Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing the most significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.
This fiendish FIFTEENTH episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1970. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man and his battles with the Doc Ock and the shocking death of Captain Stacy, Captain America’s campus chaos and a Bogus Bucky, the quiet finale of Lee & Kirby’s The Fantastic Four, more mediocre Mar-Vell and the separation of the Incredible Hulk and Bruce Banner as well as a phony Valkyrie in Avengers; the boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, Herb Trimpe, John Buscema, Gene Colan and John Romita.