Sweet Christmas! This episode takes a concentrated look at roughly one-third of the most-significant of Marvel’s output throughout 1972. The Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) talk in depth about a terrible Avengers reunion in issue #100 of that title, Stan Lee’s swan song on the Fantastic Four in issues 124-125 of FF, Werewolf by Night’s continuing adventures in Marvel Spotlight #4 and his eponymous debut issue, Black Widow’s origin and San Francisco shenanigans in Daredevil #88-89, Man-Thing being weird in the pages of Fear 10-11, Luke Cage’s origin story in Luke Cage Hero for Hire #1, the Beast’s continuing solo escapades in Amazing Adventures 14-15, Spidey, the Human Torch and the X-Men joining together in Marvel Team-Up #3-4, Hulk vs. Havok and Polaris in the Incredible Hulk #150, Amazing Spider-Man meets the Gibbon in Stan Lee’s last issues of ASM (110-112), the return of the Defenders in Marvel Feature #3 and what the hell is Night Nurse #1? The boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart, Steve Gerber, John Romita, Barry Smith, Joe Sinnott, Gil Kane, Mike Ploog, Gene Colan and Tom Palmer.
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.