288 | Dune, Frankenstein, Paper Girls And Tolkien

DUNE The Graphic Novel starts a long discussion on the work of Frank Herbert and several different media translation we have seen. Zero issues, how science fiction began with Frankenstein, the comic book series Paper Girls, and the artwork of J. R. R. Tolkien are talked about along with several other topics. Enjoy!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Sokoninah

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DUNE The Graphic Novel By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson,
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287 | Garcia Lopez, Toy Tie-Ins And More

Everything starts it off talking about García-López and his many works, then we go into the mini comic books that were packaged with toys during the eighties. Novelty songs, random comics and using rock songs instead of jingles finish the episode out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Heavy Strings

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285 | To Buy Or Just Read?

Going to the drive-in movies during a pandemic and online Halloween parties take up the first quarter of the episode, but then goes into comic book series Invincible, 100 Bullets and dollar box finds. Comics about Bruce Lee and when Manga entered the mainstream American market finish out the fist half. After that it is the first 35 issues of the New 52 run of Wonder Woman, OMAC and a book Rook bought but has not read.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: French Maide

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283 | Phantom Stranger And Convenient Labels

Showcase Presents: Phantom Stranger starts the discussion off, then go off onto page layouts, foreign language comics and convenient labels.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Winter Atlas

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Showcase Presents: Phantom Stranger.

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281 | Hedra, Storytelling & Movies

We start off with Hedra By Jesse Lonergan and go into a discussion of what is storytelling? Comic toy tie-ins are talked about after that, along with staying home, muck monsters and several movies that not everyone liked, but some did.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dungeon Boss

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276 | Rusty Brown And Wordy Writers

Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown begins the conversation, then Al questions why there are no statues of comic creators? Two series Don found in the dollar box that he can’t stop talking about, writers that use too many words, correspondence and Ramona Fradon. Members of the core four slowly drop off as the episode goes on. Enjoy!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Fanny

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Rusty Brown By Chris Ware.

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271 | Comics Old And Recolored

Even though no one read any comics this week, we talked about them anyway.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Flash

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269 | The Dork Factor

Comic books that seemed odd, quirky or outright silly to an older audience that we loved as kids begins this episode, then moves into the influence one artist has to another. Everything finishes with drive-in movies.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: All Mankind

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Devil Dinosaur By Jack Kirby.

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267 | Jack Kirby, Inkers And More!

We start off with the dollar box find Captain Victory, which leads into page rates, inkers and barbarian comics of the seventies. It was brought up that we do not talk about Joe Kubert enough, so we did, as well as American comics reprinted overseas. Stay safe.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Beckies

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Captain Victory And The Galactic Rangers 10.

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261 | Movies, Cartoons And Comics

Movies with steampunk or science fiction ties that have connections to innovative animators start this one off,which leads into influences artists have from one another and candy we liked (or didn’t like) as kids. Random comics finish this one out, including Al’s newfound interest in the Legion. Enjoy!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dan Souder

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The Wild Wild West.

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255 | 70’s Kirby, Brandon Graham And Kikaida

Black Panther, The Eternals and 2001: A Space Odyssey were titles Jack Kirby created when he returned to Marvel. We talk about those as well as Brandon Graham’s Multiple Warheads 2 and Ishinomori Shotaro’s Kikaida.

Musical Spotlight: Anna O

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Black Panther By Jack Kirby.

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253 | Joker, Batman And Argo

A rant about the upcoming movie Joker begins this episode, followed by how we prefer Batman to be dark and gritty. This leads into Argo, and an argument about The Beatles sees us to the end. Not for the faint of heart.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: French Maide

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Joker.

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250 | Kirby’s Massive Influence

Jack Kirby, The King Of Comics’ 102nd birthday starts this conversation off. He invented his own language of drawing that most practitioners follow to this day. Surrealism, graphic and pop art are discussed with mixed results, and we finish with comic books becoming TV shows and a random comic found on the shelf. Enjoy!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Captain Beefheart

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235 | Stan Lee – ‘Nuff Said!

It starts up with talk about old commercials on YouTube, the sixtes band Shocking Blue, TV products and the expert hands that sold them. The rest of the episode is all about Stan Lee, and nothing but Stan Lee.

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Stan Lee Tribute By JM DeMatteis, And Another By Gerry Conway.

