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Category:blog -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

Yes, for the fourth time since 2012, I'm moving to a new home.  This time, I am escaping Baltimore after four years living there.

So, during this month of April, I'll be moving while also trying to work.  This means a brief hiatus for the podcast.  I'll also need much of May to get my new home in order.  Moving and arranging 47,000 comics and 12,000 movies is a feat of engineering. 

I will return soon.

-Mike

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:52pm EDT

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT

Hi folks. After an unintentional month's break, the podcast will return later this week. Unexpected concentration on musical projects has kept me away. More on that later.

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

a couple weeks off

You may have noticed there's been no podcast in a couple weeks, and there may not be one for another week or so.  This has been for mainly two reasons:

1. I have changed jobs, and the time and energy consumed finishing at one job and starting the next (simultaneously!) has left me exhausted.

2. The "election."  I don't usually talk about politics on The Comic Book Attic, so I will leave that to the blog or one of my other podcasts; nevertheless, this recent presidential election was an utter disgusting disgrace.  The outcome has made me feel so sick and terrified for the future... and the thought of doing something fun like podcasting just isn't in me right now. 

Trump is a monster, and I could never support him.  All the talk of unity and moving on is silly because good people don't unite with villains.  Good people fight back against villains. 

I have refrained from mentioning this before because I didn't think he could possibly win, but DC Comics called it long ago when they based the post-Crisis Lex Luthor on a Trump-like business man

and eventually made him president.

But this comparison would be an insult to Lex Luthor, so I'll let that go...

Anyway, this madness has destroyed my faith in humanity quite a bit, so I haven't felt like engaging that same humanity with a podcast.  I'll return when my stomach stops churning.

Cheers...

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:45pm EDT

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

a little bit of the DCU in Baltimore...

Taken not too far from where I live... all we need is a glimpse of the Newsboy Legion and Superman, and we're set.

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT

Hey, all.

In case you missed the announcement, I'm currently in the process of "moving house," as some folks say.  The upcoming week will be the big finish to the moving and the big start to the unpacking.  I hope to have the house (and internet) in order by the end of the week.  I've recorded several short episodes to cover the weeks I've missed, and they will be mixed and uploaded as soon as I can.

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT

Just a quick note to let everyone know that this week's episode will be late, so there will be two episodes for you next week.  In CBA #156, I'll have a look at some issues of New Mutants.

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

What I read in September 2014 138 comics:


2014 comics:

1. Amazing Spider-Man #6

2. Hawkeye #20

3. All-New Invaders #9

4. Guardians of the Galaxy #18

5, 6. All-New X-Men #31, 32

7-9. Avengers 34, 34.1, 35

10. Original Sin #8

11. New Warriors #9

12. Captain America #24

13, 14. Fantastic Four #9, 10

15. Uncanny X-Men #25

16. Spider-Man 2099 #3

17. Astonishing Spider-Man (Panini) #13

18. Edge of Spider-verse #1

19. Amazing X-Men #8

20. Iron Man #25

21. Origin II #1

22. Spongebob Comics #36

23, 24. Atomic Robo and the Knights of the Golden Circle #2, 3

25-27. G.I. Joe: A Real America Hero #204-206

28. Miracleman #9

29. Superman Unchained #8

30. Inhumanity: Superior Spider-Man #1


 Older comics:

31, 32. Mysterious Strangers #1, 2

33-59. Iron Man #208-211, 234, 237-241, 248, 249, 253, 255, 256, 259, 260, 262-265, 271, 283, 288, 291, 292, 297

60-63. Fantastic Four #321-324

64-69. Conan the Barbarian #172-176, 178

70. Conan Annual #8

71. Woody Woodpecker #186

72. The Miss Adventures of Jello-Man #1

73. The Kid-Its #1

74. Blood Syndicate #1

75-83. Detective Comics #648, 684-691

84. Newuniversal #3

85. The Human Powerhouse #1

86, 87. Classic Popeye #11, 13

88. Huey, Dewey and Louie, Junior Woodchucks #12

89. Pitt #1

90. Spider-Man Noir #3

91. Spider-Man: Reign #1

92. Spider-Man: The Official Movie Adaptation (Wal-Mart Edition) #1

93. Guardians of the Galaxy (’90) #2

94-100. Spider-Man 2099 #11, 12, 18, 30, 33, 40, 44

101. Ravage 2099 #3

102. Adventures of Superman Annual #1

103. Winter Soldier #19

104. Spider-Man: Redemption #1

105, 106. New Mutants #85, 86

106, 107. Marvel Comics Presents #49, 52

108. The Story of Inflation #nn

109. Our Army at War (’10) #1

110. Doc Savage: Devil’s Thoughts #1

111-121. Avengers #301, 303, 309, 331, 332, 349, 354, 357, 358, 362, 367

122. Adventures of Superman #446

123-127. Justice League of America #201-205

128. Supergirl (’96) #3

129, 130. West Coast Avengers/Avengers West Coast #7, 68

131. Savage Hawkman #2

132. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Book of the Dead 2004 #nn

