Friday, February 16, 2018

SS #057 - Black Lightning at 40

Shortbox Showcase #57 - Justice ... Like Lightning

In this electrifying new episode, Emily and Professor Alan talk about TV's newest super hero super star, Black Lightning. They cover his earliest comic appearances from the 1970s, as well as the new TV show on the CW Network. Which version do they prefer, the classic or the new?

Listen to this episode ... and find out!

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Promo: Questions? We Don't Have Answers podcast
Link: Trevor von Eeden on Facebook

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Friday, February 9, 2018

QBP #114 - Blood Syndicate 1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #114

Blood Syndicate 1, Milestone / DC Comics, cover-dated April 1993.

"America Eats Her Young," by Dwayne McDuffie & Ivan Velez Jr, with art by Trevor von Eeden & Andrew Pepoy.

Professor Alan heads to the Paris Island section of Dakota, and comes face to face with a super-powered gang. Does he make it out of "most dangerous municipality in America" alive? Do all of the characters in this comic make it out of this issue alive? Listen to this "Milestone" episode and find out!

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Promo: The Longbox Crusade

Next Episode: Kobalt 14, Milestone / DC Comics, cover-dated July 1995.

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Source: In The Ballpark

Thursday, February 1, 2018

CRJ #032 - January 2018

Professor Alan's Comic Book Reading Journal #032

January 2018

So what comics did Professor Alan read during January? How many were Christmas presents? How many were 3-D comics? How many were from various cheap boxes around the Central Ohio area?

Listen to this exciting episode #32... and find out!

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Promo #1: Three Black Geeks
Promo #2: Straight Outta Gallifrey

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

QBP #113 - Dakota North 1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #113

Dakota North #1, Marvel Comics, cover-dated June 1986.

"Design for Dying," written by Martha Thomases, with art by Tony Salmons.

Who is the hot redhead on the motorcycle firing a gun on the cover? Will she be able to protect the fashion designer who has hired her? Will she be mistaken for a fashion model? And what does her father and annoying little brother have to do with all this?

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Promo: Trekker Talk

Next Episode: Blood Syndicate #1, Milestone / DC Comics, cover-dated April 1993.

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Source: World's Greatest Comics

Monday, January 15, 2018

QBP #112 - DC Retroactive JLA the '70s

Quarter-Bin Podcast #112

DC Retroactive JLA the '70s, DC Comics, cover-dated September 2011.

"Justice League Prime," written by Cary Bates, with art by Gordon Purcell, Jose Marzan Jr. & Adam Smith.
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"Where on Earth Am I?" written by Cary Bates & Elliot S! Maggin, with art by Dick Dillin & Frank McLaughlin.

What happens when comic book writers from our world visit worlds with superheroes? How does a 2011 version of a 1970s comic story relate to an actual comics form the 1970s? And what connection does Cary Bates have to Professor Alan?

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Promo #1: I'm The Gun
Promo #2: Task Force X

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Source: Unknown, signed by Mike W. Barr at Akron Comic Con, 2017.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Crossover Four Years in the Making!

You would think that Michael Carlyle and Professor Alan would cover the same coimcs more often. The fact that there have been so few overlaps between the Crapbox and the Quarter-Bin speaks to the sheer volume of comic books throughout the years that have been massively over-printed and tragically under-sold.

But when we overlap, it's an occasion to be celebrated!

Waaaayyyy back on Quarter-Bin 6, the Professor covered the first issue of the post-apocalyptic series "Hex." That episode can be found here. 

And today, Michael covers the very same book over on his blog. With lots and lots of pretty pictures. What did he think of the issue? Go over there and find out!



Monday, January 8, 2018

SS #056 - Our Year in Geek

Shortbox Showcase #56 - 2017: Our Years in Geek

Professor Alan & Em list their favorite geek moments (events? accomplishments?) of 2017, and talk a little bit about 2018 plans, as well. What geeky things did they do in public this year? What was Alan's geekiest day of the year? What family of podcasters can Em not stop talking about?

Join us in the shortbox ... and find out!

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Promo: DC: OCD

Link: The McElroy Empire of Podcasts
Link: Akron Comic Con
Link: Our Luther 500 episode of Dorkness to Light


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