Funnybook Babylon

June 19, 2008

FBBP #62 – The 9¢ Revival

Filed under: Podcasts — Joseph Mastantuono @ 6:22 pm

Chris and I had a long chat this weekend detailing the impact of former Marvel Head Honcho: Bill Jemas.

It’s really quite likely that quite a few of you out there would not be reading comics today were it not for Jemas, so check this out. Chris brings us a wealth of info about the late 90’s – early 2000’s period at Marvel Comics.


  1. I want to read the “The Biggest Cock” interview now, excellent job :)

    Comment by Daniel — June 20, 2008 @ 3:37 pm

  2. Truly fascinating podcast. The 90’s is the era of comic books that I know the least about, so this discussion was a real treat. Keep up the good ‘work’.

    Comment by swintronix — June 21, 2008 @ 9:40 am

  3. I really enjoyed this, always up for some comics history lessons.

    Comment by Cactrot — June 21, 2008 @ 8:26 pm

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  5. Chris, I don’t know if you remember, but I was telling you in some Subway station in Brooklyn about how the first part of Dream’s End was my first issue of X-Men. Although I think I knew what was going on (I was pretty familiar with Senator Kelly/Cable/Gambit etc from the X-Men animated series), it was my only comic until later that year because I couldn’t find Cable #87 (not to mention Bishop #16 and X-Men #110 or whatever other books it crossed over into)!

    Oh, and the Spider-Man movie came out in 2002, there was that big deal over the teaser that used some footage of the WTC that had to be withdrawn.

    Comment by John McAree — June 23, 2008 @ 9:45 am


    Read and enjoy, Daniel.

    “”What the fuck is DC anyway?” Mr. Quesada said, stoking the fires. “They’d be better off calling it AOL Comics. At least people know what AOL is. I mean, they have Batman and Superman, and they don’t know what to do with them. That’s like being a porn star with the biggest dick and you can’t get it up. What the fuck?” (Paul Levitz, DC’s president and publisher, declined to comment for this story through a spokesperson.)”

    Comment by Chris Eckert — June 25, 2008 @ 10:51 am

  7. I’m pretty sure the way they beat Onslaught was that the characters you mentioned started abosorbing the blobby essence of the evil thought being since they weren’t mutants and therefore able to power him up (except for Scarlet Witch who had her deus ex machina protecting her) and the X-Men killed all of them. Of course, the general public couldn’t see Onslaught and all his blobby thought energyness, so they just watched the X-Men kill the hell out of the Avengers and Fantastic Four for no good reason, and clearly this wasn’t good for their image.

    Comment by AzraelNewtype — July 3, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

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