Al and Don go far beyond the normal time limit and show just how free form they can get.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Mick Ronson
Starting out hating an artist only to change your mind two months later is the first topic, then early projects we didn’t like from creators we did follows it up.
Love for golden age artists Matt Baker, Reed Crandall and Raymond Kinstler is shown, along with a whole lot of talk about Howard Chaykin. A whole lot. Then Chris Samnee, Walt Simonson and the first issue of Bob’s Burgers plus Al’s love for Win Mortimer converts Don over to his side. It gets dark. Really dark.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Masons
Don, Al, Dallas and Rook sit down for a solid hour of comic talk.
Rook reviews his latest Lootcrate acquisition The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History By Jon Morris, which includes such classic characters as Fantomah, Fatman: The Human Flying Saucer., Captain Marvel (1966), Dracula (Dell Comics), US 1, ROM: SpaceKnight, PREZ: First Teen President, Adam X: The X-Treme, Dr. Hormone, Nature Boy, The Bouncer, Nightmare And Sleepy, and many more!!
Dallas and Rook gush over an incredible 18″ Millennium Falcon (that’s 18 feet, kids!) and a Working Speeder Bike Drone. Don reviews an oversized hardcover edition of “Alley Oop“, a comic strip by V.T. Hamlin. Dallas and Don discuss their opinions on Satellite Sam by Matt Fraction and the legendary Howard Chaykin. Rook digs into Marvel’s current Secret Wars event books, including Years of Future Past 2, The Infinity Guantlet, The Age of Apocalypse, X-Men ’92, and Doctor Fate!
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Lana Del Ray
Al starts off with a joke about Johnny Carson, and Don ties it in to Jack Kirby. Somehow it moves on to barbarian comics (again), charismatic people who front bands, comic book inkers (again), art reference and other ramblings.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Groovy Cool
Al starts off talking about some new comics and a few older coffee table books, while Don jumps in every chance he gets. The second half has Don talking about some comics he’s read, Al stays mostly silent, and you can hear crickets in the background. Enjoy!
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson & Ed Woltil
Here Is Some Information On Madam Satan.
Don, Al, Dallas and Des return and jump from topic to topic such as Star-Lord in comics and the movies, Agent Carter, animated cartoons, The Walking Dead, God Hates Astronauts, dollar box finds, the scattered publishing history of the MLJ superheroes, Conan and Red Sonja and books we haven’t found yet.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: hitomi
Al, Dallas and Don get together on this supersized episode to discuss comic artists who not only had fantastic drawing abilities, but were masters of graphic design as well.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Samaria
Seminal Works. Creepy Presents Alex Toth, Genius Isolated, Genius Illustrated, Genius Animated, Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 And Zorro.
Changes in current comics, imaginary stories, Arnold Drake, variant covers and long running series by the same creators start out the show. Portrayals of Tarzan in comics, along with other Burroughs tales, glamorous jungle women of the forties, My Heroine Addiction, Captain Marvel, along with Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four run to finish it out.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Pierre Legault
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
We start off talking about living with no rules, shipboard life, and nine minutes later finding comic books overseas. Once again black and white or color is discussed, as well as Kirby’s epic run on Fantastic Four 41-50. Vince Colletta, Walt Simonson’s Star Slammers and old war comics finish it out.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil
Artist’s Signature And The Time It Was Done,
From Teen Weekly Komiks.
Al and Don start out discussing forgotten titles that have seemingly gone into oblivion,
and later talk about a band that never made the shuffle to obscurity. Kind of strange that neither one cared for The Eagles, but they seem to know the material quite well anyway.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Flamin Groovies
Dallas and Rook are still M.I.A. as Al and Don take the helm once again to discuss Superman’s trunks, Howard Chaykin’s evolving style and Bernie Wrightson drawing Frankenstein again. Works by Jeff Jones and Vaughn Bode were talked about as well as the Dark Shadows newspaper strip and the 47 Ronin series.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Deloris Telescope