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Komicskast Episode 100! March 1962 - Green Lantern 11, Fantastic Four 3

Finally! We hit episode 100 of KomicsKast!

First up a rundown of some of the other comics that were on the stands with a cover date of March 1962.

Next up, Michael Pindell talks about Green Lantern #11 (you all know that Michael is the host of the Comic Book Attic, right?)

Then, Lyle Tucker, Van Reid, and I tackle Fantastic Four #3.

Feedback: KomicsKast Blog

Or email me at: komicskast@gmail.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: komicskast_100.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm EST

KomicsKast 99 - February 1962

In the first segment I catch up with some audio blog items that I haven't yet had time to talk about:

ComicZeal and some new ways to use it on the iPhone and iPod Touch

Pixar documentary on Starz VOD

Jet Li and Jason Statham in the movie War

Jet Li and Jackie Chan in the movie Forbidden Kingdom

Tom Hanks in Charlie Wilson's War

Netflix's "Watch Instantly" on your computer option

Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/ and their collection of Jack Benny Christmas episodes

2009 Vintage DC Super Heroes Calendar

(Promo Code: goldenagecomics)

In the second segment I talk about comics that came out in February 1962 (as well as a few from January 1962)

In the third segment I mention some of my favorite podcasts ( the "I never miss an episode" ones)

Comic Book Attic

N3RDcast

Comic Book Noise

Comic Book Savant

Collected Comics Library

Just Bill's Comic Book Drawer Box

Wednesday's Haul

Golden Age of Comic Books

Direct download: komicskast_99.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

KomicsKast 98 - January 1962 - Fantastic Four 2, and Tales to Astonish 27

This time out, due to a major cold, I decide NOT to highlight what's going on in the rest of the comics universes, but jump right into our recaps and comments regarding the two superhero books that Marvel put out in January 1961, Fantastic Four 2, and Tales to Astonish 27 (the latter has only a marginal superhero connection, but you'll hear all about that!)

I'm joined by my good friends Lyle Tucker and Van Reid, and even if no one listening enjoys this, I can tell you, I DID!

My favorite sources:

Grand Comic Book Database

Marvel Month by Month

Direct download: KomicsKast_98.mp3
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KomicsKast #97 - December 1961 - Turok, Sea Devils, Superman Annual

Since Marvel didn't publish any superhero titles cover dated December 1961, it's given me the chance to take a look at the comics of other publishers from that month.

Neither of the books is a superhero book either, not that there weren't some being published, but both Turok Son of Stone 26 and Sea Devils 2 have a bit of Sci Fi, fantasy to them.

I also talk a bit about a comic that's very special to me, and why: Superman Annual 3.

I want to thank my friend Stan Jones for loaning me the Turok comic.

Direct download: komicskast_97.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm EST

KomicsKast #96 - November 1961

After a four month hiatus, KomicsKast is back with the first of what we hope will be many, breakdowns of comics by month. While the focus is on Marvel, we'll be talking about comics from many different companies. This time it's November 1961, the month Fantastic Four #1 came out (cover date).

Links of interest:

Legion of Substitute Podcasters

Sarge's Coloring Book

Twomorrows, home to Alter-Ego Magazine

The Grand Comics Database

My Comic Shop

Marvel Retro Cast

Not ANOTHER Comics Podcast

See you soon with another episode!

Our art this time is by the multi-talented Stephen, and Randy Sargent!

Direct download: KomicsKast_96.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

KomicsKast Audio Blog - October 28, 2008 - Some wonderful things to do with your iPhone / iPod Touch

If you don't have an iPhone or an iPod Touch, don't despare, there may still be something of interest here for you as well!

The internet archive online:
http://www.archive.org/index.php

Free iTalk recording program for iPhone / iPod Touch from Griffen:
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/italk

WavePad mp3 sound editor (free):
http://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/

Direct download: KK_audio_blog_081028.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

KomicsKast Audio Blog Oct. 26, 2008 - Gasoline Alley vol. 1, Dick Tracy vol. 1 I know, it was just yesterday that I uploaded the last audio blog, but I had a lot to say! This time I talk about (review?) Volume One of the Complete Gasoline Alley Dailies (Walt and Skeezix), and Volume One of the Complete Dick Tracy.
Direct download: KK_Audio_Blog_081026.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

KomicsKast Audio Blog Oct. 25, 2008 - Classic Comic Strips, ComicZeal

This time I discuss my errant ways, Classic Comic strip groups on Yahoo, and the ComicZeal comic reading program for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Direct download: KK_Audio_Blog_081025.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47am EST

And not only are we back with a new BOP, but Aaron Macom joins us live from the Mid Ohio Con (okay, he's actually in his car at the Mid Ohio Con, but give us a break!).

