Komicskast – #92 – THOR – Journey Into Mystery 89 – 94

Join Mr. Lyle Tucker, Van Reid, and myself Bruce Rosenberger, as we re-examine the next six Thor stories from Journey Into Mystery issues 89 through 94. After we provide a synopsis for each story, we examine the stories and art, and we try to track the genesis of a great character while also putting the stories into Marvel’s Historical Perspective.

(BTW- if you’ve got a copy of the first Thor Marvel Masterworks, the first Thor Essentials, or a subscription to the new Marvel Comics Digital Comics site, it might be helpful to have the book or website on hand as we do occasionally reference panels and pages in various stories.)

We encourage you to comment on this episode in one of several ways:

You can send email or audio comments to: komicskast@gmail.com

Or you can leave a comment on the KomicsKast blog page

Or Comment on the KomicsKast forumat the Comic Forums, generously donated by the kind folks at Comic Geek Speak

We’d love to hear from you!

Komicskast – #91 – Iron Man – Tales of Suspense 39 – 44

Join Stephen, Jon Hook, and myself, as we go in depth on the first six issues of Iron Man in Tales of Suspense 39 – 44.

In this episode we break the issues down with a synopsis of the story, and the folks involved in creating that particular issue. We discuss what else was going on in the Marvel universe at the time, and the good and bad things that make the issue what it is.

Our friends Michael and Shane at the Comic Book Cast were actually two weeks ahead of us in posting a very similar series of shows featuring the Avengers. Please check them out, I found them very entertaining!

Marvel, Month by Month is the website that we’ve been using to help gather information as to what’s been going on in the Marvel Universe.

And of course, no comics research project would be complete without information from the wonderful Grand Comic Book Database.

Join us next week on KK 92 when Lyle, Van, and I, tackle the second batch of Thor stories from Journey Into Mystery 89 – 94.

Please comment at our KomicsKast forums graciously supplied by the folks at Comic Geek Speak.

KomicsKast – #90 – THOR – Journey Into Mystery 83 – 88

Join Mr. Lyle Tucker, Van Reid, and myself Bruce Rosenberger, as we re-examine the first six Thor stories from Journey Into Mystery issues 83 through 88. After we provide a synopsis for each story, we examine the stories and art, and we try to track the genesis of a great character while also putting the stories into Marvel’s Historical Perspective.

We’re just three guys who first discovered Thor over 40 years ago, but we hope that you’ll join us for the first of what we hope will be many, episodes as we try to define what makes this great character great.

(BTW- if you’ve got a copy of the first Thor Marvel Masterworks, the first Thor Essentials, or a subscription to the new Marvel Comics Digital Comics site, it might be helpful to have the book or website on hand as we do occasionally reference panels and pages in various stories.)

We encourage you to comment on this episode in one of several ways:

You can send email or audio comments to: komicskast@gmail.com

Or you can leave a comment on the KomicsKast blog page

Or Comment on the KomicsKast forumat the Comic Forums, generously donated by the kind folks at Comic Geek Speak

We’d love to hear from you!

The BOP (Bottom of the Pile) December 2, 2007 – Amish Joggers and Girl Cooties!

HERO for the holidays, find out how to donate atthe Comics Podcast Network.

Besides out normal chat about what comics we bought, and what’s on “the bottom of our piles” we discuss Amish Joggers, and the, once very serious, disease of girl cooties.

A great online article about Jack Cole’s Betsy and Me.

The Victorian Horrors of Old Mauch Chunk

A website devoted to the classic Dan Dare comics.

The BOP (Bottom of the Pile) November 25, 2007

Stephen and I wonder aloud, what Jon does on these long weekends that he takes so often! We’ve got out own ideas! Then we talk about the comics we bought this week, HERO for the holidays, Marvels new digital online comics, and Beowulf.

The BOP (Bottom of the Pile) November 18, 2007

Stephen, Jon, and I, discuss the comics we bought this week.

We also discuss Beowolf, and 3D movies in general.

Lastly, Jon tells us about some really disturbing toys that he ran into in a national restaurant chain’s gift shop!

The BOP (Bottom of the Pile) November 11, 2007

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Jon’s away on another secret mission but Stephen and I somehow still manage to talk for an hour and a half about what we bought this past week (and a few things we bought this week that came out on previous weeks). Interesting how two guys with similar tastes can differ in taste so much! We also digress several times and talk about the production of the recent Swamp Spirit production that both of us had a hand in…

The BOP (Bottom of the Pile) October 28, 2007

As always on the BOP (bottom of the pile) Stephen, Jon, and I talk about the comics we bought this past week, and the highlights thereof.

Then we get into a discussion on “writing for the trade,” and writing as a movie storyboard.

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Orphan Toons Podcast 2 The Bosko-Cast

Come join Kevin Wollenweber and me, Rachel Newstead, as we discuss our favorite song and dance man…Bosko?? Yes, that forgotten Looney Tunes and MGM star had some musical chops, and we take an in-depth look at some of Bosko’s best “musical” toons.

Be sure to visit the blog The Home For Orphan Toons at http://orphan-toons.blogspot.com. (Don’t forget the hyphen between “orphan” and “toons”–unfortunately I did, when I gave the URL at the beginning of the podcast).

Speaking of Heroes… Season Two Episode Three

Stephen, Jon, and I talk about the latest episode of NBC’s Heroes, Season Two, Episode Three, as we spin this segment off into its own podcast.

SPOILER WARNING – If you haven’t watched the show, you may not want to listen to this episode, because we talk about the whole show.

You’ve been warned! Don’t say we didn’t tell you!

KomicsKast – 87 – Nightwing and Flamebird – Golden Age Goodness!

So you think that you know who Nightwing is, eh? Jon Hook joins me to discuss the original Silver Age Nightwing, and his partner Flamebird. We recount the first appearance and then advise you as to where you can find that story, and the subsuquent appearances of the Dynamic Duo of Kandor!

Curiously, we’ve been talking about doing this episode for some time now, and I’m beginning to wonder if DC has my computer tapped, because this week you can pick up a traded edition of the stories of the Bottle City of Kandor.

http://www.dccomics.com/graphic_novels/?gn=8005

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Komicskast – #76 News, San Diego Con, and BOPs!

Jon ditches us to hang out with his best friend! Stephen and I try to hide our grief while we discuss:

Scott Cerderlund’s one stop comics blog: wednesdayshaul.com

One stop Comic Podcast Blog: wednesdayshaul.com/comicpodcasts

Derek Cowards amazing Podcast Wiki: comicbooknoise.com/wiki

Comics Podcast Crossover #15 on the way!

Toon-atics Episode #2 on the way!

Newsarama.com: Tons of Comics news, some of which we discuss on the show.

We discuss our BOPs (the bottom of our piles).

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, Published by First Second books.

Komicskast – #73 – Lee Kirby version of FF meet Silver Surfer, BOP

Bruce recounts Fantastic Four issues 48 – 50, the Stan Lee & Jack Kirby version of the first meeting of the Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer, and Galactus. WARNING: If you consider my telling you the story of a 40 year old comic book, then this is spoiler filled! BEWARE, LISTEN AT YOUR OWN PERIL! Thanks to Chris Marshall at the Collected Comics Library podcast for research help with this segment.

We follow that with Scott Cederlunds first audition for a celebrity host for his Wednesday’s Haul podcast.

Jon and Stephen each do their BOP’s, solo. Bruce’s BOP can be heard on the N3RDcast podcast for July 9th, 2007 (warning! Can be explicit!)

http://komicskast.libsyn.com