Monday, May 23, 2022

QBP #183 - Free Comic Book Day 2022

Quarter-Bin Podcast #183

Free Comic Book Day 2022

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? 

 
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Music for this episode is the song "Symphonic Vision," by (I think) the band of the same name, who I can find no trace of on the Internet.


Next Episode: Creatures on the Loose 26, Marvel Comics, cover-dated November 1973.

Link: World's Greatest Comics

Link: Krazzy Comics

Link: Capital City Comics

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

QBP #182 - Ms Tree #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #182

Ms. Tree's Thrilling Detective Adventures #1, Eclipse Comics, cover-dated February 1983, for #CrimeComicsMonth.

"Death Do Us Part," written by Max Allan Collins, with art by Terry Beatty.

What happens when Professor Alan tackles a gritty, street-level, noir detective story? Does he make it out alive? Does anyone?

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Promo: To The Batpoles!

Link: Max Allan Collins' website

Next Episode: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2022!

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Source: The Akron Comicon

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

CRJ #083 - April 2022

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #083

APRIL 2022

So what comics did Professor Alan read during April, a 5-Saturday month? How many were sent in by generous listeners? And how many celebrated #HumorComicsMonth? Listen to the episode AND FIND OUT!!!

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Promo: Palace of Glittering Delights

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

QBP #181 - Net Brand Echh #13

Quarter-Bin Podcast #181 

Not Brand Echh #13, Marvel Comics, cover-dated May 1969, for #HumorComicsMonth

Many stories, written by Roy Thomas and friends, with art by Marie Severin and many other members of the Marvel Bullpen.

What happens when Professor Alan tackles the flagship humor title of the early Marvel Age of comics? Does he laugh? Ever? Even once? Or does he spend the whole episode ROTFL-ing?

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Promo: Earth Destruction Directive

Next Episode: Ms Tree's Thrilling Adventures #1, Renegade Comics, cover-dated February 1983, for #CrimeComicsMonth

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Source: Half-Price Books

Monday, April 4, 2022

CRJ #082 - March 2022

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #082

March 2022

So what comics did Professor Alan read during March, as the weather bounced back and forth between Winter & Spring? And how many celebrated #GlobalComicsMonth? Listen to the episode AND FIND OUT!!!

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Promo: Once Upon a Geek

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

RGP #038 - Doom 2000 #24 & #25

DOOMPEAK

DOOM 2099 #24 & 25, Marvel Comics, cover-dated December 1994 & January 1995.

"Island of Lost Souls,"  and "Fables of the Deconstruction," written by John Francis Moore and Warren Ellis, with art in both by Pat Broderick and John Nyberg.

What happens when Doom faces down Doom as they battle over who is actually Doom? Two Dooms enter, one Doom leaves. What does Professor Alan think about the end of this first era of the title?

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Promo: Fan Film Friday

Next Time: Probably something other than Doom 2099, probably a What-If issue of some kind.

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Friday, March 11, 2022

QBP #180 - The Elsewhere Prince #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #180

Moebius' Airtight Garage: The Elsewhere Prince #1,  Epic Comics, cover-dated May 1990, for #GlobalComicsMonth

"1st Sonnet: The Jouk,"story by Moebius, script by Jean-Marc L'officier, with art by Eric Shanower.

What happens when an artist joins a group of soldiers and embarks upon the adventure of his lifetime? And what will he do when he comes to face to face with a really ugly huge beetle?

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Promo: Who's Editing

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Source: Half-Price Books