Comics Alternative Interviews: Michael Eury

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 – Introduction
  • 00:02:19 – Setup of interview
  • 00:04:09 – Interview with Michael Eury
  • 01:27:46 – Wrap up
  • 01:28:38 – Contact us


“Wonderful, warm blanket of camp”

On this interview episode Derek talks with the Eisner Award-nominated editor-in-chief of Back Issue magazine Michael Eury. His new book Hero-a-Go-Go: Campy Comic Books, Crimefighters and Culture of the Swinging Sixties comes out from TwoMorrows Publishing next week, and the two discuss this project’s genesis and the significance of the camp cultural phenomenon. This text stands out because Eury doesn’t limit himself to just comics, but instead he looks at camp from a wider vista, revealing its convergence among television, film, toys, cartoons, music, and everyday consumable products. In Hero-a-Go-Go, readers will find in-depth discussions of such subjects as Metamorpho, The Inferior Five, Jerry Lewis comics, MonkeemaniaNot Brand Echh, Hanna-Barbera cartoonsHerbie the Fat Fury, Captain Action, the TV Green Hornet, M.F. Enterprise’s Captain Marvel, The Cowsills, JFK and LBJ in comics, the ill-fated Harvey Thrillers, and, of course, the Batman television series. As Michael reveals over the course of this interview, Hero-a-Go-Go is intended for diverse audiences, written as both an informed introduction and a chronicle for remembrance.


Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 79

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Steve Rogers Captain America #1, Superman Rebirth #1, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – Pink #1, Green Arrow Rebirth #1, All New Wolverine #9, and more ………..

Run Times –podcast logo 79

News In Comics…. – 2:58- 3:37

Steve Rogers Captain America #1 – 3:37 – 20:23

Superman Rebirth #1 – 20:23 – 29:26

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – Pink #1 – 29:26– 37:56

Green Arrow Rebirth #1 – 37:56- 47:25

All New Wolverine #9 – 47:25- 54:20

Books to look for – 54:21
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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 45: July Previews

“Hall & Oates…They’re all about Satan.”

PreviewsJuly2013The Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics are back for their monthly look at the Previews catalog. This July they highlight many of the new comics coming out from Dark Horse (Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker’s The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story; Fred Van Lente and R. B. Silva’s Brain Boy; and Peter Tobin and Colleen Coover’s Bandette), DC/Vertigo (Bill Willingham’s Fairest in All the Land and Vertigo Visions: Frank Quitely), IDW (Troy Little’s The Powerpuff Girls, Brian Ash and Sal Buscema’s Black Dynamite, and Craig Yoe’s Haunted Horror), Image (Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals, Howard Chaykin’s Century West, and Brandon Graham’s Multiple Warheads: Down Fall), Action Lab Entertainment (Josiah Grahn and Carl Yonder’s Pirate Eye: Murder at Ten Knots), Archaia (Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos’s Cow Boy, Vol. 2: Unconquerable), Archie Comics (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla’s Afterlife with Archie), Avatar Press (Jonathan Hickman and Di Amorim’s God Is Dead), Dynamite Entertainment (Jeff Parker and Marc Laming’s Kings Watch, Chris Roberson and Jonathan Lau’s Codename: Action), Drawn & Quarterly (Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps and Brian Ralph’s Daybreak), Fantagraphics (Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree), First Second (Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers/Saints and Chris Duffy’s Fairy Tale Comics), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (The Best American Comics 2013), NBM (Renaud Dillies’s Bubbles & Gondola), among many others publishers.

Along the way, Andy and Derek also bring in various and sundry topics, such as

  • The guys’ love of The Rockford Files
  • Strategies for collecting Wacky Packages stickers
  • Andy’s shameful lackluster appreciation of The Beatles
  • The Captain Action action figure
  • Hello Kitty is made of kittens!
  • Hall & Oates, Satan worshipers
  • Derek and Andy’s idea for a new reality show, “Put That in Your Underpants”!

Lots o’ comics, lots o’ discussion, and lots o’ fun. What more could you ask for in a comics podcast?
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