This week on View from the Gutters we have a special bonus episode:
Avengers Fantasy Draft
This week we’re fantasy drafting Avengers teams along with our good friend Mike from Radio Vs. The Martians and Podcasta La Vista, Baby. You should definitely check out both programs, as Joe and I have both been recent guests.
I want to offer a shout-out to Ian Carmel, David Gborie, Sean Jordan, and all of the fine people who make All Fantasy Everything happen. They are a hilarious group of people and they inspired us to make this episode, so please show them love.
Additional shout-outs to Smilin’ Stan Lee, Jolly Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Kirk Busiek, Mark Waid, Walt and Louise Simonson, Steve Englehart, Roger Stern, John Romita Jr., Roy Thomas, John Buscema, and the many many other writers and artists unnamed who contributed to the Avengers and created the characters we discussed on this episode.
Our hosts for this episode are Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Brant Gillihan-Eddy, and Mike Gillis.
On this episode, we discuss Strange Tales #104-109, featuring the first appearance of Paste Pot Pete, aka The Trapster!
We also discuss the events of April, 1963, including the world’s first lung transplant, and the beginning of the Birmingham Campaign which led to Martin Luther King Jr. penning his famous, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in which he admonishes those who spoke out against his campaign of nonviolent resistance.
- To our knowledge, Jack Nicklaus never actually claimed to have invented the Arnold Palmer.
- Tobiah mentions Czechoslovakia, which dissolved in 1993, in the context of gay rights. He meant to say Chechnya.
On this episode, we discuss Incredible Hulk #5-6 and Tales to Astonish #39-43.
We also discuss the events of January 1963. Our theme for this episode is Telstar, by The Tornados
- The Beatles landed at New York International Airport (later renamed JFK).
- George Wallace has been dead for 20 years (thank goodness).
- Theories regarding electromagnetism date back to the early 19th Century.
- You can see Magneto defeated by a wooden gun here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5-JVvCrGC8
- Rick Jones wielded the Destiny Force.
On this episode, we discuss Journey into Mystery #86-87, featuring the first appearance of occasionally reoccurring Thor villain, Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man.
We also discuss the events of December 1962. Our theme for this episode is Big Girls Don’t Cry, by Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons.
On this episode, we discuss Strange Tales #101-103, which includes the first appearance of classic FF villain, The Wizard!
We also discuss the events of November 1962, including the introduction of ZIP codes, the first supersonic jet, and Richard Nixon no longer being around to kick.
Our theme for this episode is “He’s A Rebel” by The Crystals.
On this episode, we discuss Tales to Astonish #35-37, which includes the first appearance of Hank Pym, the Astonishing Antman!
We also give our eulogy for Stan Lee (RIP) and discuss important events of October 1962—including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the release of the first James Bond film, Dr. No. Our theme song for this episode is The Monster Mash, by Bobby Pickett, the #1 hit of October 1962.
On this episode, we talk about Fantastic Four #6-9, which includes the first appearances of Alicia Masters and the Puppetmaster!
We also discuss important events of September 1962, including the looming Cuban Missile Crisis and the invention of semi-conductor lasers! Our theme song for this episode is Sherry by The 4 Seasons.