251 | X-Men, Ghost Rider And Adam Warlock

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.



House Of X.

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246 | Walking Dead, The Spectre And Old Magazines

The Walking Dead ends, so we spend the first half of the episode talking about it. The Spectre from the early 70s, Ghost Rider, Famous Monsters Of Filmland and an argument over King Kong. We do that a lot.



The Walking Dead 193.

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229 | Marie Severin And Working Behind The Scenes

We start off with the influence and large body of work Marie Severin has left behind. Working behind the scenes and the return of the Fantastic Four finish things out.


We Bid Farewell To Marie Severin.

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187 | Dan Spiegle And Other Stories

Al and Don go far beyond the normal time limit and show just how free form they can get.



Crossfire And Rainbow By Mark Evanier And Dan Spiegle.

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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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173 | Uninterrupted Numbering, Alex And Ada, Alex Toth And The Sculptor

The core four are joined again by Dallas’ daughter and begin the discussion by trying to think of great single issue and standalone stories. Rook and Don gush over Alex + Ada, specifically volume 2, Al reviews “Bravo for Adventure” by the legendary Alex Toth, and Don reviews “The Sculptor” by the near-legendary Scott McCloud.

The gang starts randomly bashing variant covers in mainstream comics and Al finishes everything out saying goodbye to Herschell Gordon Lewis.



Love And Rockets.

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170 | Super-Hero Movies, And Nothing But Super-Hero Movies

Dallas and Rook discuss their love of coffee while gushing over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically Captain America: Civil War.

They also review Batman vs. Superman and Ant-Man, and Rook highlights his interest in DC’s WB shows along with Marvel’s Netflix Shows.



Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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100 | NFL SuperPro, Captain Citrus, Kool-Aid Man And Superhero Dream Teams

After a five week wait… the core four has come out of hibernation for an action-packed double-sized episode 100! Join Al, Dallas, Rook and Don as they argue who would make the best Superhero and Supervillain Dream Teams!


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86 | Epic Comic Runs, 60’s Comics, New Mutants, Wordy 80’s Comics And Go-To Guys

Episode 86. The entire crew returns to discuss Game of Thrones, Lee and Kirby’s Fantastic Four Run, other epic comic runs like Walking Dead, Groo, and Uncanny X-Men,
Differences between Marvel and DC in the 60’s, Ghost Rider, Digital Reading, Comixology, Mike Ploog’s Horror Comics, The New Mutants original run, Herring and Robinson Book Binders, Wordy and dated 80’s comics, Jack Kirby’s Inkers, and Sal Buscema & Vince Colletta: Marvel’s Go-To Guys.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Coheed and Cambria


Game Of Thrones

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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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