279 | Magazine Sized Comics

Reprints Of 70’s horror magazine sized comics and books we missed when they originally came out are discussed, as well a growing appreciation for Golden and Silver Age work.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil

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Vampirella Reprints.

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277 | Creating Comics & Title Design

Much to Al’s chagrin, Borderguard starts this conversation off, which leads into the fantastic independent comic books of the early eighties and the changing of the industry. And since no one on social media seemed to like the title design for that comic, we talk about that as well.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Paulus Magnus

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Borderguard By Peter John Palmer, C.J. HendersonAl Val And Scott Hanna.

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265 | Identifying Artists

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Jeff Buckley & Elizabeth Fraser

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Bob Bolling.

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211 | Two Brothers, Wild Things And Mighty Crusaders

Two Brothers starts this episode off, which leads into The Umbrella AcademyThe Airtight Garage and Where The Wild Things Are. The second half covers the 1966 version of the MLJ superheroes The Mighty Crusaders and other lighthearted comic books. We enjoyed recording the second half so much that we did it twice.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: DisperseJakub Zytecki

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Two Brothers By Gabriel Bá And Fabio Moon.
Here Is Their Word Balloon Interview.

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156 | Free Comic Book Day, The Autumnlands, Archie Digest, Color Or Black And White

Free Comic Book Day, The Autumnlands, Archie Comics Digest, the missing element of fun and color or no color are the topics of this on the road show. Enjoy!

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Free Comic Book Day.

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148 | Discovering Comic Books In The Sixties

There were a lot of technical difficulties on this one, so please excuse the poor sound quality. Al is joined with Pat and discuss the comic books they were exposed to in the early sixties and what brought them into the fold.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Palehound

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Dennis The Menace In Mexico.
By Al Wiseman And Fred Toole.

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99 | Anthony Desiato, Unknown Archie Creators, Walt Simonson, Alan Davis And Marie Severin

Documentary filmmaker Anthony Desiato starts the show off discussing his films My Comic Shop, Buy Spoon: The Jay Meisel Story and Wacky Man: The Rise of a Puppeteer. We then go into a discussion of unknown Archie creators, Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok, Groo Vs. ConanChic Stone, Terry Austin, Marshall Rogers and the amazing unsung hero Marie Severin.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Graham Gouldman

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Flat Squirrel Productions.

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59 | Carl Barks, Harry Lucey, Brandon Graham, Francesco Francavilla And Stan Sakai

Al questions why Carl Barks is held in such high regard, so Don spends most of the show talking about him. After that Harry Lucey, Brandon Graham, Francesco Francavilla and Stan Sakai are discussed. Al also brings up the movie Comic Book Villains, and even though he forgot to mention it, ends the show with a song by Family.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson

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Walt Disney’s Comics And Stories By Carl Barks.

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58 | Count Dante And Other Comic Book Ads

Comic book ads were something we saw, but rarely ordered from. Never the less, they were discussed, along with a really nice site that has many examples from days gone by.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Geneva Wollett

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A Short Documentary About Count Dante.
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5 | Archie Comics

We’re back!! It’s the Al and Don show as they take over the reins and discuss all things Archie, and also touch on the origin of their comic collecting, what the cool kids were reading, comic speculators, and The Incredible Hulk #181!!!! Enjoy and leave us a message on the blog!!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: PRIMITIVE ASTRONAUTS.

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Archie first appeared in 1941, starting a lot of teen comics,
several Saturday morning animated series, and some hit songs.

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