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KomicsKast #47 - Darwyn Cooke's Spirit, new comic preview...

Stephen and I discuss:

The big storm in the Pacific Northwest, Jack in the Box.

Comics Podcasts (22:55):

Comic Book Savant

Comic Book Attic

Collected Comics Library reaches it's 100th episode!

We discuss an audio comment from Aaron Macom of the SciFiDig podcast. (28:54)

My friend TMD sends me copies of the whole 19 page comic that he's working on, and we've been talking about on the show.(38:57)

My Blog (47:56): Raves and Rants.

Bottom of the Pile (49:19):

Darwyn Cooke's Spirit.

TwoMorrow's Rough Stuff Magazine.

Stephen and I want to wish you Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Holidays, or whatever you celebrate at this time of the year! Best wishes for the new year! And thanks to all the folks that post on the forum or send email comments.

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KomicsKast #46 - Sick, N3RDcast X-over, Ditko Kirby, Colorization, Bottom of the Pile

Stephen and I discuss:

We've both been sick! The gruesome details!

My recent guest appearance on N3RDcast.(THAT'S NEENERNEENER.NET BRUCE!)

Some folks have listened to my old KirbyKast shows (pre-KomicsKast test show) and many folks have said that they enjoyed the segments by my son Cory. He's welcome whenever he has something he wants to say!

Some follow up remarks on our Ditko, Kirby discussion from last show.

Turner Classic Movies has been showing Superman Serials and has a show called Cartoon Alley that Bruce is enjoying due to it's "un-colorized" cartoons.

Bottom of the Pile:

Jeff Loeb and Darwyn Cooke's Batman Spirit Comic.

Matthew Hughes Archonate.com website where you can check out the free story that Bruce mentioned.

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Stephen and I discuss:

My recent guest appearance on Comic Timing.

KomicsKast's recent win of the Noisy Awards People's Choice Award for Best "Single Voice" Comics Podcast. For more info, visit: Deliberate Noise - The Noisy Awards page.

Charlton Action Heroe's Volume 2 is announced at Blake Bell's Steve Ditko page.

Recent discussion on the Timely/Atlas Yahoo Group: What if Martin Goodman had been DC's distributor? (Instead of the reverse.)

Our common interest in animation and the future of that on the show.

Bottom of the Pile:

Jack Kirby Collector #47.

Astro City - the Dark Age Book 2 #1

Of Bitter Souls

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Stephen joins me to talk the CGS 200th episode celebration, advertising in comics, and our "bottom of the pile" reviews.
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KomicsKast #43 - Comics, TV's Heroes, and more comics!

Topics:

Stephen and Van join me to gab about comics, Heroes the TV show, and more comics!

Flipbook Website

Home of Heroes Home Page

War of the Worlds

The Monster of Frankestein

Some links of interest to those who'd like to see more of Dick Briefer's Frankenstein:

For a look at the humorous version you can find three stories reprinted at the site of the publishers of the wonderful Big Fun Comics Magazine: Big Fun Comics.

Two stories from issue #32 of the latter horror version can be found HERE.

And for a few samples of the comic strip version (reprinted in their entirety in Alter-Ego Halloween issues for 2004, 2005, and 2006) you can check out THIS page.

Golden Age of Comics Where you can find the 46th episode of GAC which features a great segment on Dick Briefer's Frankenstein. The "enhanced" version of the podcast should be up soon, containing pics to go along with the audio!

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KomicsKast #42 - Silver Age - Some thoughts on current comics... My new cohost, Stephen, and I discuss some of the more current comics that we're reading. Jackson Murdock of the Legacy Age submits a segment having to do with comic strips. Wow! Almost an hour this time! (More notes and links to follow.)
Direct download: Komicskast_42.mp3
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The forum that is so kindly hosted by the Comic Geek Speak guys has had to move to its own server due to the amount of traffic it gets. If you go to:

http://www.cgspodcast.com/forum/

You can see the new forum and maybe even post some thoughts! You will have to register again however, but its pretty painless! See you there!

