217 | Flat Squirrel, Superman, Reading And Rereading

Anthony Desiato from Flat Squirrel Productions joins us, and besides discussing his many past and future projects, the different eras and storylines of Superman are covered as well. Then we go into books that are currently being read or reread.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Jakub Zytecki

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Superman.

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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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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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131 | Twilight Man, Jeff Smith, Archie, Roy Thomas, Sex Criminals And Walking Dead

Our host Dallas is joined by Rook, Don and Al to discuss anything and everything related to comics. Rook pulls out a gem from his childhood called Twilight Man, Don mentions TUKI which begins a nostalgic discussion about Jeff Smith and BoneAl talks Archie (Archie Vs. Predator, All New Archie) and the wonderful artist of Afterlife With Archie, Francesco Francavilla.

Dallas reminisces about his favorite Alex Ross print of the Uncanny X-Men, and Roy Thomas is name-dropped. Dallas reviews the wonderful Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. And, of course, there is talk of The Walking Dead and the new AMC show, Fear The Walking Dead.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Joy Formidable

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Twilight Man By Steven Grant, Tristan Schane,
Eric Vincent And Bruce Timm.

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117 | Star-Lord, Agent Carter, MLJ Superheroes And Conan, Red Sonja

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

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Star-Lord By Chris Claremont, John Byrne,
Terry Austin And Tom Orzechowski.

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106 | Comic Book Movies (again), Villains Becoming Heroes And R. Crumb

Desmond rejoins Dallas and Don! The boys talk the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie, and Don’s experience with the first X-Men movie, comic book villains becoming heroes, The Fantastic Four through the years, Adventures Of Superman by Jerry Ordway and Steve Rude, violence and dark themes in superhero movies, The Comics Journal #301 (the R. Crumb interview), Daredevil by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Sonic Graffiti

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X-Men Days Of Future Past.

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96 | Long Running Series, Burroughs, Tarzan Comics And Glamorous Jungle Ladies

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

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Eternity By Walt Simonson And Dave Gibbons.

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77 | Binding Comics, Flash Gordon Atlas Comics And More

The gang talk about comic book binding, Mark Waid and Mike Weiringo’s Fantastic Four, Archie and Atlas comics, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples,
a great documentary called Jack Kirby: Storyteller, lootcrate.com (check it out – trust us), The Walking Dead, Jupiter Legacy by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely,
and the lasting effects of Alan Moore and Frank Miller.

We also discuss subscribing to monthly books and stack reading etiquette, late monthly books vs. trades, and hidden gems at the flea market.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT:  XTCJimmy Eat World

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Flash Gordon Was Published By Dell As A Reprint Title.

While Binding Comic Books Were Discussed, Al Mentioned
The Many Publishing Attempts For Flash Gordon.

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72 | Will Comic Book Movies Wear Thin? Are There Any Genius Artists Pushing The Medium?

“Will comic book movies wear thin? Do we have any genius artists working in the field today?” Al asks both of these questions, and the entire episode is spent discussing it.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: PARADA

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Dallas Can’t Stop Watching Man Of Steel.

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58 | Count Dante And Other Comic Book Ads

Comic book ads were something we saw, but rarely ordered from. Never the less, they were discussed, along with a really nice site that has many examples from days gone by.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Geneva Wollett

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A Short Documentary About Count Dante.
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45 | The Man By Vaughn Bode

Don, Rook, Dallas and Dr. Al ring in the new year with some exciting comic talk! We touch on the subtle grandeur of Vaughn Bode’s classic, THE MAN, and discuss in detail Guy Delisle’s graphic novel, PYONGYANG: A JOURNEY IN NORTH KOREA.

Rook discusses MARVEL NOW, the new line of reader-friendly Marvel Comics. He highlights THOR and THE INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK, and then proceeds to bag on John Romita Jr.’s artwork on the new CAPTAIN AMERICA book.

After confusing ourselves trying to figure out who’s alive and who’s dead in the current X-Men books, Don discusses Alan Davis and Mark Farmer’s pencils on the X-Men through the years. Rook brings up the new HE-MAN comic by DC and we end the night by asking the question: when should we let our children loose to read more “mature” content in the comics world?

And here is some information about Tallahassee’s Secret Headquarters’ Unicorn Party.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: THE SCURVY

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We’ve Been Told That The Human Race Wouldn’t Get Past
Last Year, But Hello To 2013 Anyway! What Do We Do Now?

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17 | Yancy Street Convention

Join Dallas, Don, Rook, and Al as we talk comics
and the YANCY STREET COMIC CONVENTION!
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson
EC Cover By Jack Davis.