190 | Smithsonian Comics And Gum Cards

We start off with a correction from Episode 186 on Doom Patrol and Ted Mckeever. A Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Comics is covered, Rook’s box of bubble gum cards, television show hosts, cable network shows, Sunstone 1 and Hot Gimmick 12.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil

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Doom Patrol 79 Cover By Kyle Baker (Who Don Gets Confused
With Ted Mckeever, But He Does Not Know Why).

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186 | Doom Patrol, Low And Alex And Ada

Dallas gives his take on the current Doom Patrol, which leads into a discussion of the different incarnations of the comic and Ted McKeever who had worked on it, but we didn’t know. The Vision, Ramona Fradon and the many awesome projects of Mark Chiarello.

Low: The Delirium Of Hope and the tight line of fantastic graphics and not being confusing is gone over, along with the third trade of Alex + Ada and text features In old comic books.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Strung Out

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Doom Patrol 2 From DC Young Animal. Cover By Michael Allred.

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185 | The World Of Edena, Nod Away And The Undertaking Of Lily Chen

Moebius and The World of Edena is discussed in great detail. Nod AwayThe Undertaking Of Lily Chen, Prince Of Persia and Doom Force are covered as well,
but not as much.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Pierre Legault

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Moebius Library: The World of Edena.

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174 | Halloween, Bernie Wrightson And Doom Patrol

Join Don, Al and Dallas as they reminisce about Halloweens past!  The gang fumbles over their knowledge of the origins of Halloween, and Al relishes over Creepy Presents: Bernie Wrightson and explains the Egyptian tradition of a beetle on a string.

Then Don discusses DC’s new YOUNG ANIMAL imprint, including Doom Patrol and Shade the Changing Girl. After that, we plug Slow Robot a Go-Go and DaddyMindTricks.com

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett

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Donald Duck: Trick Or Treat By Carl Barks.

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Explicit 162 | DC Rebirth And Comic Book TV Shows

Rook and Dallas return and discuss DC’s new REBIRTH storyline before touching on some unique properties, including Scooby Doo Apocalypse and Wacky Raceland.
Then it’s time to talk video games! Specifically, E3 2016 and all the new games coming out! We wrap it up with movie and television talk, touching on Supergirl, Gotham, Daredevil, and X-Men: Apocalypse.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Killswitch Engage

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DC Rebirth.

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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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111 | Golden Age Seen By Later Generations, Creator Credits. A Few New Comics And Bill Everett.

We start off discussing the golden age we never saw, but thanks to The Digital Comics Museum it’s possible now. Creator credits issued in comic books, Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers. Thunderworld AdventuresIndestructible HulkXenozoic TalesThe Fade OutG.I. ZombieAfterlife With Archie Magazine 3, Eerie 6, She Hulk and Amazing Mysteries: The Bill Everett Archives.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Superdrag

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We Used To Ask, What’s EC?
Destination Nightmare Is A Good Place To Visit If You Want To See Golden Age Work.

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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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102 | Locke & Key, DC On TV, Voice Actors, Grant Morrison, Little Nemo And Captain Nemo

The fantastic foursome return! Talking points include: Locke & Key, The Flash (TV), Gotham (TV), Agents of Shield (TV). Cartoon talk! Adventure Time, Ed Edd & Eddy, Looney Tunes and the documentary “I Know That Voice.” We discuss matching voices to animated lips and Don’s love for The Incredibles.
Dallas gushes over Supergods by Grant Morrison, and Don compares superhero comics to MC Hammer. We review Little Nemo by Eric Shanower & Gabriel Rodriguez, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Rose of Berlin by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Samaria

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Locke & Key By Joe Hill And Gabriel Rodrigues.

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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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87 | Free Comic Book Day, Silver Surfer, Daredevil, Plastic Model Kits

We start off talking about Free Comic Book Day, discuss the Silver Surfer and Daredevil comics, then trail off onto plastic model kits.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Sonic Graffiti

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Free Comic Book Day First Saturday In May.

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3 | Favorite Writers

Welcome back! This time around we continue our talk about favorite comic book writers. Rook waxes poetic about Jim Krueger, Don weaves a tale about the great Carl Barks and then of course goes off on a tangent about Alan Moore, and Dallas explains the Canadian writing genius of Dave Sim and his epic masterpiece, Cerebus. Oh, and the guys bag on Dallas for his unhealthy love of Chris Claremont. Enjoy and please, leave us a message on the blog!!!
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: REAL EYES.
One of Jim Krueger’s projects Rook spoke of.