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CBH Podcast Episode 3: 1966 Part 3/4: The Marvel Age with guest historian, Barry Pearl aka Forbush Man
September 16, 2017 Comic Book Historians

Alex Grand, Bill  Field, Jim Thompson, and special guest, Marvel historian and 4 time published author / co-author, Barry Pearl discuss more aspects to 1966 and its place in the 1960s Marvel Age.  This episode goes over the 1954 Comic Code Authority, the 1957 Atlas Implosion, and the 1966 Batman TV's effect on Martin Goodman, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Stan Lee and other freelancers in the "bullpen" and their adaptability and creativity in the market that left Marvel as the ultimate winner of the Silver Age.  There's a segment discussing why Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Wally Wood left Marvel.  Also the weekly rant evolves into a discussion of our current 2017 Superhero glut and how pop culture history will likely repeat itself. ©Comic Book Historians, marvelmania ©marvel comics. Support us at

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