S2E8 – Duel of the Hunters / It’s Man-Spider O’Clock!

This week we’re covering season 2, episode 8 of Spider-Man: The Animated Series – ‘Duel of the Hunters’

Recap: 3:33
Review: 39:37
Comic Origins: 42:19

It’s Man-Spider O’Clock!
The Punisher has his hands full with Spider-Man after our hero transformed into a horrifying, dopey monster – something he still thinks he has the ability to sort by himself. Hey, maybe the man’s just got a lot of free time after his family picnics have been cancelled. Too soon?

He’s joined by Kraven, fresh off the boat to bear-hug his new bestie and join in on the dogpile when Man-Spider starts creepin on New York’s redheads. Along the way we end up talking about Stop the Pigeon, kite daydreams and… 9/11. Does acid spit melt steel beams? Oh, and also Morbius is floating around.

After our episode discussion, we talk about the various spider transformations that Peter Parker has gone through in the comics. It’s pretty wild.

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Weird Lore BS #7: The Mud-Thing

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“Oh god” – Henry, every few seconds this episode.

A Sandman and a Hydro-Man walk into a bar, and what follows is the deepest of shames from the void itself. We’ve got Travis Rave, a cavalcade of King Kong references, the worst Broadway musical of all time and the most confusing sentence in history.

This edition of Weird Lore Bullshit Corner covers The Amazing Spider-Man #217-218, as well as a look back at the origin of Flint Marko/William Baker/Sandman.

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S2E7 – Enter The Punisher|Super Punisher Sunshine

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This week we’re covering season 2, episode 7 of Spider-Man: The Animated Series – ‘Enter The Punisher’.

This week Frank Castle turns up to complicate things, just as the ol’ webhead is grappling with four new grapplers himself. On top of things, we’ve still got the Magical Mr. Morbius to contend with. Then we’ll see what happens when Jem & the Holograms go dark, when 3-D animation invades Aunt May’s home and a surprise appearance from F.L.U.D.D.

We also touch on the very first appearance of The Punisher in The Amazing Spider-Man 129!

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Best Movies and TV of 2019 All-Out Spectacular!

A look back on all the best movies and TV we watched in 2019. Not much superhero talk this time round!

2019 was a garbage year that we’re more than happy to leave behind – but there were some good things to distract us: Booksmart Little Women have their Knives Out, Irishman living the High Life, Beale St is Burning and maybe the real Parasite is Us.

Warning: we talk Star Wars, maybe for the last time.

Also covered: Midsommar, John Wick 3, The Last Black Man In San Francisco, Shazam, Glass, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Avengers: Endgame, Black Mirror, Watchmen, The Boys, Bojack Horseman, I Think You Should Leave, You, and… Game of Thrones.

Plus some bonus chat about Jack’s favourite comics he read in 2019!

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S2E6 – Magic Mike Morbius

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This week we’re covering season 2, episode 6 of Spider-Man: The Animated Series -‘Morbius’.

Spidey’s having some kidney problems, Mary Jane’s getting ghosted, and Michael Morbius is shooting radioactive rays at blood in a room full of vampire bats. What could go wrong?
Well, it turns out that a lot could go wrong – leading to a few extra limbs, horrifying octopus palm suckers, and a whole lot of plasma missing from the bodies of ESU students. This is what happens when you leave the neogenic recombinator lying around – and this episode shows that the plot gun might also just be an infinity stone.
After that, Jack reveals the veritable monster mash that Morbius originated from in our comic book segment – before we talk about that new Morbius 2020 trailer! #VetoThatLeto

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S2E5 – Swole Mutant Bathhouse|Mutants’ Revenge

This week we’re covering season 2, episode 5 of Spider-Man: The Animated Series -‘Mutant’s Revenge’.

We’ve got a crazy episode for you guys this week, with the X-Men crossover two-parter coming to a close with plenty of buddy cop shenanigans, trash fights, awful puns, henchman juggling and more hallways than a Netflix Marvel series.

Jack talks reading The Clone Saga, Henry gets turned into the Beast, Hobgoblin records his own voice acting, Ray Winstone makes a guest appearance, and Smythe punched right in the kisser.

After all that nonsense, we talk about ‘Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda’ – the mini-series that inspired this episode.

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S2E4 – The Mutant Agenda|Beats By Beast

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This week we’re covering season 2, episode 4 of Spider-Man: The Animated Series – ‘The Mutant Agenda’.

X-Cuse me, true believers – we’ve got another episode to talk about, this time the most ambitious crossover in history; the birth of a televisual universe; a racism allegory that goes off the rails; a cheese nightmare, if you will. Uncle Ben ghost stealth takedown’s included.

Confused? So are we. This episode brings Spidey to the X-Men’s mansion, where he is chased by their superior theme tune music, then hounded by that stupid sexy beast. No, it’s not Ray Winstone, it’s Henry McCoy – the OG furry, professor of prejudice patience and lover of thongs.

#WheresMyGoblinGlider?

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S2E3 – Hydro-Man|#NotAllHydroMen

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This week we’re covering season 2, episode 3 of Spider-Man: The Animated Series – ‘Hydro Man’.

Face front, true believers! This week we’re talking about Morris Bench aka Spider-Man’s most compelling and fascinating villain!

Just kidding – he’s Hydro-Man, a D-Lister that this episode of Spider-Man: The Animated Series somehow found a way to make interesting. How do they do it, you ask? By putting the Bro in Hybro Man and talking about… male entitlement?

This episode has everything: MRAs, the seduction community, Nice Guy™s, anime screams, water puns and ocean science magic.

And in our comic origin segment, Jack tells Henry all about Hydro-Man’s first comic appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #212 (1980), before updating him on all the pathetic things he’s been up to in the years since.

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We Pitch A SINISTER SIX Movie

This week we’re discussing the potential Sinister Six movie and how it could play out in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Both Jack and Henry have their own ideas for what a Sinister Six movie and which villains should turn up – but only one of them made notes, and by notes, we meant notes. So what will this all entail? Will it be about Tony Stark again? Will Jack be talking about the Man-Thing… again? If you’ve listened before, you probably know the answer – but there are plenty more surprises in store as we discuss our favourite evil team-up.

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