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

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.

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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

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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

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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...

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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.

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come up to the attic... Indeed!  The attic...The Comic Book Attic...
(From Superboy #189.)
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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.
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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).
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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

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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)

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