Classic Comics Forum Podcast
Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us episode 3 - guest starring MDG

Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us episode 3 - guest starring MDG

January 17, 2021

Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us invites comic book fans to recount their own personal reading and collecting origin stories by discussing the ten individual comic books that affected their journey the most.

 

In this third episode, I'm joined by comic pro and previous podcast guest MDG to hear his Origin Story!

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #31: Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter part 2

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #31: Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter part 2

January 2, 2021

In this episode, I'm joined by Metarog for the second part of a two-part discussion about the weirdly influential 1970's DC series Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter. 

In this final installment, Metarog and I discuss issues #8-18, which cover some of the dumbest comics of the 70's, the continuing failures of Ben Turner, and why you should avoid kung-fu fights on ice skates. 

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And check out Metarog's YouTube channel!

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #30: Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter part 1

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #30: Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter part 1

December 2, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by Metarog for the first part of a two-part discussion about the weirdly influential 1970's DC series Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter. 

In this first installment, Metarog and I discuss issues #1-7, which cover Richard Dragon's origin, the many sad pitfalls of Ben Turner, and the potential problems you could face if you drop an A-bomb into an active volcano. 

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Check out Metarog's YouTube channel!

And you can check out The Crimebusters #1-3 on Kickstarter now!

Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us episode 2 - guest starring Roquefort Raider

Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us episode 2 - guest starring Roquefort Raider

November 20, 2020

Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us invites comic book fans to recount their own personal reading and collecting origin stories by discussing the ten individual comic books that affected their journey the most.

 

In this second episode, I'm joined by Conan expert and previous podcast guest Roquefort Raider to hear his Origin Story!

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #29: Avengers #211-230 - The Fall of Yellowjacket part 3

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #29: Avengers #211-230 - The Fall of Yellowjacket part 3

November 2, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by Icctrombone for the final part of a three part discussion of the classic — or infamous, depending on your point of view — Fall of Yellowjacket storyline from Avengers #211-230.

In the first installment, Icctrombone and I discussed the long history of Hank Pym, as well as the first three issues of the storyline, #211-213, including the infamous Trial of Yellowjacket issue, which still haunts the character and company to this day. And in the second installment, we continued discussing issue #213 before moving on to cover issues #214-220. 

In this final installment, we cover issues #221-230, as the creative teams change seemingly every issue until Roger Stern steps in to finish the arc with authority. 

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Classic Comics Forum Podcast #28: Avengers #211-230 - The Fall of Yellowjacket part 2

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #28: Avengers #211-230 - The Fall of Yellowjacket part 2

September 15, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by Icctrombone for the second part of a three part discussion of the classic — or infamous, depending on your point of view — Fall of Yellowjacket storyline from Avengers #211-230.

In the first installment, Icctrombone and I discussed the long history of Hank Pym, as well as the first three issues of the storyline, #211-213, including the infamous Trial of Yellowjacket issue, which still haunts the character and company to this day.

In this second installment, we continue discussing issue #213 before moving on to cover issues #214-220. 

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Classic Comics Forum Podcast #27: Avengers #211-230 - The Fall of Yellowjacket part 1

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #27: Avengers #211-230 - The Fall of Yellowjacket part 1

August 15, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by Icctrombone for the first part of a three part discussion of the classic — or infamous, depending on your point of view — Fall of Yellowjacket storyline from Avengers #211-230.

In this first installment, Icctrombone and I discuss the long history of Hank Pym, as well as the first three issues of the storyline, #211-213, including the infamous Trial of Yellowjacket issue, which still haunts the character and company to this day.

This episodes begins with an interview where we learn about Icctrombone's collecting tastes and history, and then the discussion of this storyline begins at the 13:24 mark. 

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Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us episode 1 - guest starring Shaxper

Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us episode 1 - guest starring Shaxper

August 1, 2020

Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us invites comic book fans to recount their own personal reading and collecting origin stories by discussing the ten individual comic books that affected their journey the most.

 

In this first episode, I'm joined by Classic Comics Forum founder Shaxper to hear his Origin Story!

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #26: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 6

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #26: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 6

July 15, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by The Confessor for the sixth part of our epic deep dive into the original classic Marvel Comics run of Star Wars, which ran for 107 issues plus annuals beginning in 1977. Along the way, we have also discussed exclusive supplemental stories published in Pizzazz, and in Marvel's UK Star Wars weekly comic.

In this sixth and final installment, Confessor and I discuss issues #95-107, featuring the slow car crash that was the end of the Jo Duffy run and the end of the Marvel Star Wars series, as interference from LucasFilm and one very misguided editorial decision regarding a fill-in issue led to an abrupt and bizarre end to the run.

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Classic Comics Forum Podcast #25: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 5

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #25: Star Wars by Marvel Comics part 5

June 15, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by The Confessor for the fifth part of our epic deep dive into the original classic Marvel Comics run of Star Wars, which ran for 107 issues plus annuals beginning in 1977. Along the way, we will also be discussing exclusive supplemental stories published in Pizzazz, and in Marvel's UK Star Wars weekly comic.

In this fifth episode, Confessor and I discuss Annual #3, The Return of the Jedi mini series #1-4, and issues #81-94 of the main series, featuring Jo Duffy's take on what happened after the end of the original trilogy — and how her bold ideas were messed up by strict editorial interference from LucasFilm.

Plus, Confessor delivers his impassioned defense of Ewoks! "When people say that they don't like the Ewoks or think they're rubbish, I just think, 'I'm not sure you've really understood Star Wars.'"

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