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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: 10:09am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #80

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: 9:52am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #-4

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: 10:42am EDT

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: 12:03pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #79

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: 7:08pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #78

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: 6:53pm EDT

some of my favorite comics 14 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: 7:51pm EDT

some of my favorite comics 13 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: 7:26pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #77

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: 10:29am EDT

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: 3:20pm EDT

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: 11:31am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #76

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: 12:23pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #-3

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: 12:04pm EDT

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: 3:56pm EDT

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: 11:20am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #75

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: 11:14pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #74

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: 10:34pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #73

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: 10:12pm EDT

update on show schedule

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: 5:10pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #72

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: 9:06pm EDT

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: 8:36pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #-2

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

Direct download: 02_cbaneg2.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

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: 6:08pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #71

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

 

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic71.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #70

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: 10:16am EDT

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: 6:39pm EDT

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: 9:51pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #69

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.

Direct download: The_Comic_Book_Attic_69.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #68

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

Direct download: The_Comic_Book_Attic_68.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

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: 10:53am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #67

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: 10:31am EDT

come up to the attic... Indeed!  The attic...The Comic Book Attic...
(From Superboy #189.)
Category:blog -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

some of my favorite comics 12 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: 7:46pm EDT

some of my favorite comics 11 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: 7:33pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #66

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: 6:12pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #-1

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: 3:16pm EDT

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: 8:06pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #65

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: 11:37pm EDT

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: 9:37pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #64

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: 2:05am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #63

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

Direct download: The_Comic_Book_Attic_63.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

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: 10:23pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #62

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.

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic62.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #61

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: 1:09am EDT

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: 3:54pm EDT

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: 12:02am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #60

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)