Deconstructing Comics #236: Weird Crime Theater: Setting up a Web comic site

Tim takes a week off (mostly) while Kumar and Mulele take over! They’ve been hard at work making, publishing, and promoting their Web comic, Weird Crime Theater. What all does that entail? Glad you asked! The guys fill us in.

Also: Farewell to Al Williamson.

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #131: Al Williamson, Superman Inker!

Comic book artist Al Williamson died last Saturday, June 12, 2010. He was born on March 21, 1931. His comic book career began when he was 17 years old, and he was the youngest artist in the EC Comics bullpen. He is most well known for his adventure and science fiction stories, such as the comic strip and book FLASH GORDON, as well as the comic book adaption of the movie STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Beginning in the 1980’s he had a 20 year career as a comic book inker, first at DC and then Marvel.

At DC, Al first drew and inked an 8 page Superman story, THE LIVING LEGENDS OF SUPERMAN, for SUPERMAN 400, October 1984. He inked SUPERMAN issues 408 – 416, with the exception of 411, which was the Julius Schwartz birthday issue (discussed in episode 78). He also inked Superman stories for DC COMICS PRESENTS 79 and 85-87. Al inked two covers for SUPERMAN, 408 and 409.

This episode highlights the one issue of SUPERMAN that I have which Al Williamson inked, 416, February 1986, published on November 18, 1985. The first story, THE EINSTEIN CONNECTION, was written by Elliot S! Maggin, pencilled by Curt Swan, colored by Gene D’Angelo and lettered by Ed King. This story was reprinted in the trade paperback SUPERMAN VS. LEX LUTHOR. The second story, THE GHOST OF SUPERMENAN FUTURE, had the same creative team, except for letterer Dave Andrews.

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Two True Freaks! Episode 122 – Star Wars Monthly Monday #20

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Welcome back to Two True Freaks Star Wars Monthly Mondays — The BEST Star Wars Podcast in the known MULTIVERSE!!

This month, in an EXPANSIVE episode, The Freaks tackle Marvel Star Wars issues #48-50 with special guest THE IRREDEEMABLE SHAG! In this batch of three comics we find one of the BEST Marvel Star Wars comics so far and also one of the WORST!

Also, Todd Grady joins the Freaks to talk about Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 14 and the eventual fate of the pacifist Sonic The Hedgehog race.

Get comfortable!! It’s gonna be a long, hilarious, and informative ride!
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Two True Freaks! Episode 103 – Star Wars Monthly Monday #17

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In the second of an Epic Three Month Series, The Freaks take on the last half of Marvel Comics’ adaptation of “The Empire Strikes Back” rendered by the legendary Al Williamson!

Hear about all the great pin-ups! Learn about the weird, pixie-like Yoda that got covered up in MOST of the editions! IS IT A CONSPIRACY?! No, actually, but I just like asking that question.

Scott has also been starting to take a dip into the Star Wars EU and invites everyone to “Come on in, the water’s fine!”

Plus… a listener call-in book review! Who could it be? YOU?!


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Two True Freaks! Episode 98 – Star Wars Monthly Monday #16

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In the first of an Epic 3 month series, The Freaks take on the first half of Marvel Comics’ adaptation of “The Empire Strikes Back” rendered by the legendary Al Williamson! Hold your breath for an undersea visit to Orca’s Book Club and hear Scott’s take on “Order 66” by Karen Traviss! Also, follow the wacky adventures of Anakin, Obi Wan, and Count Dooku as they try to escape from avaricious pirates while shackled together in this month’s episode of “The Three Stooges”- I mean “Clone Wars”! NYUCK!

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Two True Freaks! Classic – Episode 3

PLEASE NOTE:
This episode is a rerun that originally aired August 25th, 2008.

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Episode 3 – Star Wars: Episode VII – A “What if…?” Discussion

In this episode, the Freaks speculate on Star Wars: Episode VII !!

COULD there be one? SHOULD there be one? We discuss how we might make it. What would be the plot? What characters would we use or not use? What era would we set it in? What we’d LOVE to see!! What we’d HATE to see!!

NOTE: This episode was recorded LONG BEFORE Scott’s head-first dive into the Star Wars Expanded Universe. In fact, this discussion is what inspired him to do so!! Enjoy!!

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