Arc Reactions – 44 – Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth

A story from 1978 that introduces many elements into the Judge Dredd canon that endure to this day. It is also the first long form story for the character. We talk about the story, the social commentary, and the possible origins of the Jurassic Park novel in this episode.

Talking points
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BAD THINGS
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The Plot (15:09)

 

GOOD THINGS
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Atmosphere (19:34)
World Building (21:25)
Alien Riders (26:46)
Social commentary (29:26)

 

OTHER POINTS
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Jurassic Park comparison (54:10)
Favorite sub-story (57:45)

 

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As mentioned in the episode
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Arc Reactions 41 – Who Is The Black Panther?
Michael Crichton lecture on Yellowstone
Insular Cases

 

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Tales of the Justice Society of America #37

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WAIT! BEFORE YOU LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE CHECK OUT BACK TO THE BINS #65! < YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!

 

WELCOME BACK TO THE MOST AWESOME PODCAST ABOUT THE GOLDEN AGE DC CHARACTERS EVER!

 

It is a lean and mean episode this week as Scott and Mike were pressed for time but it is solid nonetheless!

 

This issue, All-Star Squadron #8, kicks off with Steel fighting the Black Assassin, a villain Scott believes is misnomered because the guy ISN’T black (and if comics had taught Scott one thing, it’s that if a character has the word “black” in their name then they are supposed to be black)!!

 

Then we get a re-worked version of the first half of the unpublished STEEL: THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN #6, which proves to Mike that his high opinion of Don Heck’s work on STEEL was colored by Ordway’s inks over Heck’s pencils in this and the next issue of ALL-STAR SQUADRON.

 

So all of that is composed of pure, 100-proof awesome, right? Nothing could possibly mess that up, right? WRONG! Kung the Assassin shows up and stinks up the joint. Seriously. This guy sucks out loud. Thankfully this doesn’t ruin the story and proves to be a mild speed bump in an otherwise fantastic issue.

 

The issue commentary is followed by a fairly long, but fascinating discussion on the merits of Jerry Ordway’s current art, which leads to talk of Superman and Captain Marvel. It’s a lengthy digression, to be sure, but was a lot of fun to record!

 

Finally, the guys dive into Elsewhere in the DC Multiverse and that rounds out the episode!

 

NEXT WEEK! ALL-STAR SQUADRON #9 AND THE END OF WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO STEEL!

 

YOU GOT THAT?!!  GOOD!  CUZ IT WILL BE THE MOST EPIC THING SINCE EVER ALL OVER AGAIN!! 
 

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Back To The Bins! #65 – Steel: The Indestructible Man!

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In a tie-in to this week’s episode of “Tales of the Justice Society of America”, Michael Bailey and Scott H. Gardner examine the DC Comics series STEEL: The Indestructible Man!!

 

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Gutter Trash – Episode 86: Moving Pictures

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Moving Pictures. Music by Legbone, Black Wolf Fight, and Reggie and the Full Effect

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Back To The Bins! #58

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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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Gutter Trash – Episode 68: Below

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We review the movie Below written by Darren Aronofsky. Music by Legbone, Black Wolf Fight and Nirvana.

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Tales of the Justice Society of America – Episode #12

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It’s that time again, folks! No not Miller Time, you lush! I’m talking about “Tales of the Justice Society of America” time! Whoo-hoo!!

This week, Scott and Mike kick things off with more of YOUR e-mails and the usual discussion/tangents/rants that they inspire. Listen to hear The Amazing Scott predict something eerily close to the I-Pad well before it was even announced!!

Then, it’s on to DC Special #29 which features the Most Sensational Secret of World War II — The Untold Origin of the Justice Society and how they came to be!! See (or at the very least hear anyway) how it all began as the guys cover this spectacular issue from top to bottom — including Mike proving that he does indeed have a very large chip on his shoulder when it comes to proving how what a big comic book brain he supposedly has!!

Special appearance by Uncle Adolf!!

After that are the ads and, sadly, they’re not quite up to par. I mean, For Pete’s Sake, there wasn’t even a Hostess ad in this one (which Mike and Scott are fairly certain violated some law from this time period)!!

All of this — PLUS — What else was lookin’ good in the DC Multiverse at this time!!

:Sigh: I still can’t get over there not being any Hostess ad in this issue. That’s just downright Un-American!

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Two True Freaks! Episode 86 – The World Of Indiana Jones

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In this MASSIVE episode, the freaks are joined by Josh Baker and Michael Bailey as they talk about all things Indy! All four movies, video games, comics, music, toys, books it’s all crammed in here! This podcast simulates the Indiana Jones experience so well that you will swear you are being dragged on your belly behind a speeding truck!

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