The Comic Book Attic
Podcasts that Celebrate the Back Issue Bin.

I ramble through what I read in September, including a look at Justice League of America #203-205.  Also, I talk about All in Color for a Dime. (25:11)

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An important announcement. A look at the recent comics posted on the Some of My Favorite Comics blog feature: Web of Spider-Man #1, Spectacular Spider-Man #139, and Marvel Tales #206. A rundown of what I read in August. (23:00)

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What I read in September 2014 138 comics:


2014 comics:

1. Amazing Spider-Man #6

2. Hawkeye #20

3. All-New Invaders #9

4. Guardians of the Galaxy #18

5, 6. All-New X-Men #31, 32

7-9. Avengers 34, 34.1, 35

10. Original Sin #8

11. New Warriors #9

12. Captain America #24

13, 14. Fantastic Four #9, 10

15. Uncanny X-Men #25

16. Spider-Man 2099 #3

17. Astonishing Spider-Man (Panini) #13

18. Edge of Spider-verse #1

19. Amazing X-Men #8

20. Iron Man #25

21. Origin II #1

22. Spongebob Comics #36

23, 24. Atomic Robo and the Knights of the Golden Circle #2, 3

25-27. G.I. Joe: A Real America Hero #204-206

28. Miracleman #9

29. Superman Unchained #8

30. Inhumanity: Superior Spider-Man #1


 Older comics:

31, 32. Mysterious Strangers #1, 2

33-59. Iron Man #208-211, 234, 237-241, 248, 249, 253, 255, 256, 259, 260, 262-265, 271, 283, 288, 291, 292, 297

60-63. Fantastic Four #321-324

64-69. Conan the Barbarian #172-176, 178

70. Conan Annual #8

71. Woody Woodpecker #186

72. The Miss Adventures of Jello-Man #1

73. The Kid-Its #1

74. Blood Syndicate #1

75-83. Detective Comics #648, 684-691

84. Newuniversal #3

85. The Human Powerhouse #1

86, 87. Classic Popeye #11, 13

88. Huey, Dewey and Louie, Junior Woodchucks #12

89. Pitt #1

90. Spider-Man Noir #3

91. Spider-Man: Reign #1

92. Spider-Man: The Official Movie Adaptation (Wal-Mart Edition) #1

93. Guardians of the Galaxy (’90) #2

94-100. Spider-Man 2099 #11, 12, 18, 30, 33, 40, 44

101. Ravage 2099 #3

102. Adventures of Superman Annual #1

103. Winter Soldier #19

104. Spider-Man: Redemption #1

105, 106. New Mutants #85, 86

106, 107. Marvel Comics Presents #49, 52

108. The Story of Inflation #nn

109. Our Army at War (’10) #1

110. Doc Savage: Devil’s Thoughts #1

111-121. Avengers #301, 303, 309, 331, 332, 349, 354, 357, 358, 362, 367

122. Adventures of Superman #446

123-127. Justice League of America #201-205

128. Supergirl (’96) #3

129, 130. West Coast Avengers/Avengers West Coast #7, 68

131. Savage Hawkman #2

132. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Book of the Dead 2004 #nn

133. Manhunter (’04) #2

134.  newuniversal 1959 #1

135. Nevermore #4

136. Team Titans #2

137. Deathstroke the Terminator #15

138. Tex Taylor: Draw or Die, Cowpoke! #nn

 

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A special just-prior-to the Death of Superman episode, looking at Action Comics #684 and Superman: The Man of Steel #19 with news reports from the event.  Also, a report of my visit to the Baltimore Comic Con. (30:17)

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What I read in August 2014, 133 comics:

 

2014 comics:

1. Robin Rises Omega #1

2. Multiversity #1

3. Hawkeye #19

4. The Superior Spider-Man #32

5. Batman and Robin #33

6. Iron Man Special #1

7, 8. Spider-Man 2099 #1, 2

9. Trees #4

10. Nova Special #1

11. Guardians of the Galaxy #17

12. Fantastic Four #8

13, 14. All-New X-Men #29, 30

15. Amazing Spider-Man #5

16. Star Trek #36

17. Avengers #33

18-20. Original Sin #3.3, 3.4, 7

21. Nova #20

22. Uncanny X-Men #24

23, 24. Spongebob Squarepants Comics #34, 35

25. Captain America #23

26. Rocket Raccoon #2

27. New Warriors #8

28. Legendary Star-Lord #2

29. Justice League United #4

 

Older comics:

30. Archie’s Activity Comics Digest Magazine #1

31. Dark Reign: The List-Hulk #1

32, 33. Superman Annual #2, 3

34. Saga #13

35. Charlton Bullseye #1

36. The Battle for Survival #nn

37. All-Star Squadron Annual #1

38. Starman (’88) #1

39. Solar, Man of the Atom #1

40-43. Star Trek: Voyager: Splashdown #1-4

44. Star Trek Year Four: Enterprise Experiment #1

45. Star Trek/X-Men #1

46. The Marvel Family #83

47. Conan The Cimmerian #0

48. Blasters Special #1

49-51. Justice League of America #193, 194, 198

52. Iron Man/Captain America ‘98

53. Star Trek: The Next Generation (mini) #3

54-58. Starman #16-20

59-61. All-Star Squadron #4-6

62-68. Alpha Flight #2, 4-8, 11

69, 70. Valor #5, 6

71, 72. Untold Tales of Spider-Man #8, 14

73-78. Superman: The Man of Steel #1-5, 19

79-90. Action Comics #658-660, 665-671, 684, 879

91-95. Batman #493, 502, 505, 506, 703

96-102. Superman/Adventures of Superman #472, 475, 479, 484, 498, 682, 684

103-112. Superman #42, 49, 50, 53, 56-61

113-133. Detective Comics #649-651, 656-659, 661, 664, 667, 668, 670-674, 677, 680-683

 

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In this episode, I include the segment I did for the Podcast X podcast on Reagan's Raiders #1.  I also talk about some comic shops visited in Baltimore.

Links:

For the review of Reagan's Raiders #2, visit episode 199 of Podcast X: http://podcastx.blogspot.com/

Cards, Comics and Collectibles

Alternate Worlds

Alliance Comics in Federal Hill is unfortunately no longer in business.

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The Comic Book Attic's first official podcast was released eight years ago today, August 15, 2006. While the output has slowed and evolved and branched out, I'm happy to still be recording my humble little audio bits.  Thanks to everyone who listens.

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It's a Spider-Man-themed episode, with a look at The Amazing Spider-Man #156 from 1976, plus a few words about reading lots of Spidey comics, and-- hey! I've moved to Baltimore!  (25:50)

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Spider-month Part 3 of 3: Marvel Tales #206

So yes, this is a reprint book-- mostly.  And, to their shame, in years prior to this issue, Marvel often abridged their stories for reprint titles without the public’s knowledge. (This happened all over in Marvel Tales, Marvel’s Greatest Comics, Marvel Double Feature, Marvel Super-Heroes, etc.)  By the time I started buying this title, fortunately, that awful practice was left behind.  Why collect a reprint title and not the current Spidey books?  Because they were old stories.  I loved the old comics even then.  Much of that was because I liked them, much of it was because I didn’t have access to the older stories on my negligible income at the time, and much of it was because I was such a fan of Marvel Saga, a book that chronicled older Marvel.  This is probably the first issue of Marvel Tales I bought off the rack, continuing a few issues later when they were running a bunch of Punisher appearance reprints.  I also enjoyed that they would often run new material in the form of a Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham back-up feature, which this issue did.  What drew me to this issue, however, was a grand tale reprinting Marvel Team-Up #70 about the struggle of the X-Men’s Havok with The Living Monolith (both of whom I love).  Throw in Thor and art by John Byrne, and it’s a party.  The most memorable thing about my experience buying this comic was that I bought it on a family shopping outing to another county one night.  On the drive home, when I would normally read my comics, it was getting too dark to read.  I would use the headlights of the cars behind us to read the comic.  Because we were on a highway, the cars would often pass, and I’d have to wait for the next car’s lights to read what happened next.  What a way to prolong the suspense!  Anyway, years later, I bought the original MTU issue as well as a paperback black and white reprint of this story, with panels rearranged to fit the small book. Both items are living happily in my collection with this issue of Marvel Tales.

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Spider-month Part 2 of 3: Spectacular Spider-Man #139

This was one of the first issues of Spectacular Spider-Man I bought off the racks myself.   I had been aggressively collecting comics for a short while when this issue came out, and Spider-Man comics weren’t part of my regular collecting list (with the exception of Marvel Tales, which I bought to read the older comics; older comics were my thing even then).  For whatever reason, I bought this issue. Could be that I had read a few issues of Spectacular Spider-Man from my friends and liked it?  Who knows?  I didn’t own hardly any issues of the title at this point.  This story drew me in, though.  The villain of Tombstone was so bad and nasty that he seemed like a real threat, especially to poor Joe Robertson.  I haven’t looked at this issue in years, but the art of Sal Buscema was the style I picture when I think of this title, just as I tend to picture Alex Saviuk when I think of Web of Spider-Man.  Another plus was the writing of Gerry Conway, who wrote many classic Spidey stories years before in Amazing Spider-Man. A fun time and a landmark reference point in my relationship with this title.

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This month, I’m focusing my sights on the web-flinging wall-hugger as I have been reading a lot of Spider-Man comics lately. I am preparing a Spider-Man-themed Far-Out Sounds from the Six-Panel Grid episode, and here (returning, finally) you'll receive three Some of My Favorite Comics entires that will be Spider-themed.

Spider-month Part 1 of 3: Web of Spider-Man #1

When I was a youngster, I remember beginning to go to the barber for the first time.  The first visit was, as I remember, rather frightening.  One fixture of the barber shop that helped eventually relax me and look forward to going was the supply of comics that were sitting in the bottom of a little stand, specifically put there to keep kids entertained.  These comics were well-read, and a few were coverless (I’m not sure if this issue in question could have been one of the coverless).  That’s where I first read Web of Spider-Man #1.  Also piled on this stand were issues of Whitman Disney comics, an issue of Captain America, an issue of Cloak and Dagger, and others.  Over the years since, I have gathered copies of all these into my collection, but one that stands out as a favorite is the first issue of Web.   I recall the story being so different from the other older Spidey stories I had read, plus there was the black costume, which was a strange new thing for me.  I remember this issue and the others in the stack stayed there for years, getting more and more worn and eventually disappearing as they either got thrown out or taken.  Years later, when I finally got my copy of Web of Spider-Man #1, I found it strange to hold a copy that wasn’t tattered and smelling of hair products and cigarettes…

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Here are two videos that were the sources for some of the audio in Far-Out Sounds from the Six-Panel Grid episodes...

 

 

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I am moving to Baltimore!  I started a new job in the city, and I'm in the process of moving to my new digs.  I last moved a little over two years ago, so I know the harrowing work ahead of me moving the collection.  I may be off the grid for awhile as I get settled, but I'm still here. 

There's plenty of comic book opportunities in the city, and I've already added another comic shop to my list of first visits: Cards, Comics, and Collectibles. The best part is that the Baltimore ComicCon will now be a definite annual experience.

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On this second venture into the grid, I take a look at Superboy #150, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story book, and a first visit to a comic shop (Cosmic Comix & Toys).  (23:37)

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Atomic Comics in Hagerstown, MD, shows up Justice League #27.

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Hosted by Mike Pindell.  In this debut episode, and with every episode, you get six items: an intro, three bits of retro audio fun, and two segments by me-- one of which will be a review of an old comic.  This episode, I talk about my annual Black Friday comic-buying adventure, and I take a look at Dracula (1967) #3 from Dell Comics.  (24:42)

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A brief episode about the Baltimore Comic Con, my new comics podcast, and other odds and ends.  (17:01)

http://retrogamesquad.com/

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:20 AM

Hi, all...

I just wanted to post an update on the podcast.

After months of trying to settle on the theme, feel, and format of a new comic book podcast, I have finally figured it out.  All will be revealed in a CBA or CBA Extra episode that will appear soon.  Meanwhile, I will leave you with a title: Far-Out Sounds from the Six-Panel Grid.

Talk to you soon...

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Reached a record 300 comics read in one month

(2013)

211. Superman Unchained #3

212. Justice League of America’s Vibe #7

213. Justice League Dark #23

214. Supergirl #23

215. Wonder Woman #23

216-221. Superior Spider-Man #2-6, 15

222. Superior Foes of Spider-Man #2

223. Superior Carnage #2

224. Deadpool Kills Deadpool #2

225. Captain Marvel #15

226. Justice League #23

227. Transformers: Regeneration One #94

228, 229. Injustice: Gods Among Us #7, 8

230. Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #10

231-233. Deadpool #13, 14, 15

234. Thor: God of Thunder #12

235. A+X #11

236. Astonishing X-Men #66

237. G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #193

238. Batman Incorporated Special #1

239. Avengers Arena #14

240. Wolverine and the X-Men #35

241. G.I. Joe vol. 3 #7

242. Secret Avengers #8

243. Scarlet Spider #21

244. Uncanny X-Men #11

245. New Avengers #9

246. FF #11

247. Young Avengers #9

248. Captain America #10

(past)

249-261. Iron Man (1968) #83, 90, 91, 102, 104, 105, 200, 201, 204, 207, 236, 246, 257

262. New X-Men (2004) #2

263-265. Annihilators: Earthfall #2-4

266. My Greatest Adventure (2011) #2

267-270. Animal Man (2011) #7-10

271. G.I.Joe (IDW) #21

272. Swamp Thing (2011) #3

273-278. District X #1-6

279. Sgt. Rock #399

280. Supergirl (1996) #2

281, 282. Robin #98, 99

283-285. Fantastic Four (vol.3) #67-69

286. X-O Manowar (2012) #1

287. Manhunter (2004) #4

288-293. New Mutants (2003) #2-6, 9

294. Harbinger (2012) #1

295-297. Emma Frost #10-12

298, 299. Evangeline #1, 2

300. Evangeline Special #1

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(2013)

135. Infinity #1

136, 137. Thunderbolts #12, 13

138. G.I. Joe Special Missions #6

139. Thor: God of Thunder #6

140-142. X-Factor #259-261

143. Uncanny Avengers #10

144. Captain America #9

145, 146. Indestructible Hulk #11, 12

147. Atomic Robo and the Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur #2

148. Threshold #4

149. Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #2

150. Scarlet Spider #20

151. Fantastic Four #11

152. Avengers Arena #13

153. Wolverine #8

154. Secret Avengers #7

155. Justice League of America #7

156. Batgirl #23

157. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #24

158. Fearless Defenders #8

159. Uncanny X-Force #10

160. Uncanny X-Men #10

161, 162. Wolverine and the X-Men #31, 34

163. X-Men #4

164. Morbius: The Living Vampire #8

165. Cable and X-Force #13

166. Thunderbolts #14

167. Avengers Assemble #18

168. Avengers #18

169. Nova #7

170. Daredevil #30

171. X-Men Legacy #15

172. Venom #39

173. Amazing Spider-Man #699.1

174, 175. Superior Spider-Man #1, 16

(Past)

176. R.E.B.E.L.S. #3

177. The Twisted Tantrums of the Purple Snit #2

178, 179. Green Arrow (2011) #7, 9

180. Planetary/The Authority: Ruling the World #1

181. Planetary #1 Special Edition

182. Star Masters (AC ) #1

183, 184. Top Dog #3, 6

185, 186. Kafka #1, 2

187. Animism #1

188, 189. Tales of Terror #2, 7

190. Reid Fleming: World’s Toughest Milkman #3

191. Superman/Batman #9

192, 193. Planetary #22, 23

194. Taskmaster (2010) #1

195-203. Robin #89-97

204, 205. Batwoman #10, 11

206-210. Iron Man (1968) #18, 69, 72, 80, 82

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(from 2013)

57, 58. Cable and X-Force #11, 12

59. The Legend of Luther Strode #6

60. Young Avengers #8

61, 62. Hunger #1, 2

63. Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1

64. Wolverine #7

65. Iron Man #14

66. Thunderbolts #7

67. Injustice: Gods Among Us #1

68-70. Scarlet Spider #13, 15, 19

71. All-New X-Men #15

72. Avengers A.I. #2

73. Wolverine and the X-Men #33

74, 75. Hawkeye #2, 3

76. Hawkeye Annual #1

77. Detective Comics #23

78. Green Lantern #23

79. Wonder Woman #22

80. Batman Incorporated #13

81. Trinity of Sin: Pandora #2

82. Justice League of America’s Vibe #6

83. Justice League Dark #22

84. Aquaman #22

85. Justice League of America #6

86. Batman: The Dark Knight #22

87. Avengers #17

88. Uncanny X-Force #9

89. Fearless Defenders #7

90. Atomic Robo and the Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur #1

91. Uncanny X-Men #9

92. Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #9

93. Transformers: Regeneration One #93

94, 95. The Lone Ranger #15, 16

 

(Past)

96. Cyclops #1

97. Nemesis #4

98-100. Rush City #1-3

101. Death3 #1

102, 103. JLA #18, 19

104. Green Arrow  (2011) #6

105. Super Goof #35

106. Triumphant Unleashed #1

107. Nightwing (1996) #2

108. Saucer Country #2

109-111. The H.A.R.D. Corps #9, 14, 15

112. Pilot Season: 39 Minutes #1

113. Pilot Season: Forever #1

114. They Were Chosen to be Survivors #3

115-127. Robin #76-88

128. Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman vol.2 #1

129. Batwoman #8

130. Resurrection Man (2001) #5

131. Harbinger Files #1

132. G.I. Jackrabbits #1

133. CyberRad #5

134. CyberRad vol.2 #1

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(From 2013)

1. All-New X-Men #14

2. Nova #6

3. Fantastic Four #10

4. Detective Comics #22

5,6. FF# 9, 10

7. G.I. Joe Special Missions #5

8. X-Men #3

9. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #192

10. G.I. Joe #6

11. Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #34

12. Batman #22

13. Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1

14. Batgirl #22

15. Spongebob Annual Size Super-Giant Swimtacular #1

16. Guardians of the Galaxy #5

17. The X-Files Season 10 #2

(Past)

18-31. Robin #34-42, 44, 56, 59, 72

32. Pilot Season: Asset #1

33. Batman Annual #23

34. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #173

35. The First #2

36. Warlock (2004) #2

37-40. Time Breakers # 1-4

41. Detective Comics #654

42. The Adventures of Superman #427

43. Grim Leaper #1

44-48. Tom Strong #15, 17-19

49. Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales #8

50, 51. Azrael #27, 28

52-54. X-Men: Colossus Bloodline #1-3

55. Awesome Holiday Special #1

56. Amazing Spider-Man #258

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In this episode, I talk about Incredible Hulk #323 and other Hulk memories.  Also, in other collected recordings, I talk about what I've been reading, a comic shop visited, and more. (29:53)

Links:
Listen to my guest appearance on Podcast X #199
Comic shop visited: Comics on the Green

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:36 AM

While you are waiting for a new comic book podcast from me (one of which is currently recorded, but in several unedited pieces), you can hear my review of Reagan's Raiders #1 from Solson Comics on Podcast X episode 199.  You will also find a review of issue #2 by the host of Podcast X, T. Mafia.  Check it out.  It's easily one of the most godawful comics I've ever read.

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I picked up this 1965 comedy album for a quarter.  I was surprised to find that the cover artist credited was Frank Frazetta, famed fantasy and comic artist.  Turns out he drew the heads on the chess pieces.  I will never cease to be amazed at what curiosities one can find by accident...

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An update on the revised plan regarding the fate of the podcast.  Also, some recent buys and reads.  (11:32)

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Reading 1970s Marvel comics. The end/evolution of The Comic Book Attic. (18:27)

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I actually own this on VHS.  Thanks to the individual who posted it on YouTube.

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Just checking in.  Next episode will have an important announcement.  In the meantime, I reached a personal best of reading 200 comics in the month of December.  I've also started (finally) transferring my unread boxes of comics into drawerboxes to match the half of the collection I have read.  Sometimes this wonderful hobby can be dreadfully expensive...