133. Manhunter (’04) #2

134.  newuniversal 1959 #1

135. Nevermore #4

136. Team Titans #2

137. Deathstroke the Terminator #15

138. Tex Taylor: Draw or Die, Cowpoke! #nn

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:53am EDT

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:45am EDT

What I read in August 2014, 133 comics:

 

2014 comics:

1. Robin Rises Omega #1

2. Multiversity #1

3. Hawkeye #19

4. The Superior Spider-Man #32

5. Batman and Robin #33

6. Iron Man Special #1

7, 8. Spider-Man 2099 #1, 2

9. Trees #4

10. Nova Special #1

11. Guardians of the Galaxy #17

12. Fantastic Four #8

13, 14. All-New X-Men #29, 30

15. Amazing Spider-Man #5

16. Star Trek #36

17. Avengers #33

18-20. Original Sin #3.3, 3.4, 7

21. Nova #20

22. Uncanny X-Men #24

23, 24. Spongebob Squarepants Comics #34, 35

25. Captain America #23

26. Rocket Raccoon #2

27. New Warriors #8

28. Legendary Star-Lord #2

29. Justice League United #4

 

Older comics:

30. Archie’s Activity Comics Digest Magazine #1

31. Dark Reign: The List-Hulk #1

32, 33. Superman Annual #2, 3

34. Saga #13

35. Charlton Bullseye #1

36. The Battle for Survival #nn

37. All-Star Squadron Annual #1

38. Starman (’88) #1

39. Solar, Man of the Atom #1

40-43. Star Trek: Voyager: Splashdown #1-4

44. Star Trek Year Four: Enterprise Experiment #1

45. Star Trek/X-Men #1

46. The Marvel Family #83

47. Conan The Cimmerian #0

48. Blasters Special #1

49-51. Justice League of America #193, 194, 198

52. Iron Man/Captain America ‘98

53. Star Trek: The Next Generation (mini) #3

54-58. Starman #16-20

59-61. All-Star Squadron #4-6

62-68. Alpha Flight #2, 4-8, 11

69, 70. Valor #5, 6

71, 72. Untold Tales of Spider-Man #8, 14

73-78. Superman: The Man of Steel #1-5, 19

79-90. Action Comics #658-660, 665-671, 684, 879

91-95. Batman #493, 502, 505, 506, 703

96-102. Superman/Adventures of Superman #472, 475, 479, 484, 498, 682, 684

103-112. Superman #42, 49, 50, 53, 56-61

113-133. Detective Comics #649-651, 656-659, 661, 664, 667, 668, 670-674, 677, 680-683

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

The Comic Book Attic's first official podcast was released eight years ago on August 11, 2006. While the output has slowed and evolved and branched out, I'm happy to still be recording my humble little audio bits.  Thanks to everyone who listens.

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT

Here are two videos that were the sources for some of the audio in Far-Out Sounds from the Six-Panel Grid episodes...

 

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

I am moving to Baltimore!  I started a new job in the city, and I'm in the process of moving to my new digs.  I last moved a little over two years ago, so I know the harrowing work ahead of me moving the collection.  I may be off the grid for awhile as I get settled, but I'm still here. 

There's plenty of comic book opportunities in the city, and I've already added another comic shop to my list of first visits: Cards, Comics, and Collectibles. The best part is that the Baltimore ComicCon will now be a definite annual experience.

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:32pm EDT

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

Atomic Comics in Hagerstown, MD, shows up Justice League #27.

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

news

Hi, all...

I just wanted to post an update on the podcast.

After months of trying to settle on the theme, feel, and format of a new comic book podcast, I have finally figured it out.  All will be revealed in a CBA or CBA Extra episode that will appear soon.  Meanwhile, I will leave you with a title: Far-Out Sounds from the Six-Panel Grid.

Talk to you soon...

