On this episode of Source Material, Jesse Starcher, Ronnie Adams, and special guest Benjamin J. Colon discuss a huge story from Spider-Man, Kraven’s Last Hunt!
In 1987, Marvel published a grim 6 part saga that took place in all of the ongoing Spider-Man titles at the time. The story dealt with the powerful, cunning Spider-Man villain, Kraven, as his quest to best our hero reaches an unforgettable climax. Heralded as one of Spider-Man’s greatest stories, “Kraven’s Last Stand” delivered a shocking conclusion that is talked about to this day. Join us, as returning guest, Benjamin J. Colon and myself bring you just what happened within these pages and the impact it had on us and our protagonist, Peter Parker, as well.
Benjamin also shares his experience attending East Coast ComiCon’s 30th anniversary panel. The panal featured the creator’s of “Kraven’s Last Hunt” sure to bring some insight. Benjamin also had the opportunity to attend “The Art of Spider-Man” exhibit in NYC and lets us in on what that was like. – https://www.societyillustrators.org/exhibits/art-spider-man
Source Material: Amazing Spiderman Kravens Last Hunt Comics (1987)
About Source Material
Source Material is a comic book podcast that discusses some of the great and sometimes not-so-great comic book story arcs that have been published. Usually hosted by Jesse Starcher and his good friend Ronnie Adams. They bring on a multitude of guests to talk comic book storylines. Sort of like a book of the month club, but with comics. They also throw a dash of current events in every once in a while. Or just shoot the breeze with some of their “BS” episodes. Just trying to keep it casual and fun.
Podcasts are one of the greatest mediums ever. 10 years ago Jesse found himself driving back and forth to work with over an hour of travel time. Talk radio became something that he enjoyed and helped kill time during the commute. The problem was NPR never stayed completely interesting and his only other options were the ESPN network and the local channel that hosted religious programming. Always the same show… at the same time. It was pretty limited. About three years ago he discovered Podcasts and it changed how he spent much of his time. It opened up options to great niche content that he never even knew was available. After that, he got his first podcast gig on the From the Cheap Seats sports podcast with Jayson Teasley and became a co-host shortly after that.
His real passion however was comics. He managed to talk Mark Radulich into letting him do the network’s premier comic book podcast Source Material. This would give him a platform to chat with friends about one of his favorite hobbies. A tremendous opportunity. Also, recently Jesse has worked his way into becoming the third co-host, alongside Mark Radulich and Robert Cooper, of the metal Hammer of Doom podcast. He loves music and a podcast about heavy-metal right up his alley.
The reason Ronnie started the Screaming Boy Podcast is that he’s always loved discussing things that he’s passionate about (as most anyone does). This gives Ronnie an opportunity to gather friends and likeminded ( and sometimes not so likeminded) people together and talk, laugh and just have a good time talking about what they love. The biggest influence in this was Kevin Smith. While watching one of his “Evening With” specials, he gave his reasoning behind making Clerks. Hit or not, he made that. He left his mark. That inspired Ronnie. Thus, Screaming Boy was born. This opened up opportunities to become friends with other podcasts and be invited into the Radulich in Broadcasting Network who also plays the show and has given Ronnie the opportunity to co-host with Jesse Starcher on Source Material.