In October of 2012, Sean Howe‘s expansive history Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (Harper/HarperCollins Publishers) was released to much fanfare.

spiderman+5Ahead of anticipated future discussions of the pop-culture media empire that has emerged since the early 1960s, today’s broadcast of “The Freak Power Ticket” will have fun with that company’s iconic teenaged-superhero, Spider-Man.

Hear a pair of tracks from the critically-drubbed but financially successful Broadway musical, Spider Man Turn Off the Dark. Relive cartoon memories with TV theme songs and samples from children’s records. Get all Nerdcore with novelty songs, rock reflections, “Four-Color” free jazz, and moments of commentary.

Consider today’s first 2013 post-fund drive broadcast of “The Freak Power Ticket” a Pop-Art splash page as we enter a new phase for this music-and-cultural arts program. Your Spider Senses Should Be Tingling!

“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the Winter from 8-10am.