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The House of Jack and Stan is a podcast about history, Marvel Comics, and Marvel comics history. Beginning in November 1961 with the release of Fantastic Four #1, we examine the early history of the Marvel Universe by reading the first 10 years of comics in chronological order and discuss them from a historical perspective (including both contemporary media and historical events).

The House of Jack and Stan View from the Gutters

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    • 4.3, 6 Ratings

The House of Jack and Stan is a podcast about history, Marvel Comics, and Marvel comics history. Beginning in November 1961 with the release of Fantastic Four #1, we examine the early history of the Marvel Universe by reading the first 10 years of comics in chronological order and discuss them from a historical perspective (including both contemporary media and historical events).

    Tales to Astonish #44-50 (June 1963)

    Tales to Astonish #44-50 (June 1963)

    On this episode, we discuss Tales to Astonish #44-50, featuring the first appearance of Maria Pym, The Porcupine, Whirlwind, and Giant-Man!







    We also discuss the events of June, 1963, including the Profumo Affair, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Kennedy’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech, and the release of Cleopatra.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Journey into Mystery #88-93 (May 1963)

    Journey into Mystery #88-93 (May 1963)

    On this episode, we discuss Journey into Mystery #88-93, featuring the first appearance of The Radio-Active Man.







    We also discuss the events of May, 1963, including the release of Where The Wild Things Are, and The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan; Dylan’s second album.



     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Strange Tales #104-109 (April 1963)

    Strange Tales #104-109 (April 1963)

    On this episode, we discuss Strange Tales #104-109, featuring the first appearance of Paste Pot Pete, aka The Trapster!







    We also discuss the events of April, 1963, including the world’s first lung transplant, and the beginning of the Birmingham Campaign which led to Martin Luther King Jr. penning his famous, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in which he admonishes those who spoke out against his campaign of nonviolent resistance.

    Notes:



    * To our knowledge, Jack Nicklaus never actually claimed to have invented the Arnold Palmer.

    * Tobiah mentions Czechoslovakia, which dissolved in 1993, in the context of gay rights. He meant to say Chechnya.

    • 52 min
    Tales of Suspense #39-43 (March 1963)

    Tales of Suspense #39-43 (March 1963)

    On this episode, we discuss Tales of Suspense #39-43, featuring the first appearances of Tony Stark, and Pepper Potts.







    We also discuss the events of March, 1963, including the closure of Alcatraz, the opening of the Pan-America Building, and the invention of the measles vaccine! Our theme for this episode is Walk Like A Man, by The 4 Seasons.

    • 48 min
    Fantastic Four #10-15; Amazing Spider-Man #1-3 (Feb. 1963)

    Fantastic Four #10-15; Amazing Spider-Man #1-3 (Feb. 1963)

    On this episode, we discuss Fantastic Four #10-15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1-3, featuring the first appearances of The Red Ghost, The Impossible Man, The Watcher, The Mad Thinker, J. Jonah Jameson, John Jameson (aka Man-Wolf), The Chameleon, The Vulture, The Tinkerer, and Doctor Octopus!







    We also discuss the events of February, 1963, including the birth of second-wave feminism and the embargo of Cuba. Our theme for this episode is Hey Paula, by Paul and Paula.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Incredible Hulk #5-6, Tales to Astonish #39-43 (Jan. 1963)

    Incredible Hulk #5-6, Tales to Astonish #39-43 (Jan. 1963)

    On this episode, we discuss Incredible Hulk #5-6 and Tales to Astonish #39-43. 







    We also discuss the events of January 1963. Our theme for this episode is Telstar, by The Tornados

    Notes:



    * The Beatles landed at New York International Airport (later renamed JFK).

    * George Wallace has been dead for 20 years (thank goodness).

    * Theories regarding electromagnetism date back to the early 19th Century.

    * You can see Magneto defeated by a wooden gun here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5-JVvCrGC8

    * Rick Jones wielded the Destiny Force.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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