Monday, September 21, 2020

SS #068 - The Future of Comics

 Shortbox Showcase #68 - The Future of Comics


In this episode, Em and Professor Alan review a bunch of wonderful listener feedback. After that, they talk about the future of comics, focusing in particular on the current events at DC Comics. Each gives their "pitch" for what DC Comics should do next.


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Promo: Dorkness to Light

Link: Vera Wylde's graphic novel Kickstarter

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Friday, September 11, 2020

QBP #157 - Steampunk Battlestar Galactica

  Quarter-Bin Podcast #157

(Classic) Battlestar Galactica, volume 2, #1, aka Steampunk Galactica 1880 #1, Dynamite Entertainment, cover-dated August 2014.

Untitled story, by Tony Lee, with art by Aneke.

What happens when Professor Alan tackles his first 25-cent Steampunk comic? Which is also based on a licensed property? Or at least one version of that licensed property? Sort of.

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Link: Battlestar WIKI

Promo: The Huntress Podcast

Next Episode: Tarzan the Warrior 1 & 2, Malibu Comics, cover-dated March & May 1992.

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Source: Pulp Reality

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

CRJ #063 - August 2020


Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Jou
rnal #063

August 2020

So what comics did Professor Alan read during August? Well, a whole lot, actually. How many were old books? How many were new books? And how many were just plain fun ? Listen to the episode ... and find out!!!

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Promo: Fan Film Fridays

Next Episode: What comics did Professor Alan read during September as his Fall (online) semester of teaching is in full swing?

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Friday, August 21, 2020

RGP #026 - Doomspeak: Cloak & Dagger #10

DOOMSPEAK

  Cloak & Dagger 10, Marvel Comics, cover-dated January 1987.


"Who'll Stop The Rain?" by Bill Mantlo, with art by Bret Blevins & Terry Austin.

What happens when a couple of C- or D- listers (who somehow managed to nab a TV deal) arrive in Latveria on the trail of a drug kingpin? Do they get mesmerized by Doom's impressive beam of light? Do they have a political debate about the value of nuclear energy?

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Promo:To The Batpoles!

Next Time: Something else Doom-related. But what will it be? We shall see!

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Source: Purchased somewhere, many many years ago.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

QBP #156 - Teen Titans 100-Page Giant #1 (Wal-Mart)

 Quarter-Bin Podcast #156

Teen Titans Giant #1, DC Comics, cover-dated 2018.

4 separate reprint stories.

What happens when Professor Alan examines one of the comics from the Wal-Mart 100-page initiative? Was it a well-curated collection? How were the stores? And what does the Professor think of some of DC's recent moves?

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Promo: Robin: Everyone Loves the Drake

Next Episode: Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 #1, cover-dated August 2014.

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Source: Pulp Reality

Saturday, August 1, 2020

CRJ #062 - July 2020

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #062
July 2020

So what comics did Professor Alan read during July? How many were old books? How many were new books? And how many were just plain fun ? Listen to the episode ... and find out!!!

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Promo: Batgirl to Oracle

Next Episode: What comics did Professor Alan read during August as self-sequester rolls on, and his in-person University classes MIGHT start up again???

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

RGP #025 - Doom: The Emperor Returns

DOOMSPEAK

Doom: The Emperor Returns 1 - 3, Marvel Comics, cover-dated January, February & March, 2002.

All the stories were written by Chuck Dixon, with art by Leonardo Manco.

What happens when Doom finds himself trapped in a world of Franklin Richards' creation? And then one of his own creation? And then in the Negative Zone? And what does Professor Alan think of the way Doom views his female advisor?

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Promo: No Agenda

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