Alex Banchitta comes on and discusses the difference between modern comic book writing from the past, and different publishing models are compared. Plugs for some of his upcoming projects finish this high octane episode out.
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
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: FannyContinue reading
Comic books that seemed odd, quirky or outright silly to an older audience that we loved as kids begins this episode, then moves into the influence one artist has to another. Everything finishes with drive-in movies.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: All Mankind
Movies with steampunk or science fiction ties that have connections to innovative animators start this one off,which leads into influences artists have from one another and candy we liked (or didn’t like) as kids. Random comics finish this one out, including Al’s newfound interest in the Legion. Enjoy!
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dan Souder
The reprint series from 1984 Doctor Strange Classics starts the conversation off, going over Steve Ditko’s drawing skill and his flexible imagination. Other artists who worked on Doctor Strange, and the many great series Ross Andru worked on as well. A few random books finish the conversation.
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It starts up with talk about old commercials on YouTube, the sixtes band Shocking Blue, TV products and the expert hands that sold them. The rest of the episode is all about Stan Lee, and nothing but Stan Lee.
Even though this is a comic book podcast, Al starts the conversation off asking about the film In The Mood For Love. The life and work of Steve Ditko is discussed for most of the show, then The Spectre, books about comic book heroes and Jules Feiffer are talked about as well.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Mr. Partridge
Marvel Tales Reprints Was The First Time Al Saw Steve Ditko.
The conversation starts off with trade one of The Mercenary Sea. Rook breaks out a pile of comics he hasn’t read yet, including Mai: The Psychic Girl which Don has. Comics based on Jim Henson’s work finishes everything out.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Too Many Zooz
Valerian: The Complete Collection Volume 1 starts everything off, which sidetracks into the Squirrel Girl comic and the Valerian movie. Snow Piercer, listener mail and pullapalooza are discussed and we finish with a review of Earth’s Final Chapter From Endless Ink.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Greymarket
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Groovy Cool
Even though Al starts off with a certain question, the conversation turns to following creators or following the characters, Mad paperbacks, Jeffrey Catherine Jones documentary and pullapalooza finish it out.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Replacements
Although Al Hasn’t Read The Current State Of Captain America,
He Talks About What He Has Heard.
There were a lot of technical difficulties on this one, so please excuse the poor sound quality. Al is joined with Pat and discuss the comic books they were exposed to in the early sixties and what brought them into the fold.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Palehound
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
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.
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!
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
Jack Kirby’s epic run on Fantastic Four is mentioned, then quickly goes into comic and fantasy artists of the seventies, books from Dragon’s Dream, Steve Ditko, Days Of Future Past (the comic book) and IDW’s upcoming Star Trek: City On The Edge Of Forever.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Stranglers
It starts off with a brief history of Aurora Model Kits, goes into keeping things sealed in the original packaging, and mankind’s fascination with relics and ruins. Pin-ups, Fantastic Four, Chic Stone and the constantly changing line-ups of Yes. Then finish up with Hanna-Barbera theme songs, over-explained comics and Doctor Strange.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Pixies