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As featured on Lego.com, Marvel.com, and Today Show, Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and guest co-hosts start off a Journalistic Comic Book Historical discussion between fans, historians and scholars in determining what happened and when in comics, from strips and pulps to the platinum age comic book, through golden, silver, bronze and then toward modern. Topical broadcasts are made and we also take important time in interviewing professionals to get to the source of comic book history. Support us ...
 
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Matthew B Lloyd; golden-age comic extraordinaire & host of the Classic Comics podcast show (on Comics In Motion) returns as this week’s guest, talking about old comics, Star Wars newspaper strips and more! This week is part 2 of their chat (which was already available to all Patreon supporters of GCC) where Mike & Matt continue to talk about the ma…
 
In an extra-long special episode of GCC, Mike speaks with Michael McCormick; a masterful puppeteer who has taught puppetry for film & TV at New Mexico State University, worked with Jim Henson on Dark Crystal & Labyrinth and even created the Star Wars character Salacious Crumb! In this conversation, they talk about how Michael first got into puppetr…
 
The pop punk band Royals return for part 2 of their discussion from last week! Mike speaks with singer/frontman Luke Smithson and bassist Tom Guildford about pop punk, their new EP A Spark To Ignite, music videos and more! This week is part 2 of the trio’s discussion and they discuss the video & song meaning behind Worldwide Catastrophe, their anti…
 
The pop punk band Royals are this episode’s focus where Mike speaks with singer/frontman Luke Smithson and Tom Guildford; bassist & one of their newest members about pop punk, their upcoming EP release on June 11th, music videos and more! For more detail, part 1 includes why Luke started Royals, how the band is different to other bands Tom & Luke h…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic archivist, author, critic and historian, Peter Sanderson who was a regular contributer to Julius Schwartz' Flash Grams in the 1960s, to Omniverse with Mark Gruenwald, DC Universe's Who's Who making Crisis on Infinite Earth's possible with Marv Wolfman. In the first of a two parter, he also discusses joini…
 
Gough; the creator of Beernuts Productions, joins Mike for his fifth appearance on the show to talk about his latest film; Book Club & behind the scenes stuff, along with his new podcast! For more detail, in his latest appearance, Gough talks about his 22nd film; Book Club, how he came up with the idea, some of his inspirations for it and some of t…
 
Matthew B Lloyd, host of the Classic Comics podcast show (on Comics In Motion) is this week’s guest, talking about old comics, starting his podcast and Star Wars! In more detail, this week is part 1 of their chat and they discuss how Matt first got into comics and how his love of history pushed him into the golden age of comics (between 1938-1956),…
 
Tom Everatt; actor, presenter and all-round great conversationalist returns this week to talk about acting, free will & determinism, isolation and more! This episode is part 2 of their chat and it focuses on Tom & Mike discussing free will & determinism, political discourse & idealism, ideaological tribalism, how isolation has affected our ability …
 
Tom Everatt; actor, presenter and all-round great conversationalist is the guest this week, to talk about acting, his life, morality, mutual friends and more! In more detail, Mike & Tom talk about how they both know Tonya Todd (who introduced them) and their time on her show (52 Love podcast), Neil Gaiman is then discussed along with norse mytholog…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic writer Don McGregor, in a second parter on his road to Black Panther, discussing how he moved from Warren Magazines to Marvel in the early 1970s, his first writing job with Gardner Fox, Amazing Adventures with Killraven with P. Craig Russell, his Black Panther run with Rich Buckler, Gil Kane, Billy Graham…
 
Scott Weatherly of the 20th Century Geek podcast and the Stories Out Of Time & Space podcast joins Mike again this week, this time to discuss one of his favourite Marvel comic book characters, who has recently had a live-action TV series starring Oscar Isaac announced; Moon Knight! In more detail, Scott explains Moon Knight’s first appearances, an …
 
Scott Weatherly of the 20th Century Geek podcast and the Stories Out Of Time & Space podcast joins Mike again this week, to continue their talk about one of the most influential fantasy/horror writers of the 20th Century; H.P. Lovecraft! This week, in part 2, Scott talks about Alan Moore’s Lovecraftian comic and surviving in Lovecraft’s world, Scot…
 
