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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171 | Outer Space Spirit, 70s Comic Magazines And More

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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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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95 | Inspiration, Plagiarism And Filling In The Gaps

Conversation starts out with bean counters and idea looters, then quickly cascades into movies and television shows that you only heard about as a kid. The documentary SUPERHEROES A Never Ending Battle, Inkers for John Buscema and Gil Kane are discussed (again), and the fine line between inspiration and plagiarism.

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TV And Movie Comics.

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80 | Filipino Artists, DC Implosion And Random Comics

Al asks Don if there are any comics about beer and the conversation briefly goes onto The CPL, Filipino comic book artists Alex Nino and Alfredo Alcala. Wondering why Nestor Redondo’s King Arthur comic never came out, brought up the DC Implosion, Denny O’neil’s socially conscious work, Neal Adams’ angst driven work, and the unsung hero we know as Gray Morrow.

Then we went on to Mister X after Los Bros. Hernandez, Afterlife With Archie, She-Hulk and Spidey Super Stories.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: hitomiHoodoo Gurus

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Duffy’s Tavern From Rog 2000 By Nicola Cuti And John Byrne.

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13 | Horror Comics

Happy Halloween! This week’s topics: Eerie comics guilty pleasures, Brainjacked and other local gore films, Alan Moore’s 1963, and the ads inside. Don’s take on All-Star Superman, Bernie Wrightson’s Swamp Thing, Filipino artists and komiks, George Perez early years, Al almost fights some guy over the origin of the comic book, and French graphic albums. What Are You Reading: Don does 100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, and Al covers Vampirella #27 (1973).

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Real Eyes

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