Marvel Reread Club Episode 30: February, 1964

Marvel Reread Club visits Feb-RU-ary 1964, with Spider-Man #9, Fantastic Four #23, Journey Into Mystery #101 with Thor, Strange Tales #117 with the Human Torch and Dr. Strange, Tales of Suspense #50 with Iron Man, and Tales to Astonish #52 with Ant-Man and the Wasp. Lots of venetian blinds! Solar Waves! The Well of Centuries! Stamp collecting while slimy! De-freckled Pepper! Two different books in which someone leaps down into their helicopter!
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Marvel Reread Club Episode 29: January, 1964, Part 2

Marvel Reread Club wraps up January 1964 with Tales of Suspense #49 with Iron Man (and Tales of the Watcher), Tales to Astonish #51 with Giant-Man and the Wasp (and The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale), X-Men #3, and Avengers #3! Nuclear radiation that turns you evil! Sneepers! Inquisitive little imps! Veterans the Wasp is not attracted to! The one Professor X loves! Giant-Man vs. a bag of flour!
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Marvel Reread Club Episode 28: January, 1964, Part 1

MRC revisits Marvelmania in the first half of January 1964, with Spider-Man #8, Fantastic Four #22, Journey Into Mystery #100 with Thor and Tales of Asgard, and Strange Tales #116 with the Human Torch and Dr. Strange! Tribute to teen-agers! The kookiest hat! Mr. Hyde, the king of the seven seas! Crude pepper receptacles! No Rock Hudson! Psychedelic Strange! Check it out!
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Marvel Reread Club Episode 25: December 1963

Marvel Reread Club goes spinning into December 1963, with Amazing Spider-Man 7, Fantastic Four 21, Journey Into Mystery with Thor 99, Strange Tales with the Human Torch and Dr Strange 114, Tales of Suspense with Iron Man 48, and Tales to Astonish with Ant-Man and the Wasp 50. Gun guns! Perfectly legal incitement to riot! Cliffhangers! Two people pretending they can’t fly! Psychologically intimidating eye-holes! Slippery tops! Check it out!
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Marvel Reread Club Episode 23: November 1963, Part I

Marvel Reread Club revisits the tragic month of November 1963, with Amazing Spider-Man 6, Fantastic Four 20, Journey Into Mystery 98 with Thor and Tales of Asgard, and Strange Tales 114 with Human Torch and Dr Strange. Discarded lizard limbs! Proof that some form of life MUST exist in outer space! Cobra gas! Kirby thrones! Chamber of Commerce sashes! Evil scented candles! More to come in Part 2!
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Marvel Reread Club Episode 22: October 1963, Complete in One Episode!

MRC flashes back to October 1963, with Amazing Spider-Man #5, Fantastic Four #19, Journey Into Mystery #97 featuring Thor and Tales of Asgard, Strange Tales #113 with the Human Torch, Tales of Suspense #46 with Iron Man, and Tales to Astonish #48 with Ant-Man and the Wasp. Finger guns! Ill-advised speculation about why people are speaking English! Gigantic magic cows! Evil magic shears! Waddling Khrushchev! Flying gaseous porcupine powers!
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Marvel Reread Club Episode 21: September 1963, Part 1

Marvel Reread tackles the first half of September, 1963, with Amazing Spider-Man #4, Fantastic Four 18, Journey Into Mystery featuring Thor 96, Strange Tales featuring the Human Torch 112, and Tales of Suspense featuring Iron Man 45. Poor photojournalism ethics! The fifth quadrant of the Andromeda Galaxy! Multiple missile test mishaps! Aqua-attractor guns! Cauliflower ears! And just wait until we get to Part 2!






And here, as promised are some images of Betty Brant in her Rambo-esque phase many years later, which Brian Cronin recently wrote about:
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Marvel Reread Club Episode 20: August 1963, Part 2

Hey folks, sorry there were no non-podcast posts last week, but I kept expecting that I would get to make an announcement I can’t make yet! In the meantime, Marvel Reread Club wraps up the rest of August 1963 (or thereabouts). We look at Tales of Suspense #44 with Iron Man, Tales to Astonish #46 with Ant-Man and the Wasp, and the massive Fantastic Four Annual #1 (which may or may not have come out this month.) Casters on sand! Flipped opinions on Don Heck! Knights on squids!
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