This week the guys are joined by the creative mind behind the syndicated comic strip Sour Grapes, Tim Jones! This is the first time we’ve had a comic strip creator on the show so the guys are full of questions. They also they give the latest updates on #NerdMadness and talk some Marvel and DC news. Plus John has ANOTHER Hans Zimmer melt down. All this and much, much more, enjoy!
Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova review two classic graphic novels from Green Lantern history in episode 136 of The Podcast of Oa. Phil leads a discussion on the three issue Elseworlds Green Lantern: Evil’s Might series about a Green Lantern set in 19th century New York City where Kyle Rayner tries to come to terms with the social injustice and government corruption of the era while trying to get away from a life as a part of the street gangs preying on the innocent. Myron follows up with a conversation about the 2002 graphic novel Green Lantern Legacy: The Last Will and Testament of Hal Jordan, a book where Hal Jordan’s closest friend, Tom Kalmaku, tries to come to terms with Hal’s legacy and death while dealing with an unusual inheritance that draws the attention of everyone from the Justice League to Parallax to a Dark Lantern bent on destruction. Phil and Myron also have a number of listener emails that they respond to, giving some recommendations on other podcast and then trying to talk about the politicization of modern comics fandom without ticking anyone off.
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This time, we have an epic battle as Surtur and his fiery horde attack Oslo, Norway! Meanwhile, Thor is stuck in Baron Zemo’s hat, Thor’s goats are crispy critters, and Tarene spends some quality time with Lara Croft! Plus, the secret of Keith Kincaid is nearly revealed!
Thor takes on the villains alone, the Wasp takes on the X-Men, and the rest of our heroes have a mountain dropped on top of them. That must mean it’s time for issue #4 of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars.
Daredevil: Born Again came out in 1986, when US mainstream comics were changing in ways that now are either taken for granted or now look a bit antiquated (so much story in so few pages!). Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli were making their mark. But does their storytelling style hold up 33 years later? How does it look alongside Miller’s contemporaneous The Dark Knight Returns? Koom and Rob discuss this classic story arc from Daredevil #226-233.
John and James discuss ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #8 by DC, AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #4 by Marvel and ECLIPSE #13 by IMAGE COMICS.
00:44 DC: ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #8
15:30 Marvel: AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #4
29:45 Other: ECLIPSE #13 [IMAGE COMICS]
40:24 General discussion
57:08 Next Week Promo
57:18 Wrap up
57:48 End of episode.
SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 88, October 1965, was published on August 26, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Sheldon Moldoff as the inker.
– (2:55) MY PULL LIST featuring the comic books cover dated April 2019 and released during the month of February, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.
– (13:10) THE SWINGING SUPERMAN (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Milt Snappin.
– (29:45) JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.
– (37:36) THE RIDDLE OF THE OLSEN STATUE (8 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel, drawn by George Papp and lettered by Vivian Berg.
– (51:15) JIMMY OLSEN, WORLD’S HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION (8 pgs.), written by Otto Binder, pencilled by John Forte, inked by Sheldon Moldoff according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits George Klein as the inker. The story was lettered by Ira Schnapp.
Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED NOVEMBER 1965: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 153, PART II: SUPERMAN 181, PART III: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 61 & PART IV: ACTION COMICS 330!
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It’s here at last! For the Love of Indie #92! It’s all back too, the Kickstarter, the new releases, the comics about camaraderie, sex, liberating animals. eternal turtles and so much more, all right here. Listen in to hear about:
Hicotea (Nightlights vol. 2)
Dark Red #1
Invisible Kingdom #1
Coda vol. 1