Thursday, April 11, 2024

QBP #205 - Kong on the Planet of the Apes #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #205

Kong of the Planet of the Apes #1, Boom! Studios, cover-dated November 2017.

The untitled story was written by Ryan Ferrier, with art by Carlos Magno.

What happens when Professor Alan celebrates J L Ape-ril 2024 by covering a crossover of two ape-tastic properties? Just how bananas does this issue get?

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Promo: The Bat-Pod

Next Episode: Free Comic Book Day 2024!

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The Outcasters, Resurrections, Dial F for Flanger, The Bat-Pod. Coffee & Comics, The Fanholes, Once Upon a Geek, Campus Comics Cast, & Married with Content

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Friday, March 29, 2024

E&E #013 - Betty Cooper, Super Sleuther

 Alan's Eyes & Ears #013 - Betty Cooper, Girl Detective

In this 13th episode of Eyes & Ears, Professor Alan covers feedback before launching into n analysis of 2 stories featuring "Betty Cooper, Super Sleuther."

In addition to discussing the two stories, the Professor analyzes them as "girl detective" stories, using a rubric for the genre developed by Lake Erie College's Jennifer Swartz-Levine.

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Friday, March 22, 2024

QBP #204 - Ms Tree #9

Quarter-Bin Podcast #204

Ms. Tree #9,  Eclipse Comics, cover-dated August 1984.

The untitled story was written by Max (Allan) Collins, with art by Terry Beatty.

What happens when Professor Alan investigates a mysterious death at a mountain resort that may be related to a 30-year-old crime?

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Promo: The Huntress Podcast

Next Episode: Kong of the Planet of the Apes #1, Boom! Studios, cover-dated November 2017.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

E&E #012 - DC Super-Heroine Moments, pt 2

Alan's Eyes & Ears #012 - DC's Greatest Super-Heroines Moments

In this 12th episode of the podcast, Alan is joined by 3 more wonderful guests (Doctor Anj, the Lady Laurel, and Sir Luke) to discuss sections of the 2018 hardcover book, DC Comics Super Heroines: 100 Greatest Moments, edited by Robert Greenberger. This episode is the second of a two-part series.

Characters covered in this episode are Supergirl, the Birds of Prey, & Hawkgirl / Hawkwoman.

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Promo: Finding Fantasy Reads

Link #1: Dr Anj's Supergirl-focused blog

Link #2: Laurel's Birds of Prey podcast

Link #3: Luke's Earth Destruction Destruction podcast

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Friday, March 8, 2024

QBP #203 - Patsy Walker aka Hellcat! #1


Quarter-Bin Podcast #203

Patsy Walker aka Hellcat! #1, Marvel Comics, cover-dated February 2016.

The untitled story was written by Kate Leth, with art by Brittney Williams.

What happens when Professor Alan tackles a light-hearted comic, one with a gentle fun tone? Does he enjoy it, or is his cold cold heart unmoved? And how do elements in this issue compare to similar elements from the book he covered last time?

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Next Episode: Ms Tree 9 , Eclipse Comics, cover-dated August 1984.

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Friday, March 1, 2024

E&E #011 - DC Super-Heroine Moments, pt 1

Alan's Eyes & Ears #011 - DC's Greatest Super-Heroines Moments

In this 11th episode of the podcast, Alan is joined by 3 wonderful guests (Ms Stella, the Irredeemable Shagg, & Martin Gray) to discuss sections of the 2018 hardcover book, DC Comics Super Heroines: 100 Greatest Moments, edited by Robert Greenberger. This episode is the first of a two-part series.

Characters covered in this episode are Barbara Gordon, Ice & Fire, (Killer) Frost, Saturn Girl, & Princess Projectra.

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Link #1: Stella's Batgirl to Oracle podcast

Link #2: Shagg's Fire & Water Network

Link #3: Martin's Too Dangerous for a Girl blog

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Doomspeak #52 - Blade #2

DOOMSPEAK

Blade #2, Marvel Comics, cover-dated December 2006.

"Bargains in Time" by Marc Guggenheim, with art by Howard Chaykin.

What happens when Doom wants Blade to go back in time to save Doom's mommy from vampires? Will the Daywalker agree? And did Doom really know how all of this would work out, from his safe spot within his mommy's belly?

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Promo: Mike's Comic Book Roadshow

Next Time: Maybe the upcoming Doom one-shot. Or maybe Doom 2099 34 & 35, cover-dated October & November 1995. We'll see.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

E&E 010 - Book of Shadows: Movie Countdown II

Alan's Eyes & Ears #010 - Movie Countdown II

In this new episode of this podcast endeavor, Alan begins by covering feedback from a bunch of prior episodes.

After that, movie buff Dr Anj joins the Professor to talk about the final 21 movies that he (Alan) watched during 2023, counting them down to #1! 

Where do the first 2 James Bond films rank? Or the third and fourth Indiana Jones films? How about the first 3 Expendables films? What about 42? Dredd? Speed Racer?

And what is the Professor's favorite vampire movie of all time?

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Link: Anj's Supergirl-themed blog

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Monday, February 5, 2024

QBP #202 - S.W.O.R.D. #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #201

S.W.O.R.D. #1, Marvel Comics, cover-dated February 2021.

"Mysterium," by Al Ewing, with art by Valerio Schiti.

What happens when Professor Alan FINALLY covers a comic book from the 2020s? And a book from the X-world, at that?

And what does an evil kind and loving AI have to do with the production of this episode?

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Promo: Up From the Ashes

Next Episode: Patsy Walker aka Hellcat #1, Marvel Comics, cover-dated December 2015.

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

QBP #201 - The Green Hornet Golden Age Remastered #6

Quarter-Bin Podcast #201

Green Hornet Golden Age Remastered #6, Dynamite Entertainment, cover-dated 2010. Stories reprinted from Green Hornet Comics #4, Helnit Publishing, 1940.

5 stories, all by Green Hornet creator Fran Striker, with art credited to Bert Whitman Associates.

What happens when Professor Alan heads back to the Golden Age of Comics, to cover stories based on radio dramas?

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Promo: Comics for Fun & Profit

Next Episode: S.W.O.R.D. #1, Marvel Comics, February 2021.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

E&E 009 - Christmas 2023 & the Puerto Rico Collection

Alan's Eyes & Ears #009 - Christmas 2023 & the Puerto Rico Collection

In this 9th episode of the podcast, Alan discusses how he spent is Christmas vacation -- which includes a college football Bowl game, visiting buddies, and receiving an EPIC Christmas present from his family.

And to discuss that Christmas present, the ever-popular Em stops by to tell tales of all the secret, behind-the-scenes intrigue.

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Promo:Hey Kids, Comics!

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Monday, January 8, 2024

Doomspeak #051 - Doom 2099 32 & 33

DOOMSPEAK

DOOM 2099 #32 & 33, Marvel Comics, cover-dated August & September 1995.

"Rise" and "Fall," both written by Warren Ellis. The art in issue 32 was by John Royle & Scott Koblish, and in issue 33 was from Steve Pugh & Scott Koblish.

What happens when Doom's peaceful and hopeful takeover of America is opposed by opposing forces of opposition???

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Promo: Who's Editing?

Next Time: Blade #2, cover-dated December 2006.

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