nick Fury #2

U.S.Avengers #6

Marvel Unlimited

Captain America Vol 1 #248

Mighty Marvel Geeks 164: Doctor Aphras In Da House

Mighty Marvel Geeks 164: Doctor Aphras In Da House

Ready to talk Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Marvel Style? Well, join the Intrepid trio and guests from We Be Geeks and Wookie Radio. Kylan(Mighty Marvel Geeks), Brett(We Be Geeks), Derrick(We Be Geeks and Wookie Radio), and Ken(Wookie Radio) all join in to hear the debrief from Mike and Eric’s epic weekend! They get the good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright unbelievable, folks. From the hours long waits in lines to the incredible unexpected encounters with some of the biggest names in the Star Wars franchise is all here. Did someone say panels? Oh, do we have the info on what was said, shared, and shown. We even get into detail about that awesome writer’s panel!! Mike and Eric share the deets on the upcoming Captain Phasma series, the future of Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels, and what to look forward to with Star Wars Reads!! You just have to press play and listen for yourself!! Enjoy!!