ASM Classics Episode 18: Amazing Spider-Man 24 & 25

We’re wrapping up September with a bang, Spider-Fans!  Not only is this our longest episode yet, not only does this episode include the silver anniversary issue of Amazing Spider-Man, not only do we get to see the first (kinda) appearance of Mary Jane Watson, but also we are joined this episode by none other than Gerard Delatour, reviewer of The Amazing Spider-Man for the Spider-Man Crawl Space (check out those reviews here)! In Amazing Spider-Man 24 and 25, Mysterio returns in the guise of a psychiatrist, out to catch Spider-Man by proving that he is INSANE.  Then, two years of publication…

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ASM Classics Episode 17: ASM 23

Emails, emails, and more emails!  Between the recording of this episode a month ago and its publication, the emails have begun to stack up, so rather than make you wonderful people wait longer for a response, we recorded an email segment to accompany our somewhat shorter coverage of Amazing Spider-Man 23.  And that ended up being half the episode.  But keep sending them in.  We have a strategy now for addressing emails in a more regular fashion, so never fear to write. This week, Spider-Man is faced once again by his nemesis from Hollywood, the Green Goblin.  We also see…

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ASM Classics Episode 16: ASM 21 & 22

Gasp!  Shock!  This time around, the Classics gang is going SOLO!!  Or…um…trio.  What do you call it when a group of three is going alone?  Whatever that is, that’s what we’re doing.  It’s no big deal.  We’re just changing up some behind-the-scenes stuff which will mean more guest co-hosts sometimes, as well as the occasional episode with just the three of us. In this, our latest episode, Jon Wilson, Joshua Bertone, and Donovan Grant venture beyond the realm of the three Pocket Books reprints that Jon had as a youth, looking at Spider-Man’s first fight with the Beetle, and his…

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ASM Classics Episode 15: ASM 20 and Avengers 11

In the meantime, we are wrapping up our recording session with the ever valiant, but by now somewhat sleepy Stephen Lacey, of the World of Superman Blog.  After this, Jon, Josh, and Donovan have sworn off seven-hour recording sessions.  We’ll be recording more frequently for shorter durations, which means more guest co-hosts, and episodes with no guest co-hosts.  It’s just gonna be easier.  Stephen was great, but we hate to torture people with hours and hours at the mike. This episode addresses the first appearance of the Scorpion, Mac Gargan, later of Venom fame.  We also see Spider-Man co-starring in…

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ASM Classics Episode 14: ASM 18 & 19

Welcome back, Spidey fans, to the British invasion!!!  Yes, we are joined again this week by UK Superman blogger Stephen Lacey, to take a look at Amazing Spider-Man 18 and 19.  Thrill to every minute as Peter Parker runs from a fight, flirts with his aunt, and smashes through glass with nary a scratch.  The Sandman and the Enforcers are out in … erm, force, and enjoy them while you can, because neither will grace the pages of a Spidey book for quite some time to come. The new Facebook link to the left points to a NEW Facebook page. …

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ASM Classics Episode 13: Amazing Spider-Man 17

Hello?  Anybody still out there? Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that’s right!  After 40 days of spider-fast, Amazing Spider-Man Classics is back! This month, Jon, Don, and Josh are joined by British blogger Stephen Lacey (author of the World of Superman blog) as they discuss and deliberate the beginning of Ditko’s first great trilogy. Also, introducing a new feature on Facebook.  A bit of fandom fun may be had at the pages for Team Betty, Team Liz, and Team Mary Jane.  This is in addition to the main Facebook page for the show. All the delays have been to due to…

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ASM Classics Episode 12: Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1

Six sinister welcomes to all you Spider-Fans out there who have returned for another round of shenanigans with Jon, Josh, Don, and our guest this month, Michael Bailey (of Views from the Long Box). This episode we have served up for you a full plate of Spider-Man annual goodness from 1964 as Spider-Man tackles the Sinister Six!  Along the way, Dr. Octopus meets his future beloved and Aunt May acts like she smoked a fatty before the story started. We also read emails this time around, and a letter from Stephen Lacey references a Silver Age Superman review that can…

