VFCast Season 3 Episode 4: Real Men Wear Spectacles

Holy crap do we go back to the foundation of the modern age of comics today! You can keep your Brian Michael Bendises, your Grant Morrisons, and your Jonathan Hickmans! If you want truly sublimely insane comics, Stan “The Man” Lee and Steve Ditko do it better than anyone.

Amazing Spider-Man #1-6

250px-AmazingSpider-Man1WRITTEN BY: Stan Lee
ART BY: Steve Ditko
PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics
RELEASE: March, 1963

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That is a picture of Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-man next to our protagonist, Peter Parker. I will leave you to draw your own conclusions.

A few pieces of insanity, just for you:

  • We are repeatedly told, and I mean at least twice an issue we are told that Peter Parker is a “science major” at his High School. Do High Schools have majors?
  • Peter tends to invent things to solve his problems, including the Anti-Magnetic Inverter. Welcome to the Silver Age, everyone!
  • We skipped Amazing Fantasy #15 for no good reason. You should totally read it, write a review and send it to us. If it uses full words and is at least semi-intelligent we will likely post it.
  • Reed Richards is a dick.

You can download this podcast: VFCast Season 3 Episode 4

The music for this episode of Vestrymen from the Future! is used under a Creative Commons licence. This week, we feature Burial at Sea – “Barely There” and Greg Gibbs – “Young Erotic Naughty People”. Intro music by Jonathan Coulton.

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