Beginning the three month non-series The 2016 Views Summer of Absolute Awesomeness! Every episode in June, July and August will in some way, shape form or fashion remind me of reading comics in the summer! Big events! Books I read during the summer! Stuff that's just a lot of fun! That's what this kind of but not really connected series of episode is all about!
Since fan first met fan the question of, "Who would win in a fight? (Insert hero name here) or (Insert other hero name here)?" has been asked again and again. In 1995 DC and Marvel threw that question out to their readers and the result was part crossover, part high school election and all slugfest. DC vs Marvel/Marvel vs DC pitted hero against hero with the audience picking most of the winners. It was a mega-brawl with the fate of both universes at stake.
Joining me to discuss this series is Donovan Morgan Grant. Together we talk about the plot (such as it was) but mostly we gush about the fights. Thor vs. Captain Marvel. Aquaman vs. Namor. Flash vs. Quicksilver. Jubilee vs. Robin. Green Lantern vs. Silver Surfer. Catwoman vs. Electra. Wolverine vs. Lobo. Spider-Man vs. Superboy. Wonder Woman vs. Storm. Superman vs. Hulk. Captain America vs. Batman. Don and I go through all of the fights as well as the other fun crossovers and meetings that made this series the epic time capsule it was. We even talk about the Dr. Strangefate Amalgam Comic just for grins and because it was in the trade paperback. Who did we think should have won? What lessons did we learn from this crossover? Was it all worth it? Don and I ask and answer those questions and more.
I'd like to thank Don for coming on this episode. He was my one and only choice for this topic because anyone that refers to DC vs. Marvel as "My Secret Wars" (the original one, not the more recent version) has obviously got some things to say about this event. Don is the co-host of The Comic Revue Podcast and the now done and dusted The Next Dimension: A DragonBall Z Podcast so be sure to check those shows out and give them some love.
Unless you already are in which case...carry on.
One more thing before I sign off for the week. The folks that make up the DCTV Podcasts network of shows are coming together for an event that supports a very worthy cause. I'd tell you all about it but they have a fancy press release so I'll let that do the talking.
DC TV PODCASTS: SPINAL CORD RESEARCH FUNDRAISER ON JUNE 11! Podcasters assemble to help cure spinal injuries in a live marathon event.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - The DC TV Podcasting Network is teaming up with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to help cure spinal cord ailments on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Founded by the late Man of Steel himself, the mission of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is to discover and fund innovative research as well as improving the quality of life for people who live with paralysis. We here at DC TV Podcasts couldn’t be more proud to be partnering up with the Foundation for this important cause in advancing research for spinal cord injuries.
Here is how you as a listener can help and participate on Saturday, June 11, 2016, while also enjoying your favorite DC television podcasts for Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow as well as DC Movies.
The podcasting fundraising event will be hosted via Mixlr at mixlr.com/dctvpodcasts and will begin at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST. The event will feature the great minds of DC TV Podcasts with hosts from Quiver: The Green Arrow Podcast, The Flash Podcast, Legends of Gotham, Supergirl Radio, Legends of Tomorrow Podcast and DC Movies Podcast.
The event will continue from 11 AM PST/2 PM EST into the evening with all six individual shows. The marathon will then conclude with a special DC TV Podcasts Assemble show featuring hosts from all six podcasts.
Here is the following schedule for when all the live shows will begin:
- Quiver: The Green Arrow Podcast at 11 AM PST (2 PM EST) with Michael Cohen and Amanda Konkin.
- DC Movies Podcast at 12 PM PST (3 PM EST) with Chris Doucher and Ashley Robinson.
- Supergirl Radio at 1 PM PST (4 PM EST) with Rebecca Johnson, Carly Lane and Morgan Glennon.
- The Flash Podcast at 2 PM PST (5 PM EST) with Andy Behbakht, Lauren Gallaway and guest host Jason Inman.
- Legends of Tomorrow Podcast at 3 PM PST (6 PM EST) with Morgan Glennon and TBA hosts
- Legends of Gotham at 4 PM PST (7 PM EST) with Bill Meeks and Anne Marie DeSimone
- DC TV Podcasts: Assemble Show at 5 PM PST (8 PM EST) with multiple hosts of DC TV Podcasts TBA.
Starting today, as well as during the marathon, head over to DCTVPodcasts.com/Fundraiser to find out how you can make a donation to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
We at DC TV Podcasts hope to see you in the live chat and enjoy all the exciting programming we have in store for you! Nothing would make us happier than our listeners donating to this significant cause and joining us at DC TV Podcasts in helping the Foundation in funding cures and research for paralysis.
DISCLAIMER: Any podcasts that are represented on DC TV Podcasts are fan podcasts and are not affiliated with DC Comics, Warner Bros. TV, Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Entertainment, The CW, and FOX.
About the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation:
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for individuals living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. For more information, please visit https://www.christopherreeve.org/
About DC Television Podcasts:
DC TV Podcasts is a podcast network that features a collection of high-quality and popular podcasts devoted to DC Comics television series, such as The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, FOX’s Gotham, as well as the DC Movies in the DC Extended Universe! Join the hosts of Quiver Podcast, The Flash Podcast, Legends of Gotham, Supergirl Radio, Legends of Tomorrow Podcast and DC Movies Podcast every week for news, commentary and opinions about these comic book shows as well as DC Comics films.
Be sure to check out the main site and give if you can.
Next Time: Another installment of the Heroes Reborn series I'm running this year. Come back next week for a 1996 updating of the cool exec with the heart of steel.