In this episode, a morally challenged, mentally unstable captain of industry rises to a position of awesome power! That’s right—join Curt and Kevin as they shine a light on the Marvel Comics event Dark Reign with a discussion of the Secret Invasion: Dark Reign one-shot and Dark Avengers Vol. 1: Assemble!
After repelling a horde of alien invaders and their shapeshifting matriarch, Norman Osborn is appointed director of the law-enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D. and leader of the Avengers. In no time, he convenes a sinister shadow cabinet of supervillains, and stacks the world’s premier superteam with a rogues’ gallery of ruthless felons!
What alarming agenda will the former Green Goblin advance while wrapped in the American flag in the guise of the Iron Patriot? And will he cap his reign of terror with a seat at that Supreme Court of superhero comics known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
- Civil War
- Secret Invasion
- The Thunderbolts
- The Illuminati
- The worst Namor ever?
- The role Tommy Lee Jones was born to play!
- 1980s metal icon Don Dokken
- See, this is why superheroes should trademark their identities
Join us in two weeks as we travel to a galaxy far, far away for a look at Marvel Comics’ Darth Vader #1-6!