184 | Nexus, Dollar Boxes And Archie Collection

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.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Dana Gillespiehitomi

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Nexus: Into The Past And Other Stories By Mike Baron And Steve Rude.

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175 | Rereading Comics, Binge Reading, Valerian And Pullapalooza

Rereading comics that sit in the box or on the shelf for long periods of time, binge reading, single issue stories, Valerian and Moebius being available in English start this one off. Pullapalooza finishes it out.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Thin Lizzy

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Akira By Katsuhiro Otomo.

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Explicit 150 | Too Many Comics, Variant Covers And Other Comics We’ve Forgotten Or Haven’t Read

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!

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: The HorriblesPrince Whipper Whip

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Are There Too Many Comics These Days?
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149 | Required Reading, Deadpool Movie And Captain America 2.

Chris begins employment at Yancy Street Comics, and Rook asks the crew to assign required reading. Then Dallas and Rook talk about the Deadpool movie as well as Captain America 2: Civil War.

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Now That He Is Working There, What Comics Should Chris Read?

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113 | Image Comics, Digital, The Eternals, Unfinished Series And Dollar Bins

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

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Humble Bundle Weekly.

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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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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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99 | Anthony Desiato, Unknown Archie Creators, Walt Simonson, Alan Davis And Marie Severin

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. ConanChic Stone, Terry Austin, Marshall Rogers and the amazing unsung hero Marie Severin.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Graham Gouldman

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Flat Squirrel Productions.

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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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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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90 | Comics Overseas, Color Or Black And White, Kirby’s Fantastic Four And Inkers

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

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Teen Weekly Komiks From The Philippines.

Artist’s Signature And The Time It Was Done,
From Teen Weekly Komiks.

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81 | Megacon, Movie Rooms & Backmasked Record Albums

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.

At the end they finally talk about comic books. The influences of Bill Sienkiewicz, the new Silver Surfer comic and Walt Simonson.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: P J Harvey

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Megacon 2014.

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14 | Don’s Favorite Artists

Al and Dallas struggle to get a word in edgewise as Don goes on and on and on about his Top Ten Favorite Artists.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Don’s Brother, Larry Moore, of course.

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7 | Favorite Writers 2

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.

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Al’s vote for favorite writer went to Jack Kirby and Stan Lee:
the architects of the Marvel Universe.