178 | Dalgoda

This episode we talk about Dalgoda by Jan Strnad and Dennis Fujitake. There were a few other things discussed, but mostly Dalgoda..

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Polyphia

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Dalgoda By Jan Strnad And Dennis Fujitake.

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177 | Reprints, Formats And Pullapalooza

Miracle Man and hard to find comics start the show, which unfolds into classified ads, game shows, cartoon hosts and Sunday comics. Steve Rude and Pullapalooza brings it to a close. Al asked “Why did old comic books have colored rectangles near the top borders of the page?” and just to let you know, he was right, and Don was wrong. Again.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Lets Active

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Miracleman 3.

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176 | On The Road And Dollar Boxes

Throwing caution to the wind Al and Don leave St. Petersburg and go to Tampa in search of comic books. They tell you what they got on the way back.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Sonic Graffiti

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Nerd Out ComicsTampa, Florida

Nerd Out Comics • Tampa, Florida.

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175 | Rereading Comics, Binge Reading, Valerian And Pullapalooza

Rereading comics that sit in the box or on the shelf for long periods of time, binge reading, single issue stories, Valerian and Moebius being available in English start this one off. Pullapalooza finishes it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Thin Lizzy

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Akira By Katsuhiro Otomo.

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174 | Halloween, Bernie Wrightson And Doom Patrol

Join Don, Al and Dallas as they reminisce about Halloweens past!  The gang fumbles over their knowledge of the origins of Halloween, and Al relishes over Creepy Presents: Bernie Wrightson and explains the Egyptian tradition of a beetle on a string.

Then Don discusses DC’s new YOUNG ANIMAL imprint, including Doom Patrol and Shade the Changing Girl. After that, we plug Slow Robot a Go-Go and DaddyMindTricks.com

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett

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Donald Duck: Trick Or Treat By Carl Barks.

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173 | Uninterrupted Numbering, Alex And Ada, Alex Toth And The Sculptor

The core four are joined again by Dallas’ daughter and begin the discussion by trying to think of great single issue and standalone stories. Rook and Don gush over Alex + Ada, specifically volume 2, Al reviews “Bravo for Adventure” by the legendary Alex Toth, and Don reviews “The Sculptor” by the near-legendary Scott McCloud.

The gang starts randomly bashing variant covers in mainstream comics and Al finishes everything out saying goodbye to Herschell Gordon Lewis.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil

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Love And Rockets.

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172 | Rebirth Overload, Organic Growth Comics, Fantastic Four Movies And James Robinson

The core four return with Baby Emily to talk shop about comics! Don gives the gang rose rocks from Oklahoma, Dallas considers his multiple attacks by animals this past week, and Rook *finally* swears off DC’s exhausting Rebirth series.

Big event books are compared to popular series that grew organically are discussed, along with  the lackluster Fantastic Four movies, Ang Lee films, Lady Snowblood, and James Robinson.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Purity Ring

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Rook Says Goodbye To DC Rebirth.

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171 | Outer Space Spirit, 70s Comic Magazines, Barney Google, Frank Robbins, Voyage Into the Deep And Aya

Al and Don are back and start it off with The Outer Space Spirit, Will Eisner, comic magazines of the seventies and Barney Google. Johnny Hazard By Frank Robbins leads into the influence of Milton Caniff and Noel Sickles on the newspaper adventure strip, and finishes with books by François Rivière and Marguerite Abouet.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Red Club

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The Outer Space Spirit By Will Eisner, Wally Wood And Jules Feiffer.

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170 | Super-Hero Movies, And Nothing But Super-Hero Movies

Dallas and Rook discuss their love of coffee while gushing over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically Captain America: Civil War.

They also review Batman vs. Superman and Ant-Man, and Rook highlights his interest in DC’s WB shows along with Marvel’s Netflix Shows.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Arkasia

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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169 | DC Rebirth, Many Captain Marvels, The Vision, Current TV Style Comics And Reprint Copies

The core four are together, with Rook showing interest in the DC Rebirth titles. Crossover fatigue, the many Captain Marvels, The Vision and other television show style comics are brought up among other things.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Runaways

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DC Rebirth Wonder Woman.

