The House of Jack and Stan https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/category/house/ A podcast about history, Marvel Comics, and Marvel Comics history Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:24:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cropped-NewLogo2500_final-32x32.png The House of Jack and Stan https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/category/house/ 32 32 The House of Jack and Stan is a podcast about history, Marvel Comics, and Marvel comics history. Beginning in November 1961 with the release of Fantastic Four #1, we examine the early history of the Marvel Universe by reading the first 10 years of comics in chronological order and discuss them from a historical perspective (including both contemporary media and historical events). View from the Gutters clean View from the Gutters tobiah@panshin.net tobiah@panshin.net (View from the Gutters) Copyright © View from the Gutters 2019 A History of the Marvel Universe The House of Jack and Stan https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/VFTG_logo_3000px.png https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/category/house/ Bi-Weekly 41821568 Tales to Astonish #44-50 (June 1963) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/06/17/tales-to-astonish-44-50/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:42:51 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2477 On this episode, we discuss Tales to Astonish #44-50, featuring the first appearance of Maria Pym, The Porcupine, Whirlwind, and Giant-Man!

We also discuss the events of June, 1963, including the Profumo Affair, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Kennedy’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech, and the release of Cleopatra.

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On this episode, we discuss Tales to Astonish #44-50, featuring the first appearance of Maria Pym, The Porcupine, Whirlwind, and Giant-Man! We also discuss the events of June, 1963, including the Profumo Affair, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty,


We also discuss the events of June, 1963, including the Profumo Affair, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Kennedy’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech, and the release of Cleopatra.]]>
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Journey into Mystery #88-93 (May 1963) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/05/27/journey-into-mystery-88-93-may-1963/ https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/05/27/journey-into-mystery-88-93-may-1963/#comments Mon, 27 May 2019 13:31:46 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2469 We also discuss the events of May, 1963, including the release of Where The Wild Things Are, and The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan; Dylan’s second album.  ]]> https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/05/27/journey-into-mystery-88-93-may-1963/feed/ 2 On this episode, we discuss Journey into Mystery #88-93, featuring the first appearance of The Radio-Active Man. We also discuss the events of May, 1963, including the release of Where The Wild Things Are, and The Freewheelin??? Bob Dylan; Dylan???s second...


We also discuss the events of May, 1963, including the release of Where The Wild Things Are, and The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan; Dylan’s second album.

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Strange Tales #104-109 (April 1963) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/05/06/strange-tales-104-109-april-1963/ Mon, 06 May 2019 13:00:19 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2453 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.

Notes:

  • 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.
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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,


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.
Notes:

* 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.
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Tales of Suspense #39-43 (March 1963) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/04/22/tales-of-suspense-39-43-march-1963/ https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/04/22/tales-of-suspense-39-43-march-1963/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:31:51 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2432 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/04/22/tales-of-suspense-39-43-march-1963/feed/ 1 On this episode, we discuss Tales of Suspense #39-43, featuring the first appearances of Tony Stark, and Pepper Potts. We also discuss the events of March, 1963, including the closure of Alcatraz, the opening of the Pan-America Building,
On this episode, we discuss Tales of Suspense #39-43, featuring the first appearances of Tony Stark, and Pepper Potts.



We also discuss the events of March, 1963, including the closure of Alcatraz, the opening of the Pan-America Building, and the invention of the measles vaccine! Our theme for this episode is Walk Like A Man, by The 4 Seasons.

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Fantastic Four #10-15; Amazing Spider-Man #1-3 (Feb. 1963) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/04/08/fantastic-four-10-15-amazing-spider-man-1-3-feb-1963/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 02:45:43 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2428 On this episode, we discuss Fantastic Four #10-15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1-3, featuring the first appearances of The Red Ghost, The Impossible Man, The Watcher, The Mad Thinker, J. Jonah Jameson, John Jameson (aka Man-Wolf), The Chameleon,
On this episode, we discuss Fantastic Four #10-15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1-3, featuring the first appearances of The Red Ghost, The Impossible Man, The Watcher, The Mad Thinker, J. Jonah Jameson, John Jameson (aka Man-Wolf), The Chameleon, The Vulture, The Tinkerer, and Doctor Octopus!



We also discuss the events of February, 1963, including the birth of second-wave feminism and the embargo of Cuba. Our theme for this episode is Hey Paula, by Paul and Paula.

