Sunday, September 20, 2020

DC Special Podcast: The DK Encyclopedia Diaries

Volume I
The Drunken Guide To The Characters Of The DC Universe

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A.R.G.U.S. 11
Adam Strange 12
Abra Kadabra 5
Acrata 6
Agamemno 6
Agent Liberty 14
All-Caste 15
All-Star Squadron 15
Anansa the Spider Queen 26
Arsenal (Roy Harper) 9
The Auctioneer 29

C
Charlton Action-Heroes 18
Checkmate 11

F
Firestorm 10

G
Global Guardians (1994 additions) 3

R
Red Hood (Jason Todd) 15

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Stormwatch (New 52) 18


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Stormwatch, New 52, Wildstorm, Grifter, Red Hood, Jason Todd, Global Guardians, A.R.G.U.S., Adam Strange, The Flash, Superman, Mexican Superheroes, All-Star Squadron, Animal Man, Roy Harper, Charlton Comics, Checkmate, Firestorm, DC Comics Encyclopedia, DC Special Podcast,

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

DC Special Podcast: DC Bloodbath 2020

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Meanwhile... Diabolu Frank, Illegal Machine & Mr. Fixit discuss AT&T's recent downsizing of Warner Brothers & DC Entertainment in the context of past implosions and a grim future for the comics industry.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Comic Reader Résumé Podcast #10

Temporary Lay-Off

(February-July 1984)


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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey] noun 1. a summing up; summary. 2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
In Comic Reader Résumé, I use Mike’s Amazing World of Comics to travel back through time via his virtual newsstand to the genesis point of my lifelong collecting of comics. From there, I can offer a “work history” of my fandom through my active purchasing of (relatively) new comic books beginning in January of 1982, when my interest in the medium went from sporadic and unformed to routine on through compulsive accumulation. To streamline the narrative and keep the subjects at least remotely contemporaneous, I will not generally be discussing what we call back issues: books bought long after their publication date. Sometimes, I will cover a book published on a given month that I picked up within a year or so that date, and I give myself an especially wide berth on this aspect in the first couple of “origins” episodes. We’ll get more rigidly on point as my memories crystallize and my “hobby” spirals out of control into the defining characteristic of my life (eventually outpacing squalor and competing neuroses.) It’s part personal biography, part industry history, and admittedly totally self-indulgent on my part.

This episode includes Best of DC #49, Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #91-92, Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #3-7, Daredevil #209, Blue Devil #2-5, Marvel Team-Up #144 & 146, Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner #1, Marvel Super Special #30, Micronauts: The New Voyages #1, Amazing Spider-Man #258, G.I. Joe a Real American Hero and more! Plus a look at movies from the first half of 1984...

“Transcripts” Flash Force 2000, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, Supergirl, X-Men, Comic Reader Résumé

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

DC Special Podcast: Views From Michael Bailey's Longbox

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Meanwhile... In A Time Before Dan DiDio's dismissal and Covid-10, Michael Bailey of The Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network still joined Diabolu Frank in apocalyptic visions for the 2020 comic book industry. Spoiled the twist ending? Before then, we cover Superman artists* like Jon Bogdanove & Ed McGuinness, Greg Capullo, Helspont & Wildstorm in the New 52 DCU, the fall of John Byrne, and the Speculator Bust of 1993...
*Carlos Meglia was the awful one we couldn't name.


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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

DC Special Podcast: Angela's Marvelous World of DC Media

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Meanwhile... Angela from Wonder Woman: Warrior for Peace joins Diabolu Frank in outtakes from a multi-show, multi-hour recording session. Topics include the Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), DCEU, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, Wonder Woman 1984, Shazam!, Star Wars, The Batman, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Justice League Dark, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Silver & Black, Wandavision/Doctor Strange, Morbius, Black Widow, and, somehow, more...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Comic Reader Résumé Podcast #9

Seasonal Employee

(January 1984)


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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey] noun 1. a summing up; summary. 2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
In Comic Reader Résumé, I use Mike’s Amazing World of Comics to travel back through time via his virtual newsstand to the genesis point of my lifelong collecting of comics. From there, I can offer a “work history” of my fandom through my active purchasing of (relatively) new comic books beginning in January of 1982, when my interest in the medium went from sporadic and unformed to routine on through compulsive accumulation. To streamline the narrative and keep the subjects at least remotely contemporaneous, I will not generally be discussing what we call back issues: books bought long after their publication date. Sometimes, I will cover a book published on a given month that I picked up within a year or so that date, and I give myself an especially wide berth on this aspect in the first couple of “origins” episodes. We’ll get more rigidly on point as my memories crystallize and my “hobby” spirals out of control into the defining characteristic of my life (eventually outpacing squalor and competing neuroses.) It’s part personal biography, part industry history, and admittedly totally self-indulgent on my part.

This episode includes Phoenix: The Untold Story #1, Flash Force 2000 mini-comics, American Honda Presents Supergirl #1, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #15 and more! Plus a look at the 1982-1983 TV season...

