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Best Comic Book Historians podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Comic Book Historians podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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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. All genre's are open game here including Westerns, Comedy, Crime, Superheroes, Westerns, Horror, and Newspaper Strips. Causality and placement in the psychosocial spectrum is routinely discussed. We ...
 
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"Crazy Sexy Geeks" is a bi-weekly podcast that explores where fiction meets life. In each episode, host Alan Sizzler Kistler (@SizzlerKistler), comic book historian and author of the NYT Best Seller "Doctor Who: A History," chats with different geeks, professionals and experts about the power of myth, science fiction, fantasy and comic books, discussing what they mean to us symbolically and how they reflect the world we live in. Because knowledge is sexy.
 
Comic Nerds and Newbies Assemble!Deep in the Four Color Fortress, The Four Color Comrades meet bi-weekly to chat all about comics for your listening pleasure!Alan loves Hal Jordan, Manga, and the technical side of comics.Chewie is a comic newbie with a love of horror and the dark side.Ian wants super powers, is way into Batman, and is easy to please.Ryan is our indie guru, comics historian, and geek father of two.With our powers combined, we are...Four Color Commentary: The continuing saga o ...
 
If you love and cherish old English nursery rhymes and have fond memories of your early childhood years, Our Old Nursery Rhymes by Alfred Moffat published in 1911 is indeed the little book for you! Or as a parent, if you'd like your own children to share the magic, this book provides them all. One of the most appealing aspects of this charming book is that the rhymes are all set to music and if you're musically inclined, you can certainly keep yourself and your children entertained by playin ...
 
Radio, TV and movie buffs talk about the Golden Age of Commercial Communication, including segments on old-time technology, radio/TV personalities, pre-Internet and Cable news, American pop history, collectibles and collecting, and much more. Each episode presents American Pop Culture, family trends, products, notables and celebrities that, to this day, signifies they the rite of passage for those born between 1946 and 1964. Our hosts, guests hosts and historians weave a rich tapestry from a ...
 
How have writers, illustrators, film makers, and musicians shaped the American experience? In this podcast series historian Dr. Darren R. Reid explores American history through the lens of the artist. From classic comics books to music and film, this podcast examines how art and artistry has reflected and informed the American experience.Featured iTunes podcast (January and February 2014), #1 episodes in Education and Higher Education. Current series, "Comic Book Studies" explores the histor ...
 
The Fantastic Four is the cornerstone of the Marvel Universe and essentially re-invented comics and set the foundation for the ba-zillion dollar industry enjoying success in print, television and cinema. DC and Marvel comics artist Jon Bogdamove (X-Men vs Fantastic Four, Power Pack, Superman, The Man of Steel) and fanboy/historian/comedian Tim Powers (Fantdom Planet, Geekscape, Schmoes Know, Comics on Comics) examine each issue, page by page, sometimes panel by panel and deconstruct this ver ...
 
Edgar Wilson “Bill” Nye (1850 – 1896) was a distinguished American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist. Jim “jimmowatt” Mowatt is a distinguished LibriVox volunteer, widely known for his continued devotion both to regularly producing the LibriVox Community Podcast and to regularly creating more and more history audiobooks for the public domain, renowned for his humor and his historically kind demeanor, lately recognized as holding a diploma as well as a mic. In light of t ...
 
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Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Paul Levitz (currently writing his Visitor run for Valiant). Paul is former President and Publisher of DC Comics, who started in the Fanzines in 1971, assistant to Joe Orlando, working under Carmine Infantino then Jenette Kahn as Publisher, and Freelance writer, to full time Editor and writer in 1976, worki ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Alfred Moffat
 
A very special podcast, Alex Grand and lawyer/panel originator Jim Thompson, team up with attorney Daniel Barer, and entertainment law professor Marc Greenberg at San Diego Comic Con 2019 Comics Art Conference to discuss how Cease and Desist changes the narrative of stories in the comics world using examples from the late 1970s to early 1980s, ...…
 
On November 2, 1989, the world-renowned Los Angeles Herald Examiner newspaper published its last edition. Known throughout Southern California (and beyond), The Herald was known for award-winning editing, stories, and photos, along with a stable of world-class reporters and photographers. Many media experts feel that the close of the Herald Exa ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Lauren Veneziani, also known by her social media handle, dcfilmgirl, knowledgable Film Critic based in Washington DC seen every Saturday on NBC Baltimore. We discuss the Comic Age of Movies dissecting the Richard Donner, Bryan Singer and Zack Snyder's Superman films, Tim Burton's and Chris Nolan's Batman, B ...…
 
