19: This Man… This Demon! (with Laura Hudson)

Comics critic, cultural commentator and screenwriter Laura Hudson joins Douglas to discuss Marvel Super Heroes #20–Doctor Doom’s first cover feature, and the first appearance of Valeria! Topics include the nature of the capsules that Diablo keeps in his costume, Doom’s problematic modes of thinking about romantic relationships, Frank Giacoia’s game attempt at pulling off a Jim Steranko riff, the various forms of post-apocalyptic Earth, what (if anything) the U.S. Civil War has to do with all of this, and “the putrid pledges of diplomatic immunity.”

Here’s the image that was omitted from the first reprint of that story!

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