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The 42cast Episode 104: Make Mine Marvel

Eighty years ago a man named Martin Goodman founded Timely Comics, and the world would never be the same. We discuss the history of Marvel, starting with its founding in 1939 as Timely Comics. We discuss the name changes to Atlas and eventually Marvel. We talk about the major characters

Earth Station One Episode 269 – Comic Showcase: The Incredible Hulk

ESO SMASH!!! The Incredible Mike Faber and the King-Size Mike Gordon are joined by the Rampaging Obi-Bob Efurd and the Indestructible Joe Crowe to calmly discuss what makes the Green Goliath one of the most popular comic characters of our time. Plus, we take author M.N. Henschen out of the

Earth Station One Episode 180 – The King of Comics Jack Kirby

In 1917, an artist named Jacob Kurtzburg was born and for the next three quarters of a century, he popped and krackled his way to creating fantastic, bombastic, amazing, astonishing, strange, romantic, suspenseful, thrilling adventures unlike anyone had seen before. Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash and fellow award-winners

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Hail to The King! Next week, the ESO crew dives back into the comic bin as we take a look at the life and career of The King of Comics himself, Jack Kirby. It’s going to be a fantastic (pun intended) episode overflowing with Kirby Krackle, but we don’t stop

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SNIKT!!! Next week, the ESO crew heads back to the theater for a screening of the latest adventure of everyone’s favorite mutant. That’s right, we’re reviewing The Wolverine. But wait, bub, there’s more. We’ll also take a look at Wolverine’s teammates as The X-Men celebrate their 50th anniversary. Plus, as

Feisty Stan Lee doesn’t know why Jack Kirby needs Avengers credit

By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com Most of the time Stan Lee is Smilin’ Stan, the energetic, happy-go-lucky face of Marvel Comics who’s been lauding the joy of comic books for five decades now. But there are things that get him grumpy, and apparently one of those things is asking him

Dying to see Avengers? Constantine creator would rather you didn’t

By Dan Roth, Soucre: Blastr.com Excited for the May release of The Avengers? You’re not alone. But artist Stephen R. Bissette has some compelling reasons why you might reconsider seeing them assemble this summer. The entire argument we’re about to describe hinges on one very big question—is Marvel evil? Bissette

Artist who won big for Superman’s creators now going after Marvel

By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com Neal Adams is an award-winning comic book artist who’s penciled everyone from Batman to the X-Men. He’s also a tireless advocate for the rights of comics creators who helped Superman co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster win eternal credit for their character back in the

Jack Kirby Estate Vows to Appeal Loss in Marvel Copyright Lawsuit

by Matthew Belloni, Source The Hollywood Reporter Marc Toberoff, the lawyer suing Marvel on behalf of the estate of comic book legend Jack Kirby, is vowing to appeal a U.S. District Court ruling Wenesday tossing major copyright claims against the studio. “We respectfully disagree with the court’s ruling and intend

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