<a href='http://flickr.com/photos/acmacom/sets/72157607751540302/'>Aaron's Flickr page of photos from Mid Ohio Con.</a>

<a href='http://www.comicspace.com/ccicconi/'>Chad Ciccone</a>

After Aaron gets done (and if you know Aaron, you'll know why we had to wait until he was done!) Jon, Stephen, and I talk about our BOP's (which you may recall, stands for Bottom of the Pile or the thing that we saved for last - the best).

Direct download: The_BOP_081005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

I think the subject line pretty much says it all except for the links:

http://goldenagecomics.blogspot.com/

http://asgardpress.com/

Direct download: KK_Audio_Blog_080928.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

I think the title of this episode says it all! I pretty much tell you about all the "STUFF" I bought in the the last week!!!

Direct download: KK_Audio_Blog_080909.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21pm EST

Besides the new Marvel direct to DVD feature Next Avengers, I talk about my thoughts on Opening Atlantis by Harry Turtledove (after finishing it) and first impressions on starting Sebastian Faulk's new Bond novel, Devil May Care. Also my thoughts on the comic collections, Where's Dennis by Hank Ketchum, and Tall Tales by Al Jaffee.

Direct download: KK_Audio_Blog_080903.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:43pm EST

SciFiDig #174 includes an hour long segment on the Hammer Horror films. Co-hosted by Ric Croxton, we take a look at the various films we've watched recently, and what we thought of them.

http://www.scifidig.com/

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52am EST

Regulars Happy Jack and Dr. Sexy both happen to be on vacation this week, so Kwip invited me and Jason Becker (creator of Killing Pickman) to join him on the show. All in all we did pretty well I thought, with discussions on the Kirkman video from a creator's point of view. and some chatter about what came out last week at the comics shops.

You can go to [url="http://neenerneener.net/"]NeenerNeener.net[/url] to check out the show notes and download or listen (but beware, this one is not for the kiddies!)

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54am EST

Comics and books I got at the comic shop this week, comics and books I got in the mail, and comics and books that I picked up at the con last week. Noel Sickles, Chris Sanders and Kiskaloo, and understanding what's going on in Atomic Robo...

Direct download: KK_Audio_Blog_080824.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

My recent visits to the chiroprator, an Iron Pigs ball game this weekend, the comics I bought last week, a book I'm reading, and one I'm listening to, and some comics I won from the Comic Book Attic podcast (comicbookattic.libsyn.com) arrived.

Direct download: KK_audio_blog_080818.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:55pm EST

So when is the right time to move for a job?

Kiskaloo

Bud Plant Art Books

Comics Playground

Grass Green Tribute Page

Comic Book Attic and Cinematic Attic

Direct download: KK_Audio_Blog_080811.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm EST

This time I spend a little (too much actually) time talking about my iPhone purchase and the whole Apple Store Experience. While I'm a big fan of Apple products, my time spent in the store did not impress me, but listen to the blog for more info on that topic!

Next up are some movies and TV shows that I've rented from Netflix, Elizabeth the Golden Age, Superman II the directors cut, Dark Shadows, and Curse of the Werewolf (with the young Oliver Reed).

Then I explain why it's my fault there's no BOP this week and then I spend time detailing what my BOP would have been.

Lastly, but most importantly, I implore you to head over to <a href='http://www.chrissandersart.com'>Chris Sanders Art .com</a> and check out Chris' amazing web comic, Kiskaloo! Calvin and Hobbes fans, as well as those of Walt Kelly's Pogo should be the most pleased,,,

Direct download: KK_Audio_blog_080804.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:08pm EST

Three main topics this time:

My BOP for the week.

Decoder Ring Theatre

Social networking on Netflix.

