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

Comics of My Youth Part 2 of 100. In this installment, I look at some of my first Marvel kid comics, including Peter the Little Pest #3 and five first issues from the Star imprint: Planet Terry #1, Heathcliff #1, Strawberry Shortcake #1, Top Dog #1, and Wally the Wizard #1. (22:34)

Cover of Peter the Little Pest here.

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My annual account of Black Friday comic buying. (11:25)

Comic pictured is one of a heap of back issues purchased on Black Friday.

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Comics of My Youth Part 1 of 100.  In this episode, I talk about the influence of the four "secret story" books: The Fantastic Four: The Secret Story of Marvel's Cosmic Quartet, Spider-Man: The Secret Story of Marvel's World-Famous Wall Crawler, The Incredible Hulk: The Secret Story of Marvel's Gamma-Powered Goliath, and Captain America: The Secret Story of Marvel's Star-Spangled Super Hero.  Then, I talk about three Big Little books: Spider-Man Zaps Mr. Zodiac, The Incredible Hulk Lost in Time, and The Fantastic Four in the House of Horrors. (21:44)

I'm releasing this episode early due to the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday comic shopping that will consume this week.  Have a great holiday, everyone.


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With minimal fanfare, I reach episode 150.  I talk about my origins in the actual practice of collecting comics, as well as my current collecting system, with a spotlight on the book Collecting Comic Books by Marcia Leiter.  Also, I talk about what I've been reading in November, with a super-quick review of Asterios Polyp and Grant Morrison's book Supergods.  Oh, and Dan and JJ say hello... (30:29)

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I talk about comics I bought that were released Nov. 5... while driving. (13:42)

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Some observations on four ways comic series have ended up missing issue numbers.  My comic reading in October. (24:37)

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A happy Halloween to everyone.  I have for you a series spotlight on The Witching Hour, including a look at #46. Also, scary comic-related sound bits concluding with the scariest of all: a news report of a comic shop's closure. (31:25)

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In this episode, I take a look at True Comics #48 from 1946. (17:58)

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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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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

(29:21)

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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.

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:12 PM

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:42 AM

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:

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:50 PM

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

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:50 AM

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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Category:Comic Book Attic Extra -- posted at: 3:05 AM

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.

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 11:41 AM

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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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 4:03 AM

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