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Incredible Hulk #5-6, Tales to Astonish #39-43 (Jan. 1963) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/03/25/incredible-hulk-5-6-tales-to-astonish-39-43-jan-1963/ https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/03/25/incredible-hulk-5-6-tales-to-astonish-39-43-jan-1963/#comments Tue, 26 Mar 2019 04:42:34 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2417 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

Notes:

  • 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.
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https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/03/25/incredible-hulk-5-6-tales-to-astonish-39-43-jan-1963/feed/ 2 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 Notes: The Beatles landed at New York International Airport (later rename... 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
Notes:

* 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.

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Journey into Mystery #86-87 (Dec. 1962) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/03/11/journey-into-mystery-86-87-dec-1962/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:19:46 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2414 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.

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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, 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.
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Strange Tales #101-103 (Nov. 1962) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/02/25/strange-tales-101-103-nov-1962/ https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/02/25/strange-tales-101-103-nov-1962/#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2019 05:04:22 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2407 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.

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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.
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Tales to Astonish #35-37 (Oct. 1962) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/02/11/tales-to-astonish-35-37-oct-1962/ https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/02/11/tales-to-astonish-35-37-oct-1962/#comments Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:22:28 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2398 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.

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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.
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Fantastic Four #6-9 (Sept. 1962) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/01/22/fantastic-four-6-9-sept-1962/ Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:51:29 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2394 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.

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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-co... 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.
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Journey into Mystery #83-85 (Fall 1962) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2019/01/07/journey-into-mystery-83-85-fall-1962/ Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:16:41 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2388 On this episode, we talk about the first appearances of Thor and Loki!

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On this episode, we talk about the first appearances of Thor and Loki! On this episode, we talk about the first appearances of Thor and Loki!
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Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2018/12/24/amazing-fantasy-15-aug-1962/ https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2018/12/24/amazing-fantasy-15-aug-1962/#comments Mon, 24 Dec 2018 14:55:50 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2374 On this episode, we talk about Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring the first appearance of one Spider-Man; also long-time supporting cast Aunt May, Uncle Ben, and Flash Thompson.

We also discuss the events of August 1962, including the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and the death of Marilyn Monroe. This episode’s opening theme is Do??the??Locomotion by Little Eva, the top hit of that month.

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We also discuss the events of August 1962, including the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and the death of Marilyn Monroe. This episode’s opening theme is Do??the??Locomotion by Little Eva, the top hit of that month.
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The Incredible Hulk #2-4 (Fall 1962) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2018/12/10/the-incredible-hulk-2-4/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:23:18 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2368 On this episode, we talk about The Incredible Hulk #2-4, featuring the first appearance of The Ring Master, and shooting the Hulk into space!

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On this episode, we talk about The Incredible Hulk #2-4, featuring the first appearance of The Ring Master, and shooting the Hulk into space! On this episode, we talk about The Incredible Hulk #2-4, featuring the first appearance of The Ring Master, and shooting the Hulk into space!
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Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2018/11/26/fantastic-four-5/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:24:15 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2365 On this episode, we talk about Fantastic Four #5: Prisoners of Doctor Doom! This issue, clearly, features the first appearance of Doctor Doom!

This issue has a cover date of July 1962, and we discuss some of the events which occur during June and July. We also discuss the firing of James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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On this episode, we talk about Fantastic Four #5: Prisoners of Doctor Doom! This issue, clearly, features the first appearance of Doctor Doom! This issue has a cover date of July 1962, and we discuss some of the events which occur during June and July.... This issue has a cover date of July 1962, and we discuss some of the events which occur during June and July. We also discuss the firing of James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
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The Incredible Hulk #1, FF #4 (May 1962) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2018/11/12/the-incredible-hulk-1-ff-4/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:49:07 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2361 On this episode, we talk about The Incredible Hulk #1: The Hulk! and??Fantastic Four #4:??The Coming of the Sub-Mariner!

These issues include the first appearance of many of the Hulk’s core cast, including Rick Jones, “Thunderbolt” Ross, Betty Ross, and Bruce Banner himself; while FF features the return of one of Marvel’s first characters, Namor!

These issues have cover dates of May 1962, and we discuss some of the events which occur during those months.

RIP Stan Lee.

