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.
As Annihilation comes to an end, we weigh in on the fates of Galactus, Nova, Silver Surfer, and more. Did Cammi ever matter at all? How badass is Thanos? Does the Negative Zone just suck and Annihilus is a giant baby, or is there a bigger picture? Does Ronan the Letdown become Ronan the Redeemed? All these questions and more get answered in this week’s episode of APSC. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
The Annihilation Wave marches on in Book Two, challenging three of the Marvel cosmos’ most powerful beings: Silver Surfer, Super Skrull, and Ronan the Accuser (who clearly draws the short end of the alliteration stick). We marvel of the quiet badassitude of the Silver Surfer and the great restraint it takes for a writer to pull off such a mood. We’re wowed by the Super Skrull’s cartoony art that lulls you before its savage finale. Then, lastly, we poop all over Ronan. Yeah, sorry, but it was anti-climactic for us, too. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!