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The Comic Book Attic #118

A review of Legends of the Dark Knight #1, some thoughts on continuity, and a report of my comic shop's Black Friday sale. (23:09)

Direct download: comicbookattic118.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #-17

Assorted musings on both sides: Comic books as art vs. comic books as product, and how much should fans expect to get what they want? (23:32).

Direct download: cbanegative17.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #117

I look at the first appearance of Codename: Assassin in 1st Issue Special #11, and I look at a crazy old romance comic: Heart Throbs #89.  (23:18)

Direct download: comicbookattic117.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

For all of you Blackest Night fans, follow this link http://www.garagehangover.com/?q=Caeser%26HisRomans and you'll find an mp3 for a song from 1969 called "Black Lantern" by Caesar and his Romans. It's not too bad, actually.
Category:blog -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

A couple bits of news about the podcast:

The next episode will be out over Thanksgiving.  I've also recorded bits for a couple more episodes.

I have gone through and tried to delete the spam comments from the blogpage, for those of you who read the comments.

A few months back, I also went back through the past episodes and tried to update some of the links and embed videos formerly only linked to.

I'm going to toss in more old radio shows into the negative numbered episodes.

Finally, and most importantly, I will be reposting all the CBA content sloooooowly on The Attic of Babel page.  Eventually, all podcasts I do will be available on that one page.  (Don't worry, for the foreseeable future, this CBA blogpage will still exist.) 
The fun part of this is that I plan on doing a supplemental comic podcast for that page alongside each reposted CBA episode.  Consider it a commentary/update/further info podcast.  I shall call it CBA Postscript.

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

http://www.dcnoisepodcast.com/2009/11/19/r-i-p-eric-martin/

I didn't know him well, but from the small amount of contact we did have over the past couple years, I will very much miss his enthusiasm and opinions, his podcasting voice, his support, and his friendly demeanor. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 1:21pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #116

In this episode, I talk about Star Trek comics, including a look at Star Trek #37 (1987).  I also go over recent finds.  (28:15)
The Attic of Babel
Fulton County Library Podcast

Direct download: comicbookattic116.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #115

I finish the Run With It! segment on Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth, looking at issues 42-49, 51-59.  (29:06)

Direct download: comicbookattic115.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:50pm EDT

September/October is one of the busiest times at work, and I got derailed from doing the podcast.  A new episode will appear soon, however.  I have material recorded and other material prepared.  I just need to put it together.  Until then, please enjoy some past episodes... or any of the other podcasts in The League of Comic Book Podcasts.
Category:blog -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

This forehead-slapper is all shades of wrong.  The advertising folks who came up with this one were obviously butt-stupid about comic books...

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #114

In this episode, I review Eclipse's Airboy #s 1, 2, & 3.  I also talk about DC's 1974 The Shadow issues 5 and 6. (13:41)

No YouTube video this episode.  Videos will be attached to future episodes only if I have the time.

Direct download: comicbookattic114.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #113

Recent finds.  A ComicsConfusion segment on Marvel's Crusaders and DC's Crusaders.  A Run With It! segment looking at Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth #s 38, 39, and 41.  (27:08)

No YouTube video this time. 

Direct download: comicbookattic113.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic is officially 3 years old today!  Celebrate by reading an old comic.

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

The Comic Book Attic #112

In this episode, I look at the Ziff-Davis 1953 G.I. Joe #27.  Also, I talk about how I prioritize my back issue buying.  Finally, I give a quick rundown of what the 1970s Marvel Value Stamps were all about.  (20:26)

Direct download: comicbookattic112.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #-16

My drive home from the comic shop, including a quick review of Fantastic Four #569.  Also, I gush and rave about Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy.  (26:29)

Direct download: cbanegative16.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #111

In this episode, I take a look at The Comic Reader #167 and present a ComicsConfusion segment on Two-Gun Kid.  Also, a giveaway and a song.  (23:27)

Direct download: comicbookattic111.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #110

I present a Silver Age Superman segment on Superman #153.  I also have a Brave and the Bold Run With It! epilogue segment on Brave and the Bold #120, as it features Batman AND Kamandi in one crazy issue.  Finally, some recent finds, including the book Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941. Oh, yeah-- and JJ lurks in the background... (22:28)

Direct download: thecomicbookattic110.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #-15

In this short negative-numbered episode, I run down my pull list and remind you all of the podcasts that can be found in The League of Comic Book Podcasts. (9:01)

Direct download: comicbookatticnegative15.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT

some of my favorite comics 20

If you were a kid in the 70s/80s, book and record sets were fun because everytime you heard a chime it gave you permission to turn pages.  How authoritarian! Of course, the only thing better than a book and record set was a COMIC book and record set.  When I was very young and listening to my grandparents' big floor model record player, I'd occasionally get comic book/record sets to listen to.  At some point, someone gave me Star Trek: Passage to Moauv, and I enjoyed listening to it many times. I probably haven't heard it since I was a kid, but it is still stored with my collection, joined by many other comic book/record sets.  Considering my later love of Star Trek, this one deserves to be dug out of storage and re-experienced.  If you'd like to experience some of these sets (and find mp3s of the records), here's a link you might want to try: http://powerrecordsplaza.blogspot.com/

Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

some of my favorite comics 19 The Sensational She-Hulk #7 was the first issue of this series I picked up at a local gas station when I was young.  The depiction of an old Marvel monster on the cover made me buy it.  Once I read it, the book was a revelation.  The old fourth-wall-breaking gag was in full effect as part of this book's makeup.  John Byrne was having tons of fun being humorous with the readers as She-Hulk would talk to them and integrate conventions of the comic book into her story. 
It was also fun to see semi-obscure characters given something to do, as U.S.1 (from his own short-lived series), Razorback (from old Spidey comics), Blonde Phantom (a golden age character), and Xemnu the Titan (the old Marvel monster who also appeared in issue of Incredible Hulk and The Defenders) all played a part in the tale.
I couldn't afford to keep buying this title at the time, but I have since sought out and read most of the rest of Byrne's She-Hulk issues.  He worked on #1-8, then took about 20 issues off before returning to do another 20 issues. 
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

If you listen to any of my other podcasts besides The Comic Book Attic, they're moving.  Follow the link below for details:

http://atticofbabel.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=491112

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:28am EDT

The Comic Book Attic #109

An extended Run With it! segment, examining the run of Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth (issues 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37) and finishing my look at the run of Brave and the Bold (with issues 186, 187, 188, 193).  Also, an interesting Iron Man/Machine Man connection. (47:58)