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On this episode, we talk about The Incredible Hulk #1: The Hulk! and??Fantastic Four #4:??The Coming of the Sub-Mariner! These issues include the first appearance of many of the Hulk???s core cast, including Rick Jones, ???Thunderbolt??? Ross, Betty Ross, These issues include the first appearance of many of the Hulk’s core cast, including Rick Jones, “Thunderbolt” Ross, Betty Ross, and Bruce Banner himself; while FF features the return of one of Marvel’s first characters, Namor!
These issues have cover dates of May 1962, and we discuss some of the events which occur during those months.
RIP Stan Lee.
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Fantastic Four #2-3 (Jan-Mar. 1962) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2018/10/29/fantastic-four-2-3/ Mon, 29 Oct 2018 22:14:08 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2354 On this episode, we talk about Fantastic Four #2: Skrulls from Outer Space! and Fantastic Four #3: The Menace of the Miracle Man!

These issues have cover dates of January and March, 1962, and we discuss some of the events which occur during those months.

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On this episode, we talk about Fantastic Four #2: Skrulls from Outer Space! and Fantastic Four #3: The Menace of the Miracle Man! These issues have cover dates of January and March, 1962, and we discuss some of the events which occur during those months. These issues have cover dates of January and March, 1962, and we discuss some of the events which occur during those months.
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Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. 1961) https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2018/10/15/fantastic-four-1/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:08:31 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2349 On this episode, we talk about the state of the world circa the fall of 1961 and the inception point of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four #1.

Cover date November, 1961: This issue features the first appearance of the Fantastic Four, as well as that of the Mole Man and Monster Isle (a location that is periodically revisited over the years).

During the episode we mention William Messner-Loebs’ GoFundMe, which is still ongoing as of the release of this episode, and you can find at:??https://www.gofundme.com/billmessnerloebs. Bill was a popular artist and writer in the 80s and 90s, and may be best remembered for his contributions to the early days of Wally West’s adventures as The Flash, as well as his time writing Wonder Woman.

Like many comic artists for Marvel and DC???who are freelancers, and do not receive health benefits, pensions, nor typically royalties on their work???Bill and his wife have fallen on hard times in recent years, and have been unhoused for some time. You can read his story and contribute to him at the link above, if you wish to.

You may also want to check out the Hero Initiative, an organization set up to help comic creators like Bill, which you can find at??https://www.heroinitiative.org/. You contributions are greatly appreciated.

 

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On this episode, we talk about the state of the world circa the fall of 1961 and the inception point of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four #1. Cover date November, 1961: This issue features the first appearance of the Fantastic Four, Cover date November, 1961: This issue features the first appearance of the Fantastic Four, as well as that of the Mole Man and Monster Isle (a location that is periodically revisited over the years).
During the episode we mention William Messner-Loebs’ GoFundMe, which is still ongoing as of the release of this episode, and you can find at:??https://www.gofundme.com/billmessnerloebs. Bill was a popular artist and writer in the 80s and 90s, and may be best remembered for his contributions to the early days of Wally West’s adventures as The Flash, as well as his time writing Wonder Woman.
Like many comic artists for Marvel and DC???who are freelancers, and do not receive health benefits, pensions, nor typically royalties on their work???Bill and his wife have fallen on hard times in recent years, and have been unhoused for some time. You can read his story and contribute to him at the link above, if you wish to.
You may also want to check out the Hero Initiative, an organization set up to help comic creators like Bill, which you can find at??https://www.heroinitiative.org/. You contributions are greatly appreciated.
 
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Prologue: The Golden Age https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/2018/10/01/prologue-the-golden-age/ Mon, 01 Oct 2018 15:27:03 +0000 https://www.viewfromthegutters.com/?p=2341 Welcome to the premiere episode of The House of Jack and Stan. On this show, we???re going to be reading and discussing the origin and evolution of Marvel Comics???starting from the release of Fantastic Four #1 in 1961. We plan to hit every issue that Marvel released from ’61 through the end of 1969. Along the way we???re going to talk about the growth of Marvel as a company and some of the real history that was happening at the time these comics were being released.

On this episode, we talk about the concept of the show, discuss some of our favorite Marvel characters, and explore the events that led up to the creation of Marvel Comics, beginning in 1934 and ending in 1961.

Note: We were trying to think of the Editor-in-Chief of DC comics, who is Bob Harras,??not Tom DeFalco.

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Welcome to the premiere episode of The House of Jack and Stan. On this show, we???re going to be reading and discussing the origin and evolution of Marvel Comics???starting from the release of Fantastic Four #1 in 1961. On this episode, we talk about the concept of the show, discuss some of our favorite Marvel characters, and explore the events that led up to the creation of Marvel Comics, beginning in 1934 and ending in 1961.
Note: We were trying to think of the Editor-in-Chief of DC comics, who is Bob Harras,??not Tom DeFalco.
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