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KomicsKast #41 - Silver Age - Ace the Bat-hound, New comic's creation

Topics:

We start off the show with some news and comics podcasts that you might enjoy, then a new segment wherein we will be following a new comic from it's genesis to its being published. Next up is a Silver Age segment by Bill Jourdain (of the Golden Age of Comics) in which he tells us about Ace the Bat-hound, and finally, if you still feel like listening, a segment discussing digital comics and hardware that can make them a reality.

Wonderful site on the Superman comic strip: The Speeding Bullet

Home of The New York Comic Con

New Comics Related Podcasts:

Bullpen Bulletins

Comic Book Attic

Bill Jourdain's great podcast:

Golden Age of Comics

Some links to go along with my digital comics segment:

40 Years of the Avengers Comics on DVD

First of two pages comparing the various tablet and slate PC's: Tablet PC 2 Comparison chart.

The Pepper Pad

Direct Link to the KomicsKast and Comics Podcast Crossover forum that's kindly provided by the Comics Geek Speak guys!

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KomicsKast #40 - Silver Age Goodness - Batwoman

Topics:

We start off the show with reviews of Ben Templesmith's Wormwood, Paul Dini's current Detective run, Brian Micheal Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's Powers, and Marvels Ultimate Avengers 2 DVD. Next, a SILVER AGE GOODNESS segment featuring Batwoman, and we end with a Comic Collecting Horror Story as well as several Comic Collecting Warm and Fuzzy stories.

Grand Comics Database

Collected Comics Library

Wednesday's Haul and View From the Cheap Seats

Comic Makers

Golden Age of Comics

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KomicsKast #39 - CPC #8, Jack Staff, Hatter M, Warm & Fuzzy

Topics:

I talk about the All Apes Comics Podcast Crossover episode #8; Paul Grist and his creations, Jack Staff and Kane; Frank Beddor's "The Looking Glass Wars" and "Hatter M'; and the Superman Returns 3D reels from View-Master. David Price chimes in with his second "Have A Sec?" segment regarding that age old question, monthlies vs. trades. And Braxton joins me in kicking off the first installment of "Warm and Fuzzy comic collecting stories."

Comics Podcast Crossover #8

Stop by the web page dedicated to ,Paul Grist's Jack Staff and Kane for more info on the characters and trade volumes.

Here's the Amazon link for the "amazon partner I ordered The Looking Glass Wars from. (I ordered from the first one, PBshop in GB.)

Here's the link to the downloadable first issue of Hatter M.

Visit the View-Master site for more info on where to find the Superman Returns (and others) 3D reels.

Direct Link to the KomicsKast and Comics Podcast Crossover forum that's kindly provided by the Comics Geek Speak guys!

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And now a word about...
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Comics Podcast Crossover #8 is now available in its own feed. This time we've done something a bit different, it's a variety type show, 15 different podcasts, each doing a 5 to 10 minute segment on one topic, APES. Tom Katers from the Around Comics Podcast hosts the show. But hey! you can find more info by just clicking HERE, or you can cut and paste the following link:

http://comicspodcastcrossover.libsyn.com

Hope you enjoy!!

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My thoughts on Heroes Con, Dennis the Menace Giant Christmas Issue #19 (Winter 1963), "Wednesday's Haul," a new comic collecting horror story, James Bond comic strip online.
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A review of Lorenzo Ross's "Complicated Hair," Jack Kirby's The Eternals, and Comic Book Collecting Horror Stories!
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KomicsKast Quick Update!

Comics Podcast Crossover has a new home at http://comicspodcastcrossover.libsyn.com/

I've sent it to iTunes to be added but it takes time. You can subscribe to the feed manually if you'd like though by going to the advanced drop down menu, opening "subscribe to podcast" and pasting the following link:

feed://comicspodcastcrossover.libsyn.com/rss

Comics Podcast Crossover #7 features:Chris Neseman of the Around Comics Podcast, Drew M. of the Weekly Special podcast, and myself, Bruce Rosenberger of the KomicsKast Podcast get together to talk about everyone's favorite spy, James Bond. Visit the KomicsKast forum at Comicgeekspeak.com/forum for further discussion.