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT

Reached a record 300 comics read in one month

(2013)

211. Superman Unchained #3

212. Justice League of America’s Vibe #7

213. Justice League Dark #23

214. Supergirl #23

215. Wonder Woman #23

216-221. Superior Spider-Man #2-6, 15

222. Superior Foes of Spider-Man #2

223. Superior Carnage #2

224. Deadpool Kills Deadpool #2

225. Captain Marvel #15

226. Justice League #23

227. Transformers: Regeneration One #94

228, 229. Injustice: Gods Among Us #7, 8

230. Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #10

231-233. Deadpool #13, 14, 15

234. Thor: God of Thunder #12

235. A+X #11

236. Astonishing X-Men #66

237. G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #193

238. Batman Incorporated Special #1

239. Avengers Arena #14

240. Wolverine and the X-Men #35

241. G.I. Joe vol. 3 #7

242. Secret Avengers #8

243. Scarlet Spider #21

244. Uncanny X-Men #11

245. New Avengers #9

246. FF #11

247. Young Avengers #9

248. Captain America #10

(past)

249-261. Iron Man (1968) #83, 90, 91, 102, 104, 105, 200, 201, 204, 207, 236, 246, 257

262. New X-Men (2004) #2

263-265. Annihilators: Earthfall #2-4

266. My Greatest Adventure (2011) #2

267-270. Animal Man (2011) #7-10

271. G.I.Joe (IDW) #21

272. Swamp Thing (2011) #3

273-278. District X #1-6

279. Sgt. Rock #399

280. Supergirl (1996) #2

281, 282. Robin #98, 99

283-285. Fantastic Four (vol.3) #67-69

286. X-O Manowar (2012) #1

287. Manhunter (2004) #4

288-293. New Mutants (2003) #2-6, 9

294. Harbinger (2012) #1

295-297. Emma Frost #10-12

298, 299. Evangeline #1, 2

300. Evangeline Special #1

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

(2013)

135. Infinity #1

136, 137. Thunderbolts #12, 13

138. G.I. Joe Special Missions #6

139. Thor: God of Thunder #6

140-142. X-Factor #259-261

143. Uncanny Avengers #10

144. Captain America #9

145, 146. Indestructible Hulk #11, 12

147. Atomic Robo and the Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur #2

148. Threshold #4

149. Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #2

150. Scarlet Spider #20

151. Fantastic Four #11

152. Avengers Arena #13

153. Wolverine #8

154. Secret Avengers #7

155. Justice League of America #7

156. Batgirl #23

157. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #24

158. Fearless Defenders #8

159. Uncanny X-Force #10

160. Uncanny X-Men #10

161, 162. Wolverine and the X-Men #31, 34

163. X-Men #4

164. Morbius: The Living Vampire #8

165. Cable and X-Force #13

166. Thunderbolts #14

167. Avengers Assemble #18

168. Avengers #18

169. Nova #7

170. Daredevil #30

171. X-Men Legacy #15

172. Venom #39

173. Amazing Spider-Man #699.1

174, 175. Superior Spider-Man #1, 16

(Past)

176. R.E.B.E.L.S. #3

177. The Twisted Tantrums of the Purple Snit #2

178, 179. Green Arrow (2011) #7, 9

180. Planetary/The Authority: Ruling the World #1

181. Planetary #1 Special Edition

182. Star Masters (AC ) #1

183, 184. Top Dog #3, 6

185, 186. Kafka #1, 2

187. Animism #1

188, 189. Tales of Terror #2, 7

190. Reid Fleming: World’s Toughest Milkman #3

191. Superman/Batman #9

192, 193. Planetary #22, 23

194. Taskmaster (2010) #1

195-203. Robin #89-97

204, 205. Batwoman #10, 11

206-210. Iron Man (1968) #18, 69, 72, 80, 82

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

(from 2013)

57, 58. Cable and X-Force #11, 12

59. The Legend of Luther Strode #6

60. Young Avengers #8

61, 62. Hunger #1, 2

63. Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1

64. Wolverine #7

65. Iron Man #14

66. Thunderbolts #7

67. Injustice: Gods Among Us #1

68-70. Scarlet Spider #13, 15, 19

71. All-New X-Men #15

72. Avengers A.I. #2

73. Wolverine and the X-Men #33

74, 75. Hawkeye #2, 3

76. Hawkeye Annual #1

77. Detective Comics #23

78. Green Lantern #23

79. Wonder Woman #22

80. Batman Incorporated #13

81. Trinity of Sin: Pandora #2

82. Justice League of America’s Vibe #6

83. Justice League Dark #22

84. Aquaman #22

85. Justice League of America #6

86. Batman: The Dark Knight #22

87. Avengers #17

88. Uncanny X-Force #9

89. Fearless Defenders #7

90. Atomic Robo and the Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur #1

91. Uncanny X-Men #9

92. Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #9

93. Transformers: Regeneration One #93

94, 95. The Lone Ranger #15, 16

 

(Past)

