The conversation starts off with Sidekick For Hire, which leads to all kinds of books after that.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Winter Atlas
We start off with a shout out to the Deep Cuts Podcast and Al questions the 1974 album Relayer, then brings up the 1977 Star Wars comic that Don did not like. Bronze Age Burroughs comics, The Maxx, The Mighty Magnor, Valhalla, Captain America And 6 Sidekicks Of Trigger Keaton are discussed as well.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Craig Anthony Fountain
The use of yellow in comics from the golden age until the eighties is a point of annoyance to some readers. Entering the rabbit hole of finding and collecting fanzines from the past and the illustrators that came out of them continues the conversation as well as some random comic books. Many of which we had already read. TV shows from the late seventies that Al did not watch finishes the episode up, but a lot of side roads are taken before it ends.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Panther Burns
We start off talking about movies Al has finally seen, and double features from the past. Steve Rude, Space Ghost, Jeff Jones, Charles Vess, Michael Kaluta, assorted Artist’s Editions and the first comics bought as a kid are discussed. Chris Ware, paperback book covers of the 70s and architecture in comics come up, along with Hanna-Barbera comics, Owen Fitzgerald, Ernie Colón, Mike Ploog and P. Craig Russell.
LISTENER WARNING! Episode Is SO Packed It Will Download With A THUD.
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
Mike Baron and Steve Rude’s current Nexus work starts this episode off, which quickly turns off to stock poses, The Lost Continent and Shade The Changing Girl 4. A lengthy dollar box segment is followed by Archie: A Celebration of America’s Favorite Teenagers. Pullapalooza finishes it out once again.
Talking about back-up stories led into Alan Moore and Swamp Thing, Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye, Shade The Changing Girl, Groo Fray Of The Gods and Love And Rockets. Then Pullapalooza closes it out.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Harry Nilsson
Public Domain Day starts the conversation off, which leads into Superheroes In The Public Domain, MLJ and Charlton heroes we didn’t always get to see, Kay Nielsen, The Twilight Children 2, and finish off with Pullapalooza.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Sonics
Episode 103 finds the entire crew returning once again at their secret lair deep within Rook’s house. Don, Al, Rook and Dallas discuss their favorite writer/artist and penciller/inker duos.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: In honor of the beginning of the Halloween season,
it’s CONCRETE BLONDE with BLOODLETTING!
Documentary filmmaker Anthony Desiato starts the show off discussing his films My Comic Shop, Buy Spoon: The Jay Meisel Story and Wacky Man: The Rise of a Puppeteer. We then go into a discussion of unknown Archie creators, Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok, Groo Vs. Conan, Chic Stone, Terry Austin, Marshall Rogers and the amazing unsung hero Marie Severin.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Graham Gouldman
Changes in current comics, imaginary stories, Arnold Drake, variant covers and long running series by the same creators start out the show. Portrayals of Tarzan in comics, along with other Burroughs tales, glamorous jungle women of the forties, My Heroine Addiction, Captain Marvel, along with Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four run to finish it out.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Pierre Legault
A very exhausted Al and Don start the show off discussing local horror hosts of yesteryear, and learned that a few are still around and working. Then it went around to finding comics you didn’t get in the past, and buying comics you already have.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Jean Wallace