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, Jack Kirby And Squirrel Girl

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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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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140 | Digital Media, Bound Printed Matter, Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories And Unseen Things That Didn’t Matter, But Seemed Fantastic Anyway

This episode starts off discussing the return of the Columbia House Record Club, Digital comics via Comixology, e-books being pulled from Amazon, iTunes legacy issues, DRM and bound printed matter such as Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories, Mark Evanier and Steve Rude’s Fourth World visits, Grandi Atoiri Marvel: Jack Kirby,
The League of Regrettable Superheroes and Power Mower Man.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Sky 441

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Superman’s Fortress Of Solitude.

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139 | Kamandi, Devil Dinosaur, Progression Of Artists, Alex Toth, Starman, The Mercenary Sea And The Twilight Children

It starts off with a discussion on the first issue of Kamandi, then moves on to Devil Dinosaur and other works and the men who inked Jack Kirby. Progression of artists, Alex Toth, StarmanThe Mercenary Sea and The Twilight Children finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Prix

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Kamandi The Last Boy On Earth! By Jack Kirby And Mike Royer.
Here Is Some Information On It’s Forerunner, Kamandi Of The Caves.

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138 | Beware The Claws Of The Cat, Tigra The Were-Woman And Hellcat

Since Don Liked talking about Man-Wolf last episode, Al was forced to talk about the confusing history of the Bronze Age C list characters Tigra The Were-Woman, Beware The Claws Of The Cat, And Hellcat.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Five Man Electrical Band

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Tigra The Were-Woman Was Introduced In Giant-Size Creatures 1.
Cover By Ron Wilson And Frank Giacoia.

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137 | Man-Wolf, Mantis, Open Source Storylines And Movie Trailers

Al, Dallas and Don start off with Man-Wolf and his varied storylines, Jack Kirby drawing barbarians and his open sourced storylines, Steve Englehart’s oddball Avengers work and building on the stories after the original creators have gone. Somehow they finish with James Bond and movie trailers.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Magazine 60

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Creatures On The Loose 30 Featuring Man-Wolf
Cover By Gil Kane And John Romita.

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129 | Jack Kirby, Nick Fury, Watching The Watchmen And Pullapalooza

Had he lived, Jack Kirby would have been 98. Al starts it off with a discussion that without The King’s influence, would comic books have taken a more boring direction? Don brings Dave Gibbons’ Watching The Watchmen book, and they finish with a quick Pullapalooza.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Circus Devils

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Jack Kirby Would Have Been 98 Last Week, And Not
Only Being The Architect Of Marvel Comics, He Single-
Handedly Showed Everyone How It Should Be Done.

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127 | Warren Ellis, Silver Surfer, Pedestrian Artists And Heavy Rendering

The gang is back! Don, Al and Dallas are joined at the roundtable by our good friend and fellow comics enthusiast, JIM JOHNSON!
We talk shop as usual in the confines of Al’s underground fortress, and between passionate debates about Don Heck and Sal Buscema’s artwork, we discuss the merits and downright quirkiness of Public Access television (a lost art), Dallas waxes poetic about his newfound love for Warren Ellis. Jim and Don get in a fistfight over the Silver Surfer’s various incarnations, Al professes his love of “pedestrian” artists, and Jim gushes over the likes of Ernie Chan, Tim Truman, and his preference of heavily rendered artists.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: It’s The Dungeon Boss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Trees By Warren Ellis And Jason Howard.

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126 | Captain Britain, Ant-Man, Black Super-Heroes Of The Seventies And Pulapalooza

Al is joined by Don with nothing to say, so it starts off with a book that was just picked up. That leads into the Ant-Man movie, then goes into the many guises of Hank Pym, and some of the black super-heroes of the seventies. Then they go into Pulapalooza again.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Icewater

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Captain Britain And The Mighty Defenders.
Al Ewing, Alan Davis And Mark Farmer.

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125 | Jack Kirby 3D Glasses, Raising The Bar, Sword And Sorcery, Cover Layout And Inkers

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

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Battle For A Three Dimensional World By Jack Kirby And Ray Zone.

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121 | Free Comic Book Day And The Comic Book History Of Comics

Dallas is back, but no Al and no Rook. Free Comic Book Day at Yancy Street Comics are discussed, along with digital comics and The Comic Book History Of Comics, all wrapped up in poor sound quality.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Adrien Belew And The Prophet Omega

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Comics Festival 2015.

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119 | Madam Satan, Neal Adams, Weird Love 6, Bernie Wrightson, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Jeff Jones, Frazetta, Jack Kirby, Howard Chaykin, P. Craig Russell And The Rocketeer

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

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Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina 2 By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa And Robert Hack.
Varient Cover By Francesco Francavilla.

Here Is Some Information On Madam Satan.

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115 | Favorite Pages

Join Don, Al, Dallas, Rook, Hashbrowns and Des as they discuss their favorite comic book pages..

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Terez Montcalm

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Al | Cover To The Adventures Of Bob Hope By Bob Oksner.
Written By Arnold Drake, Who Is One Of Al’s Favorite Writers.

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113 | Image Comics, Digital, The Eternals, Unfinished Series And Dollar Bins

Join the core four of Rook, Don, Dallas and Al, who are joined by Hashbrowns and Des to talk mucho comics! Including: creator-owned rights, comics distribution, King Of The Nerds., The Eternals By Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr., Jupiter’s Legacy, Rat Queens, Thor, and Cuban cigars.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Primitive Astronauts

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Humble Bundle Weekly.

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112 | Fantastic Four By Jack Kirby, Red Circle Horror, Frank Doyle And Forgotten Cartoons From The Sixties

Don finally finishes Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s epic Fantastic Four run. Al talks about Archie Comics and the endless supply of six page stories from Frank Doyle, forgotten animated cartoons of the sixties, Red Circle horror, and more.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Shoes

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Fantastic Four By Jack Kirby, Stan Lee And Joe Sinnott.

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109 | Graphic Design Masters In Comics

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

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Alex Toth.
Seminal Works. Creepy Presents Alex Toth, Genius Isolated, Genius Illustrated, Genius Animated, Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 And Zorro.

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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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101 | Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Alex Toth, Gene Colan, Frank Robbins, George Perez, Dave Cockrum, Steve Rude

Special guest Joust joins Al and Don to discuss The Marvel Super Heroes Animated  Cartoon From 1966, The current Hawkeye comic, Joe Simon, Harvey Comics Thriller Line, Alex Toth, Gene Colan, Frank Robbins, George Perez, Dave Cockrum and Steve Rude.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Jules and the Polar Bears

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The Marvel Super Heroes Animated Cartoon From 1966.

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99 | Anthony Desiato, Unknown Archie Creators, Walt Simonson, Groo Vs. Conan, 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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