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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DC 100-Page Our Fighting Forces Giant!

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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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Batman Fortnite Zero Point 1 Variant Cover.

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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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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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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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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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286 | Availability And Events

We start off with a question that does not get answered, then go into The Marvel Legacy Of Jack Kirby and some speculated changes in comic book publishing and distribution.Then we talk about events.

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The Marvel Legacy Of Jack Kirby.

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285 | To Buy Or Just Read?

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: French Maide

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Ocala Drive-In.

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284 | Younger Readers And Fun Comics

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.

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Marvel Epic Collection: Fantastic Four.

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283 | Phantom Stranger And Convenient Labels

Showcase Presents: Phantom Stranger starts the discussion off, then go off onto page layouts, foreign language comics and convenient labels.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Winter Atlas

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Showcase Presents: Phantom Stranger.

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282 | Man-Thing & Weird Writers

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Craig Anthony Fountain

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Man-Thing Drawn By Arthur Adams And Frank D’Armata.

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281 | Hedra, Storytelling & Movies

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dungeon Boss

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Hedra By Jesse Lonergan.

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280 | The Kill Journal With Adam Lawson

Adam Lawson comes on to discuss his upcoming project The Kill Journal.

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The Kill Journal.

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279 | Magazine Sized Comics

Reprints Of 70’s horror magazine sized comics and books we missed when they originally came out are discussed, as well a growing appreciation for Golden and Silver Age work.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil

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Vampirella Reprints.

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278 | Zombies, Trunks And Graphics

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.

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Dark Nights Death Metal 1

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277 | Creating Comics & Title Design

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Paulus Magnus

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Borderguard By Peter John Palmer, C.J. HendersonAl Val And Scott Hanna.

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276 | Rusty Brown And Wordy Writers

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!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Fanny

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Rusty Brown By Chris Ware.

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275 | Oneshi Press Origins Campaign

Oneshi Press join us to discuss two collections of indie comics they are funding that tell origin stories from zombies to indigenous superheroes to queer cowboys and beyond!

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Jayel Draco And Lynsey G. Oneshi Press Came
On To Talk About Their Origins Campaign.

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274 | What Are They Doing Now?

Storage for comics and magazines start the conversation off, but almost immediately goes into music, humor magazines and things that are hard to find. Then Al starts asking about comic book distribution and what past artists are doing now. Scott answered a couple, but not all.

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Comic Book Storage.

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273 | Destination Nightmare 2.2

Al shares an exclusive episode of Destination Nightmare with Roddy Frey.

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John Buscema.

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