Episode 33: A Triumphant Return (Radioactive Spider-Gwen #9)

(Recorded June 19, 2016)

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Now that the crossover is done, Kyle, Jack, and Brian return to catch up with Gwen’s new status quo in the fantastic Radioactive Spider-Gwen #9.

  • 0:00 – Intro; Recap of Brian’s interview with Spider-Gwen co-creator/writer Jason Latour
  • 5:12 – Recap of Radioactive Spider-Gwen #9
  • 6:35 – Discussion: How beautiful is this art? Brian has some, er, choice words.  A story about loneliness and friendship. No worries for Jack the straight white guy. The evolution of Frank Castle. Considering the implications of Gwen’s weapon of choice. Kyle attempts to wrap up the episode and needs to reboot. Speculating on future villains and plot arcs.
  • 35:05 – Your thoughts on this issue; Outro
  • 38:34 – ?

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Jack and Kyle’s intense pre-show deliberations on who will handle this week’s recap segment

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Episode 32.3: Interview with Spider-Gwen writer and co-creator Jason Latour!

(Recorded June 12, 2016)

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A special “point one” (or “point three”, but who’s counting?) episode where Brian got to talk with JASON LATOUR, the writer and co-creator of Radioactive Spider-Gwen!

We covered a *lot* of ground in this episode, diving right into the book’s themes of family, identity, and of course, power and responsibility. Jason shares his take on writing a popular female lead character, the inspirations behind her supporting cast, and the positive and not-so-positive reactions that he’s encountered about the series. We also got a behind-the-scenes peek at how both the Spider-Women crossover and Gwen’s upcoming annual came together, along with some tantalizing hints about the future…

And while it’s a bit of a detour for our podcast, we couldn’t pass up the chance to discuss Jason’s work as artist and co-creator on the Eisner-nominated Southern Bastards (which just wrapped its “Homecoming” arc and has a bit more in common with Spider-Gwen than you might think). That part of our conversation happens around 1:08:00 so you can skip ahead to around 1:27:30 if you’d like to, although you should stick around for the first minute or two to hear Jason’s lost (and hilarious) bootleg concept for an alternate Spider-Man…

This was a great and truly in-depth conversation with a talented creator and a good dude  – we hope that you enjoy it!

Stuff that we’d mentioned in this episode (yeah, there’s a lot!):

You can find Jason at:

HUGE THANKS to Jason for taking the time out of his busy schedule to chat with us!

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Brian met Jason at Special Edition NYC 2015

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Episode 32.2: Spider-Women 8 (Spider-Women Omega)

(Recorded June 5, 2016)

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Brian and Superior Spider-Talk’s Tony and Jaleh welcome KYLE back to the show to wrap up the crossover extravaganza with Spider-Women Omega! An eight-part event focusing on characters vs. spectacle is an ambitious plan – does the finale stick the landing?

  • 0:00 – Intro; Kyle is the Alpha and the Omega.
  • 2:22 – Spider-Women Omega: Nico Leon’s cinematic style is a perfect match for an action-packed (and funny!) issue. Strong characterization for fun leads triumphs over a few narrative disconnects. A solid crossover with consequences and interesting hooks to go forward. When can we do this again (and can Earth-65 Reed Richards come back)?
  • 25:13 – What did YOU think? Let us know! Thanks and Outro.

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Episode 32.1: Spider-Women 6 and 7 (Silk #8 and Spider-Woman #7)

(Recorded May 22, 2016)

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Brian and Jack welcome Superior Spider-Talk’s Tony and Jaleh back to the show to catch up on discuss Silk 8 and Spider-Woman 7. How does the Spider-Women miniseries fare as we head into the final chapter?

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:00 – Silk 8: Oh, it was all going so well! The miniseries slips with a shift in art, pacing, and characterization. We try to figure out how and why things didn’t work.
  • 16:46 – Spider-Woman 7: Whew, that’s more like it! We talk about this vibrant and funny issue, our new favorite supporting character, and how this miniseries is playing with our expectations.
  • 29:40 – What did YOU think? Let us know! Thanks and Outro

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Episode 32: My Lunch With Ganke (Spider-Man #4)

(Recorded May 21, 2016)

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In this episode, Jack and Brian discuss Spider-Man issue 4: A story about friendship, balls, and guided missiles.

  • 0:00 – Intro and Issue Recap
  • 2:27 – Discussion: Why did Ganke throw Miles a (golden) curve ball and risk everything? Looking closer at their friendship and thoughts on race and body image. The greatest eyebrows in comics.  Camo mode? Miles inheriting a new/old rogues’ gallery.  Apathy toward Civil War II.
  • 31:38 – What did YOU think? Let us know! Thanks and Outro

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Episode 31: Spider-Women 5 (Radioactive Spider-Gwen #8)

(Recorded May 7, 2016)

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This episode, Brian and Jack are joined once again by Superior Spider-Talk’s Tony Goodwyn to check in with Chapter 5 of Spider-Women! Radioactive Spider-Gwen #8 starring…Cindy Moon and The Sinister Silk?!

