Its another exciting trip thru the Multiverse as the co-host of my first podcast Truth,Justice and the New England ProWrestling Way Julian Star joins us!!! He sits down to talk the villain Venom as we watch the 2017 Spider-Man episode "Venom" First we dive into the history and origins of the popular anit-hero including the dispute over creator credit and the idea originally coming from a reader!!! Then we watch the cartoon and discuss such topics as animation style, our mutual dislike of Patton Oswald, the almost superhuman football skills of Flash Thompson, Spiderman always talking and our love of the insult ......nerd!! Plus we announce the soft reboot of our original podcast!! So tune in and take a journey thru another exciting web head adventure.... in cartoon form!
This week I'm joined by my pal Brian as we watch and talk Spider-Man The Animated Series episode "The Man Without Fear!" Daredevil doesn't have his own show so we found the next best thing - an episode that revolves around ol' Horn Head that serves as a backdoor pilot for his show!! Join us as we discuss such topics as the evolution of Daredevil over the years, numerous blind puns, DD's loose connection to Superman, and how many times Kingpin can get away with fitting the word "DARE" into a sentence! All this and more as we team up to talk a Spider-Man/Daredevil team up....in cartoon form!!
This week we kick off 2022 with an exciting episode as for the first time in Multiverse hisotry our guest is the owner of an actual comic shop!! Tim from Enterprize Comics Etc sits down with us to chat up the 1999 Avengers United We Stand episode "Avengers Assemble Part 1" Join us as we talk such topics are owning a comic shop and the heated debate are comics thriving or dying, the bizarre costume of the Avengers, Hank Pym as the leader,Falcons nephew not being Jim Wilson and Wondermans awkward fist bump high five!! All this and more as we discuss Earths Mightiest Heroes the Avengers......in cartoon form!!
Its the Multiverse Year End Episode!! To celebrate we're having our biggest episode yet!! Im joined by not 1,not 2 but 3 special guests!!! The gang from my youth reunites as we travel back to 1968 for the original Fantastic Four cartoon episode "The Mysterious Molecule Man" Join Dave,Mike,Francis and myself as discuss such topics as the FF impact on the comic industry,Daves attempt to trace all comics back to the Challengers of the Unknown,Molecule Man action figures and Mikes love for Rick and Morty!! So join us as we ring in the New Year and with the first family of Marvel,the Fantastic Four....in cartoon form!
It's the Multiverse's official Christmas episode with Hulk & The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H.! My frequent collaborator Mike Crockett joins me as we discuss the Hulk holiday classic "It's A Wonderful Smash". Sit down with us and a glass of eggnog as we break down the multiple different Hulks, The Office style humor that dominated the culture, the bizarre look of guest stars Starlord and Groot, and Jolly Ol' JJJ wearing a Santa hat! All this and more as we go Smashing thru the snow with a Hulk Christmas!
This week we continue our journey thru the Christmasverse!!! We're joined by the shows Batman expert Jamie Jamitkowski as we go back to 1992 for Batman the Animated series episode "Christmas with the Joker" Join us as discuss the many topics such as Jamie's guest of the year award, the reasons of the frequent airings of its a Wonderful Life,Operation Cause and Effect, the different voice of Alfred and Matt hurts his voice attempting a high pitch impression!! All this and more as we dash thru the snow with a one horse open Batmobile!
This week we continue our journey thur the Christmasverse as we go back to 2015 episode of Teen Titans Go "The True Meaning of Christmas" Its a blue Christmas for Matt Spectro as hes not joined by a guest and talks comic animation alone! On this experimental episode join Matt as he discusses the history of the Titans and their extreme popularity in the 80s, the strange choice of changing the animation and tone while keeping the same voice cast, all the names on Santas naughty list .... and the Titans obeying underage drinking laws!! All this and more as we rock around the christmas tree with the Titans!
This week we are kicking off our month long journey through the Christmasverse!! My brother Travis from my very first episode returns as we celebrate the holiday with the Justice League episode "Comfort and Joy"! We discuss Superman's love of the season, the many faces of Ultra Humanite, aliens not accustomed to earth traditions, a cameo by Swamp Thing and a rapping duck! All this and more as we Deck The Hall of Justice!
This week for the first time we're going deep into anime! We recruited some young blood to lend their expertise, with Alex joining me to talk JoJo's Bizarre Adventure "The Man Possessed By An Evil Spirit!" We discuss the extreme popularity of manga/anime, more terrible attempts by Matt to pronounce Japanese names, Joseph Joestar's outlandish overreactions to almost everything, Jataro's hilariously cruel treatment of his mom and Matt ages himself by mentioning anime that came out before the guest was born! All this and more as the Multiverse goes on.... a bizarre adventure!!
This week I'm joined by S.E. Fleenor, the co-host of the Bitches On Comics podcast! We travel thru the Multiverse for the very first episode of the short-lived streaming service DC Universe show Harley Quinn "Til Death Do Us Part!" We discuss the origins of the extremely popular character, the great ensemble of voice talent, the thin line between clever and low brow, Poison Ivy's hesitation to say out loud her attraction to Quinn, and Batman's... ahem, relationship with bats! All this and more as we discuss the Crown Princess Of Crime... in cartoon form!
