303 | Jacin And The Olympians

Shane Berryhill joins us to talk about the upcoming Jacin And The Olympians and the Kickstarter campaign in support of it.

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301 | Bigfoot Frankenstein

Vernon Smith joins us to talk about his upcoming Bigfoot Frankenstein, his earlier work and the creative process. We also discuss Hurricane Katrina and Bigfoot sightings outside the Pacific Northwest.

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300 | First Experiences

For this episode we each chose two comics and tell about our first experiences with the titles, characters and themes that have defined us. Rook announces In The Collection, Dan Pritchard tells us about three comic book submissions he did in the past and Dallas talks about upcoming work from Joshua Cotter. Enjoy!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dallas Busha

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300 Episodes And Still Unprofessional.

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299 | She’s Josie, Graham Ingels And Jupiter’s Legacy

The sixties comic She’s Josie takes up the first half of the show talking about the creators, Saturday morning cartoons and changes during the first decade of the series. Accidents And Old Lace And Other Stories, the comic industry after the code, realizing what a visionary Jack Kirby was and having to tell the origin story in most comic book movies.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Autour de Lucie

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She’s Josie 7 By Dan DeCarlo, Frank Doyle And Rudy Lapick.

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298 | Everyone Is Tulip

Dave Baker comes on the show to talk about his and Nicole Goux’s new book Everyone Is Tulip along with many other works they have done.

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Everyone Is Tulip By Nicole Goux, Dave Baker And Ellie Hall.

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297 | Supply And Demand

Eric / Promie joins the Core Four to share his first time foray of going down the rabbit hole of purchasing an in demand comic book he really wanted. Enjoy!

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Batman Fortnite Zero Point 1 Variant Cover.

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295 | New And Previously Read

We begin with series that return after the first storyline ends, then a talk about a couple of things that are new, then one that is not. It all ends with container homes, which we have never built nor lived in, but like all the same.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Checkmate

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Locke $ Key: …In Pale Battalions Go…

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293 | RPGs And Imagination

Not being familiar with the game, Al asks Rook about Dungeons And Dragons. Conan in print, EC Comics and The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee To Investigate Juvenile Delinquency are talked about as well as The Dunwich Horror. At the end what you see in your imagination compared to what you later see in film or print comes up.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Nevada Fighter

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292 | Middle Road Artists

Don confuses Mort Meskin with Win Mortimer, not because of art styles but because they both share the name Mort in some fashion. He does the same with Mark Teixeira and Tex Blaisdell. The Wertham hearings, Charles Lindbergh, History Of Animation. series we continue to read and The Defenders are talked about as well.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson

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Totem Poles Drawn By Mort Meskin.

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291 | Rogan Gosh, Millar And Dune

Finding Milligan and McCarthy in the dollar box leads this episode down a rabbit hole of eighties comics, National Geographic, online pricing compared to real life and books by Mark Millar. And since we have all read DUNE The Graphic Novel we discuss that again as well as comic books and prose adapted to other media. We finish it out with Dept. H and yet another Ghost Rider series.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil

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Rogan Gosh By Brendan McCarthy And Peter Milligan.

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289 | Star Wars: The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian is discussed, along with other things Star Wars.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dallas Busha

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288 | Dune, Frankenstein, Paper Girls And Tolkien

DUNE The Graphic Novel starts a long discussion on the work of Frank Herbert and several different media translation we have seen. Zero issues, how science fiction began with Frankenstein, the comic book series Paper Girls, and the artwork of J. R. R. Tolkien are talked about along with several other topics. Enjoy!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Sokoninah

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DUNE The Graphic Novel By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson,
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287 | Garcia Lopez, Toy Tie-Ins And More

Everything starts it off talking about García-López and his many works, then we go into the mini comic books that were packaged with toys during the eighties. Novelty songs, random comics and using rock songs instead of jingles finish the episode out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Heavy Strings

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286 | Availability And Events

We start off with a question that does not get answered, then go into The Marvel Legacy Of Jack Kirby and some speculated changes in comic book publishing and distribution.Then we talk about events.

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The Marvel Legacy Of Jack Kirby.

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285 | To Buy Or Just Read?

Going to the drive-in movies during a pandemic and online Halloween parties take up the first quarter of the episode, but then goes into comic book series Invincible, 100 Bullets and dollar box finds. Comics about Bruce Lee and when Manga entered the mainstream American market finish out the fist half. After that it is the first 35 issues of the New 52 run of Wonder Woman, OMAC and a book Rook bought but has not read.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: French Maide

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Ocala Drive-In.

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282 | Man-Thing & Weird Writers

Al has continued his reading of The Man-Thing Essentials while more talk of muck monsters and the people who drew them are discussed. The writers Steve Gerber and Doug Moench, the many storylines Ghost Rider has appeared in and the fluctuating price of past comic books almost finish it out. But Al asks Rook to explain gaming, which he does.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Craig Anthony Fountain

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Man-Thing Drawn By Arthur Adams And Frank D’Armata.

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281 | Hedra, Storytelling & Movies

We start off with Hedra By Jesse Lonergan and go into a discussion of what is storytelling? Comic toy tie-ins are talked about after that, along with staying home, muck monsters and several movies that not everyone liked, but some did.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dungeon Boss

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Hedra By Jesse Lonergan.

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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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Rusty Brown By Chris Ware.

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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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Jayel Draco And Lynsey G. Oneshi Press Came
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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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Ch05En Kris By William Dickstein And Rae Larson.

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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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Fantastic Four 57.

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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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: 49 Cell Phones

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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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Cosmic Ghost Rider.

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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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Superboy: Legion Of Super-Heroes 198 By Cary Bates And Dave Cockrum.
Cover By Nick Cardy.

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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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Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim.

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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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Joker.

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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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House Of X.

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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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