Direct download: KK_audio_blog_080727_final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EST

Me again, rambling on about my crazy hectic week (again), the last live N3RDcast, my wifes run in with a kidney stone, my audio comment on Comic Book Noise 128, my package from Silver Comics, and the books I just got from the Science Fiction Book Club.

Direct download: audio_blog_080721.output.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57pm EST

The BOP 7-13-08

Hey folks..its been a while but the whole gang is back!!  We catch up on new events including a surprise announcement from Jon..

 Give our take on the new Hulk movie...and pick on Bruce for not seeing it yet!!

 Then off we go into a sort of newer version of The BOP...we aint gonna hit you with the same old things...just new stuff that has come out and caught our eye & old stuff that has stood out!

 The Art was supplied by a friend of ours, Jason Meadows, of the Leadslinger Studios, and the N3RDcast podcast. Thank you Jason!

Direct download: The_Bop_7-13-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

I finished reading Ultimate Spider-man Volume 19, and I talk about it.

MY Previews highlights - i go through the Previews catalogue and point out the things that interest me.

Direct download: audio_blog_080712.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

Hooray! I got mail! So... I go over the emails I got since the last audio blog a couple days ago.

Just a LITTLE more chatter on the iPhone and the Palm T/X.

Had a chance this morning to watch the Batman: Gotham Knight DVD.

Also got a copy of Terry Pratchett's The Last Hero, illustrated by Paul Kidby.

Received an order from In Stock Trades and I go over the contents.

My friend Scott Cerderlund does a wonderful blog:Wednesday's Haul Blog

Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now graphic novel is out from IDW. I explain why I was boycotting IDW, and why I may now go out and buy the TPB:Cory Doctorow's Boing Boing article on his Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now

Direct download: audio_blog_080711.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

Just some ramblings from a lousy typist...

No real content, but I talk about deciding which Batman: Gotham Knight edition to buy, the single or the two disk set. My son Cory says, "no one writes Spider-man like Brian Michael Bendis does" and I think he may well be right after reading volume 19 of the Ultimate Spider-man tpb's.

What criteria should an aging tech junkie be looking for in his gadgets? Do I really need an iPhone? What about OpenMoko's Neo Freeruner? Would that be a wiser purchase? Will it be available from T-Mobile, who has served us well for over 5 years? Do I really need a Palm device on top of all the other gadgets I carry with me each day?

Direct download: audio_blog_080708.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

KomicsKast - #95 - Archie Andrew's Secret Identity!

Before I get to the main feature of this episode, I babble on about things that I've been enjoying, like the Hammer Horror Films and Terry Pratchett's Discworld Books. I also talk about a book that I didn't enjoy so much, DC's Lightning Saga Graphic Novel. And then, to wash the evil taint from our mouths, I wax poetic about the wonderful FREE comic book downloads at WOWIO.

The main segment this time was inspired by my friend Aaron Macom of the SciFiDig Podcast, who was telling me how much he enjoys the rundowns I did of the Silver Age Superman comics. Well! Don't let it be said that I don't pay attention to my listener! So I asked him if it would be alright if it wasn't a Superman comic, and he said, "sure." Being that I've lately developed a very unhealthy longing to read the superhero revival comics from the "OTHER" companies, I chose one of the Archie superhero titles, and no, I don't mean from their mid 60's revival of their golden age heroes like The Shield, the Hangman, etc., NO! I'm go on to tell you about one of the comics wherein Archie himself becomes Pureheart the Powerful! I want to acknowledge the invaluable information for this segment that I garnered from the wonderful Don Markstein's Toonopedia website, a treasure trove of information on old comics, comic strips, and cartoons (all the things I love to talk about here!)

And then lastly, I have a sort of rerun. Since I stopped doing the Indie Comic Book Noise podcast over at Derek Coward's Comic Book Noise podcast network, I've still been submitting Small Press segments for the show. Derek has been kind enough to include them in the show, but I suspect that my audience here does not cross over with the ICBN, so I'm "re-running" those segments here, a few weeks later. This time out, I talk about the works of Justin Madson, the creator of the various comics that can be found at Just Mad Books.