We got the gang back together to talk about a book that has haunted us for years. Check out You Should Read This! at youshouldreadthis.club to hear Alan and Ryan's new show!By Stuff & Things Podcast Network
 
What would Halloween be without a ghost story, and a tale or two of the macabre? Just for the occasion, we've swept off the spider webs and crawly things from our 2016 award-winning "Creepy Things and Scary Monsters" show. Tune in as author/historian, and Galaxy Good GuyMike Bryant shares some haunting folklore, and recalls his visit to the not ...…
 
All Aboard! It's train time on this episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site! We are joined by train aficionado Mike Curran, who shares his extensive knowledge of both real and model trains. Mike recalls his days growing up when his dad worked on the Santa Fe Railroad, sharing details of earlier trains and how they operated, and what it was like t ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Mark Chiarello, former painter, art director and editor in the comics business. As a painter, he has worked on such projects as the Batman story Batman/Houdini: The Devil's Workshop and Clive Barker's Hellraiser. As an editor for DC Comics, he co-created the Batman: Black & White mini-series (for which he r ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Mark Chiarello, illustrator, former art director and editor in the comics business. As a painter, he has worked on such projects as the Batman story Batman/Houdini: The Devil's Workshop and Clive Barker's Hellraiser. As an editor for DC Comics, he co-created the Batman: Black & White mini-series (for which ...…
 
CBH goes to San Diego Comic Con 2019 and interviews a variety of guests in a spontaneous artist alley free for all. Here, Alex Grand interviews Anthony Tollin, Whilce Portacio, Jimmie Robinson, Benton Jew, and Jim Cheung. Anthony Tollin was a prolific comic colorist influenced by comics from the Golden and Silver Age, who started working at DC ...…
 
Tim Powers & Jon Bogdanove are back with the 7th issue of the original run of Fantastic Four. Kurrgo the ruler of Planet X is seeking to find a way to save his world from a runaway asteroid that is poised to strike the planet causing an extinction level event. Monitoring the Fantastic Four on Earth, Kurrgo believes that only they can help save ...…
 
The Galaxy Guys are joined today by author/historian Larry Stone. With years of expertise in the field of military collectibles, Larry shares his knowledge of various wars and conflicts in American and world history that have produced collectible items over the centuries. He talks about how he first became interested in militaria many years ago ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Josef Rubinstein, famous comic book inker that has inked over more characters and more pencilers than anyone else in comic book history. Josef discusses his inks on the Wolverine Limited Series on Frank Miller's layouts, his inks on Justice League, his favorite Inker on both Jack Kirby and Carmine Infantino ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Josef Rubinstein, famous comic book inker that has inked over more characters and more pencilers than anyone else in comic book history. Josef takes us into his early life in Germany, immigrating to the USA , being hired at Continuity Comics under Neal Adams and Dick Giordano, working with comic book greats ...…
 
It's back to school time, as we look back on Sears and Roebuck on this episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site. We are joined once again by Galaxy Good Guy, Tom Dulaney. Sears is a part of Americana; it was the Amazon of its day. It supplied everything a family could need. Whether you lived on a rural farm, or lived in a big city, Sears could be ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Danny Fingeroth, former editor and writer of Marvel Comics for close to two decades in a third parter. Danny takes us into his Darkhawk series and his final days at Marvel as Tom DeFalco was removed as editor in chief, and other changes that took place that caused him to leave the company, his time with Byr ...…
 
To celebrate the launch of my new documentary on Amazon Prime, this new series explores the stories, history, and culture of the Kaingang tribe, providing a unique insight into the history of this people.By Dr. Darren R. Reid
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Danny Fingeroth, former editor and writer of Marvel Comics for close to two decades in a second parter. Danny takes us into his initial days as editor of the Spider-Man line of comics in 1983, writing Dazzler, editing writing other titles like Marvel Saga with Pete Sanderson, Star Wars, his hiatus as staff ...…
 
On this week's show we look back at American International Pictures, an innovative motion picture studio established in 1954. Although the name may not be familiar, many of AIP films are still watched and enjoyed by Baby Boomers. Such films as "Panic in the Year Zero", "Hot Rod Girl", "I was a Teenage Werewolf", "The Raven", "The House of Usher ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Danny Fingeroth, former editor and writer of Marvel Comics for close to two decades, Danny takes us into his early life, being hired in comics under Larry Lieber, then working with various editors, Archie Goodwin, Louise Simonson, Jim Shooter, Tom DeFalco, and Sol Brodsky working on Captain Britain for Marv ...…
 
