Welcome to the Marvel Age Master Class Podcast! Each month, former Marvel Editorial Director of Digital Media Ben Morse joins with a member of PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers or Todd Weber) to take a closer look at the year previously highlighted in that same month’s Marvel Age Podcast! Ben brings his wealth of behind-the-scenes knowledge to catch things the S4 missed and brings his unique perspective to talk about the stories and creators of the selected year.
Ben’s Sultry Sixteenth episode takes a concentrated look the other half of the finest of Marvel Comics’ output throughout 1970. Ben is joined by DC Post-Crisis Management host Russell Sellers (also from the Sarcastic Four) to talk in-depth about the Amazing Spider-Man and his battles with Doc Ock as well as the legendary death of Captain Stacy, Captain America’s Campus Chaos and his ‘Easy Rider’ phase, the quiet finale of Lee & Kirby’s Fantastic Four, more mediocre Mar-Vell and the separation of the Incredible Hulk and Bruce Banner in their titles as well as a phony Valkyrie in Avengers; Morse & Sellers discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, John Romita, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, John Buscema, Gil Kane and Herb Trimpe; Ben and Russell talk about character returns from Baron Zemo, Modok, and the Enchantress as well as yet another Bucky fake-out return.