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221 | Don Glut, John Stanley, Jack Kirby And Neal Adams

Al is back and joined by Don and they made no time for a music break.
There was a lot of comic talk though.

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The Occult Files of Dr Spektor By Donald Glut And Jesse Santos.

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220 | Free Comic Book Day And Instagram

It’s Free Comic Book Day and we finally get together to do another episode. A couple of free comics and some new books we were not aware of were discussed, then go into the major comic companies swiping each other. And Jack Kirby. We talk about him as well.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Greymarket

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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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207 | Disney, Adaptations, Swipes And Sandman

This episode is so packed we didn’t stop for a music break. But we did talk about Pee Wee Herman, playing Dungeons And Dragons with Lego, Disney comics, comic book adaptations and outright swipes of other artist’s work. It ends with talk of The Sandman by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon.

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Pee-Wee Herman.

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204 | The Archies, Bug, Kirby Omnibus And Oneshi Press

A quick discussion of The Archies One Shot starts everything off and moves into Bug! The Adventures Of Forager and the many characters of Jack Kirby. G.I. Combat, comic book ads, differing art styles, The Jack Kirby Omnibus Volume One and Oneshi Press finish everything out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Yellow Magic Orchestra

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The Archies One Shot With A Cover By Jaime Hernandez.

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196 | Giant Monsters, 3-D Comics And Pullapalooza

More comments about the state of mainstream comic books starts the conversation off, which goes into the giant monster comics from Atlas, 3-D comics and ends with Pullapalooza.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Matthew SweetHi-Standard

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Sergio Aragonés Destroys DC By Mark Evanier And Sergio Aragonés,

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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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Mick Ronson

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Crossfire And Rainbow By Mark Evanier And Dan Spiegle.

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184 | Nexus, Dollar Boxes And Archie Collection

Mike Baron and Steve Rude’s current Nexus work starts this episode off, which quickly turns off to stock poses, The Lost Continent and Shade The Changing Girl 4. A lengthy dollar box segment is followed by Archie: A Celebration of America’s Favorite Teenagers. Pullapalooza finishes it out once again.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dana Gillespiehitomi

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Nexus: Into The Past And Other Stories By Mike Baron And Steve Rude.

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181 | Len Wein, Comics Timeline And Steve Ditko

The core four return to discuss Len Wein, the Golden, Silver, Bronze and the never ending Modern Age of comics. Pullapalooza and Strange And Stranger: The World Of Steve Ditko finishes it off.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Groovy Cool

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Episode 181, Hulk 181. Dallas Saw The Number Connection.

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175 | Rereading Comics, Binge Reading, Valerian And Pullapalooza

Rereading comics that sit in the box or on the shelf for long periods of time, binge reading, single issue stories, Valerian and Moebius being available in English start this one off. Pullapalooza finishes it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Thin Lizzy

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Akira By Katsuhiro Otomo.

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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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Arkasia

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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159 | Following Creators Or Characters, Mad Paperbacks, And Pullapalooza

Even though Al starts off with a certain question, the conversation turns to following creators or following the characters, Mad paperbacks, Jeffrey Catherine Jones documentary and pullapalooza finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Replacements

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Although Al Hasn’t Read The Current State Of Captain America,
He Talks About What He Has Heard.

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157 | Darwyn Cooke, Mooncop, Scarlet Witch, Giant Size Comics And Jack Kirby

The episode opens saying farewell to Darwyn Cooke and give an appreciation to the fantastic work he left behind. Tom Gauld’s Mooncop, Scarlet Witch, Giant Size comics, Jack Kirby’s later work and Squirrel Girl finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Adrian BelewThe Cadets

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Goodbye Darwyn Cooke. Thanks For All The Work.

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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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155 | Black Widow, Early Work, Missed Opportunities, Flash Gordon And Starman

Fast reading comics starts it off, along with early work we may not have liked as kids. Artists we missed out on meeting, Flash Gordon, remaking movies and James Robinson’s Starman finishes it out..

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Blue Ash

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Black Widow By Chris Samnee And Mark Waid.

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149 | Required Reading, Deadpool Movie And Captain America 2.

Chris begins employment at Yancy Street Comics, and Rook asks the crew to assign required reading. Then Dallas and Rook talk about the Deadpool movie as well as Captain America 2: Civil War.

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Now That He Is Working There, What Comics Should Chris Read?

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