The quote “how do you describe a color, that only you’ve seen?” is read, and Al runs off with it. Movies and stories on color, comics that were bought but not read, and odd random comparisons Don started making on past cartoonists.
Starting out hating an artist only to change your mind two months later is the first topic, then early projects we didn’t like from creators we did follows it up.
Love for golden age artists Matt Baker, Reed Crandall and Raymond Kinstler is shown, along with a whole lot of talk about Howard Chaykin. A whole lot. Then Chris Samnee, Walt Simonson and the first issue of Bob’s Burgers plus Al’s love for Win Mortimer converts Don over to his side. It gets dark. Really dark.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Masons
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
Welcome to the Halloween Episode! Join Dallas, Al and Don as they explore the classic horror comics of the past. The boys discuss the roots of 20th Century American horror comics, sensationalized in the EC line – most notable Tales from the Crypt. Dallas and Al go into detail on Warren Publishing and their “Creepy” and Eerie” line. The famous horror artists are discussed, such as Graham Ingels, Reed Crandall, Gray Morrow, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Frazetta, and more.
DCs pre-Vertigo horror line is brought up, including The House of Secrets and it’s hosts, Cain and Abel. Al reminisces about Vampirella, and Dallas gushes over From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. Other points of interest include Skywald Publications and Dead of Night featuring the Scarecrow.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: THIS IS HALLOWEEN!!!
Al starts the discussion off with what he calls “The Kirby Factor,” and seeing things through different eyes as you get older. Don brings up comic book publisher’s house styles and artist’s comfort zones, and continues to talk about a few books he read and brings the show well past the one hour mark.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Superdrag
Neal Adams Was A High Water Mark.
We start off talking about living with no rules, shipboard life, and nine minutes later finding comic books overseas. Once again black and white or color is discussed, as well as Kirby’s epic run on Fantastic Four 41-50. Vince Colletta, Walt Simonson’s Star Slammers and old war comics finish it out.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil
Artist’s Signature And The Time It Was Done,
From Teen Weekly Komiks.