  • 0:00 – Intro: Happy Free Comic Book Day! One lucky listener gets a free digital code for this issue!
  • 1:56 – Jack’s back! Catching up on Spider-Women so far and our response to general Big Two event hype. Are we growing jaded…or just growing older?
  • 10:14 – Radioactive Spider-Gwen #8:  Basic recap
  • 10:59 – Discussion: The Cindy Show (and why that’s good for Gwen)! Did the revelation work? Digging Bengal’s character and panel design; Latour drops hints for Gwen’s future; Gwen’s freedom to break the storytelling mold?
  • 32:58 – Thanks and Outro

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Episode 30.1: Spider-Women 3 & 4 (Silk #7; Spider-Woman #6)

(Recorded May 1, 2016)

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The Spider-Event of 2016 continues! With Kyle and Jack out of the office this week, Brian is joined once more by Superior Spider-Talk’s Tony Goodwyn and Jaleh Najafali to catch up with Chapters 3 and 4 of Spider-Women! It’s nice to have an event that’s *not* about the end of the world, but do lower stakes = lower interest (and lower sales)? Nevertheless, we’re having a great time with what’s turning out to be a great event – although Jaleh isn’t joining the Cindy fan club anytime soon…

  • 0:00 – Intros
  • 2:08 – Silk #7:  Basic recap
  • 2:36 – Discussion: Cindy visits her family (and we shrug our shoulders), then learns more about her counterpart.  Wait, it’s over already? Jaleh saves you $1.
  • 22:00 – Spider-Woman #6:  Basic recap
  • 22:31 – Discussion: Fantastic on every level – Jess shines as the lead Spider-Woman for the entire event. Jaleh still doesn’t like Cindy.
  • 35:12 – Thanks and Outro

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Episode 30: Spider-Women 1&2 (Spider-Women Alpha; Radioactive Spider-Gwen #7; Contest Winner!)

(Recorded April 17, 2016)

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The Spider-Event of 2016 is here! Kyle and Brian are joined by Superior Spider-Talk’s Tony Goodwyn and Jaleh Najafali to catch up with the first two chapters of Spider-Women! How does something as simple as brunch go so colossally wrong for Spider-Gwen, Spider-Women, and Silk?  Plus we announce the winner of our latest variant cover giveaway contest!

  • 0:00 – Intros
  • 3:51 – Spider-Women Alpha:  Basic recap
  • 5:11 – Discussion: The event kicks off, but it’s more about character than spectacle (and that’s fantastic). Getting to know our leads, but the artwork is a surprising hurdle.
  • 24:00 – Radioactive Spider-Gwen #7:  Basic recap
  • 25:03 – Discussion: A surprisingly hilarious turn with outstanding art, humor, and heart. How does the idea of “family” drive each of our heroes?
  • 40:25 – Contest winner! Wrap-up and Outro

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Episode 29: ¡Ay Dios Mio! (Spider-Man #3; Contest Reminder!)

(Recorded April 9, 2016)

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A very different kind of battle for our hero as Spider-Man is grounded! Kyle, Brian and Jack dig into the fantastic character moments for Miles (and Ms. Marvel!) in the fantastic Spider-Man #3! Plus there’s still time to enter our variant cover giveaway contest!

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:02 – Kyle’s dramatic return (complete with WWE-style entrance)
  • 2:02 – Spider-Man #3:  Basic recap
  • 3:09 – Miles vs. his grandmother:  Navigating family dynamics; Why Miles and Kamala are a perfect combination (on a few levels); The Black Cat is ready for her close-up; Incredible art and the power of silent panels; More meta-commentary; Don’t mock the Shocker!
  • 29:15 – Contest Reminder!
  • 30:41 – Coming up; Contact info (and some BvS PTSD); Outro

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Episode 28.1: Interview with Spider-Gwen co-creator Robbi Rodriguez!

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A special “point one” episode where we got to catch up with ROBBI RODRIGUEZ, the co-creator of Spider-Gwen!

In this special episode, Jack and Brian learn more about Robbi’s surprise retirement announcement, his favorite moments from the Radioactive run so far, how Gwen’s story has sometimes paralleled his own, his work beyond Earth-65, and what’s in store for the series later this year.

This was a really fun and informative conversation for us – we hope that you enjoy it!

You can find Robbi at:

HUGE THANKS to Robbi for taking the time out of his busy schedule to chat with us!

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Episode 28: With Great Responsibility… (Radioactive Spider-Gwen #6; Contest!)

