Marvel by the Month

#093: February 1968 (w/Ibrahim Moustafa and Dave Dwonch) - “Today Earth Died”

Episode Summary

Comics pros and comics bros Dave Dwonch and Ibrahim Moustafa join us to talk about the Punisher (but not that Punisher), Magneto's giant computing needs, Avenger-collecting strategies, and the altered reality that Nick Fury's new brand of "cigar" puts him into.

Episode Notes

Dave Dwonch is the co-writer and co-creator behind the upcoming Jenny Zero, which will be published by Dark Horse Comics this April. You can preorder it NOW from your favorite local or online comics shop with the Diamond order code FEB210259

Also! Dave and Santiago Guillen's Kickstarter for SPORES: The Broken Circle, the sequel to Prom of the Dead, is live right now and chock-full of great rewards — including a stretch goal that includes a print copy of their Mind Palace webcomic for backers!

Ibrahim Moustafa isn't just Steranko's least-flattering biographer, he's also a very talented writer-artist whose new original graphic novel, Count, hits the stands on 3/16 courtesy of Humanoids. Watch the trailer and preorder it now at, or preorder through your local comics shop before 2/22 with the Diamond order code JAN211389.

Stories Covered In Detail This Episode:

Fantastic Four #74: “When Calls Galactus” - written by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby w/Joe Sinnott, ©1968 Marvel Comics

X-Men #43: “The Torch Is Passed...” - written by Roy Thomas, art by George Tuska w/John Tartaglione, ©1968 Marvel Comics

Avengers #51: “In the Clutches of… the Collector” - written by Roy Thomas, art by John Buscema w/George Tuska, ©1968 Marvel Comics

Strange Tales #168: “Today Earth Died” - written by Jim Steranko, art by Jim Steranko w/Joe Sinnott, ©1968 Marvel Comics

Complete List of Comics Published This Month (courtesy of 

Amazing Spider-Man #60, Avengers #51, Captain America #101, Captain Marvel #1, Daredevil #39, Fantastic Four #74, Marvel Super-Heroes #14, Incredible Hulk #103, Iron Man #1, Sgt. Fury #53, Strange Tales #168, Sub-Mariner #1, Thor #151, X-Men #43, ©1968 Marvel Comics. 

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