385 | Memory Triggers And Protecting Trademarks

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Joyeater

Animated cartoons we watched as kids leads into cereal prizes and fast food premiums. Comics For Ukraine finally arrived, more Nancy talk and we discovered the work of Ben Sears. The many different Green Lanterns, Static and the horrifying journey Ms. Marvel took before taking on the mantel of Captain Marvel. Of course, that leads into the different Ant-Men, and the one and only Rain Like Hammers finishes it out.

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Known As Prince Planet In The United States, But Started
Out In Japan As Yusei Shounen Papi | 遊星少年パピイ.

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364 | Random Issues And Trades

Coming off Free Comic Book Day, we talk about a couple of comics we found, and two trades that collected comics from several different titles. No free comics were discussed on this episode though. Really strange.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: cotoba 코토바 コトバ

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The Rook.

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305 | Al Feldstein, Captain America And Ghost Rider

Al starts the show off talking about the movie Polyester and the forgotten gimmick of Scratch And Sniff. Free Comic Book Day 2021, EC Comics’ creators and humor titles, along with Ghost Rider and deserts. Old Captain America stories finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: DANGERPIN

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Usagi Yojimbo Free Comic Book Day 2020.

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282 | Man-Thing & Weird Writers

Al has continued his reading of The Man-Thing Essentials while more talk of muck monsters and the people who drew them are discussed. The writers Steve Gerber and Doug Moench, the many storylines Ghost Rider has appeared in and the fluctuating price of past comic books almost finish it out. But Al asks Rook to explain gaming, which he does.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Craig Anthony Fountain

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Man-Thing Drawn By Arthur Adams And Frank D’Armata.

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281 | Hedra, Storytelling & Movies

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

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Hedra By Jesse Lonergan.

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268 | The Unread Pile

Reading piles of comics laying around the house. Been pretty fun!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Cotoba

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Marineman By Ian Churchill.

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100 | NFL SuperPro, Captain Citrus, Kool-Aid Man And Superhero Dream Teams

After a five week wait… the core four has come out of hibernation for an action-packed double-sized episode 100! Join Al, Dallas, Rook and Don as they argue who would make the best Superhero and Supervillain Dream Teams!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dungeon Boss

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96 | Long Running Series, Burroughs, Tarzan Comics And Glamorous Jungle Ladies

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

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Eternity By Walt Simonson And Dave Gibbons.

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91 | Creator Owned Comics, Black And White Explosion And Finding Comics Off The Rack

Walking Dead is mentioned which quickly turns to creator owned comics and the black and white explosion of the eighties. A comparison of Alex Toth and Jaime Hernandez occurs, as well as a short discussion of nineties comics, titles about villains, newspaper strips and finding comics off the rack. And of course, more Fantastic Four talk. Whoo hoo!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Wilco

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The Walking Dead All Out War Storyline.
By Robert Kirkman And Charlie Adlard.

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37 | Comic Book Letterers And The Art Of Typography

Once again, the whole gang is present, and thanks to Al we discuss letterers and the art of typography. What’s better.. digital fonts or traditional lettering?
We reminisce about some of the old school lettering masters such as John Workman, Moebius, and Tom Orzechowski. Don finds a way to slide in a Carl Barks comment,
and Dallas gushes about Dave Sim’s typographical masterpiece, Cerebus.
We then discuss “event fatigue” in the DC and Marvel universe, and Rook tastefully bags on DC’s New 52 concept. We talk about how boring the superhero “status quo” can be,
and how refreshing books like Spider-Man’s Brand New Day and Morrison’s New X-Men can be. There’s some creator-owned rights talk, and Don brings up symphonic music
to hammer home his point on artistic “innovators” and “cultivators”.
Oh, and Rook sticks up for Aquaman.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Brilliant Green

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Not Only Could No One Draw Or Design Like Alex Toth,
No One Could Letter Like He Could As Well.
Yet, We Missed Talking About It On This Episode.

Comic Book LettererDesign • Computer Lettering

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