This episode is so packed we didn’t stop for a music break. But we did talk about Pee Wee Herman, playing Dungeons And Dragons with Lego, Disney comics, comic book adaptations and outright swipes of other artist’s work. It ends with talk of The Sandman by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon.
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
Al is joined by Don with nothing to say, so it starts off with a book that was just picked up. That leads into the Ant-Man movie, then goes into the many guises of Hank Pym, and some of the black super-heroes of the seventies. Then they go into Pulapalooza again.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Icewater
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