We finally finish talking about Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Marvel Comics in general as we wrap up this long trek through comic history with Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel. And we end it on a high note. In this episode, we all praise G. Willow Wilson and her success at an editorially mandated Marvel […]

We’re ALMOST done talking about Captain Marvel! This is the last Carol Danvers episode! We made it! We cover her arc during Civil War and AvX! Carol Danvers separates kids from their moms over politics and then makes out with Captain Marvel as part of her initiation to take up the mantle! On this episode, […]

We’re back to talk about CAPTAIN MARVEL. Or at least the current one, Carol Danvers. But before she was Captain Marvel. When she was Ms. Marvel. And Binary. And Warbird. You know, Carol Danvers! Listen to our first three Captain Marvel episodes here In this episode, we finally cover one of our most requested comics, […]

Yesterday was Christmas, but now it’s time to look towards the future. I mean, let’s live in the past! As part of our annual Back Issues tradition, we make Phil and Darryl read a book we covered in our FIRST EPISODE EVER. Marvel’s Civil War! By our nothing-but-problematic-fave Mark Millar! We actually liked it a lot […]

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas! Santa galore here at DI HQ! We celebrated by showcasing some of our favorite Christmas comics from Marvel and DC. Some of our meaning some hosts, the actual opinions seem to vary wildly. We hope you and your family get along better than we do. On this episode, we cover […]

Our Captain Marvel bonanza continues! Legacy’s all grown up now and he’s the new Captain! After his dad came to Earth and died, he came to Earth himself. But what happened next? Did he do his dad’s legacy proud? Spoilers, not exactly… Legacyvember continues HERE! Read along: Peter David’s Second Run On Captain Marvel On this episode, […]

Captain Marvel’s Legacy continues when his successors take up the mantle! We take a journey through the 70s, 80s and 90s. And boy, are these issues indicative of the flaws of those decades. Read along: Ms. Marvel’s First Appearance Another Captain Marvel’s First Appearance Monica Gets Political Another Captain Marvel’s First Appearance One More For […]

We’re going to spend the next month tackling one of the most convoluted and messy names in comics! Not Shazam, not Marvelman, but the one (of seven), the ONLY (of seven), CAPTAIN MARVEL! This episode focuses on the Kree warrior, Captain Mar-Vell! What a very different and original name! From his first appearance, through the […]

We’re back for part 2 of Uzumaki. And so are the snail people! Unfortunately for us and also for them. Check out Part 1 First! Read along: Uzumaki by Junji Ito In this episode, Ryan is just seeing spirals everywhere. Sly reveals his pro-killing kids platform but at least he won’t eat your face like […]

For this October, we return back to horror mangaka Junji Ito. For the entire month, we’ll be reading his most celebrated work, Uzumaki. A story about how surprisingly creepy spirals can be. Read along: Uzumaki by Junji Ito In this episode, Sly is getting a lot of material for his Uzumaki shonen fan fiction. Ryan […]

We finish DC’s mega-event that changed everything, Identity Crisis! Is the ending satisfying? Does it make sense? And why does everyone hate Captain Boomerang? Check out our last episode, Identity Crisis Part 1, first if you haven’t! Read along: Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales’ Identity Crisis In this episode, Ryan struggles to defend why cynicism […]

We talk about a book we’ve been awkwardly avoiding for years, DC’s 2004 event: Identity Crisis. This is one of the biggest DC stories we’ve covered and it’s the one that proved just how cynical Alan Moore’s influence was. So we should hate it, right? Well… Read along: Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales’ Identity Crisis […]

Hoo boy, this one’s a rough one. We’re talking about the Original Edgelord of Comics, Alan Moore and his second volume of The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman. This one gets a little intense, so strap yourself in. The Invisible Man, Mr. Hyde, Mina Harker, and Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, and some wagon driver all team […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! EDGELORD AUGUST! It’s time to talk about Mark Millar’s Kingsman. So cuckle up, it’s time to go for a ride. We read Kingsman: The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons On this episode, we get back to our roots and talk about a Millar book […]

We’ve mentioned it a bunch of times, but we have a patreon! Here’s an exclusive clip from this month’s Patreon bonus episode to entice you into giving us money. So? Are you enticed?!? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/flyingmachine Come join our discord: https://discord.gg/yzFT6sk All of our past episodes and other projects can be found […]

We cover Steve Ditko (and Stan Lee’s) classic Dr. Strange run, primarily the 12 part epic that ran from Strange Tales 130-141! Ditko may have recently passed, but he remains one of our most beloved creators, even if he was a Randian Objectivist! On this episode, we get trippy to delve into what makes Dr. […]

We cover one of Darryl and Ryan’s favorite runs, Mark Waid’s Fantastic Four! We talk about his big Doom story, Unthinkable! Read along with Fantastic Four (Volume 3) 67-70 and 500 On this episode, Darryl takes the main role and EXPLAINS LORE, which is truly the most Unthinkable part. Sly can’t tell the difference between […]

We’re still talking about Stan Lee! But this time, his best work, at least according to Sly and Ryan! Some Classic Kirby Fantastic Four! Some Ditko Spider-Man! And some Buscema Silver Surfer! We cover: Fantastic Four 51 – This Man… This Monster! Amazing Spider-Man 31-33 – If This Be My Destiny! Silver Surfer 5 – […]

We’re continuing our Stan Lee bonanza! So we spend another episode dunking on him. In the early 2000s, he had a series of books called “Just Imagine,” where he rebooted the major DC characters but with one major twist… now they’re dumb! Excelsior! On this episode, we cover Stan’s re-imagining of Superman, Batman, and Wonder […]

You know that guy that shows up in every Marvel movie? Stanley? Well, he’s been cameoing in comics for years! Not always in the best light, though. Apparently his coworkers really hated him and loved to openly mock him in their books. ‘Nuff Said! Comics Covered: Angel And The Ape Issue 2 Mister Miracle Issue […]