The Hour Cosmic, Episode 43: A Modest Pantsuit with Darryl Banks

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is artist, and co-creator of Kyle Rayner, Darryl Banks!

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

-Wardrobe choices of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers!

-What “Emerald Twilight” might have been!

-Superhero/villain unions!

Let’s meet our guest, shall we?

Darryl Banks has been a professional artist for over 20 years, but is best known for his work at DC Comics – first on “Legion of Super-Heroes,” but most famously, on “Green Lantern.” When on “Green Lantern,” he and Ron Marz co-created Kyle Rayner, and kicked off the revitalization of the Green Lantern character that continues until today. Check out his gallery on, check out Filsinger Games (where Darryl does a lot of work nowadays), follow him on Twitter (@RealBankster) and Facebook!

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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