Hosted by Al Kennedy

Welcome to Shelfdust Presents: The War Effort, a special twelve-part podcast which will see our cosmic host Al Kennedy joined by some of the best voices in comics podcasting and criticism as they wisely attempt to revisit, recap and reassess every single issue of Marvel’s Secret Wars series from 1984! Can the combined might of Earth’s most powerful comics podcasters defeat the ultimate menace?? Over the next twelve weeks we’ll try to find out!

For our fourth episode of the show Al is joined by special guests Kirsten Howard and Steve Morris to talk about Secret Wars #4, and you better believe they’re talking about Hawkeye’s singing ability! They also cover Muppet Treasure Island, Volcana and Molecule Man’s blossoming romance, and Al’s personal origin as a Marvel reader!

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The War Effort is produced by the immensely talented Dave Bulmer, who you can follow on Twitter here. Our logo comes from the tremendously gifted mind of James Wendelborn, who is on Twitter here. Thank you to them both for their incredible work – give them a follow!


Al Kennedy is the host of podcasts House to Astonish and Desert Island Discworld, in which he sits down with special guests to talk about their work, their career, and the Terry Pratchett novel they would take with them if they were cast away to a desert island. He’s also been a featured writer for Shelfdust, and you can find his byline here! For more from Al, you can follow him on Twitter here and follow Desert Island Discworld on Twitter here.

Kirsten Howard is the News & Features editor for Den of Geek. You can find their byline on the website here, or follow them on Twitter right here!

Steve Morris runs this site! Having previously written for sites including The Beat, ComicsAlliance, CBR and The MNT, he can be found on Twitter here. He’s a bunny.


This podcast is made possible thanks to the Shelfdust Patreon page! To find out more, head to our Patreon page here!