The Marvel Universe Unpacked with Heidi MacDonald

The woman behind The Beat joins to open some cards and talk about old favorites

Remember those old Marvel Universe trading cards from the early 90s? The ones with the power ratings and the great art? I loved those, as did many of the people who ended up making the comics we love today. Some of those people joined me at this year’s Emerald City Comic Con, as we opened packs of Marvel Universe Series II trading cards – the well-agreed upon peak of those cards – to talk about their memories of these cards, characters and creators who worked on them.

This week, I’m joined by The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald, who discusses her memories of the era these cards were made, her love of Kitty Pryde and the X-Men, Namor and his griffin (??), Ben Kingsley’s turn as The Mandarin in Iron Man 3, and a whole lot more. Give it a watch, and look for another one of these videos next week.

Also, a quick shout out to Mike Oz and his brilliant “Old Baseball Cards” video series over at Yahoo! It was definitely my inspiration for this, and if you like baseball and old cards, you’d probably love Mike’s series.