Hey, we’re here this week too! In between episodes of me packing for my upcoming move, we’re looking at Thor v.2 #28, in which our hero and the Warriors Three do some New York City sight-seeing, Sif does some ruling, the Wrecker and his Wrecking Crew hang around in a cheap motel… in costume… and someone offers to “polish Thor’s helmet”…if you know what I mean… Don’t miss it!
Jim and Eric are joined by vacationing (and Birthday Boy) Reggie to pump out another week of DC Comic Reviews. They also talk about check out line issues, how Eric would edit the books and listen to plenty of fart sounds. Yes…fart sounds. Enjoy!
This 500TH individual episode features SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 76, April 1964, published on February 27, 1964 (26 years before my son’s birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢.The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.
– ELASTIC LAD AND HIS LEGION ROMANCES (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by John Forte. This was Siegel’s 79th silver age Superman Family story, and his 124th overall for the era. The story was reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 503, September 1983, published on June 2, 1983. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of $1.25. This issue was also the final issue of the series, which began as NEW COMICS, cover dated December 1935, published around November 2, 1935. It was the second series published by the company that would become DC Comics as we know it today, after NEW FUN COMICS 1, cover date February 1935, published on January 11, 1935.
– THE DEATH MARCH (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 164 (which continued the numbering of Jimmy Olsen’s title), the April/May 1974 issue, published on January 24, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¢.
– THE GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGG (8 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.
Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.
Next Episodes: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MAY 1964: PART I: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 141 (Mort Weisinger’s first issue as editor) & PART II: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 49!
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It’s a computer problems special! Part 5 of this compilation includes “The Lay of Vafthrudnir” from Ep. 126, “Thor’s Journey To Utgard” from Ep. 99, and “The Lay of Hymir” from Ep. 207! There are feats of strength! Lame Goats! Dead giants! Odin dickery! Thor going on a fishing trip! Good stuff, y’all!
Host Anthony Desiato continues his journey to comic book stores around the country with a visit to Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia. Amalgam and its owner, Ariell Johnson, have received considerable media coverage from both industry and mainstream outlets since the store opened in late 2015. Anthony asks Ariell about navigating the attention, using her platform to effect change on multiple levels within the industry, and operating two business within one.
Host Anthony Desiato continues his journey to comic book stores around the country with a visit to Midtown Comics in New York City. Anthony is joined by Ted Alexander (Store Manager, Downtown location) and Henry Varona (Marketing Assistant & Events Coordinator) to discuss how Midtown operates on such a large scale while still remaining a local comic book store. BONUS: Following his conversation with Ted and Henry, Anthony brings in Dan Greenfield (13th Dimension) to talk about the customer experience at Midtown.
It’s time for the only podcast crazy enough to go 10+ hours and live to tell the tale. Yep, after a short one last week (7+ hours!), Jim, Eric and the gang are back to party like it’s 2017. Enjoy!
Jim and Eric turn that spotlight on the big book of the week…Dark Days: The Casting. It’s a dense book that bothered Eric a little more than Jim and it’s up to you to pick who is right. It’s the fight of the century! Actually, it’s just a lot of talk and a little nonsense, but in the end, one thing is true…Eric said Duke would be “The Signal”.
Jim and Eric talk a little Nightwing #24…does a ton of villains equal a ton of fun? Let’s find out…
Host Anthony Desiato continues his journey to comic book stores around the country with a visit to Packrat Comics in Hilliard, OH. Packrat made industry news in early 2017 with a viral photo highlighting the problem of delinquent customers. Anthony welcomes owners Teresa and Jamie Colegrove to discuss the inspiration for (and reaction to) that photo, overcoming early struggles and staying positive, winning an Eisner Award, and much more. Making it a true double-date episode, Anthony’s wife, Stephanie, also joins in on the fun.