For this episode, we’re reading Marvel’s comic about all their street-level heroes teaming up, The Defenders! … wait…no, Marvel Knights!
It’s like the Defenders TV show except all the characters are different. Well that’s not totally true, Daredevil is there.
And The Punisher fights a weird giant spider-person.
Just listen to the episode, it’ll all make sense.
Next Time: Annihilation 1-6!
Not sure what to read? There’s always more Moore! We continue our tour of Alan Moore’s ABC imprint with Promethea, his take on a female warrior goddess hero.
But if you’re expecting Wonder Woman, think again.
In classic Moore fashion, we end up with a story that pushes the boundaries of the imagination with artwork by J.H. Williams III bringing that vision to life.
Join us as we read Promethea #1-6.
Next time: Marvel Knights 1-6
The Tick has had one heck of a ride. From black and white indie comics, to Saturday morning cartoon, to prime time sitcom, to a new streaming series on Amazon.
We thought we’d check out how it all started with Ben Edlund’s first 6 issues from 1988. Little did we expect to find parodies of Superman and Elektra, wise-cracking minions, and French bread.
Next Time: Promethea by Alan Moore
It’s a tale as old as time. Or the 60’s, really.
Spider-Man’s villains all team up to fight him. They call themselves the Sinister Six because it sounds cool (alliteration is ALWAYS cool). Then they have a million reunions because Spider-Man’s not dead yet and why not?
We read the first two incarnations of the Sinister Six in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 and then in issues #334-339.
Come for the rogues’ gallery, stay for Aunt May and Doc Ock flirting.
Next time: The Tick!
The television adaptation of Preacher just started its 2nd season, so we decided to read the first couple of stories from the classic Vertigo comic.
But does it hold up? Or is it yet another gore-fest from writer Garth Ennis?
Special guest Rob Robinson joins us to talk about angels, demons, aliens, vampires and arse-faces as we read issues 1-7 of Preacher.
Next Time: Spider-Man and the Sinister Six! [Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964) and Amazing Spider-Man #334-339]
His name is Prez. He was the first teenage president of the USA.
Unfortunately he only got 4 issues from DC back in 1973.
He sure made the most of them though, defeating some Russians, a bunch of gun nuts, and even Dracula and the Wolf Man.
Since poor Prez deserved a decent send-off, we also read Sandman #54 to see Neil Gaiman’s take on the same character 20 years later!
Next Time: Preacher #1-7
Spider-Man villains sure do love teasing their arrival before their full first appearances. “Dudes in Shadows” we like to call them.
This time around it’s Venom in Amazing Spider-Man #298-300. Join us as Peter tries to deal with his evil former costume while juggling his romantic troubles.
Specifically how his supermodel wife makes more money than him and wants a bigger apartment. And we feel so, sooooooo sorry for Peter. Really.
Next Time: Prez (1973) – The story of America’s first teenage president!