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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.

Links:
Comic Book Noise

Podcast X

KomicsKast

 

Direct download: comicbookattic100.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

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:
http://comicbookattic.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=214294
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 EDT

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.

Direct download: comicbookattic99.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT

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 EDT

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.

Direct download: comicbookattic98.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:26pm EDT

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...
http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/hoboken/index.ssf?/base/news-1/122733872788410.xml&coll=3

And apparently, my man Barack Obama likes comic books:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97260170&ft=1&f=1012

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

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) yahoo.com

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

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

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:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=18636

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

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

The Comic Book Attic #97

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

Podcast X

Direct download: comicbookattic97.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

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 EDT

H'lo everyone.  I just wanted to blog this as well as mention it in the next episode.  Episode 100 is approaching, and I would like it to include as many different voices as possible.  If anyone would like to submit a hello, an old comic review, or anything at all, email me an mp3 at my yahoo address comicbookattic.  The due date was going to be the end of October, but, whoops, that's almost here.  Let's say all submissions be in by the end of November.

For that matter, anyone who'd like to be a regular contributor can let me know also.

-Mike

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #96

Contest.  Recent finds.  A Series Spotlight on Sub-Mariner, with a review of issues 20 and 71.  (26:37)

Harrison's Comics

Direct download: comicbookattic96.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #-8

Quick podcast in which I talk about Transformers: All Hail Megatron #2 and House of Mystery #4. (11:56)

Direct download: cbaneg8.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic is officially 2 years old as of August 11, 2008.  I didn't mention it in the podcast, as it doesn't feel like a big deal anymore.  The 2nd year was not as fun as the first, and there were fewer episodes, but I'm still here.  Thanks to everyone who listens.

If you'd like to hear me ramble further about other stuff, you can do so here: The Cinematic Attic and here: The Attic Enigmatic .

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #95

Contest results.  A Holy Crap! review of The Insiders: The Marijuana Mystery.  A Run With It! segment on Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #13.  (15:29) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

 

 

Link to a PDF of The Insiders: The Marijuana Mystery: http://www.syndistar.com/product_media/pdfs/pbda39.PDF

Direct download: comicbookattic95.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT

If you feel like soiling your day by hearing about this fundamentalist, bigoted politician's comic book, here's the link: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20080717_12_OKLA363263

If you feel like being outraged, here's a link to the comic itself as a pdf: http://downloads.newsok.com/documents/rinehartcartoon.pdf

He actually sent that to voters to get reelected.  Ugh.  Horrific and disgusting. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #94

Please forgive any audio problems in the episode; I’m ironing those out.  In this episode, I talk briefly about recent finds, I go over the contest winner plus give a new question, and there’s a Run With It! segment featuring The Brave and the Bold #77, 91, 104, and 115. (28:16) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: comicbookattic94.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #-7

Please forgive the audio troubles in this episode.  JJ joins me... sorta... as I talk about The Incredible Hercules and Locke & Key.  I also review Secret Invasion #4 and Transformers: All Hail Megatron #1.  Briefly, I mention superhero films. (29:30) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: comicbookatticnegative7.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

I'm having trouble uploading the latest CBA.  Libsyn is being goofy.  But, as soon as I can get them posted, I have two new episodes finished, numbers -7 and 94.  So if anyone noticed a phantom episode -7 appearing and disappearing, you weren't imagining things... it was just technical difficulty.  Meanwhile, here are the links that'll be mentioned in #94:

The Attic Enigmatic

Brainstorm Comics

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

Something I found on YouTube that I enjoyed greatly...

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #93

A Holy Crap! review of Superman Meets the Quik Bunny.  Some recent finds.  A Run With It! segment featuring Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #10, 11.  A quick visit by J.J. (35:42) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: thecomicbookattic93.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #92

Contest.  Run With It! segment on The Brave and the Bold #68 and Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #9. (24:06) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: cba92.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

Promo sent in by Bruce Rosenberger.  Thanks, Bruce!

Direct download: CB_Attic_promo_final.mp3
Category:promo -- posted at: 11:36am EDT

I don't-- er, that is to say, what is he-- uh, can anyone explain-- um, huh?

(From Archie... Archie Andrews, Where Are You Comics Digest Magazine #12, Nov. 1979) 

Okay, I know what he's trying to say, but... wow. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:59pm EDT

Here's a link back to the earlier blogpage covershot of Amazing Spider-Man #202: http://comicbookattic.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=154455
As the link headline reads, this was my first comic (as far as my memory tells me).  When I first received this comic, it would have been new.  It has a March 1980 cover date, which means it probably came out near the end of 1979.  I would have been 2 years old and quite unable to read it.  However, I was allowed to look at it.  Believe it or not, it is still in great shape-- most likely because my family wouldn't let me mess it up.  Several years later, when I began collecting comics for real, this was a jewel of the bunch. 

