Friday, March 24, 2017

QBP #095 - Sandman 47, 48, & 49

Quarter-Bin Podcast #95

Sandman 47, 48, & 49, DC Comics / Vertigo, cover-dated March, April & May 1993.

"Brief Lives: Parts 7, 8, & 9," by Neil Gaiman, with art by Jill Thompson, Vince Locke & Dick Giordano.

Dream and his kid sister Delirium are on a road trip to find their brother Destruction, who abandoned his responsibilities three centuries ago. Will they find him, and if so, at what cost? Will they be able to convince him to rejoin the Endless family and take up his duties again? Are these comics as good as the hype would have us believe? Listen to the episode and find out!


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Promo: To The Batpoles!

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Friday, March 17, 2017

QBP #094 - Madame Xanadu #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #94

Madame Xanadu #1, DC Comics / Vertigo, cover-dated August 2008.

"Chapter the First," by Matt Wagner, with art by Amy Reeder Hadley.

When a woman who can see the future sees calamity, can she do anything to change that fate? Can her powerful lover the Wizard do anything? How about the eerie Stranger who shows up unannounced? Can anyone change the coming disaster? Listen to the episode and find out!

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Promo: Punch Like a Girl

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Friday, March 10, 2017

QBP 093 - Animal Man 61 & 63

Quarter-Bin Podcast #93

Animal Man 61 & 63, DC Comics / Vertigo, cover-dated July & September 1993.

"Tooth & Claw, Parts 1 & 3," by Jamie Delano, with art by Steve Pugh & Tatjana Wood.

Buddy Baker just wants to take his family for a little summer vacation. What could go wrong with that? Well, the animal life around their cabin isn't too thrilled with humanity, and decide to make their displeasure known. Can Animal Man defend his family fro this totally fair and justified attack? Listen to the episode and find out!


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Promo: Word After Word

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Friday, March 3, 2017

CRJ #021 - February 2017

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #021

February 2017

So what comics did Professor Alan read during February? How many were Rebirth books? How many were for super-secret podcast projects? How many were issues of King Conan?

Listen to this exciting episode #21... and find out!

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Promo: Comics for Courage
Link: Comic Corp of Canada
Link: Comics for Christmas

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

QBP 092 - The Weird #3 & #4

Quarter-Bin Podcast #92

The Weird #3 & #4, DC Comics, cover-dated June & July 1988.

"Confrontation" & "Armageddon," written by series creator Jim Starlin, with art by Bernie Wrightson & Dan Green.

Can the Weird stop the coming alien invasion - even with the help of his new buddies in the Justice League? Will he be able to stop the invasion before REALLY BAD THINGS happen? Listen to the episode and find out!

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Promo: Batgirl to Oracle

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

QBP #091 - The Weird #1 & #2

Quarter-Bin Podcast #91

The Weird #1 & #2, DC Comics, cover-dated April & May 1988.

"Conception" & "Questions," written by series creator Jim Starlin, with art by Bernie Wrightson & Dan Green.

What happens when a super-powerful (and potentially explosive) alien arrives on Earth? Can the Justice League keep him under control? Or will they keep him from accomplishing his goal of stopping an alien colonization? Listen to the episode and find out!

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Promo: Trentus Magnus Punches Reality

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

QBP #090 - Enemy Ace Special

Quarter-Bin Podcast #90

Enemy Ace Special, DC Comics, 1990. Reprinting stories from 1965.

"Enemy Ace" and "Flaming Bait," both written by Robert Kanigher, with art by Joe Kubert.

Professor Alan takes on the first two stories ever featuring Hans van Hammer, German flying ace of World War II. Are these ground-breaking stories as good as their reputation would suggest? Listen to the episode and find out!

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Promo: In Country

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