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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259 | Legion, November And Thor

Legion Of Super-Heroes and the many changes the comic has gone through takes up most of the show. November Vol. 1 comes up, then the many changes Thor has gone through takes up some more. We also question why Glactus keeps trying to devour the earth when it is obvious he can’t.

Then Marvel’s The End titles are coming back, and DC Black Label titles are talked about.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Deloris Telescope

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Superboy: Legion Of Super-Heroes 198 By Cary Bates And Dave Cockrum.
Cover By Nick Cardy.

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216 | Superman Elseworlds, Deep Dark Fears And Light And Darkness War

There were a lot of comics to talk about, starting with Superman Elseworlds, and which came first, Inhumans or New Gods? Then the Wonder Woman movie came up and the concept of screen time was going to be discussed, but turned into Richard Pryor instead. A webcomic and Instagram feed was discussed and finished out with The Light And Darkness War.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Moon Hooch

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Superman Red Son By Mark Millar, Dave Johnson And Kilian Plunkett.

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187 | Dan Spiegle And Other Stories

Al and Don go far beyond the normal time limit and show just how free form they can get.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Mick Ronson

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Crossfire And Rainbow By Mark Evanier And Dan Spiegle.

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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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133 | Tarzan Artists And Comic Books From The Early Seventies

Al dedicates the episode to Vic Diaz, then joins Don in an episode long Pullapallooza. Joe Kubert’s Tarzan is discussed, along with his drawing and layout style. Al schools Don on Jay Scott Pike, and starts a discussion about Gray Morrow.

The Man-Thing, King Size Marvel books by Jim Starlin and Action Comics 413 carry on the middle part of the episode, then finish out with Tom Sutton, Dick Giordano, Burne Hogarth, Russ Manning and Barry Smith.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: hitomiElliott Smith

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Tarzan 223 By Joe Kubert.

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120 | The Kirby Factor And House Styles

Al starts the discussion off with what he calls “The Kirby Factor,” and seeing things through different eyes as you get older. Don brings up comic book publisher’s house styles and artist’s comfort zones, and continues to talk about a few books he read and brings the show well past the one hour mark.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Superdrag

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Neal Adams Was A High Water Mark.

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83 | Comic Book Films

The Dynamic Duo of Dallas and Dr. Morbius (from parts unknown) entices the senses with talk of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Tales From The Crypt (the 1972 film), Ex Machina Volume 3, The original Fantastic Four movie, Creepy by Dark Horse Comics, The Mighty Blue, Life with Archie, and much more!!!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: FAIR TO MIDLAND

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Tales From The Crypt TV Show.

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