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