#142: June 1970 (w/Matt Fraction) - "To Smash the Inhumans!"


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Matt Fraction is one of comics' best humans (and writers). He's scripted virtually every Marvel character in the House of Ideas, from Iron Man to the Fantastic Four to a fella by the name of Hawkeye, whose Disney+ series Fraction served as a consulting producer on.

You should also check out Fraction's creator-owned series, like Sex Criminals, Casanova, November, Adventureman, and Satellite Sam. (But because it was published by the Distinguished Competition, we're not going to mention his Eisner Award-winning Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen.)

For an additional 45 minutes of this episode, support us on Patreon at the $4/month level to get access to our super-secret bonus feed of content. The expanded edition of this episode includes our conversations about Thor #179 (and the mystery of who actually inked it) and Fantastic Four #102 (featuring Namor teaming up with Magneto), plus the behind-the-scenes dirt on Fraction's time in Hollywood (there wasn't really any), the "masturbating Batman" joke that was cut from Jimmy Olsen (he wasn't really), and all of us wallowing in our love for the great John Buscema.

Stories Covered In Detail This Episode:

"Friend Against Friend!" - Amazing Adventures #2, written by Jack Kirby, art by Jack Kirby and Chic Stone, ©1970 Marvel Comics

"To Smash the Inhumans!" - Silver Surfer #18, written by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby and Herb Trimpe, ©1970 Marvel Comics

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