Matt Spectro Thru The Multiverse
Podcast of Evil Mutants-X-Men(1989)

Podcast of Evil Mutants-X-Men(1989)

September 30, 2022

This week, I'm joined by frequent guest Michael Crockett as we go back to the first-ever pilot for the X-Men, "Pryde of the X-Men!" Much to the Multiverse's surprise, it appears on several “Worst of” lists. Was it really that bad? Mike and I will find out! Take a listen as we discuss such topics as the history of the X-Men, is Nightcrawler a creep, Australian Wolverine, a who's-who of voice acting talent, and do I owe Marvel money? All this and more as we dive into the world of mutants...in cartoon form!

Podcast From Planet Mongo-Flash Gordon(1979)

Podcast From Planet Mongo-Flash Gordon(1979)

September 23, 2022

This week, I'm joined by frequent collaborator Dave Walker as we travel thru the Multiverse to 1979 for the Flash Gordon episode "A Planet in Peril!" Legendary animation studios Filmation takes on one of America's oldest super hero and pop culture icon Flash Gordon! Appearing in everything from comic strips to film to live action to animation, Dave and I touch on it all!! Join us as we discuss the long history of Flash, why Flash is the most eligible bachelor on Mongo, Zarkov just taking up space, Flash Gordon influence on Star Wars and the Peculiar Purple Pie Man!! All this and more as Flash saves every one of us....in cartoon form!!

Secret Podcast of Super Villains-Justice League(2012)

Secret Podcast of Super Villains-Justice League(2012)

September 16, 2022

It’s another international episode of the Multiverse as I'm joined by Craig, co-host of the Diabolical Podcast! Travel back to 2012 for the animated film Justice League Doom, a loose adaptation of the comic story "Tower of Babel" as Vandal Savage uses Batman’s own contingency plan to aid the Legion of Doom to defeat the JLA! Join Craig and I as we discuss such topics as the various incarnations of the Justice League, the greatness of the late Dwayne McDuffie, changes from comic to film, and a Friends reference!! All this and more as we discuss DC's greatest superhero team…in cartoon form!

Whoever Hears This Podcast If They Be Worthy-Thor(2011)

Whoever Hears This Podcast If They Be Worthy-Thor(2011)

September 9, 2022

This week, I'm joined by Jay, co-host of Commute The Podcast, as we travel thru the Multiverse to 2011 for Thor-Tales of Asgard! We discuss the last of Marvel's early 2000s animated films which for the most part went under the radar. Jay and I discuss such topics as Thor's origins in history and comics, the greatness of the Warriors 3, Thor without his hammer and the casual misogyny of Asgard!! All this and more as we talk the God Of Thunder…in cartoon form!!

The Podcast of Grayskull-Masters of the Universe-(2021)

The Podcast of Grayskull-Masters of the Universe-(2021)

September 6, 2022

Its part 4 of our Masters of The Universe series as Brian Milonas returns as we talk the most controversial He-man of them all Masters of the Universe Revelations!! Only go back about a year for the first episode the "The Power of Grayskull" Kevin Smith attempts to bring He-man back to his former glory in what was call a "spiritual sequel"  You decide if he succeeded or not as we talked all the obstacles the show was facing right off the bat, the new voice cast, Brians apparent lack of Kevin Smith's library and is it really a bait and switch?!? All this and more as we once again visit the world of Eternia....in cartoon form!!

Podcast of Vengeance-Hulk(2015)

Podcast of Vengeance-Hulk(2015)

August 26, 2022

This week, my pal and former guest Francis appears on the Multiverse for the first time in 2022! We talk one of his all time favorite heroes, Ghost Rider, as we go back to the Hulk and the Agents of SMASH episode "Spirit of Vengeance" - a bizarre mix of the goofiness of this cartoon with the more serious Ghost Rider! Join us as we discuss all the controversy behind the scenes of the original comic series, 70s comics influenced by pop culture, the multiple flaming vehicles of Flame Face and clogging toilets! All this and more as we talk a Demon riding a motorcycle…in cartoon form!

Intercontinental Podcast-Invincible(2021)

Intercontinental Podcast-Invincible(2021)

August 19, 2022

This week is a very exciting episode as for the first time ever the Multiverse goes international! I'm joined by the co-host of the "That Superhero Thing" podcast, Nick! We travel back to 2021 for the Invincible episode "Its About Time!" It's not your typical Saturday morning cartoon as it's definitely for a more mature audience. Join us as we discuss such things as teenage superheroes, the Walking Dead cast reunion, talking dogs who solve mysteries, realism in superhero battles and the legitimacy of the phrase "across the pond!" All this and more as we discuss Invincible.......in cartoon form!

