Speech Bubble: Paul Soles

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We all remember the original 1967 Spider-Man cartoon (you know the one with the catchy theme song) but did you know that all the dialogue for the series was recorded in Toronto and Paul Soles, the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, is not only still around, but still acting at 86-years-young as the star of the new CBC Comedy web series, My 90-year-old Roommate? The legend comes by to spill secrets from the production of Spider-Man, including the fact that the voice acting company for all the original Marvel cartoons – Spider-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Marvel Superheroes and more – was originally put together during the production of the Rankin/Bass stop-motion animation classic Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer where Paul starred as Hermey the Elf. Fast forward into the 2000s and Paul inadvertently found himself a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to a live-action bit part in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk and a prior relationship with star Edward Norton. This episode of Speech Bubble is sponsored by Hairy Tarantula.

Paul Soles’ bio – The Canadian Encyclopedia

Paul Soles’ IMDB

Spider-Man (1967) – Full Episodes

My 90-year-old Roommate – CBC Comedy

Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer 1964 TV Special (Full Movie)

Paul Soles and Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk deleted scene)

The Score – Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando and Paul Soles (Full Movie)

Paul Soles CBC Interview (1987)

CBC’s Take 30 – Adrienne Clarkson and Paul Soles in Swingin’ London (1966)

Weekly Challenge Series Recap: June 25

Welcome to our first Challenge Series Recap, where we will look at the top decks that won at the Hairy Tarantula Challenge Series, These events are part of a new series of weekly events where players can earn up to 1K in prizes, and earning a place in the Final Challenge 2K Invitational. This week: Legacy!

There is an old saying in Magic: that if you want to win, you have to play blue. This is still true when it comes to the Legacy format. Since the banning of Sensei’s Divining Top, with Miracle decks being the hardest hit from this banning, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that this has drastically affected the meta in Legacy – Creatures have returned to the battlefield in full force.

This week we crowned our first Challenge winner: Boston Schatteman who piloted a Grixis Delver list to go undefeated.

First Place: Boston Schatteman:

4x Scalding Tarn
3x Misty Rainforest
1x Polluted Delta
1x Tropical Island
2x Underground Sea
3x Volcanic Island
4x Wasteland

2x Cabal Therapy
3x Gitaxian Probe
4x Ponder
4x Brainstorm
4x Daze
1x Dismember
4x Force of Will
4x Lightning Bolt
2x Spell Pierce

4x Deathrite Shaman
4x Delver of Secrets
2x Gurmag Angler
1x True-Name Nemesis
3x Young Pyromancer


1x Ancient Grudge
2x Baleful Strix
1x Flusterstorm
1x Grim Lavamancer
1x Izzet Staticaster
2x Pyroblast
2x Relic of Progenitus
2x Surgical Extraction
1x Cabal Therapy
1x Vendilion Clique
1x Submerge

Second Place – Peter DeVries:

4x Cavern of Souls
3x Mutavault
1x Wasteland
12x Island

3x Chalice of the Void
4x Aether Vial
2x Daze
1x Echoing Truth
2x Smuggler’s Copter
4x Force of Will

4x Cursecatcher
4x Lord of Atlantis
4x Master of the Pearl Trident
3x Phantasmal Image
4x Silvergil Adept
4x True-Name Nemesis
1x Venser, Shaper Savant


3x Phyrexian Revoker
3x Faerie Macabre
1x Llawen, Cephalid Empress
1x Chalice of the Void
2x Surgical Extraction
1x Manrixi-Gusari
2x Dismember
2x Wasteland

Third Place – Ben Lu:

2x Flooded Strand
1x Misty Rainforest
1x Bloodstained Mire
1x Wooded Foothill
4x Scalding Tarn
2x Island
2x Mountain
3x Volcanic Island

4x Gitaxian Probe
4x Chain Lightning
4x Ponder
4x Daze
4x Brainstorm
4x Force of Will
4x Lightning Bolt
2x Price of Progress
1x Fireblast

4x Monastery Swiftspear
4x Stormchaser Mage
4x Delver of Secrets
1x True-Name Nemesis


2x Smash to Smithereens
1x Pyrostatic Piller
1x Spell Pierce
2x Surgical Extraction
1x Bedlam Reveler
2x Rough//Tumble
1x Grim Lavamancer
2x Pyroblast
1x Flusterstorm
1x Grafdigger’s Cage
1x Null Rod

Fourth Place – Lam Phan:

1x Dustbowl
4x Wasteland
4x Mishra’s Factory
1x Faerie Conclave
1x Wandering Furmarole
1x Polluted Delta
1x Flooded Strand
4x Scalding Tarn
3x Volcanic Island
1x Snow-Covered Mountain
4x Snow-Covered Island

4x Lightning Bolt
3x Sudden Shock
4x Brainstorm
3x Standstill
1x Stifle
2x Spell Snare
3x Spell Pierce
1x Daze
2x Counterspell
4x Force of Will
1x Jace, The Mind Sculptor

4x Snapcaster Mage
3x True-Name Nemesis


2x Engineered Explosives
1x Pithing Needle
4x Relic of Progenitus
2x Surgical Extraction
2x Flusterstorm
1x Red Elemental Blast
1x Pyroblast
1x Sudden Demise
1x Bloodmoon