The Hour Cosmic, Episode 36: Floating Potato with Mike Allred

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is the legendary Mike “Doc” Allred!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:


-The Lesser Fantastic Four(s)!

-The (real) Josie and the Pussycats album!

-Being a minted Legend before publishing a major comic!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Mike Allred is a comics legend, having created and drawn Manman for nearly 25 years now! He has also done incredible work for just about every publisher under the sun, including but certainly not limited to “I, Zombie” for Vertigo, “Red Rocket 7” for Image, pieces in “Dark Horse Presents,” and is currently doing covers for DC’s “Batman ’66” and interiors and covers for Marvel’s “FF.” Mike can be found on his website, on Twitter (@AllredMD), on Facebook, and biking around Eugene, OR!

As always, your hosts are:

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls” “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” “Morning Glories Academy Study Hall” (both backmatter for the Image Comics series “Morning Glories“) and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

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