Deconstructing Comics #384: R. Crumb’s “Weirdo” Years Revisited

weirdoWeirdo was a magazine started by R. Crumb, which featured Crumb’s work alongside that of a number of other underground-type comics creators. Crumb’s work from Weirdo’s 28 issues has just been collected as R. Crumb: The Weirdo Years, 1981-’93, released in the U.S. by Last Gasp. It features an astonishing variety of comics work, from Crumb rants and confessionals to a 1906 psychiatric report on sexual deviancy, fumetti, parodies, and more. This is a book that Deconstructing Comics can’t help but review, so this week Kumar and Tim do their podcasting duty!

R. Crumb’s Snapshots: Source Material of the Legendary Comic Artist (TIME.com)

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Deconstructing Comics #372: “Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary”: Painful Personal Memoir as Wacky Comedy!

BinkyBrownAutobiographical comics are par for the course, but in 1972, Justin Green broke ground for the genre when he published Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary. Some of that broken ground hasn’t been trod since; how many autobiographical comics about a battle with mental illness have you seen done as wacky parody comics? Lightning-quick pace, phalluses everywhere, and a helpful instructional arrow pointed at a bunch of bananas? It’s unlike any autobio comic before or since, and your take on the subject matter may greatly depend on your upbringing. Tim and Kumar examine.

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Back To The Bins – Episode 106

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Disenfranchised by the modern comics industry, Paul Spataro and Bill Robinson, along with special guests Chris Honeywell and Andrew Leyland of “Hey, Kids! Comics!”, 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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Deconstructing Comics #265: Indy comics critiqued, con-going advice given

In the tradition of our Web comics critiques, this week Tim and Mulele pick out a few interesting stories from indy anthology comics sent to us by Mike Kloran.

From Supertalk #1 (at the bottom of the linked page):

From Rabid Rabbit #10:

Also, Tim asks Mulele for some con-going advice for his upcoming trip to Emerald City!

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The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 88

Cammy (from Cammy’s Comic Corner) joins the gang once again to discuss why Daytripper is most beautifully despressing comic currently on stands, why Emma Frost’s boobs are the true star of Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis, and why The Punisher uses such strange shotgun intimidation techniques…and all that Siege and Bruce Wayne stuff too!

intro [00:21]

indies:

  • [02:08] Daytripper #6
  • [08:18] The Sword #24

mainstream:

  • [13:04] Siege #4
  • [24:09] The Sentry: Fallen Sun
  • [26:19] Avengers – The Initiative 35 (Final Issue)
  • [30:53] The New Avengers Finale
  • [38:29] Dark Avengers #16
  • [43:36] Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1
  • [48:41] New Mutants #13
  • [54:45] Heroic Age: Prince of Power #1 (of 4)
  • [57:51] Punisher Max #7
  • [59:33] Iron Man: Noir 2
  • [1:05:42] Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #10
  • [1:08:45] Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1
  • [1:19:33] The Flash #2

trades:

  • [1:24:13] Sweet Tooth: Vol. 1 Out of the Woods
  • [1:26:02] Underground

outro [1:33:16]

Comic Book Pitt #45 – New Ultimate Avenging CBP!

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It seems like we have a love/hate relationship with the Ultimate Universe. You’ll have to listen to find out which titles fall into which category. Aside from that we talk about Batman and Robin, Underground and many other things.

Cover scans for the titles we talk about in this episode can be found here.

This episode’s music is by George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.

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Two True Freaks! Episode 102 – Comics Monthly Monday #16

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This month, The Freaks suspend their so-called “normal” topics and have a long, fascinating conversation with the legendary “Bad Boy” Johnny Bueno, Jack Of All Trades when it comes to comics.

In this episode you will hear such things discussed as: Bizarre Sex Comics, R. Crumb, about 5 seconds about DEVO, Ronnie James Dio, Spider-Man, Superman, The Fantastic Four, What happened with Chris Claremont?, Frank Horney, Omaha The Cat Dancer, Cherry Poptart, Richard Corben, Doctor Comics and Mr. Games, Heavy Metal, Bill Griffith and Zippy the Pinhead, Why Jack quit super hero comics, Mary from Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, Diamond David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, Brian Michael Bendis, Dick Ayers, Sgt. Fury with the head of Jack Kirby, Captain Marvel (mostly, but not exclusively, the DC version), Contest Of Champions, The Thing as Rocky Balboa, New York City, and Fish Heads-Fish Heads-Roly Poly Fish Heads!

WTF, you say? Indeed, my friends. Indeed.

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Two True Freaks! Classic – Episode 4

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This episode is a rerun that originally aired September 1st, 2008.

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Episode 4 – Neglected And Forgotten Movies

Get ready to load up your Netflix queue!!

The Freaks discuss some movies that they think have gotten the short end of the stick. Join Chris Honeywell and Scott H. Gardner for a list of movies that have either been forgotten, overlooked, unfairly panned or just plain ignored — but are well worth your attention.

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The Pull List podcast #101: Phil Hester interview / SUGARSHOCK / INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #19

(1:05:56) This week the guys get a chance to talk to comic creator Phil Hestor (THE DARKNESS, THE ANCHOR, VAMPIRELLA, FIREBREATHER) and on the review side of things, Craig enjoys the saccharine music of SUGARSHOCK, while Sean wipes his mind to INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #19. All this and much, much more!

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0:00:00 – Show ID

0:00:14 – Music: “Ring Capacity” by Kirby Krackle

0:01:08 – Introductions

0:03:45 – SUGARSHOCK: The best band you’ve never heard of goes into space for an intergalactic battle of the bands; just don’t call Dandelion a viking!

0:10:48 – INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #19: The moment Norman Osborn has waited for is finally here, Tony Stark is in his grasp and nothing can take that victory away from him, right? Right?!

0:19:39 – The Stacks:

0:19:53 – BEASTS OF BURDEN #2

0:21:20 – SPACE ACE #1

0:23:45 – BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28

0:24:51 – FCA: DANCE #6

0:26:00 – CITIZEN REX #4

0:26:44 – POWER GIRL #6

0:27:51 – DC HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ’09

0:29:03 – EX MACHINA #46

0:30:40 – HELLBLAZER #260

0:31:28 – DARK WOLVERINE #79

0:32:48 – UNDERGROUND #2

0:33:40 – X-MEN: LEGACY #228

0:34:50 – TINY TITANS #21

0:35:37 – INVINCIBLE #67

0:36:46 – Top of The Stacks: Sean – INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #19; Craig – BEASTS OF BURDEN #2

0:37:51 – Interview with Phil Hester

1:02:48 – Wrap-up

1:04:38 – Music: “Ring Capacity” by Kirby Krackle

1:05:56 – End

Two True Freaks! Episode 4 – Neglected And Forgotten Movies

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This week, the freaks discuss some movies that they think have gotten the short end of the stick. Movies that have either been forgotten, overlooked, unfairly panned or just plain ignored. Next week- neglected and forgotten television! See below for clips from the discussed movies!

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