This week Mike is joined by returning guest Scott Weatherly of the 20th Century Geek podcast and the Stories Out Of Time & Space podcast, to talk about one of the most influential fantasy/horror writers who you may have never heard of; H.P. Lovecraft! Part 1 of Mike & Scott’s chat starts with Lovecraft’s life including his bigotry, relationships & …
 
Dominic Pace, aka Gekko The Bounty Hunter from chapters 1 & 3 of The Mandalorian is the special guest this week and Mike is also joined by Glyn Davies who connected them! In more detail, Dominic talks about his role in the Mandalorian, how it’s been touring and meeting members of the Star Wars community, how cool the new special effects LED screen …
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic writer Don McGregor, in the first of a multi-parter on his road to Black Panther, discussing his childhood, jobs out of high school, his first experience with social justice at a Hopalong Cassidy fan meeting, Phil Seuling Comic Convention, introducing himself to Jim Steranko in 1969, heckling Jim Warren i…
 
Happy April Fools Day! Today Genuine Chit-Chat is involved in the Podcast Switcheroo of 2021 – for this special day, podcasters “swap feeds” for a day meaning this episode is not by Mike at all! Instead, please welcome April & Christine of the Southern Discomfort podcast to talk about drinks, true crime and more! They discuss; Miracle on the Missis…
 
This week’s episode is a special one where Mike teams up with four powerful members of the league of Comics In Motion for a 2 hour long discussion on the 4 hour epic; Zack Snyder’s Justice League! In brief, the gang start with their thoughts on the original 2017 Justice League, before reviewing the Snyder Cut step by step, including the way it was …
 
Steve J Ray joins Mike this week for an unexpected discussion on Alan Moore, comic books, heroes & villains, positivity and so much more! In more detail, the guys start by discussing some of Alan Moore’s works including a spoiler-free conversation on MiracleMan, before they delve into some Superman stories, what makes good heroes & villains, Star W…
 
Rachael Madori returns as this week’s guest, she’s a wine sommelier, ex-porn star, suicide survivor, mental health spokeperson, alternative psychedelic medicine activist and so much more! For this week (part 2) Mike & Rachael’s conversation delves into Rachael’s sexuality, followed by a more in-depth look into her time in porn including how “porn s…
 
Rachael Madori is this week’s guest, she’s a wine sommelier, ex-porn star, suicide survivor, mental health spokeperson, alternative psychedelic medicine activist and so much more! For part 1 of their chat, Mike & Rachael talk about how Rachael recently broke her leg, before delving into her current career as a wine sommelier & restaurant service ma…
 
“Comics Detective” Ken Quattro talks in detail with Alex Grand and Jim Thompson about his terrific new book, “Invisible Men:The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books.” The lives of pre-Golden Age figures are examined such as Adolph Barreaux who contributed to the first DC and Harvey Comics, Matt Baker, Orrin Evans, George Evans, Hollingsworth, …
 
Professor Elemental & Steve J Ray join Mike this week for a brilliantly funny discussion on chap-hop, steampunk and more! In more detail, the Prof explains what chap-hop is, his musical roots and what it’s like performing across the world, the trio then discuss the Prof’s comic book & general indie comics, before delving into weird and brilliant co…
 
Jack of the Just Conversations podcast returns for part 2 of the deep dive into the concept of good & evil, consciousness, “the fountain of existence”, identity & more – continuing the very abstract discussion! So for this week’s part, the conversation on consciousness continues but please be advised on a trigger warning, as rape is mentioned as an…
 
This week, Mike speaks to Jack of the Just Conversations podcast for a deep dive into the concept of good & evil, identity & more – a very abstract discussion! Part 1 of their chat starts with the “passive apocalypse” and the polarising political system in America before delving into the main conversation topic; the concept of “good & evil”. Mike &…
 
