128 | Bill Watterson, Newspaper Comics, Hugo Pratt And What Happened To Magazines?

Enemies of mankind beware! Here comes… Dallas Busha, A.K.A. “The Host” – with the ability to stop any conversation mid-sentence for a music break! Don Moore, A.K.A. “The Straight Guy” – with the power to see both sides of a debate! Al Val, A.K.A. “Dr. Morbius” – with the power to bring Monster Magazines back into fashion! And Jim Johnson, A.K.A. “The Comic Shop Guy”, with the ability to dismiss any art by Don Heck as “rubbish”!

Tucked away at their underground hideout, the gang discusses numerous comic strips and comic books. Don reviews the wonderful Exploring Calvin And Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue. This leads the boys to a trip down memory lane, as they talk about their favorite comic strips including The Far Side, Bloom County, Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, Doonesbury, Popeye and Flash Gordon. Don continues his review streak and talks about “Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn” by the legendary Hugo Pratt.

The entire gang discusses the wonderful absurdity of 50’s comics such as “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” and “Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane” (as well as the impact these books have on modern books such as All Star Superman by Grant Morrison) Finally, Al relishes in monster magazines both old and new, such as Famous Monsters Of Filmland and Scary Monsters Magazine.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: GLASSJAW

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Exploring Calvin And Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue
By Bill Watterson.

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115 | Favorite Pages

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

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Terez Montcalm

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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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113 | Image Comics, Digital, The Eternals, Unfinished Series And Dollar Bins

Join the core four of Rook, Don, Dallas and Al, who are joined by Hashbrowns and Des to talk mucho comics! Including: creator-owned rights, comics distribution, King Of The Nerds., The Eternals By Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr., Jupiter’s Legacy, Rat Queens, Thor, and Cuban cigars.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Primitive Astronauts

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Humble Bundle Weekly.

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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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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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77 | Binding Comics, Flash Gordon Atlas Comics And More

The gang talk about comic book binding, Mark Waid and Mike Weiringo’s Fantastic Four, Archie and Atlas comics, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples,
a great documentary called Jack Kirby: Storyteller, lootcrate.com (check it out – trust us), The Walking Dead, Jupiter Legacy by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely,
and the lasting effects of Alan Moore and Frank Miller.

We also discuss subscribing to monthly books and stack reading etiquette, late monthly books vs. trades, and hidden gems at the flea market.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT:  XTCJimmy Eat World

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Flash Gordon Was Published By Dell As A Reprint Title.

While Binding Comic Books Were Discussed, Al Mentioned
The Many Publishing Attempts For Flash Gordon.

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8 | Dallas’ Favorite Artists

It’s the crazy 8’s!!!! Dallas, Don, and Al return for more nonsense. After talking some fantasy football smack, Dallas lists off his top 4 favorite “modern” comic artists: Chris Bachalo, Skottie Young, J.H. Williams III, and Frank Quitely. Al gives out some Michael Kaluta love, and then Don reminisces about his comic collecting days in Middle School, and then the boys discuss their picks of the week in WHAT ARE YOU READING. Enjoy, kiddies!!!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Larry Moore

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