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #91

Recent finds and I talk about Manhunter (1988) #5, New Beginning #2, and Teen Titans Spotlight #12.  (27:29) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Baltimore's Comics Kingdom

Direct download: the_cbattic91.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #-6

I've arrived at a final thought on the current status of Iron Man and the Marvel Universe.  I think my new outlook on the MU has taken my "laid-back podcaster" label to new levels of laid-back-ed-ness. It's all gravy, folks, and I have seen the glory of the mashed potatoes... (22:15) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: thecomicbookatticnegative6.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #90

I must once again issue my manifesto against those who think they are owed or entitled to something from my podcast.  Regular friends of the CBA need not concern yourselves with the first half of the podcast.  After that, it's time for the Silver Age Superman review of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #104. (49:30) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: cbattic90.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

Skrull invasion really began with... Jimmy Olsen?! As I was casually reading this reprint in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #104, this revelation presented itself.  Who'da thunk it?
Category:blog -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

Here's the last list of reads I'm posting.  Thus ends April also.
61. The Lone Ranger #2 (2006)
62. Wolverine #44 (2006)
63. Avengers Classic #3
64. Countdown Presents Lord Havok and the Extremists #2
65. Young Avengers #6
66. Fantastic Four #547
67. The Order #2
68. Ms. Marvel #3 (2006 series, also for the next three)
69. Ms. Marvel #9
70. Ms. Marvel #10
71. Ms. Marvel #26
72. Justice League of America #20 (2008)
73. Thor #8 (2008)
74. Countdown #2
75. Countdown #1
76. Hulk #3 (2008)
77. Mighty Avengers #12
78. Marvel Two-in-One Annual #7
79. Green Lantern Corps #23
80. Spider-Man Team-Up #1
Category:blog -- posted at: 8:14pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #89

Recent finds and Strange Sports Stories #6.  (22:37) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: the_comic_book_attic_89.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

Here's a new promo for the show.  The old one is outdated in a number of ways.  This one is simple, short, to the point.  Podcasters: feel free to play this if you wish. 

Direct download: 01_cbapromo2.mp3
Category:promo -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

As I announced on episode 88, I'm going to end the listing of what I'm reading.  I will continue until the end of April, however.

39. Action Comics #863
40. Justice League of America #19 (2008)
41. Annihilation: Conquest- Quasar #2
42. Nightman #19
43. Ultraverse Year Zero: The Death of the Squad #1
44. Nova #12 (2008)
45. Classic X-Men #26
46. Classic X-Men #27
47. Classic X-Men #28
48. Classic X-Men #29
49. The Star Brand #16
50. Captain Action #0 (2008)
51. Captain America #37 (2008)
52. Captain Marvel #5 (2008)
53. Batman and the Outsiders #6 (2008)
54. Strange Sports Stories #6
55. Brave and the Bold #12 (2008)
56. The Last Defenders #2
57. Thunderbolts: Desperate Measures #1
58. The Incredible Hercules #114
59. The Incredible Hercules #115
60. The Incredible Hercules #116

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #88

This episode: The return of those bizarre advertisements in Charlton comics! (23:32) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders. My apologies as I premiere a new microphone. 

Links:
Geek Brunch

Comics Playground

 

Direct download: thecba88.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

I'm in a new comics mood.  I blame Secret Invasion, which has me reading a bunch more Marvels than I would normally read.  Secret Invasion has me hooked, mainly because I'm a sucker for a mystery, and this storyline has mysteries wrapped around other mysteries.  I really want to see how far back the little green ripplechins have infiltrated the Marvel Universe and influenced Marvel Universe events (like Civil War). 

19. Classic X-Men #18
20. Brave and the Bold #11 (2008)
21. Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland #4
22. New Avengers: Illuminati- Secret History #1
23. New Avengers: Illuminati #4
24. Fantastic Four #555
25. Fantastic Four #556
26. Avengers: Initiative Annual #1
27. Captain Marvel #4 (2008)
28. Incredible Hulk #113 (2008)
29. Action Comics #860
30. Action Comics #861
31. Action Comics #862
32. Classic X-Men #25
33. Kick-Ass #1
34. Kick-Ass #2
35. Thor #7 (2008)
36. Justice League of America #18 (2008)
37. Countdown #3
38. Titans #1 (2008)

Please leave a comment and let me know which older comic series you'd like to hear in the new Run With It! segment (hear details in episode #87).

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:24am EDT

1. Incredible Hulk #112 (2008)
2. Classic X-Men #15
3. Classic X-Men #38
4. Classic X-Men #44
5. New Avengers #39
6. Countdown #4
7. Secret Invasion #1
8. Classic X-Men #17
9. Mighty Avengers #2
10. Mighty Avengers #3
11. Mighty Avengers #4
12. Mighty Avengers #5
13. Mighty Avengers #6
14. Mighty Avengers #7
15. Mighty Avengers #8
16. Mighty Avengers #9
17. Mighty Avengers #10
18. Mighty Avengers #11

Category:blog -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #87

Old romance comic review of the outlandish Young Love #96.  (22:40)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: comicbookattic87.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

band pic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you who enjoy the music by my musical group, here's our latest band pic.  From left to right: Dan, me (as if you couldn't tell from the Flash shirt), and JJ (who does occasional segments for the CBA). 

