On this episode of Source Material Ronnie Adams and Jesse Starcher look at What If #44 to discuss Venom finding Frank Castle instead of Eddie Brock on that fateful night!
Synopsis from Marvel Wiki: Frank Castle was at the church that Peter Parker ditched the Venom symbiote at, and as a result, became a more violent, powerful, and lethal version of the Punisher, killing Tombstone and the Kingpin. The symbiote began to use Frank’s body while he slept, in an effort to take over his body. Spider-Man, along with the help of Daredevil and Moon Knight, learned about the symbiote’s plans and confronted Frank.
From there, he began an internal struggle with the symbiote that he eventually won, by vowing to kill himself and the symbiote if he didn’t regain control. The symbiote backed down, and Frank remained in control of it, his discipline intact. At that point, the other heroes let him go, worrying that they’d have bigger worries in the future than a more powerful Punisher, and that they might need his help.
Source Material: What If… Venom Possessed The Punisher
About Radulich in Broadcasting
Mark Radulich has been an internet personality since 2004 with his Progressive Conservatism blog. He then took that blog to the airwaves and created a podcast for it. It then changed to PC Live. After that, he brought out the 411mania Ground and Pound Radio as well.
Also, Mark would partner up with another 411mania alum, Sean Comer, to create the movie franchise review podcast Long Road to Ruin and then Robert Cooper to create the metal album review podcast, The Metal Hammer of Doom. Robert Winfree took over the MMA show and then added his own podcast, Everybody Loves a Bad Guy. That’s when the Radulich in Broadcasting Network was born. Joining Winfree in having their own podcasts were super fan’s Jesse Starcher (Source Material). Finally Winfree and Radulich added a weekly movie review show to the ever growing lists of podcasts on the Network.
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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.
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.