Direct download: CPC_annouce.mp3
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This episode features a review of Scar Tissue by Andrew J. Clark and David Wachter, A Funnypapers segment about Alley Oop, and some thoughts on DC's recent "Big Event." (Better show notes to follow soon!)
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Well, for better or for worse, here it is. My anniversary show. One year in podcasting as of May 13th! This is, all told, my 52 podcast and I'm pretty proud that I've managed to stick with it that long. I'm still having fun and looking forward to getting Comics Podcast Crossover up and running again, and we've even got two shows in the works.

As for this show, I spend a while detailing my wanderings of the last few weeks, as well as talk about the sequel to my favorite comic of all time (Superman 164), the issue this time is Superman 168. I'll try not to make this a habit but it is just the kind of zany story that exemplifies why I still love reading those old silver age comics, even in this day of ultra-realism.

I also put out the call for YOUR comic collecting horror stories to share in a future episode of KomicsKast. This is your chance to be more than a listener, this is your chance to be a part of the show!

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Topics:

The Dutchy Digest website, where you can download the free comic book day issue of the comic.

Links to the podcasts I mention in this show:

SciFiDig

Comic Book Noise

Around Comics

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Dutchy Digest Free Comic Book Day Issue 2006 The 2006 Free Comic Book Day issue of Dutchy Digest is available for download at the Dutchy Digest website. All you have to do is download the two side, print on either side of a piece of paper, fold in half, and Presto! your own copy to read over and over again. Please let us know what you think of it! Bruce
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A special collecting comics "back in our day" episode:

Part two of this "crossover podcast" can be found at Rick Gordon's The Pop Cult Online webpage, where you can also listen to Rick's first two episodes as well as subscribe to his future podcasts.

Van Reid's Moosepath website is the place to find out about the six books he's written as well as the place to go to sign up for his Moosepathian Newsletter (by joining the Friends of the Moosepath League) wherein you'll read stories, both fiction and non-fiction, and receive news of what Van's up to.

Gary Petras has written a bunch of comics in the past, along with plays, screenplays, short stories and novels. Coming soon are two comic book titles as well as an all ages novel. I will pass along more info as it becomes available.

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Topics:

Please join us at the NEW KOMICSKAST FORUM and chat about show topics or whatever else is on your mind.

Visit Danielle Corsetto's Girls With Slingshots site to read the web comic that I rave about this episode.

More Comics Podcasts that I enjoy:

Sean Whelan's Raging Bullets Podcast.

Rick Gordon's Pop Cult Online Podcast.

The Comics N3RDCast.

New Segment, "Have A Sec?" by David Price wherein David talks about Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's Spider-man Blue.

I just realized that, including my 11 seminal KirbyKast podcasts, and the 6 (so far) Comics Podcast Crossovers, episode 33 of KK will be my 50th podcast! My year anniversary is on May 13th. Woo hoo!

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By popular demand: Very first appearance of Popeye - Jan. 17, 1929
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KomicsKast #31

Topics:

Please join us at the NEW KOMICSKAST FORUM and chat about show topics or whatever else is on your mind.

Visit Dabel Brothers Publishing to see previews of "Red Prophet" and other publications upcoming from this new publisher.

Before The One Eyed Sailor, our Yahoo group whose intent is to reprint the first decade of the previously unpublished Thimble Theatre strip.

David Wachter's independent comic, Scar Tissue is featured here with several pages of previews.

Around Comics, a podcast I've mentioned before, but I mention again, not only because I guested on episode #8, but because I like it!

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KomicsKast #30

Dutchy Digest #2 is finally done, printed and for sale!

My favorite Comic Book of all time: Superman #164

Quick reviews on:

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale

Ultimate Iron Man issues 1-5 by Orson Scott Card and Andy Kubert

Rocketo Trade Paperback Collected Edition

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KomicsKast #29

Topics:

What I've been up to in the last few weeks while the four part TV cartoons shows played out.

