115 | Favorite Pages

Join Don, Al, Dallas, Rook, Hashbrowns and Des as they discuss their favorite comic book pages..



Al | Cover To The Adventures Of Bob Hope By Bob Oksner.
Written By Arnold Drake, Who Is One Of Al’s Favorite Writers.

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109 | Graphic Design Masters In Comics

Al, Dallas and Don get together on this supersized episode to discuss comic artists who not only had fantastic drawing abilities, but were masters of graphic design as well.



Alex Toth.
Seminal Works. Creepy Presents Alex Toth, Genius Isolated, Genius Illustrated, Genius Animated, Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 And Zorro.

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103 | Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Rot & Ruin And Favorite Creative Teams

Episode 103 finds the entire crew returning once again at their secret lair deep within Rook’s house. Don, Al, Rook and Dallas discuss their favorite writer/artist and penciller/inker duos.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: In honor of the beginning of the Halloween season,


Fallen Worlds By Yoshihiro Tatsumi.

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96 | Long Running Series, Burroughs, Tarzan Comics And Glamorous Jungle Ladies

Changes in current comics, imaginary stories, Arnold Drake, variant covers and long running series by the same creators start out the show. Portrayals of Tarzan in comics, along with other Burroughs tales, glamorous jungle women of the forties, My Heroine Addiction, Captain Marvel, along with Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four run to finish it out.



Eternity By Walt Simonson And Dave Gibbons.

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92 | Game of Thrones, Ray Harryhausen, Locke & Key, Glamourpuss and After the Cape

Join Dallas, Al and Rook for another exciting roundtable discussion. We talk Game of Thrones, Ray Harryhausen, The Walking Dead, Locke & Key, Glamourpuss, and After the Cape.

Rook unveils his big plans for the summer and we compare single issues to collected editions. We turn to Image comics and talk about creator rights along with a glimpse of the new Days of Future Past movie. We wax poetic about Calvin & Hobbes and the Trick or Treat Movies, and discuss our reading habits.



Game Of Thrones. Rook Loves A Story Where Everybody Dies.
And Here Is George R. R. Martin’s Letter To Fantastic Four.

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37 | Comic Book Letterers And The Art Of Typography

Once again, the whole gang is present, and thanks to Al we discuss letterers and the art of typography. What’s better.. digital fonts or traditional lettering?
We reminisce about some of the old school lettering masters such as John Workman, Moebius, and Tom Orzechowski. Don finds a way to slide in a Carl Barks comment,
and Dallas gushes about Dave Sim’s typographical masterpiece, Cerebus.
We then discuss “event fatigue” in the DC and Marvel universe, and Rook tastefully bags on DC’s New 52 concept. We talk about how boring the superhero “status quo” can be,
and how refreshing books like Spider-Man’s Brand New Day and Morrison’s New X-Men can be. There’s some creator-owned rights talk, and Don brings up symphonic music
to hammer home his point on artistic “innovators” and “cultivators”.
Oh, and Rook sticks up for Aquaman.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Brilliant Green


Not Only Could No One Draw Or Design Like Alex Toth,
No One Could Letter Like He Could As Well.
Yet, We Missed Talking About It On This Episode.

Comic Book LettererDesign • Computer Lettering

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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!!!
One of Jim Krueger’s projects Rook spoke of.