Using Star Wars as a guideline, this podcast explores, month by month, comic books based on licensed properties that Marvel Comics published from 1977 to 1986.
Comics covered include (or will include): Star Wars, Jack Kirby's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Logan's Run, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Human Fly, The Man from Atlantis, Marvel Movie Specials, ROM: Spaceknight, Micronauts, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, and much much more!
This feed is a sub feed of the Comic Book Time Machine. Each cover date month that is covered here is a longer episode in the regular Comic Book Time Machine feed.
"The Lady and the Lion!" (John Carter: Warlord of Mars #21, February 1979)
Using Star Wars as a guideline, we’re exploring comic books based on licensed properties that Marvel Comics published from 1977 to 1986. The Master Assassin of Mars continues . . . with gladiatorial combat in an arena against a very big lion with a large number of legs. And teeth. But …
"Earth!" (Micronauts #2, Feb 1979)
The Micronauts move from inner space to yard space as they take on one of the great dangers of the back yard - a lawn mower!
"A Gathering of Vultures" (Human Fly #19, Feb 1979)
The Human Fly travels to his next stunt location and find some real world issues that need to be taken care of, REAL-LIFE SUPERHERO STYLE!
"With Dugan on the Docks" (Godzilla #19, February 1979)
Godzilla, now man-sized, sneaks through the city . . . until he comes to a face-off with Dum Dum Dugan. A face-off that finally allows Dum Dum and Big-G to come face to face and go mano-a-mano!
“Raydeen” (Shogun Warriors #1, February 1979) – MCC114
Shogun Warriors, a Doug Moench and Herb Trimpe work based on the Mattel toyline that merged a number of Japanese properties into one, gets its origin in this "1st ISSUE COLLECTOR'S ITEM"! And the license seems to be in good hands!
“Deathgame” (Star Wars #20, February 1979) – MCC113
"Deathgame" continues Archie Goodwin's original Star Wars tale taking place on The Wheel, a space casino that puts everyone in danger! And the stakes just keep on rising! In a world where Empire Strikes Back was still only in script form, the Star Wars universe grew here!
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Hey Ben, glad to have you back. I only discovered your feed recently and I’m really looking forward to the Micronauts, ROM and Battlestar reviews. Equally looking forward to Human Fly ending. Lol! Always worth my time to spend 30-45 minutes with you looking back at the books from my childhood.
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