278 | Zombies, Trunks And Graphics

Rook starts it off with Dark Nights Death Metal 1 which leads into zombies in comics and shows us his unread copy of Negan Lives 1. The revised Free Comic Book Day, comic heroes wearing trunks over their costumes, collection mentality, fine art/commercial art and Mark Schultz finishes this one up.

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276 | Rusty Brown And Wordy Writers

Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown begins the conversation, then Al questions why there are no statues of comic creators? Two series Don found in the dollar box that he can’t stop talking about, writers that use too many words, correspondence and Ramona Fradon. Members of the core four slowly drop off as the episode goes on. Enjoy!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Fanny

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275 | Oneshi Press Origins Campaign

Oneshi Press join us to discuss two collections of indie comics they are funding that tell origin stories from zombies to indigenous superheroes to queer cowboys and beyond!

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272 | Ch05En Kris, Dick Briefer And Owen Fitzgerald

Ch05En Kris By William Dickstein And Rae Larson is reviewed, Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein, Owen Fitzgerald’s work on the Dennis The Menace comic book and other random talk goes on.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: GreyMarket

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271 | Comics Old And Recolored

Even though no one read any comics this week, we talked about them anyway.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Flash

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266 | French Comics, Mort Drucker

Another final Valerian volume came out, which of course leads to a discussion of Snowpiercer and the movies created from these comics. The recent My Comic Shop Country, cartoonists we lost and work we read in the past are covered at the end.

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264 | Comic Shops And Digital

While the planet is in isolation mode, we connected via Skype to discuss comic books. Although most of the conversation steered towards the state of the comic shops, distribution and comics in digital form.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Evie Richner

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260 | Ghost Rider, 2099, 3 Jokers And The Multiverse

Ghost Rider and the return of the 2099 series starts it off, and we question who in the Marvel universe has not been made a herald for Galactus and what Doctor Doom must smell like?

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Martin CarolRoy Loney

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259 | Legion, November And Thor

Legion Of Super-Heroes and the many changes the comic has gone through takes up most of the show. November Vol. 1 comes up, then the many changes Thor has gone through takes up some more. We also question why Glactus keeps trying to devour the earth when it is obvious he can’t.

Then Marvel’s The End titles are coming back, and DC Black Label titles are talked about.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Deloris Telescope

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257 | Ragnarök, Grip And Descender

Last show of 2019 discusses Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim, Grip: The Strange World Of Men, comic book shows on TV and new Ghost Rider books. The first trade of Descender is talked about as well as Fantastic Four Grand Design. Thanks for listening, and enjoy your holiday season!

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253 | Joker, Batman And Argo

A rant about the upcoming movie Joker begins this episode, followed by how we prefer Batman to be dark and gritty. This leads into Argo, and an argument about The Beatles sees us to the end. Not for the faint of heart.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: French Maide

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251 | X-Men, Ghost Rider And Adam Warlock

The X-Men are back on Rook’s reading list, and he does his best to catch us up with them. The publication history of Ghost Rider comes up, and no one seemed to know what it was. The Infinity Entity and the cosmic work of Jim Starlin brings up the end.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Greymarket

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250 | Kirby’s Massive Influence

Jack Kirby, The King Of Comics’ 102nd birthday starts this conversation off. He invented his own language of drawing that most practitioners follow to this day. Surrealism, graphic and pop art are discussed with mixed results, and we finish with comic books becoming TV shows and a random comic found on the shelf. Enjoy!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Captain Beefheart

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247 | Lovecraft, The Crow And The Incal

The works of H. P. Lovecraft and his long reaching influence is discussed, along with The Crow and yet another copy of The Incal that Don bought. Avengers Endgame and Dark Phoenix finish everything out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Peter Case

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246 | Walking Dead, The Spectre And Old Magazines

The Walking Dead ends, so we spend the first half of the episode talking about it. The Spectre from the early 70s, Ghost Rider, Famous Monsters Of Filmland and an argument over King Kong. We do that a lot.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Magnetic Trigger

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245 | Comic Book Culture

We talk about the swampy climate in Florida, the state of Yancy Street Comics and the community that supports it. Lending out comics, Hellboy, comic collections Rook has read and Marvel movies.
Al talks about a photo from the 1969 New York Comic Con, Alan Davis, Jack Cole (again) and comics with challenge in the title.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Smithereens

