Welcome to another edition of a sub-series of episodes I am now calling Fireside Chats. The premise is simple; I grab one of the Marvel collections published in the seventies by Fireside Books, which was a division of Simon and Schuster. Joining me once again is my good friend Paul Spataro. Paul is the co-host of Back to the Bins, Avengers Spotlight and Listen to the Prophets: A Deep Space Nine Podcast. More importantly he is a long time fan of Marvel Comics in general and these Fireside books in specific and since he was nice enough to join me for the first book it only made sense to bring him back for the sequel.
This time out the line-up is fairly diverse. The X-Men lead off the book and discussion followed by Iron Man, the Avengers, Daredevil and Nick Fury and you better believe we talk about more than just the comics in this collection. Movies. Television. The history of the characters and teams in general. All of that and more is talked about and picked apart. Things get a little weird towards the end of the book when we talk about the origin of the Watcher and Stan Lee’s favorite character the Silver Surfer.
I want to thank Paul for coming on to the show again and being such a great co-host. Be sure to check out his shows if you haven’t done so already.
Next Time: A new “mini-series” begins with the first installment of All BS and a Little WW: Views on the Trinity. Yes, dear listener, I am trying to cash in on tie into the upcoming blockbuster film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by dedicating the entire month of March to episodes about Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. All three characters appear in the story I (along with Andrew Leyland) talk about. It’s a little story titled For The Man Who Has Everything. Keep your eyes peeled for the show to come out on Monday instead of the usual Tuesday!