Amazing Spider-Man Classics
041 - Emails

There's one last task to be done before the brand new episodes start in two weeks, and that is to clear the feedback deck. I always appreciate your emails, and I want to give each of them at least some attention, so in this episode, I respond to every email and iTunes review that has come in over the last five years since episode 37 was recorded.

Quite a few links are mentioned in the episode. They are as follows:

  • An article about the Marvel sliding timeline from previous show guest J.R. Fettinger
  • Email writer Aiden mentioned two novellas, but the included links are defunct
  • Anecdotal account of the Polaris Nuclear Sub
  • J.R. again, now dressed as Spider-Man!
  • A book about all the old Marvel ads from Amazon Smile (or just use regular Amazon, but Smile gives money to your chosen charity)
  • Aunt May as Spider-Man (*shudder*)
  • Fellow Spider-Podcaster from Brazil doing Uncle Ben's work in Portuguese

In future, should you wish to respond to our thoughts on the show, you can do so by writing to us here. Feedback is always welcome!

Come back in two weeks for the all-new, all-different Amazing Spider-Man Classics!

Direct download: ASMC_Episode_41.mp3
Category:ASMClassics -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT

This is it! This is the end of an era! But of course it is also the dawn of a new!

Josh Bertone and Don Grant join Jon Wilson one last time for a look back at a classic Spidey comic, namely Amazing Spider-Man 52, and one last time they are joined by Stephen Lacey of The Fantasticast. This rounds out the big Kingpin trilogy, and we also stop off briefly at the end with The X-Men 35.

In two weeks: emails!

In two more weeks: New hosts! New episodes! New Amazing Spider-Man Classics!

Direct download: ASMC_Episode_40.mp3
Category:ASMClassics -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Josh, Don, and Jon are once again joined by Stephen Lacey of the Fantasticast to look at an issue of Amazing Spider-Man, in this case that's issue 51 where Spidey and Jonah Jameson find themselves "In the Clutches of the Kingpin!" Come give a listen!

Direct download: ASMC_Episode_39.mp3
Category:ASMClassics -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

It's been a long road getting from there to here. It's been a long time, but the time is finally here for "Spider-Man No More!" There is a bit of a story behind this "lost" episode. First of all, Stephen Lacey is back with us to talk Amazing Spider-Man 50, but Fall 2011 was before he became co-host of the the world-renowned Fantasticast, and we loved having him on to talk about the issue. Sadly, though, the recording malfunctioned, and we lost the first 40 minutes of the recording, which included the iconic trash can scene from the issue. We had to get together again a little bit later to rediscuss the first part of the issue, and then THAT recording was lost as well. So we got together AGAIN to rerediscuss that part. HOPEFULLY, my editing skills are masterful, so you'll hardly even be able to tell that there is a recording break or that the first part of the episode was recorded a little bit after the rest. Hope you enjoy!

Direct download: ASMC_Episode_38.mp3
Category:ASMClassics -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

Hello, it's me. I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to listen as we go over everything in a Spidey comic. They say that time's supposed to heal ya, but I ain't--

Waaaait a minute! This isn't an Adele song! It's a brand new episode of Amazing Spider-Man Classics, that's what it is!

What?! You mean you unsubscribed??? What a fool! ...er, I mean, that's probably understandable cuz it's been a while. But the show is on its way to making a comeback. Beginning with this here episode right here.

So here's the lowdown. This is the first of three episodes from years and years ago that I am calling "lost" episodes. In it, Josh and Don help me take a look at the ins, the outs, and the drama of Amazing Spider-Man 49. Over the next few weeks, two more episodes will come your way with a special guest walking with us through issues 50-52. And then I'm gonna do an episode where I sit down and clean out the email bag.

And then the show will be back to new episodes. With some changes. But you'll hear about that only if you listen, which you should definitely do!

And I hope you enjoy it :)

Direct download: ASMC_Episode_37.mp3
Category:ASMClassics -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

036 ASM Classics - Daredevil 27 and Amazing Spider-Man 48

Welcome to a double-dipping of Spidey goodness.  First, the gang heads over to Daredevil 27 to see the Hornhead and the Webhead team-up against the Masked Marauder, who has decreed, "Mike Murdock Must Die!"  Next, Spider-Man falls prey to Blackie Drago who attacks him "On the Wings of the Vulture!" in Amazing Spider-Man 48.  It's a big party, as Karen Page, Mike Murdock, Gwen and MJ, Anna Watson and Aunt May, and of course Harry Osborn all join in for this episode of Amazing Spider-Man Classics!

There are some emails read this time around, so if you would like to have your opinion read on the show regarding the books or our comments on them, drop us a line, and we'll be happy to do it.  You may also follow the show on Twitter.

