225 | Steve Ditko, The Spectre And Books About Comic Book Heroes

Even though this is a comic book podcast, Al starts the conversation off asking about the film In The Mood For Love. The life and work of Steve Ditko is discussed for most of the show, then The Spectre, books about comic book heroes and Jules Feiffer are talked about as well.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Mr. Partridge

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Marvel Tales Reprints Was The First Time Al Saw Steve Ditko.

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194 | Doctor Strange And Books With No Plan To Read

Al started the episode off with a rant about the Marvel executive who says diversity may have alienated readers, which led into a discussion on the price of comics today, trade paperbacks and the culture of comics. Unfortunately, all of that is gone, because Don trashed the first half of the episode before it was produced. Sorry about that.

The surviving half discusses books that we didn’t plan on reading, but ended up liking anyway. And Doctor Strange, there was a lot about him.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Cramps

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Marvel Executive Says Diversity May Have Alienated Readers.
And Here Is What The Beat Says About It.

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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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89 | Comic And Fantasy Artists Of The 70’s, Dragon’s Dream And Steve Ditko

Jack Kirby’s epic run on Fantastic Four is mentioned, then quickly goes into comic and fantasy artists of the seventies, books from Dragon’s Dream, Steve Ditko, Days Of Future Past (the comic book) and IDW’s upcoming Star Trek: City On The Edge Of Forever.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Stranglers

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Don Is Currently Reading His Way Through Kirby And Lee’s
Fantastic Four Run, But Didn’t Want To Talk About It At This Time.

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88 | Original Packaging, Our Fascination With Ruins And Over-Explained Storylines

It starts off with a brief history of Aurora Model Kits, goes into keeping things sealed in the original packaging, and mankind’s fascination with relics and ruins. Pin-ups, Fantastic Four, Chic Stone and the constantly changing line-ups of Yes. Then finish up with Hanna-Barbera theme songs, over-explained comics and Doctor Strange.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Pixies

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Aurora Model Kits History. Cover By James Bama.

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58 | Count Dante And Other Comic Book Ads

Comic book ads were something we saw, but rarely ordered from. Never the less, they were discussed, along with a really nice site that has many examples from days gone by.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Geneva Wollett

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A Short Documentary About Count Dante.
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