Finding Milligan and McCarthy in the dollar box leads this episode down a rabbit hole of eighties comics, National Geographic, online pricing compared to real life and books by Mark Millar. And since we have all read DUNE The Graphic Novel we discuss that again as well as comic books and prose adapted to other media. We finish it out with Dept. H and yet another Ghost Rider series.
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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
Dallas, Al and Don team up for a comic-filled talk! Don gushes over the impressive looking Island #1 featuring ID by Emma Rios, Warheads 2: Ghost Town by Brandon Graham and Dagger Proof Mummy by Ludroe. Name dropping ensues as Al and Don reminisce about Heroes Inc. by Wally Wood.
Not to be outdone, Dallas goes on and on and on about Warren Ellis and John Cassaday’s magnum opus, PLANETARY. Al has some interesting commentary about some beautiful 70s comics including Marvel-Team Up, and George Perez’s Avengers run. Talk about how diverse the comics that are coming out of Image, like The Mercenary Sea, how hard they are to find, and how the movies don’t always translate to comic sales.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Marky Ramone And The Intruders
Al and Don start off talking about John Severin, then go into humor magazines of the seventies, rising paper costs of the nineties, the evolution of brick and mortar bookstores and the return of vinyl records.
Comic book artists streamlining styles as they progress, color work and uninked pencils are discussed, as well as comic book heroines, French comics and muck monsters.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson
Happy New Year! Don and Al bring in 2012.