Monday, October 16, 2017

QBP #109 - Marvel Megazine #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #109

Marvel Megazine #1, Marvel Comics, cover-dated October 1994.

Feature story: "Betrayal," from Iron Man #115, by Bill Mantlo, John Romita Jr, & Dan Green.

Other stories discussed:
"Back to the Basics," from Fantastic Four #232, by John Byrne.
"Marked for Murder," from Daredevil #159, by Roger McKenzie, Frank Miller & Klaus Janson.
"Call of the Desert," from incredible Hulk #314, by John Byrne & Bob Wiacek.

Four full-sized stories appear in this reprint issue, the beginning of a new "#9" series for the podcast. How do these stories (from 1979 - 1985) hold up, 30 - 40 years later?
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Promo #1: No Agenda
Promo #2: The Collected Edition

Royalty-free music in this episode provided by Patrick Boberg, @PatBoBomb, who records as  "Responsibly Wild," whose music can be found at his YouTube page.

Next Episode: Eternals #9 , Marvel Comics, cover-dated March 1977.

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Source: World's Greatest Comics

Friday, October 6, 2017

CRJ #028 - September 2017

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #028

September  2017

So what comics did Professor Alan read during September? How many were Rebirth books? How many were sent by lovely and generous listeners? How many were kiddie books? And what Doomtastic new segment is debuted this episode?

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Promo #1: Welcome to Astro City
Promo #2: Beetlemania!

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Monday, September 25, 2017

QBP #108 - Marvel Team-up 144

Quarter-Bin Podcast #108

Marvel Team-Up 144, Marvel Comics, cover-dated August 1984.

"My Sword I Lay Down," by Cary Burkett, with art by Greg LaRocque and Mike Esposito.

Two super-heroes, four secret identities, and old friend combine in this dramatic story. What happens when an old friend of Peter Parker finds himself caught in a Chinatown gang war? Can ihs old buddy and special guest star Moon Knight save the day and ease tensions in the community? 

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Promo: Avengers Spotlight

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Source: Half Price Books

Friday, September 15, 2017

QBP #107 - Strange Adventures 243

Quarter-Bin Podcast #107

Strange Adventures 243, DC Comics, cover-dated August / September 1973.

"The Emotion-Master of Space," by Gardner Fox, with art by Carmen Infantino and Murphy Anderson.

and

"Emperor of the Earth," by Gardner Fox & Murphy Anderson.

What happens when Professor Alan reads a coverless comic from the bronze age? Does the Adam Strange story hold up? Does the backup sci-fi tale hold up? Does the comic book itself hold up? Listen to the episode and find out!

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Promo: Required Reading with Stella & that guy

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Monday, September 4, 2017

CRJ #027 - August 2017

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #027

August 2017

So what comics did Professor Alan read during August? How many were Rebirth books? How many were sent by lovely and generous listeners? How many were kiddie books? Did his last month of school break lead him to read TONS and TONS of books?

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Promo: Coffee & Comics

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

QBP #100, Part 6

Quarter-Bin Podcast #100, part 6

Finally - the party ends! This is the Part 6 of the 6-part summer-long Quarter-Bin 100 Party! It's another 2-hour long monstrosity episode, in which Professor Alan talks about 10 different comics, with some of his best podcasting friends in the whole wide world!

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The music in the episode was composed by Rachmaninoff, and performed by Idil Biret.

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Source: In The Ballpark.

Monday, August 14, 2017

QBP #100, Part 5

Quarter-Bin Podcast #100, part 5

The celebration continues! This is the Part 5 of the summer-long Quarter-Bin 100 Party! It's another 2-hour long monstrosity episode, in which Professor Alan talks about 18 different comics, with some of his best podcasting colleagues from around the world! This episode has DCs, Marvels & Independents, and The Irredeemable Shagg!

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Next Episode: Episode 100, part 6! Another 10 or so books, another 6 or so guests!

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Source: In The Ballpark.