Comic Book Central – Episode #193: Cincinnati Comic Expo Part One

My epic three-part adventure at the Cincinnati Comic Expo begins with Gotham’s Poison Ivy, Maggie Geha, and superstar artists Adam Hughes and Ty Templeton!
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Deconstructing Comics #479: Some of the greatest Superman stories (or not)

Death of Superman

There’s no doubt that Superman is one of the most significant characters in the history of American comics. He ended up setting the template for what would be the dominant genre in American comics after the Comics Code came into effect. Of course, the types of stories told in those comics, and their tone, has varied wildly over the years, which makes it difficult to try to determine which stories are the best of the lot, but naturally people make the attempt, including DC Comics itself.

This week Kumar and Tim look at the 1980s collection “The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told”, as well as Alan Moore’s “Whatever Happened To the Man of Tomorrow”, which is currently being published in a collection with two other Moore Superman stories. Are these actually the greatest Superman stories?

Featuring Batman’s superior party prep skills, swimming the interplanetary water spout, and the symbolism of the ads in the original printing of “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow”! *Choke*

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Trentus Magnus Punches Reality- Episode 09- Superman Begins 01- Secret Years

In this latest ball-buster of an episode, Magnus heads into Superman Begins, a new miniseries dedicated to various Superman origin stories in comics.

This time around, His Excellency reviews the New Adventures of Superboy #51 and Superman- The Secret Years, written by Bob Rozakis, illustrated (mostly) by The Mighty Curt Swan and partly screwed up by Flexographic printing.

All this, plus Magnus considers in his own inimitable, manly and bare-chested way how stealing cake might relate to Marsellus Wallace’s soul.

Yes sir, this show is Epic with a side of Awesome and washed down with several gallons of Badass. Find out why professional hockey players have cried in bitter anguish after listening to this podcast.

 

Back To The Bins! Presents: I’ve Got A Few Things To Say About SUPERMAN – Episode 3

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Disenfranchised by the modern incarnation of his all-time favorite comic book hero, podcaster Scott Gardner now plies the time-stream in a never-ending quest to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned randomly-selected Superman back issues!! Journey with him now… back… Back To The Bins!!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #166: Curt Swan’s Earliest Comic Book Stories!

Episode #166: Curt Swan's Earliest Comic Book Stories!

(Top Left To Right) World's Finest Comics #21, Star Spangled Comics #55 & Real Fact Comics #7. (Bottom Left to Right) Star Spangled Comics #72, Gang Busters #7 & Action Comics #127!

Curt Swan was born on February 17, 1920. I have covered Swan’s life and career in three previous episodes:

– EPISODE 2: MY FAVORITE SUPERMAN ARTIST: CURT SWAN! http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com/2008/01/Episode_2_My_Favorite_Superman_Artist_Curt_Swan-194192.html ,

– Episode 61: CURT SWAN: I FLEW WITH SUPERMAN! http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com/2009/02/Episode_61_Curt_Swan_I_FLEW_WITH_SUPERMAN-185127.html ,

– EPISODE 113: A CURT SWAN TOAST!  http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com/2010/02/Episode_113_A_Curt_Swan_Toast-288465.html .

This episode features the first characters or titles that Curt Swan first drew stories for at the beginning of his career:

– Boy Commandos
– Newsboy Legion
– REAL FACT COMICS
– Robin’s solo stories in STAR SPANGLED COMICS
– GANG BUSTERS
– Tommy Tomorrow.

The information for this episode comes from Wikipedia and MIKE’S AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS at http://dcindexes.com. Since only a few of Curt Swan’s first stories for these characters or titles have plot synopses for them, this episode will feature a brief history of each character, group or title.

For more information about the story, THE TRUE STORY OF BATMAN AND ROBIN in REAL FACT COMICS 5, November/December 1946, go to Bill Jourdain’s podcast and blog THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS, January 3, 2009: http://goldenagecomics.org/wordpress/2009/01/03/real-factor-fiction/ .

Also, Michael Bailey and Jeffrey Taylor, co-hosts of the FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS podcast, is leading an effort to have the Superman and Batman story, DARK KNIGHT OVER METROPOLIS collected in a reprint edition. If you would like to do your part, here’s how:
– E-mail Editor Ian Sattler ian.sattler@dccomics.com.
– In your own words, explain why you think DARK KNIGHT OVER METROPOLIS should be collected.
– Be short and to the point, as well as polite. Don’t be rude or demanding.
– Mention that you heard it on FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS. It’s not about ego for Michael and Jeffrey. It’s to give a focused voice to our efforts.
– MOST IMPORTANT: If DC agrees, pre-order the book when it is solicited so that DC knows to print enough copies.
– follow FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS and the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE at http://supermanhomepage.com for updates.
– You will be able to order it through the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE, or you can order it using the Diamond Order code at your local comic book shop.
– It’s important to show DC that we will follow through and actually buy this edition, so that they will be more inclined to reprint other storylines, not just for Superman, but other characters in the DC Universe.