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Again, after a long wait, a new episode.  Featuring radio adventures of Superman and the Fantastic Four plus two comic-related songs. (42:39)

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In this episode, I take a look at Previews #1 from the late '80s and talk about comics that came out at that time.  Also, T. Mafia from Podcast X contributes a review of Secret Wars II #5. (Note: This episode contains explicit language.) (36:40)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:44 PM

In this episode, I chronicle my Black Friday comic-buying adventure.  Also, I play a segment recorded over a month ago regarding what I read in September, with passing comments on Strange Tales vol. 2 #17, 18, 19, JLA #13, 14, and Mad Super Special #108.  (31:17)

(The comic pictured is a recent comic buy with a 1945 war bond cover.)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:29 AM

In this episode, I drive and talk about recent buys, my current thoughts on Final Crisis, my take on digital comics, and my new status with the DCU.

Links mentioned:
Final Crisis as modernism/post-modernism?
Final Crisis annotations

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:26 AM

I have a new episode recorded, and it will be posted soon.  I'll be recording another episode talking about comics I read this past month of September.  I beat my personal record (of 142) for comics in one month by reading 153.  I know, I know, some of you may read more than that in a month regularly, but it is a chore for me to find the time usually.

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August 11 marked the 6th anniversary of The Comic Book Attic.  I will record an episode soon, folks.  Meanwhile, I found these documentaries available on YouTube (at least for now) that you might enjoy:

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In this short episode, I talk about recent super-hero movies and The Mighty Crusaders #13.  (14:13)

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In this brief episode, I talk about the state of the podcast.  Also, thanks and recommendations.  (9:04)

Comic Book Noise

Kirby Your Enthusiasm

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Mighty Crusaders #13 is another childhood yard sale buy, and it introduced me to Archie's universe of heroes.  As listeners of the podcast know, I'm a fan of these characters (especially in the 1960s series), and Archie is once again bringing the Mighty Crusaders back in 2012.  This comic was so intriguing to me at the time because it was full of colorful, old-timey heroes.  It was drawn in an older style thanks to Dick Ayers pencils, which I enjoyed.  As I said, it was colorful, but in such a way that the colors were full, bright, and fun.  I even loved the lettering stlye by Bill Yoshida.  There was a main story, which the cover advertised, and a back-up story focusing on The Fox by the same creative team.  This was the last issue of this particular series, but I've always been on the lookout for the first twelve issues, of which I own about half as of this writing.  Despite it looking like a kid-targeted series, you can bet I'll be giving the new Archie series a try.

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I chronicle my vacation trip to two comic stores, I go over some recent finds, and I talk about some of the comics I read in April.  This includes short reviews of Starblast #3, Image Zero #0, Superboy #200, Ms. Marvel (1977) #1, and Batman Family #1.  (49:14)

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Just a quick extra episode to talk about what I've been reading.  (10:40)

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Category:Comic Book Attic Extra -- posted at: 12:05 AM

In this episode, I talk about Fantastic Four Annual #17.  I also go through some of my favorite comics from the blog feature, taking a look at The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe vol.2 #16, The Amazing Spider-Man Pocket paperback, The Sensational She-Hulk #7, Star Trek: Passage to Moauv comic & record, Outlaws of the West #84, and Invasion #3 (plus Amazing Spider-Man #202, which was covered in the past).  (36:15)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:56 AM

I'm back and in a new home!  For the first time, I'm recording from an actual attic! I talk a little about my new comic rooms and my comic-reading renaissance.  In doing so, I discuss the character/series of Robin and early issues of the Fantastic Four.  I also mention a new (to me) comic shop I visited, The Amazing Spiral.  (21:09)

I mention it every episode, but never give the url.  Here's the link to The League of Comic Book Podcasts.

I really miss podcasting, and I will try to get back to some kind of more frequent schedule.  Meanwhile, if you haven't already, check out my other podcast pages: The Cinematic Attic and The Attic of Babel.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:58 AM

I have had quite a month.  I moved over New Year's and finally got everything unpacked and arranged last week. I've also gotten sick a few times during and since moving.  With any luck, I hope to get back to podcasting soon.  I have a few episodes of various podcasts recorded; I just need the editing time. Until later...

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:58 AM

In this extra episode, I talk about moving, my new love of Batman comics, and Avenging Spider-Man.  (15:45)

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Category:Comic Book Attic Extra -- posted at: 3:19 AM

In this shorter episode, I give some thoughts on the current DC and talk about my local Black Friday comic sale. (18:09)

Direct download: comicbookattic135.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:09 AM

New episode coming soon with my Black Friday finds.

Meanwhile, I found this series of hilarious commercials on YouTube advertising a comic shop's Black Friday sale.  Check it out with the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHCdOrEl1EY&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL27402AC5379FFF8C

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:27 PM

In this short episode, I talk about Sgt. Rock #370.  (14:08)

I hope everyone has a great Halloween.

Direct download: comicbookattic134.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:19 PM

I am still here.  I have a new, albeit short, episode recorded, and it will be out soon.  If not sooner, look for it on Halloween.  I recently got a new computer, and I am trying to improve my recording sound quality.  We'll see how that goes.  In the meantime, here's a trailer for something interesting:

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:12 AM

I had never heard of this 1994 short film until today.  I have to admit that it's pretty awful.  Nevertheless, here it is...

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:34 AM

In the delayed 5th anniversary episode of the podcast, I talk about recent back issue purchases, relate my experiences at the Baltimore Comic Con (including my moment with Stan Lee), give my thoughts on the DC restart, and review The Mighty Crusaders #4 from 1966.

(57:39)

Don't forget to check out the Kirby Your Enthusiasm podcast and the DC Noise podcast.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:48 PM

I present to you a photo taken at the Baltimore Comic Con of Stan Lee and me.  There were two other friends in the picture, but I cropped them out just in case they didn't want their images out there.  If you want to see the full picture, find me on Facebook.

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:26 PM

First, I wanted to let listeners know that I am still here and recording.  July has been a challenging month for personal matters. 

Second, I wanted to relate a personal best.  Last month (June), I set myself another 100 comics reading goal, and actually hit 142.  To my knowledge, this is the most I've ever read in a month.

Finally, the 5th anniversary of The Comic Book Attic is approaching, and this time, I want to put together a big episode (which for me means about an hour).  This may actually end up being the next episode, so look for it on or around August 11.

Mike

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:48 AM

In this episode, JJ and I discuss back issues purchased on a recent buying trip to New Dimension Comics and Laurel Mountain Comics.  Also, I review Amazing Spider-Man #274.  (41:22)

Link to a picture of the back issue room at New Dimension Comics: CLICK ME AND SEE!

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:41 PM

I challenged myself to read 100 comics in April (a tough task with my busy schedule), and I actually went over.  Here's what I read:

Recent comics:
1. Power Man and Iron Fist #3
2-5. Heroes For Hire #2-5
6. Captain America #616
7. Fear Itself #1
8. Batman: The Dark Knight #2
9. Secret Avengers #11
10. Batgirl #20
11. Deadpool Team-up #885
12. Fall of the Hulks: Gamma #1
13,14. Annihilators #1,2
15. Hulk #15
16-18. Justice League of America #48-50
19,20. Deadpool #34,35
21-23. Uncanny X-Men #534.1,535,536
24. Silver Surfer #3
25-30. Avengers Academy #3-5, 10-12
31,32. Green Lantern #63,64
33-35. Teen Titans #91-93
36,37. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #164,165
38,39. The Avengers #11,12
40,41. X-Men: Legacy #246,247
42-45. New Mutants #20-23
46-56. X-Factor #208-218
57. Onslaught Unleashed #3
58,59. Batman Incorporated #3,4
60,61. The Incredible Hulks #625,626
62. New Avengers #11
63. The Flash #10
64. S.H.I.E.L.D. #6

Others:
65. The Flash #99 (1985)
66,67. The Adventures of Superman #426,428
68. Batman: The Official Comic Adaptation of the Warner Bros. Motion Picture #1
69. Batman Annual #25
70. Avengers Icons: The Vision #2
71. The Amazing Spider-Man #274
72. Where Monsters Dwell #6
73. Superboy #127 (1966)
74. Secret Invasion: Thor #3
75. X-Factor #1 (1985)
76. Flash Annual #1 (1987)
77-80. X-Force #102,107,108,114
81. Superman #22 (1988)
82. Avengers Annual #23
83-86. Star Trek: Voyager #11-13,15
87. Nightjar #4
88. Teen Titans/Legion Special #1
89-93. Teen Titans #16-20 (2004)
94,95. Batman and the Outsiders #10,12 (2008)
96-99. Captain America #4-7 (2002)
100,101. Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century #2,4
102,103. Thundercats #12,15 (1987)
104. Super Powers #1 (1984)
105. The Adventures of the Thing #3
106,107. The Defenders #1,3 (2001)

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:33 PM

I AM GROOT!  More vacation comic-buying.  My love of old Marvel monster comics.  A look at Where Monsters Dwell #6. (29:49)

Links:

Phantom of the Attic in Monroeville

Kirby Your Enthusiasm podcast

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:43 AM

Comics purchased on April 27th.  Also, I talk more about Marvel's numbering.  (24:12)

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Category:Comics on Wheels -- posted at: 8:16 PM

Finally back with a new episode.  It's Silver Age Superman time with Superboy #127.  I also talk about some trips to some comic shops. (17:55)

Alliance Comics

Atomic Books

Legends Comics and Games

Collectors Corner

Also, watch comic artist Jose Villarubia's promotional video for his town:

Direct download: comicbookattic130.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:17 PM

Finally, a year later, I give you episode two featuring old radio adventures of Superman and the Fantastic Four, plus a comic-related song. (39:05)

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Category:The CBA Audio Theatre -- posted at: 1:55 AM

Just wanted to let listeners know that all is well.  March has been one of the most intensely busy months I've weathered at work.  An entire week could pass without my computer even getting powered on.  I have, however, been able to record bits while driving that can be put together later.  April looks a lot more relaxed, and I'll have some time off to podcast.

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:50 PM

It's an all Flash episode as I share my earliest memories of each of the Flashes.  I also take a look at Flash #195 from 1970.  (27:18)

Vote for The Comic Book Attic in the Noisy Awards here: http://www.deliberatenoise.com/awards/

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:37 AM

Just a quick update of where I've been.  Also, some thoughts on some comics I no longer buy.  Check out The Cinematic Attic.  (10:17)

The cover pic with this episode is of a comic book adaptation I bought recently.  You could consider the clash between my two hobbies, as mentioned in the podcast, a clash of titans.

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Category:Comic Book Attic Extra -- posted at: 1:07 AM

I set a goal to read 100 comics in December.  One hundred comics in 30 days can be a challenge for a guy with a lot of hobbies and so little free time.  For those who might be curious, here's what I read:

Newer comics (2009-present):
1. Star Wars: Halloween Special 2009
2,3. Teen Titans#88, 90
4,5. The Thanos Imperative #5, 6
6-8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #37-39
9. Captain America: Patriot #4 (one of my favorite minis of 2010)
10. Chaos War #1 (picked this up a couple months late to try it)
11. The Great Ten #1 (picked this up to try it much too late)
12. Firstwave #5
13. Superboy #2
14. Realm of Kings: Inhumans #1
15-18. Superman #703-706
19. Avengers Academy #7 (wanted to see the return of Giant-Man)
20. Deadpool #29 (had to see the return of Doctor Bong)
21, 22. Time Masters: Vanishing Point #1, 5
23. Atomic Robo: Deadly Art of Science #2
24. Adventure Comics #516
25. Fantastic Four #586
26. Secret Avengers #8 (they had me at Shang-Chi)
27. Chaos War: Dead Avengers #2
28. Green Arrow #3 (quarter bin buy)
29-31. G.I Joe: A Real American Hero #159-161 (Larry Hama continuing the original Marvel continuity)
32. Young Allies #6 (alas, sadly, the last issue)
33, 34. The Flash #7, 8
35. Captain America #613
36, 37. Thunderstrike 1, 2
38. Nemesis #2 (another quarter bin buy)
39. Batman: The Return #1
40. Batman: The Dark Knight #1
41. The Avengers #8

The not-so-new books:
42-54. Teen Titans (2003) #1-13
55. The Incredible Hulk: Mayhem at the Mount (1993) #3 (of a 4 issue series, all with different titles, mini-comic)
56. Marvel Comics Presents Alf (1988) (mini-comic)
57. Star Trek: The Robot Masters (1979 edition) #PR-46 (comic book and record set)
58. Countdown Presents The Search For Ray Palmer: Wildstorm (2007) #1
59. Countdown Presents The Search For Ray Palmer: Superwoman/Batwoman (2008) #1
60. American Flagg! (1984) #5
61. Teen Titans Annual (2006) #1
62. Marvel Team-Up Annual (1976) #1
63, 64. Hex (1986) #9, 11
65, 66. Transformers (2002) #3, 6
67-72. Action Comics #552, 584, 586, 592, 593, 598
73, 74. The Incredible Hulk #210, 230
75. The Invaders (1976) #6
76-78. Ultraforce (1994) #1-3
79. The Forever People (1971) #2
80, 81. The Amazing Spider-Man #165, 270
82-87. Freaks of the Heartland (2004) #1-6
88. Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (2008) #5
89. Rima, The Jungle Girl (1975) #6
90. Ms. Marvel (1977) #2
91-94. Sub-Mariner (60s-70s series) #26, 61, 69, 72
95, 96. Batman #273, 274
97. Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1993) #45
98-100. Thunderbolts #77, 78, 116

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 1:11 PM

Invasion #3 from DC Comics.  Whe I was a kid, I walked into the grocery store one day with my family, and there on the magazine rack inside the door was Invasion #3.  I hadn't seen the first two issues before that (not that I recall, anyway), and this one made my young jaw drop.  All those heroes on the cover!  All those heroes inside!  United to face a global threat of alien invasion! So many ill in a full page shot of hospital beds!  I would hunker down there beside the rack and flip through the pages, so excited about this comic.  As I said, the magazine rack (more like shelves) was right beside the entrance to the store, and I remember many times hunched there getting a blast of cold air whenever someone entered the store in winter. I don't know if this was one of those times, but if it was, I wouldn't have noticed as entranced as I was.  I have since bought issues 1 and 2, but as yet haven't read them. 

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 12:35 AM

Outlaws of the West #84 from Charlton Comics.  This was probably my first western comic; if not, it was my first Charlton western comic.  This issue was given to me (or traded for something) by a friend of mine back in grade school.  It's one of my favorite comics merely because of the memory/nostalgia of it; I remember little about the contents.  What stuck out to me at the time was the details of the Charlton printing when this comic was made: the colors were a bit blotchy and the bottoms of the pages sometimes had serrated cut patterns.  I also remember the western dialect used in the stories was heavy.  Overall, probably not a great comic, but it'll always stick in my mind affectionately.

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 12:24 AM

In this introductory Extra episode, I mention some recent buys, I am asked if "they still make comic books anymore," and I recommend a new podcast by a Comic Book Attic listener: Kirby Your Enthusiasm.  (5:26)

(Comic pictured is a recent dollar buy).

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Category:Comic Book Attic Extra -- posted at: 3:29 AM

The Thanksgiving & Black Friday Comic Book Experience.  (20:21)

(Thinking about Black Friday brings new meaning to the title of the comic pictured here...)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:17 PM

It's time again for a look at a crazy old romance comic; this time, the issue is Love Experiences #9 from 1951.  Also, some recent finds.  (22:58)

Direct download: comicbookattic127.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:20 AM

In this episode, I take a look at Marvel's The Adventures of Quik Bunny.  (9:57)

Direct download: promocomicsspotlight4.mp3
Category:Promo Comics Spotlight -- posted at: 3:07 AM

What I bought Nov. 17.  (9:39)

The accompanying cover shot is a "wheels" themed comic in my collection.

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Category:Comics on Wheels -- posted at: 1:43 AM

In this episode, I take a look at The Adventures of Kool-Aid Man #2 from Marvel Comics.  (8:29)

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Category:Promo Comics Spotlight -- posted at: 12:11 AM

This is a placeholder for the link to The Cinematic Attic: http://cinematicattic.libsyn.com/

There you will find all my movie-related podcasts and blog content.

Category:The Cinematic Attic -- posted at: 12:43 AM

That's right, folks.  I have revived the separate libsyn page for The Cinematic Attic.  Why?  As much as I didn't want to realize it, my interest in film has become almost equal to my interest in comics.  I have a lot of great ideas for new movie podcasts, youtube vids, and other content.  It just feels right for me to have a page devoted to lots of comic podcasts, a page for all the movie podcasts, and a page for a variety of other podcasts.  The trinity of Mike, if you will.

I am in the process of migrating all the Cinematic Attic content that was exclusive to The Attic of Babel page to its rightful home, http://cinematicattic.libsyn.com/  As the items are moved, I will be deleting them from The Attic of Babel page.

If all the content moving of the past year has confused and frustrated anyone, I apologize.  I think this will finally straighten it all out.

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:41 AM

In this episode, I talk about Nightveil #5 as well as recent finds and mail order goodies.  There's also a Doc Savage addendum and a report of comic books sighted in a grocery store (in 2010!  Not a dream!  Not a hoax!  Not an imaginary story!). (18:17)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:40 AM

What comics I bought for 9/15.  New buying habits.  (8:56)

After reading some of them, here are a few grades: 
New Mutants #17: C
Incredible Hulks: Enigma Force #1: C
Captain America: Patriot #1: A.

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Category:Comics on Wheels -- posted at: 2:43 AM

In this short episode, I talk about A Career as a Veterinarian..., a 2009 reprint of a 35 year old promo comic.  (7:23)

Direct download: promotionalcomicsspotlight2.mp3
Category:Promo Comics Spotlight -- posted at: 5:08 PM

Today, August 11, marks the 4th anniversary of The Comic Book Attic's first posted episode.  I recorded a Comics on Wheels episode today; I'll post that as soon as I can spare the time.  Hope you're all enjoying today's new comics.

Category:blog -- posted at: 1:58 AM

In the first episode of a brand new comic book podcast on promotional comics, I talk about Saving Can Be Fun! from 1968.  Old advertisements included.  (15:59)

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Category:Promo Comics Spotlight -- posted at: 4:26 AM

This episode is all about comics by mail.  I go over some recent comics I got in the mail (and elsewhere), and I talk about the days of ordering comics by mail when I was a lad. (29:32).

 

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:59 PM

I talk about the new comics purchased on June 23rd as I drive home from the shop.  Also, my visit to The Collector's Edge. (14:03)

(Accompanying cover pic is of an issue I got at The Collector's Edge.)

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Category:Comics on Wheels -- posted at: 2:57 AM

In this episode, I go over vacation comic book finds and talk about The Adventures of Jell-O Man and Wobbly #1. Yes, Jell-O Man.  (23:44)

 

Betty Paginated zine, latest issue #31 seen here.

Betty Paginated blog here.

 

New Dimension Comics

Photos of the immense back issue room at New Dimension Comics here and here.

 

 

 

Three videos taken during my 2nd visit to Geppi's Entertainment Museum:

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:35 PM

The half I've read, stored away:

The half I haven't read, strewn about my house during sorting:

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Ever hear those Pep comic buttons advertised during the Superman radio show?  Here they are...

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:02 PM

In this episode, I talk about Young Allies #1. (16:13)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:57 PM

Comics purchased on June 16. Comic sorting. (7:39)

(The cover pic accompanying this episode is of a comic I bought a few weeks ago. I forgot to use this image then, but I'll use it now to promote a comic I love: Atomic Robo.)

