The Comic Book Attic
Podcasts that Celebrate the Back Issue Bin. Also home to Mike's other assorted podcasts
some of my favorite comics 22

Invasion #3 from DC Comics.  Whe I was a kid, I walked into the grocery store one day with my family, and there on the magazine rack inside the door was Invasion #3.  I hadn't seen the first two issues before that (not that I recall, anyway), and this one made my young jaw drop.  All those heroes on the cover!  All those heroes inside!  United to face a global threat of alien invasion! So many ill in a full page shot of hospital beds!  I would hunker down there beside the rack and flip through the pages, so excited about this comic.  As I said, the magazine rack (more like shelves) was right beside the entrance to the store, and I remember many times hunched there getting a blast of cold air whenever someone entered the store in winter. I don't know if this was one of those times, but if it was, I wouldn't have noticed as entranced as I was.  I have since bought issues 1 and 2, but as yet haven't read them. 

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some of my favorite comics 21

Outlaws of the West #84 from Charlton Comics.  This was probably my first western comic; if not, it was my first Charlton western comic.  This issue was given to me (or traded for something) by a friend of mine back in grade school.  It's one of my favorite comics merely because of the memory/nostalgia of it; I remember little about the contents.  What stuck out to me at the time was the details of the Charlton printing when this comic was made: the colors were a bit blotchy and the bottoms of the pages sometimes had serrated cut patterns.  I also remember the western dialect used in the stories was heavy.  Overall, probably not a great comic, but it'll always stick in my mind affectionately.

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Comic Book Attic Extra #0

In this introductory Extra episode, I mention some recent buys, I am asked if "they still make comic books anymore," and I recommend a new podcast by a Comic Book Attic listener: Kirby Your Enthusiasm.  (5:26)

(Comic pictured is a recent dollar buy).

Direct download: comicbookatticextra0.mp3
Category:Comic Book Attic Extra -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic #128

The Thanksgiving & Black Friday Comic Book Experience.  (20:21)

(Thinking about Black Friday brings new meaning to the title of the comic pictured here...)

Direct download: comicbookattic128.mp3
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The Comic Book Attic #127

It's time again for a look at a crazy old romance comic; this time, the issue is Love Experiences #9 from 1951.  Also, some recent finds.  (22:58)

Direct download: comicbookattic127.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT

Promotional Comics Spotlight #4

In this episode, I take a look at Marvel's The Adventures of Quik Bunny.  (9:57)

Direct download: promocomicsspotlight4.mp3
Category:Promo Comics Spotlight -- posted at: 10:07pm EDT

Comics on Wheels #7

What I bought Nov. 17.  (9:39)

The accompanying cover shot is a "wheels" themed comic in my collection.

Direct download: comicsonwheels7.mp3
Category:Comics on Wheels -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

Promotional Comics Spotlight #3

In this episode, I take a look at The Adventures of Kool-Aid Man #2 from Marvel Comics.  (8:29)

Direct download: promotionalcomicsspotlight3.mp3
Category:Promo Comics Spotlight -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT

The Cinematic Attic

This is a placeholder for the link to The Cinematic Attic: http://cinematicattic.libsyn.com/

There you will find all my movie-related podcasts and blog content.

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The Cinematic Attic returns to its own page

That's right, folks.  I have revived the separate libsyn page for The Cinematic Attic.  Why?  As much as I didn't want to realize it, my interest in film has become almost equal to my interest in comics.  I have a lot of great ideas for new movie podcasts, youtube vids, and other content.  It just feels right for me to have a page devoted to lots of comic podcasts, a page for all the movie podcasts, and a page for a variety of other podcasts.  The trinity of Mike, if you will.

I am in the process of migrating all the Cinematic Attic content that was exclusive to The Attic of Babel page to its rightful home, http://cinematicattic.libsyn.com/  As the items are moved, I will be deleting them from The Attic of Babel page.

If all the content moving of the past year has confused and frustrated anyone, I apologize.  I think this will finally straighten it all out.

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