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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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

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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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Monday, July 13, 2020

QBP #155 - Sam Hill, PI #7

Quarter-Bin Podcast #155

Sam Hill, PI #7, MLJ / Archie Comics, cover-dated August 1952.

There are no writing credits, but the art in all 4 stories was by Harry Lucey.

What happens when Professor Alan and guest Luke Jaconetti discuss a public domain private eye comic book from the early 1950s?

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Link: Luke Jaconetti's Earth Destruction Directive podcast
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Link: Comic Book Plus

Link: Sam Hill, PI Kindle novels

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Monday, July 6, 2020

CRJ #061 - June 2020

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #061

June 2020

So what comics did Professor Alan read during June? Just many funny books did Alan read during with the combination of Coronavirus self-isolation and only one Summer class to teach? Listen to the episode ... and find out!!!

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Monday, June 29, 2020

RGP #024 - Doomspeak - Doom vs Red Skull

DOOMSPEAK


Super-Villain Team-Up 10 - 12, Marvel Comics, cover-dated February - June 1977.

All the stories were written by Bill Mantlo, with art by Bob Hall & Don Perlin.

What happens when Red Skull uses solid Latverian technology to attempt to take over the world? Who will team up with Doom to stop the Skull? What role do Namor and Captain America take? And who is the Shroud?

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Monday, June 22, 2020

QBP #154 - Mighty Thor 20

Quarter-Bin Podcast #154

Mighty Thor 20, Marvel Comics, cover-dated August 2017.

"Baptism by Fire," was written by Jason Aaron, with art by Russell Dauterman and Valerio Schiti.

What happens when Professor Alan tackles a recent comic he picked up from his local library? How does Volstagg do as a babysitter? And what is it about the cover to this issue that DRIVES THE PROFESSOR BATTY ?!?!?

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