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Dpalm & Kriss love talking about Comic Books & Comic Book Characters. The Character Corner lets them do just that. We pick some of our favorite characters from DC, Marvel, Image and more to discuss their backgrounds and important issue runs. We cover some characters you might not know about or you wan too learn more about. This is the perfect show for both those who only know these characters from the movies and for hardcore comic book readers. Check the show notes for the key issues we discuss.

Character Corner - A Podcast on Your favorite Comic Book Characters MTR Network

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Dpalm & Kriss love talking about Comic Books & Comic Book Characters. The Character Corner lets them do just that. We pick some of our favorite characters from DC, Marvel, Image and more to discuss their backgrounds and important issue runs. We cover some characters you might not know about or you wan too learn more about. This is the perfect show for both those who only know these characters from the movies and for hardcore comic book readers. Check the show notes for the key issues we discuss.

    SDCC 2022 Announcements & Trailers

    SDCC 2022 Announcements & Trailers

    Life has gotten really busy for Kriss and Dpalm so the regular Character Corner schedule has been a bit hectic these last few months. But thankfully Marvel has swooped in for a rescue by announcing a bunch of things for their next few phases of movies so that gives us a lot to talk about. 

    In this episode we'll talk about some of the trailers and announcements made for movies and TV shows coming out of SDCC. Not all of them involve Marvel and DC. We got the first teaser for the new John Wick and Amazon dropped a new trailer for their really really really expensive Lord of the Rings show. But of course, this is a comic podcast so we're gonna want to focus on the comic book movies and TV shows that we got a look at. Unfortunately for DC fans, WB didn't really bring a lot. We all knew we weren't gonna hear anything about The Flash because...reasons. But WB only showed Shazam Fury of the Gods and Black Adam in a puzzlingly light presentation. They didn't even lean on their successes like Peacemaker or even The Batman (which dropped this year but it seems like everyone has just forgotten about). No Aquaman either. It's all just really puzzling.

    And then Marvel came out and it was the complete opposite. A firehose of information about the end of Phase 4 and what's planned for Phases 5 & 6. And boy is it a lot. Then there's "that trailer". The Wakanda Forever trailer is a rollercoaster of emotion and we can't wait until November to see it.



    Listen as we break down what we saw and have some light speculation.





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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Captain Marvel Part Into the Hickmanverse Part 10: Secret Wars

    Captain Marvel Part Into the Hickmanverse Part 10: Secret Wars

    We wrap up our Avengers part of our Hickman series with the 9-issue Secret Wars event that sees Hickman rebuild the Marvel Universe first in Doom's vision then from Reed's. Secret Wars is one of those events where you don't have to read all the related non-Hickman written issues to understand the story but you want to. It's a good cap to the end of the story Hickman has been telling not only from Avengers but all the way back to SHIELD. Also, just like in Time Runs Out you start to see where he lays the seeds for what he later does in X-Men. 

    There is one more episode we're doing in this Hickman series and it will be to cover Hickman's run on X-Men and the new dynamic he created for mutants in the Marvel Universe. But before that we're going to head over to the DC world to talk about Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing. 



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    • 51 min
    Interview: Nubia and the Amazons feat. Stephanie Williams

    Interview: Nubia and the Amazons feat. Stephanie Williams

    Stephanie Williams is a comic book historian and pop culture critic who has written for SYFYFANGRRLS, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, Den of Geek, and Rotten Tomatoes. Stephanie is also a comic creator with three ongoing webcomics, Parenthood Activate!, But What If Though?, and Living Heroes. She made her Marvel debut with a short story featuring Monica Rambeau in Marvel’s Voices: Legacy. She recently made her DC Comics debut in Wonder Woman Black and Gold #2 and is co-writing the Nubia and the Amazons miniseries.

     





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    • 43 min
    Into the Hickmanverse Part 9: Time Runs Out

    Into the Hickmanverse Part 9: Time Runs Out

    With the mention of the word "Incursions" in Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness its timely for us to reach the "Time Runs Out" portion of our Into the Hickmanverse series. This is the lead up to Secret Wars and its basically Hickman destroying the Marvel Universe. All of it. Time Runs Out is actually jarring at first because there is an 8 month story gap. The Avengers have split. The Illuminati is on the run with new members. The Captain Britain Corp has been wiped out. The Cabal is given free rein to destroy other worlds. So much has happened and Hickman takes his time explaining it all.



    We also get the reveal of who "Rabum Alal" is and it's...Doctor Doom. Hickman does what he always does and calls his shot and takes us back to the beginning. And not just this series but all of his series. At one point the Illuminati takes refuge in the Immortal City that we saw Nathaniel Richards and Howard Stark as members of S.H.I.E.L.D. There's also some connections to Secret Warriors. And you really start to wonder if "All Hope Lies in Doom" from the Fantastic Four series with Val & Franklin from the future was also talking about the work that Doom is doing in this series that leads to him confronting the Beyonders. 