Direct download: komicskast_95.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am EST

KomicsKast - #94 Back to Basics - Tintin <p>Bruce is getting back to his roots with the first of his back to basics KomicsKast.</p>

<p>In this episode Bruce explains why he's gone solo, talks about one of his favorite comics from his childhood, Tintin, why he's dropping all his monthly titles, and recommends a few collected editions, current and soon to be published. Two links that he talks about on the show:</p>

 <p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Le_Petit_Vingti%C3%A8me_number_32.jpg </p>

<p>http://tintin.francetv.fr/index.html#aventures/albums/albumh.swf〈=uk/&mc=_root.ban7</p>

<p>Please let Bruce know what you think!</p>
Direct download: komicskast_94.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

The BOP 6-1-08

  Who am I??  Where am I?  What place is thi... OK your not gonna buy the whole amnesia bit are ya?

  OK heres the skinny...various blah blah blah were keeping us from doing yada yada yada...which is why we weren't able to get done with etc etc ..etc.

  There..now your caught up.  Me and Jon this week..no Bruce..but an incredible simulation of a Bruce-ish type guy...  namely... his younger brother. Lets see how well he fares with The BOP shall we..

  Topics covered, Iron Man the flick, Speed Racer the MOVIE!!, and da' BOP

 

Direct download: The_BOP_6-1-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm EST

No Stephen, no Jon, just lonely old me. My adventures at Pittsburgh Comic Con My BOP for last week, only a couple comics, but lots of other goodies!
Direct download: BOP_080508_final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

Dutchy Digest Free Comic Book Day Issue 2008

The Dutchy Digest Free Comic Book Day 2008 issue is posted and ready for download! Just go on over to the Dutchy Digest web page, follow the links, download the sides one, two, three, and four images, print one and two back to back, three and four back to back, fold, and staple (if so inclined) and PRESTO! you've got your very own FCBD issue. Hope you enjoy.

Bruce

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

the BOP 4-27-08

ok folks.. No Bruce... brief recap of last weeks Bop...which we never recorded...and then on to new stuff.. enjoy!

 

 

Direct download: The_BOP_4-27-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

The BOP 4-13-08

 A 2 hour freaking BOP!! Can you believe it??!!  Now...to be honest Jon pretty much holds court for the first hour...his stories of the Kansas City Planet Con are worth the download alone!! 

   Speaking of which.. check out this guy's site...listen in on the show to find out why you should!! www.CaptainSpectre.com

 Now Bruce aint here in person but he has graced us with both a Con report and a BOP audio bit.

 So in general we cover Cons, Pros, Fans and Costumes...

 Have fun

 

Direct download: The_BOP_4-13-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58am EST

The BOP 4-6-08

What is it about a man and his BOP? What causes him to forego basic grooming habits to partake of this odd event? What drives him thru truckloads of evil nere-do-wells to snuggle up to  his MP3 player  listening to a couple of old geezers talk about childish things? What forces him to push thru a sleep-deprived fog of numbness to fill up a word box with stupid questions..just to look like hes writing something important?

 The BOP my friends! I say unto you all...The BOP!!

 OK..enough of that..No Jon today...hes at a convention...and we tried to call him but no answer..pfft...well heck..cant blame him for that. We kind of wish we were there with him...but...next week when he returns...I'll do my best to make him feel guilty..I mean you know I will!! Bruce is here..and well...we just put up with that..I mean come on..the guy needs this you know?

 Filling in today is our good and understanding friend James...and we thank him for that.

 We talk reprint books,,,comic book movies...good art books..and as always..The BOP!

  Have fun...(just dont tell anyone)

Direct download: The_BOP_4-6-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

This weeks BOP is short..well...short-ish. Got a new definitive version of the theme song. My buddies in the "Rice Cracker Project" put this version together for me.. and I think it sounds pretty sweet. So big thanks to Wayde and Nick on this...

 

 Got a report from Bruce on Pulp con and wishing Jon fun on his Upcoming Comic com...oh,,,and I think the Audio problems have been delt with...at least I HOPE so.

 

 

Direct download: The_BOP_3-30-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

The BOP 3-23-08

Yeah yeah I know...Bruce can barely be heard thru most of the Podcast.. however..it gets a little better about half way thru. Ok...well..I'm the sound engineer on this thing so I'll take the heat for it..but trust me..when the time comes...I'll find a way to take it out on Bruce.  :)

 On to what we can hear...theres me..hogging the mic for the first segment...talking about fun little finds I uncovered from a "Quarter Bin" Theres Bruce...talking about his upcoming Con trip/outing...and Jon...letting us in on  the Behind the scenes tomfoolery that goes on in a comic shop.

