Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 136: DC Comics, Fart Sounds and Editor Eric

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!

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Radio Free Asgard 282

It’s Epsiode 282 Redux, as we recover from the Great HD Crash of ’17! In this episode we cover The Mighty Thor (v.2) #27, as Jurgens, Larsen, and Janson give us the second half of the Absorbing Man story! It’s a slug fest in a crumbling tenement with Jane Foster and Titania’s lives in the balance!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #368 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1964: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #76!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 76, April 1964!

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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.

Elsewhere in DC Comics, 31 titles carried the April or April/May 1964 cover date, according to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.

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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Radio Free Asgard Presents: The Complete Norse Mythology, Part 5

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!

My Comic Shop History 3.4: Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse

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.

Radio Free Asgard 281

This week we’re back to the start of the millennium with Thor v2 #26! The Absorbing Man is back! And he needs a doctor! Sif has *really* long fingers, Odin falls alseep again, Keith Kinkaid comes back long enough to be smacked in the face with a ball & chain! RFA! It’s what the doctor ordered!

My Comic Shop History 3.3: Midtown Comics

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.

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 132: DC Comics Rebirth, Dark Days: The Casting and Bird Seed Cereal

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!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Dark Days – The Casting #1

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”.

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Radio Free Asgard 280

This week we finish the first story arc of the current Mighty Thor series with issue #5! It’s Thor vs. Odin, mostly in the background, with a lot of other stuff going on! Malekith gets married! Freyja gets stabbed! The Warriors Three get ignored! Nuff said, True Believers!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Nightwing #24

Jim and Eric talk a little Nightwing #24…does a ton of villains equal a ton of fun?  Let’s find out…

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Radio Free Asgard 279

It’s a mythology show this week, as we cover two tales from Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of the Norse Myths, “Mimir’s Head and Odin’s Eye” and “The Treasures of the Gods” – We’ve heard the tales before, but not quite like this, so check em out!

My Comic Shop History 3.2: Packrat Comics

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.

Radio Free Asgard 277

This week we look at Mighty Thor #3! Girl Thor faces off against Lady Loki in the general vicinity of a building with a very female shape! Freyja faces trial! Alfheim gets bombed! The crowd of Lokis goes wild! Co-starring Tom Hiddleston as Loki McPubeface. Nuff said!

My Comic Shop History 3.1: Aw Yeah Comics

Host Anthony Desiato embarks upon a season-long, cross-country journey to explore comic book stores and meet the people behind the counter. In the season premiere, Anthony visits Aw Yeah Comics (locations in Harrison, NY; Skokie, IL; and Muncie, IN) to speak with owner/manager Marc Hammond about launching and maintaining a family of stores, navigating different markets, and cultivating a sense of community for customers and fans.