Listener, we would have words with thee! As the Odinson and the Mighty Thor swing their hammers onto the big screen in Thor: Love and Thunder, Paul and Arlo revisit some of the film’s influences for this month’s Four-Color Flashback. The boys dig deep into the early part of Jason Aaron’s run on the golden-haired Avenger, with Thor: God of Thunder #1-25 and Thor (2014) #1-8. Topics of discussion include the dynamite art of Esad Ribić and Russell Dauterman, Thor’s crisis of faith, why Jane Foster wielding Mjolnir makes for such a great reinvention of the character, and more.


NEXT: anything is possible.




00:00:32  -  Intro / Banter

00:04:55  -  Main Topic

00:11:54  -  INTERLUDE: Giving Arlo $#!&

00:14:01  -  Back to the Main Topic!

01:55:21  -  Outro / Next




  • “Divine Hammer” by The Breeders, Last Splash (1993)
  • “Sweet Jane” by Cowboy Junkies, The Trinity Sessions (1988)




Direct download: Episode_478_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm CDT

Paul and Arlo are going slightly mad. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the MCU’s latest trip through the titular multiverse, fracturing and reshaping reality to meet the franchise’s corporate needs. If that sounds a little unenthused, well, what can we say? The boys didn’t love this one. Paul, ever the optimist, discusses why the MCU’s depiction of sorcery continues to be one of its greatest assets. Arlo, ever the cynic, expresses appreciation of Sam Raimi’s trademark flourishes before lamenting that they’re all recycled riffs. Along the way, they discuss the film’s odd function as a WandaVision sequel, whether punching star-shaped holes in the universe is good goofy or bad goofy, those weird fucking kids, and more.


NEXT: more madness.




00:00:34  -  Awkward Intro

00:03:33  -  Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Spoiler-free)

00:21:15  -  SPOILERS!!!

01:50:40  -  Outro / Next




  • “I’m Going Slightly Mad” by Queen, Innuendo (1991)
  • “X-Men Theme” by Florian Haack, X-Men Theme (Single) (2018)




Direct download: Episode_477.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT





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