 Art and music actually kind of go along with each other this time aound...dont always expect that though.

 Enjoy what you can of this show...

Direct download: the_BOP_3-23-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34am EST

KomicsKast - #93 - THOR -  Journey Into Mystery 95 - 100

Lyle Tucker, Van Reid, and myself (Bruce Rosenberger) take a good deep look at Journey Into Mystery issues 95 - 100.

Within these issues there are story elements that are put into place that will have ramifications on the future of the Thor stories. We also get to see some of the best work that Jack Kirby has done on the title (or maybe any title!) to date. The title still has a long way to go, but we think you'll agree with us that it's finally headed in the correct, if tenuous, direction.

We want to thank all those that have written to give us support and let us know that they think we're doing a good job. If you too would like to comment you can contact us at one of these places:

Right here at the bottom of the blog under comments

KomicsKast Forum

Or email me at: komicskast@gmail.com (and I'll pass it along to Lyle and Van)

We mentioned our friend Randy Sargent in the show and you can visit Sarge's Coloring Book by clicking the link.

Two internet resources that make our jobs easier:

Grand Comic Book Database

Marvel Month by Month

Direct download: komicskast_93.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

The BOP 3-16-08

 Something..odd has been happening. I dont feel myself these days..well actually I do...but its normal and healthy, as long as I dont get caught. A strange undefining mood has come over me lately...as if..some unseen outside force has been..influencing me...moving me into uncharted mental waters.

 as if..voices...are...

    controlling my actions..

 

   ack...zzzttt... Everything is fine. We..er..this one is in complete compliance with normal human behavior.  That is all.

 

 Topics covered..disposable reading material. Please do not be alarmed.

 

Direct download: The_BOP_3-16-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

The BOP 3-9-08

Ok Lets get serious here...this is a show about comics and how they affect the world around us...the morality, the infrastructure, the very foundation of life itself. The universe suddenly becomes a huge swaying, lumbering pinata ready to burst forth with the sweet tasting candy of truth and mysterious plastic toys that symbolized man's need to play God!

.. and we....WE are weilding the the Broomstick of light, swinging wildly at this thing we ultimately call..

THE BOP!

:)  actually we're just killing time on a sunday morning but what the heck, right??

By the way...absolutely no facts were harmed or even paid attention to during the making of this podcast.

 

Direct download: The_BOP_3-09-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03am EST

The Bop 3-2-08

Greets Folks...No Bruce this week...and we barely razzed him at all...whats with us these days??  Anyway..I briefly report on the Toonies an annual  Cartoonist Banquet I attended last night..whilst Jon regales us with a glorious tale of adventure and discovery and moral testing!!

 

 

Direct download: The_BOP_3-2-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39am EST

The BOP 2-24-08

Stephen here again...you folks thinking what I'm thinking..I think I got dumped with the job of hosting this thing for a while...now Bruce and Jon are being very supportive...but I'm thinking when they hang up...its all "poops and Giggles" if you know what I'm saying??

 

 None-the-less...its my baby again...and..we have a special guest appearance by none other that the Pod King of Podcast himself...Derek!!!

  He says he's here to thank Jon for something...personally..I think hes fishing around for me to take over his podcast duties too!!

  Nay I say!! NAY NAY NAY!! and Double NAY!!

  I got more NAYS if I need em so dont even try Derek!!

 

  Anyway..topics this week range between..yada yada...and etc..

 

 

Direct download: the_BOP_2-24-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42am EST

The BOP 2-17-08

Jon and I again..though...we are joined by a surprise guest appearance from an old old friend.

 

 We blast thru our piles like juggernauts until we reach a gut fluttering climax that will allmost surely leave you underwelmed!!

 subjects touched upon range from small pets drenched in bodily fluids to unfinished epics by long lost friends!

 keep a wastebasket handy!

 

 

 

Direct download: the_BOP_2-17-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10am EST

Orphan Toons Podcast #4

Unless you unexpectedly took a wrong turn at Albuquerque, you're probably aware of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection 5, if you don't already own a set. Rachel Newstead and Kevin Wollenweber devote this edition of the Orphan Toons Podcast to some of the more overlooked cartoons on the first disk, including Chuck Jones'  screwball "A Pest In The House" and "You Were Never Duckier.