Dan & Paul; the two “dummies” from the Superheroes For Dummies podcast return to talk with Mike about comic books, podcasting and superhero TV shows & movies! This week, in part 2 of their chat, the guys continue discussing their podcast and the community interaction that comes from it, they then discuss the “entry level” & reading lists for people…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, Ron Frenz in the third of a 3 parter discussing his run on the Mighty Thor with Tom DeFalco co-creating characters like Mongoose, Quicksand, Earthforce, Code Blue, the Celtic Gods, Stellaris, the New Warriors, starting up and ending Thunderstrike amidst the Marvel Bankruptcy, leaving Marvel to wor…
 
This week brings Dan & Paul; the two “dummies” from the Superheroes For Dummies podcast to talk about comic books, podcasting and superhero TV shows & movies! For more detail, in part 1 of this chat, Dan, Mike & Paul talk about how they first got into reading comic books as well as their favourite comics, how many modern comics aren’t what the trio…
 
This week brings the third appearance of Tonya Todd to GCC; she’s an author, actress and now a podcaster, to talk about her new show, Wonder Woman 1984 and more with Mike & Megan! For more detail, Tonya talks about her upcoming 52 Love book along with starting her new show; The 52 Love Podcast, then the trio delves into a large (spoiler-filled) dis…
 
This week brings Harry Hayes of IRONTOM to GCC, talking with Mike about band life, writing music and more! In more detail, Harry talks about how IRONTOM tackles genre and some of the meanings behind their lyrics, the themes of their latest album “Cult Following”, dealing with imposter syndrome, Harry’s favourite aspect of being in a band, “feeling”…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, Ron Frenz in the second of a 3 parter discussing his run on Spider-Man with Roger Stern and Tom DeFalco, working under editor Danny Fingeroth and then Jim Owsley, co-creating characters like Black Fox and Puma, the circumstances of leaving Spidey, and ending up with The Mighty Thor for 5 years co-…
 
Jump-starting 2021, Mike speaks with filmmaker and zombie/horror/movie enthusiast Russ Tribe about his upcoming zombie movie “Day 66” (that both Mike & Megan are actually zombie extras in)! In more detail, Russ starts by explaining why he decided to make a zombie film and how long it’s taken thus far, before delving into the many people involved in…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, Ron Frenz in a first of a 3 parter discussing his childhood in Pittsburgh,his favorite comics as a kid, meeting Marie Severin at a local convention, reading How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by John Buscema, giving art samples to Jim Shooter at a later convention, his work in animation working on …
 
This week is a Christmas special featuring Mike & Megan speaking with Moxie LaBouche, creator of the Your Brain On Facts podcast, writer of the Your Brain On Facts book and random trivia fact guru! In more detail, Mike, Megan & Moxie discuss the many differences between how the United States Of America and England celebrate their respective Christm…
 
This week Mike chats with Claudia Gray; writer of 4 canon Star Wars books (Lost Stars, Bloodline, Leia: Princess Of Alderaan and Master & Apprentice), the upcoming High Republic novel; Into The Dark and several non-Star Wars books series too! In more detail, Mike’s conversation with Claudia begins with Claudia’s writing process before going into he…
 
This week Mike chats with his friend Dave about how it’s been starting, producing and recording his latest musical venture; D H O P E! In more detail, Mike & Dave briefly say how they met, before delving into how Dave’s musical interest started & some of his previous projects, Dave then explains why he’s recently started releasing DHOPE music amids…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, Joe Staton in a second of a 2 parter discussing his DC Career with All Star Comics, The Justice Society of America, Earth 2 Superheroes, Green Lantern, Omega Men, collaborations with Paul Levitz & Marv Wolfman, conflict with Sol Harrison, his art director career with First Comics working with guys…
 
This week is part 2 of Mike’s chat with his two special guests; BZ The Voice and Steve J. Ray continuing the talk about Green Lantern, voice-acting and BZ’s upcoming GL fan-film “In The Brightest Day Off”! In more detail, this part of their chat starts with BZ speaking about how COVID/lockdown affected filming and his voice-acting business, before …
 