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Category:Comics on Wheels -- posted at: 7:50 PM

Driving home from the comic shop. (6:51)

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Category:Comics on Wheels -- posted at: 4:24 AM

I set out to read 100 comics in May, and here's what I read:

From 2010:

1. The Flash #2

2. The Marvels Project #8

3. Adventure Comics #11

4-8. Superman: War of the Supermen #0-4

9-11. Marvel Zombies 5 #1-3

12. Sentry: Fallen Sun #1

13. X-Men: Blind Science #1

14. Justice League: Generation Lost #1

15. Owly and Friends (FCBD 2010)

16. Free Comic Book Day: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom/Magnus, Robot Fighter

17. Atomic Robo/Neozoic/Box 13 Free Comic Book Day 2010

18. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #155 ½: FCBD

19. Free Comic Book Day: The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics

20. Weathercraft and Other Unusual Tales (FCBD)

21. Free Comic Book Day 2010 (Iron Man/Thor) #1

22. Secret Avengers #1

23,24. Brightest Day #1,2

25. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #35

26. Free Comic Book Day 2010 (Iron Man: Supernova) #1

27,28. Irredeemable Free Comic Book Day Edition (#1)/Incorruptible Free Comic

           Book Day Edition(#1)

29. Irredeemable #10

30. New Avengers Finale #1

31. First Wave #2

32. X-Men: Hellbound #1

33. The Avengers #1

34. Thunderbolts #144

35. Detective Comics #862

36. Avengers: The Initiative #35

37. Dark Avengers #16

38. Siege #4

39. Doc Savage #2

40. Action Comics #889

41. Deadpool #23

42. Fantastic Four #579

43. X-Factor #205

44. Uncanny X-Men #524

45. New Mutants #13

46. X-Men Legacy #236

47. X-Force #27

 

Others:

48-51. Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #1-4 (2009)

52. Patrick the Wolf Boy: Mother’s Day Special 2001

53. Patrick the Wolf Boy: Valentine’s Day Special 2001

54. Patrick the Wolf Boy: Christmas Special 2000

55. Patrick the Wolf Boy: Halloween Special (2000)

56. Dragonring #6 (1986)

57. Dragonring (2nd) #10 (1987)

58. The Infinity Crusade #6 (1993)

59. Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #40 (1976)

60. The Unexpected #217 (1981)

61. Breach #2 (2005)

62. The Sensational She-Hulk #46 (1992)

63. Marvel Presents #8 (1976)

64,65. Sock Monkey vol.4 #1,2 (2003)

66,67. Sock Monkey: The “Inches” Incident #2,3 (2007)

68. Tigra #1 (2002)

69. Resurrection Man #1 (1997)

70. Blaze: Legacy of Blood #1 (1993)

71. Marvel Mangaverse: Avengers Assemble! #1 (2002)

72. Marvel Mangaverse: Ghost Riders #1 (2002)

73,74. Batman and the Outsiders #7,8 (1984)

75. Batman #442 (1989)

76-79. Starman #12-15 (1995-96)

80. Superman #675 (2008)

81,82. Warlord 2,3 (1976)

83. Jughead Comics, Night at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, Free Comic Book Day

      Edition #1 (2008)

84. Donald Duck Adventures-Free Promotional Comic Book (2006)

85. Secret Six #3 (2009)

86. Uncle Scrooge #372 (2007)

87,88. Strange Tales #158, 161 (1967)

89-91. Tales to Astonish #72-74 (1965)

92. Batman/Grendel: Devil’s Riddle #1 (1993)

93. The Silver Surfer #104 (1995)

94. Quasar #56 (1994)

95-98. Adventures of the Big Boy #100, 106, 185, 358 (1965, 1972, 1987)

99,100. Doc Savage #5,7 (1973)

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:09 AM

Here is the second episode, a week late.  I had to wait for account space to free up.  JJ joins me in this quick run down of what I bought last week. (7:25)

The cover image this episode is from an older comic in my collection.  I thought it might be fun to sometimes post car-related covers of comics in my collection for Comics on Wheels.

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Category:Comics on Wheels -- posted at: 12:09 AM

My 200th podcast!  New finds (with JJ).  Comic book numbering.  Doc Savage's comic career, with a focus on his short-lived Marvel's 1970's series, as I look at Doc Savage #5 and #7.  Finally, my visit to Geppi's Entertainment Museum.  (36:38)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:46 AM

The former "Drive Home from the Comic Shop" segment from the negative-numbered episodes gets its own podcast.  I talk about my May 12th purchases.  (16:05)

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Category:Comics on Wheels -- posted at: 12:30 AM

Found on YouTube... the newscaster isn't funny...

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:03 AM

Detective Comics #27...

Category:blog -- posted at: 1:59 AM

Action Comics#1...as well as Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #1...

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I started taking a rather crappy video that I abandoned after a minute:

Watch this official video instead:

Category:blog -- posted at: 1:00 AM

A new podcast that has fun with comic book related audio, especially old radio shows.  Enjoy the adventures of Superman and the Fantastic Four plus a lot more. (40:03)

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Category:The CBA Audio Theatre -- posted at: 7:38 PM

For me as a kid, the normal edition of Overstreet's price guide was way out of the scope of my small allowance, so when the first edition of the smaller, cheaper Price Guide Companion came out, I got it as soon as I was able.  It was a revelation to see all the different titles I'd never heard of.  I looked at and studied this guide so much that the spine split into two halves.  I still have it, though.  From there, I graduated to borrowing the normal editions from the library until I was finally able to afford to buy them.  I buy a new Overstreet guide every few years, but it never has the same effect as that first little abridged pocket edition.

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:44 AM

The Comic Book Heroes: From the Silver Age to the Present by Will Jabobs and Gerard Jones.  I bought this book when I was a kid and DEVOURED it.  It was the first history of the comic book heroes I ever read, and it was so intensely fascinating, I can't even put in to words how valuable this volume was to my young comic-reading mind.  Its history only began with the Silver Age, but I wasn't complaining; up until this book, the only history I got to experience was issues of Marvel Saga and reprint comics.  Highly recommended then and now.

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:22 AM

Collecting Comic Books by Marcia Leiter.  I got this book at a yard sale as a kid, and it helped shape the comic collector in me at an early age.  I learned all the basics of comic collecting, including the terminology, the grading system, and the ways one could hunt down comics (at least 20 years ago). 

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:18 AM

Make Your Own Comics For Fun and Profit was a book I read a lot as a kid.  It was among the books in the library where I went to 6th grade, and I checked it out again and again.  As a youngster, I made my own comics-- hundreds of them.  This book was an inspiration to my young comic-creating mind.  As an adult, I found this book secondhand and bought my own copy. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:00 AM

I talk about Firestar #1 ('10).  (11:46)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:48 AM

This is a placeholder link to my other podcast/blog page, The Attic of Babel.

http://atticofbabel.libsyn.com

Category:The Attic of Babel -- posted at: 8:45 PM

I plan on adding more comic book themed podcasts to this page.  Some may be segment spin-offs (like maybe a Run With It! podcast), others will be new ideas (like a podcast on Marvel's alternate Earths or a podcast on anthropomorphic animal comics or a podcast paying tribute to deceased comic creators, etc.).  That's all the info I have at this point, and I don't want to announce a bunch of things I never deliver.

I am, however, hoping to deliver at least one new podcast next week (fingers crossed).  This will require me to go into the category listing of all the CBA episodes and change them from "podcasts" to "The Comic Book Attic" so that I can categorize the new ones appropriately.

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:01 PM

In this episode, I run down some recent finds, look at the 1950/51 promotional comic Joe the Genie of Steel, and talk about why I buy so many comic books.  (25:58)

Direct download: comicbookattic122.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:06 PM

It's always fun to discover something I didn't know existed.  Found this 1977 Challengers prose novel at an antique shop for $4 today.

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:57 AM

From 2009/2010:

1. Action Comics #887

2. Adventure Comics #8

3. Avengers: The Initiative #34

4. Blackest Night: JSA #3

5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #33

6. Captain America #604

7. Dark Avengers #15

8. Dark Reign: Young Avengers #1

9. First Wave #1

10. Flash: Rebirth #6

11. Green Hornet #1

12. Green Lantern #52

13. Guardians of the Galaxy #24

14. Haunted Tank #3

15. Justice League: Cry For Justice #7

16. Justice Society of America #36

17. The Marvels Project #7

18 &19. Mighty Avengers #34, 35

20. New Avengers #63

21. Nova #35

22. Siege #3

23. The Stuff of Legend (Free Comic Book Day issue)

24. Supergirl #51

25 & 26. Superman #697, 698

27. Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #1

28. The Torch #6

29. Transformers: Bumblebee #4

30. Uncanny X-Men #522

31. Wednesday Comics #2

32. X-Factor #203

 

The rest:

33. Adam Strange Special (2008) #1

34. Annihilation: Silver Surfer (2006) #2

35. Between the Cracks (2003) #4

36 & 37. Captain Marvel (2000) #9, 11

38. Catwoman: When in Rome (2005) #6

39. Futurama Returns (2007) mini-comic

40. Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such (1995) #1

41. Justice Society of America (1991) #1

42 & 43. Silver Surfer (vol.3, 1990) #42, 43

44. Silver Surfer: Dangerous Artifacts (1996) #1

45. Stupid (1993) #1

46- 48. Sub-Mariner (2007) #4-6

49-53. Suicide Squad (1988) #21-25

54. Young Avengers (2005) #4

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:14 PM

JJ joins me in this episode. I describe the oddball comic that is Popeye and Business and Office Careers #E-10 from 1973 (with some thoughts on promotional comics); JJ and I talk about Fantastic Four #275; and finally, we briefly discuss superhero toys. (27:27)

Direct download: comicbookattic121.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:41 AM

In the midst of a spam-'splosion on this blogpage, I have turned on comment moderation.  I will begin weeding out the already posted spam a bit at a time.

Category:blog -- posted at: 1:25 AM

What I read in February...

 

From 2009-2010:

1&2. New Avengers #61, 62

3. The Transformers: Bumblebee #3

4. Blackest Night: JSA #2

5. Action Comics #886

6. Superman #696

7. Blackest Night #7

8. Blackest Night: The Flash #3

9. Justice League: Cry For Justice #6

10. Captain America: Reborn #6

11-14. Superman: World of New Krypton #4, 5, 6, 12

15. Justice Society of America #35

16. New Mutants #10

17. Dark Avengers #14

18. Batman: The Brave and the Bold #13

19. Siege #2

20. Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #3

21. Suicide Squad #67

22. Secret Six #16

23. Nova #34

24. The Torch #5

25. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #32

26. Justice Society of America Annual #2

27. Superman: Secret Origin #4

28. The Phantom Stranger #42

29. Weird Western Tales #71

30. The Question #37

31. The Atom and Hawkman #46

32. Catwoman #83

33. The Power of Shazam #48

34. Adventure Comics #7

35. Captain America #603

36. The Perhapanauts: Molly’s Story (Special) #1

37&38. Guardians of the Galaxy #22, 23

39&40. Justice League of America #41, 42

41&42. Green Lantern #50, 51

43&44. Supergirl #49, 50

45. Atomic Robo and the Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #1

46. Titans #19

47. Marvel Boy: The Uranian #1

48. (X-Men) Second Coming: Prepare #1

49&50. Fantastic Four #575, 576

51&52. X-Factor #201, 202

53. Ms. Marvel #50

54. Domo: The Manga (Diamond mini-comic)

55&56. Deadpool #19, 20

57&58. Avengers: The Initiative #32, 33

59. Thor #606

60. The Marvels Project #6

 

The rest:

61-65. Starman (1995) #5-9

66&67. The Defenders (1972) #3, 12

68. Wild Knights (1989) #7

69. The Unexpected (1976) #175

70. Zero Assassin (1996) #4

71. The Dark Detective: Sherlock Holmes- The Ghost of Mary Shelley Preview (2008)

72. Toyboy (1987) #3

73. Superboy (1965) #123

74-76. Hercules (1982) #1, 3, 4

77&78. Hercules (1984) #3, 4

79. House of Mystery (1982) #306

80. Howard the Duck: The Movie (1987) #3

81. Popeye (and Business and Office Careers) (1973) #E-10

82. Dune (1985) #3

83. Justice League of America (1973) #106

84-87. The Huntress (1989) #1-4

88. Suicide Squad (1988) #20

 

Trades:

89. Atomic Robo Vol. 1: Atomic Robo and the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:04 AM

It's the snowed-in edition of The Comic Book Attic!  Along with a Silver Age Superman Spotlight on Superboy #123, I talk about The Defenders #s 3 and 12, Toyboy #3, The Unexpected #175, and Wild Knights #7. (41:22)

Direct download: comicbookattic120.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:04 PM

No elaborate "best of" list or anything.  I just want to make note of some 2009 reads that stood out to me.

My most fun with a comic in '09: Nova

My most detested book of '09: Hulk (the adjectiveless book)

My nicest comic discovery of '09: Atomic Robo

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:52 PM

A few words regarding my local shop's big sale (see some of the buys in the accompanying video), a contemplation on the inhabitants of fictional universes, and What's That About? with JJ. (24:29)

 

Direct download: comicbookattic119.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:41 AM

Just a quick note:  I've decided that the negative-numbered episodes will undergo a bit of a redesign.  In addition to whatever I talk about (whether it be what I bought that week or a review of a new comic), I will mix in other fun audio bits that are comic-related.  Old radio shows, songs, theme songs, or excerpts from anything comic-themed will be fair game. 

The next proper numbered episode is half done.  It's been a busy couple months...

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:34 PM

A review of Legends of the Dark Knight #1, some thoughts on continuity, and a report of my comic shop's Black Friday sale. (23:09)

Direct download: comicbookattic118.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:50 AM

Assorted musings on both sides: Comic books as art vs. comic books as product, and how much should fans expect to get what they want? (23:32).

Direct download: cbanegative17.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:35 AM

I look at the first appearance of Codename: Assassin in 1st Issue Special #11, and I look at a crazy old romance comic: Heart Throbs #89.  (23:18)

Direct download: comicbookattic117.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:15 PM

For all of you Blackest Night fans, follow this link http://www.garagehangover.com/?q=Caeser%26HisRomans and you'll find an mp3 for a song from 1969 called "Black Lantern" by Caesar and his Romans. It's not too bad, actually.
Category:blog -- posted at: 11:53 PM

A couple bits of news about the podcast:

The next episode will be out over Thanksgiving.  I've also recorded bits for a couple more episodes.

I have gone through and tried to delete the spam comments from the blogpage, for those of you who read the comments.

A few months back, I also went back through the past episodes and tried to update some of the links and embed videos formerly only linked to.

I'm going to toss in more old radio shows into the negative numbered episodes.

Finally, and most importantly, I will be reposting all the CBA content sloooooowly on The Attic of Babel page.  Eventually, all podcasts I do will be available on that one page.  (Don't worry, for the foreseeable future, this CBA blogpage will still exist.) 
The fun part of this is that I plan on doing a supplemental comic podcast for that page alongside each reposted CBA episode.  Consider it a commentary/update/further info podcast.  I shall call it CBA Postscript.

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:12 PM

http://www.dcnoisepodcast.com/2009/11/19/r-i-p-eric-martin/

I didn't know him well, but from the small amount of contact we did have over the past couple years, I will very much miss his enthusiasm and opinions, his podcasting voice, his support, and his friendly demeanor. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 6:21 PM

In this episode, I talk about Star Trek comics, including a look at Star Trek #37 (1987).  I also go over recent finds.  (28:15)
The Attic of Babel
Fulton County Library Podcast

Direct download: comicbookattic116.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:59 AM

I finish the Run With It! segment on Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth, looking at issues 42-49, 51-59.  (29:06)

Direct download: comicbookattic115.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:50 AM

September/October is one of the busiest times at work, and I got derailed from doing the podcast.  A new episode will appear soon, however.  I have material recorded and other material prepared.  I just need to put it together.  Until then, please enjoy some past episodes... or any of the other podcasts in The League of Comic Book Podcasts.
Category:blog -- posted at: 3:46 PM

This forehead-slapper is all shades of wrong.  The advertising folks who came up with this one were obviously butt-stupid about comic books...

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:50 PM

In this episode, I review Eclipse's Airboy #s 1, 2, & 3.  I also talk about DC's 1974 The Shadow issues 5 and 6. (13:41)

No YouTube video this episode.  Videos will be attached to future episodes only if I have the time.

Direct download: comicbookattic114.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:17 PM

Recent finds.  A ComicsConfusion segment on Marvel's Crusaders and DC's Crusaders.  A Run With It! segment looking at Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth #s 38, 39, and 41.  (27:08)

No YouTube video this time. 

Direct download: comicbookattic113.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:30 AM

The Comic Book Attic is officially 3 years old today!  Celebrate by reading an old comic.

Category:blog -- posted at: 1:59 PM

In this episode, I look at the Ziff-Davis 1953 G.I. Joe #27.  Also, I talk about how I prioritize my back issue buying.  Finally, I give a quick rundown of what the 1970s Marvel Value Stamps were all about.  (20:26)

Direct download: comicbookattic112.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:08 PM

My drive home from the comic shop, including a quick review of Fantastic Four #569.  Also, I gush and rave about Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy.  (26:29)

Direct download: cbanegative16.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:29 AM

In this episode, I take a look at The Comic Reader #167 and present a ComicsConfusion segment on Two-Gun Kid.  Also, a giveaway and a song.  (23:27)

Direct download: comicbookattic111.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:04 AM

I present a Silver Age Superman segment on Superman #153.  I also have a Brave and the Bold Run With It! epilogue segment on Brave and the Bold #120, as it features Batman AND Kamandi in one crazy issue.  Finally, some recent finds, including the book Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941. Oh, yeah-- and JJ lurks in the background... (22:28)

Direct download: thecomicbookattic110.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:45 AM

In this short negative-numbered episode, I run down my pull list and remind you all of the podcasts that can be found in The League of Comic Book Podcasts. (9:01)

Direct download: comicbookatticnegative15.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:38 AM

If you were a kid in the 70s/80s, book and record sets were fun because everytime you heard a chime it gave you permission to turn pages.  How authoritarian! Of course, the only thing better than a book and record set was a COMIC book and record set.  When I was very young and listening to my grandparents' big floor model record player, I'd occasionally get comic book/record sets to listen to.  At some point, someone gave me Star Trek: Passage to Moauv, and I enjoyed listening to it many times. I probably haven't heard it since I was a kid, but it is still stored with my collection, joined by many other comic book/record sets.  Considering my later love of Star Trek, this one deserves to be dug out of storage and re-experienced.  If you'd like to experience some of these sets (and find mp3s of the records), here's a link you might want to try: http://powerrecordsplaza.blogspot.com/

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 6:00 PM

The Sensational She-Hulk #7 was the first issue of this series I picked up at a local gas station when I was young.  The depiction of an old Marvel monster on the cover made me buy it.  Once I read it, the book was a revelation.  The old fourth-wall-breaking gag was in full effect as part of this book's makeup.  John Byrne was having tons of fun being humorous with the readers as She-Hulk would talk to them and integrate conventions of the comic book into her story. 
It was also fun to see semi-obscure characters given something to do, as U.S.1 (from his own short-lived series), Razorback (from old Spidey comics), Blonde Phantom (a golden age character), and Xemnu the Titan (the old Marvel monster who also appeared in issue of Incredible Hulk and The Defenders) all played a part in the tale.
I couldn't afford to keep buying this title at the time, but I have since sought out and read most of the rest of Byrne's She-Hulk issues.  He worked on #1-8, then took about 20 issues off before returning to do another 20 issues. 
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 5:40 PM

If you listen to any of my other podcasts besides The Comic Book Attic, they're moving.  Follow the link below for details:

http://atticofbabel.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=491112

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:28 AM

An extended Run With it! segment, examining the run of Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth (issues 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37) and finishing my look at the run of Brave and the Bold (with issues 186, 187, 188, 193).  Also, an interesting Iron Man/Machine Man connection. (47:58)

Direct download: comicbookattic109.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:06 PM

In this episode, I go over recent finds and then take you on a tour of a random box of comics I have in storage.  (35:46)

Beyond Comics

Direct download: comicbookattic108.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:33 PM

In this episode, I talk about the awesome comic book Atomic Robo.  Also, I play an old radio show: The Batman Mystery Club- "The Monster of Dumphrey's Hall." (20:46)

Direct download: comicbookatticnegative14.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:18 PM

Weekly drive home from the comic shop. (8:31)

(I'll be taking a break from recording these "drive home" episodes.  Don't want to get repetitive, and I need to free up account space.)

