Friday, September 16, 2022

QBP #186 - Camelot 3000 #1 & #2

 Quarter-Bin Podcast #186

Camelot 3000 #1 & #2, DC Comics, cover-dated December 1982 & January 1983, for #FantasyComicsMonth.

"The Past & Future King" and "Many are Called," both written by Mike W Barr, with art by Brian Bolland.

What happens when Professor Alan heads to the future to discuss a hero from the past? And why does he become fixated on the number of nations in the year 3000.

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Friday, September 2, 2022

CRJ #087 - August 2022


Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #087

August 2022

So what comics did Professor Alan read last month? How many were part of #JackKirbyMonth? How many were based on the back-to-school calendar? How many were just ... you know, regular old comic books? Listen to the episode AND FIND OUT!!!

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Monday, August 22, 2022

RGP #041 - What If? 52

DOOMPEAK

What If? volume 2, Issue 52, Marvel Comics, cover-dated August 1993.

"What If Doom Became Sorcerer Supreme?", by Dan Slott, with art by Manny Galan and Mark Stegbauer.

What happens when  #BigComic presents an "imaginary story" in which Doctor Doom accomplishes (some of) his ultimate goals? Is this one of the few What If stories that ends with a happy ending?

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

RGP #040 - The Origin of Doctor Doom!

DOOMPEAK

Fantastic Four Annual #2, Marvel Comics, cover-dated 1964.

"The Origin of Doctor Doom," by Jack Kirby & Stan Lee..

What happens when former Fantastic Four podcaster Andy Leyland shows up to discuss the original version of Doctor Doom's origin story, from all the way back in 1964? Is proper respect shown for the great Latverian leader? How much of this origin has been redacted over the years by #BigComic?

And Happy Jack Kirby Month!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

CRJ #086 - July 2022

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #086

July 2022

So what comics did Professor Alan read last month? How many were from cheap bins? And how many focused on saloons, shootouts, owlhoots, and marshals, as part of #WesternComicsMonth? Listen to the episode AND FIND OUT!!!

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Monday, July 25, 2022

SS #069 - Return & Announcement

Shortbox Showcase #69 - Feedback, Return, and an Announcement

In this episode, Em and Professor Alan give an update about where they have been for the last 20 months, go over some epic listener feedback, and close the show with a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT regarding the FUTURE OF THIS PODCAST!


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Friday, July 15, 2022

QBP #185 - All-Star Western 23

Quarter-Bin Podcast #185

All-Star Western #23, DC Comics, cover-dated October 2013, for #WesternComicsMonth.

"Man Out Of Time," written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Moritat.

What happens when Professor Alan is joined by the Irredeemable Shagg to talk about the New 52 adventures of one of comic's leading Western characters???

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

CRJ #085 - June 2022

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #085

June 2022

So what comics did Professor Alan read last month? How many were from cheap bins? And how many focused on barbarians, spies, and other similar characters, as part of #AdventureComicsMonth? Listen to the episode AND FIND OUT!!!

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Monday, June 27, 2022

QBP #184 - Creatures on the Loose 26

Quarter-Bin Podcast #184

Creatures on the Loose #26, Marvel Comics, cover-dated November 1973, for #AdventureComicsMonth.

"Tower of the Serpent-Women," written by Gardner Fox, with art by Val Mayerick & Wayne Howard. Adapted from the novel by Lin Carter.

What happens when Professor Alan is joined by Billy D to talk about one of comic's Top Ten All-Time Barbarians!!!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

RGP #039 - Grab Bags!

Relatively Geeky Presents -- The Grab Bag Show!

What happens when Professor Alan gives up his miserly ways and spends almost $11 on 3 blind-bags of comics? Sixteen total comics (well, fifteen, to be honest) are discussed in this episode!

How many were duplicates? How many had he read before? How many star his long-time comic book crush? And how many feature dudes with epic ponytails?

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Promo: Two True Freaks

Link: Ollie's Bargain Outlet


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Friday, June 3, 2022

CRJ #084 - May 2022

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #084

May 2022

So what comics did Profess month? How many were sent in by generous listeners? And how many celebrated #CrimeComicsMonth? Listen to the episode AND FIND OUT!!!

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Promo: The Huntress Podcast

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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.


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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

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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

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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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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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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

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

CRJ #081 - February 2022


Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #081

February 2022

So what comics did Professor Alan read during February, as the new semester starts up? How many were from the Hoopla digital app? And how many celebrated #RomanceComicsMonth? Listen to the episode AND FIND OUT!!!

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Promo: Dear Reader

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Monday, February 14, 2022

QBP #179 - Vision & Scarlet Witch #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #179

Vision & Scarlet Witch #1, Marvel Comics, cover-dated October 1985, for #RomanceComicsMonth

Untitled story, or maybe "Lovers," written by Steve Englehart, with art by Richard Howell & Andy Mushynsky.

What happens when a relationship expert and 'shipper extraordinaire Stella stops by to talk about one of Marvel Comics leading (albeit strange) couples? Does she approve of mutant - synthezoid relationships? Does she let Professor Alan get a word in edgewise? Does she even believe that he paid a quarter for this comic?

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Link to Professor Alan's appearance on Required Reading #50, discussing his favorite novel of all time, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy. 

Link to Stella's Batgirl to Oracle podcast

Link to prior Quarter-Bin Podcast episode covering the start of the 1982 Vision and Scarlet Witch mini-series.

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Source: In the Ballpark

Friday, February 4, 2022

CRJ #080 - January 2022

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #080

January 2022

So what comics did Professor Alan read during January, as the new semester starts up? How many were from the Hoopla digital app? And how many celebrated #SciFiComicsMonth? (Spoiler: LOTS of them!) 
 
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Promo: The Weird Warriors Podcast

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Monday, January 24, 2022

RGP #037 - Doom 2099 22 & 23

DOOMPEAK

DOOM 2099 #22 & 23, Marvel Comics, cover-dated October & November 1994.

"The Narrow World,"  and "Seize the Day," written by John Francis Moore, with art in both by Pat Broderick and John Nyberg.

What happens when Doom decides to expand the boundaries of his rule? Which old enemy from earlier in the series re-appears? And what of this other fella who claims to ALSO be Doctor Doom?

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

QBP #178 - Eternity Smith 3

Quarter-Bin Podcast #178

Eternity Smith #3, Hero Comics, cover-dated November 1987.

"Death Masque," and "The Threat of the Sensuous Siren," both written by Dennis Mallonee, with art by Rick Hoberg & E.R. Cruz.

What happens when a terrorist plots to take out the San Diego Comic-Con? Can a time-traveling action hero and his daughter save the Con?

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Promo: What the Frell?

Link to Eternity Smith Print-on-Demand comics.

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Source:Dave's Comics in Richmond, Virginia, circa 1987 or 1988.