Rook starts it off with Dark Nights Death Metal 1 which leads into zombies in comics and shows us his unread copy of Negan Lives 1. The revised Free Comic Book Day, comic heroes wearing trunks over their costumes, collection mentality, fine art/commercial art and Mark Schultz finishes this one up.Continue reading
Comic books that seemed odd, quirky or outright silly to an older audience that we loved as kids begins this episode, then moves into the influence one artist has to another. Everything finishes with drive-in movies.
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Comic book distribution on hiatus, the failed attempt to aid it from ComicHub and the 5 lb. Mystery Boxes offered from Mile High Comics starts this one off. Identifying uncredited artists and writers in both comics and paperback book covers. They go on a lot after this.
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As always, we start off talking about something other than comic books, and this time it is the movie The Last Man On Earth, which led into Night Of The Living Dead, The Omega Man and I Am Legend. Then we talk about the Florida nuisance known as love bugs. We do talk about comics eventually.Continue reading
The X-Men are back on Rook’s reading list, and he does his best to catch us up with them. The publication history of Ghost Rider comes up, and no one seemed to know what it was. The Infinity Entity and the cosmic work of Jim Starlin brings up the end.
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We start off talking about movies Al has finally seen, and double features from the past. Steve Rude, Space Ghost, Jeff Jones, Charles Vess, Michael Kaluta, assorted Artist’s Editions and the first comics bought as a kid are discussed. Chris Ware, paperback book covers of the 70s and architecture in comics come up, along with Hanna-Barbera comics, Owen Fitzgerald, Ernie Colón, Mike Ploog and P. Craig Russell.
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No Dallas, no Rook, so it is a given that Al and Don start off topic and go well over the time limit. Comics & Stuff in Tampa, Valerian And Laureline: On The Frontiers, Hugh Hefner and his interest in comics, the large shadow cast by Len Wein, a band called The Move and Jack Kirby’s 100th finish everything out.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Move
Dallas starts it off talking about Injection, then Al and Don come in and look at the Free Comic Book Day issue of Hilda, Jonah Hex 33 and Catwoman 17, 18 and 19. Then it goes into a massive pullapalooza.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Be Bop Deluxe
Frank Frazetta: The Adventures Of The Snowman is finally discussed, along with artists simplifying their styles. Jack Kirby’s Fourth World is mentioned, Peter Max somehow comes up, Dallas’ The Mighty Blue is reviewed and Gilbert Hernandez’ Sloth is recommended.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Jezabels
Al brings Frank Frazetta’s The Adventures Of The Snow Man to the table. Dallas talks about Injection and Don brings up The Vision (again). Sex Criminals, little hamburgers and the many versions of The Incal finish out the rest.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Shadow Moses Incident
Filling in the blanks, comic images that scared us as kids and horror comics from Harvey start things off. Madame Xanadu, Batman Vs. Grendel, Valerian and the fact that AL HAS NEVER SEEN The Fifth Element finishes it.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Masons
Welcome to the Halloween Episode! Join Dallas, Al and Don as they explore the classic horror comics of the past. The boys discuss the roots of 20th Century American horror comics, sensationalized in the EC line – most notable Tales from the Crypt. Dallas and Al go into detail on Warren Publishing and their “Creepy” and Eerie” line. The famous horror artists are discussed, such as Graham Ingels, Reed Crandall, Gray Morrow, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Frazetta, and more.
DCs pre-Vertigo horror line is brought up, including The House of Secrets and it’s hosts, Cain and Abel. Al reminisces about Vampirella, and Dallas gushes over From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. Other points of interest include Skywald Publications and Dead of Night featuring the Scarecrow.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: THIS IS HALLOWEEN!!!
Al starts off talking about some new comics and a few older coffee table books, while Don jumps in every chance he gets. The second half has Don talking about some comics he’s read, Al stays mostly silent, and you can hear crickets in the background. Enjoy!
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson & Ed Woltil
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Conversation starts out with bean counters and idea looters, then quickly cascades into movies and television shows that you only heard about as a kid. The documentary SUPERHEROES A Never Ending Battle, Inkers for John Buscema and Gil Kane are discussed (again), and the fine line between inspiration and plagiarism.
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