P.O.W.!: NCBD Picks for Sept 20, 2017

P.O.W.!: NCBD Picks for Sept 20, 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!



Journey to Star Wars Last jedi Capt Phasma #2

Writer: Thompson, Kelly

Artist: Checchetto, Marco
Cover Artist: Renaud, Paul

As the excitement ramps up for this December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, come back with us to the final moments of The Force Awakens and the destruction of Starkiller Base to learn the fate of Captain Phasma! Captured by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage masher, we follow the chrome-adorned warrior from the site of the First Order’s biggest defeat to the doorstep of this holiday season’s biggest blockbuster! Written by Kelly Thompson
 (HAWKEYE, STAR WARS ANNUAL 2016) and drawn by Marco Checchetto (STAR WARS: SHATTE
RED EMPIRE, STAR WARS: SCREAMING CITADEL), Captain Phasma will recondition you to love Star Wars again!

Howard the Duck Vol 4.:  Complete Collection TP
Writer: Mantlo, Bill
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Kupperberg, Alan
Howard the Duck’s classic adventures conclude in this riotous volume! First, Howie and Bev face the geriatric men
ace of the Grey Panther, and do that voodoo that they do so well! But will a Christmas miracle show Howard it’s a wonderful life – or quite the opposite?! He’ll win a fortune – and lose a fortune! There will be animal antics with the Gopher and


Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man (2017-) #4
Writer: Zdarsky, Chip
Artist: Kubert, Adam
Cover Artist: Kubert, Adam
* A classic villain has reinvented himself, and it does not bode well for Spider-Man! * And what is J. JONAH JAMESON up to NOW?!
Star Wars Annual #3
Writer: Latour, Jason
Artist: Walsh, Michael
Cover Artist: Walsh, Michael
* The Rebel Alliance is on the lookout for a new secret base! * Rebellion leader Princess Leia goes with Han Solo to scope out a secret hideout only he knows
Monster Unleashed (2017) #6
Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Artist: Broccardo, Andrea
Cover Artist: Silva, R. B.
THE LEAD UP TO LEGACY STARTS HERE! * KEI KAWADE thinks he knows what his powers can do, but honestly? He has NO idea. * Join the House of Ideas for the next chapter in this monster epic as KID KAIJU explores the very depths of his own abilities! * Featuring Kid Kaiju, ELSA BLOODSTONE, their merry band of monsters and some surprising GUEST STARS!
Doctor Strange (2015) #25
Writer: Barber, John
Artist: Nowlan, Kevin
Cover Artist: Bachalo, Chris
EXTRA-SIZED 25TH ISSUE! * Comic art legend KEVIN NOWLAN joins John Barber (DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER) for an incredibly special anniversary issue! * A mysterious foe that Strange BARELY defeated in his past comes back to haunt Strange’s present and finds him MUCH weaker. Uh-oh! Rated T+


Luke Cage (2017) #5
Writer: Walker, David
Artist: Blake, Nelson
Cover Artist: Rahzzah,
THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS! * Luke Cage is under attack from all sides! * His adversaries are rich, powerful and unbreakable. * BRING ‘EM ON.

Now Us Avengers #10 se
Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Diaz, Paco
Cover Artist: Medina, Paco
SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH! * In the aftermath of SECRET EMPIRE, A.I.M. elects a brand-new Supreme Leader – but Roberto Da Costa has one last mission for the U.S.Avengers. * No one ever found Cannonball’s body – and we all know what that means… * ‘The Search for Sam’ begins here!


Star Wars Poe Dameron #19



Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Unzueta, Angel
Cover Artist: Noto, Phil
* Black Squadron is reunited once again

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

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


  • 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

Mighty Marvel Geeks 181: Excelsior Rose!

Mighty Marvel Geeks 181: Excelsior Rose!

Irma has come and gone and your Intrepid Trio still stand tall!! Between the hurricane and Hydra agents attacking Kylan’s line it has been an eventful week, but the Marvel news line has been even more so!!

Intel Debrief

-Mike shares a story about Stan the Man’s thoughts on a couple of missing Marvel properties

-Kylan muses about who could play Stan Lee in his biopic

-Eric breaks down Stan’s upcoming cameos

-Mike list Salvadore Larocca’s top 5 drawing Star Wars moments

-Kylan talks about Marvel 2 in 1 and the future of the FF

-Eric breaks down Secret Empire the only way that he can

-The guys head to the comic shop and Eric has the Marvel Unlimited pick

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.