96. Cyclops #1

97. Nemesis #4

98-100. Rush City #1-3

101. Death3 #1

102, 103. JLA #18, 19

104. Green Arrow  (2011) #6

105. Super Goof #35

106. Triumphant Unleashed #1

107. Nightwing (1996) #2

108. Saucer Country #2

109-111. The H.A.R.D. Corps #9, 14, 15

112. Pilot Season: 39 Minutes #1

113. Pilot Season: Forever #1

114. They Were Chosen to be Survivors #3

115-127. Robin #76-88

128. Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman vol.2 #1

129. Batwoman #8

130. Resurrection Man (2001) #5

131. Harbinger Files #1

132. G.I. Jackrabbits #1

133. CyberRad #5

134. CyberRad vol.2 #1

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

(From 2013)

1. All-New X-Men #14

2. Nova #6

3. Fantastic Four #10

4. Detective Comics #22

5,6. FF# 9, 10

7. G.I. Joe Special Missions #5

8. X-Men #3

9. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #192

10. G.I. Joe #6

11. Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #34

12. Batman #22

13. Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1

14. Batgirl #22

15. Spongebob Annual Size Super-Giant Swimtacular #1

16. Guardians of the Galaxy #5

17. The X-Files Season 10 #2

(Past)

18-31. Robin #34-42, 44, 56, 59, 72

32. Pilot Season: Asset #1

33. Batman Annual #23

34. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #173

35. The First #2

36. Warlock (2004) #2

37-40. Time Breakers # 1-4

41. Detective Comics #654

42. The Adventures of Superman #427

43. Grim Leaper #1

44-48. Tom Strong #15, 17-19

49. Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales #8

50, 51. Azrael #27, 28

52-54. X-Men: Colossus Bloodline #1-3

55. Awesome Holiday Special #1

56. Amazing Spider-Man #258

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:14am EDT

While you are waiting for a new comic book podcast from me (one of which is currently recorded, but in several unedited pieces), you can hear my review of Reagan's Raiders #1 from Solson Comics on Podcast X episode 199.  You will also find a review of issue #2 by the host of Podcast X, T. Mafia.  Check it out.  It's easily one of the most godawful comics I've ever read.

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:52pm EDT

Frazetta album cover

I picked up this 1965 comedy album for a quarter.  I was surprised to find that the cover artist credited was Frank Frazetta, famed fantasy and comic artist.  Turns out he drew the heads on the chess pieces.  I will never cease to be amazed at what curiosities one can find by accident...

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

I actually own this on VHS.  Thanks to the individual who posted it on YouTube.

Category:blog -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Just checking in.  Next episode will have an important announcement.  In the meantime, I reached a personal best of reading 200 comics in the month of December.  I've also started (finally) transferring my unread boxes of comics into drawerboxes to match the half of the collection I have read.  Sometimes this wonderful hobby can be dreadfully expensive...

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:21am EDT

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

I have a new episode recorded, and it will be posted soon.  I'll be recording another episode talking about comics I read this past month of September.  I beat my personal record (of 142) for comics in one month by reading 153.  I know, I know, some of you may read more than that in a month regularly, but it is a chore for me to find the time usually.

Category:blog -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

August 11 marked the 6th anniversary of The Comic Book Attic.  I will record an episode soon, folks.  Meanwhile, I found these documentaries available on YouTube (at least for now) that you might enjoy:

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

I have had quite a month.  I moved over New Year's and finally got everything unpacked and arranged last week. I've also gotten sick a few times during and since moving.  With any luck, I hope to get back to podcasting soon.  I have a few episodes of various podcasts recorded; I just need the editing time. Until later...

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

New episode coming soon with my Black Friday finds.

Meanwhile, I found this series of hilarious commercials on YouTube advertising a comic shop's Black Friday sale.  Check it out with the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHCdOrEl1EY&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL27402AC5379FFF8C

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

I am still here.  I have a new, albeit short, episode recorded, and it will be out soon.  If not sooner, look for it on Halloween.  I recently got a new computer, and I am trying to improve my recording sound quality.  We'll see how that goes.  In the meantime, here's a trailer for something interesting:

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT

I had never heard of this 1994 short film until today.  I have to admit that it's pretty awful.  Nevertheless, here it is...

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:34pm EDT

stan lee

I present to you a photo taken at the Baltimore Comic Con of Stan Lee and me.  There were two other friends in the picture, but I cropped them out just in case they didn't want their images out there.  If you want to see the full picture, find me on Facebook.

Category:blog -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT

First, I wanted to let listeners know that I am still here and recording.  July has been a challenging month for personal matters. 

Second, I wanted to relate a personal best.  Last month (June), I set myself another 100 comics reading goal, and actually hit 142.  To my knowledge, this is the most I've ever read in a month.

Finally, the 5th anniversary of The Comic Book Attic is approaching, and this time, I want to put together a big episode (which for me means about an hour).  This may actually end up being the next episode, so look for it on or around August 11.