Direct download: comicbookatticneg13.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:13 PM

A song.  Goofy romance comic review of My Love #22.  Recent finds.  News of a new podcast project. (26:39)

(Correction: In the episode, I say that The Attic of Babel would be my fourth podcast page, when it will actually be my fifth.)

The Stereoplanetary Attic

Direct download: comicbookattic107.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:45 PM

Weekly post-comicshop report.  Bonus: segment from Komicskast #100.

Komicskast

(21:43)

Direct download: comicbookatticneg12.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:38 PM

Weekly drive home from the comic shop. 

I'm now on Twitter.  You can find me as comicbookattic.

(8:37)

Direct download: comicbookatticneg11.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:03 AM

New comics run-down on the drive home from the comics shop.  Also, brief comments about last year's big events. (17:07)

Direct download: cbaneg10.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:01 AM

With this negative episode, I begin what I hope will be a weekly run-down of what new comics I pick up, recorded as I drive home from the comic shop. (13:24)

Direct download: cbaneg9.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:06 AM

I encourage everyone who likes music to take a listen to the -1 episode of The Stereoplanetary Attic podcast.  We take a track-by-track look at the debut EP from Adam Taylor, one of my top five favorite musicians. 
Category:blog -- posted at: 3:17 PM

I talk about The Incredible Hulk vol.4 paperback collection of newspaper strips and The Incredible Hulk Video Novel paperback.  TMafia examines Sugar and Spike #1.  (24:06)

Podcast X

Direct download: thecomicbookattic106.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:22 AM

A Run With It! segment covering Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #s 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, and 28.  (15:52)

Direct download: comicbookattic105.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 9:54 PM

A series spotlight on Kaliman, with a look at issue #595.  Also, T Mafia examines Superboy #78. (28:14)

Podcast X

The Stereoplanetary Attic

Direct download: cba104.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:49 AM

A Series Spotlight on Swing with Scooter, including a look at #8.  I also play a song by Adam Taylor.  (23:25)

Check out Adam Taylor's music on iTunes, and visit his website: http://www.adamtaylormusic.com/

Direct download: comicbookattic103.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:28 AM

I review Millie the Model #138.  T. Mafia reviews Bewitched #8.  A song by Adam Taylor.  (36:53)

Listen to my segment on KomicsKast #100.

Check out my new band podcast The Stereoplanetary Attic.

Check out Adam Taylor's music on iTunes, and visit his website: http://www.adamtaylormusic.com/

Other links:
Atomic Books
Podcast X

Direct download: comicbookattic102.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:56 PM

In this episode, I review New Heroic Comics #93.  (24:23)

 

Direct download: comicbookattic101.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:13 AM

The big 100th episode, featuring a Silver Age Superman Review of Action Comics #338 and contributions from many podcasters, friends, and listeners, including a comics quiz and a review of Harvey Pop Comics (Rock Happening) #2.  One might call it a jamboree.  (55:27)  For those silly folks who still think certain combinations of sound waves from the human mouth are profane, this episode is not playroom or office-friendly.  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Links:
Comic Book Noise

Podcast X

KomicsKast

 

Direct download: comicbookattic100.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 5:20 PM

Here's a link to a former blog entry for The Amazing Spider-Man paperback book reprinting the first several issues of that title, as well as Amazing Fantasy #15:
http://comicbookattic.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=214294
As the entry says, this is where I first read Spidey's first several issues, although I had previously read the origin story elsewhere.  I remember being a kid in the family vehicle reading this little paperback full of old Spider-Man stories.  Fond memories are wrapped up in the first appearances of Doc Ock, Lizard, The Tinkerer, and Sandman... and it was in color, unlike many other paperback reprints.
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 2:55 AM

A monster Run With It! segment as I look at Brave and the Bold #s 117, 119, 125, 132, 140, 152, 166, 173, 177, 180, 182, and 183.  (41:49)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: comicbookattic99.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:40 AM

Just a few videos that might interest folks who listen to the Attic...

Some golden age goodness:

Jack Kirby interview:



or how about a Jack Kirby cameo on the old Incredible Hulk TV show:

A fan talks about Silver Age comics:

Finally, try this video featuring, um, corporal punishment in old Superman comics:

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:31 PM

Recent finds.  Run With It! segment on Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #s 15 and 17.  (29:53)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: comicbookattic98.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:26 AM

Check out this news story about stolen old Marvel comics... and note the last paragraph where it says they were stolen from an unlocked basement...
http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/hoboken/index.ssf?/base/news-1/122733872788410.xml&coll=3

And apparently, my man Barack Obama likes comic books:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97260170&ft=1&f=1012

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:00 PM

Changes are afoot with episode 101-on.  Details will be revealed in #100, but one of the changes is that I would like to have others have their voices heard concerning older comics.  I've had some interest already, and I'm looking forward to what will result.  So, anyone interested in doing a regular or irregular segment for the CBA, feel free to email me at comicbookattic (at) yahoo.com

Also, hellos and other recorded bits for episode 100 are welcome!  Deadline is Nov.30.

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:37 PM

DC tried once to revive Archie's classic superheroes (in altered forms) as the Impact Universe.  Now, they join the DCU proper.  This link explains:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=18636

As a fan of these 65+ year old characters, I'm looking forward to seeing them again. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:31 PM

Goofy romance comic review of Just Married #85. (21:52) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Podcast X

Direct download: comicbookattic97.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:58 AM

The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe vol.2 (Deluxe Edition) #16 was the 3rd issue of this series I bought when I was young.  I was and still am obsessed with character handbooks thanks to these Marvel Handbooks.  This issue began a five issue spotlight on the "dead" Marvel characters.  At the time, I thought it was the coolest thing to read about these characters' histories and how they died-- especially since I hadn't heard of many of them.  I waited quite impatiently for each new issue of the "dead" to come out.  So, in the spirit of Halloween, I present this as one of my old favorites.  It's still fun to go through these five issues and see how many of the characters have remained "dead," and how many have returned from the grave...
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 7:16 PM

H'lo everyone.  I just wanted to blog this as well as mention it in the next episode.  Episode 100 is approaching, and I would like it to include as many different voices as possible.  If anyone would like to submit a hello, an old comic review, or anything at all, email me an mp3 at my yahoo address comicbookattic.  The due date was going to be the end of October, but, whoops, that's almost here.  Let's say all submissions be in by the end of November.

For that matter, anyone who'd like to be a regular contributor can let me know also.

-Mike

Category:blog -- posted at: 6:48 PM

Contest.  Recent finds.  A Series Spotlight on Sub-Mariner, with a review of issues 20 and 71.  (26:37)

Harrison's Comics

Direct download: comicbookattic96.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:16 AM

Quick podcast in which I talk about Transformers: All Hail Megatron #2 and House of Mystery #4. (11:56)

Direct download: cbaneg8.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:07 AM

The Comic Book Attic is officially 2 years old as of August 11, 2008.  I didn't mention it in the podcast, as it doesn't feel like a big deal anymore.  The 2nd year was not as fun as the first, and there were fewer episodes, but I'm still here.  Thanks to everyone who listens.

If you'd like to hear me ramble further about other stuff, you can do so here: The Cinematic Attic and here: The Attic Enigmatic .

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:11 AM

Contest results.  A Holy Crap! review of The Insiders: The Marijuana Mystery.  A Run With It! segment on Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #13.  (15:29) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to a PDF of The Insiders: The Marijuana Mystery: http://www.syndistar.com/product_media/pdfs/pbda39.PDF

Direct download: comicbookattic95.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:36 AM

If you feel like soiling your day by hearing about this fundamentalist, bigoted politician's comic book, here's the link: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20080717_12_OKLA363263

If you feel like being outraged, here's a link to the comic itself as a pdf: http://downloads.newsok.com/documents/rinehartcartoon.pdf

He actually sent that to voters to get reelected.  Ugh.  Horrific and disgusting. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 6:15 PM

Please forgive any audio problems in the episode; I’m ironing those out.  In this episode, I talk briefly about recent finds, I go over the contest winner plus give a new question, and there’s a Run With It! segment featuring The Brave and the Bold #77, 91, 104, and 115. (28:16) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: comicbookattic94.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:53 PM

Please forgive the audio troubles in this episode.  JJ joins me... sorta... as I talk about The Incredible Hercules and Locke & Key.  I also review Secret Invasion #4 and Transformers: All Hail Megatron #1.  Briefly, I mention superhero films. (29:30) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: comicbookatticnegative7.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:42 PM

I'm having trouble uploading the latest CBA.  Libsyn is being goofy.  But, as soon as I can get them posted, I have two new episodes finished, numbers -7 and 94.  So if anyone noticed a phantom episode -7 appearing and disappearing, you weren't imagining things... it was just technical difficulty.  Meanwhile, here are the links that'll be mentioned in #94:

The Attic Enigmatic

Brainstorm Comics

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:04 PM

Something I found on YouTube that I enjoyed greatly...

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:59 PM

A Holy Crap! review of Superman Meets the Quik Bunny.  Some recent finds.  A Run With It! segment featuring Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #10, 11.  A quick visit by J.J. (35:42) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: thecomicbookattic93.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:36 PM

Contest.  Run With It! segment on The Brave and the Bold #68 and Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #9. (24:06) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: cba92.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:43 PM

Promo sent in by Bruce Rosenberger.  Thanks, Bruce!
Direct download: CB_Attic_promo_final.mp3
Category:promo -- posted at: 3:36 PM

(From Archie... Archie Andrews, Where Are You Comics Digest Magazine #12, Nov. 1979) 

Okay, I know what he's trying to say, but... wow. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 1:59 AM

Here's a link back to the earlier blogpage covershot of Amazing Spider-Man #202: http://comicbookattic.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=154455
As the link headline reads, this was my first comic (as far as my memory tells me).  When I first received this comic, it would have been new.  It has a March 1980 cover date, which means it probably came out near the end of 1979.  I would have been 2 years old and quite unable to read it.  However, I was allowed to look at it.  Believe it or not, it is still in great shape-- most likely because my family wouldn't let me mess it up.  Several years later, when I began collecting comics for real, this was a jewel of the bunch. 

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 2:25 AM

Recent finds and I talk about Manhunter (1988) #5, New Beginning #2, and Teen Titans Spotlight #12.  (27:29) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Baltimore's Comics Kingdom

Direct download: the_cbattic91.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:30 AM

I've arrived at a final thought on the current status of Iron Man and the Marvel Universe.  I think my new outlook on the MU has taken my "laid-back podcaster" label to new levels of laid-back-ed-ness. It's all gravy, folks, and I have seen the glory of the mashed potatoes... (22:15) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: thecomicbookatticnegative6.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:03 AM

I must once again issue my manifesto against those who think they are owed or entitled to something from my podcast.  Regular friends of the CBA need not concern yourselves with the first half of the podcast.  After that, it's time for the Silver Age Superman review of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #104. (49:30) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: cbattic90.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:05 PM

As I was casually reading this reprint in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #104, this revelation presented itself.  Who'da thunk it?
Category:blog -- posted at: 11:28 PM

Here's the last list of reads I'm posting.  Thus ends April also.
61. The Lone Ranger #2 (2006)
62. Wolverine #44 (2006)
63. Avengers Classic #3
64. Countdown Presents Lord Havok and the Extremists #2
65. Young Avengers #6
66. Fantastic Four #547
67. The Order #2
68. Ms. Marvel #3 (2006 series, also for the next three)
69. Ms. Marvel #9
70. Ms. Marvel #10
71. Ms. Marvel #26
72. Justice League of America #20 (2008)
73. Thor #8 (2008)
74. Countdown #2
75. Countdown #1
76. Hulk #3 (2008)
77. Mighty Avengers #12
78. Marvel Two-in-One Annual #7
79. Green Lantern Corps #23
80. Spider-Man Team-Up #1
Category:blog -- posted at: 12:14 AM

Recent finds and Strange Sports Stories #6.  (22:37) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: the_comic_book_attic_89.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:57 PM

Here's a new promo for the show.  The old one is outdated in a number of ways.  This one is simple, short, to the point.  Podcasters: feel free to play this if you wish. 
Direct download: 01_cbapromo2.mp3
Category:promo -- posted at: 11:50 PM

As I announced on episode 88, I'm going to end the listing of what I'm reading.  I will continue until the end of April, however.

39. Action Comics #863
40. Justice League of America #19 (2008)
41. Annihilation: Conquest- Quasar #2
42. Nightman #19
43. Ultraverse Year Zero: The Death of the Squad #1
44. Nova #12 (2008)
45. Classic X-Men #26
46. Classic X-Men #27
47. Classic X-Men #28
48. Classic X-Men #29
49. The Star Brand #16
50. Captain Action #0 (2008)
51. Captain America #37 (2008)
52. Captain Marvel #5 (2008)
53. Batman and the Outsiders #6 (2008)
54. Strange Sports Stories #6
55. Brave and the Bold #12 (2008)
56. The Last Defenders #2
57. Thunderbolts: Desperate Measures #1
58. The Incredible Hercules #114
59. The Incredible Hercules #115
60. The Incredible Hercules #116

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:26 PM

This episode: The return of those bizarre advertisements in Charlton comics! (23:32) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. My apologies as I premiere a new microphone. 

Links:
Geek Brunch

Comics Playground

 

Direct download: thecba88.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:43 AM

I'm in a new comics mood.  I blame Secret Invasion, which has me reading a bunch more Marvels than I would normally read.  Secret Invasion has me hooked, mainly because I'm a sucker for a mystery, and this storyline has mysteries wrapped around other mysteries.  I really want to see how far back the little green ripplechins have infiltrated the Marvel Universe and influenced Marvel Universe events (like Civil War). 

19. Classic X-Men #18
20. Brave and the Bold #11 (2008)
21. Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland #4
22. New Avengers: Illuminati- Secret History #1
23. New Avengers: Illuminati #4
24. Fantastic Four #555
25. Fantastic Four #556
26. Avengers: Initiative Annual #1
27. Captain Marvel #4 (2008)
28. Incredible Hulk #113 (2008)
29. Action Comics #860
30. Action Comics #861
31. Action Comics #862
32. Classic X-Men #25
33. Kick-Ass #1
34. Kick-Ass #2
35. Thor #7 (2008)
36. Justice League of America #18 (2008)
37. Countdown #3
38. Titans #1 (2008)

Please leave a comment and let me know which older comic series you'd like to hear in the new Run With It! segment (hear details in episode #87).

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:24 AM

1. Incredible Hulk #112 (2008)
2. Classic X-Men #15
3. Classic X-Men #38
4. Classic X-Men #44
5. New Avengers #39
6. Countdown #4
7. Secret Invasion #1
8. Classic X-Men #17
9. Mighty Avengers #2
10. Mighty Avengers #3
11. Mighty Avengers #4
12. Mighty Avengers #5
13. Mighty Avengers #6
14. Mighty Avengers #7
15. Mighty Avengers #8
16. Mighty Avengers #9
17. Mighty Avengers #10
18. Mighty Avengers #11

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:00 PM

Old romance comic review of the outlandish Young Love #96.  (22:40)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: comicbookattic87.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:02 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you who enjoy the music by my musical group, here's our latest band pic.  From left to right: Dan, me (as if you couldn't tell from the Flash shirt), and JJ (who does occasional segments for the CBA). 

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:48 PM

(from 2008)
18. Batman and the Outsiders #5
19. Captain America #36
20. Countdown #6
21. Countdown #5
(other)
22. Classic X-Men #1 (1986)
23. Classic X-Men #8 (1987)
24. Classic X-Men #9 (1987)
25. Classic X-Men #11 (1987)
26. Classic X-Men #12 (1987)
27. Classic X-Men #13 (1987)
28. Classic X-Men #14 (1987)
29. Incredible Hulk #108 (2007)
30. Oz #7 (1995)

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:37 PM

(2008)
13. The Last Defenders #1
14. Batman and the Outsiders #4
15. Countdown #7
(other)
16. I Had a Dream #3 (1995)
17. The Squirrel #1 (2006)
Category:blog -- posted at: 12:02 AM

(from 2008)
2. Thor #6
3. Countdown #13
4. Countdown #12
5. Countdown #11
6. Countdown #10
7. Countdown #9
8. Countdown #8
9. Secret Invasion Saga #1
(others)
10. X-Factor #21 (2007)
11. Archie Comics Digest Magazine #95 (1989)
12. Young Love #96 (1972)

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:09 AM

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:07 AM

Mainly a recent finds episode with general chatter.  Also, a short word on the Infinite Crisis trade. (29:38) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Links: Comicazi comic shop in MA
Yelp page for Million Year Picnic
One of the antique shops where I find comics: Beaver Creek Antiques
Another antique shop I go to: Antique Crossroads

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic86.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:13 AM

JJ joins me to talk about Fury of Firestorm #63.  Then, JJ contributes a segment in which he talks about Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #4. (28:06)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: thecomicbookattic85.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:40 PM

Hi, all.  Yes, I know there hasn't been a show in couple weeks.  March is looking like the busiest month ever for work, and this is also the time when I have to work out the bigger details for my unfortunate divorce.  Not a happy-go-lucky time, so please be patient.  As always, feel free to sample the past episodes if you haven't already.

Episode 85 has been recorded.  It'll be out soon, hopefully.  I hope to have 86 done also, so that you can get a double helping.  Also, hopefully, I should have the internet back in my home this week or next.  That'll make the world turn twenty times easier.

Here are the rest of February's reads:
(from 2008):
5. Brave and the Bold #9
6. Brave and the Bold #10
7. New Avengers #38
8. Fantastic Four #554
9. Booster Gold #0
10. Booster Gold #6
11. New Avengers Annual #2
12. Captain America #34
13. Captain America #35
14. Jonah Hex #28
15. Red Sonja #30
16. Hulk #2
17. The Transformers Spotlight: Arcee #1
18. Countdown: Arena #3
19. Countdown: Arena #4
(and from 2007)
20. Dan Dare #1
21. Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland #2
22. New Avengers: Illuminati #3
(and from 2006)
23. Transformers: Infiltration #3
24. The Lone Ranger #1
(and the rest)
25. Spider-man 2099 #7 (1993)
26. Comics Greatest World: Division 13 #1 (1993)
27. Li'l Genius #28 (1960)
28. Fury of Firestorm #62 (1987)
29. Fury of Firestorm #63 (1987)
30. Premiere #2 (1996)
Beginning March's reads:
1. Mickey Mouse #120 (1969)

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:48 PM

In this episode, I go over recent finds and have a Holy Crap! review of Li'l Genius #28.  (20:46)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

The Cinematic Attic

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic84.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:56 PM

To finish January:
47. Countdown #15 (2008)
48. Countdown #14 (2008)
49. Cosmic Powers #2 (1994)
50. Amazing Spider-Man #545 (2008) AKA garbage!
February:
1. Daredevil #56 (1969)
2. Detective Comics #479 (1978)
3. Men of War #22 (1979)
4. Labyrinth #1 (1986)

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:05 PM

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Something I like.  You may not.  That's okay.

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:01 PM

I run down more of my favorite comics from the blog feature (which includes Amazing Spider-Man: Crisis at Cape Canaveral, Superboy #149, Thor #387, Giant-Size Defenders #4, Superman #12 [1987], West Coast Avengers vol.2 #20, and The Adventures of Jerry Lewis #105).  I also talk about recent finds and Mighty Midget Comics, specifically Ibis the Invincible #11 and Mr. Scarlet and Pinky #12.  Also, a promo.  (25:13)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Link: Komicskast

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic83.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:39 PM

Episode 83 of The Comic Book Attic will finally be out Saturday, as well as the zero episode of The Cinematic Attic

The Cinematic Attic won't be listed in iTunes yet, so you'll have to go to the page and download it.  Episode #0 is a ten minute introduction to the show, so check it out and see if it's something you may want to listen to.

