195 | Keeping Trademarks Going, Batman, The Visitor And Dollar Box Finds

Since the first half was trashed last time, we start off talking about the Marvel executive who says diversity may have alienated readers, which turns into the price of comics and creating new characters. Rock and roll lawsuits, Batman’s Strangest Cases, Paul Grist and books from the dollar box fills out the remainder.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Verve

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Blue Beetle And The Question By Steve Ditko.

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133 | Joe Kubert And Other Tarzan Artists, Jay Scott Pike And Comic Books From The Early Seventies

Al dedicates the episode to Vic Diaz, then joins Don in an episode long Pullapallooza. Joe Kubert’s Tarzan is discussed, along with his drawing and layout style. Al schools Don on Jay Scott Pike, and starts a discussion about Gray Morrow.

The Man-Thing, King Size Marvel books by Jim Starlin and Action Comics 413 carry on the middle part of the episode, then finish out with Tom Sutton, Dick Giordano, Burne Hogarth, Russ Manning and Barry Smith.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: hitomiElliott Smith

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Tarzan 223 By Joe Kubert.

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91 | Creator Owned Comics, Black And White Explosion, Alex Toth, Jaimie Hernandez & Finding Comics Off The Rack

Walking Dead is mentioned which quickly turns to creator owned comics and the black and white explosion of the eighties. A comparison of Alex Toth and Jaime Hernandez occurs, as well as a short discussion of nineties comics, titles about villains, newspaper strips and finding comics off the rack.

And of course, more Fantastic Four talk. Whoo hoo!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Wilco

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The Walking Dead All Out War Storyline.
By Robert Kirkman And Charlie Adlard.

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4 | Bruno Premiani, Bob Brown, Dick Dillon, Don Heck, Frank Robbins, Irv Novick, Jerry Grandenetti, Tony Tallarico, Mike Sekowsky, Romana Fraden

Aaaand…. welcome back!!!! We actually made it to Episode 4! Rook is MIA today, apparently he thought taking his family to Disney was more important than talking comics. Al finally rejoins the fold, as he and Don beat up Dallas and take over the show for a lengthy talk on Doom Patrol, the Savage Sword of Conan, DC 100 Page Spectaculars and more! They discuss their favorite artists and creators, including Bob Brown, Dick Dillon, the amazing Don Heck, Frank Robbins, Irv Novick, Jerry Grandenetti, Tony Tallarico, Mike Sekowsky, Ramona Fradon and Bruno Premiani! Leave a comment below, and tell us how much you freakin love us!!!

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Bruno Premiani one of Al’s favorites.

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