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Podcasts that Celebrate the Back Issue Bin. Also home to Mike's other assorted podcasts

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 EST

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



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


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

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 EST

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 EST

For all of you Blackest Night fans, follow this link 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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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

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