  • 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

Mighty Marvel Geeks 180: Living The Nerd Life

Mighty Marvel Geeks 180: Living The Nerd Life

Your Intrepid Trio is back in action with Kylan back from a field Op involving dragons and Mike about to face down the force of Nature. But, this has been an active week in Mavel news so strap in for your Weekly Debrief. But, be prepared, there much to discuss!!

-Kylan talks Dragon Con

-Marvel related Panels and Cosplay

-Eric and the guys delve into another story about trouble at the House of Ideas

-Deep discussion about Disney’s move to take the MCU and Star Wars with it for their streaming service.

-Picks of the week and Kylan has the Marvel Unlimited Pick

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Marvel Madness: 9-4-17 – Captain America #117 (1968)(bc)

Marvel Madness: 9-4-17 – Captain America #117 (1968)(bc)

With Hurricane Harvey still lingering around at time of recording, we postponed this week’s show/issue. Yet still bring you this week’s Marvel Umlimited pick which is September’s book club pick as well. Mike brings us this pick to you. This week’s pick is Captain America #117 (Sept. 1969).

Editor-in-Chief Stan Lee
Cover Artists Gene Colan
Joe Sinnott
John Romita Sr.

“The Coming of…The Falcon!”
Writers Stan Lee
Pencilers Gene Colan
Inkers Joe Sinnott
Letterers Sam Rosen
Editors Stan Lee

The Red Skull has used the Cosmic Cube to switch bodies with his hated enemy Captain America. In an attempt of final revenge, he has Captain America teleported to Exile Island in the hope that his former minions, the Exiles will kill Captain America over the Red Skull’s most recent betrayal of them. As Captain America tries to find cover, the Red Skull pores over the Cosmic Cube watching the events unfold with eager eyes. When the Exiles walk the beach bemoaning the fact that the Red Skull stranded them on the island, Captain America tries to hide in a tree, however the Red Skull uses the Cosmic Cube to break his cover, forcing him to have to fight the Exiles.

While Captain America has the superior fighting skills, he is not used to fighting in the Red Skull’s body and is soon overpowered by the group attack. Amused and believing that Captain America will meet his end, the Red Skull decides that he’s seen enough and decides to amuse himself by parading around as Captain America some more. This proves to be the Red Skull’s mistake, as Captain America gets the aid of an unlikely ally:…

Source: Marvel Database


    • First appearance of the Falcon.
    • This issue is reprinted in Essential Captain America 2.
    • John Romita Sr. redrew Captain America’s head for this cover.
    • General Ching is mistakenly misspelled “Chang” in this story.
    • This issue contains a letters page, Let’s Rap With Cap. Letters are published from Marty Lyon, Neal Seale, James Van Hise, Bill Cantey, David Koopman, Joe Jenkins and Bentano Haleen.

Solicit Synopsis:

Introducing Marvel’s newest and possibly most dynamic fighting hero — the Falcon! Also see Cap battle, single-handed, against the deadly Exiles! Better buy it fast!

P.O.W.! : NCBD Picks For Aug 30, 2017

P.O.W.! : NCBD Picks For Aug 30, 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 our first installment.

Generations Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1
Writer: Thompson, Kelly
Artist: Raffaele, Stefano
Cover Artist: Smallwood, Greg
TWO ARCHERS. ONE-SHOT. * Kate Bishop, A.K.A. Hawkeye, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a battle royal between the world’s most skilled sharpshooters – including an inexplicably young Clint Barton, A.K.A. the OTHER Hawkeye. * The prize? Bragging rights for being named the best, of course – oh, and More

Mighty Marvel Geeks 179: We’re Not The Hating Kind

Mighty Marvel Geeks 179: We’re Not The Hating Kind

Our Intrepid Trio returns at full strength and after a black op against a Hydra base for last week’s technical shenanigans (trust me, they’ll think twice about eating gift chocolates now)! We have tons of news and insights for this week, so let’s get to it!!

Issue Debrief

  • Eric’s Rant
  • 11 Facts About the  Howard the Duck Movie
  • Cinemark’s MCU promotion
  • A spoiler-free review of The Defenders
  • The Possibility of a Marvel Television/MCU Crossover
  • Kieron Gillen on Taking over Star Wars


(POW)Picks Of the Week

  • Star Wars (2015-) #35
  • Star Wars: Jedi Republic Mace Windu #1 (of 5)
  • Spider-Gwen (2015-) #23
  • Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme (2016-) #11
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015-) #22
  • Doctor Strange/punisher: Magic Bullets TP
  • Black Panther (2016-) #17
  • Black Panther And The Crew (2017-) #6
  • Generations Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1
  • Defenders #1 (August 1972) MU Pick


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



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