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 on 10 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 fab fourth episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of Marvel‘s output throughout the 1965. The Sarcastic Four talk about Marvel Comics’ further expansion and its shared sandbox in the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man and Journey Into Mystery’s only annual as well as a full year’s worth of Strange Tales stories with both Dr. Strange and the debut of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.,the boys once again discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, as well as John Severin, Joe Sinnott and Vinnie Colletta, the S4 go in-depth on the longest Marvel story arc to date and our team breaks down the high school graduation of Peter Parker, the debut of the mighty Hercules, and Marvel’s entry into the world of espionage. The recent passing of legendary co-creator of Spider-Man and Dr. Strange, Steve Ditko, is acknowledged and the team talk about his importance to the foundations of the Marvel Universe.