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Jacked Kirby

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Join Jack Kirby fans Mike D & Tommy Lombardozzi as they invite weekly guests to discuss and explore the work and contributions of the comic book industry's greatest creator, with lots of laughs along the way! All hail the King of Comics!
 
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The Fantasticast

Stephen Lacey & Andrew Leyland

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Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel's First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, FF, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, all in order of publication.
 
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JESSE SIMON returns to the show to talk about characters that Jack Kirby and Jesse’s grandfather (comic book legend Joe Simon) created who use shields as weapons… and from there we discuss his own upcoming superhero comic, ShieldMaster! Jesse is a young fella who knows his comic book history, and he always shines some light on the Simon & Kirby rel…
 
Episode 181- “What If Kirby Drew… “ This week we’re doing something a little different; we’re going to talk about comic book characters we WISH Kirby had drawn! From Marvel Comics staples to creator-owned characters, see (or hear) what we pick for our “What If Kirby Drew…” episode! Fun stuff. Also, Happy Thanksgiving! You can find links to listen A…
 
Hot on the heels of his big screen debut, Tommy & Mike D. discuss the Marvel Comics debut of Bill Everett’s 1940s Timely Comics’ hero NAMOR! We explore the Sub-Mariner’s first encounter with the Fantastic Four in issue 4 of the World’s Greatest Comic Magazine from February 1962! For links to listen AND our social media pages, visit: www.flow.page/j…
 
Episode 179- “With Jim Mahfood!” This week we’re joined by cartoonist, pop-artist, & comic book creator JIM MAHFOOD! We’ve befriended Jim over the years at cons and online, and we’re happy to finally get him in on a full-length episode of the show! We talk conventions, fandom, collector’s mentality, being a visionary, social media, art & inspiratio…
 
Episode 178- “Mister Gregory And The Ghost!” We’re squeezing in one last spooky Jacktober episode this season, because we wanted to talk about this fun little ghost/haunted house story from issue 75 of Marvel’s Journey Into Mystery! Why not?! It’s our show and we’ll do what we want! Plus, our favorite haunted house flicks, horror comic talk, and mo…
 
For 40+ minutes of extra content, including our discussions of Astonishing Tales #12 -13 (the second Man-Thing story) and Marvel Team-Up #3 (the return of Morbius), support us at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth. Subscribers at the $4/month level get instant access to our bonus feed of content that contains more than 60 extended and exclusive episodes!…
 
Artist and collector Justin Leiter joins us for the penultimate Jacktober ‘22 episode, where we discuss MONSTERS! Kirby monsters from the Atlas & early Marvel anthology comics, collecting Japanese monsters, movie monsters, monsters in the MCU… and more! Plus; why we collect, the pros and cons of anthology storytelling, and horror flicks. Follow Jus…
 
No writer had a greater impact on 1970s Marvel than "Stainless" Steve Englehart. From a four-year stint on the Avengers that included the Avengers/Defenders War, to the redefinition of Captain America and the original Secret Empire storyline, to a Doctor Strange run that is still considered among the character's best, Englehart entered just as Marv…
 
We discuss the 1951 Black Magic werewolf story “A Silver Bullet For Your Heart”, by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby! Plus, our favorite werewolf movies! Jacktober is in full swing, kids! For all things Jacked Kirby, visit our FlowPage: www.flow.page/jackedkirby You’ll find listening links and all our social media pages. If you’re listening on Apple, please …
 
For 30 more minutes of this episode, which includes our discussions of Marvel's early attempts to tackle racial issues in their stories, as well as Bryan's book report on David F. Walker's BadAzz MoFo, support us at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth. Subscribers at the $4/month level get instant access to our bonus feed of content that contains over 60 …
 
For 55 more minutes of this episode, which includes our discussion of Avengers #101 and Amazing Adventures #13, as well as our HOT TAKES about Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston's Decorum, support us at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth. Subscribers at the $4/month level get instant access to our bonus feed of content that contains nearly 60 extended …
 
For our big 175th episode, and our first Jacktober’22 episode of the season, we’re joined by pop-artist SKINNER! We discuss his Northern California antique shop comic buying roots, how Kirby created trends in comics, some age old Jack & Stan talk, M.O.D.O.K., the Hulk, monsters, horror flicks of our youth, and lots more! It’s a fun episode with som…
 
Jennifer aka Comics Will Break Your Heart not only saved our butts at the last minute when this show almost fell apart, she also talks comics on the internet every weekend on the Casually Comics Sunday Chat. She's a certified punk rock comics genius who's way too good at what she does to waste her time on our nonsense — and yet she does, and we're …
 
Tommy is joined by our friend George O’Connor as special guest co-host for a LIVE recording at St. Mark’s Comics shop in Industry City, Brooklyn on Friday, September 30th to kick off Super Week (leading up to New York Comic Con)! We have some laughs and a surprisingly poignant conversation about Jack Kirby’s work and influence, NYCC, why George doe…
 
Ah, Fuck Me Dead, I've Got To Draw All This Shit Hello, and welcome to episode 363 of The Fantasticast. Each episode, Steve Lacey guides you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. For the second week in a row, the Avengers nose their way into the podcast, but to greater narrative effect. Blastarr and Annihilus are te…
 