(Recorded March 12, 2016)

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Spider-Woman vs. The Green Goblin! Things don’t go the way you might think. With Kyle away this week, Brian and Jack take an in-depth look at how Great Power and Great Responsibility are revisited in Radioactive Spider-Gwen #6! Plus it’s time for another variant cover giveaway contest!

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:32 – Radioactive Spider-Gwen #6:  Basic recap
  • 2:03 – The “Greater Power” arc: Finding the truth and what really matters; Flipping expectations (and ideas) on their heads; Outstanding character acting; The indie vibe and why this series might work better read in trade
  • 23:29 – Wrap-up; Outro

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Who wields it best?

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Episode 27: It’s All In The Name (Spider-Man #2; Contest Winners!)

(Recorded March 5, 2016)

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What happens when the world discovers that the new Spider-Man is not a white guy? And what does Miles think of the reaction? Brian, Kyle, and Jack take a look at race, identity, validation, and venom stings in Spider-Man #2! Plus we share your feedback and announce the winners of our variant cover giveaway!

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:32 – Spider-Man #2 basic recap (Happy Birthday, Kyle!); Things get weird right away
  • 3:33 – Spider-Man meets Spider-Man: Does Miles need Peter to validate him every time?
  • 6:44 – Blackheart + Zzzt = Yawn. Could Miles beat the Avengers?
  • 10:54 – We discuss Miles’ reaction as he finally confronts race and identity; Being a person versus a poster child
  • 18:16 – Sara Pichelli & Justin Ponsor’s art; Range of emotion
  • 21:56 – That cliffhanger! Gulp.
  • 26:19 – Three-word summary (no editing); Tapping the fourth wall
  • 29:13 – Contest winners!
  • 32:36 – Listener feedback: Passing the torch?
  • 36:02 – Wrap-up (does anyone e-mail anymore?); Kyle’s May 22nd run for charity; Outro

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Episode 26.1: Interview with Spider-Gwen colorist Rico Renzi!

(Recorded February 27, 2016)

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A special “point one” episode where Kyle and Brian got to talk with RICO RENZI, the colorist of Marvel’s Radioactive Spider-Gwen and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!

In this episode, we talked with Rico about the increasing awareness of colorists as part of a creative team, adapting his approach for different artists, why he prefers print to digital, his favorite moments from the series so far, and a teaser hint or two on what’s coming up for the series. Rico also hooks Kyle up with some comic book recommendations!

This was a really fun and informative conversation for us – we hope that you enjoy it!

Stuff we talked about:

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Episode 26: Celebratory Goldfish Cracker (Radioactive Spider-Gwen #5; Giveaway Contest!)

(Recorded February 13, 2016)

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Brian, Jack, and Kyle are back to catch up with Radioactive Spider-Gwen #5! Just one question: Where’s Gwen?

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:26 – Radioactive Spider-Gwen #5 basic recap with special guest George Takei
  • 2:36 – A guest artist! How does Chris Visions’ style work for the series? Considering impact of colors and letters.
  • 14:12 – Gwen is MIA, but can the other characters carry the issue? We love Dad Cop. Is Harry a real threat? Cap is awesome (and so is Frank).
  • 28:21 – Three word summary (about the issue, not Kyle).
  • 29:25 – Listener feedback / iTunes review
  • 31:36 – Giveaway Contest! Tell us what you think of the Venom Sting and win a variant edition of Spider-Man #1!
  • 33:24 – Contact info; Wrap-up
  • 36:57 – ????

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Episode 25: Third Time’s The Charm (Spider-Man #1; Giveaway Contest!)

(Recorded February 6, 2016)

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The moment has finally arrived! Brian, Kyle, and Jack check out Miles Morales’ long awaited (third) debut in Spider-Man #1! Plus enter to win a special variant cover edition!

  • 0:00 – Intro; Welcoming Jack to the show
  • 2:00 – Spider-Man #1 basic recap; Miles’ third debut: Reboot or Take Two?; Ganke’s eyebrows
  • 5:39 – Sara Pichelli’s evolving style; transitioning back from David Marquez’s approach; Kyle can’t draw (and is he a Ganke or a Miles?)
  • 13:00 – Miles’ parents, racial politics, and addressing his mixed heritage and minority experience: Is now finally the right time?
  • 20:25 – Spider-Man vs. Blackheart: Is the Venom Sting too much? Kyle and Jack learn about the classic If This Be My Destiny.
  • 29:27 – The cliffhanger; Kyle almost breaks the podcast
  • 35:31 – Giveaway Contest! Tell us what you think of the Venom Sting and win a variant edition of Spider-Man #1!
  • 37:02 – Wrap-up; Help us with theme music?; Outro

