Longbox Review Episode 107: Top 5 Magic Characters

Just in time for Halloween, Travis joins me to discuss our favorite magical comic book characters. Who will make the cut? Dr. Fate or Dr. Strange? Etrigan or Hellboy? Listen to find out! But first we briefly talk about the passing of Steve Dillon and then chat about the fantastic artist who’s coming to the 2017 Emerald City Comicon: José Luis García-López!

Who are your favorite magical characters? Let us know!

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Gotham by Geeks ep 30 The Batman contest

Welcome to episode 30 of Gotham by Geeks. Join co-hosts Darrell, Russ, Mike, and Chris as they discuss the world of Batman comic books. After discussing some of the interesting January solicits we announce our first contest so be sure to listen in and maybe win a Golden Age #Batman Omnibus as well as other great collections.

Darrell: Batman 445-447 , Marv Wolfman, Jim Aparo

Mike: Batman 521-522 , Doug Moench, Kelly Jones

The Batman chronicles 3 , Doug Moench, Brian Stelfreeze

Detective comics 808-810 David Lapham, Ramon Bachs

Robin vol 1 issue 1 Chuck Dixon, Tom Lyle

Detective comics vol 1 445-448 Len Wein, Jim Aparo

We want to hear from you on suggestions for future stories to read or feedback for past episodes so send us your emails to gothambygeeks@gmail.com and we’ll read it on the show.

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Back To The Bins! – Episode #89

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Disenfranchised by the modern comics industry, Paul Spataro, 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!!

 

THIS WEEK — The guys each bring a random comic (one Marvel, one DC, one Indie) to the table for discussion.  Which ones were awesome?  Which ones sucked?  Listen to find out!

PLUS — SPECIAL BONUS!! — That “Avengers” thing gets talked about.

Speaking of which — be sure to check out the Two True Freaks, Chris Honeywell and Scott H. Gardner, as well as a whole buncha other great podcasters, guesting on the TWO latest episodes of the “Definitive Geek” podcast talking Avengers!! Special thanks to Peregrin and D-Man for inviting us to come piss in their pool. At least, that’s how we read the invitation anyway 😉

http://definitivegeek.com/2012/05/23/definitive-geek-84—avengers-movie-review.aspx

http://definitivegeek.com/2012/05/23/definitive-geek-off-air.aspx

Direct Download (Avengers review) — http://media.podcastingmanager.com/0/4/9/1/9/300329-291940/Media/Definitive%20Geek%2084%20-%20Avengers%20Movie%20Review.mp3

Direct Download (after-party) — http://media.podcastingmanager.com/0/4/9/1/9/300329-291940/Media/Definitive%20Geek%20Off%20The%20Air.mp3

 

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Tales of the Justice Society of America #29

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THE TREK THROUGH THE SIDELINE JSA EARTH-2 STORIES CONTINUES THIS WEEK ON “TALES OF THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA”!

Yes, indeed, cats and kittens!! Scott and Mike are back this week — slightly late because Mike has HORRENDOUS time management skills! Never fear, though. Scott hired some big guy who’s middle name is “The” to… explain… yeah, explain, that’s the best way to put it… “explain” to Mike that the listeners NEED their TALES OF THE JSA!!

Hopefully Mike will recover in time to record the next episode…

In any case — this time out, the guys turn their attention once again to The Huntress and look at The Dark Knight’s Daughter’s butt… er, I mean, appearances! Her appearances! …in BATMAN FAMILY!!

Starting with BATMAN FAMILY #17, The Huntress meets the Earth-1 Batman and Robin for the First Time (where she promptly knocks the Teen Wonder on his ass)!! Seems the Huntress wants some advice from the Caped Crusader on how to deal with this whole double-life thing. And so, the kindly Batman promptly passes her off to somebody else! Specifically, the Earth-1 Batwoman! Then proceeds to take on a bad guy with SERIOUS body image issues.

In the next story, we flash back to a sixties-style adventure in which bad girls Madame Zodiac, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy team-up and only the heroic trio of the Huntress, Batwoman, and Batgirl can handle them!! Your intrepid hosts have problems galore with this particular story, mostly because it’s goofy as hell, but also because Helena Wayne discovers the truism that — if an Earth-2 character goes to Earth-1, they will surely be as mistreated as a red-headed step-child!! For example… remember how Batman dumped Huntress off on Batwoman? Well, Batwoman immediately turns around and pawns Huntress off on Batgirl!! And Batgirl, also the daughter of a Gotham City Police Commissioner, is SO freakin’ condescending to the Huntress!! Seriously! What the HELL is THAT all about?!!

So then, the guys turn their attention lastly to BATMAN FAMILY issues 18 through 20, in which Helena graduates to her own feature for the last three issues of the series. And boy, is it a really good story!! Seriously! Sure it kinda feels like a television super-hero pilot from the late ’70s, but that actually makes it all the more awesome. In this one, The Huntress takes on an arsonist setting fires in a Gotham neighborhood, all while having to put up with a co-worker that deserves the ass-kicking to end all ass-kickings. Scott and Mike really dig into this one and even end up talking about vigilantism and speculating about just how many people the Golden-Age Batman and Superman may’ve let die during their early days. The guys also debate The Huntress’ fate post “CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS”. Those “fascinating” conversations are followed by some ads and…

We are VERY pleased to announce… THE RETURN OF THE HOSTESS AD!!

Yes, indeed!! The ads hawking high calorie, low nutrition snacks are back, baby!! And this time, it is Aquaman and Aqualad in an adventure that once again, stunningly, makes a good deal of sense — much to Scott and Mike’s chagrin.

Believe it or not, the five stories (and two panels) covered this episode equal only about two regular issues, so this episode comes in at a normal running time for a change (well, at least as normal as these blabbermouths can manage anyway)!!

Next Week — The guys cover some adventures of Alan Scott, The Earth-2 Green Lantern, in both GREEN LANTERN and THE FLASH! See you then!!

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Best.Show.Ever.” — listener Jaak Purres

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

And be sure to catch Mike and Scott every Wednesday on “Back To The Bins!”

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

Visit our forum at TheComicsForum – Two True Freaks Forum!!

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Back To The Bins! #49 – The Untold Legend of the Batman

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Join Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey (of “View From The Longbox” and “From Crisis To Crisis: A Superman Podcast” fame) for a lively, engaging, and oftimes hilarious discussion as they examine the exciting three-issue definitive origin tales of the pre-Crisis Batman Family in “The Untold Legend of the Batman” by Len Wein, John Byrne, and Jim Aparo!!

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“Back To The Bins!”

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“Tales of the Justice Society of America”!! “!!

“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

Feedback for this show may be sent to backtothebins@gmail.com

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Back To The Bins! #43

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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!!

Feedback for this show may be sent to backtothebins@gmail.com

Follow Scott on Twitter and “Friend” him on Facebook!

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Back To The Bins! #41

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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!!

Feedback for this show may be sent to backtothebins@gmail.com

Follow Scott on Twitter!

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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

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

Feedback for this show may be sent to talesofthejsa@gmail.com

Follow Scott on Twitter!