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Defenders Dialogue

Best-selling award-winning novelists and comic book writers Christopher Golden and Brian Keene rediscover their earliest influences -- Marvel Comics of the 1970s and 1980s.

The Defenders! The Champions! Black Goliath! Son of Satan! Marvel Team-Up! Tune in each week for a discussion of these and other Bronze Age classics.

Nov 20, 2019

The Champions and The Avengers have helped Doctor Doom conquer the world, and only Magneto and The Beast can stop them!

Christopher Golden and Brian Keene discuss Super-Villain Team-Up 14 and The Champions 16.


Nov 6, 2019

Christopher Golden and Brian Keene return, and real-life mirrors fiction as both Hercules and Brian take a punch, in this recounting of Avengers 163, featuring the second titanic team-up between The Champions and Iron Man.

Plus, Chris shares a story about working with the legendary Jim...


Oct 15, 2019

In this episode, the lovely Tom Sniegoski joins Christopher Golden to discuss the disjointed lunacy of Iron Man Annual #4, featuring The Champions, the absurdly gigantic head of MODOK, the best silly villain of all time, and very little logic!...


Oct 8, 2019

This special episode spotlights the forgotten team-up between Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) and Jesus Christ (The Friend), as Brian Keene discusses Ghost Rider issues 9 through 19.


Oct 1, 2019

It's an attack of the killer bees as The Champions fight against an expatriate Nazi menace called Swarm! Christopher Golden and Brian Keene discuss The Champions issues 14 and 15.