Some new (for me anyway) podcasts that I'm listening to:

The Legacy Age

The Fantasy Times

The Around Comics Podcast

Cartoon Blogs Mentioned in Show:

Cartoon Brew

Cartoon Modern

Legion of Superheroes:

Mark Stratton and I discuss the relatively new Legion of Superheroes comic book series (well, the first six issues anyway!)

Animated KomicsKast Opening:

My friend Stephen sent me a cool animation for the opening music to KomicsKast. I'd like to share it, but I'm not sure just how yet! But in the meantime, I've put a screen shot here in the blog. Thanks Stephen!

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Co-hosts:

Ric Croxton, and Van Reid join me to reminisce about Saturday morning and TV cartoons. This fourth (and final) part features reminiscences on a variety of cartoon shows.

Online reference sites:

Don Markstein's Toonopedia

Wikipedia on online database of just about everything edited by folks like you and me.

Hardcopy Reference Editions:

(I use Amazon references here because it's easy! I have no affiliation so check in with your favorite bookseller for new or used copies.)

Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoon Series by Jeff Lenburg

Of Mice and Magic by Leonard Maltin.

The Moose That Roared by Keith Scott.

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With JM Campbell of the Geek 4X4 podcast, and Shane Kelly of Comic Geek Speak.
Direct download: CPC_06.mp3
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Part 3 of our discussion on Saturday morning and TV cartoons...
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Derek Coward of Comic Book Noise joins Chris of Collected Comics Library, Mikel O.D. of Most People are DJ's, and myself to discuss several topics. More notes soon...
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Part 2 of our discussion on TV cartoons from the 60"s. More show notes to follow...
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Co-hosts:

Ric Croxton, and Van Reid join me to reminisce about Saturday morning and TV cartoons. This first part deals with our earliest memories of cartoons on TV

Online reference sites:

Don Markstein's Toonopedia

Wikipedia on online database of just about everything edited by folks like you and me.

Hardcopy Reference Editions:

(I use Amazon references here because it's easy! I have no affiliation so check in with your favorite bookseller for new or used copies.)

Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoon Series by Jeff Lenburg

Of Mice and Magic by Leonard Maltin.

The Moose That Roared by Keith Scott.

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KomicsKast #24

Topics:

Animation:

AstroBoy (1963) Ultra DVD Box Set 1

Other Podcasts Mentioned in this Show:

Comic Geek Speak

Ian Levenstein's Geekspeak

I Read Comics

Two New Warren Ellis Comics:

Nextwave

Black Gas

Mailbag:

We get letters of coment from Derek of Comic Book Noise, Ralf Shulze, and an audio comment from Aaron Macom of SciFiDig.

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KomicsKast #23

Topics:

WHOOPS!:

I mention Captain Marvel in the show as a good comic, what I meant was Captain America.

Silent movie version of H. P. Lovecraft story, "The Call of Cthulhu.":

The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society

Other Podcasts Mentioned in this Show:

Comic Book Noise

Comic Geek Speak

Collected Comics Library

The Golden Age of Comics

Green Arrow Showcase Edition

Green Arrow Showcase Vol. 1

RANT:

Slabbing Comic Books

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KomicsKast #22

Topics:

SMALL PRESS NEWS:

Jerry Smith's Miracle Force has reached issue #17.

Justin Madson's Happy Town Graphic Novels.

SMALL PRESS FEATURE:

Dale Martin's Watusi The Talking Dog.

JAPANESE MANGA:

Yoshihiro Tatsumi's The Push Man and Other Stories.

COMIC STRIPS:

Glamour International #26 featuring the "Good Girl" art of Bob Lubbers.

OTHER COMICS PODCASTS:

Indie Spinner Rack features reviews of independent comics. "Issues" 10 and 10.5 feature interviews with small press folks, Matt Feazell, and Marcos Perez.

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My Happy Town Graphic Novels arrived... ...and check out the cool drawing that Justin did on the envelope. No fair! I want to frame it or something... But it's cool, eh?
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