307 | R. Alan Brooks

We talk to R. Alan Brooks and discuss his current work Grieving Mall along with past projects in writing, drawing, teaching and speaking about social activism in comics.

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Grieving Mall By R. Alan Brooks And Sarah Menzel Trapl.

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294 | Harry Lucey, Golden Age And Animation

John Lennon: the final interview is mentioned at the beginning, but a discussion of Harry Lucey, Archie artists and golden age reprints start up the comic book talk. Animation history, random comic books and artists who never lost the spark are discussed.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Joyeater

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Archie: The Best Of Harry Lucey.

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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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173 | Uninterrupted Numbering, Alex And Ada, Alex Toth And The Sculptor

The core four are joined again by Dallas’ daughter and begin the discussion by trying to think of great single issue and standalone stories. Rook and Don gush over Alex + Ada, specifically volume 2, Al reviews “Bravo for Adventure” by the legendary Alex Toth, and Don reviews “The Sculptor” by the near-legendary Scott McCloud.

The gang starts randomly bashing variant covers in mainstream comics and Al finishes everything out saying goodbye to Herschell Gordon Lewis.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil

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Love And Rockets.

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156 | Free Comic Book Day, The Autumnlands, Archie Digest, Color Or Black And White

Free Comic Book Day, The Autumnlands, Archie Comics Digest, the missing element of fun and color or no color are the topics of this on the road show. Enjoy!

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Free Comic Book Day.

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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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57 | Marble Season, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen And Black And White Comics

Al and Don start off discussing Marble Season by Gilbert Hernandez which leads into black and white comics and a brief bit about coloring comics. They finish with some League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and and some more black and white goodness.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Jury

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Marble Season By Gilbert Hernandez.

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47 | What Comic Would You Give To A Non-Comic Book Reader?

Don, Rook, Dallas and Al (A.K.A. Dr. Morbius) return for an exciting night of comics discussion. The topic tonight is what comic book would you give to a non-comic book reader? The choices are varied. Dallas suggests UNDERSTANDING COMICS, an insightful meditation on the medium, while Don suggests THE CARTOON HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE, a highly entertaining book that can be read and enjoyed by all ages. Al decides to pick his very first comic book, FANTASTIC FOUR #57 for all the reasons you can guess… basically, Jack and Stan. Rook has an interesting pick, and we won’t spoil it here. And, as usual, more Walking Dead talk follows. Excelsior!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Hell-Bent

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Understanding Comics By Scott McCloud.

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