333 | Out Of My Wheelhouse

Don read a couple of books that are normally out of his wheelhouse, and he gives his thoughts on it. Rook read a book that is SO in his wheelhouse, you can’t help but wonder why he hasn’t talked about it before. Then somehow they start talking about Jeff Smith.



Preacher Book One By Garth Ennis And Steve Dillon.

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224 | Goran Parlov, Netflix Heroes And Foreign Religion

Don only read Punisher: The Platoon because of Goran Parlov, but ended up loving it anyway. Rook brought up Marvel superheroes on Netflix and the various streaming services are discussed as well. Foreign religion in Japan during the shogunate era and Eternity Girl finish everything out.



Punisher: The Platoon By Garth Ennis And Goran Parlov.

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180 | Reading List, Pullapalooza And Injection

The core four are back and keep asking why. Why hasn’t Rook made his reading list available? Why hasn’t he ever mentioned No Hero? Why haven’t we heard of Batman / Doc Savage? And why haven’t we EVER talked about Len Wein? Why?



Locke & Key By Joe Hill And Gabriel Rodrigues.

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127 | Warren Ellis, Silver Surfer, Pedestrian Artists And Heavy Rendering

The gang is back! Don, Al and Dallas are joined at the roundtable by our good friend and fellow comics enthusiast, JIM JOHNSON!
We talk shop as usual in the confines of Al’s underground fortress, and between passionate debates about Don Heck and Sal Buscema’s artwork, we discuss the merits and downright quirkiness of Public Access television (a lost art), Dallas waxes poetic about his newfound love for Warren Ellis. Jim and Don get in a fistfight over the Silver Surfer’s various incarnations, Al professes his love of “pedestrian” artists, and Jim gushes over the likes of Ernie Chan, Tim Truman, and his preference of heavily rendered artists.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: It’s The Dungeon Boss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Trees By Warren Ellis And Jason Howard.

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75 | Comics, Movies And Music

It’s our glorious episode 75 reunion! The entire crew is present tonight (but not at the same time). Here’s a rundown of what we talk about:

Al Jaffee • Afterlife With ArchieThor: God of ThunderHellraiser
Preacher by Garth Ennis And Steve Dillon • Thor: Tales of Asgard
Thor: The Mighty Avenger • King CityMultiple WarheadsChildren of PalomarLocas

The Hobbit – The Desolation of SmaugLovelace with Amanda Seyfried
Ray Harryhausen – Special Effects TitanGame of Thrones Black Sails
The Mighty HeroesWizardsHeavy Metal

Skinny PuppyStrung Out

Our Love of Whiskey: Michael Collins and Tullamore Dew
The merits of make-up & costumes over CGI in film
Dallas takes his nephew to get his first comic (spoiler: it’s the Ninja Turtles!)
The obligatory Walking Dead talk • Don vs. His Dog

(no relation to Thanos the Mad Titan or the Cosmic Cube)


Tall Tales By Al Jaffee.

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41 | Making Connections

Dallas starts it off with a couple of books he has read, Don attempts to explain how Marvel Man began when American comic books disappeared in Europe, but started talking about French comics and forgot his point. But you can make the connection
if you read The Comic Book History Of Comics.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ricky Wilcox & The Moon Snakes


Love And Rockets Heartbreak Soup By Gilbert Hernandez.

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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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20 | Rook’s Favorite Artists

We’ve reached episode 20! The whole crew is present once again and we discuss Rook’s top artists.
Rook’s Favorite Artist Number One, Mark Texeira.