    And then there are the hints at future Hickman stories. Like when Scott talks about the name of the game being "resurrection". Knowing what we know now about Hickman's time on X-Men and it seems like he called his shot here as well.



    Every time we read this series we pick up something new. By the end of Time Runs out there's only two universes left: 616 and 1610. And that's where we will pick this all back up with Secret Wars in the next episode.  



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Moon Knight - The Fist of Khonshu

    Moon Knight - The Fist of Khonshu

    We're back with another Character Corner episode and this time we're talking about the character Moon Knight. Or should we say the characters Marc Spector/Steven Grant/Jake Lockley. Moon Knight is an interesting character to cover. First appearing in 1975 in Werewolf By Night, its pretty clear that early Moon Knight was Marvel's answer to DC's Batman. There's so many obvious comparisons. Early on in Moon Knight stories, Marc Spector wasn't suffering from mental illness. Rather his three personalities were actually cover aliases for him. Interestingly enough, all his aliases also seem to line up with aspects of Bruce Wayne. You have the Billionaire playboy Steven Grant. The highly skilled mercenary Marc Spector. Then there's the seedy Jake Lockley that is clearly based off of Matches Malone (who first appeared in 1972 in Batman comics). Then there's the Moon Knight concept itself. Dressed in all white (versus the all black of Batman), a hero of the night that looks at himself as the "spirit of vengeance" and taking out those criminals that prey on the weak. 

    But then Marvel started to put some space between the characters by introducing Khonshu, the Moon God that took Marc Spector has his priest (or fist depending on how you look at it). Instead of some internal drive to make criminals fear him because of the murder of his parents, Spector is driven to fight crime because his God commands it. Or is it that he's just insane? Or both? Later comics definitely show that Khonshu is a very real (and petty and vengeful God). And it's Khonshu that has pretty much driven Marc insane. But it makes for a really interesting character and some very good comics to read (except for the Bendis run. Don't do that to yourselves). 

    Issues: 



    * Werewolf By Night #32 - First Appearance

    * Bad Moon Rising Moon Knight Epic Collection

    * Moon Knight Volume 1

    * Moon Knight: Fist of Khonshu

    * Marc Spector: Moon Knight

    * Moon Knight: Resurrection Wars #1 - 4

    * Moon Knight: High Strangeness #1 - 4

    * Marvel Knights #1 - 15

    * Moon Knight (2006 - 2009) #1 - 30

    * Vengeance of Moon Knight

    * Secret Avengers 



    * Issue #19 - First appearance of the Mr. Knight suit





    * Moon Knight (2011 - 2012) #1 - 12 - Bendis (you can skip it)

    * Moon Knight (2014) Marvel Now



    * Issues 1 - 6 (Warren Ellis)

    * Issues 7 -12 (Brian Wood)

    * Issues 13 - 17 (Cullen Bunn)





    * All New, All Different Moon Knight (Jeff Lemire Run)

    * Avengers Vol 8 #33 - 38 - Age of Khonshu

    * Moon Knight (2021 - )





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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Into the Hickmanverse Part 8: Avengers & New Avengers Part 3

    Into the Hickmanverse Part 8: Avengers & New Avengers Part 3

    We're getting closer to the end of out Hickman Marvel series and things are starting to fall apart for everyone. In the two series we watch as Steve not only remembers what the Illuminati did to him but also becomes hardened in his decision that they are wrong and must be stopped. On the New Avengers side, we watch as the Illuminati becomes even more broken. T'Challa, Namor and Black Bolt are all Kings without Kingdoms. Dr. Strange has sacrificed everything. Reed has pretty much given up his family (and we saw in Hickman's Fantastic Four run what happens when Reed does that). Beast and Banner are facing a crisis of humanity. And Tony...well Tony is definitely broken but he also seems to be the only one that truly understands how all this is going to end. 

    We will tackle Time Runs Out in the next part and we see that like before, All Hope Lies in Doom. 

    Issues:



    Avengers:  25 - 28

    Original Sin 1 - 8

    Avengers 28 - 34

    New Avengers 16 - 23







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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

VayStillTrippin ,

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Love the pod, been spreading the gospel to people in my discord groups who wanna know more about different characters and comics.

Y’all have put me up on game about so many dope characters but the Nightwing one has been long awaited and I am ready! N***a I hopped out my seat and cheered when it was announced. I don’t have any requests but I was wondering if there are any villains coming down the pipeline soon?

Keep up the great work, and when the mid starts selling again I’m going premium!

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One More Time.

Gentlemen I love the podcast love love love the podcast. But a quick question Since you are both X-Men fans I am curious if you checked out my hero academia as X-Men’s friends I feel like it be right up your alley curious to hear your thoughts once again thank you for a wonderful podcast. Peace.

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Great podcast.

Love the pod. I found you guys when I was looking for a podcast that covered Hickman’s legendary Fantastic Four run and i’ve been hooked ever since. This pod makes work go by much faster and the intro makes me wanna Crip walk. Salute.

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