Don has squandered a lot of time on YouTube and talks about The Daily Doug, Loop TV, NewsFromMeTV and the loss of Steve Sherman. 100-Page Giants, Ultraman and MEGO action figures, Prince Planet, Red Sonja and Frank Thorne are discussed after that. Detailed, decorative artists that can be confusing to read, Fantastic Four: Life Story and other silver age comics being retold.
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For this episode we each chose two comics and tell about our first experiences with the titles, characters and themes that have defined us. Rook announces In The Collection, Dan Pritchard tells us about three comic book submissions he did in the past and Dallas talks about upcoming work from Joshua Cotter. Enjoy!
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The sixties comic She’s Josie takes up the first half of the show talking about the creators, Saturday morning cartoons and changes during the first decade of the series. Accidents And Old Lace And Other Stories, the comic industry after the code, realizing what a visionary Jack Kirby was and having to tell the origin story in most comic book movies.
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We begin with series that return after the first storyline ends, then a talk about a couple of things that are new, then one that is not. It all ends with container homes, which we have never built nor lived in, but like all the same.
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John Lennon: the final interview is mentioned at the beginning, but a discussion of Harry Lucey, Archie artists and golden age reprints start up the comic book talk. Animation history, random comic books and artists who never lost the spark are discussed.
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Not being familiar with the game, Al asks Rook about Dungeons And Dragons. Conan in print, EC Comics and The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee To Investigate Juvenile Delinquency are talked about as well as The Dunwich Horror. At the end what you see in your imagination compared to what you later see in film or print comes up.
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Don confuses Mort Meskin with Win Mortimer, not because of art styles but because they both share the name Mort in some fashion. He does the same with Mark Teixeira and Tex Blaisdell. The Wertham hearings, Charles Lindbergh, History Of Animation. series we continue to read and The Defenders are talked about as well.
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Finding Milligan and McCarthy in the dollar box leads this episode down a rabbit hole of eighties comics, National Geographic, online pricing compared to real life and books by Mark Millar. And since we have all read DUNE The Graphic Novel we discuss that again as well as comic books and prose adapted to other media. We finish it out with Dept. H and yet another Ghost Rider series.
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The use of yellow in comics from the golden age until the eighties is a point of annoyance to some readers. Entering the rabbit hole of finding and collecting fanzines from the past and the illustrators that came out of them continues the conversation as well as some random comic books. Many of which we had already read. TV shows from the late seventies that Al did not watch finishes the episode up, but a lot of side roads are taken before it ends.
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DUNE The Graphic Novel starts a long discussion on the work of Frank Herbert and several different media translation we have seen. Zero issues, how science fiction began with Frankenstein, the comic book series Paper Girls, and the artwork of J. R. R. Tolkien are talked about along with several other topics. Enjoy!
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Everything starts it off talking about García-López and his many works, then we go into the mini comic books that were packaged with toys during the eighties. Novelty songs, random comics and using rock songs instead of jingles finish the episode out.
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Going to the drive-in movies during a pandemic and online Halloween parties take up the first quarter of the episode, but then goes into comic book series Invincible, 100 Bullets and dollar box finds. Comics about Bruce Lee and when Manga entered the mainstream American market finish out the fist half. After that it is the first 35 issues of the New 52 run of Wonder Woman, OMAC and a book Rook bought but has not read.
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When kids discover comic book characters in video games and want to learn more, what would you recommend? We talk about the fun and fantastic of comic books from the past and give our thoughts on what happens when creator’s continue to work.Continue reading
Al has continued his reading of The Man-Thing Essentials while more talk of muck monsters and the people who drew them are discussed. The writers Steve Gerber and Doug Moench, the many storylines Ghost Rider has appeared in and the fluctuating price of past comic books almost finish it out. But Al asks Rook to explain gaming, which he does.
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We start off with Hedra By Jesse Lonergan and go into a discussion of what is storytelling? Comic toy tie-ins are talked about after that, along with staying home, muck monsters and several movies that not everyone liked, but some did.
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Rook starts it off with Dark Nights Death Metal 1 which leads into zombies in comics and shows us his unread copy of Negan Lives 1. The revised Free Comic Book Day, comic heroes wearing trunks over their costumes, collection mentality, fine art/commercial art and Mark Schultz finishes this one up.Continue reading
Much to Al’s chagrin, Borderguard starts this conversation off, which leads into the fantastic independent comic books of the early eighties and the changing of the industry. And since no one on social media seemed to like the title design for that comic, we talk about that as well.
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Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown begins the conversation, then Al questions why there are no statues of comic creators? Two series Don found in the dollar box that he can’t stop talking about, writers that use too many words, correspondence and Ramona Fradon. Members of the core four slowly drop off as the episode goes on. Enjoy!
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