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Episode 24: Golden Girl (Radioactive Spider-Gwen #4; Listener Feedback)

(Recorded January 9, 2016)

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2016 hits the ground running! Brian and Kyle are joined by guest Jack Chambers of the Inter-Comics Podcast to start the year off with Radioactive Spider-Gwen #4.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:58 – Radioactive Spider-Gwen #4: Beautiful art and great character ideas, but are things moving too fast? Or is it up to us as readers? Does the method of how we read it (physical vs. digital) affect the rhythm of the issue? Costume design: The eyes have it. 1980s television and is Kyle right?
  • 39:23 – Listener feedback: Can Miles and Gwen become better known with non-comic book readers?
  • 44:05 – Wrap-up: Where to find us online
  • 46:13 – Changes for Ultimate Spin: Thanking our friend Nour
  • 47:50 – Coming up/Outro

Question for you, our listeners:

How do you read Radioactive Spider-Gwen (or comics in general) – physical or digital (phone, tablet, computer; Guided View or full-page)? How long do you spend reading and do you read it more than once? Let us know!

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Episode 23: The Phantom Menace (Ultimate End #5; Listener Feedback)

(Recorded December 20, 2015)

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Brian, Kyle, and Nour see the year out with Ultimate End #5. Last one out, get the lights.

  • 0:00 – Intros: The highly anticipated event is finally here! No, not that JJ Abrams movie. Let’s talk about…
  • 2:38 – Ultimate End #5: Not entirely bad, but way too late. What worked? What didn’t? Discussing Miles’ new status quo.
  • 18:15 – Listener feedback: RIP Ultimate Universe. Long live Earth-65?
  • 20:57 – Wrap-up, Outro

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Episode 22: Awkward (Radioactive Spider-Gwen #3)

(Recorded December 13, 2015)

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Kyle, Nour, and Brian do battle with their new show format (and the English language) to catch up with a dimension-hopping Gwen and her latest threat in Radioactive Spider-Gwen #3.

  • 0:00 – Intros
  • 1:28 – Radioactive Spider-Gwen #2: Recap challenge fail. Why 616 already? Making the most of the moment. Those bios at the end – too many words in a comic book (?!). Does “of” count as a word?
  • 31:42 – Listener feedback: Your thoughts on the issue!
  • 36:29 – Wrap-up, Outro

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Episode 21.1: Interview with Miles Morales fan film writer-director Ivan Kander!

(Recorded November 16, 2015)


A special “point one” episode where we got to talk with IVAN KANDER, the writer-director responsible for the incredible fan-film Spider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story (as mentioned in Episode 21).

In this episode, you’ll get an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse at how and why this short film came together, and what it represents for Miles fans (and Spider-Man fans in general).

Our thanks to Ivan for making the time to chat with us – we hope that you enjoy our conversation!

You can find Ivan at:

 

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Episode 21: Veryreal (Radioactive Spider-Gwen #2; All-New All-Different Avengers #1; Contest Winners!)

(Recorded November 15, 2015)

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With Kyle away at Thought Bubble, Brian and Nour mess with the show format, catch up on recent news (GANKE LIVES!), discuss the new hero in Gwen’s world, and witness the beginning of a new era.

Plus, we announce the winners of the Radioactive Spider-Gwen variant giveaway!

  • 0:00 – Intros
  • 1:33 – News: Spider-Man 2016 preview, Miles fan film, Gwen reissue
  • 7:22– Radioactive Spider-Gwen #2: Crazy. And. Fun.
  • 23:36 – All-New All-Different Avengers: Sam vs. Kamala! And oh yeah, Miles is in it.
  • 33:46 – Contest! Your feedback and the winners!
  • 38:57 – Wrap-up, Outro

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Episode 20: Radio Active (Radioactive Spider-Gwen #1; Giveaway Contest!)

(Recorded October 17, 2015)

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We’re back! Brian, Kyle, and Nour review upcoming books for both Miles and Gwen and discuss the first issue of the new Radioactive Spider-Gwen series (and attempt a live remix of her theme tune).

We’re also giving away two variant versions of issue 1! Listen to the show to find out how to win one of these books!

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Radioactive Spider-Gwen #1: Action Figure variant by John Tyler Christopher and Baby variant by Skottie Young

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Episode 19.1: Brothers of Destruction (Spider-Verse #4 and 5)

(Recorded October 1, 2015)

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While we wait for Spider-Gwen to return (and *any* news about Miles!), Kyle and Nour catch up on recent developments including (the lack of) Secret Wars news and check in with Gwen and her Amazing Friends in Spider-Verse #4 and 5.

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Episode 19: Group Therapy (Ultimate End #4; Spider-Men)

(Recorded August 15, 2015)

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In this episode, we’re joined by Superior Spider-Talk‘s Dan Gvozden as we take one step closer toward the end of Ultimate End and look back at a more successful miniseries, 2012’s Spider-Men.

