Mike Baron and Steve Rude’s current Nexus work starts this episode off, which quickly turns off to stock poses, The Lost Continent and Shade The Changing Girl 4. A lengthy dollar box segment is followed by Archie: A Celebration of America’s Favorite Teenagers. Pullapalooza finishes it out once again.
The Core Four burn through the first part of the show talking about how they met, then learn how Hashbrowns got his name. The question of are there too many comics these days? is brought up, and Al discusses the return of variant covers. Dallas gives a lukewarm review of Fantastic Four 352 after Don pushed it on him and Rook reviews Super Zero. And at the end Poison River, Chrononauts 1, Black Science and The Nevermen were talked about, but not very well. Enjoy!
Join the core four of Rook, Don, Dallas and Al, who are joined by Hashbrowns and Des to talk mucho comics! Including: creator-owned rights, comics distribution, King Of The Nerds., The Eternals By Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr., Jupiter’s Legacy, Rat Queens, Thor, and Cuban cigars.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Primitive Astronauts
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 Adventures, Indestructible Hulk, Xenozoic Tales, The Fade Out, G.I. Zombie, Afterlife With Archie Magazine 3, Eerie 6, She Hulk and Amazing Mysteries: The Bill Everett Archives.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Superdrag
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!
Documentary filmmaker Anthony Desiato starts the show off discussing his films My Comic Shop, Buy Spoon: The Jay Meisel Story and Wacky Man: The Rise of a Puppeteer. We then go into a discussion of unknown Archie creators, Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok, Groo Vs. Conan, Chic Stone, Terry Austin, Marshall Rogers and the amazing unsung hero Marie Severin.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Graham Gouldman
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
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.
We start off talking about living with no rules, shipboard life, and nine minutes later finding comic books overseas. Once again black and white or color is discussed, as well as Kirby’s epic run on Fantastic Four 41-50. Vince Colletta, Walt Simonson’s Star Slammers and old war comics finish it out.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Ed Woltil
Artist’s Signature And The Time It Was Done,
From Teen Weekly Komiks.
Starting out this episode, Al and Don talk about finding comic books and trades at Megacon, cosplay, and wondered if conventions still have movie rooms. After the music break they wonder why no one complains about satanic music and backmasked albums. The Paul is dead hoax is discussed along with conspiracy theories.
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: P J Harvey
Happy Labor Day Weekend!!! And here we are again, this time around it’s Dallas, Don, and Al. The topic: why Rook isn’t here. Oh, and we also discuss comics. Specifically, Al’s favorite writers, including Bruce Jones and Arnold Drake. Don goes bananas over Thor, Dallas’ wife tries to get him drunk on air, and we all fight over the new DC Reboot. We also get in a discussion about Stan Lee. Yes, Stan “the Man” Lee, co-creator of Marvel’s most beloved franchises. Even if you’re not a comic book reader, you know this guy. And “What Are You Reading” returns with a new grading scale! Enjoy and have a safe Labor Day weekend!
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Steve Robinson.
the architects of the Marvel Universe.