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.
Our “DC Let Downs” series concludes with one of the most lauded comics of all time, “Final Crisis” by Grant Morrison. This 7-issue comic is the end play of the incredibly long build-up that spanned multiple DCU-wide events. We talk about all the narrative problems, the character problems, and the WTF problems because, really, none of the good ideas from this comic had any room to shine through a cloud of anti-life haze. More Info ÷ Past Shows + Past Events = www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
We take it back old school to 1966 to read the first appearance of one of the Marvel Universe’s biggest baddies by reading a trio of issues from Stan Lee & Jack Kirby’s original run on the Fantastic Four. “The Galactus Trilogy” spans issues 48 through 50. It’s fraught with great line art, poor coloring, and one hell of a dysfunctional team dynamic — not to mention the end of the world. For more information on past and upcoming episodes, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!