  • 0:00 – Intros
  • 1:15 – The lost episode? Why Bendis is sticking around; Robbi Rodriguez interview recap and what happened next
  • 10:21– Ultimate End #4: Fantastic artwork, Hawkeye confusion, Death of the one-shot? Why is any of this happening?
  • 29:50 – Spider-Men: A true success and the Ultimate entry point for new readers!
  • 59:55 – Outro

 

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Episode 18.1: Interview with Spider-Gwen co-creator Robbi Rodriguez!

(Recorded July 11, 2015)

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A special “point one” episode where we got to talk with ROBBI RODRIGUEZ, the co-creator of Spider-Gwen! It flew by quickly for us, but we covered a lot of ground!

In this episode, you’ll learn about Robbi’s early influences, the beginnings of his career (including how he met fellow co-creator Jason Latour), and his creator-owned work Frankie Get Your Gun. We discuss how Spider-Gwen ended up  in the unique position of resembling a “creator owned” book at a major publisher and got the inside perspective on how much music really influences the series – not just in terms of its style, but how the team works together to plan and create each issue!

Robbi also talked about balancing his work process around his eye condition, his experience with how fans have embraced the book, and his protective feelings for Gwen as a character. And yes, we talked about a certain sketch cover…

We also found out his favorite moments from the series so far, setting up “ground rules” for other writers to follow, and got some cool hints on what’s in store for “season two” this Fall!

This was a really fun and informative conversation for us – we hope that you enjoy it!

You can find Robbi at:

HUGE THANKS to Robbi for taking the time out of his busy schedule to chat with us!

 

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Brian met Robbi at Special Edition NYC 2015

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Episode 18: Please Send Help (Ultimate End #3)

(Recorded July 4, 2015)

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In this episode, we take a look at the teasers for the All-New All-Different Spider gang and brave the mess that is Ultimate End.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:15 – Hellos; Hints about the Spider gang in the All-New All-Different Marvel previews.
  • 13:47– Ultimate End #3: We’re trying. Really. Please send help.
  • 26:15 – Listener feedback: Going retro? We want to give you free digital comics!
  • 32:01 – ?

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Episode 17.1: Listener Request – Silk #1-5

(Recorded June 21, 2015)

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In this listener request episode, we take a break from the Secret Wars and get to know Cindy Moon, aka Silk! Plus, we talk about the exciting news that Bendis and Pichelli are reuniting on a brand new series for Miles!

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:32 – Miles Morales returns this fall! How can All-New All-Different Marvel handle (at least) four Spider-characters?
  • 7:04– Silk #1-5: Making the most of a rough start. Our impressions of the character and series so far.
  • 46:57 – Outro

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Episode 17: La Fin (non pas vraiment) – Spider-Gwen #5, Secret Wars #3, Ultimate End #2 and Spider-Verse #2

(Recorded June 13, 2015)

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This month, we welcome guest co-host Jack Chambers of the Inter-Comics podcast for a fun extended episode!  Lots to catch up on this month with alt-Spidey news, plus we get our socks rocked by Spider-Gwen #5 and check in on Battleworld with Secret Wars #3, Ultimate End #2, and Spider-Verse #2. We also announce our contest winner!

  • 0:00 – Kyle kicks things into gear (sort of).
  • 1:43 – Intros and News
  • 20:54 – Spider-Gwen #5: Gwen bids adieu (for now) and goes out with incredible style.
  • 40:55 – Secret Wars #3: Hey, it’s Miles!
  • 47:35 – Ultimate End #2: Why?
  • 58:42 – Spider-Verse #2: Gwen joins a new band.
  • 1:05:52 – Contest winner! Appreciating your support. Kyle breaks character (gasp!).
  • 1:11:08 – Thanks, contact info, and farewells.

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Episode 16: What The Heck Is Going On? (Contest! Ultimate End #1 and Spider-Verse Secret Wars #1)

(Recorded May 23, 2015)

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Nour, Kyle, and Brian try to crack the mystery of Ultimate End (it doesn’t go well), and distract themselves with an alternate take on an alternate Spider-character. Listener poll: How are we doing and what would you like to hear on the podcast? Plus your comments and a reminder of our super prize giveaway (it’s not too late and it’s super easy, check it out)!

  • 0:00 – Previously, on Ultimate Spin.
  • 1:10 – Hello listeners! What would you like to hear on the show? Enter our iTunes review giveaway contest!
  • 7:29 – Spider-Gwen news: Unlock new music from The Mary Janes! Spider-Gwen merch is here!
  • 10:15 – Ultimate End #1: Slow burn or crash and burn?
  • 25:57 – Spider-Verse Secret Wars #1: Alternate version about an alternate version of an alternate version. Zed.
  • 36:38 – Listener Feedback: Your thoughts and theories about Ultimate End.
  • 42:49 – Thanks, contact info, and farewells.

