Episode 40: Weird Hero/Villain Match-Ups (Emperor Joker and Acts of Vengeance)

We look at some of the more bizarre tussles between heroes and villains.  That includes when Superman fought an ultra-powerful Joker, and Acts of Vengeance, including the “Cosmic Spider-Man” story.

There’s a reason she’s called “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.”

There’s a reason she’s called “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.”

The Harley Scepter is adorable!

The Harley Scepter is adorable!

This was the plan…Didn’t quite work out as well as the villains hoped…

This was the plan…Didn’t quite work out as well as the villains hoped…

Ummm…I think it’s you, Spidey.

Ummm…I think it’s you, Spidey.

Yes, this is as ridiculous as it appears to be.

Yes, this is as ridiculous as it appears to be.

Episode 36: Non-Traditional Comic Recommendations (or Non-Superhero Comics)

Superheroes have been and continue to dominate the sales charts of American comics, but that doesn’t mean that’s all there is.  Thanks to a question from a Reddit user, Kurt goes into non-spoiler details about some of his favorites that he recommends you try out, if you haven’t already.

As mentioned in the show, I’m including a link to Scott McCloud’s homepage, as he has some very “non-traditional” comics, in every sense of the word.

No funny caption on this one.  Just read it.

No funny caption on this one. Just read it.

We all know the monkey is the real star.

We all know the monkey is the real star.

Vertigo: Not just the publishing line, but also the feeling you get looking at this cover.

Vertigo: Not just the publishing line, but also the feeling you get looking at this cover.

I wanted to be sure to show off the detailed backgrounds, but wanted to be sure to make it family-safe.  I think this hits both of those qualifications.

I wanted to be sure to show off the detailed backgrounds, but wanted to be sure to make it family-safe. I think this hits both of those qualifications.

A comic about comics.  Brilliant!

A comic about comics. Brilliant!

Episode 14: Who is Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel)?

In anticipation of the upcoming movie, we look at the history of Carol Danvers, and touch on the other Captain Marvels in the Marvel Universe.

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Captain Mar-Vell, aka the original (Marvel Universe) Captain Marvel.

Captain Mar-Vell, aka the original (Marvel Universe) Captain Marvel.

Monica Rambeau. The only Captain Marvel with no Kree connection.

Monica Rambeau. The only Captain Marvel with no Kree connection.

Phyla-Vell (left) and Genis-Vell (right), with Rick Jones (center). Yes, that is a taxonomy pun. Thank Peter David for that!

Phyla-Vell (left) and Genis-Vell (right), with Rick Jones (center). Yes, that is a taxonomy pun. Thank Peter David for that!

Carol’s first Ms. Marvel costume. Apparently, her neck is cold, but her torso is warm.

Carol’s first Ms. Marvel costume. Apparently, her neck is cold, but her torso is warm.

Carol’s first appearance as Binary. Note the two stars on the uniform to represent her codename.

Carol’s first appearance as Binary. Note the two stars on the uniform to represent her codename.

Carol used this costume under the codenames of Warbird and Ms. Marvel (the second time she went by that name)

Carol used this costume under the codenames of Warbird and Ms. Marvel (the second time she went by that name)

Finally, Carol in her Captain Marvel costume. So much more practical than her previous outfits.

Finally, Carol in her Captain Marvel costume. So much more practical than her previous outfits.

Carol sometimes wears this “Mohawk helmet” in battle, and yes, we will see it in the movie!

Carol sometimes wears this “Mohawk helmet” in battle, and yes, we will see it in the movie!

As mentioned in the episode, the essay an in-depth look at Avengers #200 and the horrible disservice done to Ms. Marvel and the rest of the Avengers is available at Carol A. Strickland’s website in a piece titled “The Rape of Ms. Marvel.