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38 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 2: Mr Jim Steranko
Eli finally lets Rocko loose on one of his favorite subjects: Jim Steranko. Join our hosts as they chat and explore the work and impact on one of the most influential, oft imitated but never duplicated artists of all time. Download from iTunes, or one of the below.
30 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 1: Jack ‘King’ Kirby
Eli and Rocko have circled around the topic of King Kirby more than a few times on previous episodes. This time, they zero in directly on the man who more than any other has defined the superhero genre. What does his work mean to them? Find out in the debut episode of Season 2. We’re … Continue reading Episode 1: Jack ‘King’ Kirby →
76 minutes | 7 years ago
Free Comic Book Day Special Edition!
We’re back! Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, Rocko and Eli attempt to narrow down which books to jostle for from your local comicbook shop on May the 3rd. There is also a good deal of Star Wars talk in time for May the 4th, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier gets some high-fives. Download from iTunes, … Continue reading Free Comic Book Day Special Edition! →
40 minutes | 7 years ago
Episode 6: Comic Conventions
Comic Convention season is in full swing, and all around the world, fans of all media are packing them out. Is it good or bad for the culture of comics? Rocko and Eli have a thing or three to say about it, here on the final show of the first season. Download from iTunes, or … Continue reading Episode 6: Comic Conventions →
41 minutes | 7 years ago
Episode 5: Independent Comics
In the shadow of the “Big Two”, a garden grows, and that’s where some very resiliently powerful work resides. Rocko and Eli explore how the superhero genre came to dominate the form, and just what goes on in that legendary “Indie Comics Scene.” Download from iTunes, or one of the below.
45 minutes | 7 years ago
Episode 4: Marvel Comics
Although it’s become best known as a movie studio, Marvel Entertainment used to be known as Marvel Comics Group. Even though those panelled-paged pamphlets are now just the smallest runts of a litter of cash cows generating huge revenue, all intellectual property goes Back To The Comics. Rocko and Eli look back over the years … Continue reading Episode 4: Marvel Comics →
45 minutes | 7 years ago
Episode 3: DC Comics
Home of the best-known comic characters of the 20th century, things seem to have gone sideways at DC Comics in the 21st. Rocko and Eli reminisce, and then go in-depth on what’s happening at DC, and just what’s gone wrong for them under editor-in-chief, Dan Didio. Download from iTunes, or one of the below.
44 minutes | 7 years ago
Episode 2: Creators Over Characters
Comic books don’t just magically arrive fully formed every Wednesday down at your local shop. Rocko and Eli explain just how much the makers of the thing define the way the thing is made, as they make a case for Creators Over Characters. Download from iTunes, or one of the below.
43 minutes | 7 years ago
Episode 1: Back To The Comics
The movies are all fine and good, but what about the source material? It’s time to celebrate a unique art form based on its own merits and go Back To The Comics. Rocko and Eli are here to discuss just why and how much they matter. Download from iTunes, or one of the below.
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