Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Halloween, Dr. Thirteen! Star Spangled Comics #129 (June 1952)


Mid-October means it's time for another annual episode of Happy Halloween, Dr. Thirteen!  In this installment, I'll be recapping & commenting on one of the Surgeon of Skepticism's original adventures from the tail end of the golden age, 'The Human Orchids,' in issue #129 of Star Spangled Comics!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Air Fighters: Blackhawk #242 (Oct. 1968)


On this episode, I resurrect the Air Fighters feature to recap & comment on one of my favorite Blackhawk stories!  Issue #242 was as close as you can come to a reboot for the legendary team of aviator adventurers without actually rebooting.  Editor Dick Giordano, writers Bob Haney & Marv Wolfman and artist Pat Boyette blow-up the unsuccessful  'Junk Heap Heroes' era of the Blackhawks, dispose of the atrocious 'hero names' & appalling outfits and bring the Black Knights back to basics!

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Where's the Trade? Karl Kesel's Daredevil (1996-1997)


On this episode, I rhetorically as the question 'Where's the Trade?' of writer Karl Kesel's run on Daredevil from the mid-90s.  In my mind, this run was a 'back to basics' approach to a character who was at the time in desperate need of it.  In addition to speaking generally about the run, I'll be recapping & commenting on my favorite issue from this run, Daredevil #360 in which our hero takes on the menace of the Absorbing Man!

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Karl Kesel interview on manwithoutfear.com

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Shanna Showcase 18: Wolverine: Global Jeopardy (Dec. 1993)


An oddball story this time on Shanna Showcase - I'll be recapping & commenting on the Marvel/World Wildlife Fund co-production, Wolverine: Global Jeopardy!  Shanna shares panel space in this adventure with Wolverine (of course), Ka-Zar, Namor the Submariner & perhaps a surprise guest stomping through the proceedings!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

My Favorite Coluan: Showcase '96 #s 11-12 (Nov.-Dec. 1996)


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 3!  In this 2-part story from Showcase '96, Brainiac 5 encounters his most infamous descendants, Superman's great enemy, Brainiac & Vril Dox II, founder of the interstellar peacekeeping organization, L.E.G.I.O.N.

Please join me as I recap and comment on this most important chapter in the adventures of the Legion of Super-Heroes' resident super genius!

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July! DC Comics Presents: Tomahawk & Thomas Paine?! Tomahawk #70 (Oct. 1960)


On this episode of I'm the Gun, we're celebrating the United States' birthday by taking a look the middle story from Tomahawk #70 - 'The Midnight Ride of Tomahawk,' featuring the meeting of 2 titans from American History & folklore - DC Comics' frontier super-star Tomahawk & founding father and chief cheerleader of the Continental Army, Thomas Paine!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Best Event Ever! Eclipso: The Darkness Within #2 (Oct. 1992)


The Eclipso: The Darkness Within coverage continues with this look at the DC Comics' event finale!  Helping me shed some light on the Darkness Within is Chris Sheehan of the excellent blog, chrisisoninfiniteearths and co-host of the Cosmic Treadmill podcast!

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Podcast promo: Pop Culture Palace

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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Scroll down to see images from these issues, and please be sure to check out previous episodes of I'm the Gun on iTunes & Google Play!

This episode's promo: Comics for Courage
(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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Scroll down to see a few images from these issues below, and check out previous episodes of I'm the Gun on iTunes & Google Play!

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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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Podcast promo: Superman Fan Podcast

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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