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:17 PM

34. Classic X-Men #35 (1989)
35. Classic X-Men #41 (1989)
36. (Mighty Midget Comics) Ibis the Invincible #11 (1942)
37. (Mighty Midget Comics) Mr. Scarlet and Pinky #12 (1943)
38. (Boys' and Girls') March of Comics #285 (1966)
39. Terminator 2: Judgment Day # 2 (1991)
40. Muppet Babies #9 (1986)
41. Premiere #1 (1995)
(all 2008)
42. Legion of Super-heroes #37
43. Hulk #1
44. Justice League of America #17
45. Astonishing X-Men #24
46. Countdown #16
Category:blog -- posted at: 5:37 PM

There was a show this week... but it was accidentally completely deleted.  ...Oh, well; it won't be the first time I've had to completely re-record an episode.  I hope to get 83 to you as soon as I can redo it.

As a side note, there has been a winner to the contest in ep.82. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:24 PM

A Silver and Gold review of a story in Essential Ant-Man vol.1, a guest contribution, and a chance to win an Avengers back issue.  (34:20) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic82.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:19 PM

Here's a link to a previous blog posting of mine showcasing the cover of another of my favorite comics, The Adventures of Jerry Lewis #105:  http://comicbookattic.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=157238&comments=on
I got this book as a kid at a yard sale with some Superboy issues, a Land of the Giants issue, and an adaption of Disney's Jungle Book.  (Some of those may pop up in this feature some day.)  The thing that made this issue kinda weird when I read it was the guest appearance of Superman.  A "serious" character crossing into a silly comic was fun, unlike the bizarre raised-eyebrow crossover of Archie and the Punisher.

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 8:17 PM

Hi all.  Episode 82 will be out tomorrow.  Til then, here're some reads:
December reads:
(all 2007)
35. Zombie #3
36. Justice League of America #16
37. Countdown #19
38. Countdown #18
39. New Avengers: Illuminati #5
40. Booster Gold #4
January reads:
1. Batman and the Outsiders #2 (2007)
2. Batman and the Outsiders #3 (2008)
3. Countdown #17 (2008)
4. Fantastic Four: Isla de la Muerte  #1 (2008)
5. Thor #5 (2008)
6. Captain America #33 (2008)
7. Batman #607 (2002)
8. Wild Thing #1 (1993)
9. Clumsy (2002)
10. Dune #2 (1985)
11. Moon Knight #1 (2006)
12. Batman #655 (2006)
13. Amazing Spider-man #54 (2003)
14. Batman #610 (2003)
15. Stalkers #3 (1990)
16. Night Force #13 (1983)
17. Detective Comics #784 (2003)
18. New X-Men #146 (2003)
19. Red Tornado #1 (1985)
20. Excalibur #83 (1994)
21. Excalibur #84 (1994)
22. Excalibur #85 (1995)
23. Excalibur #86 (1995)
24. Oz Special: Freedom Fighters #1 (1995)
25. New X-Men #155 (2004)
26. Flash #213 (2004)
27. Jurassic Park #1 (1993)
28. Jurassic Park #3 (1993)
29. Hell's Angel #4 (1992)
30. The Scorpion #2 (1975)
31. Excalibur #1 (1988)
32. Marvel Premiere #48 (1979)
33. Archangels: The Saga #4 (1996)

I've been trying to get back into reading some Marvels again.  Some listeners have made some good suggestions.  I'm still hopeful that the registration act will go away.  (Recent events in Spidey's book have made me want to stop all over again.  I don't want to read about a marriage disappearing.  I've had enough of that in real life.)  I've tried to look at Marvel's books as the fictional stories they are, with the viewpoint that the Initiative/ registration act story is far from over.  ...And this is so very true with Skrulls running around the MU. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:44 PM

This episode: I talk about recent finds and The Comic Book Book.  JJ delivers a segment on The Walking Dead vol.2: Miles Behind Us and Fantastic Four #305.  Also, a promo. (21:15) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Link: Komicskast

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic81.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:08 PM

Some listener feedback.  A CPC segment.  A song.  (17:17)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: 01_cbanegative5.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:56 PM

23. World's Finest Comics #155 (1966)
24. Virgin Comics #0 (2006)
25. The Walking Dead vol.2: Miles Behind Us
from 2007:
26. Action Comics #859
27. New Avengers #37
28. Mighty Avengers #1
29. Countdown #20
30. Green Lantern #25
31. Countdown: Arena #1
32. Countdown: Arena #2
33. Sensational Spider-Man #41
34. Fantastic Four #552

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:09 PM

A few thanks.  A Silver Age Superman review of World's Finest Comics #155.  (26:17) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic80.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:52 PM

News.  Listener feedback.  New comic reviews of Brave and the Bold #8, Batman and the Outsiders #1, and Action Comics #858. (17:45)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: 01_cbaneg4.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:42 PM

November reads:
5. Tales of the Sinestro Corps.: Superman-Prime #1 (2007)
6. The Spirit #1 (2007)
7. Thunderbolt Jaxon #1 (2006)
8. Legion of the Super-Heroes Annual #3 (1984)
9. Starman #2 (1988)
10. Kingdom Hearts vol.1
December reads:
(all 2007)
1. Countdown #24
2. Countdown #23
3. Countdown #22
4. Countdown #21
5. Annhilation: Conquest-Starlord #2
6. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man #24
7. New Avengers #36
8. Captain America #32
9. Incredible Hulk #110
10. Incredible Hulk #111
11. World War Hulk #5
12. Batman and the Outsiders #1
13. The Brave and the Bold #8
14. Thor #4
15. Justice League of America #6
16. Justice League of America #7
17. Justice League of America #13
18. Justice League of America #14
19. Justice League of America #15
20. Green Lantern #24
21. Astonishing X-Men #23
22. Action Comics #858

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:03 PM

I mention some incidents of legal action against comics (in relation to a larger problem with human beings). (20:25)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (This episode's cover image is of a comic I bought recently-- love the cover.)

Link: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

 

Direct download: 01_cba79.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:08 AM

An account of my Black Friday back issue comic shopping. (16:46)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: 01_cba78.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:53 PM

West Coast Avengers vol.2 #20.  This was the first issue of this series that I bought new off the stands.  I've probably mentioned this comic before on the podcast, but this Steve Englehart scripted tale was part 4 of a lost-in-time storyline for the team.  Different members of the team were lost in different time periods and interacting with other Marvel characters from those time periods.  Great stuff-- but then again, I'm a sucker for time travel stories.  I remember asking my family to pick this one up for me when I was 9 years old.  They brought it home from a Sheetz convenience store, ready to be devoured by my eager comic-reading eyes.
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 12:51 AM

Ew.  Icky.  Love stuff.  Although the cover was a little overboard with all the happy hearts, the tale inside was a bit better.  When I read Superman #12 as a youngster, I don't think I knew that this was a post-Crisis re-telling of the Lori Lemaris story.  The story of early love for Superman was a sad one, and the tail...um, tale had a twist.  I originally bought this comic as part of a 3-pack of Superman issues at either a K-Mart or a now defunct local chain called Gee Bee Department Stores.  This issue was part of John Byrne's run that began the post-Crisis Superman.
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 12:26 AM

General talk.  Also, JJ contributes a segment on Walking Dead vol. 1: Days Gone Bye.  (18:27) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: 01_cba77.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:29 PM

Finishing October reads:
74. Alias #2 (2001)
75. Shanna the She-Devil #3 (1973)

November reads:
1. Birds of Prey #98 (2006)
2. Action Comics #841 (2006)
3. Countdown #26 (2007)
4. Countdown #25 (2007)

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:20 PM

I wanted to make you all aware that the show is going on a break due to some very serious personal issues.  Please know that nothing short of such issues would keep me from doing the show.  I hope to return soon, or at least give you a short show when I'm able...
Category:blog -- posted at: 4:31 PM

News.  Latest purchases.  Review of The Scorpion #1 and Atlas Comics.  Review of Son of Ambush Bug #3.  Gooba Mooba Kabooby Poo!  (23:49) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. 

Link:
http://www.atlasarchives.com/

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic76.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:23 PM

In this negative episode, I talk about Monster Mash, and then I share thoughts on Countdown, Justice Society of America, and Justice League of America. Plus, listener feedback and a song.  (29:53)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: 01_cbaneg3.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:04 PM

Everyone's on YouTube these days... Even I have ended up there without trying.  If you have any inclination at all, you can hear me narrate a super-short nonsense clip starring JJ... Just follow this link:

For those of you hoping to see my words matched with my own moving face... sorry.  Maybe next time...
Category:blog -- posted at: 7:56 PM

More October reads.  I went way over my 30 goal.
(from 2007):
21.Wonder Man #3
22. Captain Carrot and the Final Ark #1
23. Justice League of America #12
24. Countdown #30
25. Countdown #29
26. Countdown #28
27. Countdown #27
28. Zombie #4
29. New Avengers #35
30. Monster Mash
31. Uncle Scrooge (promo)
32. Little Archie, The House that Wouldn't Move 2007
33. Marvel Halloween Ashcan 2007
34. Giant-Size Marvel Adventures The Avengers #1
35. Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag #1
36. Captain America #31
37. Brave & the Bold #7
38. Cable & Deadpool #35
39. Action Comics Annual #10
40. Transformers Movie Prequel (DVD promo)
41. Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland #1
(from 2006):
42. Zombie #1
43. Zombie #2
44. Doc Samson #1
45. Doc Samson #3
46. Sentinel #2
47. Friday the 13th Fearbook #1
48. JLA Classified #22
49. Invincible #29
(other):
50. Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told trade
51. Superman vs. Flash trade
52. Cosmic Powers #6 (1994)
53. Blue Devil #18 (1985)
54. Terra Obscura vol.2 #1 (2004)
55. Brat Pack #1 (1990)
56. Transformers: War Within: The Dark Ages #6 (2004)
57. Squadron Supreme: New World Order #1 (1998)
58. DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #4 (2005)
59. Champions #15 (1977)
60. Hitman #15 (1997)
61. Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane #106 (1970)
62. Son of Ambush Bug #3 (1986)
63. Supernatural Thrillers #12 (1975)
64. Avengers: Celestial Quest #5 (2002)
65. The Scorpion #1 (1975)
66. Avengers: Infinity #3 (2000)
67. Freedom Fighters #14 (1978)
68. Laser Eraser and Pressbutton #2 (1985)
69. Tom Strong's Terrific Tales #10 (2004)
70. Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill #6 (2005)
71. Howard the Duck vol.2 #1 (2002)
72. Howard the Duck vol.2 #5 (2002)
73. Tom Strong #27 (2004)

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:20 PM

For my 75th episode, I give you an interview with Rafer Roberts, creator of Plastic Farm.  (30:38)  For those silly folks who still think certain combinations of sound waves from the human mouth are profane, this episode is not playroom or office-friendly.

Links:
Plastic Farm homepage.
Visit Ambrosia Publishing for free serialization of Plastic Farm.
Remember to email Rafer at the following address: rafer (at) plasticfarm (dot) com (put Free Plastic Farm in the subject line) to get a free issue of Plastic Farm!   Don't forget to include your mailing address.  And beware the bunnies...

As always, all accompanying cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: 01_cba75.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:14 AM

Latest Boston comics buying, plus other buys.  Listener feedback and other odds and ends... (19:13) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Links:
Wikipedia entry on Million Year Picnic
Newbury Comics store
New England Comics store
Fanboy Face-Off podcast
Indie Comics News podcast
And for the new Marvel Noise and Indie Comic Book Noise podcasts, visit http://www.comicbooknoise.com

Direct download: 01_cba74.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:34 AM

JJ guests as we talk about Forever People #8 from 1972.  Then JJ contributes a long segment in which he talks about (Wally West series)Flash #5, (Marvel's) Transformers #16, and Fantasy Masterpieces vol.2 #5.  (28:58)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: 01_cba73.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:12 AM

Not being able to post the podcast whenever I feel like it has thrown it off schedule-- as you may have noticed.  For those who'd like to know, episode 73 and 74 (and possibly 75) will (hopefully) appear Oct. 13th.  I will try to get something out before then, but I know that day will place me in a computerized place.  Rural life is a pain sometimes... okay, a lot of the time.  The bright side is that when I do get to post, you'll get 2 or 3 episodes at once, and you can use the delay until the next batch to catch up with those.  It equals out...
To give you a hint of what's to come, episode 73 will feature guest JJ with a back issue review plus a new segment by JJ, episode 74 will feature the typical back issue review and other bits, and 75 will feature my first comic creator guest co-host/interviewee.  That shall be a surprise.  Episode 76 will feature a special bit on some instances of comic censorship and controversy throughout the last 20 years.  All this is subject to reshuffling, but it will all get out there regardless.
(And for those of you who may be wondering how I can be posting this blog piece and not a show-- this computer at work, for whatever reason, can't upload the files.  I think there is some type of security against it...  But, perhaps I can keep you all entertained with blog posts until the 13th...)

Accompanying this post is rejected CBA iTunes artwork.  You can, of course, see what I actually use by visiting iTunes (or by paging back through the blog where I introduce it).

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:10 PM

In this episode, I talk about recent purchases, I review The Defenders Annual #1, and I play a song. (28:24) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

 

Direct download: 01_cba72.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:06 AM

5. Avengers: Infinity #2 (2002)
6. Super Patriot: War on Terror #1 (2004)
7. Troubleman #2 (1996)
8. Countdown #32 (2007)
9. Countdown #31 (2007)
10. Avengers: Celestial Quest #2 (2001)
11. Avengers: Celestial Quest #3 (2002)
12. Avengers: Celestial Quest #4 (2002)
13. Supernatural Thrillers #10 (1974)
14. Marvel Comics Presents #1 (2007)
15. World War Hulk #4 (2007)
16. The Sandman Presents: Thessaly: Witch for Hire #1 (2004)
17. The Walking Dead vol.1: Days Gone Bye
18. Jungle Girl #0 (2007)
19. Captain America #30 (2007)
20. Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #8 (1973)
Category:blog -- posted at: 12:36 AM

News.  300 film.  Reading Marvel.  Amazing Spider-Man "Back in Black" storyline.  Listener feedback.  (21:49)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Links:
Orphan Toons

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:20 AM

More reads for September:
(new books)
17. New Avengers #31
18. New Avengers #32
19. New Avengers #33
20. New Avengers #34
21. Thor #3
22. Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #1
23. Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #5
24. X-Factor #20
25. Countdown #33
(older books)
26. Worlds Collide #1 (1994)
27. Challengers of the Unknown #85 (1978)
28. Challengers of the Unknown #86 (1978)
29. Challengers of the Unknown #87 (1978)
30. Manhunter #1 (2004)

October reads-- starting early:
1. Forever People #8 (1972)
2. Daredevil #100 (2007)
3. Justice Society of America #9 (2007)
4. Justice League of America #11 (2007)

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:08 PM

A Holy Crap! review of Batman #188(22:08)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. The cover image accompanying this episode is of a fun cover to a comic I recently bought.  Check out episode #67 on this blogpage to see the cover to Batman #188.

Link:  Comic Book Savant podcast

 

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:06 PM

In this episode, I play catch up.  Among other odds and ends, I read some listener feedback. (32:57)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.
Links:
Comic Book Blast blog
J. Edward Oliver page
Comic Book Savant podcast

 

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic70.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:16 PM

Oh, the continued perils of being internet-less.  I have attempted to post episode 70 with another person's computer, which obviously couldn't handle it because the episode is not up.  So, if you got an episode 70 that contained nothing, I apologize.  The real thing is on the way.  Someday soon... just consider me on vacation while I resolve this...

Meantime, I have been busy reading comics, and here are the remaining August reads:
9. Rook #2 (1995)
10. Defenders #37 (1976)
11. Lost Girls (2006)
12. The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005 (2005)
13. Amazing Spider-Man #540 (2007)
14. Amazing Spider-Man #541 (2007)
15. Amazing Spider-Man #542 (2007)
16. The Brave and the Bold #6 (2007)
17. Astonishing X-Men #22 (2007)
18. Detective Comics #577 (1987)
19. Captain America #28 (2007)
20. Batman #188 (1966)
21. Countdown #36 (2007)
22. World War Hulk #2 (2007)
23. Spider-Man Family #4 (2007)
24. Thor #82 (2004)
25. Thor #83 (2004)
26. Thor #84 (2004)
27. Thor #85 (2004)
28. The Legion of Super-Heroes #308 (1984)
29. X-Factor #19 (2007)
30. New Avengers #30 (2007)

September reads:
1. Amazing Spider-Man #543 (2007)
2. Amazing Spider-Man #544 (2007)
3. Thor #2 (2007)
4. The Clockwork Girl #0 (2007)
5. Captain America #29 (2007)
6. Countdown #35 (2007)
7. Countdown #34 (2007)
8. World War Hulk #3 (2007)
9. Defenders Annual #1 (1976)
10. The Henbanes Chapter 1 (2007)
11. March of Comics #188 (1958)
12. March of Comics #209 (1960)
13. March of Comics #230 (1962)
14. Students of the Unusual: Giant-Sized Extra Credit Special #1 (2006)
15. Supergirl #68 (2002)
16. Harley Quinn #27 (2003)

As you can tell from some of the reads, I have been trying to go get back into buying a few more newer comics along with my older ones.  I have been going back and buying recent Marvels that I missed because of my unhappiness with Marvel.  I'm still not happy with them, but... more on that in episode #-2. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:39 PM

As you may have noticed, I did not post a new episode this past week.  I won't be posting one this week either.  I have to focus my attention right now on helping my wife move to Boston.  Soon after September 1st, I will be back.  The drawback is that I won't have a computer with internet access at my home (my wife is taking it).  So, episodes may appear sporadically instead of on a regular schedule.  More about that in show 70.

Category:blog -- posted at: 1:51 AM

In this episode: I talk about Marvel Two-in-One Annual #3.  JJ contributes a short segment in which he talks about Amazing Spider-Man #542 and The Plain Janes.  (21:34)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Boston Behind the Scenes

Visit me at The Comic Book Attic forum.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:48 PM

An all feedback episode including more discussion of favorite heroes.  (28:41) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

The League of Comic Book Podcasts

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:21 PM

Yet another comic creator has passed away.  Mike Wieringo died this past week, and he died far too young at 44.
While it seems that a lot of creators died during the first year of this podcast, I have to wonder if it just seems that way because I have been keeping account here on the blog, whereas I did not before.  Regardless, it's never a happy thing to ponder.

August reads continued:
2. Justice Society of America #8 (2007)
3. The Incredible Hulk #109 (2007)
4. Countdown #38 (2007)
5. Countdown #37 (2007)
6. Mystic Arcana #1 (2007)
7. Going Home (Cerebus vol.13)
8. Marvel Two-in-One Annual #3 (1978)

Somewhat behind my 30-read goal this month (I'm back to 30 comics as my monthly goal).  This is a terribly busy month at work, plus I'm helping my wife prepare for the move to Boston.  Oh, and the above Cerebus volume took a looooong time to get through because I MUST always read the extensive notes in the back of the volume...

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:53 PM

One year anniversary episode! I ramble on a bit about the experience of one year as a comics podcaster, I go over some of my latest comic finds, and I read listener feedback.  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. (33:12)  Please forgive any volume jumps that may occur in the episode.

The Comic Book Attic now has a forum!  I'm not forum savvy yet, so bear with me as I get it going.

