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

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

 

Category:blog -- posted at: 8:11am 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.

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