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242 | Carl Barks, Storytelling And Chew

The conversation begins with algorithms and the counterculture of the sixties. The writer-artist Carl Barks and sequential work covers most of the episode, then to Rook’s chagrin Chew comes up once again.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Moon Hooch

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241 | Warner Bros. Titles, Dark Comics And Antiquated Design Techniques

The soon to be cancelled Hanna-Barbera DC comic books are talked about, along with a lot of stuff Rook has been reading. Lighthearted to dark comics and antiquated design techniques fill out the rest of the episode.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Jury

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239 | Reworking Media

It starts out with Classics Illustrated and how the stories were reworked years later. Turns out that went for song lyrics as well. Who knew?

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: David Maxim Micic

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237 | Superman, Batman And New Stuff

It’s Superman!: A Novel By Tom DeHaven is discussed, which leads into Batman: Damned and several comics we were not familiar with.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Pierre Legault

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234 | Valerian, Movies And Translations

Be careful what you wish for, because it may come true. The final volumes of Valerian And Laureline start this episode off. We talk about a 3D movies, material that needs to be translated, a book we have never heard of and curating your collection.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: French Maide

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233 | Dark Crystal, Labyrinth And Queen

It has been talked about before, but someone has actually read The Power Of The Dark Crystal this time. This leads into a discussion of Labyrinth, David Bowie and Queen. Then we do Pullapallooza.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Greymarket

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231 | Howard Chaykin And Pullapalooza

Howard Chaykin’s Hey Kids! Comics! starts this episode off, and a long discussion of his work ensues. Don LOVES this guy. Pullapalooza happens at the end, and the Florida cities of St. Augustine and Ybor City are talked about as well.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Didges Christ SuperDrum

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230 | Joe Shuster And InQuest

Once again the show starts off with us talking about a band, this time is Alien Weaponry. The Joe Shuster Story By Julian Voloj And Thomas Campi follows with an unopened copy of Wizard Presents Inquest: The Ultimate Guide To Collectable Card Games.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Kings & Culprits

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227 | Locke And Key, The Seeds, Terry And The Pirates And Nikki Sixx

Locke & Key being made into a series on Netflix starts everything off, which goes into other shows and Dungeon And Dragons. A new comic from the Berger Books imprint, Terry And The Pirates, Captain Marvel and racial stereotypes are discussed and we finish with The Heroin Diaries.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Didges Christ SuperDrum

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226 | Superman 1, X-Men Grand Design And The Avengers

Bendis Superman starts the conversation off, then Ed Piskor’s X-Men: Grand Design is discussed in depth. Jason Aaron’s Avengers run is being read (Ghost Rider is in it) and it all ends with Velvet By Brubaker and Epting.

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224 | Goran Parlov, Netflix Heroes And Foreign Religion

Don only read Punisher: The Platoon because of Goran Parlov, but ended up loving it anyway. Rook brought up Marvel superheroes on Netflix and the various streaming services are discussed as well. Foreign religion in Japan during the shogunate era and Eternity Girl finish everything out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Greymarket

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223 | Binge Reading And Filling In Blanks

Catching up on reading The Walking Dead, and learning there was one more issue of Miracle Man written by Alan Moore we were not aware of. Binge reading comic series and filling in the blanks to a story because of issues you missed was discussed. Somehow the Muppets roll into the conversation and we finish out with Kong Crew.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil

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222 | Blade Runner, Incal, Action 1000 And Fool Killer

This conversation begins with Blade Runner 2049 and moves into Deconstructing The Incal, Jodorowsky’s Dune and the many works that occurred after the project never came to fruition.
Limited edition books, Action Comics 1000 and how the human need for bathrooms would affect Superman. Things get even more random after that. No kidding, they do.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Geneva Wollett

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220 | Free Comic Book Day And Instagram

It’s Free Comic Book Day and we finally get together to do another episode. A couple of free comics and some new books we were not aware of were discussed, then go into the major comic companies swiping each other. And Jack Kirby. We talk about him as well.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Greymarket

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