The Comic Book Attic
Podcasts that Celebrate the Back Issue Bin. Also home to Mike's other assorted podcasts
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The Comic Book Attic #37

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: 9:09pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #36

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: 8:43pm EDT

Here's a promo for my show.  Podcasters: feel free to play this on your shows!

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The Comic Book Attic #35

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: 11:33pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #34

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: 8:21pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #33

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: 7:38pm EDT

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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.

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pom pom the dog 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.
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The Comic Book Attic #32

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)

Direct download: comicbookattic32.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:00am EDT