The iFanboy.com Comic Book Podcast is a weekly talk show all about the best new current comic book releases. Lifelong friends, Conor Kilpatrick and Josh Flanagan talk about what they loved and (sometimes) hated in the current weekly books, from publishers like Marvel, DC, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, IDW, Aftershock, Valiant, and more. The aim is to have a fun time, some laughs, but to also really understand what makes comic books work and what doesn’t, and trying to under ...
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With expert timing, we jump out of the shadows for another Introducing...! This time, we focus on the first appearances of some of the most nimble martial artists of the comic book world: DC's Karate Kid, Marvel's Shang-Chi (now a major motion picture), and Mirage's (now IDW's) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If you'd like to read along with us, you can find these character premieres in Adventure Comics #346, Special Marvel Edition #15, and of course, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1. These origins also manage to span the Silver, Bronze and Copper Age of comics, as America's appreciation of the martial arts went from a passing glance to a full blown obsession. How do the issues hold up? Listen in to find out, but please, don't try this at home; leave that to the Living Weapons. (1:15:35)