The Comic Book Attic
Podcasts that Celebrate the Back Issue Bin. Also home to Mike's other assorted podcasts
Promotional Comics Spotlight #5

Happy Holidays!  Promotional Comics Spotlight podcast returns with a look at The Christmas Adventure, a 1963 promo comic from McCrory's.  (10:09)

Direct download: promocomicsspotlight5.mp3
Category:Promo Comics Spotlight -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

The Comic Book Attic #153

Comics of My Youth Part 3 of 100.  I take a look at some of the first Iron Man issues I bought as a kid, issues #213-217. (24:45)

Direct download: comicbookattic153.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:13pm EST

The Comic Book Attic #152

Comics of My Youth Part 2 of 100. In this installment, I look at some of my first Marvel kid comics, including Peter the Little Pest #3 and five first issues from the Star imprint: Planet Terry #1, Heathcliff #1, Strawberry Shortcake #1, Top Dog #1, and Wally the Wizard #1. (22:34)

Cover of Peter the Little Pest here.

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

Comic Book Attic Extra #6

My annual account of Black Friday comic buying. (11:25)

Comic pictured is one of a heap of back issues purchased on Black Friday.

Direct download: cbaextra6.mp3
Category:Comic Book Attic Extra -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

The Comic Book Attic #151

Comics of My Youth Part 1 of 100.  In this episode, I talk about the influence of the four "secret story" books: The Fantastic Four: The Secret Story of Marvel's Cosmic Quartet, Spider-Man: The Secret Story of Marvel's World-Famous Wall Crawler, The Incredible Hulk: The Secret Story of Marvel's Gamma-Powered Goliath, and Captain America: The Secret Story of Marvel's Star-Spangled Super Hero.  Then, I talk about three Big Little books: Spider-Man Zaps Mr. Zodiac, The Incredible Hulk Lost in Time, and The Fantastic Four in the House of Horrors. (21:44)

I'm releasing this episode early due to the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday comic shopping that will consume this week.  Have a great holiday, everyone.


Direct download: comicbookattic151.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 1:17pm EST

The Comic Book Attic #150

With minimal fanfare, I reach episode 150.  I talk about my origins in the actual practice of collecting comics, as well as my current collecting system, with a spotlight on the book Collecting Comic Books by Marcia Leiter.  Also, I talk about what I've been reading in November, with a super-quick review of Asterios Polyp and Grant Morrison's book Supergods.  Oh, and Dan and JJ say hello... (30:29)

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Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

Comics on Wheels #9

I talk about comics I bought that were released Nov. 5... while driving. (13:42)

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Category:Comics on Wheels -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

The Comic Book Attic #149

Some observations on four ways comic series have ended up missing issue numbers.  My comic reading in October. (24:37)

Direct download: cba149.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:16am EST

Far-Out Sounds from the Six-Panel Grid #5

A happy Halloween to everyone.  I have for you a series spotlight on The Witching Hour, including a look at #46. Also, scary comic-related sound bits concluding with the scariest of all: a news report of a comic shop's closure. (31:25)

Direct download: sixpanelgrid5.mp3
Category:FOSFT Six-Panel Grid -- posted at: 9:02am EST

The Comic Book Attic #148

In this episode, I take a look at True Comics #48 from 1946. (17:58)

Direct download: comicbookattic148.mp3
Category:The Comic Book Attic -- posted at: 12:03am EST