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16 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Episode 101: Swordsman and Sword Master - Who Are They?
A young listener caught the name of a character I mentioned briefly in Episode 85, and asked me to follow up with his history. This made me realize I had messed up in that episode, so I go over the history of the character I did name, plus dive into the backstory of the similarly named character I actually meant.
16 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Episode 100: A Look Back
In this milestone episode, I look back to some earlier episodes, including the very first, to see what stories need updating. In addition, I talk about questions I’ve received that, while appreciated, will not be the basis for a future episode.
16 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Episode 99: Who Are The Eternals?
Started as their own separate story, the Eternals are now completely ingrained into the origins of the Marvel Universe. With the Chloe Zhao-directed movie on its way in less than two months, now seems like a good time to give a primer on these characters, their powers, and what their introduction means for the MCU going forward.
19 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Episode 98: The Replacements - Spider-Man
Continuing our occasional look into the characters that have taken on the identity of an already established hero, this installment covers those who have become the hero that was literally the face of Marvel for many years, Spider-Man, including one of his arch-nemeses. Take a listen to get all the details.
20 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
Episode 97: DC Defined (The Return of Barry Allen)
Also available as part of a YouTube Playlist featuring many different creators, this episode discusses the story that really brought Kurt into the DC Comics Universe, and defined Wally West’s version of The Flash for years to come. Written by Mark Waid with art by Greg LaRocque, it’s “The Return of Barry Allen.”
15 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Episode 96: Book to Movie Adaptations - Why Are They So Hard?
If you’re a longtime fan of a book and you hear it’s being made into a movie, you may have a mix of joy and dread, as so many of the adaptations over the years have not met up to the book fans’ approvals. This episode, we look at some of the common follies that adapters will run into that cause fans to cry foul, then Kurt picks out a couple of films he think got it just right.
55 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Episode 95: Loki - A Deep Dive (Episode 6)
Kurt and Anne wrap up their conversation on the first season of Loki (Season 2 has already been announced!), including the mysterious power behind the TVA, and how this all feeds in to what is coming up in the next year or two in the MCU.
81 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Episode 94: Loki - A Deep Dive (Episode 5)
Continuing the discussion of "Loki" with special guest Anne V., we dive in and talk all about the show, the comics that inspired it, and the relationships and growth of all the characters involved.
72 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Episode 93: Loki - A Deep Dive (Episode 4)
Continuing the discussion of "Loki" with special guest Anne V., we dive in and talk all about what makes this show so great, and how it connects to the comics. And yes, we definitely talk about that mid-credits scene and who all those characters are.
74 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Episode 92: Loki - A Deep Dive (Episode 3)
Continuing the discussion of the Loki show with special guest Anne V., we dive in deep on all the details we can find, especially as they relate to “Sylvie,” including her comic book connections, and what her actions reveal about the character. And we talk about the big reveal regarding the TVA and what that means.
84 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Fixed link for Episode 91
Continuing the discussion of the Loki show with special guest Anne V., topics include Ren Faires, costumes, diadems (which are not helmets), and the comic book origins of the character revealed at the end of the episode. (The original link was incorrect and may (have) caused errors. Apologies for the double post.)
84 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Episode 91: Loki - A Deep Dive (Episode 2)
Continuing the discussion of the Loki show with special guest Anne V., topics include Ren Faires, costumes, diadems (which are not helmets), and the comic book origins of the character revealed at the end of the episode.
82 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Episode 90: Loki - A Deep Dive (Episode 1)
With the Loki show diving into one of Kurt’s favorite subjects (Time Travel), of course he’s going to dive deep into the show as well, looking at all the comic book connections, and theorizing with his guest, Anne V. This first episode we discuss the TVA, Mobius, and all the little moments that made the show so much fun.
64 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Episode 89: LGBT Characters in DC (with JennytheGeek)
Celebrating Pride Month, we are looking at some of the characters in DC Comics that belong to the LGBTQ+ community. I invited JennytheGeek on to discuss the topic and get her feelings as a trans woman (and fellow superhero fan), on how these different characters were handled.
16 minutes | May 21, 2021
Episode 88: Who is Shang-Chi?
We’ve recently gotten a teaser trailer for the Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” but you may not have heard of the character before that. We give you a basic rundown on who Shang-Chi is, his infamous father, and how he fits into the Marvel Universe (and possibly the MCU as well)!
17 minutes | May 7, 2021
Episode 87: The Why-Men (Lesser Known X-Men; Mimic, Changeling and Havok)
18 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Episode 86: Familial Power Immunity and Is the Winter Soldier also Super?
Two questions being asked this week. One is about what causes certain heroes to be immune to each other’s powers when they are on the same family tree. The other question is about the MCU version of Bucky, and if and when he got powers.
18 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Episode 85: Who is Taskmaster (aka Tony Masters)?
We’ll be seeing him join the MCU soon in Black Widow, but who is Taskmaster in Marvel Comics? That is the question being asked this week by one of the younger listeners of Welcome to Geektown, and so we explain the history and powers of the skull-masked villain, to see what makes him so special.
26 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Episode 84: Who Else Are The New Warriors? (Volume 1)
For the first anniversary of the podcast’s release, Kurt’s favorite hero Speedball was introduced. In the 2nd-Anniversary episode, he introduced the rest of his teammates in the New Warriors, or at least the members of the team when it was first formed. For year 3, it’s time to look at the other heroes who joined the roster sometime after the first issue, but still in the original 75-issue run.
89 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Episode 83: WandaVision - A Deep Dive Finale (Ep 9)
Completing our look at the new MCU show starring Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany on Disney+, Kurt is joined by personal friend and frequent question asker Joel L. (an MCU fan, but not a regular comic reader) in order to see the show from all sides, theorize about the mysteries, and discuss the connections to the comics that inspired the series.
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