This week Mike has two special guests on the show; BZ The Voice and Steve J. Ray to talk about Green Lantern and BZ’s upcoming GL fan-film “In The Brightest Day Off”! For more info, part 1 of their chat starts with BZ detailing the reasonings behind making a fan film of the John Stewart Green Lantern, followed by some of what people can expect from…
 
This week Mike is again joined by Scott Weatherly of the 20th Century Geek podcast and the Stories Out Of Time & Space podcast, for a chat for the nerds among us – crossovers, special effects, sci-fi & much more is discussed! Part 2 of their chat starts with a discussion on crossovers, directors being allowed to be more adventurous with their proje…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, Joe Staton, from his early fanzine days in the 60s, to starting his professional comic's career with Jim Warren Magazines, Charlton with their bullseye fanzine and the CPL gang, co-creating E-Man with Nick Cuti, Space: 1999, Six Million Dollar Man, inking Sal Buscema on the Avengers and Herbe Trim…
 
This week Mike is joined by Scott Weatherly of the 20th Century Geek podcast and the Stories Out Of Time & Space podcast, for a chat for the nerds among us – crossovers, special effects, sci-fi & much more is discussed! For more detail, part 1 of Mike & Scott’s chat starts with a discussion on older sci-fi shows and their special effects compared t…
 
This week Mike is joined by Millie Manders of the alternative/cross-genre punk band Millie Manders And The Shutup for a talk on their latest album “Telling Truths, Breaking Ties”, songwriting, trumpets and more! For more detail, Millie talks about her music-orientated childhood, why trumpets are used in the band, that bands should create music they…
 
Alex Grand & Jim Thompson interview author & Comic Art Museum curator Kim Munson, the editor of the Comic Art in Museums anthology and the exhibition catalogs Dual Views: Labor Landmarks of San Francisco and On Reflection: the Art of Margaret Harrison, as well as many contributions to academic books, journals, magazines, and other publications. She…
 
This week Mike is joined by Gough of Beernuts Productions; the blind Australian filmmaker, for his fourth appearance on the show, to talk about his two newest releases, lockdown in Australia & more! For more detail, their chat starts with how the COVID lockdown affected Australia and when Gough got punched, then they discuss how his production comp…
 
This week Mike is again joined by Jarrod Speed; founder of both Limitless Float & Muscle Ape, as well as being a fitness expert and an armed-response police officer, for the second part of their chat! Part 2’s discussion continues the sports/exercise talk from part 1, before discussing Jarrod & Mike’s overweight youth and health, food & lifestyle i…
 
Alex Grand & Jim Thompson interview Lawyer and writer Brett Dakin, about his new book, a biography of his grand-uncle Lev Gleason of Lev Gleason Comic Publications discussing his formation of the first modern comic book with Charles Max Gaines, starting the Golden Age Daredevil and Crime Comics with Charles Biro and Bob Wood, his political battles …
 
This week Mike is joined by Jarrod Speed; founder of both Limitless Float & Muscle Ape, as well as being a fitness expert and an armed-response police officer! In part 1 of their chat, Jarrod & Mike discuss their first experiences in a float tank, Jarrod then explains how floating all works and what they do specifically at Limitless Float, the loca…
 
This week brings the second part of Janine Mercer’s return to GCC – Janine is the host of the ODDentity podcast, creator of Corvus Review, founder of PodMoth Media and friend of the show! Part 2 of their chat features “hung jesus”, the combination of religiousity and legends/monsters, as well as how the perception of religion in horror has changed,…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview David Anthony Kraft discussing his Defenders run, then dive into his character defining run on She-Hulk in her first series, his Music references like Blue Oyster Cult, his Beatles Marvel Super Specials, his Children Books with Marvel Special Projects under Sol Brodsky, why he left Marvel and DC Comics in 1983,…
 
This week brings the return of Janine Mercer; host of the ODDentity podcast, creator of Corvus Review, founder of PodMoth Media and friend of the show! In part 1 of their chat, Mike & Janine’s conversation starts with a small amount of COVID/lockdown talk, before discussing Janine’s hearing issues and the weirdness of 2020 before they talk about Fu…
 
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