Mike

Category:blog -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

I challenged myself to read 100 comics in April (a tough task with my busy schedule), and I actually went over.  Here's what I read:

Recent comics:
1. Power Man and Iron Fist #3
2-5. Heroes For Hire #2-5
6. Captain America #616
7. Fear Itself #1
8. Batman: The Dark Knight #2
9. Secret Avengers #11
10. Batgirl #20
11. Deadpool Team-up #885
12. Fall of the Hulks: Gamma #1
13,14. Annihilators #1,2
15. Hulk #15
16-18. Justice League of America #48-50
19,20. Deadpool #34,35
21-23. Uncanny X-Men #534.1,535,536
24. Silver Surfer #3
25-30. Avengers Academy #3-5, 10-12
31,32. Green Lantern #63,64
33-35. Teen Titans #91-93
36,37. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #164,165
38,39. The Avengers #11,12
40,41. X-Men: Legacy #246,247
42-45. New Mutants #20-23
46-56. X-Factor #208-218
57. Onslaught Unleashed #3
58,59. Batman Incorporated #3,4
60,61. The Incredible Hulks #625,626
62. New Avengers #11
63. The Flash #10
64. S.H.I.E.L.D. #6

Others:
65. The Flash #99 (1985)
66,67. The Adventures of Superman #426,428
68. Batman: The Official Comic Adaptation of the Warner Bros. Motion Picture #1
69. Batman Annual #25
70. Avengers Icons: The Vision #2
71. The Amazing Spider-Man #274
72. Where Monsters Dwell #6
73. Superboy #127 (1966)
74. Secret Invasion: Thor #3
75. X-Factor #1 (1985)
76. Flash Annual #1 (1987)
77-80. X-Force #102,107,108,114
81. Superman #22 (1988)
82. Avengers Annual #23
83-86. Star Trek: Voyager #11-13,15
87. Nightjar #4
88. Teen Titans/Legion Special #1
89-93. Teen Titans #16-20 (2004)
94,95. Batman and the Outsiders #10,12 (2008)
96-99. Captain America #4-7 (2002)
100,101. Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century #2,4
102,103. Thundercats #12,15 (1987)
104. Super Powers #1 (1984)
105. The Adventures of the Thing #3
106,107. The Defenders #1,3 (2001)

Category:blog -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

Just wanted to let listeners know that all is well.  March has been one of the most intensely busy months I've weathered at work.  An entire week could pass without my computer even getting powered on.  I have, however, been able to record bits while driving that can be put together later.  April looks a lot more relaxed, and I'll have some time off to podcast.

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT

I set a goal to read 100 comics in December.  One hundred comics in 30 days can be a challenge for a guy with a lot of hobbies and so little free time.  For those who might be curious, here's what I read:

Newer comics (2009-present):
1. Star Wars: Halloween Special 2009
2,3. Teen Titans#88, 90
4,5. The Thanos Imperative #5, 6
6-8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #37-39
9. Captain America: Patriot #4 (one of my favorite minis of 2010)
10. Chaos War #1 (picked this up a couple months late to try it)
11. The Great Ten #1 (picked this up to try it much too late)
12. Firstwave #5
13. Superboy #2
14. Realm of Kings: Inhumans #1
15-18. Superman #703-706
19. Avengers Academy #7 (wanted to see the return of Giant-Man)
20. Deadpool #29 (had to see the return of Doctor Bong)
21, 22. Time Masters: Vanishing Point #1, 5
23. Atomic Robo: Deadly Art of Science #2
24. Adventure Comics #516
25. Fantastic Four #586
26. Secret Avengers #8 (they had me at Shang-Chi)
27. Chaos War: Dead Avengers #2
28. Green Arrow #3 (quarter bin buy)
29-31. G.I Joe: A Real American Hero #159-161 (Larry Hama continuing the original Marvel continuity)
32. Young Allies #6 (alas, sadly, the last issue)
33, 34. The Flash #7, 8
35. Captain America #613
36, 37. Thunderstrike 1, 2
38. Nemesis #2 (another quarter bin buy)
39. Batman: The Return #1
40. Batman: The Dark Knight #1
41. The Avengers #8

The not-so-new books:
42-54. Teen Titans (2003) #1-13
55. The Incredible Hulk: Mayhem at the Mount (1993) #3 (of a 4 issue series, all with different titles, mini-comic)
56. Marvel Comics Presents Alf (1988) (mini-comic)
57. Star Trek: The Robot Masters (1979 edition) #PR-46 (comic book and record set)
58. Countdown Presents The Search For Ray Palmer: Wildstorm (2007) #1
59. Countdown Presents The Search For Ray Palmer: Superwoman/Batwoman (2008) #1
60. American Flagg! (1984) #5
61. Teen Titans Annual (2006) #1
62. Marvel Team-Up Annual (1976) #1
63, 64. Hex (1986) #9, 11
65, 66. Transformers (2002) #3, 6
67-72. Action Comics #552, 584, 586, 592, 593, 598
73, 74. The Incredible Hulk #210, 230
75. The Invaders (1976) #6
76-78. Ultraforce (1994) #1-3
79. The Forever People (1971) #2
80, 81. The Amazing Spider-Man #165, 270
82-87. Freaks of the Heartland (2004) #1-6
88. Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (2008) #5
89. Rima, The Jungle Girl (1975) #6
90. Ms. Marvel (1977) #2
91-94. Sub-Mariner (60s-70s series) #26, 61, 69, 72
95, 96. Batman #273, 274
97. Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1993) #45
98-100. Thunderbolts #77, 78, 116

 

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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.

