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!
Who’s the better villain, Thanos or Darkseid? We set out to answer the question by reading “Infinity Gauntlet” by Jim Starlin. This classic of the genre inspired so many future universe-wide comic book events as Thanos grabs ultimate power and utterly succeeds at dominating the Avengers and the rest of existence. It’s powerful stuff, if you have the whimsy for it. We talk about the great pencil work, Thanos’ retirement, and why “event” comics just don’t feel like this anymore. For information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
We read the last comic of our “Sidekicks Movin’ Up” series by taking on Ed Brubaker’s “Captain America: Winter Soldier.” Steve Rogers always thought his sidekick, Bucky, died in an accident during the war. To his horror, he learns that not only has Bucky been alive for the last forty years, he’s been a brainwashed assassin of the KGB. We talk about remorse, guilt, and Captain America’s true grit. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!