It's almost summertime, and hot rod shows and vintage car cruise nights are again popping up all over the country. This week we talk about the history of AMC automobiles, and are joined by Galaxy Good Guy Tom Dulaney, an AMC historian and collector. American Motors formed in 1954 with the merger of the Nash and Hudson automobile companies. In s ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview the Prince of Comics, Howard Chaykin part 2 discussing his work on American Flagg, the Shadow, Time Square, Blackhawk, Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Black Kiss, Cyberella with Don Cameron, his Television career including the 1990s Flash TV show, Legend with Russ Heath, Hawkgirl with Walt Simsonson, his Marvel c ...…
 
Lets go for a bus ride! On this episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, we recall our very first bus rides when we were little kids. Going with our dad or mom or perhaps a grandparent was a fun event that provided new sights and sounds as we traveled to our wherever it might be we were headed. Shopping, trips to downtown, or the library, or perh ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Howard Chaykin, discussing his life from when he was born in 1950 through his childhood comic book reading of 1960s Marvel, his training under Gil Kane, Wally Wood and Neal Adams in the late 1960s through the 1970s, his early Marvel, DC, Atlas Seaboard Comics, Byron Press Graphic Novels, Heavy Metal and on ...…
 
Will you be our Valentine? On this episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, we look back to those Valentine's Days of our childhood. In particular we recall the activities in school, where the afternoon of Valentine's Day was a festive occasion in class. All the students would exchange cards and everyone had a paper bag taped to their desk to rec ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview the illustrious Trina Robbins in our sequel to episode 34, where we dovetail into 1985 and the beginning of her comic history career examining her evolving Women and Comics book that explores various women in comic history, A Century of Women Cartoonists, The Great Women Superheroes, Nell Brinkley, Women Wh ...…
 
Welcome to Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site! On this episode we look back to the days of driver's training, learning to drive whether at school or at home. For most kids learning to drive happened at school, where the Driver's Education teacher would take a group of kids out in the training car and help us to learn to drive safely, obey speed limits ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Tim Sale, discussing his life and career in a second of a 2 parter which covers his work from his Marvel Color series and his involvement in the Heroes TV show in 2005, Superman Confidential with Darwyn Cooke, the Captain America White series which changed the way he and Jeph Loeb worked together, his run i ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Tim Sale, discussing his life from when he was born in 1956, through his childhood comic book reading of 1960s Marvel, his training under John Buscema in the late 1970s, his 1980 inks of Mythadventures, his working relationship with Jeph Loeb on 1990s Marvel and DC like Batman Long Halloween and Superman fo ...…
 
Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and guest co-host Peter Coogan discuss various Comic History archival works in a Second Look podcast. Alex discusses Howard Chaykin's Hey Kids! Comics!, Jim talks about How to Read Donald Duck and the comics presence in South America, and Pete Coogan discusses his book on Superheroes as a Genre. Music - Standard License ...…
 
On this episode we talk about collecting things, whether it was postage stamps, coins, baseball cards, or any other number of items, most all of us have memories of having a favorite collection of things that interested us. We look back to collecting things as kids, and how collecting has changed over the years. What was once very collectible m ...…
 
Alex Grand and guest co-host Larry King discuss the attempts at adult story telling in the comic industry in the year 1978. The urge for the industry to start to shift toward graphic novels and serious filmmaking is discussed with A Contract with God, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee's Silver Surfer, Don McGregor and Gulacy's Sabre, the Richard Donner S ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson discuss the upstart comics line, Atlas Seaboard that ran from 1974-1975, the motivations behind the scenes with Martin and his son, Chip Goodman, as well as the various comics creators that did some early work there like Walt Simonson and Larry Hama as well as big names of the time like Steve Ditko, Wally Wood and Al ...…
 
This episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, recorded on Veteran's Day 2018, looks back to the end of the First World War, November 11, 1918. The Galaxy Guys look back across a century of remembrance. How in earlier years most of the people alive had lived through those years of the First World War. As time has passed by and the years have moved ...…
 
Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and guest co-host Larry King discuss books that remark on Comic History and give those books and those segments of comic history a second look, discussing science fiction pulp history written in Astounding by Alec Nevala Lee in 2018, commentary on The Great Comic Heroes by Jules Feiffer in 1965, and the representation o ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview the illustrious Trina Robbins, underground women's comic pioneer, comic book historian, and defender of social justice as we discuss her life and times from her childhood in the 1940s, Sci-Fi Fandom in the 1950s, her underground comics work in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as her mainstream comics work in th ...…
 
Three fun topics for you on this one-hour episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site. First, we remember the 1968 TV season. In that turbulent year, some of our favorite television programs mirrored the real-life struggles and strife going on in our country. We look at the edgier shows and contrast them to the more traditional shows airing then. Man ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Robert Beerbohm, who continues off his and Alex's Dark Comics Mystery panel at the 2018 Dallas Fantasy Fair (found at the CBH Youtube Channel Panel series playlist), discussing his Comic Book Store life and times from 1975 to 1992, with some discussion of his involvement in the Overstreet price guide and hi ...…
 
Jon Bogdanove and Tim Powers are back again to discuss the SIXTH issue of Fantastic Four, when Dr. Doom teams up with the Sub Mariner to try and defeat the Mighty Foursome. Life seems to finally be taking on a semblance of normalcy for the Fantastic Four, although Sue and Johnny fight over her not-so-secret crush on Namor. Meanwhile, Dr. Doom s ...…
 
A show of firsts...On this episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site on the Galaxy Nostalgia Network, we look back on the firsts that occurred in our young lives. From sleeping in our own room, to dancing with a member of the opposite sex, to being charged with running a "grown up" errand, to trying that first cigarette, to flying on an airplane, a ...…
 
Alex Grand interviews Steranko in a sequel to the Steranko Experience, discussing his life from when he finished out his term at Marvel Comics with Stan Lee 1970, creating the fanzine, FOOM, writing his 2 Volume History of Comics, starting his SuperGraphics publication company, his magazine series from Comixscene to Mediascene to Prevue, his 19 ...…
 
Merry Christmas, everybody. Here's the Radio Dramatization of FF#5 to go along with the commentary Jon and Tim did on the issue in the previous episode. Dig it.By Tim Powers
 
Award winning comic book artist Jon Bogdanove and his pal ciomedian Tim Powers break down Fantastic Four #5 and pay tribute to the late, great Stan Lee, who had just passed shortly before recording this episode. The Fantastic Four come face to face with Doctor Doom for the first time, the evil genius who would become the group's greatest foe as ...…
 
Alex Grand interviews Jim Steranko, discussing his life from when he was born in 1938, through his childhood comic book and strip fascinations, his teenage Magician and Rock and Roll years with Billy Haley, where he created the first Go Go dancer, his Advertising career in his early 20s, his 1965 stint with Harvey (with Joe Simon) and Tower Com ...…
 
Join us from the Dallas Fantasy Fair, November 25, 2018 as Alex Grand interviews the famous inker, Mike Royer. Mike discusses his career starting out assisting Russ Manning on various projects like Tarzan in the early 1960s, Magnus Robot Fighter, then working in Animation making over 1/3rd of the work that went into the first 1966 Amazing Spide ...…
 
On this episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, we remember Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music. From the 1950's to more recent times, Lawrence Welk was a fixture on our TV sets every Saturday night. From the early years as a local Los Angeles program, to his network program on ABC, to first-run syndication where he continued to entertain his ...…
 
Alex Grand, Somber Bill Field and guest co-host, Peter Coogan, PhD discuss 1950, the changing tide as American's get more domestic, and other non superhero genre's became much more in demand like Westerns, Romance, Humor, etc. The birth of the DC Comics editorial fiefdoms, Martin Goodman chasing genre comics, and the rest of the industry (mostl ...…
 
Alex Grand , Bill Field and special guest host, Comic Book Ph.D, Peter Coogan discuss 1984 as the year of Marvel and DC shifting toward corporate multimedia cross pollination with Secret Wars and Super Powers. Zot! by Scott McCloud and TMNT by Eastman and Laird and the larger independent 80s comic books markets as a trend toward recognition of ...…
 
It's silly song Sunday here on Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site! Join us as we look back on some of those silly songs from way back when. Novelty songs that in many cases were hits. Such songs as "Monster Mash", "Beep Beep", "Camp Granada", and "Purple People Eater" along with many more, are recalled as being catchy tunes that made us laugh at the sa ...…
 
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