On this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Gene and Derek talk with editor, archivist, comics historian, and pop cultural Renaissance Man, Craig Yoe. The interview gets off to a wild start with a discussion of Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster, a book that Craig says helped to put him on the publishing map. From there they highlight several of Yoe’s more recent releases, including his Haunted Horror series, Jack Cole’s Deadly Horror, Strange World of Your Dreams, The Art of Archie: The Covers, and the Ditko Monsters books. The Two Guys also ask Craig about his time with Disney, Nickelodeon, and especially his close association with Jim Henson and his experiences working on the Muppets. One of the most moving parts of the interview, in fact, is when Craig discusses his last meeting with Henson, the day of the legend’s untimely death. But the overall tone of the conversation is upbeat. It’s a free-flowing conversation filled with humor, horror, and erotic references. And it’s one of the most enjoyable interviews the guys have ever conducted!
Lets talk some Comics to start off, WHAT, WHO, WHAT, YEAH!!!!!! Morrison is discussed in earnest as Batman 701 draws Kevin’s ire for its timing to which TJ calls him a pompous windbag who purposely uses big words in order to confuse you our loyal listeners. Somehow we get to comparing him to Picard and Kirk and Kirk’s ability to make a robot Cum. Getting back on track, Doom Patrol is also Discussed. Trying to Draw Mike into the conversation TJ Turns to Marvel and starts a conversation on what could possibly be the one marvel Comic that Mike doesn’t read. Other comics discussed are Terry Moore’s Echo, X Men 1, Mighty Avengers and Avengers Academy, Thor: The Greatest Avenger. Then the bridge between segments is Monkey. And what a bridge that is, As he tries to resurrect an old segment: the INSTA FIVE!!! Lastly we discuss Movies, The Gay movie icon in Six Degrees of Separation, that leads to a beautiful discussion on what a Gay movie really is, and the Award Winning classic that is Alien Vs. Predator. Enjoy!