203 | Valerian, Pullapalooza And Earth’s Final Chapter

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

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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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181 | Len Wein, Comics Timeline And Steve Ditko

The core four return to discuss Len Wein, the Golden, Silver, Bronze and the never ending Modern Age of comics. Pullapalooza and Strange And Stranger: The World Of Steve Ditko finishes it off.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Groovy Cool

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Episode 181, Hulk 181. Dallas Saw The Number Connection.

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171 | Outer Space Spirit, 70s Comic Magazines, Barney Google, Frank Robbins, Voyage Into the Deep And Aya

Al and Don are back and start it off with The Outer Space Spirit, Will Eisner, comic magazines of the seventies and Barney Google. Johnny Hazard By Frank Robbins leads into the influence of Milton Caniff and Noel Sickles on the newspaper adventure strip, and finishes with books by François Rivière and Marguerite Abouet.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Red Club

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The Outer Space Spirit By Will Eisner, Wally Wood And Jules Feiffer.

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159 | Following Creators Or Characters, Mad Paperbacks, And Pullapalooza

Even though Al starts off with a certain question, the conversation turns to following creators or following the characters, Mad paperbacks, Jeffrey Catherine Jones documentary and pullapalooza finish it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Replacements

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Although Al Hasn’t Read The Current State Of Captain America,
He Talks About What He Has Heard.

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138 | Beware The Claws Of The Cat, Tigra The Were-Woman And Hellcat

Since Don Liked talking about Man-Wolf last episode, Al was forced to talk about the confusing history of the Bronze Age C list characters Tigra The Were-Woman, Beware The Claws Of The Cat, And Hellcat.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Five Man Electrical Band

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Tigra The Were-Woman Was Introduced In Giant-Size Creatures 1.
Cover By Ron Wilson And Frank Giacoia.

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134 | Island 1, Heroes Inc., Planetary, 70’s Comics And Diverse Comics You Cannot Find

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.

And If You Are In The Tampa Bay Area on Saturday, November 7, Drop By The BRASS MUG At 7:00pm – 12:00am To See Dungeon Boss In The Metal Extravaganza!!!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Marky Ramone And The Intruders

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Island 1.

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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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95 | Inspiration, Plagiarism And Filling In The Gaps

Conversation starts out with bean counters and idea looters, then quickly cascades into movies and television shows that you only heard about as a kid. The documentary SUPERHEROES A Never Ending Battle, Inkers for John Buscema and Gil Kane are discussed (again), and the fine line between inspiration and plagiarism.

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TV And Movie Comics.

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91 | Creator Owned Comics, Black And White Explosion, Alex Toth, Jaimie Hernandez & 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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86 | Epic Comic Runs, 60’s Comics, Mike Ploog, New Mutants, Wordy 80’s Comics, Go-To Guys

Episode 86. The entire crew returns to discuss Game of Thrones, Lee and Kirby’s Fantastic Four Run, other epic comic runs like Walking Dead, Groo, and Uncanny X-Men,
Differences between Marvel and DC in the 60’s, Ghost Rider, Digital Reading, Comixology, Mike Ploog’s Horror Comics, The New Mutants original run, Herring and Robinson Book Binders, Wordy and dated 80’s comics, Jack Kirby’s Inkers, and Sal Buscema & Vince Colletta: Marvel’s Go-To Guys.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Coheed and Cambria

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Game Of Thrones

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57 | Marble Season, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen And Black And White Comics

Al and Don start off discussing Marble Season by Gilbert Hernandez which leads into black and white comics and a brief bit about coloring comics. They finish with some League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and and some more black and white goodness.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The Jury

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Marble Season By Gilbert Hernandez

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26 | Influences From One Artist To Another Frazetta, Wally Wood, Mark Schultz, Michael Kaluta, Jeff Jones, Bernie Wrightson, Alphonse Mucha, Vaughn Bode

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

17 | Jack Davis, Reed Crandall, John & Marie Severin, Gray Morrow, Alex Ross, Kurt Busiek, Mark Waid, Wally Wood, John Layman, Rob Guillory

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Join Dallas, Don, Rook, and Al as we talk comics and the YANCY STREET COMIC CONVENTION!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson

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EC Cover By Jack Davis