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168 | Charles Vess, Rick Veitch, Howard Chaykin, Walt Simonson And Win Mortimer

Starting out hating an artist only to change your mind two months later is the first topic, then early projects we didn’t like from creators we did follows it up.

Love for golden age artists Matt Baker, Reed Crandall and Raymond Kinstler is shown, along with a whole lot of talk about Howard Chaykin. A whole lot. Then Chris Samnee, Walt Simonson and the first issue of Bob’s Burgers plus Al’s love for Win Mortimer converts Don over to his side. It gets dark. Really dark.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Masons

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Book Of Night By Charles Vess.

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167 | Fist Of Fury, Fanzines, Butchering The Beatles, Graphic Ink And Valerian

Al begins the conversation with a spillover from Kung Fu Theater On Radio St. Pete, and then moves into the art of comic book script writing and fanzines. The Beatles Revolver is brought up along with the question of why songs were removed from each album for the American audience. Don brings Darwyn Cooke: Graphic Ink and Valerian to the table, then we stop.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Jam

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 Bruce Lee: Fists Of Fury (aka Chinese Connection In The USA).

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166 | Jack Davis, Future Quest 3, Valentina And Black Canary

The conversation starts off recommending these 21 San Diego Comic-Con Panels. We say goodbye to Jack Davis and discuss the incredible body of work he left behind. Everything finishes out with Future Quest 3, Valentina and Black Canary.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Van Morrison

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Jack Davis: Some Of My Good Stuff!

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165 | Future Quest, Basil Gogos, Double Albums And Jim Aparo

It starts off with Future Quest, moves into Famous Monster Movie Art Of Basil Gogos, then runs off into heavy metal drummers and double albums on vinylJim Aparo and Saturday morning cartoon ads finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Blue Cheer

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Future Quest 1 By Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner And Jordie Bellaire.

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164 | Vampirella B Reel From 163

If you liked us talking about Vampirella last episode, here is some more that we didn’t think was good enough to include. Enjoy!

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Vampirella By Enric And José González.

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163 | Vampirella, Filipino Artists, Barbarians, Golden Age Jungle Women, Señorita Rio And Tarzan

We start off with Vampirella, move into the Filipino artists who did American comics in the seventies and end up talking about barbarian titles from the same era. Heroines of the golden age and Tarzan finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson

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Vampirella 2 Cover By Bill Hughes.

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Explicit 162 | DC Rebirth, Scooby Doo, Video Games And Comic Book TV Shows

Rook and Dallas return and discuss DC’s new REBIRTH storyline before touching on some unique properties, including Scooby Doo Apocalypse and Wacky Raceland.
Then it’s time to talk video games! Specifically, E3 2016 and all the new games coming out! We wrap it up with movie and television talk, touching on Supergirl, Gotham, Daredevil, and X-Men: Apocalypse.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Killswitch Engage

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DC Rebirth.

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161 | Destination Nightmare 11, Drive In Movies

Since no one could get together to talk comics, Al has shared another Destination Nightmare episode. Drive-in movies, film dubbing, British television shows on PBS, Hammer Films, Universal Monsters and a couple of films from this decade are discussed.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Roy LoneyAlex ChiltonThe Ghastly Ones

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Drive-In Movies.

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160 | Injection, Hilda, Jonah Hex 33, Catwoman And Pullapalooza

Dallas starts it off talking about Injection, then Al and Don come in and look at the Free Comic Book Day issue of Hilda, Jonah Hex 33 and Catwoman 17, 18 and 19. Then it goes into a massive pullapalooza.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Be Bop Deluxe

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Injection By Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey And Jordie Bellaire.

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159 | Following Creators Or Characters, Mad Paperbacks, And Pullapalooza

Even though Al starts off with a certain question, the conversation turns to following creators or following the characters, Mad paperbacks, Jeffrey Catherine Jones documentary and pullapalooza finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Replacements

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Although Al Hasn’t Read The Current State Of Captain America,
He Talks About What He Has Heard.

