In case you never knew how this podcast began you are in luck, as that is what we started talking about. We then went over our reading lists, which some of us completely forgot about, Kickstarter projects, dollar box finds and kid’s comics finish everything out. Enjoy!
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Music By JC
The book Dwayne: A Tale From Existentia starts the conversation off, then moves on to the second Dune Graphic Novel. Rook’s trip to Altanta with some comics created in the area and Mickey Mouse stories from Europe come up as well. It all finishes out with talk of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Who knew that would happen?
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson & Ed Woltil
Don has been wanting to talk about Garrett Price’s White Boy for so long that he forgot a lot of details, but what he missed you can read about from the link below the image. Dallas joined us, so of course The New Mutants Film is brought up, Black Panther comics and film are discussed, as well as Rook’s LOVE for Kickstarter books. Enjoy!
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dungeon Boss
Talk about The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings: Rings Of Power as well as The Silmarillion begins the episode. Bigfoot Knows Karate, a review of Origamiac, Hieroglyph, Moebius’ massive influence and Rook’s impatience waiting for Attack On Titan finish it out.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Paul Drollinger
Everything begins with talk about Marvel television shows and films with a discussion of Book Of Boba Fett. Reading older trades, new releases and dollar box finds for Sandman, Nod Away, Cerebus:, Ocean, American Gods, Rain and Black Science cover the rest of the episode.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil
Dallas has been rereading The Sandman in anticipation of the upcoming Netflix series. Impossible Jones! , Chris Claremont, Alan Davis, The Strange Death Of Alex Raymond and Groo The Wanderer are discussed in the midsection, while Rook’s miniature painting and Fantastic Four 35 takes up the end.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Joyeater
Everything starts off with Star Wars Visions which leads into Kurosawa.films, Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Sandman, both the Netflix show and comics. Dredd, Pathfinder and a couple of recent comics that were based off work Don read in the seventies. It all ends with Cliff Chiang, as everything always should.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dallas Busha
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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We begin with series that return after the first storyline ends, then a talk about a couple of things that are new, then one that is not. It all ends with container homes, which we have never built nor lived in, but like all the same.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Checkmate
Finding Milligan and McCarthy in the dollar box leads this episode down a rabbit hole of eighties comics, National Geographic, online pricing compared to real life and books by Mark Millar. And since we have all read DUNE The Graphic Novel we discuss that again as well as comic books and prose adapted to other media. We finish it out with Dept. H and yet another Ghost Rider series.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil
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
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
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!
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Another final Valerian volume came out, which of course leads to a discussion of Snowpiercer and the movies created from these comics. The recent My Comic Shop Country, cartoonists we lost and work we read in the past are covered at the end.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: 49 Cell Phones
Last show of 2019 discusses Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim, Grip: The Strange World Of Men, comic book shows on TV and new Ghost Rider books. The first trade of Descender is talked about as well as Fantastic Four Grand Design. Thanks for listening, and enjoy your holiday season!
Locke & Key being made into a series on Netflix starts everything off, which goes into other shows and Dungeon And Dragons. A new comic from the Berger Books imprint, Terry And The Pirates, Captain Marvel and racial stereotypes are discussed and we finish with The Heroin Diaries.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Didges Christ SuperDrum
Anthony Desiato from Flat Squirrel Productions joins us, and besides discussing his many past and future projects, the different eras and storylines of Superman are covered as well. Then we go into books that are currently being read or reread.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Jakub Zytecki
Vague talk of the new Star Wars movie and a discussion of the webcomic Blue starts the episode off. Page design, storytelling and website navigation come up, along with the new trailer for the upcoming Avengers movie. Dollar box diving, overinflated prices for back issues in the past and airline meals that no longer exist.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Blow
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Pentatonix
The work and thought process of Alex Toth is discussed as well as newspaper comics we had never seen or didn’t bother reading when they were being published. Don talks about the incredible work of Matt Howarth while Al stays silent until Howard Chaykin is brought up.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Emitt Rhodes
Two Brothers starts this episode off, which leads into The Umbrella Academy, The Airtight Garage and Where The Wild Things Are. The second half covers the 1966 version of the MLJ superheroes The Mighty Crusaders and other lighthearted comic books. We enjoyed recording the second half so much that we did it twice.
Dallas is back, and he wants to talk about Halloween! Unfortunately Mister Miracle and his different creative teams, Espers, EC and underground comix are what we talk about. The holliday is discussed a little bit at the end.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Stars