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We journey through each issue of the most underrated Marvel series of the 80’s while drinking beer. Please join us in rediscovering the joy of the Power Pack comic.

Unpacking the Power of Power Pack Jeff and Rick Present

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We journey through each issue of the most underrated Marvel series of the 80’s while drinking beer. Please join us in rediscovering the joy of the Power Pack comic.

    Episode 22: Thor #363

    Episode 22: Thor #363

    I hate to tell you guys…..but we've got one more issue with the Beyonder. And he doesn’t even have the decency to drive around his friend's dad’s Ferrari or go to an art museum. But, we also get two Thor’s…. Which is only fitting because it is a Thor book. Walt Simonson invites over Power Pack to play in his sandbox as Thor and Beta Ray Bill battle the Beyonder for all of the hammers. Jeff and Rick discuss many Asgardian topics, especially around what type of Santa costume Thor would wear. This is more important than you would think. Would it be more piraty or more Scandinavian? These are the questions that keep Thor up at night. The important thing to remember, the life lesson we should all take from this experience, is that you should always ask for help when battling an overpowered godlike being.....and to be careful when chewing bubble gum. Also, please check out Sean ( @Sean42AZ ) and Greg’s ( @garaujo1 ) excellent Secret Wars and Beyond podcast to learn more about Secret Wars II and to hear Rick talk with them about this issue. http://secretwars.libsyn.com/-marvels-secret-wars-beyond-season-2-episode-6 And also check out The Lightning and the Storm podcast for more Thor action. Specifically episode 8: Of Frogs and Men. https://www.thelightningandthestorm.com/2017/06/episode-8-of-frogs-and-men/ And don’t forget to support us on Patreon, https://www.patreon.com/JeffandRickPresent. We have started to release monthly episodes for our Energizer and greater tiers. We are covering the alternate versions mini-series that started in 2005.

     

    Eighties Action by Kevin MacLeod
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    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Go Cart by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3813-go-cart
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 31: Power Pack #24

    Episode 31: Power Pack #24

    I would like to apologize for the low energy in this episode. Rick was not feeling well, so we can just blame it on him.

    And it is a shame too, because this is a pretty good issue. Sure, it starts off in a dark cave with Katie drowning in a pool of water, and the other Power kids are still captured, and Franklin runs away from home, and Kofi is shot at……

    Hang on…..this sounds horrible!  Why would anyone do this to a bunch of kids! I thought this was supposed to be a happy, silly, kids book!?!?  What is going on with all of this capturing, torturing, maiming, and war!

    Don’t worry folks, low energy Rick or not, this duo of daddies will dust themselves off and deliver you, our listeners, a delightful detailed description of these deeds. So sit back, relax, and listen to the gentle popping of lava bubbles.

    Don’t forget support us on Patreon, https://www.patreon.com/JeffandRickPresent.  We have started to release monthly episodes for our Energizer and greater tiers. We are covering the alternate versions mini-series that started in 2005.

    We also have some merchandise over at Redbubble.  Right now it is just shirts and other knick-knacks featuring our logo.  Eventually we will come up with some more stuff. https://www.redbubble.com/people/jeffrickpresent/?asc=u

     And also, check out our website, https://wordpress.com/post/jeffandrickpresent.wordpress.com/740, to see the panels we selected for our refrigerator gallery. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Special Announcement

    Special Announcement

    We are changing our podcast hosting site. Hopefully this will not affect your listening, but you never know. Please be patient while we figure this all out. 

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    Episode 29: Power Pack #22

    Episode 29: Power Pack #22

    I bet you forgot that we are not an interview show….we certainly did. Lucky for you, we eventually remembered that we are a baking show!!

    Nope….that is not right….Are we a winter sports show?

    Does not feel accurate! Oh, we are a show that talks about haunted houses and ghosts!h

    "NO YOU IDIOTIC HATCHLINGS! THIS IS A SNARK SHOW!"

    Close....we are a Power Pack show. And in this issue, we have the prelude to the Snark Wars. Before that storyline can start, we decided to let the kids play in the snow. What could possibly go wrong?

    Oh, yeah...Alex can behave like a possessive jerk and get into a brawl with another kid. That seems about right.

    But at least they can trust Jarvis!

    Just sit back, have a nice bath,

    ....And wait for a nice girl to propose to you while listening to our podcast!

