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Episode 10 - Amazona the Mighty Woman, or Husky Like Kathleen Turner

So, for the time being, we are going to say the schedule is when I can get it into my schedule.  I shall make sure we don't stay strangers, I promise.

And today I bring you Amazona from Planet Comics #3, 1940 (yup, before Wonder Woman)
created by Wilson Locke and Alex Blum.

I thank you for your support, and look forward to hearing from you.

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Episode 9 - Swamp Thing, or he Is Basically A Big Green Dude

Finishing out our muck-monster trifecta, I bring you Swamp Thing!

Not exactly the Swamp-thing that everyone is familiar with, but instead his first appearance in House of Secrets #92. 
I have no idea why someone would write a story that goes from first person naration, to second person naration, to inner-monologue of thrid person characters to the second person narator...Who does that?
I'll tell you who does that -
Writer, Len Wein
Artist, Bernie Wrightson

Happy Halloween and catch you all next time!

Direct download: Episode_9_-_Swamp_Thing_or_He_Is_Basically_A_Big_Green_Dude.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 12:09pm MDT
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Episode 8 - Man-Thing! or In Retrospect I Don't Think Any Pages Were Missing

Forget that Monday thing.  Wednesdays are where it is at! 
(At least for now.)

Anyway, continuing our look at the Muck Monsters of Halloween, we bring out one of my all time favorites. 

I present to you, Man-Thing!

From Savege Tales #1, 1971. 

Created by Gerry Conway, Roy Thomas and Gray Morrow
(with a little uncreditted spurring by Stan Lee.)

Thank you for your support and I will be back next Wednesday with our next Muck Monster!  (It will be Swamp-Thing, of course.)

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Episode 7 - The Heap, or I Am Not Responsible For The Stereotypes We May Encounter

Sorry about being late.  I tried to break my toe last week, and that just put everything off schedule.

But I am back and ready to kick off a month of Halloween goodness.

For this episode, I give you the beginning in our series of Muck Monsters, with

The Heap, from the Sky Wolf story in Air Fighter Comics (from 1942 or 1945, I am not sure.)
The Heap was created by writer Harry Stein and artist Mort Leav.
(and please remember that this story was published around WWII, and we may not be encountering the most sensitive racial depctions here.)

Thank you for your support and I will be back next Monday with our next Muck Monster!

 

Direct download: Episode_7_-_The_Heap_or_I_Am_Not_Responsible_For_The_Stereotypes.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 7:04pm MDT
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Episode 6 - Duel To The Death With The Vulture, or Yes That Is A Cat In The Background

It is still Monday somewhere, I swear!

This episode I share my thoughts on Marvel's Original Sin and DC dropping hints that there might be some of the old universe left over.

Then I give Marvel its turn at storytime with --

Spider-man #2 - Dual to the Death with the Vulture
Written by Stan Lee
Drawn by Steve Ditko

Thank you for your support and catch you on Monday with another new story!

 

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Episode 5 - The Eagle Of Space, or How Do You Say Hello In Caveman?

Wow!
I have been gone a while!  Sorry about that.  Started grad school and only now have figure dout my schedule.

So, I give a little rant about the New52 - it never gets old - and a quick rave for Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman.

Then, in honor of the wonderful Sensation comics, I decided to bring to you ---
Wonder Woman 105 - The Eagle of Space
written by Robert Kaningher
art by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.

Thank you for your support and catch you on Monday with another new story!

Direct download: episode_5_-_Wonder_Woman_105.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 6:26pm MDT
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Episode 4 - Crime Calls The Killer Moth, or Sorry About The Raccoon

I talk about some of the news coming from Marvel, DC and Archie Comics and reveal some information regarding Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice!

Then it is time for Batgirl in "Crime Calls The Killer Moth" from 1979's Detective Comics 486, written by Jack C. Harris and art by Don Heck. 
There is a Mothmobile!

Thank you for your support and I look forward to your comments!

Direct download: Episode_4_-_Crime_Calls_Killer_Moth_or_Sorry_About_The_Raccoon.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 11:23pm MDT
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Episode 3 - The Original Shield #3, or How Many Times Can I Say The Word "Shield"

A new day, a new episode, and some new news.
All of which would have been great if I had not forgotten all my notes!

Anyway,..

Enjoy this 1984 issue of The Origianl Shield from Red Circle/Archie Comics. 
Entitiled "Shields", it has the original patriotic hero, The Shield, meeting up with the dire nazi villain, The Hun!

Written by Martin Greim and art by Dick Ayers

Thank you and I look forward to your comments!

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Episode 2 - Superman vs. Spider-man pt2, or Wow That Super Vision Really Comes In Handy

I finish the 1976 classic - Superman Vs Spider-Man in the Battle of the Century (last century).  Who wins?  Who loses?  Who picks up the tab?  All these answers await!

Edited by Carmine Infantino and Stan Lee

Written by Jerry Conway

Art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano (with maybe some touch-up by Neal Adams)

 

Thank you for listening, and feel free to comment and rate on iTunes. 

And tell your friends!

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Episode 1 - Superman vs Spider-Man pt1, or Drown Your Troubles

Welcome to the first episode of Four Color Story Time, and what better way to start than with the 1976 classic - Superman Vs Spider-Man in the Battle of the Century (last century).  It is a big one, so this is only the first part, distinguished believers!

Edited by Carmine Infantino and Stan Lee

Written by Jerry Conway

Art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano

 

Enjoy!

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