Deconstructing Comics #483: Think Pink! Mark Arnold on DePatie-Freling, Li’l Jinx, and more

Pink PantherIf you’re listening to this podcast, you’ve probably at some point encountered (if not read) a history of DC or Marvel. But how about Harvey Comics? or Cracked Magazine? And if you’re into animation, perhaps you’d like a history of DePatie-Freling or Total Television Productions?

Comics and animation historian Mark Arnold has been tracking down the info on these companies and more. He also discusses Joe Edwards’ Li’l Jinx strip, that time when Blondie had a comic book, why Wonderful World of Disney seldom showed cartoons, and the storage challenges inherent in his chosen profession!

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Comic Book Central – Episode #53: Mark Evanier

From the Sweathogs to Superman...and adventures with Steve Gerber, Alex Toth and Jack "King" Kirby in between!  Writer/producer Mark Evanier is in the Lair to talk about bringing comic books to life!

From the Sweathogs to Superman…and adventures with Steve Gerber, Alex Toth and Jack “King” Kirby in between! Writer/producer Mark Evanier is in the Lair to talk about bringing comic books to life!

Comic News Insider Episode 579 – CNI Theater Presents – King Ra: Light’s Out!


Comic News Insider: Episode 579 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Deathlok Vol 5 #1, Pirouette #1, The Rage Vol 1: Zombie Generation, Rasputin #1, Over the Garden Wall

Old pal and newly dubbed podcast brother Jon Hoche joins Jimmy in studio along with the podcast mistress Emily Edwards. They applaud Marvel for finally adding Jack Kirby’s name to the credits in their comics and chat about Emily’s lackluster sandwich. News includes: DC Comics announces next big event with Convergence, Netflix orders live action Richie Rich series and Marvel to crossover with Attack on Titan. And, in a very special segment, we bring you some awesome radio play action with KING RA: LIGHT’S OUT! Written by Bryce Weinert and directed by Emily Edwards. Voiced by Jimmy Aquino, Rebecca Comtois, Lex Friedman and Jon Hoche. It’s a fun superhero romp with a twist. You’ll laugh, cry and wet yourself! Special thanks to composer George Shaw for letting us use his awesome music! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 161 – Living Comic Heroes

The Backroom team discuss musicians in comics, record store day vs free comic book day, and the influence music has over their taste in comics.

Questions? Comments? Stop by the Backroom website.

This episode can be played online via the flash player below or it can be downloaded from here. It is available on iTunes and Stitcher.

Comic Book Pitt Special #8 – Ricky’s Comics

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Listen to this episode.

So the Duke and I recorded this kick-ass review episode last week spotlighting a bunch of new comics like Haunt, Spider Woman, Planetary, etc. We even had this great conversation about The Walking Dead, the conclusion to the ‘Fear The Hunters’ storyline and whether I was going to continue collecting the series.

Shortly after we recorded that episode, I accidentally recorded another episode, this special episode, right over it.

For the story behind “Ricky’s Comics”, you’ll have to listen, but if you want to see some of what was in said collection, click here.

(Oh, in case you’re wondering, I’m done with The Walking Dead.)

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