Super Serious is a podcast that asks, “What would it be like to live through the 616 Marvel Universe as it was happening?”
Episode one takes place in November 1961. The Thing and the Human Torch have just been spotted in the city, but no one knows who or what they are. The following episodes explore the ramification to the world of the events that transpire in these early Marvel comics. The show proceeds month by month, treating the month of release as the month the events take place — beginning with the Fantastic Four, but proceeding to the Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Ant-Man, the Avengers and more as the Marvel Universe comes together. We assume that the commentators know as much about what is happening as any intelligent outside observer. And a lot starts happening very fast!
We talk about what the real world consequences would be for these super human events (like when Giganto destroys lower Manhattan) and theorize on what is going on that we do not know about (“If these people got super powers by going into space, shouldn’t we send more people into space to create a super human army? If we don’t, won’t the Russians do it?”).We deal with issues the comics do not normally cover (“Is Iron Man joining the Avengers a good use of Stark Corp .shareholder capital?”) and predict what could happen next (“Unstable molecules could be the next big fashion trend!”)
The show notes link to the comics being discussed during the episode and provide a short summary of what happened in the issue.
Two dozen episodes have been recorded thus far, but we are holding off on a launch until we can get the domain name set up properly (DNS is not agreeing with us). If you manage to find us before we have come out of “stealth” feel free to subscribe now and we will let you know when the first set of episodes drop. This is going to be a lot of fun!
In the meantime, tell your friends!
As a great man once said…
Edward and Michael