Beauty and the Beast (Episode Intro)

History is a story. It is told by victors and losers alike. Mighty deeds and epic failures, the march of innovation and technology, the rise and fall of civilizations, and even the small moments of individual achievement and perseverance. History is a story that is written and recorded. From oral history to florid prose.

By |2023-01-05T14:56:55-07:00January 5th, 2023|Comic Books, Comics Reviews, Episode Intros|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 90: Sensational She-Hulk

"This series broke with convention, it broke with tradition, and the broke the fourth wall." Today on the program we discuss the Sensational She-Hulk. The classic, genre-defying series by John Byrne. The series poked fun at the tropes and clichés of comic books, the publishers, the creators, and the fandom. It was a satire, a

By |2023-01-01T23:22:08-07:00October 15th, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 85: JLA Avengers

“It's fan service above and beyond the call of duty.” Today on the program we discuss the absolute gloriousness that is the Marvel/DC crossover epic JLA Avengers written by Kurt Busiek, and art by the mighty George Pérez. It is a bonanza of comic book wonder, a masterclass by Pérez, and a pretty good story

By |2022-06-23T21:20:36-06:00April 15th, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Cobbled Together: The Monster of Frankenstein

In 1954, at the height of McCarthyism, the comic book industry was under scrutiny for being a corrupter of youth and an inciter of crime. And according to the book Seduction of the Innocent by Fredric Werthram all of the issues of teenage delinquency could be traced back directly to the reading of comics. Senate hearings were

By |2022-12-12T13:32:10-07:00February 23rd, 2022|Comic Books, Comics Reviews|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 83: Beauty and the Beast

“In 1985, with the publication of Beauty and the Beast, history officially died. ” Today on the program we wade into the infamous end of the pool. Beauty and the Beast by Ann Nocenti and "art" by Don Perlin. It tells the story of the love affair between Hank Mccoy's Beast and - the disco-inspired

By |2022-06-20T19:07:23-06:00February 15th, 2022|Collected Edition, Podcasts|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 72: Sentry

“...immerses the reader in nostalgia. A nostalgia for something that never happened. Or did it?” The year 2000 mini-series that introduced the very first and most important hero in the Marvel universe that you never heard of, or maybe did hear of but can't remember. That's right, it's The Sentry. The dark tale of false

By |2022-03-07T15:35:33-07:00May 26th, 2021|Collected Edition|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 71: Dreadstar

“High space adventure awaits!” Journey back with us to the far-away time of the 1980swhere a new imprint - Epic - was being launched with the flagship title: Dreadstar! Written and drawn by the legendary Jim Starlin this tells the tale of Vance Dreadstar and his merry band of rogues. The battle despots, space armies,

By |2022-03-07T15:35:10-07:00May 12th, 2021|Collected Edition|0 Comments

Collected Edition: Episode 70: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

“It is harmless fun that seems as if the creators were having fun creating it. And sometimes that’s all that matters. ” Today on the program we will be discussing the absolutely bonkers series from Marvel back in the late 70s Godzilla: King of the Monsters written by Doug Moench with art (for the most

By |2022-03-07T15:34:26-07:00April 28th, 2021|Collected Edition|0 Comments
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