Friday, April 21, 2017

QBP #096 - 100 Bullets #11

Quarter-Bin Podcast #96

100 Bullets #11, DC Comics / Vertigo, cover-dated June 2000.

"Heartbreak, Sunny Side Up," by Brian Azzarello, with art by Eduardo Risso.

A mother meets a mysterious stranger, and from him, learns the fate of her missing daughter. He offers her an opportunity to set it straight, in a manner of speaking. What will she do? Listen to the episode ... and find out!

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Friday, April 14, 2017

SS #051 - The Global View

Shortbox Showcase #51 - The Global View

After going over a good amount of listener feedback, Emily & Professor Alan talk to Tim Young from Deconstructing Comics, who has lived in Tokyo for more than 25 years. They talk about the comics scene in Japan, how dominant manga is in Japan, and the problems with storing paper comics in a small apartment.

This is the second part of a Shortbox Showcase / Deconstructing Comics crossover. Earlier in the week, Em & Alan appeared on episode 542 of Deconstructing Comics, where they talked with Tim about the first volume of the 2015 volume of Power Man / Iron Fist.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

CRJ #022 - March 2017

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #022

March 2017

So what comics did Professor Alan read during March? How many were Rebirth books? How many were for the upcoming epic epic epic Quarter-Bin #100? How many were Manga-inspired takes on magical girls?

Listen to this exciting episode #22... and find out!

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

UBA #10 - GL/GA 85 & 86

Uncovering the Bronze Age #10 -- When Snowbirds Fall!

Not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an imaginary podcast!

This time around, Em talks about a truly classic comic book story. These stories tackle the twin scourges of drugs and bad mentoring. What gets abused more in this storyline: heroin, or Roy Harper? Listen to the episode .. and find out!

Green Lantern / Green Arrow #85 & 86, "Snowbirds Don't Fly" and "They Say It'll Kill Me ... But They Won't Way When," by Denny O'Neil, with art by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano, DC Comics, cover-dated Aug/Sep and Oct/Nov, 1971.

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Promo #1: Two True Freaks
Promo #2: The LanternCast

Music used in the episode in by Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Dead Artist Syndrome ... and someone else.

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CLASSIC UBA #2 - Detective 411 & Batman 232

Some of our early episodes have fallen off the iTunes feed, so here is another of our old classic episodes, back when Em did her solo show. It's Uncovering the Bronze Age #2!

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Em dives back into her coverage of the Bronze Age as she discusses two stories featuring The Dark Knight Detective, and the introduction of two favorite Batman antagonists.

"Into the Den of the Death-Dealers," by Dennis O'Neil, Bob Brown, & Dick Giordano, from Detective Comics #411.

AND

"Daughter of the Demon," by Dennis O'Neil, Neal Adams, & Dick Giordano, from Batman #232.

Can Batman topple an international crime ring, headed by a villain with a ridiculous name? Where exactly is Thailayinam? Will Batman be willing to work with the clearly villainous Ras al Ghul to rescue Robin and Talia? And just why is Batman so keen on dressing up as old Asian people!?!  Listen to the episode and find out!

Promo #1: Bailey's Batman Podcast
Promo #2: Flash Pulp
Promo #3: Ace Kilroy

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CLASSIC UBA #1 - Superman 233

Professor Alan could not get a new episode out this week. And since the earliest episodes have dropped off the iTunes feed, it seemed like a good idea to re-post an old classic episode! Here it is ... Uncovering the Bronze Age #1!
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Em makes her first foray into the Bronze Age of Comics with Superman 233: Superman Breaks Loose and the Kryptonite Nevermore Arc.
Denny O'Neil? Team Swanderson? SCIENCE?!
Awesome.


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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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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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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CRJ #020 - January 2017

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #020

January 2017

So what comics did Professor Alan read during January? Now that his Spring semester has started, has his comic book reading decreased? Or has his new digital friend Hoopla helped to pick up the slack?

Listen to this exciting episode #20... and find out!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

SS #049 - Shooting the Breeze

Shortbox Showcase #49 - Shooting The Breeze

In this episode, Emily & Professor Alan go over TONS of listener feedback, mostly about Rebirth, but also (of course) about comic book organizing. They also chat for a bit about 2016, and what they are anticipating for 2017.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

RGP #007 - Election 2016 Review

Can three people talk about the 2016 Presidential Election and barely mention James Comey, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, emails, Vladmir Putin, the Electoral College, gay marriage, and buckets of deplorables? Can they take an objective, analytical look at the craziest US election ever?

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Link: The Two True Freaks internet radio network, the home of our guests Chris Honeywell and Scott McGregor.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

QBP #089 - Doom 2099 11 - 13

Quarter-Bin Podcast #89

DOOM 2099 #11, #12, & #13, Marvel Comics, cover-dated November 1993, December 1993, and January 1994.

"Faith & Revival," "Fire & Reign," and "Harvest of a Quiet Eye," by John Francis Moore, with art by Pat Broderick, John Nyberg and (in issue #13) Alcatena.

What happens when Doom leaves the comfortable confines of Latveria for a trip to Wakanda? And what happens when he goes up against a newly-regenerated cybertronic warrior? And what happens when he goes up against a demon-possessed librarian? Listen to the episode and find out!

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Promo #1: Pop Culture Secret Origins
Promo #2: Who's Who in the Legion

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