Friday, June 11, 2021

QBP #169 - Police Action #2

Quarter-Bin Podcast #169

Police Action #2, Atlas Comics, cover-dated April 1975.

"Taxi 2147 is Missing," by Gary Friedrich, with art by Mike Sekowsky & Al McWilliams. 

and 

"Whatever Happened to Luke Malone?" by Gary Friedrich, with art by Mike Ploog and Frank Springer.

What happens when Professor Alan visits New York City in 1975? Does he get mugged? Taken hostage? Does he make it out alive?

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Promo: What the Frell?

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

CRJ #072 - May 2021

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #072

May 2021

So what comics did Professor Alan read during May? How many were related to the MLJ Archie heroes? How many were read via the Hoopla digital app? How many were purchased for a quarter, or less? Listen to the episode AND FIND OUT!!!

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Friday, May 21, 2021

RGP #032 - Doom 2099 #17 & 18

DOOMPEAK

DOOM 2099 #17 & 18, Marvel Comics, cover-dated May & June 1994.

"Radian and Reunion," and "Communion," both written by John Francis Moore, with an assist in issue 17 for Peter David, with art in both by Pat Broderick and John Nyberg.

What happens when Doom inserts himself into a First Contact scenario? What classic sci-fi plot elements occur in this issue? And why would an alien sport a golden unibrow?

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

QBP #168 - Cases of Sherlock Holmes 14

Quarter-Bin Podcast #168

The Cases of Sherlock Holmes 14, Renegade Press, cover-dated July 1988.

"The Navel Treaty, Part 2" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Dan Day.

What happens when Professor Alan invites not one, but TWO guests on to the show? What was his motive? What was he thinking? Who rang the bell in his office? Can anyone solve the mystery?

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Source: Half Price Books

Saturday, May 1, 2021

CRJ #071 - April 2021


Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #071

April 2021

So what comics did Professor Alan read during April? Was there actually a new one, right off the shelves? How many were nominated for Harvey or Eisner Awards? How many were completely coverless? Listen to the episode AND FIND OUT!!!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

QBP #167 - The Jaguar Annual #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #167

The Jaguar Annual #1, !mpact Comics, cover-dated July 1992.

"Silent Winged Death" by William Messner-Loebs, with art by Scott Collins & Andrew Pepoy.

And 2 backup stories.

What does Professor think of his second deep-dive into the !mpact Line of Comics? How many of these three stories tie into the Earth Quest event? Do we learn anything about the Earth Quest event? Where do these stories fall on the Comet - Web scale?

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Monday, April 12, 2021

QBP #166 - The Comet #1 & The Web #2

 Quarter-Bin Podcast #166

The Comet #1 & The Web #2, !Mpact Comics, cover-dated July 1991 & October 1991, respectively.

"First Flight," by Mark Waid & Tom Lyle.

"Within the Web." by Len Strazewksi, with art by Tom Artis and Bill Wray.

What does Professor Alan make of his first experience with the !mpact Comics Line? Were these hero origin stories up to the standards he has come to expect? Or do they fall short? Or is it a split decision?

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

CRJ #070 - March 2021


Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #070

March 2021

So what comics did Professor Alan read during March? Was there actually a new one, right off the shelves? How many featured female lead characters? How many were sci-fi books? Listen to the episode AND FIND OUT!!!

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Dr. Anj's Lori Lemaris post on Sir Martin's blog

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

RGP #031 - The Punisher 28 & 29

Relatively Geeky Presents #30: Merry Marvel MARCH-ing Society: Acts of Vengeance

The Punisher 28 & 29, Marvel Comics, cover-dated Mid December 1989 and January 1990.

Both stories written by Mike Baron, with art by Bill Reinhold & Mark Farmer.

What happens when Doom takes on The Punisher, a character who has never faced him before? Who has the advantage? And who is the real Doom, and who is the Doombot, and who is the pretender?

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Monday, March 15, 2021

QBP #165 - Shatter Special

Quarter-Bin Podcast #165

Shatter Special,  First Comics, cover-dated June 1985.

Untitled story written by Peter B .Gillis, with (computerized) art by Michael Saenz.

What does the Professor think of this, "The First Computerized Comic?" Does this futuristic sci-fi detective story hold up? And how does this reflect the Professor's college years?

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Friday, March 5, 2021

CRJ #069 - February 2021

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #069

February 2021

So what comics did Professor Alan read during February? How many were romance comics in celebration of Valentines Day and #RomanceComicsMonth? Were any new books, right off the spinner rack? Listen to the episode to find out!

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Monday, February 22, 2021

RGP #030 - Doomspeak: Doctor Doom 10

DOOMSPEAK

Doctor Doom #10, Marvel Comics, cover-dated February 2021.

"Bedford Falls,"written by Christopher Cantwell, with art by Salvador Larroca.

What happens when Doctor Doom has a sit-down with his alternate self, the version of himself he has seen in dreams? And what role does Reed Richards have in the destruction of billions? Listen to the episode and find out!

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Friday, February 12, 2021

QBP #164 - The Brave & The Bold 130

Quarter-Bin Podcast #164

The Brave & The Bold #130, DC Comics, cover-dated October 1976.

 "Death at Rainbow's End," written by Bob Haney, with art by Jim Aparo.

What happens when Batman teams up with two hero buddies to take on two villains in a strange and distant land? Exactly how zany does Bob Haney get in this story? And what does guest Rob Myers think about all this?

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Link: Rob's podcast Robin: Everyone Loves the Drake

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

CRJ #068 - January 2021


Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #068

January 2021

So what comics did Professor Alan read during January? How many were tie-in to a recent Spider-Man event? How many featured an iron-hearted tech CEO? How many related to the inauguration?

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Friday, January 22, 2021

QBP #163 - Spider-Man Megazine #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #163

Spider-Man Megazine #1, Marvel Comics, cover-dated October 1994.

Reprints of:

Amazing Spider-Man 16

Marvel Team-Up #1

Amazing Spider-Man 224 & 225



What happens when

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Promo #1: A World on Fire: An All-Star Squadron Podcast

Promo #2: Earth Destruction Directive

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

RGP #029 - Doomspeak: Doctor Doom 8 & 9

DOOMSPEAK

Doctor Doom #8 & #9, Marvel Comics, cover-dated December 2020 & January 2021.

"Peace in the Valley" and "The Windmills of My Mind," both written by Christopher Cantwell, with art by Salvador Larroca.

What happens when Doctor Doom is given the chance to save the world? Does Reed Richards just stand by and let that happen? What do you think? Listen to the episode and find out!

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Next Time: Doctor Doom #10, the last issue of the title, which was released December 23.

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