Friday, July 21, 2017

GRAPHIC NOVELISM REMEMBERS... ADAM WEST (1928-2017)


On a tragic day that is long to be remembered, the world of superheroes and the world at large lost a true caped crusader - Adam West, the first actor to truly inhabit the role of Batman for entire generations of fans. Join Graphic Novelism's Alex, James, and Mike as they reminiscence about West's life and career as everything from superhero to mayor, their earliest memories of the 1966 classic that shot West to stardom, and what West's role as the cowled crimefighter did to transform the medium of comic books into what it is today.

So long, old chum. From all of us.



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Friday, July 7, 2017

Off The Panel Classic - Ultimate Spider-Man



In this reprint of a classic OPP episode, Aristo' Alex and Jam' James turn back the clock to the year 2000, when MTV's irrelevance was still relevant, America could not care less about the electoral process, and Spider-Man was being rebooted for what was certainly going to be the only time. What began as a last-ditch effort from a dying company to reach a new audience would soon become a cultural touchstone for an entire generation of comics fans, and for over 100 issues Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley crafted a run whose highs, lows, and filler issues would shape the medium for years to come. Listen as our past selves share their own experiences with the book that helped cement their love of comics, and talk about that time Gwen Stacy became Carnage.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

#22: "And Then There Were X-23's!" (Challenge Of The Supertoons Part VI)


or "Walk On The Spidercide!"

In the penultimate part of our animated retrospective, the dawn of a new millennium brings a new beginning for Marvel's most-animated mutants, and a mixed bag for everyone else, as we enter THE WB YEARS. From 2001-2009, hear all about the second Spider-Man show to avoid Spider-Man at all costs, the most un-fantastic Reed Richards possible, SURPRISE Gammazons, and quite possibly the best superhero cartoon ever made (and it's not the one you're thinking of) . How did Avengers: United They Stand accidentally SAVE Marvel animation? What incredible plans were in store for the next season of Spectacular Spider-Man? And just what, exactly, do we all need to understand about Toad?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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"Also Sprach Zarathustra (Metal Cover)" by Dillon Sienko

Thursday, April 6, 2017

#21: "Midnight In The Garden Of Venom And Carnage" (Challenge Of The Supertoons Part V)


or "Welcome to the Fashion Warriors, Betty... hope you survive the experience!"

In part five of our animated retrospective, the Children of The Nineties revisit Marvel's biggest decade ever... until this current one, at least. From 1992-1999, follow the trail of broken dreams and legal fees that led to the shows that captured your five-year-old imagination, as we follow the redemption of Tony Stark, the battle for the soul of the Fantastic Four, and the unending shame of Ant Man. Why did She-Hulk and her gammazons take over an unsuspecting Hulk cartoon? What's the most adult-oriented Marvel cartoon you've never watched? And what shocking corporate intrigue REALLY led to Spider-Man being exiled from planet Earth?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Season 1 Producer Dick Sebast on The Incredible Hulk
Silver Surfer Series Bible
Interview with Spider-Man Unlimited producer Will Meugniot About What The Hell Happened

Monday, March 20, 2017

Off The Panel Classic - Wolverine: Origin


In this reprint of a classic OPP episode, The Men Who Would Be Unreal unite for the very first time to share their love for one of the most underrated stories to come out of modern Marvel: Paul Jenkins', Andy Kubert's, and Richard Isanove's "Origin". From his humble beginnings playing hoop and stick, to his disturbing transformation into the animal he was destined to become, your hosts explore the tragic first years of  Wolverine, and laugh at the very concept of Marvel ever redoing old event comics. Ha ha, we were so young.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

#20: "Uncle Ben, Who Is In Hell..." (Challenge Of The Supertoons Part IV)


or "DANGER! At Mysterio's Disco Palace"

In part four of our retrospective of animated adaptations, we revisit Marvel's own personal quarter-life crisis. From the day Spider-Man made friends to how the X-Men found their pryde, we track the bizarre arc of Marvel Productions from 1981-1989, and once again make everything better with Human Torch. Who is "Sidewinder", and what does he stand to gain? Why does Aunt May have a vial of acid and murder on her mind? And which of your favorite heroes are truly better off as bears?

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