Direct download: The_Comic_Book_Attic_67.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:31 PM

Indeed!  The attic...The Comic Book Attic...
(From Superboy #189.)
Category:blog -- posted at: 4:00 AM

Giant-Size Defenders #4.  I believe this was a flea market find when I was young.  This comic is not only cool for me because I like the Squadron Sinister/Supreme characters that appeared in the main story, but it's cool for me because of the type of tales that made up the rest of the book.  My young self was thrilled to see the classic Ditko Doctor Strange reprint story that ended the book.  My young self was even more ecstatic to discover the early 1940s Sub-Mariner reprint from Human Torch comics that appeared in the middle of the issue.  A nice issue with a mix of the 40s, 60s, and 70s.
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 11:46 PM

Thor #387.  This was one of the first 2 or 3 issues of Thor I ever owned.  The insane struggle of Thor vs. the Celestial began here and continued over the next two issues.  This story provided an exciting, action-filled jolt to my young imagination.  I bought this comic off the spinner rack of a local drug store-- the same drug store that supplied me with many of my first comics.  Ron Frenz's art on Thor is wonderful.  Frenz is one of three artists that I consider Thor's great artists (the other two being Kirby and Simonson).
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 11:33 PM

Mighty Crusaders Redux!  This episode, I review The Mighty Crusaders: Origin of a Super Team trade.  Recommendations.  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (29:02)
Links:
Geek Brunch
Comic Timing
Kryptographik

Direct download: The_Comic_Book_Attic_66.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:12 PM

In this special -1 episode, I play (in its entirety) the alternate version of episode one that's available elsewhere on the internet.  Also, I play my segment from Comics Podcast Crossover 14, and I play a song.  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. (42:10)

Direct download: The_Comic_Book_Attic_negative1.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:16 PM

Just a quick note: July's count of comics read was 85.  Here's the last few:
82. Countdown #40 (2007)
83. George Foster (giveaway) (1982)
84. The Legion of Super-Heroes #307 (1983)
85. Batman #421 (1988)

And the first read of August:
1. Countdown #39 (2007)

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:06 AM

This episode: JJ guests long enough to talk about recent back issue buys with me, I review Ms. Marvel (1978) #19, and I go over listener feedback.  (27:04)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. 
The Comic Book Attic is now a member of The League of Comic Book Podcasts.

Direct download: The_Comic_Book_Attic_65.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:37 AM

As long time listeners may know, before I actually began posting this podcast years ago on libsyn, I recorded 20something episodes of material.  These unposted episodes were cannibalized into "lost episodes" and "lost episode segments" for the current podcast.  Otherwise, these unposted "practice" episodes were never heard... except one: the first episode. 
I actually recorded the first episode (I believe) three times, with the 3rd time being the official libsyn-posted first episode.  This 3rd recording actually used 2/3 of the recording from the 2nd try because the 2nd try had been good-- it just needed updated and polished for libsyn.
Longer story short, I had originally intended to post the podcast with Our Media/ the Internet Archive, and I had tried to upload the 2nd try of episode one.  As far as I could tell, the process was too difficult, and I didn't think it worked, so I abandoned Our Media and the 2nd try of the first episode. 
Recently, I found that the old 2nd try of my first episode did indeed post to Our Media, and it's been there all along.  Several people even downloaded it.  So, I have what amounts to an alternate take of episode one out there on the net.
If you'd like to hear the alternate take of episode one, here's the link: http://www.ourmedia.org/node/307135
If you don't care to go to the site, I plan to include this alternate take in its entirety in my -1 episode.  Normally, I wouldn't try to include previous takes of shows, but since this one is actually out there and available, I want to collect it as a rarity here. 
If you've heard the official episode one on this site, then you will recognize much of the same material, but with a different introduction segment and no edits or splices that were used to integrate the material later on.  Seeing as how the show's 1st anniversary is coming up, this find is appropriate...

More July reads:
72. Countdown #42 (2007)
73. Countdown #41 (2007)
74. Blade: Nightstalking (DVD promo) (2005)
75. Thor #1 (2007)
76. The New Avengers/Transformers #1 (2007)
77. Justice Society of America #7 (2007)
78. Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #13 (2007)
79. All Flash #1 (2007)
80. The Brave and the Bold #5 (2007)
81. Ms. Marvel #19 (1978)

Category:blog -- posted at: 1:37 AM

In this episode:  Comic-buying adventures.  A short movie tale.  A feature on Dell's Four Color series. (33:40) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (Speaking of cover images, do you notice anything subversive about the rocketship in the background of the cover accompanying this episode?)

Link to a site about Marvel reprints: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~alee/reprints.html

Direct download: The_Comic_Book_Attic_64.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 6:05 AM

I'm back with back issue comic finds from Oklahoma.  Also, a Silver & Gold segment on Rip Hunter...Time Master #20. (26:17) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Pin me! http://www.frappr.com/comicbookattic

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:57 PM

I have returned from OK.  I got back late Saturday.  I've been recovering and playing catch-up at work.  A new show will appear sometime this week...
Meantime, check out The Comic Podcast Crossover #14 on the Komicskast podcast page for a segment by me on a superhero movie I'd like to see.
Due to the long vacation, I got to read a crapload of comics.  So, for July, here's what I've read so far (now with years added for better clarification!):
1. Captain America (2007) #27
2. Justice League of America (2007) #10
3. Countdown (2007) #45
4. The Untold Origin of Ms. Victory (1989) #1
5. Iron Man (1969) #12
6. The New Teen Titans (1980) #4
7. The Brave and the Bold (2007) #4
8. Z (1994) #1
9. Z (1995) #2
10. Z (1995) #3
11. Life With Archie (1980) #218
12. The Ferret (1993) #1
13. Supreme: The Story of the Year (trade, 2002)
14. Who's Who in The Legion of Super-Heroes (1988) #1
15. Archie's Jokebook Magazine (1973) #190
16. Life With Archie (1983) #237
17. Transformers: Movie Prequel Free Comic Book Day Edition 
       (2007) #1
18. The Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century (Free Comic
       Book Day Edition) (2007) #1
19. The Legion of Super-Heroes (1983) #306
20. Tales From Riverdale Digest (2007) #18
21. Tigra (2002) #4
22. JSA Strange Adventures (2004) #1
23. JSA Strange Adventures (2004) #2
24. Helmet of Fate: Detective Chimp (2007) #1
25. Free Comic Book Day (2007, Dark Horse)
26. Avengers Icons: The Vision (2002) #3
27. Karate Kid (1976) #4
28. Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (1977) #233
29. Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (1977) #235
30. Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (1977) #237
31. Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (1978) #244
32. Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (1978) #245
33. Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (1978) #246
34. Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (1978) #251
35. The Legion of Super-Heroes (1981) #282
36. The Legion of Super-Heroes (1981) #283
37. The Legion of Super-Heroes (1981) #285
38. The Legion of Super-Heroes (1982) #287
39. The Legion of Super-Heroes (1982) #291
40. The Legion of Super-Heroes (1982) #294
41. The Spirit (1974) #6
42. Captain America (2003) #13
43. Captain America (2003) #14
44. Captain America (2003) #16
45. Last Blood (Free Comic Book Day Edition) (2007) #1
46. Whiteout (Free Comic Book Day Edition) (2007) #1
47. Vigilante: City Lights, Prairie Justice (1995) #2
48. Rose and Thorn (2004) #2
49. Batman/The Spirit (2007) #1
50. Rip Hunter... Time Master (1964) #20
51. Weird Wonder Tales (1975) #10
52. Captain Marvel (1975) #36
53. Comic Genesis (Free Comic Book Day Edition) (2007)
54. Captain America (1996) #449
55. Thor (1996) #496
56. JLA-Z (2004) #3
57. Free Comic Book Day (Spider-Man) (2007) #1
58. Free Comic Book Day (Marvel Adventures) (2007) #AA
59. Justice League America (1995) #104
60. Magnus Robot Fighter (1995) #56
61. Avengers: Timeslide (1996) #1
62. The Mighty Crusaders: Origin of a Super-Team (trade, 2003)
63. Adventures of Big Boy (1980) #278
64. Adventures of Big Boy (1980) #281
65. Adventures of Big Boy (1980) #282
66. Adventures of Big Boy (1981) #286
67. Adventures of Big Boy (1981) #292
68. Legion of Super-Heroes (1994) #61
69. Kid Colt Outlaw (1977) #220
70. Countdown (2007) #44
71. Countdown (2007) #43

Wow.  This month, I think I'm going for 100 comics as a reading goal.

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:23 AM

This episode:  I cover some recent finds, and I talk about 10 of my favorite heroes.  (30:31)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:38 PM

Transformers Special Part 2 (of 2).  I talk about Marvel's Transformers #14-25.  Also, a few short words about the 2nd Fantastic Four movie.  Finally, a song.  (21:45)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: 01_cba61.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 5:09 AM

Rather than go into this on an episode, I'll use my underused blog.  What is my updated pull list?  For those of you who care, there are currently only 4 books on it-- soon to be 3.
Last time I updated you on my pull list (in an podcast episode), I was hanging on to the AC Comics book Men of Mystery.  As much as I am willing to pay $9.95 per issue for great golden age reprints, I can't.  There are so many other books I can get for ten bucks.  Heck, at the one used comic shop (the "happy magic" one I talk of), I can get a real golden age comic for ten bucks.  I know AC probably doesn't have the funding to offer a lower price, and that's why I'm willing to pay it.  However... I can't do it when I'm trying (key word "trying") to stay somewhere within a budget...
As I stated the last time I revealed my pull list, Marvels were being sacrificed.  It's no secret that since the end of Civil War, I have been displeased with Marvel's direction.  I find it difficult to like or identify with many of the heroes anymore.  The only regular Marvel title that I've been still picking up even though I said I wouldn't is Captain America out of morbid curiosity of what will happen next.  But I don't have Captain America on my pull list anymore; the only Marvel title still on the list is Astonishing X-Men, which is ending soon anyway (at least with Joss writing).
So the other three that are currently on my list are all DC books: Countdown, Justice Society of America, and The Brave and the Bold.  I must exclaim that for the first time in my life-- in almost 30 years of comic reading-- DC is my read of choice.  I've always loved and read DC, but I was a Marvel kid growing up.  So, this is an interesting place to be.
I have been trying to sample new Marvel books again, though.  I picked up World War Hulk #1.  It was very exciting, and I may continue that one...
However, this past year has seen me shift to buying almost all older comics.  So, all the different shops and stores that sell me comics can't complain 'cause they still get my money...more than should be spent, usually...
So that's my pull list.  Pretty meager.  I'm usually digging through the bins and boxes instead.  Always looking for the great finds that have been rescued from someone's comic book attic...

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:54 PM

Hi, all.  As I have mentioned in the show, I'll be going to Oklahoma for 2 weeks.  We'll be leaving next week.  My plan is to keep all you die-hards stocked up with shows.  I've already posted (not long after 58 & 59) episodes 0 and 60.  Before I go, I hope to post 61 & 62.  All told, there probably won't be another show for almost 3 weeks.  Hopefully, you'll stock up with these.  ...Or sample some older shows.
Episodes 61 and 62 will probably be 20-25 minutes, with 61 finishing up the Transformers feature and 62 being whatever it will be. 

More June reads:
32. World War III #1
33. World War III #2
34. World War III #3
35. World War III #4  (I know, technically these four issues had subtitles in the indicias, but I thought that was silly, so I'm going to ignore them.)
36. Showcase #102
37. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #3
38. The Star Brand #12
39. R.E.B.E.L. '95 #11
40. World War Hulk #1
June's 40 is achieved...

Also, here's the link to Jess Nevins's site on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen footnotes, as mentioned in episode 0.

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:02 AM

Transformers Special part 1 (of 2)!  After covering recent buys, I talk about Marvel's Transformers #1-11 & 13 (#12 was covered in the past).  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (29:23)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:52 AM

Special Zero episode!  This episode is a compilation of unread emails, recommendations, my segment from Comics Podcast Crossover 13, a collage of all the "hidden tracks," and a song.  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (39:37)

Links:
Silver Bullet Comic Books
The Comic Book Bin
Quarter Bin (article site)
Classic Golden Age Comic Book Covers
The Golden Age Heroes Directory
Mikel Midnight's Golden Age Directory
Podcasts:
Comic Pants
John Mayo's Comic Book Page
Generation Exploitation

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic0.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:33 AM

Superboy #149.  Another Superboy comic that I got as a kid at a yard sale.  This one was extra special because of the Bonnie and Clyde angle.  It sports one of a number of covers Neal Adams drew for the series.  This issue contained two stories, one new and one reprint from Adventure Comics.  I don't remember much about the plots of the stories since it's been probably 20 years since I last read it, and it is stored away so I can't readily look.  Honestly, though, this is a favorite merely because it was one of my first comics.  It did well to serve my lifelong liking of old Superboy stories.  It's funny how that works, isn't it?

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 2:01 AM

This 1982 Amazing Spider-man giveaway comic was one of my first comics given to me at my dentist's office.  In partnership with Aim toothpaste, Marvel published this tale of Spidey vs. Doc Ock vs. toothaches.  Dentistry and a battle ensues in "Crisis at Cape Canaveral!"  I read this over and over when I was a kid.  I didn't care that it was a comic meant to help sell toothpaste because the advertising didn't drive the story like those old Hostess ads (which were great 'cause they were short and odd).  This was a comic that would entertain kids and give them an incentive to go to the scary dentist...
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 1:46 AM

http://www.defconamerica.org
Category:blog -- posted at: 1:42 AM

I was listening to directly downloaded episodes from the site, and I noticed that the last 3-4 seconds are cut off the ends of the episodes.  That wouldn't be such a big deal if not for the fact that I put "hidden" bits at the end of many episodes.  Does anyone else notice this?  Does this happen from iTunes also?  Other podcatchers?  Let me know.

More June reads:
30. Countdown #46
31. Alias #1

Next episode will actually be episode #0!  Before I do the 60th episode feature on Transformers, I will be making a 0 episode.  Consider it a B-sides and rarities episode.  Nothing special, but anytime I have a non-traditional show or a show that compiles random and extraneous stuff, I will be going backward into negative numbers.  That side of the number line is sadly unappreciated...

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:50 PM

I talk about recent back issue purchases (including a mini-lesson on Super/IW Comics), discuss what type of comics I would write if I worked for Marvel, share listener feedback, and play a song. (33:59) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. 

Links: http://www.comicbooknoise.com/

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:41 PM

JJ returns this episode for his occasional rundown of reads.  He talks about Liberty Meadows Book 1 (trade), Owly: Just a Little Blue, Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born #4, Amazing Spider-man #540, Plastic Farm #1 & 2, and Street Angel #4.  We both discuss Silver Surfer(vol.3) #1.  We also discuss recent purchases.  (32:38) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. 

Link to our comic shop: http://www.comicsworldonline.com/

Direct download: 02_cba58.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:16 PM

Stay tuned for 2 new shows this week... Work and various responsibilities have kept me from the mic for longer than I like... 
I am updating my personal monthly reading commitment to 40 comics a month because 30 is just too easy.  So, for this month of June, I shall begin this updated goal.  Here's how it goes so far...
23. Countdown #49
24. Countdown #48
25. Countdown #47
26. Justice Society of America(current) #6
27. Captain America(current) #26 (I had planned to quit this one after #25, but morbid curiosity drove me to get it...)
28. Death, Jr. Halloween Special
29. Amazing Spider-man #268

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:27 AM

This episode: The 52 code?  A look at the comics featured in the Some of My Favorite Comics blog feature (including Marvel Super-heroes Secret Wars #4, Superboy #180, Avengers #131 & 275, The Brave and the Bold #197, New Mutants #41, Captain America #224, and DC Comics Presents #97).  Recommendations. (28:13) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.
Links:
The Golden Years
The Comic Web

Direct download: 01_cba57.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:53 AM

Nothing more than a few more links that I will mention in the next episode...so I don't forget them...
Podcasts:
Indie Spinner Rack
Fanboy Radio
Garage Rock Radio
State of Mynd

More June reads:
20. Batman: Gotham Knights #6
21. Captain Universe/Silver Surfer #1
22. Journey into Mystery(1970s) #17

Upcoming podcasts: another big Mighty Crusaders episode, a Transformers episode, and hopefully more What's That About?!

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:23 AM

In CBA #57, I will be mentioning more comic-related links for you to check out.  I'm getting a jump on the work of posting the links to these puppies:
Silver Age Comics blog
Dial B for Blog blog
Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine blog

For old record enthusiasts like me, there's 60's garage rock at Garage Hangover and odd/rare recordings at WFMU's Beware of the Blog.
For Pearl Jam fans (like me), there's a podcast for you: Given to Cast.

Finally, as you probably already know, IMDB is essential for any movie viewer.

Also, here are more June reads way ahead of time...
4. G.I. Combat #250
5. Countdown #51
6. Countdown #50
7. Justice League of America('06) #9
8. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #2
9. American Virgin #1
10. American Virgin #13
11. American Virgin #14
12. Breach #7
13. Civil War: The Confession #1 (I might add: I got this for 35cents)
14. Laughing Boy Comics Special- Free Comic Book Day
15. The Ultimates 2 #2
16. The Ultimates 2 #6
17. JLA #102
18. JLA #103
19. Action Comics #823

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:43 AM

In this episode, I briefly talk about Spider-man 3 before recounting my adventures (and comic-buying) in NYC and Massachusetts.  Also, listener feedback. (29:09)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  

Links to places mentioned in the episode:
Jim Hanley's Universe
Midtown Comics
New England Comics
Loony Toonz (article about store)

New Bedford Whaling Museum
Old Sturbridge Village

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:53 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I began reading the Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Team-ups trade, and in the very first DC multiverse crossover story, when the two Flashes meet, we see that Barry Allen visits Jay Garrick at his home address: 5252 78th Street!  We can even see the 5252 on the door.  I find it funny and too crazy of a coincidence that not only was Jay's address "52" but "5252" !!!! Make of it what you will.  Am I the only one to discover this?  Anyone else see this before now?

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:01 PM

In this episode, I review The Plain Janes.  Also, a Holy Crap! review of Wonder Book of Rubber, a 1964 promotional comic from B.F. Goodrich. (27:10)  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (This episode's cover image is from an unknown ebay dealer.)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:43 AM

Any listeners from NYC?  I just wanted to let all 3 1/2 people who might be interested know that I will be in New York City at Midtown Comics (Times Square) on Saturday, May 19, sometime during the day.  (I really can't predict the time, sorry).  So, if you'd like to say "hi," don't be shy!  I'll just be milling about looking for stuff to buy.  I'll probably be there for an hour or two.  Don't know what I look like?  Scroll down the page.  I'm the weird lookin' fella (and the only one in the picture). 

More June reads:
2. Batman and the Outsiders #17
3. Batman and the Outsiders #18

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:34 AM

A hodge-podge.  I talk about Free Comic Book Day, review Batman and the Outsiders #17 & 18, mention some podcasts, and play a song.  (24:35) Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Podcast links:
Comicazi

Phantom Power

Amazing Spider-Cast

Other links:
Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:05 AM

I had mentioned this in the last show as the paperback book in which I first read the original first 6 Spider-man issues as a kid.  (There was apparently a follow-up book with next half-dozen issues also.) Thought you folks might want to see what I was talking about... 
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I'm ahead in the pledged reading for the month, but it hasn't been causing my number of unread comics to go down any... for every 5 I read, I buy 10 more cheap comics... Oh, well.  It's fun to try.  Most of the first 20-something comics read this month were newer comics languishing in my boxes.  I was trying not to backlog the amount of older comics I review.  Stay tuned for an announcement on that in the podcast for June... the tweaking of the podcast never ends...
Anyway, here are the final reads for May... I'll work on some trades for the rest of the month...
23. Exiles #29
24. Free Comic Book Day Family Guy / Hack/Slash
25. Archie's Mysteries #30
26. Batman #616
27. Dutchy Digest Free Comic Book Day 2007
28. Wonder Book of Rubber('64?)
29. Hawkman('02) #19
30. The Plain Janes
...And here's the first one for June:
1. Black Knight: Exodus #1

And here's another pic of me so that you can put a face to the voice.  I always think that's fun-- and 9 times out of 10, the face doesn't match the mental picture... Photo manipulation by JJ... I call it Karate LSD Boogaloo.

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:38 PM

9. Captain America(v.4) #8

10. Captain America(v.4) #15

11. Captain America(v.4) #18

12. The Flash(Wally) #199

13. The Flash(Wally) #205

14. The Flash(Wally) #217

15. The Ultimates #13

16. Uncanny X-Men #439

17. Uncanny X-Men #442

18. Uncanny X-Men #443

19. Justice League of America('06) #8

20. 52 #52

21. Astonishing X-Men #21

22. The Outsiders('85) #1

I'm also posting with this the pic of myself that's on my comicspace page... it's 3 years old...  I hope to post a few more pics of me so that you may recognize me and shower me with presents... (please?)