“Transcripts” Flash Force 2000, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, Supergirl, X-Men, Comic Reader Résumé

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Comic Reader Résumé Podcast #8

Last In/First Out (Late 1983)


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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey] noun 1. a summing up; summary. 2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
In Comic Reader Résumé, I use Mike’s Amazing World of Comics to travel back through time via his virtual newsstand to the genesis point of my lifelong collecting of comics. From there, I can offer a “work history” of my fandom through my active purchasing of (relatively) new comic books beginning in January of 1982, when my interest in the medium went from sporadic and unformed to routine on through compulsive accumulation. To streamline the narrative and keep the subjects at least remotely contemporaneous, I will not generally be discussing what we call back issues: books bought long after their publication date. Sometimes, I will cover a book published on a given month that I picked up within a year or so that date, and I give myself an especially wide berth on this aspect in the first couple of “origins” episodes. We’ll get more rigidly on point as my memories crystallize and my “hobby” spirals out of control into the defining characteristic of my life (eventually outpacing squalor and competing neuroses.) It’s part personal biography, part industry history, and admittedly totally self-indulgent on my part.

This episode includes The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones #10, What If...? #41, Amazing Spider-Man #246, The Avengers #237, Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham #1, Keebler Company Presents DC's The New Teen Titans, Hawkeye #4, Daredevil #202, Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #86 & 88, Uncanny X-Men #177 & 179, Storm And Illyana: Magik #3, Green Lantern #173, The Thing #9, Hercules, Prince of Power #1, Nathaniel Dusk, Private Investigator #1, Starslayer, Grimjack, and more!

“Transcripts” The Avengers, Captain America, D.C. Cab, Daredevil, Green Lantern, Grimjack, Hawkeye, Hercules, New Teen Titans, Reagan, Silkwood, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man, Starslayer, The Thing, X-Men, Comic Reader Résumé

Monday, January 13, 2020

DC Special Podcast: Worlds Of DC


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Meanwhile... Mr. Fixit & Diabolu Frank talk "Worlds Of DC," meaning the DCEU and DCTV and DC Universe app and a little bit of actual comic books, hence the rare use of the term "Worlds Of DC" because nobody actual calls DC media by that name. Included are Harley Quinn, Birds of Prey, the Berlanti/CW/Arrowverse's Crisis On Infinite Earths (especially Black Lightning,) Wonder Woman 1984, Batman/Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, and Black Widow.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Comic Reader Résumé Podcast #7

Auditing (June 1983)


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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey] noun 1. a summing up; summary. 2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
In Comic Reader Résumé, I use Mike’s Amazing World of Comics to travel back through time via his virtual newsstand to the genesis point of my lifelong collecting of comics. From there, I can offer a “work history” of my fandom through my active purchasing of (relatively) new comic books beginning in January of 1982, when my interest in the medium went from sporadic and unformed to routine on through compulsive accumulation. To streamline the narrative and keep the subjects at least remotely contemporaneous, I will not generally be discussing what we call back issues: books bought long after their publication date. Sometimes, I will cover a book published on a given month that I picked up within a year or so that date, and I give myself an especially wide berth on this aspect in the first couple of “origins” episodes. We’ll get more rigidly on point as my memories crystallize and my “hobby” spirals out of control into the defining characteristic of my life (eventually outpacing squalor and competing neuroses.) It’s part personal biography, part industry history, and admittedly totally self-indulgent on my part. This episode includes Famous First Edition #9 (again,) DC Sampler #1 (yes, again,) and The New Teen Titans Annual #2 (finally.)

“Transcripts” Batman, Justice Society of America, New Teen Titans, Robin, Superman, Vigilante, Comic Reader Résumé

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Comic Reader Résumé Podcast #6

Probation (Spring 1983)


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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey] noun 1. a summing up; summary. 2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
In Comic Reader Résumé, I use Mike’s Amazing World of Comics to travel back through time via his virtual newsstand to the genesis point of my lifelong collecting of comics. From there, I can offer a “work history” of my fandom through my active purchasing of (relatively) new comic books beginning in January of 1982, when my interest in the medium went from sporadic and unformed to routine on through compulsive accumulation. To streamline the narrative and keep the subjects at least remotely contemporaneous, I will not generally be discussing what we call back issues: books bought long after their publication date. Sometimes, I will cover a book published on a given month that I picked up within a year or so that date, and I give myself an especially wide berth on this aspect in the first couple of “origins” episodes. We’ll get more rigidly on point as my memories crystallize and my “hobby” spirals out of control into the defining characteristic of my life (eventually outpacing squalor and competing neuroses.) It’s part personal biography, part industry history, and admittedly totally self-indulgent on my part. This episode includes Captain America #281 & 283, Avengers #231, U.S. 1 #1, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #11, Batman #359, Spider-Woman #50, DC Comics' The New Teen Titans in cooperation with The President's Drug Awareness Campaign #2, Power Man and Iron Fist #193, Alpha Flight #1, All-Star Squadron #24, and The Saga of Crystar, Crystal Warrior #3.

