Superman Comics

00:00 Intro ...

01:18 Flipping through my short box of Superman and Superman related comics (Action, Adventures of Superman, DC Comics Presents, Superman, Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, etc.), reminiscing about ones that I’ve read and making notes about ones that I would like to buy ...

31:28 Outro ...

Cover Art: Adventures of Superman 424 by Jerry Ordway

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Batman Comics

00:00 Intro ...

01:26 Flipping through my short box of Batman and Batman related comics (Batman, Detective, Batgirl, Batman and the Outsiders, Brave and the Bold, etc.), reminiscing about ones that I’ve read, and pondering about how to organize books that seem to fall into multiple categories ...

29:26 Outro ...

Cover Art: Batman 306 by Jim Aparo

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

 

   
 
Teen Titans Season 1 Part 2

00:00 Intro

01:25 Additional Notes - Origins, Trigon

03:53 Switched - Starfire and Raven have to overcome their differences and learn to use one another's superpowers after they accidentally switch bodies

11:48 Apprentice Part 1 - Slade sets a trap for the Teen Titans with the intent of blackmailing Robin into working for him

15:11 Additional Notes - Slade aka Deathstroke

18:10 Apprentice Part 2 - Robin is forced to work for Slade and fight his fellow Titans

25:26 Outro

Cover Art: Teen Titans Season 1

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:45pm EST

 

   
 
The Great Darkness Saga Part 6

00:00 Intro

01:46 Additional Notes - The Last Days of Ma and Pa Kent

08:23 Legion of Super-Heroes 295 - the Legion battles a rogue Green Lantern who is defying the Guardians of the Universe and trying to discover the origin of the universe

41:34 Additional Notes - Universo, Time Institute

45:24 Outro

Cover Art: Legion of Super-Heroes 295 by Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:10am EST

 

Creatures Imagined and Real Mega Panel

00:00 - Part 1: Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon talk to comic book scholar Craig Fischer about their work on BPRD

24:46 - Part 2: Ben Towle talks about the history of funny animal comics which he researched while preparing to do his own funny animal comic, In the Weeds

48:55 - Part 3: Bud Root, William Stout, and Dustin Harbin talk to Jennie Law about drawing dinosaurs; unfortunately this part of the recording ends abruptly 20 minutes into what was closer to a 40 minute discussion

Recorded on June 18, 2016 at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC



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Category:panel -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

 

   
 
Small Press Expo 2016 Part 2

0:00 Intro

1:29 Day 2 Highlights - Love and Rockets, Amiculus

14:50 Spotlight on Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes - Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics) talks to Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes about their careers in comics and how their approaches to subject matter and the process of creating comics has changed over the years

26:21 Spotlight on Trina Robbins - A conversation between Trina Robbins and Heidi MacDonald about Trina's work in comics as a creator and a chronicler of the lives and work of other women in comics

39:36 Additional Notes - Lily Renee, Trina Robbins and Kickstarter, The Legend of Wonder Woman

43:15 Look Back and Looking Ahead - conventions, podcasting

46:04 Outro

Cover Art: SPX 2016 Attendee Badge by Gilbert Hernandez

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:30am EST

 

   
 
Small Press Expo 2016 Part 1

0:00 Intro

1:28 Before the Panels

7:36 They Shoot Black People Don't They - a presentation and meditation by Keith Knight (using his own words and cartoons) on the issue of police violence perpetrated against African American men in the United States

22:02 Spotlight on Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez - the Hernandez Bros. talked to comic book retailer Bill Boichel about their long running series Love & Rockets, their relationship with Fantagraphics, and some of their side projects

32:31 What I Bought - Tales of Unusual Circumstances by Joey Weiser, Bury the Past by E Baird, Space Captain by Chris Baldie and Michael Park

38:43 Forty Years of Fantagraphics - Comics Journal contributor John Kelly moderated a discussion with publisher Gary Groth and several artists (Joe Sacco, Trina Robbins, the Hernandez Bros, Drew Friedman, Jim Woodring, Dan Clowes, Carol Tyler) who have had works published by Fantagraphics about how the company got started, how it evolved, and what it was like working for Fantagraphics over the years

45:20 After the Panels - miscellaneous thoughts about the first day of the show

52:55 Outro

Cover Art: SPX 2016 Attendee Badge by Gilbert Hernandez

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

 

   
 
Baltimore Comic Con 2016 Part 2

0:00 Intro

1:31 Breakfast and shopping at the Baltimore Farmers Market

5:53 What I bought - Alpha Fight, Official Teen Titans Index, Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes, Young Heroes in Love, Blitzkrieg, Flash

13:37 Spotlight on Howard Chaykin - an hour of Q&A with comic book writer and artist Howard Chaykin

19:14 Spotlight on Steve Englehart - an hour of Q&A with comic book writer Steve Englehart

26:50 Diversity in Comics Panel - run by a group a thoughtful and thought provoking panel which included a fair amount of interaction between the panelists and the audience

41:00 After the Panels

48:18 Additional Notes - t-shirts, unexpected discounts, Chaykin sings

51:07 Additional Notes - Steve Englehart

57:48 Outro

Cover Art: Baltimore Comic Con 2016 Program Guide by Kevin Eastman

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

 

   
 
Baltimore Comic Con 2016 Part 1

0:00 Intro

1:22 The Road to Baltimore - traffic and other things that delayed my arrival at the con

8:27 The Process of Writing - Panelists Amy Chu, J.M. DeMatteis, Mark Waid, Paul Storrie, and Hope Larsen talk to Moderator Bob Greenberger about the perceptions and reality of their individual processes of writing comic books

19:37 What I Bought - New Teen Titans, Tales of the Teen Titans, Flash, Fashion in Action, Vietnam Journal, Green Lantern, Tales of the Green Lantern Corps, Justice Society of America, Official Index of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Official Index of the Justice League of America

38:41 Changing Roles of Editors - Panelists Louise Simonson, John Workman, Dafna Pleban, Mike Pellerito, and Paul Levitz discuss some of the challenges and successes they have experienced as comic book editors

46:05 Darwyn Cooke Tribute - J.G. Jones, Frank Tieri, Dirk Wood, and Billy Tucci talk about their friend and colleague, artist and writer Darwyn Cooke, the impact he had on them and others in the industry

50:25 Final Thoughts - Fire Alarm, Nelvana of the Northern Lights, The Dark Flash Saga, New Teen Titans

56:00 Outro

Cover Art: Baltimore Comic Con 2016 Program Guide by Kevin Eastman

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:00am EST

   
 
DTC 121 - Iron Man and Whitney Frost

0:00 Intro

1:30 Iron Man 6 - While Iron Man is busy battling the Crusher, Whitney Frost attempts to steal secrets from Stark Industries

7:08 Iron Man 7 - The Gladiator joins Whitney Frost and the Maggia Assault Squad in an attack on Stark Industries

13:21 Iron Man 8 - While Iron Man deals with the Gladiator, Whitney Frost and the Maggia Assauly Squad battle a squad of SHIELD Agents led by her boyfriend SHIELD Agent Jasper Sitwell

24:04 Additional Notes - George Tuska

27:05 Outro

Cover Art: Iron Man 8 by George Tuska and Johnny Craig

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:00pm EST



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