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

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.

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:41pm EDT

Today, August 11, marks the 4th anniversary of The Comic Book Attic's first posted episode.  I recorded a Comics on Wheels episode today; I'll post that as soon as I can spare the time.  Hope you're all enjoying today's new comics.

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

The half I've read, stored away:

The half I haven't read, strewn about my house during sorting:

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT

photos from Geppi's 7
Category:blog -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT

photos from Geppi's 6

Ever hear those Pep comic buttons advertised during the Superman radio show?  Here they are...

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

I set out to read 100 comics in May, and here's what I read:

From 2010:

1. The Flash #2

2. The Marvels Project #8

3. Adventure Comics #11

4-8. Superman: War of the Supermen #0-4

9-11. Marvel Zombies 5 #1-3

12. Sentry: Fallen Sun #1

13. X-Men: Blind Science #1

14. Justice League: Generation Lost #1

15. Owly and Friends (FCBD 2010)

16. Free Comic Book Day: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom/Magnus, Robot Fighter

17. Atomic Robo/Neozoic/Box 13 Free Comic Book Day 2010

18. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #155 ½: FCBD

19. Free Comic Book Day: The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics

20. Weathercraft and Other Unusual Tales (FCBD)

21. Free Comic Book Day 2010 (Iron Man/Thor) #1

22. Secret Avengers #1

23,24. Brightest Day #1,2

25. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #35

26. Free Comic Book Day 2010 (Iron Man: Supernova) #1

27,28. Irredeemable Free Comic Book Day Edition (#1)/Incorruptible Free Comic

           Book Day Edition(#1)

29. Irredeemable #10

30. New Avengers Finale #1

31. First Wave #2

32. X-Men: Hellbound #1

33. The Avengers #1

34. Thunderbolts #144

35. Detective Comics #862

36. Avengers: The Initiative #35

37. Dark Avengers #16

38. Siege #4

39. Doc Savage #2

40. Action Comics #889

41. Deadpool #23

42. Fantastic Four #579

43. X-Factor #205

44. Uncanny X-Men #524

45. New Mutants #13

46. X-Men Legacy #236

47. X-Force #27

 

Others:

48-51. Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #1-4 (2009)

52. Patrick the Wolf Boy: Mother’s Day Special 2001

53. Patrick the Wolf Boy: Valentine’s Day Special 2001

54. Patrick the Wolf Boy: Christmas Special 2000

55. Patrick the Wolf Boy: Halloween Special (2000)

56. Dragonring #6 (1986)

57. Dragonring (2nd) #10 (1987)

58. The Infinity Crusade #6 (1993)

59. Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #40 (1976)

60. The Unexpected #217 (1981)

61. Breach #2 (2005)

62. The Sensational She-Hulk #46 (1992)

63. Marvel Presents #8 (1976)

64,65. Sock Monkey vol.4 #1,2 (2003)

66,67. Sock Monkey: The “Inches” Incident #2,3 (2007)

68. Tigra #1 (2002)

69. Resurrection Man #1 (1997)

70. Blaze: Legacy of Blood #1 (1993)

71. Marvel Mangaverse: Avengers Assemble! #1 (2002)

72. Marvel Mangaverse: Ghost Riders #1 (2002)

73,74. Batman and the Outsiders #7,8 (1984)

75. Batman #442 (1989)

76-79. Starman #12-15 (1995-96)

80. Superman #675 (2008)

81,82. Warlord 2,3 (1976)

83. Jughead Comics, Night at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, Free Comic Book Day

      Edition #1 (2008)

84. Donald Duck Adventures-Free Promotional Comic Book (2006)

85. Secret Six #3 (2009)

86. Uncle Scrooge #372 (2007)

87,88. Strange Tales #158, 161 (1967)

89-91. Tales to Astonish #72-74 (1965)

92. Batman/Grendel: Devil’s Riddle #1 (1993)

93. The Silver Surfer #104 (1995)

94. Quasar #56 (1994)

95-98. Adventures of the Big Boy #100, 106, 185, 358 (1965, 1972, 1987)

99,100. Doc Savage #5,7 (1973)

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

Found on YouTube... the newscaster isn't funny...

