Episode #9: Super Happy Father’s Day/Deadpool Smorgasbord!!

23 06 2009



This week, we got a one-two punch special;  we will discuss/debate/bicker over the Best, the Worst, and the Weirdest Fathers and Fatherly figures of comic books. You’ll find out why we think Uncle Ben is unquestionably great  while Magneto and General Ross are just plain abysmal. But wait, there’s more! We top off the show with Deadpool Appreciation Week, where we will (individually) review 3 different perspectives of the famous “Merc with a Mouth”. Is your favorite Deadpool comic/trade being reviewed? We don’t know! You’ll have to tune in and find out!

Plus, a special message to Liu Kang of “Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe,” Alex’s new favorite writer, the most perfect thing ever said in a Green Goblin voice, and a special mission for all you wonderful listeners! We’ve got all of that and more on this week’s episode!

Download Here – Episode #9:  Super Happy Father’s Day/Deadpool Smorgasbord!!

We at the Mild Mannered Podcast wanted to get a special Father’s Day edition of the podcast out to you today, but sadly it was not to be for various reasons. But we’ve got something different for you today to tickle your fancy: a rundown of comics’ best and worst dads!

Good Comicbook Dads:

Rick Grimes

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Jim Gordon


Pa Kent

Uncle Ben Parker

It doesn’t get more endearingly paternal than Uncle Ben…His famous quote “With great power comes great responsibility” is the line ol’ Web-head lives and dies by. If there is a single reason Spidey remained Spidey for so long, it’s most likely the fact he wants to make his Uncle proud (and get some kind of closure for not being able to save him).

Apollo & The Midnighter

Bad Comicbook Dads:

Norman Osborn

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Magneto drafted his kids into a war with all humanity, soiling everything good they could ever do for the rest of their lives. He didn’t even raise them,since he scared off their mom by slaughtering a whole posse of homo sapiens for meddling in his affairs…Seriously, have you seen how messed up his kids have become? House of M should be enough of a clue. (SPOILER!)

General Thaddeus E. “Thunderbolt” Ross


The General has a sole purpose during his existence in Marvel Comics, destroy the Hulk! The issue with that (aside from his countless defeats at the hands of Hulk) is that he happens to be his daughter’s love. You think he cares? Nope, not really. Although the  General will do anything in his power to protect his Betty (over-protective much?) from the harms of the world, he is generally uncaring about her feelings for poor Bruce Banner. He can make (and lose) as many “Hulkbusters” as he wants, but big guns will never mend the damage he’s done to his only child.

Best/Worst Comicbook Dads:

The Pride

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Reed Richards


Morpheus (***SPOILER ALERT!!!***)

Yes, he is the Lord of the Dream Realm and bears eternal knowledge, but that doe not make him a Lord of Fatherhood. The relationship he has with his son (Orpheus) is odd, he  will give him advice freely, but disowns him at the first sign of defiance. Of course, he does make amends for it, but not for a very, very, VERY long time (and AFTER his son has spend more than a lifetime as a severed head).



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