The Demon

Episode 82

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Greetings, Explorers! Our Summer Special keeps on keeping on with Jack Kirby‘s The Demon. In the time of Camelot, Etrigan the Demon was called to Earth from Hell by Merlin the Wizard. Realizing he is unable to control the demon, Merlin bonds the creature to Jason Blood’s soul. From ancient times to modern Gotham City, Blood and the demon battle the likes of Morgaine le Fey, Baron von Evilstein, and Klarion the Witch Boy.

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Join Johnny and Dennis as guest host Anthony Siino gives them an in-depth history lesson on artist and writer Jack Kirby. Next, they look at Kirby’s history with Marvel and DC and what lead him to create The Demon. Finally, they look at DCEU’s debt to Kirby’s run with DC in the 1970s. Additional topics include modern demonologists; Kirby’s jabs at Stan Lee; the rise in the Occult in pop culture during the 1970s; Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics by Tom Scioli; what might have been if Kirby was able to work with Image Comics for most of his career; Delaware Valley Demonology Research, and last, but not certainly not least, the storytelling and art of The Demon.

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