It’s Friday night at 9:00 PM in 1984. This is before smart phones. Before the internet. Even before Super Nintendo. What is a comic fan supposed to do? Why, play TSR’s Marvel Super Heroes Role Playing Game, silly.
Jon takes the helm on this podcast and relives the stories from his youth playing the Official Marvel Super Hero RPG. He goes over how the game was designed and then dives into the details of how he and his friends spent many hours and consumed many Mountain Dews playing the game.
I have never played a Role Playing Game so Jon initiates me into it with a character creation.
“You can tell it’s 1984, Monica Rambeau is still called Captain Marvel.”
This is something a bit different from what we usually talk about but we had fun recording it so we hope you enjoy it.
Pssst! Hey, buddy! Did you know there is a war going on? Also, that this war is hush-hush therefore very secret? Well, now we let the cat of the bag and you know all about it!
That’s right – Marvel, the comic company that is terrible at keeping secrets has released their 2015 Secret War!! The main Secret War is great but there are like 763* Secret War Tie-In books. You don’t have the time or money to buy and read all those books so what are you going to do? Well, fret not, True Believer! Jim and Jon have done all the heavy lifting for you and have whittled down the tie-ins to 6 core books that are definitely worth reading.
Listen to the Comics Misremembered Week 12 podcast for all the low down on these books then run to your local comic shop (or download on your wireless device).
*My math is a little hazy so there could be less than this number.
Marvel will be relaunching their Universe once again this October and they have given everyone a sneak peek at the new titles and creative teams.
Jon and I go through the free previews guide and discuss what we know of the new writer and artist on each book and then if we plan on either buying it, testing it out for a few issues or skipping the book altogether or has we call it: Buy, Try or Deny!
I noticed that some books were missing this time around like Punisher, Black Widow, Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Also, some writers are gone like Rick Remender and Jonathan Hickman, who has written the Avengers these last few years and the architect of the new Secret Wars series. These changes don’t bode well with me.
I hope our wisdom and witty banter helps you make an informed decision on if you want to spend your hard earned dollars on any of these new books.
As always, we appreciate your feedback – What do you have to say about the new books? Any ones that are a definite buy? Any ones to avoid like the plague?
This podcast runs a little long but it is worth it. Enjoy.
Jon and I review the humble and meager beginnings for Marvel and DC heroes on TV with shows like Batman (1966), Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk to the mega franchises in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We described how the medium has changed from sophomoric stories for the sole purpose of commercialization to sophisticated, well crafted epic dramas (and some commercialization). We will review the highlights and pitfalls of Marvel and DC through the years and let you know which movie and TVs shows are worth your time (Tip: Avoid any movies that have the words “Superman” and “Returns” in the title).
We had fun putting this together so we hope you have as much fun listening to it.