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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131 | Twilight Man, Jeff Smith, Archie, Roy Thomas, Sex Criminals And Walking Dead

Our host Dallas is joined by Rook, Don and Al to discuss anything and everything related to comics. Rook pulls out a gem from his childhood called Twilight Man, Don mentions TUKI which begins a nostalgic discussion about Jeff Smith and BoneAl talks Archie (Archie Vs. Predator, All New Archie) and the wonderful artist of Afterlife With Archie, Francesco Francavilla.

Dallas reminisces about his favorite Alex Ross print of the Uncanny X-Men, and Roy Thomas is name-dropped. Dallas reviews the wonderful Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. And, of course, there is talk of The Walking Dead and the new AMC show, Fear The Walking Dead.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Joy Formidable

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Twilight Man By Steven Grant, Tristan Schane,
Eric Vincent And Bruce Timm.

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117 | Star-Lord, Agent Carter, Animated Cartoons, God Hates Astronauts, Dollar Box Finds, MLJ Superheroes And Conan And Red Sonja

Don, Al, Dallas and Des return and jump from topic to topic such as Star-Lord in comics and the movies, Agent Carter, animated cartoons, The Walking Dead, God Hates Astronauts, dollar box finds, the scattered publishing history of the MLJ superheroes, Conan and Red Sonja and books we haven’t found yet.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: hitomi

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Star-Lord By Chris Claremont, John Byrne,
Terry Austin And Tom Orzechowski.

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114 | Valerian And Laureline, Female Thor, The Walking Dead, How To Be Happy And Locke & Key

Join the crew for another roundtable discussion! It’s Don, Al, Dallas, Rook, Hashbrowns and Des! We talk about: Valerian Space Temporal Pilot, Lady Thor, The Walking Dead, How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis, and Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Samaria

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Valerian And Laureline: Heroes Of The Equinox
By Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin.

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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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98 | Upcoming Comic Book Movies, Eisner Awards And GI Zombie.

Rook, Dallas and Al get down and dirty with the 2014 Comic Con and the winners of the 2014 Eisner Awards!
Topics of discussion: Rook’s flooding problems, the new Cinematic Wonder Woman, DC’s television ventures, the prospect of an Ant Man movie, Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, Buzz Aldrin rocking the Infinity Gauntlet, Michael Jackson moonwalking on the moon, “The Rook” comic, leaked Deadpool footage, Game of Thrones, and G.I. Zombie.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Jezabels

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Comic Con Apocalypse Makeup Job.

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92 | Game of Thrones, Ray Harryhausen, The Walking Dead, Locke & Key, Glamourpuss, and After the Cape

Join Dallas, Al and Rook for another exciting roundtable discussion. We talk Game of Thrones, Ray Harryhausen, The Walking Dead, Locke & Key, Glamourpuss, and After the Cape.

Rook unveils his big plans for the summer and we compare single issues to collected editions. We turn to Image comics and talk about creator rights along with a glimpse of the new Days of Future Past movie. We wax poetic about Calvin & Hobbes and the Trick or Treat Movies, and discuss our reading habits.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dallas’ band DUNGEON BOSS!!!!!!!

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Game Of Thrones. Rook Loves A Story Where Everybody Dies.
And Here Is George R. R. Martin’s Letter To Fantastic Four.

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47 | What Comic Book Would You Give To A Non-Comic Book Reader? Understanding Comics, The Cartoon History Of The Universe, Fantastic Four #57

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, Stan and Jack. 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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44 | The Walking Dead, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit

Having survived the apocalypse, the entire crew get together and start the show off by bagging on really bad service from a couple of blue chip companies. They finally get around to discussing The Walking Dead, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit, but seem to have somewhat differing opinions on each subject.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Press One For English

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41 | Comic Book History Of Comics. Gilbert Hernandez, Preacher, Air Pirates, Copyright Term Extension Act, Zombies The Chilling Archives Of Horror Comics

Dallas starts it off with a couple of books he has read, Don attempts to explain how Marvel Man began when American comic books disappeared in Europe, but started talking about French comics and forgot his point. But you can make the connection if you read The Comic Book History Of Comics.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ricky Wilcox & The Moon Snakes

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Love And Rockets Heartbreak Soup By Gilbert Hernandez

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25 | The Surrogates, Moebius, Clairemont And Cockrum X-Men, Thought Balloons, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen 1969, Unstable Molecules, The Walking Dead, Age Of Apocalypse Revisited

We’ve made it to episode 25! Who would have thought?

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: In The Dim (half of them anyway)

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19 | The Yancy Street Comic Convention, SINGLES Or TRADES?, Art Spiegelman, MAUS, CHEW, Lobster Johnson, BPRD, Green Lantern The Animated Series, The Walking Dead

The whole crew returns in our new base of operations!
We’ve got a loaded episode as Rook, Don, Al and Dallas talk about
The Yancy Street Comic Convention (again), And We Take Sides On The Eternal Question: SINGLES Or TRADES?? Don Talks About His Surreal Comic Shop Experience At Collector’s Den In Wichita Falls, Texas, Dallas Pimps Out His New Webcomic, THE MIGHTY BLUE And Brings Up A Blog And Livejournal Page That No One Reads.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Primitive Astronauts

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What We Got For Christmas (If You Like Rook’s Gift, You Can
Purchase It HERE, And Dallas’ Gift Can Be Purchased HERE.

12 | The Walking Dead, Howard The Duck, Richard Corben, Kia Asamiya, Yoshinori Natsume, Jiro Kuwata, Ethel & Ernest, The Ultimates

After 11 long episodes, the entire crew is finally united for the 12th. We’re kind of like the Justice League. This week, we’re all brought together to discuss Season 2 of Robert Kirkman and AMC’s The Walking Dead. Don and Dallas are abolute fans of the show, Rook is a huge fan of the comic, and Al hasn’t seen it yet. Good times and technical difficulties ensue, broken up by our MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT – GROOVY COOL. As zombie talk winds down, the boys ask WHAT ARE YOU READING, which ranges from the works of Richard Corben to Raymond Briggs. Enjoy, and leave a comment below the show notes!

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2 | Jademan, Shred, Richie Rich, Frankenstein, Jr., Adam Warlock, Robert Kirkman

Welcome back, it’s episode 2! The gang’s all (well, mostly) here, and the topic of the day is favorite comic book writers. We end up going off on a tangent, and talk about Alan Moore a lot. MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: PRIMITIVE ASTRONAUTS. Apologies for the sound quality this episode, we’re still having growing pains. Drop a line and let us know what you think of the show!!!!

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Dallas and Rook’s introduction to comics from Jademan.
Scroll past the basketball information to read about this publisher.

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