Continuing 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 what this kind of, but not really connected series of episodes is all about!
Welcome to another installment in my series of episodes marking the 20th anniversary of Marvel's Heroes Reborn initiative. This time out the Armored Avenger gets the spotlight and since I know very little about Iron Man in general I have a special guest to pick up that slack. Joining me is Luke Jaconetti (host of Earth Destruction Directive and co-host of Vault of Startling Monster Horror Tales of Terror, both available through the Two True Freaks Network) who is quite the fan of the cool exec with a heart of steel. Together we take a close look at the first six issues of the Heroes Reborn Iron Man series and discuss the new origin, the inclusion of the Hulk characters into said origin, the team-ups with the other Heroes Reborn heroes and our opinions on the villains that this "new" Iron Man faces. Other topics include the similarities between this initiative and the Ultimate brand that Marvel would begin less than ten years later, how the Mandarin in this books has a lot in common with the Mandarin from Iron Man 3, how weird it is that a series of stories can feel like they are moving forward and still marking time until the next creative team comes on the book and even some movie talk right there at the end.
Be sure to check out Luke's show via the links in the previous paragraph. This episode was a lot of fun to do and we had so much extra audio that at some point I am going to put out a "shoot the breeze" type episode where we talk about fandom and a whole bunch of other random topics. I don't know when I will be getting to that but I'll have it out before the end of the year.
Next Time: It's the 9th Anniversary show, which means that the Irredeemable Shag will be dropping by as well as a few other surprise guests. Our subject? TOTAL JUSTICE!