175 | Rereading Comics, Binge Reading, Valerian And Pullapalooza

Rereading comics that sit in the box or on the shelf for long periods of time, binge reading, single issue stories, Valerian and Moebius being available in English start this one off. Pullapalooza finishes it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Thin Lizzy

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Akira By Katsuhiro Otomo.

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149 | Required Reading, Deadpool Movie And Captain America 2.

Chris begins employment at Yancy Street Comics, and Rook asks the crew to assign required reading. Then Dallas and Rook talk about the Deadpool movie as well as Captain America 2: Civil War.

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Now That He Is Working There, What Comics Should Chris Read?

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124 | Pullapalooza, Fantastic Four, Creatures On The Loose, Starlight And Conan

Al supplies a stack of comics, blindly pulls one out, and Pullapalooza begins. Listen as they discuss the Fantastic Four comics of the seventies, short lived DC comics of the seventies and eighties, Will Eisner, new Conan comics from Dark Horse and the Starlight trade.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Golden Smog

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Al Supplies A Bag Of Comics, And This Is What He Pulls Out.
Fantastic Four 178 By Roy Thomas, George Perez And Joe Sinnott.

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112 | Fantastic Four, Red Circle Horror, Frank Doyle And Forgotten Sixties Cartoons

Don finally finishes Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s epic Fantastic Four run. Al talks about Archie Comics and the endless supply of six page stories from Frank Doyle, forgotten animated cartoons of the sixties, Red Circle horror, and more.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Shoes

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Fantastic Four By Jack Kirby, Stan Lee And Joe Sinnott.

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106 | Comic Book Movies (again), Villains Becoming Heroes And R. Crumb

Desmond rejoins Dallas and Don! The boys talk the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie, and Don’s experience with the first X-Men movie, comic book villains becoming heroes, The Fantastic Four through the years, Adventures Of Superman by Jerry Ordway and Steve Rude, violence and dark themes in superhero movies, The Comics Journal #301 (the R. Crumb interview), Daredevil by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Sonic Graffiti

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X-Men Days Of Future Past.

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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,
it’s CONCRETE BLONDE with BLOODLETTING!

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Fallen Worlds By Yoshihiro Tatsumi.

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97 | Influences, Sketchy LIne Style, Older Pulp Look, Creation And/Or Contribution

We start off with a discussion of influences, mention the difference between creation and contribution, and artists who work with a sketchy line style. Old Daredevil comics, the New Wonder Woman of the early seventies, Dial H For Hero and finish off with the Fantastic Four as always.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ruby Sting

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Conan By Gary Gianni.

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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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Pierre Legault

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Eternity By Walt Simonson And Dave Gibbons.

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93 | Artist’s Page Rates, Comic Book Body Building Ads And The Black Panther

Deep in the heart of Parts Unknown, Don, Al and Dallas discuss Slice Radio, Afterlife with Archie, some comic shop documentaries, the Origin of Rook Murphy, Warren comics, art commissions, Bernie Wrightson, Art Adams, John Buscema, Howard Chaykin’s Iron Wolf, Mike Mignola, Flex Mentallo, Charles Atlas, Count Dante, Jack and Stan’s Fantastic Four, civil rights in 60’s comics, the portrayal of minorities in 40’s and 50’s comics, and we wrap it up with Uncanny X-Men circa 1980’s.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ruby Sting

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The Rook From Warren Publishing.

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91 | Creator Owned Comics, Black And White Explosion And Finding Comics Off The Rack

Walking Dead is mentioned which quickly turns to creator owned comics and the black and white explosion of the eighties. A comparison of Alex Toth and Jaime Hernandez occurs, as well as a short discussion of nineties comics, titles about villains, newspaper strips and finding comics off the rack.

And of course, more Fantastic Four talk. Whoo hoo!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Wilco

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The Walking Dead All Out War Storyline.
By Robert Kirkman And Charlie Adlard.

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90 | Comics Overseas, Color Or Black And White, Kirby’s Fantastic Four And Inkers

We start off talking about living with no rules, shipboard life, and nine minutes later finding comic books overseas. Once again black and white or color is discussed, as well as Kirby’s epic run on Fantastic Four 41-50. Vince Colletta, Walt Simonson’s Star Slammers and old war comics finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil

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Teen Weekly Komiks From The Philippines.

Artist’s Signature And The Time It Was Done,
From Teen Weekly Komiks.

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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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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

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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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