In this week's episode, we right a wrong from Multiverse past! Ring Of Honor wrestler and Masters Of The Universe superfan "Kingpin" Brian Milonas returns to talk the very first episode of the first He-Man series titled "The Diamond Ray of Disappearance". Join us as we cover such topics as the formation of the franchise, strong female heroes, Battlecat saying "I have the power", the limited cast of voice actors, and Man At Arms' mustache! Listen in on the fun as we kick off Brian's adventure through He-Man cartoons with us! He has the POWER!!!
This week, my pal Francis returns as we watch Conan The Adventurer!!! Witness the birth of the Sword and Sorcery genre! Join us as we talk the origins of Conan, his creator's sad death, the bizarre trend of Rated R films becoming cartoons, annoying goofy sidekicks and Matt takes another crack at an Arnold Schwarzenegger impression! All this and more as we talk the episode "The Night of Fiery Tears!"
This week is the finale of our month-long Halloween celebration!!! Just when you thought I'd run out of relatives, my nephew James travels with us to 1972 as Scooby Doo teams up with the dynamic duo of Batman & Robin for "The Dynamic Scooby Doo Affair!" Listen in as we talk the origins of Mystery Inc., the bizarre error on the counterfeit money, Joker's terrible puns, what is a Scooby snack and Batman's strange love of thespians!! All this and more as we talk animation crossover!!!
This week, Jamie Jamitkowski returns as we talk the animated adaption of one of the most popular Batman stories ever - The Long Halloween! We discuss how well they adapted the story, the surprising good use of Calendar Man, Jamie's favorite power couple, him addressing the challenge for Batman trivia, and Catwoman's...ummm, endowments! All this and more as we continue to celebrate Halloween with the Dark Knight...in cartoon form!
This week im joined by my pal Mike Webb as we travel back to 2012 for the Blade cartoon "His name is Blade" Our Halloween month continues as well as the Multiverse first time in the world of anime!!! We explore the english dubbed version of the Marvel anime Blade cartoon. Join us as Mike and i talk Blades influence on not only superheroes but the action genre, our thoughts on anime and the loose rules of killing vampires! Matt tries his best to not butcher Japanese names as well as the insane idea of a white Blade?!? All this and more as part of Halloween month we watch the Daywalker.....in cartoon form!!!!
We are back in a big way as we kick off our month long Halloween celebration month!! This week its not only a double sized episode its the first ever father/son team in Multiverse History! Last time he discussed Green Lantern, but now Dave Walker is back and he brought his son Jordan as we make a chilling journey back to 1983 for Spiderman and his Amazing Friends episode "The Bride of Dracula" Join us at the Spider Friends face off with the lord of vampires and we discuss the many talents of the Wolfman, Dracula"s love of laughing, the insane way Spider man and Iceman travel and clear up who is Ernie and who is Snap,Krackle and Pop!!!!! So leave the lights on and kick off spooky season with us and keep reminding yourself.....its not real its only a cartoon!!
All summer I've been attempting to get guest stars from other podcasts and it finally happened as Moose from Moose Media joins the Multiverse for the first episode of Young Justice! Witness the formation of the teen supergroup in its bare beginnings! We discuss the roster choices, the hero created specifically for the show, try and figure out why Matt never read the comic and address the rumor of why the show was cancelled! All this and more as Moose and I discuss Young Justice....in cartoon form!!
This week im joined by my sister Lori Spectro as we travel thru the Multiverse to 1968 for the very first episode of The Archie Show!!! On this episode The Archies travel to Shipwreck Island to get money for the school dance, Reggie tries to sabotage his competition in the talent show as well as we all learn the dance The Bubble Gum!! We discuss such topics as Loris childhood memories of Archie, how much more evil Reggie is in the comics, how influential the Archie cartoon was to the 70s cartoons, laugh tracks. Matt attempts another impression and a Friends reference!! All this and more as we watch Archie and the Riverdale gang.....in cartoon form!!!
This week I'm joined by my good pal Brian Wilson as we travel thru the Multiverse to 1997 episode of Superman the animated series "Speed Demons"! The Flash is the special guest as he and the man of steel have a race around the globe!! In this episode we discuss who is truly the fastest man alive, the alarming height difference between Weather Wizard and his brother, as well as Matt's terrible Arnold Schwazenegger impression!! All this and more as we watch Superman and Flash go head to head.......in cartoon form!!!
This week, we're celebrating our 20th episode with the return of Scotty Slade! Travel with us to 2009 as we watch Batman: The Brave And The Bold - "The Eyes Of Despero!" In this episode, the Dark Knight teams up with members of the GL Corps such as Sinestro, Guy Gardner, G'Nort and Mogo the Living Planet! We discuss such topics as Scotty's love for Guy Gardner, Matt's dislike of the Cavalier, Scotty booking himself on a future episode and Squirrel Girl! All this and more as Batman teams up with the Green Lantern Corps...in cartoon form!