313 | Ryan Claytor

Cartoonist, professor, designer and pinball enthusiast Ryan Claytor comes on to talk about creating comics, reciprocated empathy and the upcoming A Hunter’s Tale.

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312 | Octobriana With Love

Stu Taylor joins us to talk about Octobriana With Love from Dead Good Comics. We discuss the history of the character and the many people involved from her inception to fifty years later. Learn about the fictional heroine of the Russian underground who belongs to the world and cannot be defined. She’s bigger than life and open source. Enjoy!

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311 | Sandman, Dave Sim And More

Dallas has been rereading The Sandman in anticipation of the upcoming Netflix series. Impossible Jones! , Chris Claremont, Alan Davis, The Strange Death Of Alex Raymond and Groo The Wanderer are discussed in the midsection, while Rook’s miniature painting and Fantastic Four 35 takes up the end.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Joyeater

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The Sandman: Preludes And Nocturns By Neil Gaiman,
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310 | Star Wars And Kurosawa

Everything starts off with Star Wars Visions which leads into Kurosawa.films, Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Sandman, both the Netflix show and comics. Dredd, Pathfinder and a couple of recent comics that were based off work Don read in the seventies. It all ends with Cliff Chiang, as everything always should.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dallas Busha

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Star Wars Visions.

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309 | Superman And Norse Mythology

This was recorded on Christopher Reeve’s birthday, so of course we talk about him, his work and Superman. Norse Mythology, stories in the oral tradition, and many other off topic subjects are discussed.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Rush Morgan

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308 | Bigfoot Knows Karate

Dan Price joins the show to talk about the upcoming series Bigfoot Knows Karate along with the Kickstarter champain and his past work.

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Bigfoot Knows Karate By Dan Price And Casey Allen.

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307 | R. Alan Brooks

We talk to R. Alan Brooks and discuss his current work Grieving Mall along with past projects in writing, drawing, teaching and speaking about social activism in comics.

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Grieving Mall By R. Alan Brooks And Sarah Menzel Trapl.

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306 | Star Wars And Valhalla

We start off with a shout out to the Deep Cuts Podcast and Al questions the 1974 album Relayer, then brings up the 1977 Star Wars comic that Don did not like. Bronze Age Burroughs comics, The Maxx, The Mighty Magnor, Valhalla, Captain America And 6 Sidekicks Of Trigger Keaton are discussed as well.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Craig Anthony Fountain

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305 | Al Feldstein, Captain America And Ghost Rider

Al starts the show off talking about the movie Polyester and the forgotten gimmick of Scratch And Sniff. Free Comic Book Day 2021, EC Comics’ creators and humor titles, along with Ghost Rider and deserts. Old Captain America stories finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: DANGERPIN

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Usagi Yojimbo Free Comic Book Day 2020.

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303 | Jacin And The Olympians

Shane Berryhill joins us to talk about the upcoming Jacin And The Olympians and the Kickstarter campaign in support of it.

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Jacin And The Olympians By Shane Berryhill, Alex Ogle,
Mattia Monaco And Maja Opacic.

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302 | 100-Page Giants And Red Sonja

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Joyeater

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301 | Bigfoot Frankenstein

Vernon Smith joins us to talk about his upcoming Bigfoot Frankenstein, his earlier work and the creative process. We also discuss Hurricane Katrina and Bigfoot sightings outside the Pacific Northwest.

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Bigfoot Frankenstein By Mark Bertolini,
Vernon Smith And Claudia Palescandolo.

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300 | First Experiences

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!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dallas Busha

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300 Episodes And Still Unprofessional.

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299 | She’s Josie, Graham Ingels And Jupiter’s Legacy

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Autour de Lucie

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She’s Josie 7 By Dan DeCarlo, Frank Doyle And Rudy Lapick.

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298 | Everyone Is Tulip

Dave Baker comes on the show to talk about his and Nicole Goux’s new book Everyone Is Tulip along with many other works they have done.

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Everyone Is Tulip By Nicole Goux, Dave Baker And Ellie Hall.

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297 | Supply And Demand

Eric / Promie joins the Core Four to share his first time foray of going down the rabbit hole of purchasing an in demand comic book he really wanted. Enjoy!

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296 | Santo, Kaiju And Drive-Ins

Al sent Don down the rabbit hole of Lucha Libre films starring Santo, the popular masked wrestler. Godzilla Vs. Kong, kaiju films, drive-in movies and reprinting old comic books fill out the rest.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Southern Culture On The Skids

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Santo Vs. The Vampire Women.

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295 | New And Previously Read

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Checkmate

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Locke $ Key: …In Pale Battalions Go…

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294 | Harry Lucey, Golden Age And Animation

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Joyeater

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Archie: The Best Of Harry Lucey.

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293 | RPGs And Imagination

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Nevada Fighter

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Dungeon In A Box.

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292 | Middle Road Artists

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson

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Totem Poles Drawn By Mort Meskin.

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291 | Rogan Gosh, Millar And Dune

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil

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Rogan Gosh By Brendan McCarthy And Peter Milligan.

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290 | Yellow, Fanzines, Illustration And More!

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Panther Burns

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Adventures Of The Unknown 60 From American Comics Group.

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289 | Star Wars: The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian is discussed, along with other things Star Wars.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dallas Busha

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Star Wars: Mandalorian.

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288 | Dune, Frankenstein, Paper Girls And Tolkien

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!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Sokoninah

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DUNE The Graphic Novel By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson,
Raul Allen And Patricia Martin.

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287 | Garcia Lopez, Toy Tie-Ins And More

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Heavy Strings

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Modern Masters Volume Five: García-López.

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