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ASM Classics Episode 11: ASM 16 & Tales to Astonish 57

Welcome to our latest episode of Amazing Spider-Man Classics, the show dedicated to covering every feature book, as well as every guest and cameo appearance we can find of the amazing Spider-Man.  Our June episodes are a bit behind due to scheduling conflicts, but we think you’ll find they’ll be worth the wait.  This week, Michael Bailey (of Views from the Long Box) joins Jon, Josh, and Don to take a look at Tales to Astonish 57 and Amazing Spider-Man 16, and it’s quite the wild ride.  And the daughter Lily makes a cameo along the way. Just a word…

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ASM Classics Episode 10: ASM 14 & 15!

Another Tuesday, where the ASM Classics Gang are back talking about some Goblins and MORE! Welcome back to Amazing Spider-Man Classics, where we are committed to covering every feature issue, as well as every guest and cameo appearance we can find of the Amazing Spider-Man.  Kicking off the month of June, the Amazing Spider-Man Classics group is joined by the ever-lovin’, blue-eyed Brad Douglas of the Spider-Man Crawl Space.  He helps the usual crew of Jon, Josh, and Donovan take a look at the first appearance of the man who engineered the Clone Saga, the mastermind who replaced Tony Stark…

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ASM Classics Episode 9: ASM 12 & 13

Happy Thursday folks, below are the original text from the episode, We will see you Tuesday!: Here we are, drawing to the end of another month.  You listeners sure have been awesome, and I want to thank you sincerely for giving this show the attention it’s gotten. The usual rogues are joined for the final time this month by Jeffrey Taylor (of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast).  The books this week are Amazing Spider-Man 12 and 13, so we’re wrapping up the amazingly creepy Betty Brant saga as the chase by Dr. Octopus comes to a close with…

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ASM Classics Episode 8: ASM 10 & 11

Here we are, born to be kings, we’re the princes of the universe!  In other words, Amazing Spider-Man Classics is back for more of Spider-Man’s classic adventures.  Continuing this month with Jeffrey Taylor (co-host of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast), Jon, Bertone, and the Donmeister bring to you the unfolding saga of Betty Brant. Amazing Spider-Man Classics is devoted to covering every main Spider-Man book as well as every guest and cameo appearance we can find.  This time, Amazing Spider-Man 10 and 11 are up, with a stop along the way for a cameo in Strange Tales 119. …

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ASM Classics Episode 7: ASM 9!

Here we are with a new month and a new round of classic Spidey episodes.  This month, Joshua, Donovan, and I have joining us Mr. Jeffrey Taylor, co-host of the world-renowned From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast.  This is a special occasion for me because his and Michael Bailey’s work over on that show is what got me into comic book podcasts in the first place and helped to inspire the show you are looking at now.  So I strongly urge you to check them out if you haven’t already. Amazing Spider-Man Classics is devoted to covering every Spider-Man…

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ASM Classics Episode 6: ASM 7 & 8

What? You’re back? You must be looking for some classic Spider-Man goodness.  Well, this week serves up the goods for Amazing Spider-Man 7 and 8.  Jon, Don, and Josh are joined again by Zach Henderson from Teenage Wasteland: An Ultimate Spider-Man Podcast, as we wrap up our April episodes (even though it’s May now cuz Jon had laptop problems).  You’ll get the Vulture’s return, the stupidest robot in the history of robots, and Spidey crashing a party in order to score some team-up action.  Strange Tales 115 also gets some brief attention, because Amazing Spider-Man Classics is committed to covering…

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ASM Classics Episode 5: ASM 5 & 6

Welcome back to Amazing Spider-Man Classics, where we are committed to taking you through every issue, every guest feature, and every cameo appearance we can find of the amazing Spider-Man!   This week, Jon, Josh, and Don are again joined by Zach (from Teenage Wasteland: An Ultimate Spider-Man Podcast) to go back to Spidey’s main book after our team-up time-out last week.  Spider-Man has to cross swords, or finger guns, with the metal-masked menace of the Fantastic Four — Dr. Doom!  And after that, he then takes the world’s shortest vacation to the Everglades to confront the Lizard! Two of…

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