02 The Fourth World Expands and So Do Darkseid’s Tendrils!

Mother Box: A New Gods Podcast
Mother Box: A New Gods Podcast
02 The Fourth World Expands and So Do Darkseid's Tendrils!
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Mattron (Matt Lune) and Lai-ray (Paul Lai) march on through the second issues of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World series,”Forever People” #2, “New Gods” #2, “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” #136, and “Mister Miracle” #2. Join Matt @MattLune and Paul @TwoPlai ‏as they dive deep into Kirby’s creative masterwork.

Full show notes at our home at Multiversity:

http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/mother-box/

Issues info:
(all Vince Colletta inks in interiors)

“Forever People” #2, April-May 1971, “Super War!”

“New Gods” #2, April-May 1971, “O’ Deadly Darkseid!”

“Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” #137, April-May 1971, “The Four-Armed Terror”

“Mister Miracle” #2, May-June 1971, “X-Pit!”

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Across the vast distances – where the mysteries deepen, and hide, and wait with answers not yet known – a call has been heard – a name summoned for the Ultimate Mission – to thwart the Ultimate Destruction! Thus they come – the protectors – the wielders of the Astro-Force – Matt and Paul of the Mother Box Podcast!

[audio: http://episodes.castos.com/podsforliteracy/Mother-Box-03-the-Fourth-World-Expands-and-Darkseids-Tendrils.mp3%5D

Other topics for discussion include the parodic nature of “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen,” the burgeoning generation gap in 1970’s society, the examination of the target audience of “Forever People” and how that’s exploited through advertising, Kirby’s experimentation with photo collages, how both Margaret Attwood and Jack Kirby exploit matriarchal tropes to present convincingly disturbing villains, and much, much more!

Matt and Paul also discuss at length the masterful skill in which Kirby draws the reader down the page, an example of which can be found near the end of “New Gods” #2:

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Join us in two weeks where we’ll be discussing the third issues of “Forever People,” “New Gods,” and “Mister Miracle,” and “Jimmy Olsen” #138! Don’t miss the opening blasts of the next exciting episode of Mother Box!

01 First Issues of New Gods, Mister Miracle, and Forever People!

Mother Box: A New Gods Podcast
Mother Box: A New Gods Podcast
01 First Issues of New Gods, Mister Miracle, and Forever People!
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The first issues of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World series, “New Gods” #1, “Mister Miracle” #1, and “Forever People” #1, along with “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” #136. Join Matt @MattLune and Paul @TwoPlai ‏as they dive deep into Kirby’s creative masterwork.

Full show notes at our home at Multiversity:

http://www.multiversitycomics.com/podcasts/mother-box-episode-1/

Issues info:
(all Vince Colletta inks in interiors)

“Forever People” #1, February 1971, “In Search of a Dream.”

“New Gods” #1, February 1971, “Orion Fights for Earth!”

“Mister Miracle” #1, March 1971, “Murder Missile Trap”

“Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” #136, March 1971, cover art by Neal Adams

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00 Pilot: Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Begins w/ Jimmy Olsen 133-135

Mother Box: A New Gods Podcast
Mother Box: A New Gods Podcast
00 Pilot: Jack Kirby's Fourth World Begins w/ Jimmy Olsen 133-135
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Get ready to expand your mind as Matt @MattLune and Paul @TwoPlai ‏start their dive into Jack Kirby’s Fourth World!

Matt and Paul launch “Mother Box: A New Gods by Jack Kirby Podcast” project, a read-through of the “Fourth World Omnibus” by Jack Kirby. Together, Matt and Paul aim to learn about the New Gods universe, characters, and stories in anticipation of the planned “New Gods” movie directed by Ava Duvernay. They will read through and discuss Kirby’s New Gods work issue by issue. And they’ll invite on experts and other readers to inform them along the way.

Part One:

This episode is a pilot, of sorts, for “Mother Box,” as well as a briefing about Jack Kirby, the New Gods, and what we hope to do with the project.

Some primer articles you might check out:

Multiversity’s Jonathan O’Neal’s piece
DC’s 101
Nerdist Primer
IGN rundown
Chris Sims at Comics Alliance
A blogger’s explainer piece
Recent Kirby write-up in the Independent
The Vulture’s Reisman longform
Another blogger’s take, what’s wrong with New Gods (it’s Superman)
LA Times “Reading Irresponsibly with Jack Kirby” piece

 

Part Two:

We continue with a closer reading of the first issues of the “Fourth World Omnibus,” the first three issues of Jack Kirby’s work at DC on “Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen.

Whether you’re a new fan or an avid fan, if you want to read the Fourth World Saga along with us, on this, the second part of our pilot episode, we’ll be discussing the issues where it all began, “Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen” #133-135. Matt also mentions the Jack Kirby penned introduction from #133, which you can find below!