Stan Lee founder and co-creator of a majority of the Marvel characters passed away on November 12, 2018.
Jon and I wanted to celebrate his life and legacy in this week’s podcast.
We go over his humble beginnings, why he changed his name from Stanley Martin Lieber to just Stan Lee, his military years, the artists he worked with and the characters he created, his philosophy on how to create comics and why he wanted to humanize his heroes, quick discussion on one of Stan’s favorite stories “The Galactus Trilogy” and his personal philosophy on how to treat others and why comics are a powerful medium.
We cover all this and more and we have a blast doing it.
Thor Ragnarok is the 3rd installment in the Marvel Thor movie franchise and it is bit of a departure from the previous 2 films.
It departs from the “Stranger in a Strange Land” way of storytelling as the previous movies and goes for a more comedic “Hero Fighting the Apocalypse Via Being a Stranger in a Strange Land” concept. Jon and I go over our expectations and if the movie lived up to them (Spoilers – it did!). We also mention what comics inspired elements of the story that make their way into the movie and end the podcast with a discussion on “Gods and their Sexuality“.
This will not be your typical movie review and we hope you enjoy the podcast.
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.