The Comic Book Attic
Podcasts that Celebrate the Back Issue Bin. Also home to Mike's other assorted podcasts
The Comic Book Attic #100

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.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:20pm EST

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:
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: 9:55pm EST

The Comic Book Attic #99

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.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 9:40pm EST

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: 4:31pm EST

The Comic Book Attic #98

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.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:26pm EST

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...

And apparently, my man Barack Obama likes comic books:

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

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)

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

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

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:

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

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

The Comic Book Attic #97

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

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:58pm EST

some of my favorite comics 17 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: 3:16pm EST