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158 | No Comics Today, This Is Destination Nightmare Episode Nine!

And now for something completely different. Since no episode was recorded this week, Al shared an episode of his Destination Nightmare podcast. Music and nothing but music talk loaded with opinions.

Musical Spotlight: Judie TzukeRory GallagherLoudon Wainwright III
                             Roky EricksonNick Cave

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The Who By Numbers.

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157 | Darwyn Cooke, Mooncop, Scarlet Witch, Giant Size Comics, Jack Kirby And Squirrel Girl

The episode opens saying farewell to Darwyn Cooke and give an appreciation to the fantastic work he left behind. Tom Gauld’s Mooncop, Scarlet Witch, Giant Size comics, Jack Kirby’s later work and Squirrel Girl finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Adrian BelewThe Cadets

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Goodbye Darwyn Cooke. Thanks For All The Work.

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156 | Free Comic Book Day, The Autumnlands, Archie Digest, Color Or Black And White

Free Comic Book Day, The Autumnlands, Archie Comics Digest, the missing element of fun and color or no color are the topics of this on the road show. Enjoy!

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Free Comic Book Day.

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155 | Black Widow, Early Work, Missed Opportunities, Flash Gordon And Starman

Fast reading comics starts it off, along with early work we may not have liked as kids. Artists we missed out on meeting, Flash Gordon, remaking movies and James Robinson’s Starman finishes it out..

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Blue Ash

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Black Widow By Chris Samnee And Mark Waid.

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154 | Frazetta’s Snow Man (Again), Peter Max, The Mighty Blue And Gilbert Hernandez

Frank Frazetta: The Adventures Of The Snowman is finally discussed, along with artists simplifying their styles. Jack Kirby’s Fourth World is mentioned, Peter Max somehow comes up, Dallas’ The Mighty Blue is reviewed and Gilbert Hernandez’ Sloth is recommended.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Jezabels

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Frank Frazetta: The Adventures Of The Snowman.

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153 | Frazetta’s Snow Man, Injection, The Vision, Sex Criminal And The Final Incal

Al brings Frank Frazetta’s The Adventures Of The Snow Man to the table. Dallas talks about Injection and Don brings up The Vision (again). Sex Criminals, little hamburgers and the many versions of The Incal finish out the rest.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Shadow Moses Incident

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Frank Frazetta: Adventure Of The Snowman.

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152 | The Vision And Nailbiter

Al and Don get together and actually talk about comic books without slipping into any other topic. Even stranger is the fact that they only discussed two titles.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Van Duran And Jody Stephens

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The Vision By Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta And Jordie Bellaire.

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151 | Batman v Superman, Valerian Movie, Ambient Music, Madame Xanadu, Chrononauts, Dinosaurs And Howard Chaykin

Al starts it off talking about a movie he has no interest in seeing, and Don talks about comic books from previous episodes. We also discussed this Howard Chaykin interview.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Brian Eno featuring Snatch “R.A.F”

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Explicit 150 | Too Many Comics, Variant Covers, Super Zero And Other Comics We’ve Forgotten Or Haven’t Read Yet

The Core Four burn through the first part of the show talking about how they met, then learn how Hashbrowns got his name. The question of are there too many comics these days? is brought up, and Al discusses the return of variant covers. Dallas gives a lukewarm review of Fantastic Four 352 after Don pushed it on him and Rook reviews Super Zero. And at the end Poison River, Chrononauts 1, Black Science and The Nevermen were talked about, but not very well. Enjoy!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The HorriblesPrince Whipper Whip

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Are There Too Many Comics These Days?
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149 | Required Reading, Deadpool Movie And Captain America 2.

Chris begins employment at Yancy Street Comics, and Rook asks the crew to assign required reading. Then Dallas and Rook talk about the Deadpool movie as well as Captain America 2: Civil War.

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Now That He Is Working There, What Comics Should Chris Read?

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