Direct download: ASM_Classics_Episode_036.mp3
Category:ASMClassics -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

035 ASM Classics - Peter Parker: Spider-Man v2 1 and Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man 1

The month of new #1s continues!  But this time, it's Peter Parker: Spider-Man and Webspinners that get the podcasting treatment from barely legal Jon, pubescent Bertone, and preteen Donovan!  What new plot has Howard Mackie cooked up for the ex-webhead, and will the Gang ever survive the art of Michael Zulli??!!

Due to the unique theme of this episode, there are no emails read this episode, but if you would like to share your thoughts on the stories we cover or the episode itself, and have them read on the air in the future, drop us a line, and we'll be happy to do it.

Direct download: ASM_Classics_Episode_035.mp3
Category:ASMClassics -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

034 ASM Classics - The Amazing Spider-Man v2 1

The DC Relaunch has sent the Classics gang back in time to November 1998, the month of the Spider-Man reboot!  Join 19-year-old Jon Wilson, 13-year-old Josh Bertone, and little 9-year-old Donovan Grant as they try to make heads or tails of the new John Byrne premiere series, The Amazing Spider-Man, volume TWO!

Due to the unique theme of this episode, there are no emails read this episode, but if you would like to share your thoughts on the stories we cover or the episode itself, and have them read on the air in the future, drop us a line, and we'll be happy to do it.

Direct download: ASM_Classics_Episode_034.mp3
Category:ASMClassics -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

033 ASM Classics - Amazing Spider-Man 47

Welcome back to Amazing Spider-Man Classics for a truly classic issue of the Stan Lee/John Romita era.  We have Gwen, we have Mary Jane, we have Flash, Harry, and the ESU gang, we have Betty and Ned even though we're not sure why, and we have Kraven the Hunter, now with 100% more LASER NIPPLES!!!

And! As a special added treat, Josh and Don finally settle the question once and for all of Gwen and Flash and exactly what happened between them.

Joining us once again is Tyler Crone, whom you have have heard on Of Mercs and MutantsFrom Yellow to Red: A Daredevil Podcast, or as the new regular cohost with me and Zach over at Teenage Wasteland: An Ultimate Spider-Man Podcast.  As a Deadpool expert, he lets us know some of the retcons that have been made to this issue by the Merc with a Mouth, and you'll never look at Anna Watson the same way again!

There are some emails read this time around, so if you would like to have your opinion read on the show regarding the books or our comments on them, drop us a line, and we'll be happy to do it.

Direct download: ASM_Classics_Episode_033.mp3
Category:ASMClassics -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

032 ASM Classics - Amazing Spider-Man 46

You've waited.  You've sweated.  You've sued for creator rights and fought over first place in line to see the movie!  Now, here it is, folks!  The next episode of Amazing Spider-Man Classics, yaaaaaayyyy!!!

Today, ladies and gentleman*, we are looking at one episode of Amazing Spider-Man.  We had planned for two, but one took long enough.  And actually, you may see more episodes in the future with only one issue covered.  I'm contemplating the ifs of a format change.

So to join us for this look at Amazing Spider-Man 46 is Tyler Crone, whom you have have heard on Of Mercs and Mutants, From Yellow to Red: A Daredevil Podcast, or as the new regular cohost with me and Zach over at Teenage Wasteland: An Ultimate Spider-Man Podcast.  And he helps us to take a look at the first appearance of the Shocker.  It's full of Silver Spoon goodness and college hijinks galore (but not that kind**).  And, we wrap up with a 1966 YEAR IN REVIEW!!

In the email section, a writer mentions his weekly RPGH podcast, Kicked in the Dicebags, and that he played our promo in one particular episode.  So if RPGs are up your alley, go check out his show.

In the ads, we talk about the ad for the oh-so-NOT-amazing Digi Comp I.  If our descriptions weren't clear or perked your interest, there are some videos here, and here, that show you what this ELECTRONIC COMPUTER BRAIN is all about lol.  Yeah, essentially it is a mechanical binary counter that runs from 0 to 7 in binary.  Possibly "educational", and maybe "fun at parties" for like five seconds, but no way it "solves riddles" or "even tells fortunes," as the ad says.  Yes, it adds.  One at a time.  But no subtraction, multiplication, or memorization.  No clue what those ad writers were smoking (other than the money of underage suckers who read comic books).

There are some emails read this time around, so if you would like to have your opinion read on the show regarding the books or our comments on them, drop us a line, and we'll be happy to do it.

*No, that's not a spelling mistake.  It's supposed to be a joke, a reversal of "lady and gentlemen", like there's a bunch of girls listening to this show but only one random guy.  Get it?  (I know how to spell.)

**I was gonna link to some college porn and decided that might be like crying on the spamphone for spammers to come and spam my site with spam, spammingly.

Direct download: ASM_Classics_Episode_032.mp3
Category:ASMClassics -- posted at: 12:00am EDT