This week we talk to veteran comic book artist KEITH WILLIAMS! A fellow Brooklynite, we get into his origin story that includes drawing in project hallways, studying comic book art at SVA, Will Eisner, the Marvel Bullpen, and working with a slew of comic book greats! We also discuss Vince Colletta & the unsung importance of the inker, working the c…
 
For 25 more minutes of this episode, which includes our discussion of Iron Man #47 and Fantastic Four #123, support us at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth. Subscribers at the $4/month level get instant access to our bonus feed of content that contains nearly 60 extended and exclusive episodes — with more being added every week! Issues Discussed in this…
 
Our old friend and frequent Jacked Kirby guest Joey Armao Esq. joins us this week to discuss the instances in movies and TV show where Kirby’s creations have been done dirty! Listen to three middle-aged men complain about things they shouldn’t really be concerned with! Fun times! Joey can be found on Instagram: @joeyarmao Follow Mike’s horror IG: @…
 
The Comics Canon is the podcast that rates, reviews, and renders judgment on the greatest comic book stories of yesterday and today. If you like what we do, treat yourself to a podcast where two extremely knowledgable hosts usually only talk about comics that they stand a good chance of either liking or loving! For 45 more minutes of this episode, …
 
Rob Syers is a beer-drinkin’, cigarette-smokin’, comic book-lovin’ pop-artist, cartoonist, creator of Gumballhead the Cat, AND a big Jack Kirby fan! We talk to him this week about Kirby’s unsung ‘80s work, creator-owned properties & the rigamarole involved with reprinting them, the burdens of being a superhero, beer, and much more! Follow Rob on In…
 
Stephen Bissette is a legend of comics and horror and horror comics. In 1984, he penciled a little story in Saga of the Swamp Thing #21 called “The Anatomy Lesson” and, with Alan Moore, Rick Veitch, and John Totleben, proceeded to turn the comics world on its ear. His Eisner Award-winning horror anthology Taboo featured a who’s who of ‘80s and ‘90s…
 
Hello, and welcome to episode 362 of The Fantasticast. Each episode, Steve Lacey guides you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. This time on the Fantasticast, we discover what happens after an all-action issue. Yes, it's the inevitable exposition, and there's plenty of it. From decaying cultures in the far future …
 
This week, we discuss the harbinger of death in the Fourth World, the Black Racer! Debuting in issue 3 of DC’s New Gods series (June 1971), Jack Kirby creates a skiing scourge of the gods, using the Vietnam War as his catalyst. We discuss how to read the Fourth World titles, how war effected the creative process of Kirby and others, Vietnam movies,…
 
SEE MBTM AND MORE LIVE AT BOOKS WITH PICTURES! From 6 - 10 pm on Saturday, September 10th, the Eisner Award-winning Books with Pictures will host Block with Party, an official Rose City Comic Con afterparty. Four of Portland's hometown Marvel-themed podcasts — Miles from Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Voice of Latveria, Werewolf by Night Podcast, a…
 
SEE MBTM AND MORE LIVE AT BOOKS WITH PICTURES! From 6 - 10 pm on Saturday, September 10th, the Eisner Award-winning Books with Pictures will host Block with Party, an official Rose City Comic Con afterparty. Four of Portland's hometown Marvel-themed podcasts — Miles from Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Voice of Latveria, Werewolf by Night Podcast, a…
 
This week we’re joined with artist, writer, & comic book creator HO CHE ANDERSON, discussing his history with Jack Kirby’s work, our thoughts on why Kirby took a lot of crap in an industry he helped define, writing screenplays vs. writing comics, the Star Wars prequels, names, “dinner for two”, and much more! Great conversation with a great dude! L…
 
Introduced in Fantastic Four issue 36 (December, 1964) the OTHER FF, the FRIGHTFUL FOUR, would go on to play a big role in the original 102 issue run of the original Jack Kirby & Stan Lee Fantastic Four series! Marvel world building at its best! Plus, we discuss our Patreon (coming soon!), Wrestlemania II, current creators breathing new life into o…
 
Miles Stokes is one-half of the podcasting duo behind Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, the Marvel history show that's basically what we do, except: they only cover mutant-adjacent Marvel books, they've been doing it for more than twice as long as we have, and they actually have some idea of what they're talking about. Also very much worth checking ou…
 
For an extra 45 minutes of this episode, including Bendis's behind-the-scenes commentary on how Marvel approaches producing comics events, how Secret Invasion came about, Roy Thomas's underrated contributions to the concept of a "shared universe," the fundamentals of good collaboration, the pros and cons of the Marvel Method, and NEAL FREAKIN' ADAM…
 
In addition to being the voice of our favorite Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing in Marvel's Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show!, Hal Lublin is the multi-talented writer, actor, and host of the Good Morning Night Vale, We Got This, and Tights and Fights podcasts. For an additional 20 minutes of this episode, which includes our discuss…
 
