Complete Marvel Reading Order Podcast

de Travis Starnes

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Avengers Inspirations 39: Nothing Can Stop the Sandman

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In this latest episode, things are heating up for the Agents of SHIELD as Jon and Lily discuss the aftermath of Project Insight. Then it's Silver Age comicky goodness when a man made of sand decides to go back to high school, but Spider-Man's gonna put a stop to his continuing ed plans. And don't miss the first appearance of ... Jessica Jones??!!

Avengers Inspirations 38: The Mighty Thor Battles the Lava Man

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Jack Kirby returns to Thor, and Lily drags Jon along for the ride as we watch the thunder god face off with that guy who from The Avengers 5, the Lava Man! Oh, and Jane leaves Don for another doctor??!! And in the MCU Rewatch, Captain America meets a certain winter soldier.

Avengers Inspirations 37: Spider-Man vs the Strangest Foe of All Time, Doctor Octopus

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Jon and Lily are back behind the microphone to discuss Spider-Man's first encounter with one of his greatest enemies, Dr. Octopus! But first, it's time to see how the Agents of SHIELD were faring in the final weeks before the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So strap in for betrayal and mistrust, followed by Spidey's first big failure!

Avengers Inspirations 36: Iron Man Faces the Crimson Dynamo and The Return of the Omnipotent Baron Mordo

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Lily and Jon are coming at you this time with three more episodes of Agents of SHIELD and two comic book adventures. First, Iron Man meets an iron patriot, but not of America. No, this is the Crimson Dynamo on visit from the halls of Khrushchev, set to take down Iron Man for the good of the Soviet Union. And then, Dr. Strange must face his first repeat villain, Baron Mordo. Wait, it's only his third adventure, and he's already repeating villains? Not even the X-Men stooped that low!

Highway 616 Weekend Edition Episode 12: Hope in the Chaos

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Welcome to Episode #12 of Highway 616 and the third Weekend edition (Ed. Note: Sadly I am late posting this, so this weekend edition shows up mid-week). This time I give a detailed history of the widly confusing and intricate publication history of Lady Death and her associated characters. From her creation in Evil Ernie as a vacuous temptress through the re-imagining of her in her Chaos years and on through Avatar and Boundless into the modern day of Coffin Comics.

Avengers Inspirations 35: Duel to the Death with the Vulture

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​It's another Spider-Flashback episode as Lily and Jon look back at Amazing Spider-Man 2. It's old guys' night out as Spidey has to take on the Vulture and the Tinkerer, but will Spidey win if he's so busy running out of webs and fangirlling over celebrities? Only a download and a listen will answer that question!

Avengers Inspirations 34: Defying the Magic of Mad Merlin and Ant-Man and the Wasp Defy the Porcupine

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​A few days late, but here is the latest outing of Lily and Jon Wilson, as they catch up with the God of Thunder and their favorite Insect-Sized Duo. It's the end of an era of sorts for both books. Robert Bernstein has his last dance with Thor, putting him up against Mad Merlin, who has just woken up cranky after a millennium or so. And the final Ant-Man story in this run sees Pym and his lady love tackle the querulous quills of the Porcupine. Also in the MCU Rewatch, Thor: The Dark World! Come give a listen!

Highway 616 Episode 11: The Civil War of Mrs. Deadpool

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Welcome to Episode #11 of Highway 616 and the end of a beautiful friendship. Tony and Steve had just started to get on again and they had to bring back their biggest fight ever in Civil War #1. Considering how bad I thought some of the series have been in Secret Wars this was a fantastic week as it not only started the Civil War comic, but continued the successor to the Deadpool ongoing series in the form of Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandoes #2.

Avengers Inspirations 33: Spider-Man vs the Chameleon

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​Lily and Jon are once again tackling an early adventure of everyone's favorite web-slinger. This time out, Spidey tries to prove himself by saving the son of his arch-nemesis and then trying out for a super-hero team. Will he make the team or become the victim of a Communist plot? Come listen to find out!

Avengers Inspirations 32: Midnight on Massacre Mountain

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​Four new episodes in a row, guys! It's almost like we're trying to be professionalish! This week out, Lily and Jon take a journey with the manly, shirtless Sgt. Fury as he leads his commandos through a "Midnight on Massacre Mountain!" And in the MCU Rewatch, we dive into the first episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.

