This episode takes a concentrated look at roughly one-third of the most-significant of Marvel’s output throughout 1972. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Stan Lee returning to Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four as the FF meet the Air Walker the newest herald of Galactus in issues 120-123; Shanna the She-Devil’s debut issue; the interminable Kree-Skrull War terminates in Avengers 95-97; Daredevil and Karen break up and DD moves to San Francisco with Black Widow in Daredevil 86-87; Spidey and Human Torch join forces in Marvel Team-Up 1-2; Dracula’s Marvel debut in Tomb of Dracula 1-2; Werewolf by Night makes the scene in Marvel Spotlight 2-3; Adam Warlock makes Todd uncomfortable in Marvel Premiere 1-2; and the Beast mutates in Amazing Adventures 11-13. The boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart, Steve Gerber, John Buscema, Neal Adams, Joe Sinnott, Gil Kane, Mike Ploog, Gene Colan and Tom Sutton.
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.