Because we all loved Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 so much, we’re doing a series on Ego the Living Planet and starting off with “Thor #160-#161” by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby from all the way back in the 70s. Thor intervenes to stop a galaxy-crushing battle between Ego and Galactus and finds a new home for The Wanderers. This comic may be almost 50 years old, but surprisingly so much of it still holds up: kernels of great ideas can be found everywhere. We talk a bit about how the flippant concern for canon back in the Golden Age lead to creativity and gush for days over Jack Kirby’s flawless work.
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Next time: “Nova: Nova Corps” by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.
We do a Young Avengers double-take by reading the first five issues of the 2012 run by Keiron Gillen and Jamie McKelvy. In this comic, a hodge-podge group of heroes bands together to fend off an attack from an interdimensional monster. That one of them summoned. Because of melodrama. Even so, some of these characters are great and the amazing artwork by McKelvie makes this title a joy to read. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
Our Marvel Young’uns series starts off with “Young Avengers: Sidekicks” by Allan Heinberg. In the wake of the disbanding of the Avengers, a group of young kids comes together to try and fill there shoes. Only problem: one of them is actually a mortal enemy of the Avengers. We talk about the writer’s cojones, the emergence of Kate Bishop, and why Marvel doesn’t have sidekicks. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!