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Episode 15: Real and Intelligent (Spider-Gwen #4 and Contest!)

(Recorded May 9, 2015)

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Kyle, Nour, and Brian wonder about Spider-Gwen’s future, shrug their shoulders at Secret Wars, and look for clues in Miles’ debut in All-New All-Different Avengers. We also discuss the best issue of Spider-Gwen yet while the fate of the podcast hangs on the soccer football scores. Plus listener feedback and our first contest! What’s in the box…and how can you win it? And can Manchester United save the day?

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:15 – The end of Spider-Gwen? Secret Wars: AHHHH!!!  Miles Morales: Avenger. And a new song by the Mary Janes!
  • 9:42 – Spider-Gwen #4 is a skillful blend of heart and soul.  “Bonjour ! Ça va ? Poulet.” Brian’s transatlantic jinx. Fear of an Evil Ben Parker.
  • 30:14 – Listener feedback: Your thoughts on Miles Morales #12. Why bother with Secret Wars? Rethinking Silk.
  • 40:35 – The Ultimate Spin Contest! What’s In The Box?!?
  • 44:45 – Outro

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Episode 14.1: Mini Marvel (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1-5)

(Recorded May 6, 2015)

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In this special “point one” episode, Brian’s eight year old son Adam discovers Miles’ origins in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 1 (issues 1-5).

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:16 – Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 1 : A new generation discovers a new Spider-Man
  • 24:09 – Outro

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Miles Morales by Chris Giarrusso

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Episode 14: The End (no, not really) (Miles Morales #12)

(Recorded April 11, 2015)


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Nour, Kyle and Brian are joined by Dan Gvozden, founder of Superior Spider-Talk and co-host of the Amazing Spider-Talk podcast to talk about Miles Morales #12, challenges for the series, and abandoned plot threads across the entire history of Ultimate Spider-Man.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:48 – Miles Morales #12:  What happened? Challenges for Miles as a character and a series. Are big crossover events worth it? And some All-New Ultimates PTSD.
  • 48:45 – Unfinished Business: Unresolved storylines throughout Ultimate Spider-Man (and Kyle vs. Twitter)
  • 1:08:01 – Outro (and some outtakes!)

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Have faith, True Believers! The story goes on and we’ll be back to talk about Ultimate End, Miles’ FCBD Avengers debut, and Spider-Gwen #4!

Episode 13: It’s a Gas (Spider-Gwen #3)

(Recorded April 5, 2015)

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Nour, Kyle and Brian are back to review Spider-Gwen #3 and talk about plans for the future.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:16 – Spider-Gwen #3:  Continuity glitches? The Vulture has a lot of gas. Nour needs glasses.
  • 24:02 – Listener feedback: What’s next for us? Should we talk about Silk?
  • 33:07 – Outro

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Episode 12: The Ultimate Avenger (All-New All-Different Avengers)

(Recorded March 29, 2015)

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Nour, Kyle and Brian discuss the major news:  Miles Morales will be joining The All-New, All-Different Ultimates Avengers! Plus some listener comments about Spider-Gwen’s imaginary friend, favorite Ultimate Universe characters, and a surprising confession from one of your hosts.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:16 – Miles is an Avenger! Too much too soon, or the perfect way to (re)introduce him? And Kyle is right (again).
  • 13:22 – Listener feedback: The darker side of Spider-Ham, memorable Ultimate cast members, and a shocking revelation
  • 28:12 – Outro

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Episode 11: The Final Countdown (Miles Morales #11 and Spider-Gwen #2)

(Recorded March 14, 2015)


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With Nour on vacation, Kyle and Brian are left on their own to talk about the penultimate chapter of the Miles Morales story and a weird turn in Gwen Stacy’s new beginning.

 

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  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:25 – David Marquez interview recap and thoughts on who could take over art duties
  • 8:10 – Miles Morales #11: A character’s shocking return (plus Dr. Doom shows up), does anyone care about the Spider-Twins, and setting up for the grand finale
  • 26:58 – Spider-Gwen #2: Kyle’s unfortunate phrasing (and possible brain damage), another surprise appearance, and the magic of character development
  • 40:43 – Outro

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Episode 10.1: Interview with Miles Morales artist David Marquez!

