Monday, June 17, 2019

QBP #136 - Queen & Country 19 & 20

Quarter-Bin Podcast #136

Queen & Country 19 & 20, Oni Press, both cover-dated October 2003.

"Storm Front, parts 4 & 5," written by Greg Rucka, with art by Carla Speed McNeil.

This wraps up the 5-issue storyline "Operation Storm Front," in which British MI6 agents handle the kidnapping of a British businessman in the Republic of Georgia.

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Promo: To The Batpoles!

Next Episode: Time Warp #1  DC Comics, cover-dated October / November 1979.


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Source: World's Greatest Comics

Friday, June 7, 2019

SS #065 - Defining Our Terms

Shortbox Showcase #65 - Defining our Terms

In this episode, Em and Alan are taking one of their common segments, and turning it into an entire episode!

We talk about a range of topics and concepts that arise out of criticism, reviews, and fan culture. It's a throwback episode to the good ol' days of semi-academic, pseudo-intellectual pretension!!!!!!!!!

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Promo: The Council of Geeks YouTube page

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Friday, May 31, 2019

CRJ #048 - May 2019

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #048

May 2019

So what comics did Professor Alan read during May? How many were falling apart or cover-less? How many were purchased at a newly-discovered used bookstore? And how many featured a certain Latverian leader and his beloved Mommy?

Listen to this exciting episode #48 ... and find out!

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Promo: Coffee & Comics

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

QBP #135 - Free Comic Book Day 2019!

Quarter-Bin Podcast #135

Free Comic Book Day 2019

It's time for the official holiday of The Quarter-Bin Podcast! How did Professor Alan do at Free Comic Book Day this year? How many books did he nab -- and what did he think of them? How many stores did he end up visiting? How many of the books were worth the price? And which dear dear friend did he unintentionally ignore and insult?

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Music for this episode is from Comrades, whose music you can find at Facedown Records.

Promo: Batgirl to Oracle

Next Episode: Queen & Country 19 &20, Oni Press, cover-dated October & November 2003.


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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

SS #064 - Feedback and the Small Press Con

Shortbox Showcase #64 - Feedback and SPACE

In this new episode, Alan and Em go over a bunch of wonderful listener feedback. After that, Alan talks about his recent visit to the Small Press and Alternative Comic Expo (SPACE). Just how mini are mini-comics? Did Alan find any academic colleagues who write comics on the side? And HOW MUCH did he spend on a single comic book?????????

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Promo: DC: OCD

Link: The SPACE Con
Link: Marcus V. Calvert's books on Amazon 
Link: Maryanne Rose Papke
Link: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus
Link: Artist Suzanne Baumann
Link: Writer Terry Eisele
Link: The Comic Nightingale
Link: Jess Ann Artz
Link: Writer Neil Moherman
Link: Time Trvlr Mini-Comics

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

QBP #134 - Teknophage 1 & 10

Quarter-Bin Podcast #134

Neil Gaiman's Teknophage #1 & #10, Tekno Comics, cover-dated August 1995 & March 1996.

"Hideous Rex," by Rick Veitch, with art by Bryan Talbot & Angus McKie.
and
"The Day God Came From the Machine," by Paul Jenkins, with art by Al Davidson.

This wraps up our two-episode mini-series focusing on the Tekno Comix line of books, from Big Entertainment. We talk about these two issues, and also go over a piece of feedback from a Tekno Comix editor.

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Promo: Longbox Crusade

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Source: In The Ballpark

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CRJ #047 - April 2019

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #047

April 2019

So what comics did Professor Alan read during April? How many were new DC books? How many were falling apart or coverless? And how many were purchased at a newly-discovered used bookstore?

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Promo #1: The Overlooked Dark Knight
Promo #2: Deconstructing Comics

Link: Christopher Mills' Atomic Pulp Comics
Link: Manuel Carmona's Truthful Comics
Link: Info about Comics for Christmas

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