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

photos from Geppi's 5

Detective Comics #27...

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

photos from Geppi's 4

Action Comics#1...as well as Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #1...

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

photos from Geppi's 3
Category:blog -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

photos from Geppi's 2
Category:blog -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

photos from Geppi's 1
Category:blog -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

I started taking a rather crappy video that I abandoned after a minute:

Watch this official video instead:

Category:blog -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

my first price guide

For me as a kid, the normal edition of Overstreet's price guide was way out of the scope of my small allowance, so when the first edition of the smaller, cheaper Price Guide Companion came out, I got it as soon as I was able.  It was a revelation to see all the different titles I'd never heard of.  I looked at and studied this guide so much that the spine split into two halves.  I still have it, though.  From there, I graduated to borrowing the normal editions from the library until I was finally able to afford to buy them.  I buy a new Overstreet guide every few years, but it never has the same effect as that first little abridged pocket edition.

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:44am EDT

one of my favorite books about comics

The Comic Book Heroes: From the Silver Age to the Present by Will Jabobs and Gerard Jones.  I bought this book when I was a kid and DEVOURED it.  It was the first history of the comic book heroes I ever read, and it was so intensely fascinating, I can't even put in to words how valuable this volume was to my young comic-reading mind.  Its history only began with the Silver Age, but I wasn't complaining; up until this book, the only history I got to experience was issues of Marvel Saga and reprint comics.  Highly recommended then and now.

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:22am EDT

another influential book

Collecting Comic Books by Marcia Leiter.  I got this book at a yard sale as a kid, and it helped shape the comic collector in me at an early age.  I learned all the basics of comic collecting, including the terminology, the grading system, and the ways one could hunt down comics (at least 20 years ago). 

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:18am EDT

emphasis on the fun and not the profit...

Make Your Own Comics For Fun and Profit was a book I read a lot as a kid.  It was among the books in the library where I went to 6th grade, and I checked it out again and again.  As a youngster, I made my own comics-- hundreds of them.  This book was an inspiration to my young comic-creating mind.  As an adult, I found this book secondhand and bought my own copy. 

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

This is a placeholder link to my other podcast/blog page, The Attic of Babel.

http://atticofbabel.libsyn.com

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

I plan on adding more comic book themed podcasts to this page.  Some may be segment spin-offs (like maybe a Run With It! podcast), others will be new ideas (like a podcast on Marvel's alternate Earths or a podcast on anthropomorphic animal comics or a podcast paying tribute to deceased comic creators, etc.).  That's all the info I have at this point, and I don't want to announce a bunch of things I never deliver.

I am, however, hoping to deliver at least one new podcast next week (fingers crossed).  This will require me to go into the category listing of all the CBA episodes and change them from "podcasts" to "The Comic Book Attic" so that I can categorize the new ones appropriately.

Category:blog -- posted at: 6:01pm EDT

recent buy

It's always fun to discover something I didn't know existed.  Found this 1977 Challengers prose novel at an antique shop for $4 today.

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:57pm EDT

From 2009/2010:

1. Action Comics #887

2. Adventure Comics #8

3. Avengers: The Initiative #34

4. Blackest Night: JSA #3

5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #33

6. Captain America #604

7. Dark Avengers #15

8. Dark Reign: Young Avengers #1

9. First Wave #1

10. Flash: Rebirth #6

11. Green Hornet #1

12. Green Lantern #52

13. Guardians of the Galaxy #24

14. Haunted Tank #3

15. Justice League: Cry For Justice #7

16. Justice Society of America #36

17. The Marvels Project #7

18 &19. Mighty Avengers #34, 35

20. New Avengers #63

21. Nova #35

22. Siege #3

23. The Stuff of Legend (Free Comic Book Day issue)

24. Supergirl #51

25 & 26. Superman #697, 698

27. Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #1

28. The Torch #6

29. Transformers: Bumblebee #4

30. Uncanny X-Men #522

31. Wednesday Comics #2

32. X-Factor #203

 

The rest:

33. Adam Strange Special (2008) #1

34. Annihilation: Silver Surfer (2006) #2

35. Between the Cracks (2003) #4

36 & 37. Captain Marvel (2000) #9, 11

38. Catwoman: When in Rome (2005) #6

39. Futurama Returns (2007) mini-comic

40. Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such (1995) #1

41. Justice Society of America (1991) #1

42 & 43. Silver Surfer (vol.3, 1990) #42, 43

44. Silver Surfer: Dangerous Artifacts (1996) #1

45. Stupid (1993) #1

46- 48. Sub-Mariner (2007) #4-6

49-53. Suicide Squad (1988) #21-25

54. Young Avengers (2005) #4

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

In the midst of a spam-'splosion on this blogpage, I have turned on comment moderation.  I will begin weeding out the already posted spam a bit at a time.

