Our Spider-Man series finishes on a high note, with “Kraven’s Last Hunt.” Written by J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Mike Zeck, it’s possibly one of the best comic books we’ve ever read, an in-continuity cross-title tale that tromps all over the hallowed literary ground of stand-alones and graphic novels. From the narrative structure, to the delicately balanced art, we audibly salivate over the goodness of this book. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
One of Spider-Man’s most popular villains, Venom’s a dynamic character who has lasted through decades of different iterations. We read the comic that established him as a unique character in the Marvel universe, for better or for worse, with “Spider-Man vs. Venom” by David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane. This episode is chock-full of discussion about questionable art, pun-fraught 80’s writing, and more than a little innuendo. For more information on past or upcoming shows, check out www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
This week we go over one of the true classics of the comic book genre: “The Death of Gwen Stacy.” Written by Gerry Conway and drawn by Gil Kane, this comic contains a fair handful of the most memorable, heart-rending moments in the history of Spiderman, or any character for that matter. We mull over the book’s confrontations with drugs and race as well as Spiderman’s quick descension into blind rage and emptiness. For more information on past or upcoming episodes, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!