249 | Comic Books And Paperbacks

We start off talking about movies Al has finally seen, and double features from the past. Steve Rude, Space Ghost, Jeff Jones, Charles Vess, Michael Kaluta, assorted Artist’s Editions and the first comics bought as a kid are discussed. Chris Ware, paperback book covers of the 70s and architecture in comics come up, along with Hanna-Barbera comics, Owen Fitzgerald, Ernie Colón, Mike Ploog and P. Craig Russell.

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Space Ghost By Mark Evanier And Steve Rude.

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242 | Carl Barks, Storytelling And Chew

The conversation begins with algorithms and the counterculture of the sixties. The writer-artist Carl Barks and sequential work covers most of the episode, then to Rook’s chagrin Chew comes up once again.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Moon Hooch

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Uncle Scrooge Adventures 24.

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190 | Smithsonian Comics And Gum Cards

We start off with a correction from Episode 186 on Doom Patrol and Ted Mckeever. A Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Comics is covered, Rook’s box of bubble gum cards, television show hosts, cable network shows, Sunstone 1 and Hot Gimmick 12.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil

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Doom Patrol 79 Cover By Kyle Baker (Who Don Gets Confused
With Ted Mckeever, But He Does Not Know Why).

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181 | Len Wein, Comics Timeline And Steve Ditko

The core four return to discuss Len Wein, the Golden, Silver, Bronze and the never ending Modern Age of comics. Pullapalooza and Strange And Stranger: The World Of Steve Ditko finishes it off.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Groovy Cool

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Episode 181, Hulk 181. Dallas Saw The Number Connection.

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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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71 | Christmas Comics And Living In An Archival Society

It’s the Christmas episode! Join Don, Al, and Dallas as they take a walk down memory lane and discuss their favorite Christmas-themed comics. Dallas chooses X-Men (of course), Al chooses Tales from the Crypt (of course) and Don is just a Scrooge.

After that, It’s gift time as the boys exchange presents on air and be merry to each other. The blissful times continue as we meet our once-per-episode quota of Walking Dead talk, before the show inexplicably becomes Two Dimension: The Music Podcast.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: BAD RELIGION!!!!!!!! (courtesy of Rook)

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70 | Vinyl Records, French Comics, Strong Female Characters And Muck Monsters

Al and Don start off talking about John Severin, then go into humor magazines of the seventies, rising paper costs of the nineties, the evolution of brick and mortar bookstores  and the return of vinyl records.

Comic book artists streamlining styles as they progress, color work and uninked pencils are discussed, as well as comic book heroines, French comics and muck monsters.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson

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John Severin Cover For Cracked.

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59 | Carl Barks, Harry Lucey, Brandon Graham, Francesco Francavilla And Stan Sakai

Al questions why Carl Barks is held in such high regard, so Don spends most of the show talking about him. After that Harry Lucey, Brandon Graham, Francesco Francavilla and Stan Sakai are discussed. Al also brings up the movie Comic Book Villains, and even though he forgot to mention it, ends the show with a song by Family.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson

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Walt Disney’s Comics And Stories By Carl Barks.

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22 | Megacon

ROAD TRIP!!!!

Dallas, Al and Don travel to Orlando for Megacon.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: In the Dim

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14 | Don’s Favorite Artists

Al and Dallas struggle to get a word in edgewise as Don goes on and on and on about his Top Ten Favorite Artists.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Don’s Brother, Larry Moore, of course.

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3 | Favorite Writers

Welcome back! This time around we continue our talk about favorite comic book writers. Rook waxes poetic about Jim Krueger, Don weaves a tale about the great Carl Barks and then of course goes off on a tangent about Alan Moore, and Dallas explains the Canadian writing genius of Dave Sim and his epic masterpiece, Cerebus. Oh, and the guys bag on Dallas for his unhealthy love of Chris Claremont. Enjoy and please, leave us a message on the blog!!!
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: REAL EYES.
One of Jim Krueger’s projects Rook spoke of.