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:13 AM

I run down recent finds, present a ComicsConfusion segment on the Justice League / Justice League International / Justice League America / Justice League Europe  title confusion, talk about The Outsiders ('85) #1, and play a song. (26:05) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:45 AM

I have gotten started on May's 30 comics reads.  Here they are so far:

1. The Brave and the Bold ('07) #3

2. X-Factor ('06) #18

3. The Avengers (v.3) #64

4. The Ray #13

5. Justice Society of America ('06) #5

6. 52 #51

7. Marvel's Greatest Comics: Fantastic Four #52 (2006 reprint special)

8. X-Men Annual ('93) #2

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:19 AM

Marvel Super-heroes Secret Wars #4. Two words: Hulk.  Mountain. 

Happy goosebumps appear as a youngster-- heck, still as an adult-- while looking at the scene of Hulk holding up a mountain while the other heroes (trapped under there with him) devise a method of escape.  The heroes working together is nice to see... much better than watching them tear each other apart as they seem to do in civil wars these days...

This series is a favorite of mine, as is the much maligned sequel series.  I own all issues of both series.  But this issue tops the other individual issues, however, because of the Hulk-meets-mountain scenario.  I got this issue as part of a three pack of Secret Wars issues in the late 1980s from Value City.  Oh, the memories...

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 5:03 AM

This episode: A declaration of purpose.  Back issue reviews of Marvel Premiere #58, Captain America Annual #5, Life with Archie #50, The Adventures of Jerry Lewis #109, and All-Star Squadron #1.  Reviews of Plastic Farm #10, 11, & 12.  ComicsConfusion on the Superboy / Superboy and the Legion of Super-heroes / Legion of Super-heroes / Tales of the Legion of Super-heroes series. 

The Comic Book Attic is listed on Podcast Alley.  Vote if you like... or take that minute and relax in the sun.  Your choice.  (33:51)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:42 AM

Here's my remaining reads to reach 30 for this month:

25. 52 #49

26. The New Avengers #29

27. The Avengers(v.3) #57

28. The Avengers(v.3) #67

29. The Avengers(v.3) #68

30. 52 #50

...And I went through with reducing my pull list by dropping 3 Marvels: New Avengers, X-Factor, and Captain America.  These are just a few of the comics I have quit over the last few months-- partially due to financial reasons and partially due to disgust over Civil War.  I really hated to quit X-Factor; that was more of an economic cut. 

I will tell you some good Marvel reading, however: I picked up Essential Amazing Spider-man vol.1.  I have read many of the stories within this book, but there are still plenty of great stories I haven't read.  Ditko does some fine work, of course, but I was really digging the short Spidey story that Jack Kirby draws at the end of one of the issues. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 6:24 AM

JJ and I record from his home.  He talks about Amazing Spider-man #539, Detective Comics #831, and Alf #26.  Then we both talk about Flash('87) #1 & 2.  Also, a short song.  (40:11)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 5:02 AM

Check out Comics Podcast Crossover #13, "The Other Ten Percent."  I make a contribution about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Link to the show:  http://comicspodcastcrossover.libsyn.com/

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:27 PM

Episode 50!!!  Join the fun as I feature audio comments and reviews by my wife, Jessica; Dan; JJ; Pat; and Bruce from KomicsKast.  I talk about my brief time (and comic-buying) in North Carolina.  I do a big back issue review of Superman Family #167, Bruce tackles a Marvel Boy story from the Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Heroes, and Pat talks about Robin #156.  Fun is had by all.  Huzzah.  This episode contains a few words that are generally not considered polite in all company.  You see, some folks are afraid of words.  Silly humans... (42:50) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 5:21 AM

I am back from N.C. Expect show #50 in a few days.  I'll report on the trip in that episode; meanwhile, I read a lot of comics while there.  Let's add them to April, shall we:

6. Painkiller Jane (V.2) #0

7. Plastic Farm #10

8. Plastic Farm #11

9. Plastic Farm #12

10. 52 #48

11. Captain America Annual #5

12. All-Star Squadron #1

13. Stylish Vittles book 2

14. The Flash(Wally) #204

15. The Flash(Wally) #206

16. The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Teams 2005

17. The Amazing Spider-Man #539

18. Life with Archie #50

19. The Adventures of Jerry Lewis #109

and a few other non-beach reads:

20. Marvel Premiere #58

21. Justice Society of America(1991) #4

22. New X-Men #152

23. Donald Duck (2006 Halloween giveaway)

24. The Brave and the Bold('07) #2

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Here's the first 5 reads of April:

1. The Silver Surfer(3rd) #44

2. X-Factor(current) #17

3. 52 #47

4. Justice Society of America(current) #4

5. Superman Family #167

And speaking of Superman Family #167, here's an oddball scene from a Lois Lane story in which she must be in contact with liquid every hour or she dies... All I can say is ewwwwwww.... (more pics forthcoming...)

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:59 AM

A back issue review of The Mod Squad #3, and I talk about Plastic Farm #8 & 9.  Also, JJ stops by to talk about Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #2, Liberty Meadows book 4 trade, and Ultimate Fantastic Four vol.5 trade.  Then, do I watch Heroes?  Finally, podcast recommendations and a song.  (28:12) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Comics podcasts:

 Word Balloon

Supernot

iFanboy

Twomorrows Tune-In

Other podcasts:

B-movie Cast

Splattercast

Lost Discs Radio

Link to a Portuguese review of the show: http://blog.mundofantasma.com/?p=789

...And just for fun, here is a link directly to Uranus.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:42 AM

Superboy #180.  As any listener of the show knows, I have a weakness for the old Superman/Superboy comics.  This is another one of the first 100 or so comics I owned (and still do, of course).  It was bought at a yard sale with a handful of others.  This comic is a thrilling 48 pages (no small amount when you're a kid), with two fun Superboy tales and a Legion of Super-heroes reprint (probably the first Legion story I ever read, featuring the origin of Bouncing Boy).  Definitely sunshine-n-smiles memories over this one...
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 8:16 PM

I'm sure you've all heard by now that Arnold Drake, of Doom Patrol fame, and Marshall Rogers, noted for Batman and many more, have died.  Quite a few comics creators have passed away in the last 6 months.  Each time I hear of another, I tend to feel more sadness about them than a thousand Anna Nicoles.

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:54 PM

In this episode, I talk about Conan Annual #11, Wonder Woman(1st) #211, Spidey Super Stories #2 & #5, Pep #283, Ghost Manor #22, and All-Star Comics #68.  Plus, some recent buys.  (35:26) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:32 AM

March's 30 comics have been read.  It has been terribly easy... Here's the final 10:

21. Silver Surfer(3rd) #37

22. Silver Surfer(3rd) #38

23. New Avengers #28

24. American Virgin #12

25. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #1

26. Ultimate X-Men (Free Comic Book Day Edition) #1

27. Free Comic Book Day 2006 (X-Men/Runaways)

28. Birds of Prey #61

29. 52 #46

30. The Mod Squad #3

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:36 PM

I answer some questions you never asked.  There's a ComicsConfusion segment on Marvel Boy.  Also, I talk about Plastic Farm #7. (22:59) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:43 AM

Wow, I'm really knocking down the comics for March.  30 this month will be no prob-o.  Here's another 10:

11. Silver Surfer(3rd) #34

12. Pep #283

13. Spidey Super Stories #2

14. Spidey Super Stories #5

15. Ghost Manor #22

16. All-Star Comics #68

17. (New) Invaders #1

18. Silver Surfer(3rd) #35

19. Silver Surfer(3rd) #36

20. 52 #45

And the little pic attached to this post should be the "album art" for the show on iTunes if I set it up right.  It's simple, but better than zilcho.

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:35 AM

The 30 comics-a-month challenge!  Here's the first 10 books I read:

1. Eternals('06) #7

2. 1963 Book 3: Tales of the Uncanny

3. Ballistic Imagery #1

4. Wildstorm Chamber of Horrors #1

5. Golden Comics Digest #34

6. Plastic Farm #7

7. Conan Annual #11

8. Wonder Woman(1st) #211

9. Plastic Farm #8

10. Plastic Farm #9

Category:blog -- posted at: 1:58 AM

This episode: Cool buys, introduction of the 30 comic plan, talk about Golden Comics Digest #34, request for questions, podcast & blog mentions, and a song by Adam Taylor. (26:14) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Links:

Comic Book Resources: http://www.comicbookresources.com/

Newsarama: http://www.newsarama.com/

Golden Age Batman site: http://www.goldenagebatman.com/

Podcasts:

Trade Secrets: http://collectedcomicslibrary.blogspot.com/

Comic News Insider: http://www.comicnewsinsider.com/

Comics Talk Cafe: http://www.comictalkcafe.com/

Comics Radar: http://comicsradar.com/

Stephenartist: http://stephenartist.libsyn.com/

 

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:53 AM

Having technical difficulties with a new recording program on a new computer.  I can't seem to get the same quality sound...  Have no fear, there will be a new episode soon.  All my notes are ready, but the 'puter's not.  =sigh=
Category:blog -- posted at: 3:16 AM

Avengers #275: The first issue of Avengers I bought fresh off the stands.  The Masters of Evil siege of Avengers mansion was an exciting storyline that I fell right in the middle of as a youngster.  This era of Avengers history is one of my favorites-- probably because it was a starting point for me, right?  Nevertheless, the key kick to the artwork for many years of the Avengers was the inking of Tom Palmer.  His finishes put a realism overtop anyone's pencils.  Buying this while young was a key reason why I am a huge Avengers fan today,
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 5:47 AM

Alert:  rant to follow.  I mean to offend no one.  I didn't want to waste my podcast time going on about this... but I had to write this somewhere.  ...In fact, you know what, don't even read this.  Go walk in the sun.  Go read a novel.  Go watch a black and white movie. 

Okay.  Apparently, you'd rather not walk in the sun... I warned you.  I have gone on about Civil War many times... I have tried to leave it alone.  But it has occurred to me that I could dream that Marvel is trying to make a statement about the tyrannical nonsense of the Bush administration.  Except they don't have the guts to admit anything definite, and they leave it ambiguous.  They let us watch the happy fascist Iron Man (defense contractor businessman buddy of the doofy fascist president) win the Civil War, and they let Captain America die.  If this was indeed a shot at (and a symbolic comment on) the current political conservative bullfeces, then I could live with it.  But is Marvel too afraid to tick off the rightwingers?  Or worse: do they actually believe in the Iron Man era of "heroism?"  I can't conceive of such a mindset.  Captain America and his crew were the only folks fighting for freedom here.  To me, the civilians who tackled Cap in Civil War #7 were no heroes, despite being portrayed as firefighters and policemen(well, I don't usually consider popos heroes anyway...). If I were a costumed fellow in the Marvel Universe, I would be standing proudly beside Cap, eager to kick Iron Man's teeth in...assuming, of course, I had adamantium feet or something... Look, I am no patriotic man.  I do not blindly follow any ideal.  I'd be the first to tell Cap that being draped in the flag is a little much.  However, he was the only one advocating the freedoms of those with powers and/or costumes.  Iron Man and most of the hero population were willing to give up freedoms and answer to the government.  Hello?!  BAD THING THERE!!!  And we watched Iron Man pull all sorts of rotten politician moves, even cashing in on the situation.  The end of Civil War was a lame, disappointing, anticlimactic mess.  Cap wimps out, looks around, cries, and drops his shield.  The reasons he gives are oblique in intention and motivation, and noble in all the wrong places.  Even if there's some message to be had here, it left me angry.  If I ever wanted to rip a comic in half, I felt like it here.

Bottom line, Cap's death was just a dumb idea.  Brubaker wrote a good story, but it was completely unneccesary.  Of course, Cap will come back in some form... what worries me is WHAT form that will be.  I'm waiting for someone to fix the MU, beat down Iron Hitler, and wake up the population of the MU America.  Meanwhile, I've given up on Marvel.  They make me tired.

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:11 AM

This episode:  Some old comic purchases.  A new review of The Brave and the Bold #1.  Odds and ends.  A song. (21:10) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Links to shows mentioned:

Podcast X http://podcastx.blogspot.com/

The Uncanny X-cast http://uncannyxcast.libsyn.com/index.php?post_category=podcasts

Raging Bullets http://ragingbullets.libsyn.com/

Comics Podcast Crossover http://comicspodcastcrossover.libsyn.com/

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:59 AM

The last lost episode!  Material recorded in 2006 and not "aired."  I review then-new Captain America #20, Uncanny X-Men #477, Civil War: Frontline #4, Amazing Spider-man #534, New Avengers #22, 52 #10, 11, 12, 13, Fantastic Four #539, Agents of Atlas #1, and The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles #1. Also, back issue reviews of Sensational She-Hulk #27 and Adventures of Big Boy #357 & 360.  (33:28) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:29 AM

Have you read the first issue of the new Brave and the Bold series?  It conjured memories of fun old 70s DC team-up comics and appropriately so, I suppose.  It's the most fun I've had reading a comic in a while.  To celebrate the new Brave and the Bold series, I selected this issue (#197) of the old series, which is one of my favorite comics from childhood.  It contains a wonderful story about the golden age Batman and Catwoman.  Although I don't remember the details of the issue (and I can't go look at it; it's stored away), I remember it being quite moving at the time...

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 2:42 AM

To accompany the last show, here's a nice batch of western comics owned by Rod.
Category:blog -- posted at: 2:56 AM

In this episode:  Recent finds.  News about episode 50.  Talk about Civil War #7.  Ghost Rider movie.  Reviews of Western Gunfighters #32, Ghost Rider(1967) #6, and Kid Colt, Outlaw #121.  Listener feedback. (32:27) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:10 PM

A "lost episode" episode with unaired segments from last July, including then-new reviews of Uncanny X-Men #476, Civil War #3, X-Factor #9, Civil War: Frontline #3, Thunderbolts #104, She-Hulk #9, Eternals #2, Transformers: Infiltration #6, and Justice League of America #0.  Also, back issue reviews of Star-Spangled War Stories #142, 144, 148, Masters of the Universe: The Shard of Darkness trade, Fantastic Four(vol.3) #18, Gambit #10, and Dr. Peculiar #1.  (33:48) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:37 PM

My wife joins me for a (late) Valentine's Day episode discussing old DC romance comics, namely Girls' Romances #108 and Super DC Giant #S-21. (40:44) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:35 AM

New Mutants #41.  The New Mutants comic was one of my favorite books as a young reader.  My first issue was #45, but I was able to find recent previous issues soon after, including this one.  This solo Mirage (Dani Moonstar) story was a wonderful character study with beautiful artwork.  Mirage travels home and finds herself in a showdown with death.  I remember reading this comic on a sunny day in front of a picture window, thoroughly finding myself inside the story.  Go get it!
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 9:21 PM

Hi, all!  Yes, there is indeed a V-day episode ready to go.  However, you will have to wait until next week because I haven't enough space to post it til then... unless someone out there would like to give me money to pay for more space on libsyn.  Well?  How about it?  ........no?  =sigh= Very well.  Next week it is.  But hey, the wife guests, so it is garunteed fun. 
Category:blog -- posted at: 9:05 PM

A "lost episode" episode featuring a review of Supreme Power #1 (special edition).  Also, an account of comic-buying on my honeymoon last year with a review of Top 10: Forty-niners.  I end with a big ole song by my friend Dan.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (29:22)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 6:37 PM

Here, in Captain America #224, Cap goes through disorientation as his face seems to have changed, his memory is whacky, and he has some painful bumps on his arm... what has happened?  This issue, when I was a kid, was so odd and offbeat, that it took several reads to straighten out the flashbacks (a hazard of being a kid and knowing nothing).  But, this was one of my first comics, and it has a striking cover.  We also get a guest appearance from the Avengers (did I ever mention that I love Beast as an Avenger?).  This would have been my first Cap comic too.

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 4:46 AM

DC Comics Presents #97.  Another favorite from childhood-- but, frankly, many of these favorite comics will be.  I know that will make these favorite picks biased because of sentimental value.  Oh, well.  As long as you folks know that too, I suppose.  Anyway, this was the first issue of DC Comics Presents I bought and, ironically, the last issue produced.  I'll never understand why they would want to cancel it three issues shy of #100.  I enjoyed this issue because it was offbeat and rather dark (at least for a naive kid in the 1980s reading comics).  It's Superman vs. the Phantom Zone criminals in a story that was psychological and dreamlike.  I generally love the DC Comics Presents series.  I always buy a back issue if I see one, and one day in the far future, I may actually find all the issues.  If anyone has any they want to get rid of, let me know!
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 4:15 AM

Here's one villain who believes in equal treatment for humans and animals-- as evidenced by the dog with the bound front paws... From Nation-Wide's Captain Atom #2.
Category:blog -- posted at: 8:13 AM

A silver and gold review of Nation-Wide's 1951 Captain Atom #2 and some listener feedback.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. (27:07)

Just Another Fanboy: http://www.justanotherfanboy.com/

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 6:43 AM

Back issue reviews of Defenders #88 & 90 and a "lost episode" segment reviewing Invincible #32, Walking Dead #28, Girls #14, Fell #1, Down #2, Grimm Fairy Tales #7, and Amazing Spider-man #533.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. (29:32)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 5:01 AM

I want to take advantage of the blog here to show you some of my favorite comics that I own.  Completely at random, I have chosen one of my faves: Avengers #131, a comic I bought at a flea market as a kid.  Why do I love this one?  The Avengers are prisoners of Kang, who unleashes the first Legion of the Unliving.  I loved the L of the U.  I loved the old, supposedly dead characters being pulled from time to appear in the same comic.  Original Human Torch!  Frankenstein's monster!  Wonder Man! Even smaller, obscure characters.  All that and an early appearance of Mantis.  Cool stuff.  I was even lucky enough to find the following issue at a different flea market and continue the story.
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 5:16 AM

My wife's stuffed Owly was kidnapped and held for ransom. We received this scan of poor Owly, obviously looking scared and distressed.  Please send us lots of money and help us free Owly... or, send us cake.  We like cake.  If you send us cake,  we don't need Owly... 
Category:blog -- posted at: 2:59 AM

Here's an advertisement for the short-lived Nation-Wide comics line of mini comics in 1951.  I will be featuring a Captain Atom issue in a near-future review.  These four titles only lasted 7 issues each.
Category:blog -- posted at: 2:43 AM

Pre-order this now.  Your eyes will thank you.
Category:blog -- posted at: 9:16 PM

I talk about some recent purchases, artist Jim Rugg, and the book Men of Tomorrow.  Also, a ComicsConfusion segment on Classics Illustrated editions and back issue reviews of Supernatural Thrillers #5 and Defenders #73. Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. (29:35)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:09 AM

A "lost episode" episode featuring reviews of Hack/Slash: Slice Hard 25cent special and Black Harvest #5.  Also, a long ramble on the wonders of Alan Moore.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. (29:07)
 

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:43 AM

Here's a promo for my show.  Podcasters: feel free to play this on your shows!
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Category:promo -- posted at: 4:44 AM

A guestravaganza!  My wife joins me to play What's That About?!  I review Plastic Farm #4, 5, & 6.  Pat contributes a review of the Flash TV show DVD set.  JJ reviews Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes, and we talk about what comics we got recently.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (41:22)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:33 AM

This is a catch-all episode with bits o' this and bits o' that: recent purchases, notes on feedback, the blog, photocopy fun, and my neurotic self.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (25:43)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:21 AM

A "lost episode" episode from last July.  I talk about the Superman Returns movie and how it should have ended!  Also, I talk about the books DC Comics Encyclopedia, 5 Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics: Marvel, and DC Comics: 60 Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes.  (The cover image shown here is of a previously discussed comic from a previous episode.)  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (23:01)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:38 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi all. First, I want to say that even though I mentioned that I'd be doing a Cinematic Attic blog...I won't.  I know I will not have time.  Hopefully, someday I will be able to do a movie podcast.  I even have the theme music thought up...

Second, I have a few links I am adding simply for my own convenience for when I am on this page. (It happens a lot somehow...)