Highway Highway 616 Episode 10: The Secret Milestone

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Welcome to Episode #10 of Highway 616 and the first milestone the podcast has reached; ok its not a particularly large milestone, but its 10 episodes none the less. This time we catch up with Secret Wars as it reaches its mid point with issue #4 and look at the potential death of major characters finally sticking for once. Then we look at the other side of Secret Wars, the 'bad' ideas and the absolutely ridiculous team up that is Red Skull #1.

Avengers Inspirations 31: Spider-Man!

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With the recent announcement of Spider-Man's involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Lily and Jon are adding the web-swinger to their coverage, but they have to do a little catch-up first. So beginning in this episode, coverage will alternate between Spider-Man and the rest of the super-hero pantheon. This time out, the wall-crawler's tear-jerking, would-be-super-villain origin in Amazing Fantasy 15.

Highway 616 Episode 9: X-spiracy Theories

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Welcome to Episode #9 of Highway 616 and the third Secret Wars Edition. This week we take a look at two of the X-Men tie in series for the event - X-Tinction Agenda and Years of Future Past #2. Also I discuss some of the long standing conspiracy theories surrounding how the X-Men are used by Marvel and their strained relationship with Fox studios. Perhaps one day we will know the true story and the truth will be out there...

Avengers Inspirations 30: The Coming of the Avengers

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This is it, folks! It's all been building to this! Avengers Inspirations 30 is all about the debut of the Avengers, first in the 2012 film and then in the first issue of their own series. You don't wanna miss it!

Avengers Inspirations 29: The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost

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After another school-inspired break, the greatest teen podcaster in the world rejoins her father for some Avengery podcasting goodness. This time out, Iron Man gains a supporting cast! Yes, Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts make their first appearance opposite Jack Frost (whom you might know better as Blizzard). Enjoy!

Highway 616 Episode 8: Can't tell a lie about the Last Days..

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Welcome to another podcast about Marvel's Secret Wars. It will be a running theme this summer as it is nearly impossible to miss it, but for this episode we are specifically looking at the build up series to the event 'The Last Days of...' The two books we are looking at this issue are The Last Days of Black Widow #19 and The Last Days of Loki: Agent of Asgard #15. Natasha in the past, Odin with a mini gun and Loki stealing the show...

Highway 616 Episode 7: Weekend Edition - Webcomics

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Welcome to Episode #7 of Highway 616 and the second weekend edition. This time we enter the world of Webcomics and examine where they came from, what niche they fill and how they have developed. We take a closer look at some of my favourites, but be warned not all are suitable for work or under 18s! - Evil Inc (PG) - Evil Superhero corporation parody, Order of the Stick (PG) - Dungeons and Dragons Fantasy Parody, League of Superredunant Heroes (PG) - Avengers/ Justice League Parody, Datachasers (R 18+) - Scfi future world, Offworld: The Crease (R 18+) - Cat people meet crashed space ship survivors, The Androssian Prophecy (R 18+) - deep in encompassing fantasy adventure.

Highway 616 Episode 6: '92 Ways to Hate the Duck

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Welcome to Episode #6 of Highway 616 and boy do I hate the Duck! This episode looks at the nature of digital first comics, particularly the Marvel Infinite series and we review a comic based on my favourite cartoon of all time - X-Men '92 #1. Then we take a turn for the dark as I look into the depths of despair that is caused by being forced to read Howard the Duck #4 - it can't be that bad, can it?

Highway 616 Episode 5: The Bromance Continues?

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We pick up from Thor and Hyperion at the end of Hickman's Avengers run, but in very different circumstances. Thor, is no longer Thor, but THORS as he sets out in a new crime caper as a police detective in Thors #1. Meanwhile Hyperion shows us just how evil he can be over in Squadron Sinister #1. In addition we look at the concept of a cross genre comic as well as where the line is between an homage and plagiarism.

Highway 616 Episode 4: Weekend Edition - Independent Comics

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Rather than looking at Marvel comics at the weekends we branch out into something a bit different so this week the focus of the show is 'What are Independent Comics?' To that end there is a poll on the forum for people to fill in to see what the general consensus is - click here. In the course of this episode I reviewed Issue #1 and #2 of the creator owned series Prime, Red One #1 and Lady Death Chaos Rules.

Highway 616 Episode 3: Deadpool Secretly Moons the Knight

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This week we are looking at the books of Cullen Bunn in the shape of Deadpool's Secret, Secret Wars #2 and Moon Knight #16.