We’re joined this week by our friend Jarred Smith, an artist and comic book creator, to discuss the Marvel monster Goom! He’s a favorite over here at Jacked Kirby, and Jarred’s a big fan too, so we figured we’d have a little fun discussing this alien from Planet X who’s been around since 1961! Follow Jarred on Instagram: @sassafrassdoom There, you …
 
This week, we’re joined by Brandon Bloxdorf, one of the two Brandons behind the Apollo City Comics Podcast empire… shooting the shit about doing comics-based podcasts and why he started his, the comic book industry, movies & tv, “Drank & Drawl” and the usual Jacked Kirby shenanigans you know and love! Check it out! And make sure to follow and liste…
 
*except for that one jerk on Twitter. For an additional 30 minutes of this episode, including recaps of Fantastic Four #118 and Sub-Mariner #45, support us at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth. Subscribers at the $4/month level get instant access to our bonus feed of content that contains over 50 extended and exclusive episodes — with more being added e…
 
It’s a bit of a departure for us, as we’re joined by Steve Carleton (co-host of The Geekz Podcast) to discuss at length some current pop-culture news, specifically Marvel Studio’s project announcements from last week’s San Diego Comic Con! What are we looking forward to? What are we skeptical of? Will we see any new Kirby characters on screen?! Hav…
 
For an additional 22 minutes of this episode, including recaps of Incredible Hulk #46, Sub-Mariner #44, and Thor #194, support us at patreon.com/marvelbythemonth. Subscribers at the $4/month level get instant access to our bonus feed of content that contains nearly 50 extended and exclusive episodes — with more being added every week! Stories Cover…
 
Author, researcher, and lifelong comic book fan CHRIS TOLWORTHY joins us from Scotland to discuss his book The Lost Jack Kirby Stories. It’s a fascinating and painstakingly researched piece that explores Kirby’s intentions as a storyteller during the early years of the Marvel Comics Universe, and we touch on certain instances from the book and the …
 
Jacob Balcom and Matt Howell are just about to kick off the third season of their podcast devoted to Marvel's #1 lycanthrope. Listen and subscribe to the Werewolf by Night Podcast wherever you get your audio entertainment. For an additional 45 minutes of this episode — including our deep dives into the second half of the debut of Morbius the Living…
 
Festive Clay Snuffling Hello, and welcome to episode 361 of The Fantasticast. Each episode, Steve Lacey guides you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. This week, the Fantasticast hits a new milestone - the first comic covered twice by the show. We looked at Marvel Two-in-One #74 almost an entire decade ago, and it…
 
Long-time, best-selling comic book scribe ALEX SEGURA joins us for a talk about comics just as his new novel Secret Identity is climbing up the book charts! Exciting stuff! What inspires him? What’s he reading? What’s next? Listen and find out! For Alex on the web, including links to his social media, visit his site www.alexsegura.com For all thing…
 
In addition to being the only person with an @marvel.com address who doesn't immediately flag our emails as spam, Tom Brevoort is Marvel Comics' longest-tenured editor. His official titles are Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of Publishing, but he's basically been shepherding Marvel comics to our local shops for more than two decades, and…
 
In this episode, Elliott Kalan begins his Rocky-style training montage to prepare for The Flop House's first LIVE show in over two years! If you're going to be anywhere near Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, August 7th, you owe it to yourself to buy a ticket today and see The Original Peaches live at The Bell House! And hey, while you're on the internet, how…
 
Just in time for Independence Day here in the good ol’ U.S.of A., we discuss Joe Simon & Jack Kirby’s commie-buster-turned-superhero satire from the ‘50s, Prize Comics’ FIGHTING AMERICAN! Plus, the McCarthy-era “Red Scare” and how it affected comics, why superheroes went out of fashion, creator-owned comics’ pros and cons, and, Mike shares a July 4…
 
Douglas Wolk is the brilliant but twisted comics scientist behind All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told, the best book ever written about Marvel Comics, ever. He's also the Eisner Award-winning author of Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean, as well as the host of Voice of Latveria, the best …
 
Tommy & Mike D. discuss the 6 issue Simon & Kirby Harvey Comics series ‘The Kid Cowboys of Boys’ Ranch’, from 1950! Western action, kid gang excitement, Geronimo! Check it out! If you like the show, share the show! Tag a friend, repost, respeat! For all things Jacked Kirby, including links to listen everywhere and our social media pages, visit; www…
 
Elana Levin is the host of the outstanding Graphic Policy Radio podcast, which talks about comics, genre movies and television all through the lens of politics and social change. Bryan recently guested on a roundtable tribute to the great Neal Adams and didn't mention Expanding Earth Theory even once. For an additional 40 minutes of this episode, i…
 
We discuss the Golden Age character Manhunter, and his many reinventions over the years! We also speculate about the thought process behind DC’s First Issue Special series from the ‘70s, and shoot the shit about plans we have for the show in the near future! Fun stuff! If you like the show, please share the show! You can find all things Jacked Kirb…
 
Mike Allred is one of the greatest and most prolific comics creators in the history of the industry. From his creator-owned work like Madman (celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022), Red Rocket 7, The Golden Plates, iZombie, and Bowie, to critically acclaimed runs on Marvel titles, including FF (with Matt Fraction), X-Statix (with Peter Milligan)…
 
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