Hype is my Superpower
Episode 62: Before that Werewolf by Night eats my grandma, give that wolf a banana, feat Greg Benninger

Episode 62: Before that Werewolf by Night eats my grandma, give that wolf a banana, feat Greg Benninger

June 22, 2022

We had a guest! Greg Benninger, co-host of the eSpot podcast, joined to talk about two of his and Steve's enduring shared obsessions: 90's X-Men comics, and Eurovision.

Will read Gamma Flight, Black Cat vol 6: Infinity Score, and Shang-Chi by Gene Luen Yang, vol 2: Shang-Chi vs the Marvel Universe. Steve read X-Force vol 1 #86-90, X-Man vol 1 #48-50, and Generation X vol 1 #50-52.

Episode 61: Smooth-Brain Spider-man

Episode 61: Smooth-Brain Spider-man

June 2, 2022

This is your podcast. This is your podcast on drugs.

Will read Carnage: Black, White & Blood, Avengers by Jason Aaron vol. 9: World War She-Hulk, and Non-Stop Spider-Man. Steve labored through X-Man vol 1 #45-47, Cable vol 1 #63-65, Wolverine vol 2 #133-139, Wolverine Annual 1999, Baby's First Deadpool Book, and a novel! A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee.

Episode 60: Killer Crocs

Episode 60: Killer Crocs

May 22, 2022

No, this didn't suddenly become a DC podcast. We just had thoughts about shoes. And also the comics we read!

Will: The Mighty Valkyries, W.E.B. of Spider-Man, Silk vol 1: Threats and Menaces, Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade. Steve: Wolverine vol 2 #129-132, Wolverine: Black Rio, Generation X vol 1 #44-49, Generation X Annual 1998, X-Men: Liberators, X-Men Unlimited vol 1 #22.

Episode 59: How Deadpool became a major Marvel character

Episode 59: How Deadpool became a major Marvel character

May 19, 2022

This is Steve — sorry it's so late. ADHD sucks. Anyway. In this episode we learn how Deadpool became a major character in the Marvel Universe, how social media apparently sees through secret identities, and why Will has such a difficult life.

Will read Immortal Hulk vol 10: Of Hell and of Death, Champions vol 2: Killer App, Thor by Donny Cates vol 3: Revelations, Beta Ray Bill: Argent Star, and X-Men Legends, vol 1: The Missing Links. Steve read Deadpool vol 3 #20-25, Cable vol 1 #59-62, and X-Force vol 1 #81-85.

Episode 58: Medium-Sized Reign of X Podcast #3 & the Marvel Comics Tour of NYC

Episode 58: Medium-Sized Reign of X Podcast #3 & the Marvel Comics Tour of NYC

May 2, 2022

Will came to visit New York, and we toured all the real-life locations from Marvel Comics and the MCU! Interested in taking the tour for yourself? Here's the map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1y6BQgYgJPjJ7D3URUaves1prlGimr8n0&usp=sharing

We also read Dawn of X vols 9 and 10, including the start of two brand new titles: X-Corp and Way of X!

Episode 57: Spider-Man, dissembled

Episode 57: Spider-Man, dissembled

April 24, 2022

The lord of lies (Nick Spencer) has shaken up all the most convoluted Spider-Man storylines of the past 30 years and... fixed them? We didn't believe it was possible, but the material Will covers in this episode (Spider-Man by Nick Spencer vol 15: What Cost Victory and Sinister War) is truly groundbreaking.

Steve... also read some comics (X-Men Unlimited vol 1 #21, Uncanny X-Men/Fantastic Four Annual 1998, X-Men vol 2 #79-84, Uncanny X-Men vol 1 #360-364).

Episode 56: ”Medium” Sized Reign of X Podcast #2.5

Episode 56: ”Medium” Sized Reign of X Podcast #2.5

April 15, 2022

The long-awaited, thrilling conclusion to our long-running "Medium" Sized Reign of X Podcast #2 series! (Don't worry, there'll be a #3 after this). In this episode, we cover Reign of X vols 7 and 8, quite thoroughly :)

Episode 55: ”Medium” Sized Reign of X Podcast #2

Episode 55: ”Medium” Sized Reign of X Podcast #2

April 13, 2022

The Krakoa era of the X-Men gets deeper, weirder, more unsettling, but no less fun. We set out to read Reign of X vols 5-8, but we just talked for so long we had to split the episode in two. This episode covers 5 and 6 — check back in a day or so for 7 and 8.

Episode 54: One of God’s perfect himbos: too dumb to live, too beefy to die

Episode 54: One of God’s perfect himbos: too dumb to live, too beefy to die

April 3, 2022

How many Spider-Man continuity snafus can Nick Spencer tidy up? And what are the infinity stones up to these days, anyway? Plus, the thrilling (not really) conclusions of Alpha Flight and Quicksilver and the start of intriguing alt-reality series Mutant X.

 

Will reads Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer vol 15: What Cost Victory, Guardians of the Galaxy by Al Ewing vol 3: We're Super Heroes, and Infinite Destinies (all from 2021). Steve reads Alpha Flight vol 2 #13-20, Mutant X #1-6, and Quicksilver #7-13, which ran into two crossovers: Live Kree or Die (Iron Man vol 3 #7, Captain America vol 3 # 8, and Avengers vol 3 #10), and The Siege of Wundagore (Heroes for Hire vol 1 #15-16 and Heroes for Hire / Quicksilver Annual 1998).

Episode 53: Deep cuts, like ”Eep, Opp, Ork, Ah-ah”

Episode 53: Deep cuts, like ”Eep, Opp, Ork, Ah-ah”

March 30, 2022

Who are your top 5 obscure characters from Marvel history you'd like to see brought back? We dove into that topic, PLUS our usual retinue of comics: Will with Fantastic Four by Dan Slott vol 8: Bride of Doom, Conan the Barbarian by Jim Zub vol 2: Land of the Lotus, and Reptil: Brink of Extinction. Steve had the X-Men event Psi-War: X-Men vol 2 #0.5, 77, and 78; Pint-Sized X-Babies: Murderama; Uncanny X-Men vol 1 #356-359; X-Man #39-44; X-Man/Hulk Annual 1998; Generation X vol 1 #0.5, 40-43, and X-Men Unlimited vol 1 #20.

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App