Monday, April 9, 2018

CRJ #034 - March 2018

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #034

March 2018

So what comics did Professor Alan read during February? How many were digital? How many were trades? How many were new, right off the shelves?

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Promo #1: Next Generation Monthly Monday
Promo #2: 90s Comics Retrial

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Friday, March 23, 2018

QBP #116 - Captain Victory 1 - 3

Quarter-Bin Podcast #116

Captain Victory & the Galactic Rangers 1 - 3, Pacific Comics, cover-dated November 1981, January 1982, & March 1982.

In celebration of The King's centennial year, we are looking at a creator-owned work from when Jack Kirby's stint in independent comics. How epic the story? How grand is the art?How unbridled is the King's imagination?

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Promo #1: GI Joe: A Real American Headcast
Promo #2: Improvised Weapons D&D Podcast

Next Episode: Flash 52, DC Comics, cover-dated July 1991. Happy tax day!

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Source: Akron Comic Con

Monday, March 12, 2018

RGP #011 - The Olllie's Grab Bag Episode

In this money-saving episode, Professor Alan talks about the 10-book comic grab bag he purchased at Ollie's Bargain Outlet, for the bargain price of $5.99. How varied were the books? Were any of them any good? Did he decide to keep one for future podcasting coverage? Listen to this bargain basement episode ... and find out!

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Link #1: Ollie's store locator
Link #2: Ben Avery's Comic Book Time Machine grab-bag episode

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Friday, March 2, 2018

CRJ #033 - February 2018

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #033

February 2018

So what comics did Professor Alan read during February? How many were gifts from lovely listeners? How many featured redheaded female title characters? How many were from various cheap boxes around the Central Ohio area?

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Promo #1: Coffee & Comics
Promo #2: RaD Adventures Network

Link: BJ Mendelson's Web Site
Link: Vengenace, Nevada, on Comixology
Link: Jeffrey Brown's The Valkyrie Quartet

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Friday, February 23, 2018

QBP #115 - Kobalt 14

Quarter-Bin Podcast #115

Kobalt 14, Milestone / DC Comics, cover-dated July (or maybe August) 1995.

"Glass Houses," by John Rozum, with art by Eric Battle, Rober Quijano, & Rus Sever.

What happens when Professor Alan journeys back to Dakota, to cover another book from the Milestone line? Can he figure out what's happening, and who the different characters are? Does he finds the story's attempts at excitement exciting? Does he find the attempts at humor humorous?

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Promo: Feathers & Foes Podcast
Link: Milestone episode of Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics



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Source: In The Ballpark


Friday, February 16, 2018

SS #057 - Black Lightning at 40

Shortbox Showcase #57 - Justice ... Like Lightning

In this electrifying new episode, Emily and Professor Alan talk about TV's newest super hero super star, Black Lightning. They cover his earliest comic appearances from the 1970s, as well as the new TV show on the CW Network. Which version do they prefer, the classic or the new?

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Promo: Questions? We Don't Have Answers podcast
Link: Trevor von Eeden on Facebook

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Friday, February 9, 2018

QBP #114 - Blood Syndicate 1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #114

Blood Syndicate 1, Milestone / DC Comics, cover-dated April 1993.

"America Eats Her Young," by Dwayne McDuffie & Ivan Velez Jr, with art by Trevor von Eeden & Andrew Pepoy.

Professor Alan heads to the Paris Island section of Dakota, and comes face to face with a super-powered gang. Does he make it out of "most dangerous municipality in America" alive? Do all of the characters in this comic make it out of this issue alive? Listen to this "Milestone" episode and find out!

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Promo: The Longbox Crusade

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Source: In The Ballpark

Thursday, February 1, 2018

CRJ #032 - January 2018

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #032

January 2018

So what comics did Professor Alan read during January? How many were Christmas presents? How many were 3-D comics? How many were from various cheap boxes around the Central Ohio area?

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Promo #1: Three Black Geeks
Promo #2: Straight Outta Gallifrey

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

QBP #113 - Dakota North 1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #113

Dakota North #1, Marvel Comics, cover-dated June 1986.

"Design for Dying," written by Martha Thomases, with art by Tony Salmons.

Who is the hot redhead on the motorcycle firing a gun on the cover? Will she be able to protect the fashion designer who has hired her? Will she be mistaken for a fashion model? And what does her father and annoying little brother have to do with all this?

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Promo: Trekker Talk

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Source: World's Greatest Comics

Monday, January 15, 2018

QBP #112 - DC Retroactive JLA the '70s

Quarter-Bin Podcast #112

DC Retroactive JLA the '70s, DC Comics, cover-dated September 2011.

"Justice League Prime," written by Cary Bates, with art by Gordon Purcell, Jose Marzan Jr. & Adam Smith.
and
"Where on Earth Am I?" written by Cary Bates & Elliot S! Maggin, with art by Dick Dillin & Frank McLaughlin.

What happens when comic book writers from our world visit worlds with superheroes? How does a 2011 version of a 1970s comic story relate to an actual comics form the 1970s? And what connection does Cary Bates have to Professor Alan?

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Promo #1: I'm The Gun
Promo #2: Task Force X

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Source: Unknown, signed by Mike W. Barr at Akron Comic Con, 2017.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Crossover Four Years in the Making!

You would think that Michael Carlyle and Professor Alan would cover the same coimcs more often. The fact that there have been so few overlaps between the Crapbox and the Quarter-Bin speaks to the sheer volume of comic books throughout the years that have been massively over-printed and tragically under-sold.

But when we overlap, it's an occasion to be celebrated!

Waaaayyyy back on Quarter-Bin 6, the Professor covered the first issue of the post-apocalyptic series "Hex." That episode can be found here. 

And today, Michael covers the very same book over on his blog. With lots and lots of pretty pictures. What did he think of the issue? Go over there and find out!



Monday, January 8, 2018

SS #056 - Our Year in Geek

Shortbox Showcase #56 - 2017: Our Years in Geek

Professor Alan & Em list their favorite geek moments (events? accomplishments?) of 2017, and talk a little bit about 2018 plans, as well. What geeky things did they do in public this year? What was Alan's geekiest day of the year? What family of podcasters can Em not stop talking about?

Join us in the shortbox ... and find out!

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Promo: DC: OCD

Link: The McElroy Empire of Podcasts
Link: Akron Comic Con
Link: Our Luther 500 episode of Dorkness to Light


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