Power Pack Holiday Special #1 (Part 2): Sweet Young Blondes & Awww Christmas!

You can listen to the episode by clicking: Episode 84

We are back with two stories for the price of one! Can you believe the value you are getting?? Trust me, it is a lot since you are not paying for this effort and work we put in to give you this entertainment.

Tiny Boy

Speaking of taking something….it looks like Jack is up to his old tricks. I mean, look at this. He has broken into the Bat Cave and is taking some of the ultra big items Batman has acquired over the years. JACK….This is why we can’t have nice things.

Taste My Steal

What we want and expect is needless and destructive violence. That is all we crave. Give me a big lizard swinging a broadsword or a brother kidnapping another brother and we are happy.

Get Over Here

Sure, some romance is nice…..I guess….and who does not like drama?…..Well, us actually. But there is drama we all have to deal with, and sometimes that is from romance…and sometimes it is from giant lizards with swords. You don’t know! Don’t judge me!


I guess we should mention the flaming skull in the room. I really don’t want to, but I guess we should. Sigh. Ok….it is glowing.

Jack Wants to be a Cover Boy

Now that we have finished talking about that, I guess we should talk about how Jack is really not all that bad. He is a good kid that is trying to make it in the world. Sure, he slips sometimes, but who among us have not pushed a drug dealer off of a two story building?

Jack Stole the Halo

In conclusion, I would like to leave you with the immortal words from Abraham Lincoln; Be excellent to each other. And Party on Dudes!

Why are Jeff and Rick so weird?

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7 thoughts on “Power Pack Holiday Special #1 (Part 2): Sweet Young Blondes & Awww Christmas!

  1. Aw I liked both of these stories. I could have done without the dying dolphin. It’s not enough for Julie to deal with teenage hormones and emotions and drama, it also has to have poor animal? I mean, I get it trying to make Julie have more depth than just “I loves him, why don’t he loves me”. But sheesh.

    Still, the moment with Julie and Weezie-I-mean-Maggie was lovely. More of that, please.

    And more Spaceman Spiff-Jack! Delightful art and hilarious! Hey, wouldn’t it be crazy if Spaceman Jack crossed thru a wormhole into the Baxter Building and found by … Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius! (Herbie says “oh no, not again.”)

    I still have my original copy of this issue, and had no idea Dan Slott wrote that story. Now I have to decide if the issue stays with the Power Pack series, or in the Spider-Slott longbox. Because yes, it’s an entire longbox.

    Congrats on reaching this milestone with the Pack! Looking forward to the next era of kid heroes, aliens, clueless parents, and big boots, my Pack-Men!

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    1. It does seem like dying dolphins is the go to animal for Power Pack to gain motivation from. They are a regular Gwen Stacy in this series… To soon? Yeah, I thought so too.

      Julie / Maggie moments like this are my bread and butter. I am all about them and I am glad that it was in there. This is one of the things that makes Power Pack Power Pack to me.

      l would read a whole issue about Spaceman Spiff-Jack, and to have a Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius crossover…swoon!

      Slott has a lot of writing credits, so I personally would keep it out of the Spider-Man Longbox. I wouldn’t Crusade if you Networked them together, but I might go on the Dark Web to see if anyone else has.



  2. Wonderful episode here guys. These two little tales were more enjoyable to read then they looked flipping through the book.

    A few observations; I’m really surprised that comics didn’t do more homages to Calvin & Hobbes back in the early 90’s. Watterson would tip his hat to different comic book genres in his Sunday strips periodically, making this avid fan ponder what artist he would be referencing. I have noticed that in the relaunched strip Bloom County, Watterson has lent out Hobbes in a series of strips with the lead Opus the penguin.

    That Ghost Rider issue.. I know I could afford it now, but back after it was published and hyped by Wizard magazine in their monthly top 10 list, the shop operating in my hometown had one copy it held for the ransom of the inflated mark up price. Careless speculation unfortunately shuttered that store a year later, and the owner of said shop now operates a booth at one of the flea markets in my town. He peddles his 90’s excess of Marvel and DC, dutifully bagged and boarded and still is trying to sell them for an inflated price while disparaging the market in his pitch to sell you issues. Oh comics!

    Lastly, Jeff’s story regarding knives in school; before my Dad semi-retired he was a teacher at a private school. This school had seats filled with troubled youth in the area as a means to get them to finish their education. One of my old man’s favorite shows on satellite back in those days was a knife show. Three good ol’ boys would sell sets of pocket knifes, or bundle katana blades for two easy payments. The old man bought a set of pocket knives from this channel, and then quietly turned around and sold them at school. Wages for teachers are bad here in Missouri, and even worse for the private sector. Pop said he was responsible in his dealings lol. Have to tip my ball cap to his wily side project though in hind sight shouldn’t have been sold like they were

    Take care and stay cool fellas,

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    1. Occasionally I would notice C&H (or variations of) skipped into things, but you are right, it wasn’t very often.

      The 90’s and the speculating that on with them really started to kill my love of comics. My pull box was overflowing every week for the longest time. Then I started cutting titles and cutting titles and cutting titles until I was down to one comic (Amazing Spider-Man) and then I made the sad choice to kill it too. Glad to be back in the comics game though… I think that being able to get trades from the library is what did the trick. I got to catch up on large swaths without the pile up guilt.

      Ahhh, the knife show. A perennial favorite. I remember the era of the rainbow wood handles on everything. Your dad had some hustle on him.

      We hit 115 one day and I went to the park at my daughter’s insistence on two 110 days. I had the saving grace of an AC house so it wasn’t all that bad for me, but I know a lot of people that suffered through it. Curious to see what the rest of Summer brings us.



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