(Recorded March 8, 2015)

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A special “point one” episode where we get to hang out with the one and only DAVID MARQUEZ, the artist who brings Miles Morales to life! We learn about David’s early influences, how he landed the Ultimate Spider-Man gig, his growth as an artist through the series, and talk about his first creator-owned project, The Joyners In 3D! We also get his take on Miles in the movies and hints about what’s in store for him as Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man gets ready to wrap up in April.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:38 – Discovering comics, early influences, and getting The Gig
  • 11:08 – David’s process, and collaborating with his writer and colorist
  • 21:43 – Miles Morales‘ cinematic style, thematic covers, the Jefferson flashback issues, and growing as an artist
  • 44:21 – Life beyond Miles: The Joyners in 3D, wish list characters and creators, Detectives Marquez and Bendis
  • 54:25 – Miles in the MCU?
  • 1:01:06 – Outro

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HUGE THANKS to David for making the time to chat with us!

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Spider-Man can be anybody

I just posted something over at Superior Spider-Talk about the response to the suggestion that MCU Spider-Man could break from the norm and open up casting to a wider range of people. I’d love to know what you think – you can always write via our contact form (or e-mail feedback [at] ultimatespinpodcast.com), Facebook, or Twitter and we’ll share your notes on the show. Thanks for reading!

Superior Spider-Talk — Spidiversity: Non-White Peter Parker is a Non-Issue

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Episode 10: Jackpot (Spider-Gwen #1)

(Recorded February 28, 2015)

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In this episode: Spider-Gwen #1 is here! Does she live up to the hype? And a sneak peek at what’s in store for our hero…

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:41 – Spider-Gwen #1: Gwen rocks! Ultimate MK II? The spectre of Secret Wars: How long can this good thing last?
  • 27:31 – Solicitations with Kyle
  • 31:32 – Outro

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Episode 9: Ganke-Verse (Miles Morales #10)

(Recorded February 21, 2015)

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In this episode: Miles Morales #10 reminds us how fun Spider-Man comics can be, we share some listener feedback about Miles’ future in the new Marvel continuity, talk about how Miles might work in the MCU, and Kyle takes us through the solicitations for the final issues in the Miles Morales series.

That’s right, we said “final.” But that doesn’t mean the story’s over…

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Okay, we’re a little nervous too.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:58 – Miles Morales #10: Miles IS Spider-Man (and it’s a blast). Those guys look familiar. Hail Hydra. Ganke-Verse.
  • 25:24 – Listener feedback: Is Miles’ future as a character in jeopardy? When and how could he work in the MCU?
  • 40:50 – Solicitations with Kyle (it’s been a while). The beginning of the end?
  • 45:32 – Outro

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Episode 8: Hello Goodbye (Miles Morales #9 & All-New Ultimates #12)

(Recorded January 24, 2015)

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In our second of two episodes this month, we try to make sense of the mysterious “The End” solicitation for April and the Secret Wars announcement, check in with Miles and his dad in Miles Morales #9 and bid a fond farewell to the All-New Ultimates with issue #12.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:51 – Is Miles’ series ending (again)? Can his character work in a redefined Marvel Universe with more than one Spider-Man? And what about Spider-Men 2?
  • 8:11 – Miles Morales #9: Wow. Brave new emotional territory (and not just for a Spider-Man comic, either)
  • 28:13 – All-New Ultimates #12: Goodbye and good riddance. Can Miles work in a team book?
  • 1:02:04 – Outro

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Episode 7.1: The New Kid (Spider-Gwen!)

(Recorded January 10, 2015)

Edge of Spider-Verse Vol 1 2A special “point one” episode where we talk about Gwen Stacy, the star of Spider-Gwen, the new series by Jason LaTour and Robbi Rodriguez! With All-New Ultimates wrapping up, Ultimate Spin will start following Gwen’s adventures starting in February!

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:47 – Gwen in 616, Ultimate, and Earth-65 (Spider-Gwen)
  • 19:05 – Thoughts on Spider-Gwen’s debut in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (September 2014)
  • 35:30 – Outro

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Episode 7: Ultimate Spider-Dad (All-New Ultimates #11 & Miles Morales # 8)

(Recorded December 17, 2014)

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Wrapping up 2014 as one story gets ready to end and another is only just beginning. And some changes for our show in 2015!

(Some very brief sound leveling issues on this episode, sorry!)

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:47 – All-New Ultimates #11: Things happen. We try to figure out what they mean (again).
  • 26:56 – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #8: An unconventional issue about Miles’ dad. TL;DR: It’s awesome.
  • 56:32 – Announcement: Ultimate Spin 2.0/Outro

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Episode 6: Stop The Bus! (All-New X-Men #33, Miles Morales #7, All-New Ultimates #10)

(Recorded November 13, 2014)

 