This Podcast Does Not Exist-Men in Black(1997)

This Podcast Does Not Exist-Men in Black(1997)

August 12, 2022

This week, I'm joined by my former podcast tag team partner Julian Starr as we go back to 1997 for the Men In Black episode "The Long Goodbye Syndrome!" Everyone remembers the blockbuster film, but not as many people are aware of the comic book or the animated series! Join Julian and I as we discuss the entire MIB franchise, Julian's attempts at different voices, comicbook/wrestling trivia, bizarre film crossovers and the claim that the Men in Black films didn't make any money! All this and more as they won't let us remember.....in cartoon form!

Podcast Outside the Box - Matt Talks Current Comic Events

Podcast Outside the Box - Matt Talks Current Comic Events

August 5, 2022

This week it’s a completely different episode as I throw out my usual format!!! I'm flying solo this time out and I'm not just talking animation! I cover all the most recent comic movies and TV show news! Everything from the cancellation of Batgirl, the mixed reactions to the She-Hulk trailer, plus thoughts on Shazam and Wakanda Forever! Also, I give my take on recent film releases, and the reason I'm not going to see the movie featuring the hero that was my favorite in the MCU! Plus, I give a couple of recommendations for current comic books you should check out. Next week, the regular format returns, but in the meantime, enjoy the Multiverse thinking outside the box!

One Punch Podcast - One Punch Man (2015)

One Punch Podcast - One Punch Man (2015)

July 29, 2022

This week, the youngest guest in my show’s history Alex Milonas returns!! He's also the podcast's anime expert as we go back to 2015 for the One Punch Man episode "The Strongest Man!" Matt steps outta his comfort zone as we dive into the manga/anime world and not another superhero cartoon!!! Listen in as we talk the massive success of anime, Matt tries his best to pronounce japanese names, the craziness of the anime character designs, a steroid named Biceps King and a half man, half crab in his underwear!!! So joins us as bad guys get KOed with a single punch….in cartoon form!

Podcast on the Bayou-Swamp Thing(1990)

Podcast on the Bayou-Swamp Thing(1990)

July 22, 2022

This week, I'm joined by frequent guest and Green Lantern expert Dave Walker! This time we’re gonna talk his 2nd favorite hero as we go green and discuss Swamp Thing! We’re traveling back to 1990 for the extremely short-lived, almost-forgotten Swamp Thing cartoon "The Un-Men Unleashed." We take a dive into not only the cartoon but the character's history, tackling such topics as The Swamp Thing/Man Thing debate, glorified commercials for toy disguised as cartoons, wacky kid sidekicks, Arcane looking like he came straight outta a Hammer film and Swamp Thing finds Jesus! All this and more as the Multiverse goes green…. in cartoon form!

Hush Little Podcast-Batman (2019)

Hush Little Podcast-Batman (2019)

July 18, 2022

In this week's new episode, my pal Ray joins us once again as we talk the Batman animated 2019 film “Hush”! The beloved series by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee gets adapted to animation!! Does it do justice to the original work?!? We do a semi deep dive discussing the comic, the film and the plusses and minuses of both!!! Ray and I discuss such topics of the slew of characters that appear for no virtual reason, question mark shaped scars, is the evolution of Batman and Catwoman's relationship a good thing, and is there a need for adult themes and languages in Batman? All this and more as we talk “Hush”…. in cartoon form!!

Podcast on Two Worlds-Batman(2011)

Podcast on Two Worlds-Batman(2011)

July 8, 2022

This week, Dr. Mid-Niter from the YouTube channel "Raging Rainbow" returns, as we travel back to the 2011 Brave and the Bold episode “Crisis 22,300 Miles Above Earth!” It’s a classic team up of the Justice League and Justice Society of America!! We talk such topics as the history of the two teams annual team up, the lamer members of the JSA, Ice's love of pie and a Ma Hunkle reference!! All this and more as it’s a Crisis of two earths…..in cartoon form!