“Transcripts” Alpha Flight, The Avengers, Batman, Captain America, Crystar, G.I. Joe, Justice Society of America, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, New Teen Titans, Nomad, Spider-Woman, Comic Reader Résumé

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Comic Reader Résumé Podcast #5

Full Time (January 1983)


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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey] noun 1. a summing up; summary. 2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
In Comic Reader Résumé, I use Mike’s Amazing World of Comics to travel back through time via his virtual newsstand to the genesis point of my lifelong collecting of comics. From there, I can offer a “work history” of my fandom through my active purchasing of (relatively) new comic books beginning in January of 1982, when my interest in the medium went from sporadic and unformed to routine on through compulsive accumulation. To streamline the narrative and keep the subjects at least remotely contemporaneous, I will not generally be discussing what we call back issues: books bought long after their publication date. Sometimes, I will cover a book published on a given month that I picked up within a year or so that date, and I give myself an especially wide berth on this aspect in the first couple of “origins” episodes. We’ll get more rigidly on point as my memories crystallize and my “hobby” spirals out of control into the defining characteristic of my life (eventually outpacing squalor and competing neuroses.) It’s part personal biography, part industry history, and admittedly totally self-indulgent on my part. This episode includes World's Finest Comics #289-290, Captain America #280, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #14, Dazzler #26, Doctor Strange #58, Omega Men #1, DC Comics' The New Teen Titans in cooperation with The President's Drug Awareness Campaign #1, Obnoxio the Clown #1, Starslayer #6, Uncanny X-Men #168, and Marvel Team-Up #128.

“Transcripts” Superman, Batman, Reagan, Captain America, Captain Carrot, Dazzler, Doctor Strange, Omega Men, New Teen Titans, X-Men, Spider-Man, Comic Reader Résumé

Friday, May 17, 2019

Comic Reader Résumé Podcast #4

Orientation (Fall/Winter 1982)


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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey] noun 1. a summing up; summary. 2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
In Comic Reader Résumé, I use Mike’s Amazing World of Comics to travel back through time via his virtual newsstand to the genesis point of my lifelong collecting of comics. From there, I can offer a “work history” of my fandom through my active purchasing of (relatively) new comic books beginning in January of 1982, when my interest in the medium went from sporadic and unformed to routine on through compulsive accumulation. To streamline the narrative and keep the subjects at least remotely contemporaneous, I will not generally be discussing what we call back issues: books bought long after their publication date. Sometimes, I will cover a book published on a given month that I picked up within a year or so that date, and I give myself an especially wide berth on this aspect in the first couple of “origins” episodes. We’ll get more rigidly on point as my memories crystallize and my “hobby” spirals out of control into the defining characteristic of my life (eventually outpacing squalor and competing neuroses.) It’s part personal biography, part industry history, and admittedly totally self-indulgent on my part. This episode offers a look at my choice and dicey cuts from late '82, including Masters of the Universe #1-2, Blackhawk #252, Blade Runner #1-2, Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #76, DC Comics Presents #55 and The Brave and the Bold #196.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Comic Reader Résumé Podcast #0

Application (1967-1981)


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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey] noun 1. a summing up; summary. 2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
In Comic Reader Résumé, I use Mike’s Amazing World of Comics to travel back through time via his virtual newsstand to the genesis point of my lifelong collecting of comics. From there, I can offer a “work history” of my fandom through my active purchasing of (relatively) new comic books beginning in January of 1982, when my interest in the medium went from sporadic and unformed to routine on through compulsive accumulation. To streamline the narrative and keep the subjects at least remotely contemporaneous, I will not generally be discussing what we call back issues: books bought long after their publication date. Sometimes, I will cover a book published on a given month that I picked up within a year or so that date, and I give myself an especially wide berth on this aspect in the first couple of “origins” episodes. We’ll get more rigidly on point as my memories crystallize and my “hobby” spirals out of control into the defining characteristic of my life (eventually outpacing squalor and competing neuroses.) It’s part personal biography, part industry history, and admittedly totally self-indulgent on my part.

This special "zero" episode covers comics-related material from my earliest years, before I was technically a collector, including runs of Strange Tales, Doctor Strange, Warlock, Tomb of Dracula, Power Records, Marvel Premiere, Captain Marvel, The Adventures of the Big Boy, and the single issues Howard the Duck #2, Green Lantern/Green Arrow #84, Stalker #1, Logan's Run #1, Astonishing Tales #23, Famous First Edition #C-61, The Hands of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu #46, Weird Worlds #8, Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk in "The Great Rodeo Robbery", Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and Spider-Woman in "The Mystery Of The Power Crown", TSR-80 Computer Whiz Kids: The Computer Trap, Captain America #207, and Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

DC Special Podcast: Warner Bros.’ Aquaman (2018)


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Meanwhile... Diabolu Frank, Mr. Fixit & Illegal Machine have to put up or shut up regarding their historical comments on the prospect of Aquaman: The Motion Picture. You will believe a Momoa can make theater seats wet...

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