Marvel by the Month

January 1968 (w/Douglas Wolk) - "The Living Prison!"

Episode Summary

Writer, critic, and comics historian Douglas Wolk (All Of the Marvels, The 616 Society) joins us to talk about Peak Steranko, the (first) death of Professor X, fake Zemos, Latverian body-swaps, and Asgardian-arachnid piggyback rides.

Episode Notes

Douglas Wolk is the Eisner Award-winning author of Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean and the forthcoming All of the Marvels from Penguin Books.

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Stories Covered In Detail This Episode:

Strange Tales #167: "This Dream -- This Doom!" - written by Dennis O’Neil, art by Dan Adkins, ©1968 Marvel Comics

X-Men #42: “If I Should Die..." - written by Roy Thomas, art by Don Heck w/George Tuska, ©1968 Marvel Comics

Captain America #100: “This Monster Unmasked!” - written by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby w/Syd Shores, ©1968 Marvel Comics

Daredevil #38: “The Living Prison!” - written by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan w/Frank Giacoia, ©1968 Marvel Comics

Fantastic Four #73: “The Flames of Battle --” - written by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby w/Joe Sinnott, ©1968 Marvel Comics

Complete List of Comics Published This Month (courtesy of mikesamazingworld.com): 

Amazing Spider-Man #59, Avengers #50, Captain Savage and His Leatherneck Raiders #2, Captain America #100, Daredevil #38, Fantastic Four #73, Incredible Hulk #102, Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1, Not Brand Echh #7, Sgt. Fury #52, Strange Tales #167, Thor #150, X-Men #42, ©1968 Marvel Comics. 

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