210 | Dollar Box Finds And Other Stories

Al and Don cross the bay into Tampa to search through the dollar boxes at Comics And Stuff. Rondo Hatton, The Mighty Thor and Blade Runner are discussed as well.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Greymarket

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The Infinite Loop By Pierrick Colinet And Elsa Charretier.

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209 | Mister Miracle, Espers And Underground Comix

Dallas is back, and he wants to talk about Halloween! Unfortunately Mister Miracle and his different creative teams, Espers, EC and underground comix are what we talk about. The holliday is discussed a little bit at the end.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Stars

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Mister Miracle By Tom King And Mitch Gerads.

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208 | Valerian, Len Wein And True Believers

No Dallas, no Rook, so it is a given that Al and Don start off topic and go well over the time limit. Comics & Stuff in Tampa, Valerian And Laureline: On The Frontiers, Hugh Hefner and his interest in comics, the large shadow cast by Len Wein, a band called The Move and Jack Kirby’s 100th finish everything out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Move

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Valerian And Laureline: On The Frontiers
By Jean-Claude Mézières And Pierre Christin.

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205 | Captain Confederacy, Color Theory And High Contrast Comics

The conversation begins with dollar box finds, then goes into color theory, high contrast and happy Batman. The world needs more happy Batman.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Connelly And The Lesser Gods

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Captain Confederacy From Steel Dragon Press.

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197 | Free Comic Book Day 2017

It is Free Comic Book Day so it is another road trip to Yancy Street Comics.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: hitomi

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Don Thought Free Comic Book Day Started In The Nineties.
But It Began In 2003.

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192 | Magnus Robot Fighter And Turok Son Of Stone

The first half of the episode starts off with Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 A.D., Turok: Son Of Stone and the fantastic painted covers of Gold Key Comics. Bernie Wrightson and his work was discussed for the second half, so of course it went over the time limit.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Redd Kross

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Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 A.D.

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184 | Nexus, Dollar Boxes And Archie Collection

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dana Gillespiehitomi

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Nexus: Into The Past And Other Stories By Mike Baron And Steve Rude.

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183 | Archie Newspaper Strip, Bootlegs, RASL And Star Comics

While on the road, Al and Don discuss the Archie newspaper strip and the Archie Library Series. Bootleg recordings and obscure items found through mail order, comic shops and dollar boxes come up as well. Dallas comes on for ten minutes and talks about RASL Then Al asks about the Marvel imprint Star Comics, And Don Showed How Little He Actually Knew.

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The Archie Library 4.

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177 | Reprints, Formats And Pullapalooza

Miracle Man and hard to find comics start the show, which unfolds into classified ads, game shows, cartoon hosts and Sunday comics. Steve Rude and Pullapalooza brings it to a close. Al asked “Why did old comic books have colored rectangles near the top borders of the page?” and just to let you know, he was right, and Don was wrong. Again.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Lets Active

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Miracleman 3.

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166 | Jack Davis, Future Quest 3, Valentina And Black Canary

The conversation starts off recommending these 21 San Diego Comic-Con Panels. We say goodbye to Jack Davis and discuss the incredible body of work he left behind. Everything finishes out with Future Quest 3, Valentina and Black Canary.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Van Morrison

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Jack Davis: Some Of My Good Stuff!

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165 | Future Quest, Basil Gogos, Double Albums And Jim Aparo

It starts off with Future Quest, moves into Famous Monster Movie Art Of Basil Gogos, then runs off into heavy metal drummers and double albums on vinylJim Aparo and Saturday morning cartoon ads finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Blue Cheer

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Future Quest 1 By Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner And Jordie Bellaire.

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140 | Bound Printed Matter And Unseen Things That Didn’t Matter, But Seemed Fantastic Anyway

This episode starts off discussing the return of the Columbia House Record Club, Digital comics via Comixology, e-books being pulled from Amazon, iTunes legacy issues, DRM and bound printed matter such as Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories, Mark Evanier and Steve Rude’s Fourth World visits, Grandi Atoiri Marvel: Jack Kirby,
The League of Regrettable Superheroes and Power Mower Man.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Sky 441

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Superman’s Fortress Of Solitude.

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133 | Tarzan Artists And Comic Books From The Early Seventies

Al dedicates the episode to Vic Diaz, then joins Don in an episode long Pullapallooza. Joe Kubert’s Tarzan is discussed, along with his drawing and layout style. Al schools Don on Jay Scott Pike, and starts a discussion about Gray Morrow.

The Man-Thing, King Size Marvel books by Jim Starlin and Action Comics 413 carry on the middle part of the episode, then finish out with Tom Sutton, Dick Giordano, Burne Hogarth, Russ Manning and Barry Smith.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: hitomiElliott Smith

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Tarzan 223 By Joe Kubert.

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106 | Comic Book Movies (again), Villains Becoming Heroes And R. Crumb

Desmond rejoins Dallas and Don! The boys talk the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie, and Don’s experience with the first X-Men movie, comic book villains becoming heroes, The Fantastic Four through the years, Adventures Of Superman by Jerry Ordway and Steve Rude, violence and dark themes in superhero movies, The Comics Journal #301 (the R. Crumb interview), Daredevil by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Sonic Graffiti

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X-Men Days Of Future Past.

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103 | Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Rot & Ruin And Favorite Creative Teams

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!

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Fallen Worlds By Yoshihiro Tatsumi.

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101 | Comics Of The Past

Special guest Joust joins Al and Don to discuss The Marvel Super Heroes Animated  Cartoon From 1966, The current Hawkeye comic, Joe Simon, Harvey Comics Thriller Line, Alex Toth, Gene Colan, Frank Robbins, George Perez, Dave Cockrum and Steve Rude.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Jules and the Polar Bears

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The Marvel Super Heroes Animated Cartoon From 1966.

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99 | Anthony Desiato, Unknown Archie Creators, Walt Simonson, Alan Davis And Marie Severin

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. ConanChic Stone, Terry Austin, Marshall Rogers and the amazing unsung hero Marie Severin.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Graham Gouldman

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Flat Squirrel Productions.

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69 | Comic Titles Gone Into Oblivion And Reading Comic Books Online

Al and Don start out discussing forgotten titles that have seemingly gone into oblivion,
and later talk about a band that never made the shuffle to obscurity. Kind of strange that neither one cared for The Eagles, but they seem to know the material quite well anyway.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Flamin Groovies

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Omaha The Cat Dancer Finishes And Is Available From NBM.

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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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14 | Don’s Favorite Artists

Al and Dallas struggle to get a word in edgewise as Don goes on and on and on about his Top Ten Favorite Artists.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Don’s Brother, Larry Moore, of course.

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6 | Al’s Favorite Artists

Some people say that Don is the glue that holds this show together. If that’s the case, then this episode is a hot mess. It’s Dallas and Al this time around, and we continue our multi-episode discussion on our favorite artists. We discuss the giants of the comic book industry, Neil Adams (duh!), Paul Smith, Al Williamson, John Buscema, Winsor McCay, Steve Rude, and Will Eisner.

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