Highway 616 Episode 2: The Ultimate End of Darth Vader

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In this episode we start our regular pattern of two reviews and two features. First up we have an update on the status of Marvel's summer blockbuster event, Secret Wars, and then and indepth look at one of its premier titles - Ultimate End #2. Is this finally the end of the Ultimate universe, or can it still come out kicking and screaming at the other end of the Summer? We close out the show with a recap of Marvel's new Star Wars universe and its implications for wannabe Jedi the world over. We finally take a look at its strongest title - Darth Vader - in its latest issue, #6.

Highway 616 Episode 1: The Road Begins

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Welcome to Episode #1 of Highway 616, the new thrice weekly news and reviews podcast on the CMRO network. This week we discuss what CMRO is, and the nature of a Reading Order as opposed to a chronological list. In the second part of the episode we look at the current hot topic of Alternate Universe characters and review Spider-Gwen #5.

Avengers Inspirations 28: The Demon Duplicators and Music to Scream By

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In this latest episode, Lily and Jon take a trip back to World War II to discuss Captain America: The First Avenger. Then it's comics time as we see Thor pursued by his evil double and Ant-Man pursued by his evil ... jazz player? And in this episode, a beloved character dies. Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! Not a sales gimmick! On Avengers Inspirations, dead means dead.

Avengers Inspirations 27: The Mad Pharaoh

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The dynamic duo, or the Marvel equivelent, is back. This time they take on Tales of Suspense #44 and the Mad Pharaoh.

Avengers Inspirations 25: Seven Doomed Men

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(Note: The previous epsiode in the feed was accidently episode 26. This is the missing episode 25). Jon and Lily celebrate their quarter-century mark by first doing a lookback at The Incredible Hulk as part of their MCU Rewatch and then journeying to the concentration camp at Heinemund with Sgt. Fury. Also, they completely forget to notice that they've hit the big 25, but ah well.

Avengers Inspirations 26: When Cyclops Walks the Earth and Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo

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In their latest outing, Jon and Lily spend some time talking about the various Vankos in Iron Man 2 for their MCU Rewatch. Then Henry Pym and his young companion take a vacation to Greece, where they have to figure out why a giant Cyclops has been terrorizing the people. I'm not saying it's aliens.... And finally, Dr. Strange gains a nemesis in his second introductory tale.

Avengers Inspirations 24: Kala, Queen of the Netherworld and Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race

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This week launches a new segment as Jon and Lily begin an MCU rewatch in anticipation of Avengers: Age of Ultron. So hear their thoughts on the Phase Three slate and the first Iron Man film. Oh yeah, and then an Iron Man and Thor story as well.

Avengers Inspirations 23: The Micro-World of Dr. Doom

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This week, Jon and Lily are heading out of their usual wheelhouse to visit the Fantastic Four as Henry Pym gets called on by Reed Richards to help them enter The Micro-World of Dr. Doom!

Avengers Inspirations 22: The Terrible Traps of Egghead and Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic

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A new character debuts in this episode of Avengers Inspirations, and as it happens, they just announced his movie's release date. So get ready for some black magic from the sorcerer supreme as Jon and Lily shake hands with Dr. Strange! But first, Egghead's back. Hooray!

Avengers Inspirations 21: Trapped by the Red Barbarian and The Radio-Active Man

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Welcome back! This time out, Jon and Lily discuss Iron Man's deadliest villain ever, the Actor (also known as NOT the deadliest villain ever). and Thor goes up against a new member of his rogues' gallery with the first appearance of Chen Lu, the Radio-Active Man.

Avengers Inspirations 20: The Creature from Kosmos

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In this latest episode, Jon and Lily set out to address the very strange and unhealthy beginnings to the relationship between Henry Pym and his new partner, Janet van Dyne. The choice is to either be completely uncomfortable and weirded out or laugh at everything. You can guess which they choose!

Avengers Inspirations 19: Seven against the Nazis

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Jon and Lily finally get to meet Samuel L. Jackson, back when he had two eyes and was a roaring army sergeant of World War II. And had a slightly different skin tone. Come give a listen!

Avengers Inspirations 18: The Stronghold of Dr. Strange and The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer

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Back in regular production of new episodes, this time out Jon and Lily watch writer Robert Bernstein tackle two of our Avengers, as Iron Man faces off with his nemesis Dr. Strange (not that one), and Thor has to make do against Loki's magics without his hammer!

Avengers Inspirations Episode 17: Sandu, Master of the Supernatural and The Mad Master of Time

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Jon and Lily are back from the abyss to bring more classic Avengers goodness! This time out, Thor has to deal with a random guy you've never heard of, and the Ant-Man has his final solo adventure!