Into The Weird Episode 39 Podcast Addendum – Operation Götterdämmerung
Well, it looks like we’re just about at the end of another War Comics-filled November, which is why Billy and I have decided to do another INVADERS-centric show focusing on Roy Thomas’ classic 1970s Marvel series set during World War II. The adventures of Captain America, the Sub-Mariner, The Human Torch, and their supporting cast always make for a riveting read, and the two issues we discussed on Episode 39 is a testament to that fact. Issue 32 features a mentally frayed Hitler unveiling a secret weapon to one of his generals, a weapon inspired by the 19th century operas of Richard Wagner! This weapon turns out to be Asgardian beefcake Thor, who is swayed by Hitler’s demagoguery and agrees to assassinate Russian premiere Josef Stalin. The Invaders are also en route to Russia, seeking to deliver an experimental ‘Achilles Tank’ to the Russians, who wish to copy its design. This sets up a convenient confrontation with a short-tempered Thunder God who does not like his assassinations to be interrupted. Issue #33 features more of the same as the Invaders gear up for Round 2 against Odin’s favorite son, who seems unstoppable. Meanwhile, in Hitler’s secret chamber in Berlin’s Reichschancellory, a certain Doctor Olsen and his mummy-like assistant Hans labor to repair the Führer’s Dimensional Transporter. It is old Adolf’s intent to draft all of Asgard into his army of transdimensional Wehrmacht. Things go from mildly crazy to full-on loco in no time flat after this.
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And now, on to some of the covers and panels that stood out to us during the discussion.
Hope you enjoyed listening and reading along with us as we covered these two issues. Hopefully there was something for everyone.
And now, let’s get on to our ROG segment…
The Recommendations of Ragaddor
And that’s it for another Podcast Addendum post. Stay weird, folks, and above all keep away from those faulty dimensional transporters.