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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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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163 | Vampirella, Filipino Artists, Barbarians, Golden Age Jungle Women, Señorita Rio And Tarzan

We start off with Vampirella, move into the Filipino artists who did American comics in the seventies and end up talking about barbarian titles from the same era. Heroines of the golden age and Tarzan finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson

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Vampirella 2 Cover By Bill Hughes.

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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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97 | Influences, Sketchy LIne Style, Older Pulp Look, Creation And/Or Contribution

We start off with a discussion of influences, mention the difference between creation and contribution, and artists who work with a sketchy line style. Old Daredevil comics, the New Wonder Woman of the early seventies, Dial H For Hero and finish off with the Fantastic Four as always.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ruby Sting

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Conan By Gary Gianni.

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94 | Barbarian Lord And Other Sword And Sorcery Comics.

Barbarian Lord by Matt Smith, Barbarian comics of the seventies, Alex Toth and a couple other titles.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Bouncing Souls

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Barbarian Lord By Matt Smith.

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33 | Popeye, Optic Nerve, Romance Comics, X-Men, Beanworld And Asterios Polyp

Don, Al and Dallas are joined once again by Don’s daughter, Holly, as we finally return to traditional comic book talk. We have some technical difficulties (Don’s a little hard to hear, so turn up the volume LOUD!!)

Don reviews the new Popeye #1 by IDW and reminisces about the character, and he discovers an indie book from the 90’s called Optic Nerve. We go on to discuss the merits of Free Comic Book Day, and ask the question: is it bringing in a younger audience to local comic shops?

Al talks romance comics from the 60’s, particurly Young Love featuring art by the master, John Romita Sr.

Dallas gushes about the masterpieces that is Chris Claremont’s run on Uncanny X-Men and reviews Rick Remender’s first handful of Uncanny X-Force issues.
Larry Marder’s Tales of the Beanworld gets an analysis, and Al finally reads Asterios Polyp!!!!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: hitomi

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IDW’s Popeye

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