Deconstructing Comics #539: “Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia”

Captain Marvel

Brian W. Cremins, author of Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia, discusses the Big Red Cheese as a symbol for the innocence of childhood and how creators Otto Binder and C.C. Beck expressly used the character we know as “Shazam” to explores these themes.

Cremins also discusses with Emmet O’Cuana the use of nostalgia, both in the original Fawcett comic books and in our remembering of the series, drawing on the theories of Svetlana Bohm and the writing of W.G. Sebald. In this wide-ranging discussion, Cremins addresses the Fawcett v National trial, Binder’s science fiction career, Alan Moore’s “Marvelman”, and the casting of The Rock in the upcoming “Shazam” movie.

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Comics in the Golden Age Mini Episode 29: The Flash from Comic Cavalcade #1

Mike discusses the Flash from the first issue of Comic Cavalcade!

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Weekly Comics Spotlight #500: 2017-03-08


Time Codes:
00:00 Intro
12:24 Marvel: MAN-THING #1
32:39 General discussion
40:55 Next Week Promo
41:05 Wrap up
41:35 End of episode.

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 115: DC Rebirth Week 39, Drug Fliers and Snow Shovels

Jim and Eric record all week long and present the fruits of their labor.  Eric seems to love the Justice League book and doesn’t understand google while Jim hated Odyssey of the Amazons and only washes his hands 98% of the time after going to the bathroom.  There is also a possibility that someone thinks Eric is smoking pot in his apartment.  Oh yea, they also talk about all the DC books that came out this week except He-Man/Thundercats #6 which will be on the show next week…Enjoy!

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Warlord Worlds Episode 14

In Warlord Worlds Episode 14 we cover The Warlord #33-34, Jon Sable #21, and Green Arrow #25-26 which features a story set in Sherwood Forest, plus the Legion of Super-Heroes #206-207 by Mike Grell with guests Mike Lane of Comics in the Golden Age and Jeff Messer of the Geek Brain Popcast.




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Arc Reactions – 68 – Logan (film)


Dylan and John discuss Logan, the latest film from Fox. This is the last film featuring Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine. Did he go out with a bang? How was X-23? We talk about this and more.

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #272: Andrew Miller

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, BOOM! Studios, Andrew Miller, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker,  Hannah Christenson, Mel Caylo, miniseries, Death Be Damned,

I’m really enjoying a great comic from BOOM! Studios called Death Be Damned! This week, in Episode 272, I talk with one of the writers of the four-issue western/supernatural miniseries, Andrew Miller, about the comic and how Ben Acker, Ben Blacker and he brought this story together, how they worked with BOOM! Studios about bringing it to your local comics shops, and just who several of the important characters are! You also just might get to check out this tale before it hits TV! Keep up with what Andrew is doing by going to his Twitter feed at this link!  Don’t miss this great discussion!


Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 92 – Season 5

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Justice League America #1, Daredevil #18, Street Fighter Vs Dark Stalkers #0, Action Comics #975, US Avengers #4, and more ………..

Run Times –

News In Comics…. – 3:10 – 20:10

Justice League America #1 – 20:36 – 33::30

Daredevil #18 – 33:30 – 43:45

Street Fighter Vs Dark Stalkers #0 – 43:45 – 50:10

Action Comics #975 – 20:10- 1:02:30

US Avengers #4 – 1:02:35 – 1:11:00


Books to look for – 1:16:00


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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Superman #19

Jim and Eric try to make sense of Superman #19 and the whole Superman Reborn story so far.  Reggie almost joins in an epic fail moment for the ages. Enjoy! Read more »

Comics Alternative, On Location: The March Visit to Valhalla Games and Comics

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Manga and Child Hating

After a month’s hiatus (due to unforeseen circumstances), the on-location episode is back! And for the March visit to Valhalla Games and Comics, the topic is completely open. On this recording Derek is joined my several of the shop regulars including Craig, Matt, and Tristan. Among the many topics they cover are the recent Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad miniseries; the latest (and one of the best) X-Men films, Logan; the news surrounding the production of Star Trek: Discovery; and lots of manga talk. In fact, from the amount of time everyone discussed Japanese comics, it looked like this might turn into the month’s manga episode. Along the way the guys discuss Stephen Hillenburg (the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants) and his recently announced fight with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, legally permissible uses of the word “mutant,” Derek’s shame at being so behind on Marvel’s Netflix and Fox series, and Tristan’s utter dislike of children.

Comic Frontline Live 143: Twisted Tuesday!

Every week the Comic Frontline crew unites to do a LIVE Show through Google Hangouts where we discuss the news and comics of the week and have some fun while doing it!

This week the crew are down by one and discuss: Deadpool heading to X-Force? Man of Steel 2 to Kick Ass? Mutant Casting! What is Batch-H? Artemis beast mode and more!

Plus Worst Pick, The Top 5 comics and cover of this week, Most Anticipated 3 comics for next week, let your voice be heard in our weekly poll and more!

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Secret Identity Podcast Issue #766–Giant Days and Batwoman

What’s New?
Matt’s NECC review
AvonCon (Sat 4/22 at Avon CT Public Library)
FCBD–Forest Park Library 5/6
Broad Brook Comic Con (5/21 in Broad Brook, CT)
DC partnering with Amazon for digital subscription service
Transitioning to digital comics
Marvel Generations coming in June
Make Mine Marvel returns to legacy numbering

Giant Days #24
Detective comics #950
The Wild Storm #1
Captain America #12
Batwoman: Rebirth #1

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DMC #1
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Cold Beer and Comics Episode 31: Sleaze

What’s sleazier: The Taschen Big Book of *****? Or two of our hosts defending Mel Gibson? You decide!

Sit down and warm up by the fire. The neon pink lights of the city offer no protection from this show. We are talking sleaze. You’ll hear our favorite album covers, memorable movie posters, and the subversive pulp books of yesteryear … all set to a groovy track that would get even the nastiest Toydarian lucky. PLUS, we “direct” our own sleazy masterpieces. Check your inhibitions, or you’ll never survive this one.

Mayo Report: 2017-02 Comics

John and Sam discuss the sales estimates for the top selling comic books for February 2017.

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Comic Book Savant Episode 329: Movie Talk: Logan

This week I will review Logan it will be an spoiler filled review so be warned. Also I will discuss where this might fit in the X-Universe and what might be coming next from Fox moving forward. Enjoy!