Smoking Podcast Detective-The Mask(1997)

Smoking Podcast Detective-The Mask(1997)

July 1, 2022

This week, after almost a year absence, my wife Jaime returns to the Multiverse! We travel to 1997 for the animated crossover of The Mask and Ace Ventura in the episode “The Aceman Cometh!” It’s two Jim Carreys for the price of one! We talked such topics as which voice actor sounds more like Jim Carrey, indy comics turned into 90s film, uncomfortable minority impressions, and Breaking 2 Electric Boogaloo!!! All this and more as we talk the team up of the century…in cartoon form!

Podcast From Dimension X - TMNT (1989)

Podcast From Dimension X - TMNT (1989)

June 24, 2022

This week I'm joined by first time guest Jimmy Milonas as we travel back to the 1989 episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Hot Rodding Teenagers From Dimension X!”  Take a journey with us to Jimmy’s childhood talking Turtles cartoons, movies and toys!! We discuss such subjects as the first appearance of the Turtle Van, the first season almost being one big story arc, the Turtles' long last impact in pop culture and the Turtles stealing a hot rod!! All this and more as we talk heroes in a half shell….in cartoon form!

The Most Powerful Podcast in the Universe-He-Man(2002)

The Most Powerful Podcast in the Universe-He-Man(2002)

June 10, 2022

This week we're joined by ROH legend the Kingpin Brian Milonas!! We go back to 2002 for the He-man and the Masters of the Universe episode "The Beginning Part 1"! Join us as we watch and talk what's considered by many the best version of the series!!! We talked such topics as the toyline that accompanied it, Skeletor's look before he had a skull, Beast Man's new powers, Prince Adam being a bit of a tool, and the one comedic sidekick Matt likes!! All this and more on part 3 of our MOTU series....in cartoon form!!

7 Little Podcasts - Spider-Man (1981)

7 Little Podcasts - Spider-Man (1981)

June 3, 2022

This week, my brother Travis comes back to the Multiverse as we travel back to a 1981 episode of Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends called "7 Little Superheroes!" It's guest stars galore as Spidey is joined not only by Iceman and Firestar, but also Captain America, Doctor Strange, Namor and Shanna The Jungle Queen to face off with the Chameleon! We talked such topics as the greatness of the team-up, The Submariner at his best when he's a jerk, Dr. Strange doing next to nothing, annoying animal sidekicks (again) and... "jungle instincts." All this and more as we discuss ol' webhead... in cartoon form!

The Podcast Of The Seven Seas-Aquaman(1968)

The Podcast Of The Seven Seas-Aquaman(1968)

May 20, 2022

This week on a brand new episode my pal Mike Webb returns as we travel thru the Multiverse to 1968 for the king of Atlantis Aquaman!!! The first time Arthur Curry appears in animation form for the Filmation show the Adventures of Aquaman!! 3 stories in one "The Menace of Black Manta","Between Two Armies and "The Rampaging Reptile Men"  Join us as we talk such subjects as "The 70s damage to Aquaman rep, is Jason Momoa too cool for school, sexism in 60s cartoons, animal sidekicks and The SpongeBob connection!! All this and more as as we talk the King of the Seven Seas in cartoon form!!!

Golden Podcast-Wrinkles(2014)

Golden Podcast-Wrinkles(2014)

May 13, 2022

This week is a very unique episode as we're joined by Bubba Wheat from Fights,Tights and Movie Nights!!! We go back to 2014 for the little known  animated film Wrinkles. Based on the spanish graphic novel by Paco Roca Arrugas. No superheroes this week as we watch a very personal story of alzheimers. Join as we talk such subjects as animation for a select audience, the english dub of Martin Sheen, first story from the viewpoint of the dementia and a James Bond reference! So enjoy this look of at this 1 of kind animated film thats truly like nothing we've ever seen.......in cartoon form!

It’s Not A Bunny Podcast-The Tick(1994)

It’s Not A Bunny Podcast-The Tick(1994)

May 6, 2022

This week I'm joined by the cohost of the We Have Issues Podcast, Anthony LaFauci! We go back to 1994 for The Tick pilot episode "The Tick vs The Idea Men"!! We don't often journey outside the Marvel/DC bubble so always a treat when we do. Was the Tick lost in the shuffle of all the 90s comic animation and underappreciated? Could he have been a bigger merchandise powerhouse?? We'll find out! Join us as we discuss such topics as the origins of The Tick, why Arthur wears his superhero costume to work, the balance between laughing with and laughing at, plus the Monkees connection to this show!! All this and more as we discuss New England legend The Tick......in cartoon form!!!

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