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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200 | Still No Direction

Two hundred episodes in and still no direction. Enjoy!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: ArkasiaAlex ChiltonPuffy AmiYumi

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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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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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111 | Golden Age Seen By Later Generations, Creator Credits. A Few New Comics And Bill Everett.

We start off discussing the golden age we never saw, but thanks to The Digital Comics Museum it’s possible now. Creator credits issued in comic books, Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers. Thunderworld AdventuresIndestructible HulkXenozoic TalesThe Fade OutG.I. ZombieAfterlife With Archie Magazine 3, Eerie 6, She Hulk and Amazing Mysteries: The Bill Everett Archives.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Superdrag

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We Used To Ask, What’s EC?
Destination Nightmare Is A Good Place To Visit If You Want To See Golden Age Work.

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104 | Comic Strip Reprints, Comic Book Schools, Follow Creators Or Titles And Silver Surfer

Al and Don discuss old comic strips reprinted in the seventies and comic book schools, They bring up the question of creators or titles, buying properties only to alter it for the screen and Silver Surfer by Slott and Allred is also discussed.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Dukes Of Stratosphear

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Menomonee Falls Gazette.

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45 | The Man By Vaughn Bode

Don, Rook, Dallas and Dr. Al ring in the new year with some exciting comic talk! We touch on the subtle grandeur of Vaughn Bode’s classic, THE MAN, and discuss in detail Guy Delisle’s graphic novel, PYONGYANG: A JOURNEY IN NORTH KOREA.

Rook discusses MARVEL NOW, the new line of reader-friendly Marvel Comics. He highlights THOR and THE INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK, and then proceeds to bag on John Romita Jr.’s artwork on the new CAPTAIN AMERICA book.

After confusing ourselves trying to figure out who’s alive and who’s dead in the current X-Men books, Don discusses Alan Davis and Mark Farmer’s pencils on the X-Men through the years. Rook brings up the new HE-MAN comic by DC and we end the night by asking the question: when should we let our children loose to read more “mature” content in the comics world?

And here is some information about Tallahassee’s Secret Headquarters’ Unicorn Party.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: THE SCURVY

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We’ve Been Told That The Human Race Wouldn’t Get Past
Last Year, But Hello To 2013 Anyway! What Do We Do Now?

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43 | Random Works

Dallas and Rook are still M.I.A. as Al and Don take the helm once again to discuss Superman’s trunks, Howard Chaykin’s evolving style and Bernie Wrightson drawing Frankenstein again. Works by Jeff Jones and Vaughn Bode were talked about as well as the Dark Shadows newspaper strip and the 47 Ronin series.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Deloris Telescope

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SOLO By Howard Chaykin.

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26 | Influences From One Artist To Another

Al and Don discuss influences from one artist to another starting with Frank Frazetta and Wally Wood, then quickly trail off as they always do.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Groovy Cool

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American Fantasy And Science Fiction Artist Frank Frazetta.