Next Episode: SUPERMAN FAMILY OF COMICS COVER DATED MARCH/APRIL 1955: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 4 & WORLD’S FINEST COMICS 75!

In 2 weeks: SUPERMAN COMICS COVER DATED AUGUST 1958: SUPERMAN :123 & ACTION COMICS 243!

For more information about MegaCon, March 25 – 27, 2011: http://www.megaconvention.com/ .

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MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com/. Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.com.

Any artwork shown with the show notes is for entertainment purposes only. I do not make any money from this podcast. Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Back To The Bins! #61

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Disenfranchised by the modern comics industry, Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey (of “Views From The Longbox” and “From Crisis To Crisis: A Superman Podcast” fame) now ply the timestream in a never-ending quest to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned randomly-selected Comic Book back issues!! Journey with them now…back…Back To The Bins!!

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Superman Fan Podcast Episode #113: A Curt Swan Toast!

Curt Swan was born on February 17, 1920 (NOTE: I mistakenly said 1910). To honor his birthday this year I want to share some of their thoughts on working with Curt Swan, as recorded in Eddy Zeno’s book, CURT SWAN: A LIFE IN COMICS. The comic pros mentioned here are Mort Walker, Murphy Anderson, Carmine Infantino, Julius Schwartz, Sheldon Moldoff, Elliot S! Maggin (no typo), Len Wein, Mark Waid and Joe Kubert.

Next Episode: CLARK KENT’S FORGOTTEN GIRLFRIEND!

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SUPERMAN FAN PODCASTis a proud member of the LEAGUE OF COMIC BOOK PODCASTERS at http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league and the COMICS PODCAST NETWORK! http://www.comicspodcasts.com/.

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MY PULL LIST is my spoiler free comic book review blog of the titles I read every week. It can be found at http://mypulllist.blogspot.com/. Send e-mail about this blog to mypulllist@gmail.com.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics.

Thanks for listening to the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST and, as always, thanks to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Back To The Bins! #42

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Disenfranchised by the modern comics industry, Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey (of “View From The Longbox” and “From Crisis To Crisis: A Superman Podcast” fame) now ply the timestream in a never-ending quest to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned randomly-selected Comic Book back issues!! Journey with them now…back…Back To The Bins!!

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We hope you enjoy our show and will join us each and every week for more of
“Back To The Bins!”

“Back To The Bins!” is a production in association with the “Two True Freaks!” podcast, which is a proud member of BOTH The Comics Podcast Network and The League of Comic Book Podcasts

Also be sure to visit our forum at TheComicsForum – Two True Freaks Forum!!

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Back To The Bins! #39

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Join Scott H. Gardner and Michael R. Bailey as they travel ‘Back to the Bins’ to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned randomly-selected Comic Book back issues!!

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Tales of the Justice Society of America – Episode 3

Why can’t super-villains simply be content to rob banks and leave Earth’s orbit and its supply of Hostess Cupcakes alone?!

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In this hilarious episode, hosts Michael Bailey and Scott H. Gardner read some listener feedback, take a peek at a portion of a classic JSA adventure, review All-Star Comics issue #59, deliver some JSA news, character spotlight one of Scott’s all-time favorite comic book heroes, the Earth-2 Robin, examining both the similarities as well as the vast differences between him and his Earth-1 counterpart, and finally wrap the whole thing up with a fascinating discussion of the classic and often zany comic book ads found in these great old issues — such as The Battle of The Century and The Cupcake Caper!!

Old-Fashioned Comic Book Nostalgia-y Goodness!!

We hope you enjoy our show and will join us each and every Friday for more Tales of the Justice Society of America!!

Tales of the Justice Society of America is a production in association with Two True Freaks! which is a proud member of BOTH The Comics Podcast Network and The League of Comic Book Podcasts

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Back To The Bins! #22

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Join Scott H. Gardner and a SURPRISE MYSTERY GUEST as they travel ‘Back to the Bins’ to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned random Comic Book back issues!!