To celebrate the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Matt and Brett have joined with Chikara wrestling guru Mike Quackenbush to read the first ever limited series starring the Marvel sequel’s breakout star: The Falcon! What other Marvel characters does Mike have an affinity for? What’s it like eating lunch with Larry Hama? Just how good of friends was Mike with Marvel editor legend Mark Gruenwald? Find out in this episode!
Anthony Mackie was a badass in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Want to see where The Falcon came from? This is it. We cover “The Falcon” #1-4, a series that sets up a great world around Sam Wilson. Priest (writing here as Jim Owsley) just gets this character. It features Paul Smith art on the first issue, who was immediately afterwards moved to “Uncanny X-Men.” The remaining issues are drawn by Mark Bright who, along with Priest, would go on to create “Quantum & Woody.”
The incredible Mike Quackenbush, esteemed owner of CHIKARA, one of the best professional wrestling organizations in the US. Mike has great insight into comics. He cares about them and is just a ton of fun to talk to. We had a really great time and he gives us some amazing stories. If you read comics you really should check out CHIKARA, the storytelling style is so similar. The events are a blast.
Follow the links above for more info. Thanks for listening.