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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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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123 | Reprinted Stories, Squa Tront, Jack Kamen, Starstruck And Metamorphosis Odyssey

Al and Don go through DC 100 Page Super SpectacularsSuper DC Giants, Jack Kamen, Judo Master, The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine, Starstruck and Jim Starlin’s Metamorphosis Odyssey. Too bad the episode ends before they get to Don’s comics.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson & Ed Woltil

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DC 100 Page Super Spectacular World’s Greatest Super-Heroes.

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116 | Cartoons In Playboy And Leonard Nimoy

Join Don, Al, Dallas and Des as they review 50 Years of Cartoons in Playboy Magazine, and talk about Leonard Nimoy’s life and Legacy.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Real Eyes

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Playboy: 50 Years: The Cartoons.

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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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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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46 | Local Horror Hosts Of The Past

A very exhausted Al and Don start the show off discussing local horror hosts of yesteryear, and learned that a few are still around and working. Then it went around to finding comics you didn’t get in the past, and buying comics you already have.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Jean Wallace

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At The End Of The Fifties, Local Television Stations Employed A Host For The Horror Movies They Showed. Al Watched M.T. Graves And Don Watched Count Gregore.

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26 | Influences From One Artist To Another

Al and Don discuss influences from one artist to another starting with Frank Frazetta and Wally Wood, then quickly trail off as they always do.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Groovy Cool

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American Fantasy And Science Fiction Artist Frank Frazetta.