 Marvel: http://www.marvel.com

DC: http://www.dccomics.com/

And hey, why don't you try these comic blogs.  Read The Comic Treadmill at http://www.comictreadmill.com/ or Dave's Longbox at http://daveslongbox.blogspot.com/

I also have FINALLY purchased my own scanner.  I know, I know, I'm way behind the times.  My first scanned and posted image was the last blog's Pom Pom pic.  I can now post entertaining images from all the oddball comics I read... 

Which brings me to my latest passing focus in my ongoing comic education.  Last, it was The Mighty Crusaders.  Now, it is corny romance comics.  Yes, romance comics.  They are a RIOT!  They also contain art from all the greats, and due to the fact that they are romance comics, few folks are familiar with those eras of their artwork.  For example, I just read a DC romance comic drawn by Gene Colon.  Great art... ALSO, those postmodern art pieces that mimic the covers of those old romance comics mimic some really nice covers.  I am going to be doing a show on romance comics soon. 

Here's the cover of one of the comics I will be discussing (Super DC Giant #S-21).  The cover is FANTASTIC!!!  Just for the record, this comic is scarce (20-100 copies known to exist) and I got it for under a dollar in a box of random books a dealer was trying to get rid of.  My guess is that he saw it was just another 1970s romance comic, so he tossed it in this box.  This scarce book lists in Overstreet for $475 NM.  To, me it's a beautiful looking comic that is incredibly scarce and quite a treasure.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:23 PM

Here is a pic of the Bringing Up Father dog I mentioned in ep. 32.  I tried to scan in a full strip, but I had difficulty.  So, I give you instead a pic of the creepiest/coolest pet ever.
Category:blog -- posted at: 5:32 AM

In this episode, I discuss some crazy, unbelieveable advertisements from early 1980s Charlton comics.  Then, I give a review of a 1926 Bringing Up Father (#10) comic strip collection.  Finally, I recommend these:

BLARM!: http://www.blarmcast.com/

Mysterious Universe: http://www.sohpodcast.com/mu/

Also, there's some music.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (41:15)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 5:00 AM

Here's a couple more links I am adding mainly to make my page-jumping easier.  If it helps you too, all the better.

myspace: http://www.myspace.com

comicspace: http://www.comicspace.com

Yes, I am on comicspace.  I have been since its first week or so.  Come visit.

Episode 32 should feature a review of a platinum age issue!  Also, I should be talking about some wacked-out ads from some 1980s Charlton comics.  Stay tuned for that.

Did anyone else see the podcast homepage images on Captain America's viewscreen in Civil War #6?  There were images of Comic Geek Speak's page, plus a Golden Eagle Comics logo.  Also visible was the Bullpen Bulletins podcast page (naturally!).  Here's a link to that podcast:

http://bullpenbulletinspodcast.com/

And that reminds me of the Distinguished Competition's podcasts, which can be found at http://www.dccomics.com/downloads/

Also, check out this comic blog: http://heroictimes.wordpress.com/

And finally, as I state at the end of my shows now, please do your part to educate folks and stop global warming.  We're in denial to the severe threat we face.  Visit http://www.climatecrisis.net/

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:33 AM

In this episode, I talk about some recent golden age (and other) purchases; give a tip on Marvel handbooks; and review two back issues: Captain Marvel(2000) #12 and Human Torch(1974) #8.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (31:55)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 9:19 PM

I review Civil War #6; I talk about the show's format; and I have a "lost episode" segment reviewing last year's 52 #9, JSA #87, Beyond! #1, and Uncanny X-Men #475.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (40:50)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:39 PM

In this episode, I welcome special guest Dan who helps usher in a new segment: a game called What's That About?!  Also, I mention comic-related stuff I got for Christmas, and I give a Holy Crap! review of Your First Budgie.  Finally, a bit of music.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  This episode's pic is from an unknown ebay seller. (33:54)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:57 AM

In this non-Christmas episode, I begin with some corrections and apologies, then launch into a "lost episode" section reviewing DCU: Brave New World #1, Exiles #83, and Fantastic Four #538.  Finally, a new review of Action Comics #845.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (31:25)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:43 PM

The Comic Book Attic now has its own email account because I don't want to unintentionally delete any of your mails that could get delivered into the massive spam folder at the desolationbliss account.  The desolationbliss account was an old account that I was using for the show; however, The Comic Book Attic deserves its own address!  Here it is:

comicbookattic@yahoo.com

Simpler, right?

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:53 PM

As the holidays will most surely keep me busy, in case I don't have time to say so later, Happy Holidays from The Comic Book Attic.

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:07 AM

Besides my normal new books, I got a stack of back issues during an all day comic shopping excursion with JJ.  Some of the booty:

The Mighty Crusaders (1980s) #3,4; Cerebus Jam #1; a pile of Superboy and the Legion of Super-heroes issues; a pile of old Justice League of America issues; The Comet #1,2; Marvel Superheroes #20; The Phantom (from King Comics) #20; and lots more than I want to type in-- about 30-35 comics in all. 

I was buying JJ comics as his Christmas gift, and I helped him pick out a few.  He got about 20-25 comics.  We drove to a comics shop we had never been to, and boy, did they have back issues... then we drove to a nearby antique/flea building to buy more comics.  Add a happy lunch at Friendlys, and you have one good day.  I also found a few X-mas gifts for the wife... which is good; I am woefully not prepared for the holiday...

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:21 AM

An all-Mighty Crusaders episode with a Holy Crap! review of The Mighty Crusaders #2 & 3 from the 1960s.  All  cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. (42:24)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:34 AM

Nearly all the books I'm about to mention are superhero titles, which is not indicitive of my overall reading tastes.  I like everything from the most unheard of indie comics to Uncle Scrooge.  My heart just grew up with superheroes... and you may be able to tell that I grew up Marvel... but I did read an indie trade in the past couple weeks that I enjoyed: the first volume of Stylish Vittles.

Currently on my pull list: Justice League of America, Justice Society of America, X-Factor, Captain America, Fantastic Four, New Avengers, & Astonishing X-Men.  Limited series on my list: 52, Civil War, Civil War: Front Line, Agents of Atlas, All New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z, and Nextwave: Agents of HATE.

I recently dropped Thunderbolts and She-Hulk in order to add Comics Revue magazine, which reprints old newspaper strips.  I predict another drop or two as I want to buy more back issues from the golden and (mainly) silver age...

Comics I am currently buying off the stands for a short time only for various reasons: Amazing Spider-man (for Civil War), Eternals (limited series), Fables (I'm going to get trades instead), and Newuniversal (I just want to see what Ellis does with it-- especially Spitfire, my favorite of the old New Universe).

I've also picked up some random reads, like the Marvel Milestones: Ultimate Spider-man, Ultimate X-Men, Microman, & Mantor special (mainly for the 2 golden age reprints) and The Official Handbook of the Invincible Universe.  Also, I got Annihilation: Nova #4 because I heard it contains the death of Quasar, who I like.  Yes, it does contain that, much to my chagrin and dislike.

I regularly get Wizard and Comics Buyer's Guide.

Back issues I read recently: Legion of Superheroes #280 & 281 (from 1981). 

Currently in the middle of these books:  the second volume of Stylish Vittles, a stack of Plastic Farm issues, and the huge Incredible Hulk #100 (present series).

I am still forgetting a lot, but it's late. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:28 AM

As Christmas nears, the radio has been invaded by Christmas music, and as the notes of "We Three Kings" fill the air, I am thinking of three kings of the comic industry who have passed away over the past weeks.  Jerry Bails, herald of comic fandom.  Dave Cockrum, artist whose contributions to the X-Men were integral.  Martin Nodell, golden age artist and creator of the original Green Lantern.  The heirs to these three kings owe them much.
Category:blog -- posted at: 6:21 PM

Back issue reviews of The Bull Calf and Other Tales, Atom and Hawkman #42, Life With Archie #52, and The Original Shield #1 & 2!  Pat returns with a review of Action Comics #844!  Special review of Plastic Farm #2 &3!  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (24:06)

The Comic Book Attic is now on iTunes!

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 5:16 AM

The not-as-big-as-planned 25th episode: Comic buying in Georgia!  Premiere of the ComicsConfusion segment featuring the 40s/50s Captain Americas!  My friend Pat reviews A Tale of One Bad Rat!  My 2 Pennies segment on the tired subject of delayed books!  A few comics I wish weren't cancelled!  And a song from my band!  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. (43:56)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:40 AM

This is a new feature for the blog page to try to give it some original written content.  I will be running down my comics purchases for the day/week whenever I feel like sharing.  These are not reviews, but there may be notes of interest. 

On Wednesday, I stopped at Borders and bought Amazing Spider-man #536.  Somehow JJ (sometime guest of the show) had this comic days before it was out at my local comic shop.  Either my shop got a late shipment or whatever gas station/grocery store/bookstore he bought it from has good connections...  I also decided to sample the new Richard Donner co-written Action Comics #845.  I will review this on the show because new Attic correspondent Pat has sent me an audio review of the previous issue.

Today, I got my new books: The Official Handbook to the Invincible Universe #1, Newuniversal #1, Agents of Atlas #5, 52#31, and Justice Society of America #1.

I also drove to my favorite back issue store and picked up The Mighty Crusaders (the outrageous 1960s series) #3, Marvel Two-in-One #35 (Skull the Slayer! I've been looking for this one), and (insert drum roll) Detective Comics #359-- the first appearance of the Barbara Gordon Batgirl!  I got that in a tattered, but otherwise decent condition for $6.50.  That is why I love this store...

Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:31 PM

Still having trouble with episode 25.  I'm going to re-edit it; the problem may be in the larger file size.  I never claimed I was good with computers.  I just like talking about comics...

So, the show won't be an hour.  I will try to still make it as long as I can.  Bits that were edited out will appear in episode 26.  Stay tuned over the next 2 days.  I'd edit it now, but it's 2AM.  It's happy-sleepy time for this little narrowcaster...

By the way, interested in Archie Comics superheroes?  Look no further than http://www.mightycrusaders.net  It's a great site for fans of The Mighty Crusaders, including Who's Who/Marvel handbook style profiles, which I enjoy.  Episode 27 will tentatively feature a review of an old 1960s Mighty Crusaders comic. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 6:48 AM

Episode 25 has experienced some trouble uploading, but it should be up soon.  Meanwhile, here's some of the links for podcasts mentioned in #25 and in previous episodes:

Around Comics: http://www.aroundcomics.com/

Meanwhile: http://www.ironhorsecomics.com/meanwhilepod/

Marvel podcasts: http://www.marvel.com/news

Quiet! Panelologists At Work: http://podcast.panelologists.com/

Comic News Insider: http://cni.libsyn.com/

Comics Pipeline: http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/?column=24

The Quarter Bin: http://indigofire2525.libsyn.com/

Category:blog -- posted at: 6:47 AM

Another "lost episode" episode in which I discuss different comic shops that I have visited.  (The cover image posted with this episode is of a comic mentioned in a previous episode.)  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. (20:55)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:59 AM

By request, here's a cover image of the Jerry Lewis/Superman crossover mentioned in a recent episode.  One of the first comics I owned.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.
Category:blog -- posted at: 4:40 AM

Here's a cover pic of the first comic I ever owned (assuming that my memory isn't lying to me).  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:38 PM

This episode:  I talk about Limited Collectors' Edition #C-32 and my opinions on Marvel Essentials/DC Showcases.  An announcement about The Cinematic Attic blog.  Also, a song by Adam Taylor.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (20:57)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:18 PM

In this episode, I share a few announcements, my account of NYC, an experience at a workshop to put trades in libraries, and a few words about older comics and those folks who dismiss them.  I also do two new reviews of Civil War #5 and New Avengers #25.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (30:39)

The Legacy Age: http://manglin_murdock.podomatic.com/

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 6:59 AM

A "lost episode" episode featuring reviews of newer books Civil War: Frontline #2, New Avengers #21, X-Factor #8, Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #6, and Manhunter #s 15, 21-23 and older books Ship of Fools #3, Troll II #1, and Classics Illustrated #110(1st ed.).  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (28:15)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 6:30 AM

Just when it started to look like Saturday was the normal upload day for The Comic Book Attic, I have to switch things up.  Beware of me; I'm unpredictable...Actually, in a few days I will have my internet restored at home, and you will get an episode whenever I get one done (providing I have space on my account, of course).  That still means a (usually) weekly show, just no set day. 

Right now my computer is dissassembled, much like the Avengers (or currently, New Avengers) due to the arrival of new carpeting to our home.  So, I can't record a new episode until I reassemble the machine.  Even if I had a new one recorded, we're going to NYC Saturday.  I plan to visit Midtown Comics for the first time.  It oughta be an experience--oh, and the museums will be nice too. I will be sure to report on the trip in the show.

Episode 21 will be a lost episode.  Episode 22 will be new.  I'm working up to #25, which will, I hope, be a special event.  More on that in the show...

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:02 PM

In which JJ, the new comic reader, guests and gives his thoughts on Amazing Spider-man #535, Civil War #4, Ghost Rider #4, and Astonishing X-Men #17.  I comment on The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time #10(cover#1).  Jess makes background noise as crazy-insane-video-game-woman.  Also, some more snappy music.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. (23:54)

Please visit Pendulum Stone and The Stereoplanetary Audio Construct on myspace.com

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:10 PM

A "lost episode" episode, featuring back issue reviews of Eternals (Kirby) #15; Paul the Samurai #1; Stranger Kisses #1; Underwater #2,3; and Final Night #3.  Also, I ramble praises of Jack Kirby and babble on about past comic reading experiences.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (35:14)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:26 PM

Check out all the new cover images with each podcast post.  I tried to make each cover fit with something I was talking about.  As a rule, I have chosen covers of comics I actually own for podcast entries.  For blog entries, anything goes.  All cover images are from the Grand Comics Database at http://www.comics.org

And for those of you who want to see the feedback email address in print just to make sure you get it right, here it is: desolationbliss@yahoo.com

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:14 AM

In this episode:  New review of Civil War: Choosing Sides #1, Warren Ellis news, Holy Crap! review of The Energy Kids, and a snappy bit of music.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (21:25)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 9:05 PM

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Category:blog -- posted at: 1:02 AM

Shorter "lost episode" episode in which I talk about Marvel Handbooks; I also ramble on about some more past comic collecting experiences.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (20:33)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:02 PM

In this show, I give a few more podcast recommendations, and I toss out a few podcast ideas.  I debut a new feature: My 2 Pennies, in which I talk about the looooong debated topic of trades vs. monthlies.   Also, I talk about the magazine Alter EgoAny cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (26:20)

Links to podcasts mentioned:

Talking History: http://talkinghistory.oah.org

Vintage Group Harmony Show: http://harmony.libsyn.com

History Podcast: http://historypodcast.libsyn.com

Comicology: http://comicology.net

Comic Geek Speak: http://www.comicgeekspeak.com

Comic Book Savant: http://www.comicbooksavant.com/cbs/index.cfm

Birds of Geek: http://birdsofgeek.libsyn.com

Tim's Quarter Bin (THOOM) and Rocky Mountain Comic Book Noise: http://www.comicbooknoise.com

Movie Noise: http://www.movienoise.com

Cinemaslave: http://www.cinemaslave.com

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:30 PM

A packed episode!  Wishlist results.  Freecycling results.  Comments on the wonderful thing called "small press."  A week of comic finds (which includes passing reviews of Flash Annual #3 and Incredible Hulk #227), including a book from the platinum age.  A review of Plastic Farm #1.  A Silver and Gold segment featuring Fawcett's Funny Animals #31.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (42:05)

Plastic Farm website: http://www.plasticfarm.com

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:59 PM

Another "lost episode" episode featuring more tales from my comic collecting past.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (40:19)

Links to databases mentioned last show:

The Grand Comic Book Database: http://www.comics.org

The Comic Book Database: http://www.cbdb.com

Link to freecycling:

http://www.freecycle.org

Links to other podcasts I enjoy:

Collected Comics Library: http://collectedcomicslibrary.blogspot.com

Golden Age of Comic Books: http://goldenagecomics.libsyn.com

I Read Comics: http://ireadcomics.blogspot.com

Mondo Movie: http://www.mondomovie.com

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:12 PM

A "lost episode" episode.  I briefly mention comic book databases.  There's a review for Giant Size Hulk #1, and I begin sharing my past comic collecting experiences.  Finally, I give a few thoughts on the third X-Men movie.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (28:12)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:36 PM

I recommend and discuss podcasts.  I share a wishlist, some recent purchases(including Great American Comic Books book and 1979 DC comics TV specials), and info on freecycling.  Also, I give a trio of new reviews on Amazing Spider-man #535, Fantastic Four #540, and Captain America #22.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (32:23)

KomicsKast: http://komicskast.libsyn.com

Comic Book Noise: http://www.comicbooknoise.com

 

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:09 PM

A "lost episode" episode.  Featuring reviews recorded a couple months ago of Nextwave #1, 4,5; 52 #7; Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1; New Avengers #20; Eternals ('06) #1 (as well as Kirby's Eternals #6,8); Captain America ('05) #19, and Astonishing X-Men #15.  I also talk about Marvel Milestone: Giant Size X-Men #1.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (25:10)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:21 PM

A big old talk-fest!  Among the topics: Infinite Crisis-type crossovers, the concepts of good and evil in relation to comic books, and comic news-- including opinions on extra Civil War books.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (38:51)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:48 PM

Look out, this episode contains much ranting.  My wife joins me to tear Civil War #4 to pieces.  Also, I talk about storing and cataloging your comic collection.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (36:44)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:19 PM

An all back issue review episode.  I cover Breach #1, 3-5, 9-11; Heroes for Hire ('96) #13-16; Fantastic Four (v.3) #24; Starman ('88) #15, 40; Blitzkrieg #1; Avengers #371; Grendel #5; Alan Moore's Writing for Comics; Gamera #4; 100 Bullets #29; and Captain America ('02) #12.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (30:40)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:21 PM

Chock full of interesting and obscure comics! I debut a new feature in this episode: Silver and Gold.  In this feature, I talk about Superboy #142 from 1967.  Also, I have a new review of Agents of Atlas #2 and an explanation of the name of the podcast.  After that, I do back issue reviews of I (heart) Marvel: Masked Intentions #1, Jack #1, Mr. T and the T-Force (no number), Green Hornet #6, and The Man-Eating Cow #1.  Finally, I talk about the first comic I ever owned, Amazing Spider-man #202, and the comic that hooked me into buying comics, Transformers #12.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (37:37)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:43 PM

New reviews of X-Factor #10 and The Trials of Shazam #1.  A lost episode section reviewing Mighty Marvel Western featuring Two-Gun Kid #1 and Battlestar: Galactica #0, plus a rundown of some purchases.  Lastly, I talk a little about Overstreet's price guide.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (28:43)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:27 PM

(Relatively) new review episode, looking at Spider-man Family featuring Spider-man's Amazing Friends #1, 52 #15, Thunderbolts #105, Nextwave: Agents of HATE #7, Loveless #9, Fables #52, Astonishing X-Men #16, and Justice League of America #1.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (29:52)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 9:34 PM

This episode: New reviews on She-Hulk #10, Manhunter #24, Highlander #0, Grimm Fairy Tales #8, Marvel Milestones: Millie the Model & Patsy Walker, and Archie Double Digest #172.  Plus: news concerning the delay of Civil War, an interview/conversation with a new comic reader, and back issue reviews on Thriller #1,2,3.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (27:59)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:09 PM

In this episode, I mention the nonfiction book Tales to Astonish. I have comic news on the discovery of thousands of golden age comics (the "D" collection), and I talk about Comics Buyer's Guide.  Also, new reviews of 52 #14, Civil War: Frontline #5, and (slightly older)Nextwave #2.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (29:59)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:24 PM

In this episode, I have some recent reviews of Civil War #1 and #2, Civil War: Frontline#1, Exiles #82, 52 #6, Thunderbolts #103, Top Ten & Teams A-Z #1, and Wonder Woman #1.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (27:19)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:26 PM

First episode of a weekly podcast about my life collecting comics.  You can look forward to reviews new and old, feature topics, guests, trips into my memory, and other general ramblings.  This episode features an introduction to the show and a story of a recent purchase of some wonderful old comics.  Any cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.  (22:02)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:55 PM