Direct download: Orphan_Toons_Podcast_4__Rachel_and_1.output.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38pm EST

The BOP 2-10-08

ok heres the 'heads up" in this episode...Bruce wasnt here..I recorded it..I went crazy with the power!!

  (dude also left me the keys to the whole she-bang!)

 Its me an Jon yakkin' about quarter bins, Monster movies, and our weekly recomendation for a great comic!!

  oh...and some music too...new version of "The BOP" and a couple of music pieces as filler between the breaks..first one is mine..and the second one is a collaboration between me and a fellow musician  Steve Journey.

  Hope ya dig the show...if you dont its Bruces fault...if you do...Jon and I will take the glory!

 

 

Direct download: the_BOP_2-09-08_final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52am EST

the BOP (Bottom of the Pile) February 6th, 2008 - Just boring old Bruce...

By popular demand (okay, so only one person demanded it...) Bruce brings you his picks for the week. Actually, Bruce brings you his picks for the last two weeks, plus looks through what he just brought home from the funnybook shop!

As mentioned, for some great Retro Casts of Silver Age comics, you can go to the Comic Book Cast podcast page to listen to Avengers Retro Cast one and two. You can also go to the Uncanny X-Cast podcast page to download that podcast, each of which highlights five issues of classic X-men comics.

Direct download: BOP_080206_final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

Komicskast - #92 - THOR -  Journey Into Mystery 89 - 94

Join Mr. Lyle Tucker, Van Reid, and myself Bruce Rosenberger, as we re-examine the next six Thor stories from Journey Into Mystery issues 89 through 94. After we provide a synopsis for each story, we examine the stories and art, and we try to track the genesis of a great character while also putting the stories into Marvel's Historical Perspective.

(BTW- if you've got a copy of the first Thor Marvel Masterworks, the first Thor Essentials, or a subscription to the new Marvel Comics Digital Comics site, it might be helpful to have the book or website on hand as we do occasionally reference panels and pages in various stories.)

We encourage you to comment on this episode in one of several ways:

You can send email or audio comments to: komicskast@gmail.com

Or you can leave a comment on the KomicsKast blog page

Or Comment on the KomicsKast forumat the Comic Forums, generously donated by the kind folks at Comic Geek Speak

We'd love to hear from you!

Direct download: komicskast_92.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

Direct download: KK_91_92_promos_final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13pm EST

Komicskast - #91 - Iron Man - Tales of Suspense 39 - 44

Join Stephen, Jon Hook, and myself, as we go in depth on the first six issues of Iron Man in Tales of Suspense 39 - 44.

In this episode we break the issues down with a synopsis of the story, and the folks involved in creating that particular issue. We discuss what else was going on in the Marvel universe at the time, and the good and bad things that make the issue what it is.

Our friends Michael and Shane at the Comic Book Cast were actually two weeks ahead of us in posting a very similar series of shows featuring the Avengers. Please check them out, I found them very entertaining!

Marvel, Month by Month is the website that we've been using to help gather information as to what's been going on in the Marvel Universe.

And of course, no comics research project would be complete without information from the wonderful Grand Comic Book Database.

Join us next week on KK 92 when Lyle, Van, and I, tackle the second batch of Thor stories from Journey Into Mystery 89 - 94.

Please comment at our KomicsKast forums graciously supplied by the folks at Comic Geek Speak.

Direct download: komicskast_91.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38pm EST

The BOP (Bottom of the Pile) January 13, Same Old Day!

Stephen's out sick, so Jon and I persevere without him, detailing out purchases from this past week, and eventually getting down to the BOP.

The mention of One More Day, and Brand New Day, sends us off into a long discussion about comics creators, and the companies they work for, and just what do they owe US, the readers?

Let us hear from YOU:

The KomicsKast forum

Direct download: BOP_080113.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

The BOP (Bottom of the Pile) January 6, 2008 - Christmas Presents

The BOP is Back!

Stephen, Jon, and I compare notes on the holidays, talk about the wonderful gifts that we got for Christmas, and even manage to talk about a comic or two!

Direct download: BOP_080106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43pm EST