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November brings some crossover events, some hints about Miles’ future, and the beginning of an end.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:34 – The End of the Ultimate Universe? Taz is not a moron. Kyle declares allegiance to Team Mephisto.  Spider-Verse kicks off.  Inching forward with All-New X-Men #33.
  • 20:21 – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #7: Déjà vu (all over again), One Went Dead, Kyle’s Math Challenge, and Creepy Katie
  • 56:30 – All-New Ultimates #10: Stop the bus! And hey, it’s Jeff.
  • 1:27:58 – Listener feedback: Fun with lists.  Dream teams.
  • 1:43:39 – Outro

 

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Episode 5: Kyle Was Right (All-New Ultimates # 9 & Miles Morales #6)

(Recorded October 16, 2014)

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Welcome back! It’s time to catch up with Miles and his Amazing Friends in All-New Ultimates #9 and finally get some answers from Peter Parker in Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #6!  We also answer your questions and have one or two for you in return.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:37 – All-New Ultimates issue 9: Scourge. Mayhem. Jeff.
  • 35:01– Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man issue 6: What Makes A Good Man? Oh, and Kyle was right.
  • 1:15:09 – Listener feedback: Kyle is still right. Where can things go next? And a homework assignment from Nour.
  • 1:24:05 – Outro

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Episode 4: Hurry Up And Wait (Miles Morales #5 & All-New X-Men # 32)

(Recorded September 18, 2014)

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Double-shipping this month, we’re back with a look at the highly anticipated Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man issue 5. We also check out the beginning of a crossover arc with the All-New X-Men, answer some questions from our listeners, and talk about the solicitations for upcoming Spider-books (possibly exasperating Kyle in the process).

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:45 – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man issue 5: Worth the wait?
  • 36:16– All-New X-Men issue 32: Getting to know you
  • 51:58 – Listener feedback: The Spider-Twins,  Miles’ Gallery of Rogues, and where’s Jessica?
  • 1:00:19 – Upcoming Spider-titles
  • 1:11:11 – Outro
  • 1:12:00 – Gwen Stacy rocks!

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Episode 3: Triple Trouble (All-New Ultimates #s 6-8)

(Recorded September 11, 2014)

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In our first of two September episodes, we chat about Miles’ animated debut, catch up on All-New Ultimates 6-8, and share some listener feedback – including a note from a member of the All-New Ultimates creative team!

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:52 – Donald Glover is Miles Morales! But will that make the Ultimate Spider-Man show any easier to watch?
  • 14:18 – All-New Ultimates issue 6: Things blow up.
  • 37:21 – All-New Ultimates issue 7: Things look up!
  • 56:12 – All-New Ultimates issue 8: What.
  • 1:19:04 – Listener feedback: What happened to Scorpion? Ganke-Verse, and appreciating the creators
  • 1:34:29 – Outro

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Episode 2: From Wow to Ow (Miles Morales #4 & All-New Ultimates # 5)

(Recorded August 6, 2014)


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This month, we welcome our new co-host, review the explosive Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man issue 4 and bravely confront All-New Ultimates 5. We’ll also look at the Ultimate Comics’ influence on the Spider-Man films, answer your questions, and preview what’s coming up for Miles this fall.

  • 0:00 – Introductions (for real this time)
  • 5:58 – Miles Morales issue 4: Just wow.
  • 33:58– All-New Ultimates issue 5 – Um, the covers are great?
  • 1:02:13 – Ultimate Comics and the Spider-Man films
  • 1:18:39 – Listener feedback: Abandoned Ultimate threads?
  • 1:29:14 – Upcoming titles (Three All New-Ultimates issues? Really?)
  • 1:42:20 – Outro

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Episode 1: The Beginning (Miles Morales #s 1-3 & All-New Ultimates #s 1-4)

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 (Recorded July 16, 2014)

Our first conversation! Brian, Taz, and Nour kick things off by looking at what sets the Ultimate Universe apart from the main Marvel continuity (and Miles Morales apart from Peter Parker). We catch up on recent Spider-Man storylines through Miles Morales issue #3 and All-New Ultimates #4, and chat about some interesting Ultimate Spider-Man news that’s coming our way in the next few months (Miles meeting the All-New X-Men?!).

  • 0:00 – Intro

  • 1:51 – Ultimate 101

  • 22:05 – Miles series relaunch

  • 30:06 – There’s Something About Katie

  • 35:00 – New faces and strangely familiar ones

  • 37:23 – Opening with a grand finale?

  • 45:13 – Trying to figure out the point of All-New Ultimates

  • 59:37 – Bringing Miles to a wider audience

  • 1:10:21 – Outro

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Special Edition NYC 2014

Had a great time at this show, which was a smaller event that focused on creators. Met some Spider-Man folks, got cool commissions and signed books. Some highlights:

 

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 My son and I got to meet Miles Morales’ co-creator, Sara Pichelli

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Ultimate Spider-Man #200, signed by Sara Pichelli and David Marquez

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David Marquez kindly personalizes a commission request for me

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My Ultimate commission, courtesy of David Marquez