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

(from 2008)
18. Batman and the Outsiders #5
19. Captain America #36
20. Countdown #6
21. Countdown #5
(other)
22. Classic X-Men #1 (1986)
23. Classic X-Men #8 (1987)
24. Classic X-Men #9 (1987)
25. Classic X-Men #11 (1987)
26. Classic X-Men #12 (1987)
27. Classic X-Men #13 (1987)
28. Classic X-Men #14 (1987)
29. Incredible Hulk #108 (2007)
30. Oz #7 (1995)

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

(2008)
13. The Last Defenders #1
14. Batman and the Outsiders #4
15. Countdown #7
(other)
16. I Had a Dream #3 (1995)
17. The Squirrel #1 (2006)
Category:blog -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

(from 2008)
2. Thor #6
3. Countdown #13
4. Countdown #12
5. Countdown #11
6. Countdown #10
7. Countdown #9
8. Countdown #8
9. Secret Invasion Saga #1
(others)
10. X-Factor #21 (2007)
11. Archie Comics Digest Magazine #95 (1989)
12. Young Love #96 (1972)

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT

JJ draws Mike...
Category:blog -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #86

Mainly a recent finds episode with general chatter.  Also, a short word on the Infinite Crisis trade. (29:38) All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Links: Comicazi comic shop in MA
Yelp page for Million Year Picnic
One of the antique shops where I find comics: Beaver Creek Antiques
Another antique shop I go to: Antique Crossroads

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic86.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #85

JJ joins me to talk about Fury of Firestorm #63.  Then, JJ contributes a segment in which he talks about Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #4. (28:06)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Direct download: thecomicbookattic85.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:40pm EDT

Hi, all.  Yes, I know there hasn't been a show in couple weeks.  March is looking like the busiest month ever for work, and this is also the time when I have to work out the bigger details for my unfortunate divorce.  Not a happy-go-lucky time, so please be patient.  As always, feel free to sample the past episodes if you haven't already.

Episode 85 has been recorded.  It'll be out soon, hopefully.  I hope to have 86 done also, so that you can get a double helping.  Also, hopefully, I should have the internet back in my home this week or next.  That'll make the world turn twenty times easier.

Here are the rest of February's reads:
(from 2008):
5. Brave and the Bold #9
6. Brave and the Bold #10
7. New Avengers #38
8. Fantastic Four #554
9. Booster Gold #0
10. Booster Gold #6
11. New Avengers Annual #2
12. Captain America #34
13. Captain America #35
14. Jonah Hex #28
15. Red Sonja #30
16. Hulk #2
17. The Transformers Spotlight: Arcee #1
18. Countdown: Arena #3
19. Countdown: Arena #4
(and from 2007)
20. Dan Dare #1
21. Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland #2
22. New Avengers: Illuminati #3
(and from 2006)
23. Transformers: Infiltration #3
24. The Lone Ranger #1
(and the rest)
25. Spider-man 2099 #7 (1993)
26. Comics Greatest World: Division 13 #1 (1993)
27. Li'l Genius #28 (1960)
28. Fury of Firestorm #62 (1987)
29. Fury of Firestorm #63 (1987)
30. Premiere #2 (1996)
Beginning March's reads:
1. Mickey Mouse #120 (1969)

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #84

In this episode, I go over recent finds and have a Holy Crap! review of Li'l Genius #28.  (20:46)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

The Cinematic Attic

Direct download: 01_comicbookattic84.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 9:56am EDT

To finish January:
47. Countdown #15 (2008)
48. Countdown #14 (2008)
49. Cosmic Powers #2 (1994)
50. Amazing Spider-Man #545 (2008) AKA garbage!
February:
1. Daredevil #56 (1969)
2. Detective Comics #479 (1978)
3. Men of War #22 (1979)
4. Labyrinth #1 (1986)

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

check it out if you are so inclined

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Something I like.  You may not.  That's okay.

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #83

I run down more of my favorite comics from the blog feature (which includes Amazing Spider-Man: Crisis at Cape Canaveral, Superboy #149, Thor #387, Giant-Size Defenders #4, Superman #12 [1987], West Coast Avengers vol.2 #20, and The Adventures of Jerry Lewis #105).  I also talk about recent finds and Mighty Midget Comics, specifically Ibis the Invincible #11 and Mr. Scarlet and Pinky #12.  Also, a promo.  (25:13)  All cover images are copyright their respective copyright holders.

Link: Komicskast