    Don’t forget support us on Patreon, https://www.patreon.com/JeffandRickPresent.  We have started to release monthly episodes for our Energizer and greater tiers. We are covering the alternate versions mini-series that started in 2005.  And also be sure to visit us on our website to see some pictures from this comic. https://jeffandrickpresent.wordpress.com/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 30: Power Pack #23

    Episode 30: Power Pack #23

     

    Do you ever wake up and realize that life is just not going your way.... You were taking a nice nap, frozen in the ice, and then you get yanked back into the real world...

    Yeah, I just got back from vacation, and I realized that I had not prepped this synopsis.  And that just makes me cranky. Kinda like this.

    Ya see, when the Fantastic Four vacation, they do not mess around. They pack everything. And they have to, I mean, how else can they show their powers. 

    Power Pack just packs Jack.

    Ok, time to get serious. The kids have been kidnapped and are being forced to find the hidden and frozen Jakal, and then are flown across the universe.  I wonder how they feel about this, wonder if they will fight?

    Oh yeah....they will fight.  Yes...They will fight. They will also escape, but find them selves on Snarkworld.  

    But I am sure everything will turn out fine. Nothing bad will happen to anyone. 

    Beyond this awesome story, I would also like to point your attention to one of our fans, Gibson, who created this amazing PAWody. He is an artist and writer and does some great work. Please check out his work.  https://lloydandthebear.com/

    Don’t forget support us on Patreon, https://www.patreon.com/JeffandRickPresent.  We have started to release monthly episodes for our Energizer and greater tiers. We are covering the alternate versions mini-series that started in 2005.  And also be sure to visit us on our website to see some pictures from this comic.

    We also have some merchandise over at Redbubble.  Right now it is just shirts and other knick-knacks featuring our logo.  Eventually we will come up with some more stuff.  https://www.redbubble.com/people/jeffrickpresent/?asc=u

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 32: Power Pack #25

    Episode 32: Power Pack #25

    With Special Guest-Star, Kwanza Osajyefo!!

    Jeff and Rick are proud to have Kwanza join them for their double-sized, 25th issue special event. We really needed the extra help. We have Jakal brimming with power, Katie brimming with defeat, Maraud brimming with overconfidence and Bhadsha brimming with poison. There is just a lot of brimming going on around here...and we do not like it... OK, we like Katie brimming with power, but not Jakal.

    We actually like a lot n this book. This is a fantastic issue with a mess of stuff going on. The writer and artists are swinging for the Snark equivalent of the fences, and they are connecting. Man, I really love to mix my metaphors.

    I guess what we are saying is that you really should drag your friends over to listen to this podcast. And if they resist, improvise.

    But for now, let me tell you more about our guest. Kwanza is, in his own words,


    ...a story-maker – cobbling together tales made of little daydreams, memories, and discoveries.

    An alchemist of words seeking immortality in scriptures that live on when I am done and dust, but still warm in minds and hearts of sons and daughters I will never know.

    I wear hats.


    We really could not say it better ourselves. He is a lifelong fan of Power Pack, and is also the writer of a an amazing series of books, Black and Black: America's Sweetheart, both by Black Mask Studios. And he has more coming out, including a title from Humanoids called Ignited with Mark Waid.

    Be sure to check out his website: https://kwanzaosajyefo.com/ and be sure to order his books: https://www.blacksuperpower.com/

    Don’t forget support us on Patreon, https://www.patreon.com/JeffandRickPresent.  We have started to release monthly episodes for our Energizer and greater tiers. We are covering the alternate versions mini-series that started in 2005.  And also be sure to visit us on our website to see some pictures from this comic.

    We also have some merchandise over at Redbubble.  Right now it is just shirts and other knick-knacks featuring our logo.  Eventually we will come up with some more stuff.  https://www.redbubble.com/people/jeffrickpresent/?asc=u

      And also, check out our website, https://jeffandrickpresent.wordpress.com/2019/06/09/power-pack-25-power-trip/, to see the panels we selected for our refrigerator gallery. 

     

    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Nory Polier ,

Hey guys…

I think that you guys should post your patron episodes because some people can’t listen to them.

MaxwellChris ,

Pack-Men (and Pack-Daughter) Leading the Pack!

This show has it all: 1980s comic books! Beer! Science! Refrigerator Art! G-Forces! And commentary from an actual target-age child (she steals the show every time of course!). The creators of Power Pack have been guests, too! Tune in, or be less Energized than you could be!

Bradleyman612 ,

Love it

Two guys who are enjoying beer and underrated comics- also with “science corner” and “kid perspective”- a combination that makes sense with the comic they are covering- more fun then the comics were- and the comics were a blast-

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