Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Best Event Ever! Eclipso: The Darkness Within - L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #3 (1992)


Last year, a loose collection of brave bloggers & podcasters attempted the impossible and covered bits & pieces of the much-maligned 1993 DC Comics x-over event, Bloodlines!  This year, that same group, plus a few new friends, will shine a light on another DC event, Eclipso: The Darkness Within!

Hard to believe, but it's been 25 years since the heroes of the DC Universe faced the Darkness Within, and on this episode, I'll be having a look at one chapter of the event which ran through DC's summer line of 1992 Annuals - L.E.G.I.O.N. '92 Annual #3

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ITG's ABCs: Wonder Woman in World's Finest Comics #s 246-247 (Sept.-Nov. 1977)


Just in time for Wonder Woman's blockbuster turn on the silver screen, this episode of ITG's ABCs (which is short for Anthology & Back-up Comics Stories), looks back at a WW Battle Classic from the pages of World's Finest Comics #s 246-247!

Join me as I recap and comment on this story featuring the debut of a sinister villain fated to continually plague DC's wartime heroes & Diana's meeting with a familiar fellow female freedom fighter!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ITG's ABCs: Supergirl & Mon-El in Superman Family #189 (June 1978)


On this episode of ITG's ABCs (which is short for Anthology & Back-up Comics Stories), I'll be taking a look at a Supergirl short story from Superman Family #189!

Just in time for the Supergirl Season 2 finale, I'll be recapping this story, in which Kara gets into some legal trouble & receives some unlikely help in the form of Phantom Zone testimony from her once & future comrade in the Legion of Super-Heroes (and TV show co-star), Mon-El!

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(Thank you, Pat & Jarrod!)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Ms. Tree Theatre: Eclipse Magazine #s 4 - 6 (Jan. - July 1982)


This episode, I'll be finishing up the recap & commentary on 'Eye for an Eye,' the story arc running through Eclipse Magazine that introduced Max Allan Collins' & Terry Beatty's iconic private investigator, Ms. Michael Tree! 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

My Favorite Coluan: Adventures of Superman Annual #2 & L.E.G.I.O.N. '90 Annual #1 (1990)


My favorite Coluan is by far the Legion of Super-Heroes' Brainiac 5 - and I love reading stories about his adventures in the far future.  But if there's anything better than reading about 1 Brainiac, it's reading about 2!  Brainiac 5's infamous descendants, Vril Dox I, better known as one of Superman's greatest enemy, Brainiac & Vril Dox II were central to a 1990 x-over between the Man of Steel and the interstellar peacekeeping organization, L.E.G.I.O.N.

Please join me as I recap and comment on this story featuring two Doxes and lots of  'daddy issues' - as it's not only a great read, but also has some special significance to the super-future teens of the Legion of Super-Heroes!

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ms. Tree Theatre: Eclipse Magazine #s 1 - 3 (May-Nov. 1981)


I've been thinking hard, lately, about reviving this neglected feature - and now it's time to put thought into action!  In this new Ms. Tree Theatre, I'll be recapping & commenting on the 1st 3 installments of the Eclipse Magazine story arc that introduced Max Allan Collins' & Terry Beatty's iconic private investigator, Ms. Michael Tree! 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ITG's ABCs: Phantom Lady Action Comics Weekly #s 636-641 (Jan. - Mar. 1989)


On this episode of ITG's ABCs (which is short for Anthology & Back-up Comics Stories), I'll be taking a look at the 6-part Phantom Lady serial from Action Comics Weekly #s 636-641!

This series introduced a new legacy hero to the DCU, as recent college grad Dee Tyler attempts to fill the singular one-piece of Golden Age great, Sandra Knight!  I think Dee showed some potential, and writer Len Strazewski packed this series with ideas that I think could have supported an ongoing series, had the public demanded it.  Still, we're left with what I think is one of the more enjoyable Action Comics Weekly features, so please have a listen to my recap!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Where's the Trade? Angel & the Ape (1968)


On this episode of Where's the Trade?, I'll be taking a quick look back at DC's late 60s humor title, Angel & the Ape, and then the Christmas spirit hijacks the show, as I recap the A&A story from Limited Collectors' Editon C-34, Christmas with the Super-Heroes cover dated March 1975!

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Thanks for listening, and I wish you the absolute best 2017!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ITG's ABCs: Flash 80-Page Giant #2 (Apr. 1999)


On this episode of ITG's ABCs (which is short for Anthology & Back-up Comics Stories), I'll be taking a look at a little 10-page gem from the collection, The Flash 80-Page Giant #2, cover dated April 1999!

Worlds collide as the final fate of the (Wally West) Flash is seen through the perspective of the 30th century, home time of the Legion of Super-Heroes!  I'll be recapping this Tom Peyer/Steve Lightle short story, and also dive a little bit into my own 'Flash-story' talking about my history with the character.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Shanna Showcase 17: Marvel Fanfare #s 58-59 (Aug.-Oct. 1991)


This time out, I'll be finishing up coverage of a 4-part Shanna solo serial, from Marvel Fanfare #s 58-59!  In this adventure, writer Steve Gerber attempts to redefine the conflict between the jungle queen's civilized nature and her wild side. To me, this is Shanna's most fascinating aspect - was Gerber successful?  Find out and -

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