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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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