15 episodes

An in-depth chronological analysis of the quirky madness of Bronze Age Marvel Comics! Join podcasting powerhouses Grant, Billy and Herman for a mind-bending journey...INTO THE WEIRD.

Into The Weird: A Marvel Bronze Age Comic Book Podcast Herman Louw

    • Leisure
    • 4.8, 24 Ratings

An in-depth chronological analysis of the quirky madness of Bronze Age Marvel Comics! Join podcasting powerhouses Grant, Billy and Herman for a mind-bending journey...INTO THE WEIRD.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Cathode Ray Phantom ,

BY THE HOARY HOSTS OF HOGGOTH, THIS IS GREAT!!!

Wanting a new podcast to listen to on my way to work, and being of a certain age, I was surprised to find a Dr. Strange icon in my search for a Marvel podcast. Curious, I clicked on it and went Into The Weird!

Back in the day, I never delved deep into the Bronze Age Marvel genre books, prefering Spider-man and the Fantastic Four. As close as I typically got to the horror comics was Black Talon turning Wonder Man into a “zuvembie” (thanks Comics Code) in Avengers #152. However, one of the first comics I ever had was a Man-Thing (#20) where demons impersonated The Thing, Spider-man, Daredevil, Shang-chi and other cast members. I remember the art being different and actually scary. The other monster characters would pop up in Two-In-One or Marvel Team-Up (what Ghost Rider did to the Trapster in MTU scarred me ), so I was aware of them. Occasionally I would have a friend who had the odd issue of Werewolf By Night or Tomb of Dracula, and the Monster Of Frankenstein book and record set was everywhere it seemed. So I was aware of them.

Why do I tell you all of this?

Because, even with my peripheral knowledge of the Marvel horror titles, after I started Episode 13: Mamuwalde’s Got Nothin’ On Me, I was hooked. It was a side of the Marvel Bronze Age with which I was completely unfamiliar. The casual conversational style of Herman and Billy reminded me of the discussions I used to have with friends about the comics of our youth. The Mighty Marvel Missteps and Bronze Age Brilliance segments were a blast - both done with a love for the source material. These guys kept my attention through the entire over two hour podcast. The biggest compliment I can give is that they made me want to go track down these issues and read them.

I can guarantee that I will be digging through their back issues and savoring every one!

Chase Grafton ,

First iTunes Review Ever!

I was looking for a Dr. Strange podcast and came across this weird result. At first, I wasn't sure about the hosts discussing characters other than Strange, but their enthusiasm has quickly won me over. The format and length is just perfect and the Shop Talk gives me ideas to do more online and LCS shopping. The only downside? It only comes out every 2 weeks. I wish I could listen every day!

This is a great podcast and I look forward to each weird and wonderful episode.

Thanks,

Chase Grafton
(chase@quantumofchase)

Count Drunkula ,

Celebrating Marvel's Weird Age

In the 1960s, Marvel Comics redefined the superhero genre by introducing The Fantastic Four, The Avengers, and The Amazing Spider-Man. In the '70s, however, they delved into the darker corners of visual storytelling that weren't so mainstream. It was a renaissance for head-tripping cosmic adventures and hair-raising horror tales; for street-talking blacksploitation and fist-flying martial arts action.

INTO THE WEIRD embraces this era of Marvel history, shining the spotlight on the stories and characters that occupy the nebulous grey area between big time superhero and classic literary monster. This is the realm of Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, as well as the macabre muck monster Man-Thing, the flaming motorcyclist Ghost Rider, the living vampire Morbius, the cyborg soldier Deathlok, and so much more delicous Marvel weirdness.

The hosts, Herman and Grant (later replaced by Billy) clearly love this content, and who can blame them? This is some of Marvel's most fun material in its craziest decade. The guys are always in sync with each other; even when the show changes co-hosts, they don't miss a beat. The joy in these reviews is as evident as the madness in these comics.

Give this podcast a listen! You'll enjoy it!

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