Episode 52 – There Can Be Only Forty-Five

The Mixed Marvel Arts Podcast finishes the final month of the Fantasy Comic League and the results may surprise you. Secret Wars jumbles up the league’s heroes, effecting the points, but Shaun nevertheless taunts Brian about Cyclops’ fate in the event. The duo also discusses the preview of the first 45 All-New, All-Different Marvel comics…

Fantasy Comic League: Finals – May 2015

Before Secret Wars tore apart the Marvel Universe, Medusa made her debut in the Fantasy Comic League. The Inhuman Queen, her hair and her 10 points carried Brian to victory in the League Championship. Black Widow switched to the winning team, and Storm and Star-Lord continued to provide solid depth for Brian. Rocket Raccoon scored the most…

Episode 51 – Black Widow’s Marketing Vortex

The Mixed Marvel Arts Podcast is caught up in the swirling vortex surrounding Black Widow’s lack of Avengers’ merchandise. Brian and Shaun kick off the episode by discussing swirling smoothies and, in a moment of self-reflection, they discuss the merits of bringing a female perspective on the show. The hosts then do their best to cover…

Fantasy Comic League – April 2015

The ultimate betrayal! Brian went against everything he knew and kept Storm instead of Spider-Man. That mistake cost his team dearly, as Spider-Man coasted to the most valuable hero in the month of April. Spider-Man and his 23 points were joined by Hawkeye in defecting to Shaun’s winning team. Shaun introduced Gamora to the Fantasy…

Episode 50 – Having Words with Ultron

The Mixed Marvel Arts Podcast celebrates their milestone episode by entering the Age of Ultron. Nate returns to the show to discuss the Avengers’ latest team-up at the box office. The trio also tackles the controversies surrounding Black Widow’s role in the movie and Joss Whedon’s departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When it comes to the film, Shaun…

Episode 48 – Spider-Man: Black or White

The Mixed Marvel Arts Podcast finally gets their wish: Spider-Man is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Brian and Shaun discuss the possibilities presented with this unprecedented deal, including how to integrate the new character, and just which character should be under the Spidey-mask. The duo also offer their final coverage on the recently wrapped…

Fantasy Comic League – February 2015

February is full of love and team-ups. The Fantasy heroes collaborated for a total of 33 team-up points, but the two leading heroes didn’t work together once. Falcon scored 23 points thanks to his weekly Fear Him comic and the winged-super soldier carried Johnny’s team to their first ever victory. Storm capped out at 23 points for…

Fantasy Comic League – January 2015

The new year kicks off a new season of the Fantasy Comic League, but it yields a familiar result. The contestants are making 2015 interesting by introducing prizes for the four-month seasons. The winner of the season will receive a trade paperback collection of their choice. With the stakes raised, a new system was necessary for…

MMA Weekly Web-Up, 11-30-14

All’s quiet on the Marvel front over this Thanksgiving holiday, but not for their Disney-owned brethren, Star Wars. Few headline news items came out, apart from a specific teaser trailer, leading up to one of the biggest shopping days of the year. A day when consumers could buy Disney Infinity: Marvel Heroes figures on the cheap.…