Monday, February 14, 2022

QBP #179 - Vision & Scarlet Witch #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #179

Vision & Scarlet Witch #1, Marvel Comics, cover-dated October 1985, for #RomanceComicsMonth

Untitled story, or maybe "Lovers," written by Steve Englehart, with art by Richard Howell & Andy Mushynsky.

What happens when a relationship expert and 'shipper extraordinaire Stella stops by to talk about one of Marvel Comics leading (albeit strange) couples? Does she approve of mutant - synthezoid relationships? Does she let Professor Alan get a word in edgewise? Does she even believe that he paid a quarter for this comic?

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Link to Professor Alan's appearance on Required Reading #50, discussing his favorite novel of all time, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy. 

Link to Stella's Batgirl to Oracle podcast

Link to prior Quarter-Bin Podcast episode covering the start of the 1982 Vision and Scarlet Witch mini-series.

Next Episode: Moebius' Airtight Garage: The Elsewhere Prince #1, Epic Comics, cover-dated May 1990, for #GlobalComicsMonth

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  1. I got the prior 4 issue mini but not this 12 issue one so glad you covered it.

    Like you, I think the Wonder Man engrams, 'why is Grim reaper pissed', 'can you love a synthezoid' stuff is great fodder for romantic subplots.

    I like the Scarlet Witch a lot and feel she has been put through the wringer in the last 30 years or so, always going dark or insane. So hope this more stable family life feel sticks throughout the mini. She deserves some happiness.

    1. Agree totally on the current state of the Witch, and the attempts (and need) to constantly rehabilitate her. Fingers crossed that she can work it all out. Eventually.