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT

What I read in February...

 

From 2009-2010:

1&2. New Avengers #61, 62

3. The Transformers: Bumblebee #3

4. Blackest Night: JSA #2

5. Action Comics #886

6. Superman #696

7. Blackest Night #7

8. Blackest Night: The Flash #3

9. Justice League: Cry For Justice #6

10. Captain America: Reborn #6

11-14. Superman: World of New Krypton #4, 5, 6, 12

15. Justice Society of America #35

16. New Mutants #10

17. Dark Avengers #14

18. Batman: The Brave and the Bold #13

19. Siege #2

20. Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #3

21. Suicide Squad #67

22. Secret Six #16

23. Nova #34

24. The Torch #5

25. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #32

26. Justice Society of America Annual #2

27. Superman: Secret Origin #4

28. The Phantom Stranger #42

29. Weird Western Tales #71

30. The Question #37

31. The Atom and Hawkman #46

32. Catwoman #83

33. The Power of Shazam #48

34. Adventure Comics #7

35. Captain America #603

36. The Perhapanauts: Molly’s Story (Special) #1

37&38. Guardians of the Galaxy #22, 23

39&40. Justice League of America #41, 42

41&42. Green Lantern #50, 51

43&44. Supergirl #49, 50

45. Atomic Robo and the Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #1

46. Titans #19

47. Marvel Boy: The Uranian #1

48. (X-Men) Second Coming: Prepare #1

49&50. Fantastic Four #575, 576

51&52. X-Factor #201, 202

53. Ms. Marvel #50

54. Domo: The Manga (Diamond mini-comic)

55&56. Deadpool #19, 20

57&58. Avengers: The Initiative #32, 33

59. Thor #606

60. The Marvels Project #6

 

The rest:

61-65. Starman (1995) #5-9

66&67. The Defenders (1972) #3, 12

68. Wild Knights (1989) #7

69. The Unexpected (1976) #175

70. Zero Assassin (1996) #4

71. The Dark Detective: Sherlock Holmes- The Ghost of Mary Shelley Preview (2008)

72. Toyboy (1987) #3

73. Superboy (1965) #123

74-76. Hercules (1982) #1, 3, 4

77&78. Hercules (1984) #3, 4

79. House of Mystery (1982) #306

80. Howard the Duck: The Movie (1987) #3

81. Popeye (and Business and Office Careers) (1973) #E-10

82. Dune (1985) #3

83. Justice League of America (1973) #106

84-87. The Huntress (1989) #1-4

88. Suicide Squad (1988) #20

 

Trades:

89. Atomic Robo Vol. 1: Atomic Robo and the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

No elaborate "best of" list or anything.  I just want to make note of some 2009 reads that stood out to me.

My most fun with a comic in '09: Nova

My most detested book of '09: Hulk (the adjectiveless book)

My nicest comic discovery of '09: Atomic Robo

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

Just a quick note:  I've decided that the negative-numbered episodes will undergo a bit of a redesign.  In addition to whatever I talk about (whether it be what I bought that week or a review of a new comic), I will mix in other fun audio bits that are comic-related.  Old radio shows, songs, theme songs, or excerpts from anything comic-themed will be fair game. 

The next proper numbered episode is half done.  It's been a busy couple months...

Category:blog -- posted at: 10:34am 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

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 is officially 3 years old today!  Celebrate by reading an old comic.

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

I encourage everyone who likes music to take a listen to the -1 episode of The Stereoplanetary Attic podcast.  We take a track-by-track look at the debut EP from Adam Taylor, one of my top five favorite musicians. 
Category:blog -- posted at: 11:17am 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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(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)
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(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)

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

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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)

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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

Episode 83 of The Comic Book Attic will finally be out Saturday, as well as the zero episode of The Cinematic Attic

The Cinematic Attic won't be listed in iTunes yet, so you'll have to go to the page and download it.  Episode #0 is a ten minute introduction to the show, so check it out and see if it's something you may want to listen to.

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34. Classic X-Men #35 (1989)
35. Classic X-Men #41 (1989)
36. (Mighty Midget Comics) Ibis the Invincible #11 (1942)
37. (Mighty Midget Comics) Mr. Scarlet and Pinky #12 (1943)
38. (Boys' and Girls') March of Comics #285 (1966)
39. Terminator 2: Judgment Day # 2 (1991)
40. Muppet Babies #9 (1986)
41. Premiere #1 (1995)
(all 2008)
42. Legion of Super-heroes #37
43. Hulk #1
44. Justice League of America #17
45. Astonishing X-Men #24
46. Countdown #16
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