205 | Captain Confederacy, Color Theory And High Contrast Comics

The conversation begins with dollar box finds, then goes into color theory, high contrast and happy Batman. The world needs more happy Batman.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Connelly And The Lesser Gods

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Captain Confederacy From Steel Dragon Press.

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198 | The Goon, Mignolaverse And Pulp Movies

While in Virginia, Don meets up with Scott Conner, who is one of our first listeners. As the conversation flowed, they decided to record a show, and here it is.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Colossus

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The Goon By Eric Powell.

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197 | Free Comic Book Day 2017

It is Free Comic Book Day so it is another road trip to Yancy Street Comics.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: hitomi

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Don Thought Free Comic Book Day Started In The Nineties.
But It Began In 2003.

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185 | The World Of Edena, Nod Away And The Undertaking Of Lily Chen

Moebius and The World of Edena is discussed in great detail. Nod AwayThe Undertaking Of Lily Chen, Prince Of Persia and Doom Force are covered as well,
but not as much.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Pierre Legault

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Moebius Library: The World of Edena.

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176 | On The Road And Dollar Boxes

Throwing caution to the wind Al and Don leave St. Petersburg and go to Tampa in search of comic books. They tell you what they got on the way back.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Sonic Graffiti

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Nerd Out Comics • Tampa, Florida.

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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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153 | Frazetta’s Snow Man, Injection, The Vision, Sex Criminal And The Final Incal

Al brings Frank Frazetta’s The Adventures Of The Snow Man to the table. Dallas talks about Injection and Don brings up The Vision (again). Sex Criminals, little hamburgers and the many versions of The Incal finish out the rest.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Shadow Moses Incident

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Frank Frazetta: Adventure Of The Snowman.

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151 | Batman v Superman, Valerian Movie, Ambient Music, Madame Xanadu, Chrononauts, Dinosaurs And Howard Chaykin

Al starts it off talking about a movie he has no interest in seeing, and Don talks about comic books from previous episodes. We also discussed this Howard Chaykin interview.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Brian Eno featuring Snatch “R.A.F”

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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146 | Harvey Horror, Madam Xanadu, Batman Vs. Grendel And Valerian

Filling in the blanks, comic images that scared us as kids and horror comics from Harvey start things off. Madame Xanadu, Batman Vs. Grendel, Valerian and the fact that AL HAS NEVER SEEN The Fifth Element finishes it.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Masons

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Fill In The Blanks From Understanding Comics By Scott McCloud.

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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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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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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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56 | Comic Book Editors

Amazing as it sounds, Dallas and Rook are absent, but somehow Al keeps Don from talking over the hour. The show starts off mentioning the Bill Wray episode of Sidebar: Four Color Conversations, then goes into comic book editors, which is a subject that they have thought very little about.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Deloris Telescope

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Giant Size Avengers 1 By Roy Thomas, Rich Buckler And
Dan Adkins But Don, Proving That He Needs An Editor, Said
That It Was Written By Gerry Conway.

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37 | Comic Book Letterers And The Art Of Typography With Other Tales

Once again, the whole gang is present, and thanks to Al we discuss letterers and the art of typography. What’s better.. digital fonts or traditional lettering?
We reminisce about some of the old school lettering masters such as John Workman, Moebius, and Tom Orzechowski. Don finds a way to slide in a Carl Barks comment,
and Dallas gushes about Dave Sim’s typographical masterpiece, Cerebus.
We then discuss “event fatigue” in the DC and Marvel universe, and Rook tastefully bags on DC’s New 52 concept. We talk about how boring the superhero “status quo” can be,
and how refreshing books like Spider-Man’s Brand New Day and Morrison’s New X-Men can be. There’s some creator-owned rights talk, and Don brings up symphonic music
to hammer home his point on artistic “innovators” and “cultivators”.
Oh, and Rook sticks up for Aquaman.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Brilliant Green

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Not Only Could No One Draw Or Design Like Alex Toth,
No One Could Letter LIke He Could As Well.
Yet, We Missed Talking About It On This Episode.

Comic Book LettererDesign • Computer Lettering

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25 | The Surrogates, Moebius, Clairemont And Cockrum X-Men, Thought Balloons, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen 1969, Unstable Molecules, The Walking Dead, Age Of Apocalypse Revisited

We’ve made it to episode 25! Who would have thought?

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: In The Dim (half of them anyway)

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14 | Steve Rude, Alan Davis, Alex Toth, Los Bros Hernandez, J. C. Mezieres, Walt Simonson, Sergio Aragones, Carl Barks, Jack Kirby, Moebius

Al and Dallas struggle to get a word in edgewise as Don goes on and on and on about his Top Ten Favorite Artists.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Don’s Brother, Larry Moore, of course.

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6 | Neal Adams, Al Williamson, Winsor McCay, Steve Rude, Will Eisner, Alex Toth, Moebius

Some people say that Don is the glue that holds this show together. If that’s the case, then this episode is a hot mess. It’s Dallas and Al this time around, and we continue our multi-episode discussion on our favorite artists. This time around we discuss the giants of the comic book industry. The laundry list includes: Neil Adams (duh!), Paul Smith, Al Williamson, John Buscema, Winsor McCay, Steve Rude, and Will Eisner.

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