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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145 | Comic Book Movie Adaptations, Dell, Gold Key, Pop Songs, Bazooka Joe And Nancy

This one starts off about Dell Comics many movie and television adaptations and goes into The Monkees and wondering why and how Dell Comics ended and Gold Key began. Trying to continue a comic after the adaptation ends, O.G. Whiz, Jethro Tull, newsreels, cartoon shorts and serials that were shown at the movies was discussed, as well as Bazooka Joe bubble gum, Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy and other newspaper comics Al didn’t seem to enjoy.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Mike Nesmith

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Movie Adaptations From Dell Comics.

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78 | Reworking Old Comic Stories

Don and Al sneak in an episode and continue their Atlas comics talk. This leads to a discussion about fashion and reworking old stories in comics.
Don ruminates on the short-lived King Comics, and the beautiful painted covers of Dell and Gold Key comics. After divulging the Kirby Curse, the boys talk about workaholic artists, the guys that never stuck out, but deserve appreciation, like Dan Spiegel and Ross Andru.
Other topics include: The greatness of Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Bruno Premiani, the Best Kirby Inkers, Michael Moorcock’s Elric, Comic Shop News, and Don’s gut-wrenching reaction to 1984 by George Orwell.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Tin Spirits

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Tippy Teen By Harry Lucey From Tower Comics

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28 | Fighting Dinousaurs

Don starts it off with a tirade about time saving devices that actually made us busier, and tiny cramped living conditions, which were never shown on The Jetsons. Once the subject was exhausted, The Losers and other war comics were discussed, along with people fighting dinosaurs and comic strips that were passed on to other creators.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson

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The Jetson’s Showed Us A Future That Hasn’t Happened Yet,
And We Find That Very Annoying.

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